Sunday, June 29, 2008

Blue Ant Supertooth 3

My son Jake came up to Scott and Jenna's for the weekend. We joined them on Sat. and had a great time together. Bill, Scott and Jake got some mudding done in their basement and then Bill and Scott installed a new kitchen sink and faucet. While there, Jake was showing us his new technology toy. He purchased a Blue Ant Supertooth 3. It is awesome! As he approaches his vehicle, the Blue Ant detects his cell phone and begins to work. He can then accept and make calls from his car. We then felt that we needed this neat piece of equipment. I talk in the car on my cell phone quite a bit and now won't have to use my hands to do so.

Laptop Memory

My husband and I find ourselves playing and working on our computers quite often. We have a desk top and a laptop computer. I have noticed when I sit down to work on the laptop it is quite a bit slower then the desk top computer. I'm thinking that maybe we are going to need some more laptop memory. That may help speed it up. We'll have to see.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Getting Late

It is only about 9:30pm but it seems late to me. We usually have a lot to do after work and I get tired about this time. Bill teases me because I fall asleep on the couch almost every night. He would rather just go to bed but if I do that, then it seems like morning comes sooner. I know that sounds funny but that is the way I feel.

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It has been pretty warm out lately and we usually keep our air conditioning on. I don't like being too hot and although some in the neighborhood still have their windows open, I prefer the AC. I know we spend a bit more but to me it is well worth it. I like comfort.


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Fun On The Course

Yesterday Bill golfed with some friends. They all met at a course about twenty miles from home. It sounded like they played in teams of two the first round then had two large teams of six guys for the second round. They had a great time. But then, Bill always has a great time when he goes golfing. There were prizes for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin. Bill won the closest to the pin on a par three hole. I am not sure what that really means but he explained to me last night.


Zoe got a haircut yesterday and looks great. Every six weeks or so she gets groomed. She comes home with bows in her hair. They don't always stay in but they look nice for awhile. Zoe enjoys going to the office where she gets her haircut. I know that she has to be in a kennel for a time while she is there but she doesn't seem to mind. We have never had to leave her in a kennel overnight because we take her with us when we travel. There have been times when she has stayed with Jenna or Jake. She loves that too.

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As I am writing this our dog Zoe is whining to go for a walk. Bill can take her around the block in a little while. I think Zoe actually knows her way around our block because she has been taking the same route for several years. Bill generally puts a leash on her but sometimes she is trusted to walk by him. It doesn't always work out too well without the leash.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Do you have casinos in your home area? If so, do you think that they are a good thing to have? We have one less than thirty miles from our home and we rarely go there. We are not what you might call gamblers. They have pretty good food and we have eaten there several times. There is a non profit group involved with the casino that gives out lots of money and there are some positives but as we know, there are some negatives as well.

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New Cell Phone

Bill got a new cell phone last week. His old one was actually a work phone but he paid a portion of the bill. It was a very basic phone without a camera and some other extras. With this one he can add ring tones and can text too. He was quite limited on his minutes with his work phone and he will have plenty on this new one. He is excited about the new phone. I am attaching a picture of it that I found on the Verizon website.


The other day Bill and some of his office workers had to be gone for the day and on the way home one of them found a tick in the car. I am glad I wasn't there because I don't like ticks! I was surprised they only found one of them. Yuk. I have seen plenty of them over the years but could do without seeing more.

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Canker Sore

Do any of you out there get canker sores? I sure do. I can have as many as 6 or 7 at a time. They can be very painful and last for up to two weeks. They say that the cause may be due to stress or acidic foods. I'm not really sure, but I would like to find the reason for mine. People try all kinds of remedies. You can apply a paste of baking soda, use orajel,anbesol or other topicals. They do help sooth the discomfort. I guess I just try what ever might help.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Busy! Busy! It has been one of those days. I seem to go from one thing to the next. I have done some posting, washing, cleaning, bills, the checkbook, watering plants, taking care of Zoe and more. I still have a couple more things left on my list-to-dos, so I better get at them. Will have to get supper going before I know it.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2008


A friend of Bill's is planning on building a new deck. He intends to take the deck boards off the existing deck and use some of the same framework as he builds the new one. When we built ours we used treated lumber and saved several hundred dollars. As I look back on the process I wonder if it would have been worth spending more and putting on the boards that we would never have had to stain again. Maybe the next time we build a deck we will consider that.

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Filling Up

It seems like we have been filling up our gas tanks more often lately. We tend to fill up the gas tank when we get to about 3/4 full. It just seems easier to keep a full tank. Since we don't know the cost of gas from one day to the next I think it is smart to keep a full tank. It isn't much fun to see how much gas is costing these days but hopefully things will get better soon.

Monday, June 16, 2008

In A Daze

Have you ever had times when everything seems to be in a daze? I sure have, sometimes even while driving. You know what I am talking about don't you? Those times when all of a sudden you gain some focus realize that you too have been in a daze. I think that part of it has to do with getting too little sleep. Right now it is about 9:30pm and I am ready for a good nights sleep. Sounds good to me.

