Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Random Blabber

Well it has been a week since my last post so thought I better get on the ball again. My leg is almost back to normal. i have my MRI tomorrow afternoon and that will determine the overall outcome. I think i will be able to go back to full duty in 1 to 2 weeks. Remember me mentioning the a/c outage. well a wire rubbed against the freon line and rubbed a hole in it. the repair was cheap and labor was reasonable but the price of freon has tripled due to the great organization EPA. We are the only country in the world that has a limit on our freon usage. It has been 99 million pounds which is more than enough, so the EPA lowered it to 50 million pounds and walla, the price of freon tripled. So my final cost for that little problem was 525.00, most being the cost of freon as I lost all of mine. It was worth it though to get the a/c back.
On another note, Debbie and I are heading to Tallahassee Friday after work to celebrate  our grand daughter McKenzie's 4th birthday. She is going to have a good birthday. shhh but don't tell her. It's a secret. I am looking forward to getting away for a couple days. Well this is enough rambling for now. Hope you all have a great day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Well, got home today to find my a/c has gone out. 85 miserable degrees in the house. Bum leg and I have to get out with the wet/dry vac and try to clean out the drain tube. Cleaned the filter but still nothing. Seems like the compressor is kicking in so I hope it is just the start capacitor. that would be relatively cheap. I hope it is not the compressor itself. yikes. Our A/C man will be here after 1 pm tomorrow. I hope the news isn't devastating. It is all I can do to stay awake in this heat. I just want to sleep through it all until the a/c man arrives, but I have to do some running around in the morning. At least I can look forward to the ac in the truck. lol I feel for my dogs though. I just hope we all survive this ordeal. Talk again tomorrow.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Here is the latest. I went to the worker's comp doctor today and they are scheduling an MRI. I should have an appointment  within the next couple days. This doctor thinks what the ER Doctor saw in the X-Rays was from a condition I have had all my life (Osgood Slaughters Disease) a slivering of the bone. I have been allowed to work limited duty with at least 90% sitting. So my company is putting me to work in the Office starting tomorrow. This is great as I will not be without income for 4 or 5 weeks like I originally thought. My estimated return to full duty is 7/30 depending on the results of the MRI. So things are getting better and what a difference 24 hours makes. I woke up this morning and my leg felt 100% better. I don't know if it really was or if it was partly a result of good pain killers. Anyway, things are looking up. I have a follow-up appointment with the worker's comp doctor on Wednesday. I guess it is all part of the game. Until later.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Well here is the update I promised. I got off at 9:30 pm and got to the emergency room at around 10:30 pm. 6.5 hours later I am released with crutches and a brace from my upper thigh down to about my ankle. I broke a bone in my knee joint just below the knee cap. I have to go to my company tomorrow to get with workmans  comp. They want me to have an MRI done to see if there is any damage to the ACL. I am going to cut this short as i can't keep my eyes open. This pain medicine is some good stuff. Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Oh yes, I finally got driven home by my company at around 6:15 am. Debbie and I got up at 11am so we could go pick up my car and also get my computer out of it. What a weekend. lol

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Just when I thought it was another routine boring day at work everything changed for the worst. I was making my first rounds of the day at a different post. I am working on the other side of town this weekend. Well anyway, like I said, I was making my rounds and I tripped over a slight ramp. Just enough rise to catch my toes and then the inevitable happened. The big fat old man was on a collision course with the immovable concrete. This was not going to be a pretty sight. My left knee cushioned the blow and turned into mush. Swelling and fluid buildup, well I assume that is what that mushy knot is on the left side of my knee. Keeping it elevated and on ice. When I get off, I will be driven to Baptist hospital to have it checked and then when I am done, I have to call my company back so they can take me back to my car. I just wanted to go to the naval hospital but NOOO. This is a workmans comp thing. I get off in an hour. I will update this when I find out weather there is damage or if I am just a big woose like Debbie says I am.


I am sitting here at work with no Internet connection and all bummed out. I am thinking to myself, what will I do with it being as slow as it always is on the weekend. All of a sudden my brain started one of its rare moments of working and I realized,(I have a smartphone so I do have Internet. YEA. I getting so addicted to this family blog. I love my computer and spend all the time I can on it. During the Course of our daily lives, we get so busy and at the end of the day, it is to late to call family. This family blog makes me feel so close to everyone. We are communicating much more and almost on a daily basis. I totally agree with Pam, that family is family regardless of location, distance or lifestyles. I love you all. So with my smart phone by my side, I will always be able to reach out and touch someone. I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Saturday.

