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A Turtle Named Mertle

Actually the name is Fred, but Fred didn't rhyme. It isn't easy trying to do landscaping when the temperatures have been over 100 for more than 30 days this summer. I compare it to raising veggies in Minnesota in winter when it is 20 below zero. So … [Read more...]

Cloud Spit is all we get

I wanted to say "Cloud spit is all we git"  as a form of poetic rhythm.  But my first grade teacher "Mrs. Taylor" would never have accepted that.  While words like "ain't" were common in our part of Ohio, git was not. We want rain. The Monsoon season … [Read more...]

Where’s Your Referral

The other day I mentioned going in for an eye exam and being told I needed a referral. I didn't have one, I told them to reschedule and I'd get a referral and set up a new appointment. They didn't want to do that. Instead they told me to sign a form which … [Read more...]

I’m Sixty, I don’t need doe eyes

I'm writing later in the day than usual.  Early this morning I was at the eye clinic for a 6 month follow-up visit.  When I went in for my annual check-up and contact lens fitting in January the Doctor spotted a hemorrhage in my right eye. The hemorrhage … [Read more...]

Do You Ever Question Product Reviews

I mentioned the other day I bought a new grill. Before doing so I checked out the brand and some of the recent reviews of the grill itself. Some I found interesting and reassuring I had made a good decision. A couple I wondered about the usefulness of the … [Read more...]

Nexgrill Assembled

See that didn't take long This is what it looks like now. I quip that it didn't take long, actually it took about 2 1/2 hours and I only had to put it together once.  (Sometimes I put things together a couple times depending on how many parts are left … [Read more...]

My New NexGrill

After almost 10 years of great service my old gas grill was on the last of it's plastic wheels.  The burners were shot, the grates were rusty and several things on it were held together with wire.  The ignitor had long since stopped working and I was using my … [Read more...]

Not Your Father’s BMW

Went to breakfast with Dad the other morning. As we were leaving McDonalds we spotted this crazy little car. We pulled over to get a closer look.  When we got in front of it I saw the BMW insignia and had to get out the camera.  This was a BMW? You can … [Read more...]

Tucson Weather

I remember when I first moved to Tucson the contrast in how the weather was reported between Tucson and Des Moines Iowa. In Iowa if there was a chance the sun would shine through the clouds it would be "Partly Sunny"  That meant if you see light outside run … [Read more...]

The Hurrier I Go The Behinder I Get

I used to hear this all the time growing up. It was something mom would say often when things started to go wrong when she was in a hurry. She could get mad, but often it was humor that got her through the moment. It was and still is humor that gets me … [Read more...]

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