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It is much cooler outside tonight than it has been lately. The weather service said it will be near 60 degrees this evening. We had a nice breeze today and plenty of sunshine. Our hope is that this warm weather, without rain, will help in the flooded areas of our state as well as those around the country.


We have a camera that takes video. I think most newer cameras have the option to take video. It is very handy to have as we have seen recently. At times while taking pictures we often switch the camera to video mode and are able to get some great footage. Technology has really changed in the past several years and I would presume more changes will be coming to make picture and video taking even more enjoyable.

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Little Birds

This morning I was enjoying time watching a couple little birds on our deck furniture. Their momma was feeding them as they chirped. When our dog Zoe went out, the young birds flew about twenty yards out in the back yard. One thing that they did leave behind was what had been in their behind, if you know what I mean.

Political Voice

I feel that it is important to keep up with happenings in our country and while we all have the right to a political voice I believe people need to be more respectful when talking about our president. I think that being president would be a very hard and never ending job. You can't please all of the people all of the time, that is for sure. If people actually think they could do a better job as president, they should feel free to criticize. If they are just complaining and not willing to step up and make a difference, then they should keep their political voice on a more quiet level.

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The times have sure changed. The days of having to go to a book and look up information, has gone by the wayside. Today many Physicians are carrying PDA (personal digital assistant) or smartphones. They are now able to readily access a drug guide for iphone that will allow them to make decisions on prescriptions, drug dosing, side effects, health plan coverage and more. With companies like Epocrates they can carry this information in a pocket-size device at all times. It becomes part of their daily attire. The advancements in technology have allowed over 500,000 health care professionals to immediately find the information they need. Isn't technology wonderful?!
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We recently bought some things that should really update our home. New bedroom wall lights to replace the +30 year old originals made a huge difference. Bill installed them tonight along with a new kitchen faucet. Our old faucet was only about nine years old and worked fine but the new one is very modern looking. It is a Moen, like our old one, in brushed nickel. Very nice!! We are having a new bathroom vanity built by a local cabinet maker. He does wonderful work and has built for us before. We have a new granite vanity top ready to install too, when the cabinet is finished. We are enjoying the updating process.

Anti Virus

Friday, June 13, 2008


Recently we bought a Sirius radio and can have it either in a vehicle or the house. Right now we have it in the house and hooked up to the surround sound system. Since we have had this little device I am sure that well over 95% of the time it has been set on Christian radio stations. It is nice to have at home or on the go. I think if the antenna were outside it would come in more clearly. There are times when it cuts out a bit but overall it has been great.

What do you feel strongly about?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Sat. we went to a wedding reception. The wedding had already taken place in another state and the reception was to be held here in our town. I'm glad it stayed nice for the event, but it did turn nasty by late afternoon. At least the reception was inside. It was a good time,.

Gas Prices

Monday, June 9, 2008


We know many people that love to camp. I am glad they enjoy it but it just isn't something I like to do. We have camped before but I would prefer the comforts of home or a nice motel. I stress the word nice because there are some motels that are definitely not anything close to nice. We try to chose the ones we are familiar with. There are some non-chain motels that are very nice and some motels that you would expect great things from that are terrible. Enjoy your camping experience.


Home Improvements

We spent the day at our daughter's and son-in-laws yesterday. They are doing some home improvements in their basement. Bill can be very handy and was helping Scott our son-in-law, in working on the project. They seemed to have made great strides in moving forward. At this rate the basement could be complete in the next couple of weeks. It's always exciting to watch and see it all come together. We're happy for the kids.

Hot Tub Accessories

I enjoy a tropical get-a-way now and again. It is enjoyable and relaxing. I was pondering on the idea of a hot tub that might be the perfect way to escape from reality for a short time. Relaxing and dreaming about those quiet moments is so necessary. I have found that there are some exceptional hot tub accessories and that no longer does a hot tub cover have to be a big gray/brown ugly panel. It can now be replaced at a reasonable cost by an incredible tropical scene of your choosing. They come in both wide view and Panoramic. Not only that, but it is a product that can be quickly and easily installed with out any special tools. The easy, trim-to-fit makes it an pleasant experience. This product also seems to be highly durable, waterproof and chemical resistant. I have been working to improve our yard and think that a hot tub could be a great addition to the landscaping I have done. Just steps away I could find that tropical get-a-way I am often wanting. I will definitely have to look into this.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cookie Time

Two nights ago I was really hoping to have Bill make his chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. It didn't get done but last night he made them. They were so good. Actually I ate the cookie dough and didn't even have a cookie. I was glad Bill made them. We have some left and we may freeze some too.

Balance Transfer Credit Card

I remember when it was very difficult to get and earn credit. We couldn't hardly get accepted for a credit card when we were first out of college. Now a days you receive several applications in the mail weekly. It's difficult sometimes to know which ones are the best for your own personal financial situation. They have the balance transfer credit card that can be helpful for some, especially if they are offering lower or no interest for a time. It's nice to be able to compare different companies.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mow Or Not To Mow

To mow or not to mow, that is definitely the question of the day. Our grass is very long and it is supposed to rain later today. I think Bill is going to go to work late so he can mow. The grass is bit wet right now but soon he should be able to get out and get it done.

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