Friday, July 13, 2012


My Sis wants more memories. Well we could start back around 1953 or 54. I was to young to remember, but I still have headaches from you breaking a purex bottle over my head. Wow, detergent and bleach actually came in glass bottles. I don't hold that against you even though it probably lowered my IQ by 20, 30 points. We could go to 59 or 60 when we lived in Delmar Trailer Park and we would play hide and seek. Mom would always help me find neat places to hide. How many places could there be in an 8x42 trailer, but Mom found great places like putting me in the oven or putting me in the overhead cabinets. I remember that so well. Oh and yes, who could forget our dog Spot and the time a Boxer jumped over our fence and attacked Spot who was leashed inside our fenced yard. We also had a Persian Cat at the same time named Sweetie. Mom worked at People's Drug Store. We used to walk there when she was working and would get something to Drink at the fountain. Drug store's had fountains. I know some of you remember that. We would get lime or orange sherbet. Yes sherbet was very popular then. I will stop for now. I am using all my memories in this one blog.  How many years can I talk about. I can't remember when I was to young and you got married when I was eleven for cryin out loud.  I love you big sis. I hope and pray I can get Lois to join in on this family site but I have my doubts. You both have one thing in common. You are both Stubborn. You will both deny it because you are to stubborn to admit it. I love you both. Until later.



I wish to take this time to send a special thanks to my very special Cousin Susan. She had the patience to stay on the phone with me, giving me personal instruction about my computer and this blog. She didn't once raise her voice at me. hehe  I learned a lot during that 3 hours. I feel that I now have just enough knowledge of my computer to be dangerous. Very very dangerous. Seriously though, thank you Susan for all your time and assistance. Love ya Cuz.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


     Today was the day of the family trip to the doctors office. Debbie and i both had appointments to have bone density test done. Debbie also had the pleasure of going through that yearly thing called a mammogram. Things went well and relatively quickly at the doctors. We came home and took a nice nap. The dog's didn't know what to think because naps are usually reserved for just them and me. They couldn't understand what she was doing there. Of course we all adjusted and got through it just fine. Debbie cooked a Pork Roast in the slow cooker and we had corn on the cobb and garlic mashed potato's for dinner with a delicious gravy for the roast and potato's. It was a fantastic ending to a not so fantastic day. All in All on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 6. Tomorrow will be better as Debbie and I have absolutely nothing to do but kick back and relax. Well it is off to bed for me. Good night all.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I was just sitting here thinking and a few childhood memories popped up in my head. I Think my sister Roberta will remember these. The first was very fond memories of going to the beach in Dam Neck, VA. Playing in the sand, well Roberta playing and me trying to dig myself out from where she buried me. Also on this beach, I remember little snack shacks. I believe this beach might have been on a naval base but not sure. A song pops up in my head every time I think of the beach at Dam Neck and that song is "The wayward wind" by Gogi Grant. It must have been popular during the time we were going to this beach. The second thought I had was of my Mom, Roberta and myself sitting in our Detroiter Mobile Home, riding out Hurricane Donna in 1959 or 1960. I remember the trailer right beside us being turned over on its side. The row of phone booths across the street from our trailer as very few people had phones back then. The phone I remember being very generous and giving back all the money people would feed them making long distance calls. Roberta and I would put the money in a glass jar and buried it behind the trailer next to the tree that had to be cut down after the hurricane as it was leaning and almost fell on our trailer. Then Roberta and I going to the playground to slide on the slide.
At that age, this slide seemed 15 to 20 feet high. poles anchoring the slide in cement. We used to slide down these poles. I also remember falling off the top of this slide on my head. I couldn't breath for what seemed like 10 minutes. Roberta to this day says that is what is wrong with me and I tell her she pushed me. Lastly I remember going to the Drive-Inn Theater. Dad would pack a cooler with drinks and hide it in the trunk and Mom would pop  popcorn the old fashion way (pan and oil) sliding the pan back and forth over the stove. She would do this many times until she had filled up a whole paper bag. She would put on the salt and then add melted butter. The snack bar was to expensive. I guess this is more for Roberta and I and the rest of you might find it boring, but it was such a good and carefree time in the lives of two children in a Military family. P.S. Can't leave out Roberta's first crush "Larry Thurston Henry" Now that's a blast from the past. I hope this has brought back some good memories for you to sis. Love you.



That is the question. Here I am trying to figure out this new system and the harder I try the more confused I get. I don't know  heads from tails. I think it would be easier to just talk on FB or by email. I can't figure out how to follow anyone. Now it says something like subscribe and when you click on that it says add URL. So confusing. I am lost when it comes to URL's and links. Don't quite understand them. If anyone out there can explain these things to me, I would appreciate the help.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


     Wow, it has been a long time since I have been on my blog.  We get so caught up in our everyday lives and just too busy to do anything, so it seems. I have no excuses really, just got tired and running out of things to say. I can't believe I just said that. Well anyway, I am at work, on my computer and run across this blog and say to myself out of sight out of mind. I am determined to get this thing started again and my goal is to get as many family and friends on here as possible. Life is to short (and in my case) getting shorter everyday. I called my eldest sister Bobbi (Roberta as I call her) to talk to her about her blog, and guess what. She doesn't remember starting a blog. That got us talking, and in our conversation, we realized that many of our family we will probably never see again in our lifetime. So this is going to be the start of my attempt to get as many family members on this blog as possible. It wouldn't take but a few minutes each day to keep the family updated. Even if it was just a quick "I survived another day" or something of that nature. I love to type and have been doing it for 43 years now.  It clears my mind and soothes my soul. I hope I can get my family interested in this. It is more personal than facebook. I will begin contacting everyone I can by email to see if I can spark some interest in this. Until later, I wish all my family and friends a beautiful Sunday