Monday, August 20, 2012


I have been working the last couple days on trying to get Theresa on here to read our family blogs and considering possibly starting one of her own so she can put in her two cents worth. She has been busy, but I think once she gets on and sees what we are trying to do here, she will be anxious to join us. She has so much she could add as far as her growing up in our home with 2 sisters. Also with little Mackenzie, there is always something going on. I will try to work on Beth next but don't know if that will work as she basically only has a smartphone and that can be a bugger to type on. Will see what I can do. I am also going to try and get Lois on here but that could be difficult as she works so many hours. She doesn't have much time to do anything. Well that is my latest, and I am still waiting Pam. You don't need to find your old blog. That is not a good excuse. It is to easy to start another one. Ask Susan. (hint hint) and CHARLES, get that blog started before your old Uncle has to come to Iowa and put a serious whopping on you. Also to Charles and Pam. Stop the neener neener neeners and get on here and talk to each other. lol  

My love and hugs to you all

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Today is the last day I will be having to work weekends. It will be so great to start my new post working Monday through Friday. Weekends off to spend with the love of my life. It has been so long since we have really been able to do anything or go anywhere together. I am so looking forward to having this time with my lawnmower. Just kidding Sweetie. We all know I am talking about my wife, best friend in the whole world, who can get so mad at me and still tell me she loves me when we go to bed at night. Thank you for that sweetie. I know I try your patience quite a bit, but isn't that a husbands job. That is what all my buddies told me. All joking aside, I am so looking forward to our time together.  We too can be like Roberta and Bill and do nothing whenever we want. Oh, we have already been doing that. Hope everyone had a great weekend and getting ready for another grinding week. Well everyone except the 2 senior citizens. My love to all.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


What a day. I was told yesterday, while getting technical help on a new router, that my computer had been hacked and someone was taking control of my system. They said they would fix it for 300 bucks. Well I just didn't use any online banking and turned wifi off on the iphone. I went to the Apple store today and they did a deep clean on my computer. erased everything and reinstalled to factory specs. Everything was gone so have been adding everything back on this evening. Thank goodness this blog is kept on blogspot and not my computer. I thought I had lost this for good. Most all my pictures were already backed up on a thumb drive so I think i came out of this ok. the computer is faster. Just like new. I haven't seen any of you on in a couple days so just like nothing ever happened. So I don't know if my computer was really hacked or if someone was just trying to get 300 bucks out of me but anyway, I feel better and more secure now. Until later. Hoping everyone had a great Thursday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Had a talk with Becky last night and told her what we were doing with the family blog and asked her to join us and she did and went crazy last night. I hope you all will enjoy what she has to share and bring to our family blog. She is very honest and says what's on her mind and that is why I respect her so much. I may not like some of the things she says but I always respect them because they are from the heart. I think she will be able to add so much as far as her and her siblings childhood. So what I'm asking is, if you are not already following Richardson's Clan Chowder, please follow and welcome my baby girl to the family blog. My love to all and good night.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


That is the name of this blog because it has been a pretty uneventful day. Got up and now getting ready for bed. Well I did go pick Debbie up at work and walked down to Mama Mia's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. We try to do that once a week. Wait, I did also write a darn novel in response to everyone's response to Roberta's blog.  I wish I had something to report but I left it all out there on Roberta's blog so  go read her blog and see how I really feel.  My love to all.

Monday, August 13, 2012


I was bored yesterday at work and got a wild notion to check out this thing I had been hearing everyone talk about (Pinterest). I wanted to know what all the buzz was about. I heard Debbie and Beth  and Becky talking about recipes and sewing subjects and I thought, yuk. Well when I decided to finally see what it was all about, WOW, there where things like animals, sports, cars and all kinds of things I like.
So much for thinking it was just for women. I am now an official member of pinterest so follow me. I know you may not be into some of my boards, but who can not love adorable animal pictures.  On to the next subject. I have officially been cleared to return to full work status. My knee is about 90 to 95%. It is just going to take time for the bruising to heal. Also, My boss called me yesterday while I was at work and offered me a position on 2nd shift Monday thru Friday, no WEEKENDS. Yea. Of course I accepted so I can have weekends off with the love of my life. The hours are not really bad at all. I will be working 1:30pm to 9:30pm. I am excited about this opportunity. I have worked this shift at this location and know the people real well, so it will be an easy transition. I start on Monday the 27th. To all my followers, I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


One of my favorite memories was that all our cousins from the Daly side of the family would go to Missouri at the same time as Grandma Daly had a huge 2 story house built in the early 1800's. It was originally the house of a plantation owner with servant quarters upstairs. The upstairs also had a kitchen, bathroom and 2 huge bedrooms. Every room in the house was big. Seeing Grandma took care of so many children, she had beds in every room but the kitchen and bathrooms. Even her closed in front porch that 3 single beds against the wall. Nobody had to get a hotel. We all gathered in grandma's house. I loved sleeping out on the front porch with Kenny and David. I remember all the great meals and deserts that were prepared in that big kitchen. There was a grade school next door and us kids would go play on the playground while the adults would sit in the kitchen or on the back patio drinking coffee in the morning and switching to beer around noon. Roberta will remember the little corner drug store where grandma would give us a quarter each and we would walk down to the drug store and each get a bag of candy. Can't believe our teeth didn't rot out of our heads. Oh, the memories of going to Uncle Nolan's and Aunt betty's farm. The 5 acre lake and also the strip pits (water so clear and so deep you could never find the bottom). Us kids would go and play in the barn. So much to climb on and up to the hay loft. They always had feather beds and pillows. My cousin Chuck and I would sleep in this feather bed and you would sink so far in it you had to raise your head to see the other. And one last memory for my sis to remember, but how about walking up to business loop 70 to the Ice Cream store. It was like Dairy Queen but don't think that was the name. Now that I think of it, it might have been tastee freeze. They had the best shakes and malts I can ever remember. I loved the Chocolate malts. Very hard to find these days. Well that is enough for today. Looking back makes me happy and sad at the same time. The people I miss that are no longer here, just the youth in general but it is good that I only really remember the good times in my life. I know there were bad times but I believe our minds are designed to purposely block those memories so that we can carry on with life. Looking back is great but I have to remember how blessed I am with my life as an adult. Now it is living my life through my kids and grandkids. Life is good.