Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I am not sister

I am going to Doctor today.  If it was not for vacation next week I probably would just take it easy and see, but no.  This am after resting and icing leg plus plenty of Aleve leg was better.  Did not go to work.  Walked down to road and back.  Knee hurts muchly again.  Knee on ice, Doctor at 1:20 today.

Need to know for sure which knee had surgery.  Me and George not Jones think it is left knee that had surgery, right knee now hurting.  Searched blog and found this pic

Left leg, May 2009.

Blogs are useful as personal history tool.

Helen is having a party for Clayton's birthday today.  She has 5 kids.  Sounds like wonderful fun.

Monday, June 27, 2016

A fine kettle of fish...

It is one week tomorrow till we go on our big trip and this afternoon around 2 pm my right knee started hurting really, really badly.  I have taken 2 aleve, put aspercreeme on it and borrowed ice packs from Helen.  It feels a little better now.  And, I think this is my good knee.  I am always forgetting which knee I had fixed in 2009. but I think it was the left knee.  It has not hurt like this for years.  That may not be a good sign.

Helen got home with Austin.  The girls that went with her had a big time.



This is a birdhouse Hannah made entirely on her own from a shoe box and pink duck tape.  So far, no birds have moved in.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Your Welcome...

It rained, poured and spilled for a time this morning, and then we had a steady slow rain for over an hour.  We have cloud cover from horizon to horizon and the temp is now 72 degrees.


I gave up on the rain last night,  put down my two new soaker hoses on the two rows of tomatoes and watered them for more than 2 hours.  That is why it rained.  Your welcome.







I searched online yesterday to see if I could get and idea as to why my potatoes do not yield they way I think they should.  The only thing I found that I might be doing wrong is not planting them deep enough.  I usually just plant them about a half inch deep.  Someone said that potatoes only put on between the seed potato and the top of the  ground.  Next year I am trying the recommended 3 inches or more.  Following the Trump rule, I read it on the net.


Our Billy with the bad leg is trying to breed our grown nannies this past week, starting with Black Goat on the 19th, on to Holly, Red and Big White yesterday.  It he can over his handicap, we should have babies the last two weeks of November.  If that does not work, we are counting on our backup billy, Chocolate Milk.  We will see.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Looking forward, Itinerary

Less than two weeks to our big trip.  JIC, below is our Itinerary.  We are not sure what day we will get back home.  Maybe Tuesday, 7/20, or Wednesday, 07/21, or even Thursday, 07/22.  I have vacation scheduled through 07/27.




Hotel
Place
date
Quality Inn and Conf Room
Grand Island, Nebraska
5-Jul-16
Tuesday
Best Western Plains Motel
Wall, South Dakota
6-Jul-16
Wednesday
Comfort Inn
Custer, South Dakota
7-Jul-16
Thursday
Best Western Sunset Motor Inn
Cody, Wyoming
8-Jul-16
Friday
CANYON LODGE WESTERN CAB
YELLOWSTONE
9-Jul-16
Saturday
CANYON LODGE WESTERN CAB
YELLOWSTONE
10-Jul-16
Sunday
MADISON CAMP
YELLOWSTONE
11-Jul-16
Monday
MADISON CAMP
YELLOWSTONE
12-Jul-16
Tuesday
Flat Creek Inn
Jackson, Wyoming
13-Jul-16
Wednesday
Flat Creek Inn
Jackson, Wyoming
14-Jul-16
Thursday
Holiday Inn
Vernal, Utah
15-Jul-16
Friday
Steamboat Hotel
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
16-Jul-16
Saturday
Glacier Basin Park
Rocky Mt National Park
17-Jul-16
Sunday
Glacier Basin Park
Rocky Mt National Park
18-Jul-16
Monday
 
HOME?
19-Jul-16
Tuesday

Monday, June 20, 2016

Getting Ready, Garmin Nuvi65 GPS

To go West.

I hooked up our Garmin Nuvi65 GPS to the computer today and updated the maps with George's help.  I could not figure out how to hook it to the computer, but he did.

And, in the bag with the GPS was the car charger for our computers.  Last year before vacation, I bought a power supply/charger for our computers that plugs into the truck.  I thought I had lost it, well I guess I had lost it, but now it is found in the bag with the GPS.  All this time, I thought all the cords with the GPS were just for it.

It is hot, hot, hot here and the net says it is going to be around 90 in Yellowstone in July.  We are going to have lots of fun just the same.

Brother is in the hospital, but I think he is going to be OK.

Saturday, June 18, 2016