Tuesday, March 31, 2020
It is beginning to look like a prison around here. I walked my back yard yesterday picking up all the loose newspapers that have blown in from up the hill. Things are looking better and more plants are shooting up out of the ground.
A lot of my tulips are up everywhere and I have globe alinum popping up too. My daffodils have buds on them in some locations. I did see a bud or two on the new red bud tree. I am awaiting to see if the voles killed out some of my spike flowers or even all of them. They sure made a mess in the plant area and then all over the yard. I filled their tunnels under the snow with some top soil a few days back.
My new design actually ended up lookingm ore like an arts and crafts sesing than the more modern one that was on paper. I had another disgusting experience trying to get them glued and stable. After they fell apart about two times, I finally figured it out and did it.
I was messing with it and prim and proper working on it and then told myself., it is suppose to look rustic.
I am going a little stir crazy now but I can look forward to supper. I am getting irritated at new people and all the dumb things they say. We keep adding more people to our sick list. We have a nursing home that was just tested for the virus and 26 or more now are carriers. I haven't seen a new count today but it will keep enlarging. I am glad that a test is out there now where it takes less the 14 minutes to know the results. We seem to be germ free at this time. I hope everyone else is being careful out there. Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Our oldest grandson, AJ, turned seven in February. He is growing up so fast. Here he is bowling with his party friends at a Pac Man party place. He looks like he is really having a good time. Do your remember me posting his photo as a baby? He being the first grand chid we were so excited.
A store bought bunch was added to an older bouquet. We need things to cheer us up while we are locked in location. I have done a lot of work on my present project, the cabinet. I may share photos tomorrow if all the finish is dry. I did steel wool some of it and I am still in a designin g mode of making a good design with the shelves. T took some more of the old backing of the cupboard and cut it up into strips to make more shelves. You can be sure that there will be more photos.
Thanks for stopping by today.
We just added 88 more people to our numbers of the state's sick. That is the largest number added in one day so far. We will just stay home and stay away from everyone.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
This guy loves to sing. He sang happy birthday to me again last night. He is so good natured and always smiling. Teddy has grown up these past months. Being a middle child is not so much of a problem for him now.
The spring flowers are in their prime. I should go out twice a day to take shots before they all just fade away. The white ones are unknown for me. I didn't plant them.
The hyacinths are going to look great for a few more days. I like the colors of these with the purple changing to light blue.
Yesterday's cloud were great for us to see but those who had to watch for tornado warnings were not so happy with them.
It is a quiet day today. The neighbors behind us have their two kids riding bikes and scooters up and down there street. They were out all morning and are out again this afternoon. The girl is probably five and the boy is probably four years old. They are getting rid of a lot o energy. We watched church on tv and ate a late lunch. I put out new seed this afternoon and the birds have just now discovered. I had a cardinal at the window for a short five seconds and then he was gone.
Everyone stay safe out there. The weather is getting to be better to help make the stay a little more tolerable. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Our son sent us the newest shot of our grand daughter. She is crawling everywhere and pulling herself up on everything. She has those two brothers running around all over and I think she will soon be following them. The kids are enjoying the family of five being locked in but I bet they adults take turns on the caring of them. Andy and Patricia are both working at home weekdays. I am sure there is some interruption. I have a cute photo of the second grandson singing to us but I have yet to find it and move it through the network.
The daffodils oar coming up and will be blooming soon. I others planted elsewhere but I seem to keep forgetting as to where the bulbs are planted.
My red knock out rose survived. I planted it late in the fall and buried it with lots of purchased black soil. I am betting that the black is actually a dye as true Iowa black top soil has a richer, black, different color than this.
I still need to put a varnish sealer on the stairs and deck. I do need some warm days. The grass is actually that green. My trugreen really do help me out. I am wondering if I will have to hire it to be mowed. We will see.
Our numbers of virus people increased by 64 just in one day. The test is more available and those with symptoms hopefully can get tested. There was one person who was refused to be tested and waited a few days until someone finally listened to her. She had it. As those numbers increase each day I know we won't be getting out anytime soon.
Thanks for stopping by today. Stay safe.
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Thursday evening sky was wonderful. I looked out from behind the house and thought I could see a special light was showing at the front of the house. Our morning was a sunny one with medium temperatures. Then it started to rain for the rest of the day.
I was out to do a couple of errands today. The drive up bank thing works ok but I would rather walk inside. The post office is a strange experience. The counters are set up with vertical plastic panels to keep the customers from breathing onto the post office worker. You hand your items around the shield and the worker has gloves and mask on to protect them. It really is vacant there with two customers. What I was sending was important and it needed to have exact postage or more so it won't return to me.
The grocery store was busy but not too busy. It did take a while though as I was following a list and had to keep returning to the opposite side of the store. No toilet paper and six or seven square boxes of kleenex. After paying for my cart full I decided to go to the other grocery store. They were selling a smooth paper towel in their toilet paper area. I always keep that item in stock with extra numbers all of the time so we are not out of the product. In another week we will have to drive around to other stores, I didn't try Wally World as it would be full of germs.
We ordered out Italian food for my birthday and we will be eating the rest of that for supper tonight. I bought each of us a piece of fried chicken to go with that. I have red velvet cake for dessert again tonight. It is a strange time we are living in and its hard to know when all will be over. We add 20 people or more every day to our counts. It would be nice to have that to start reducing but I bet a lot of people have been carriers for a longer time and just haven't been tested. I hope all of you are staying safe out there. Thanks for checking in......
Thursday, March 26, 2020
A snow storm for my birthday in southern Iowa. I was seven and the drifts among the buildings were grand. We made caves in it and it was so exciting back then.
The youngest photo of me was taken at a family get together. I am being held by my great uncle Elva. When he got older he lost all of the hair and became rotund. Great uncles Lee, Weaver, and Elga are seen witht heir backs to the camera. I was born on March 26 and I am imagining this is the summer of 1950. I can not identify the woman. This was taken with my mom's box camera.
Out in the front yard with juice running down my front life seemed simple back then. It was at a rental farm near Hopeville, Iowa. It is late to be blogging but I forgot. I have a darn good memory for 70 years old but it really is getting pretty cluttered in there. Thanks for stopping by, whenever.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Waiting for tulips. Not buds are showing at this time but they do like to come up with a bang. I don't have any new varieties to watch for this year as I didn't plant any last fall.
It goes well with the walnut wood. That center shelf I will take the power sander and work it over with a lot of sanding.
I am going to wait one more day before I start putting finishes on it. I am going to do that before I decide what kind of door that would look nice on it.
Another day of clouds of us and it is just a tad warmer. I worked out on the patio with the miter saw with out a coat. I should have had one more shirt on top of the one shirt but I didn't stay out there too long.
I am sneaking in another birthday tomorrow. I am not top anxious to hit a major number but I have found I can't stop any of it. I do feel my age which bothers me because I just don't have the strength that I use to have. I am an old farm boy who hasn't made hay for a long time. I will not whine too much but will glad to be alive. Thanks for stopping by today. Be safe for sure.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
It was a surprise to see him out there but I did get some shots of him. He doesn't seem interested in my sunflower seeds that I put our for him. You can see that the tree is budding.
This whole area is pretty much asleep. I suspect that the holly hocks will be showing up soon and the iris will be shooting up too.
What can I say about this. It seem futile at first an then things start to turn around seeing them stronger and ready to be moved into bigger pots.
More people are out walking their dogs now, lots of joggers, and kids with skooers are all out there this week
We are fine. The numbers of people with the virus increased again today by over twenty. Our home bound lifestyle is getting to be fine but we still would like to get out. Thanks for stopping by today.