Saturday, September 10, 2016

Birthday boys

Today is Greg's birthday and Tuesday is the Boy's day.  He has been up for hours because he is going today with cousin Jack to ride in a real simi truck.  He is extremely excited. 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Channeling THE Donalds...

That is me.  But which Donald?  Maybe Rumsfeld, as in the known unknown.

Grandson has lived half way around the world for about a year now.  My unknowns about his military life far outweigh my knowns.

He lives in a military barrack somewhere on the Japanese Island of Okinawa.  He works somewhere on a military base on that island.  His wife will join him at the end of September and they have housing on a military base on the same.  My major unknown was that this military base was all ONE place on Okinawa.  Not only are there numerous unknown to me military bases on this island, exact number still unknown but >10, there are a considerable number of Marine Core bases there.

There are seven USMC camps on Okinawa. Courtney, Foster, Lester, and Kinser are for Marines and families to live. Hansen, Schwab, and Futenma are for Marines to live. Click here for a map of Okinawa.

My unknowns caused great confusion for me when husband said Lane's was excited that his new housing was on the same base where he ordinary worked.  Me, channeling Gary Johnson, there's more than one base on Okinawa?  Yes, dozens.  Me, Oh!

Our military actually has 30 some odd military bases in Japan, with more than a dozen on the island of Okinawa.  You can read more about this here

and here

note that these links are really for me to read more about Lane's life later on without having to search it out again.  One Trumpian in my lack of knowledge is that until grandson arrived on this little piece of the world it was an unknown to me that Okinawa was actually part of the nation of Japan.  One of the most interesting thing I learned just this am is that the main island of Okinawa is connected by bridges to other surrounding smaller islands.

And, since the kids will be there a few years yet, I may someday have a grandchild channeling McCain in being a US citizen born outside the boundaries of the US.

Are these unknown knowns or known unknowns?


Thursday, September 08, 2016

A man in KC made headlines

I did not catch his name, but the story sounds to me like he might be married to one of the Sister's relatives.


A leg to stand on

My knee is a lot better than it was a week ago and I am pleased.  I was really tired of it bothering  me all the time.  I have not been walking in the afternoon, but think I will start again.  Probably a mile a day at first.  We’ll see how it goes.
Next week is Robert’s big day.  He is all excited about presents.  He says his day is to be ‘all about trucks.’
AND, BIG NEWS.  Lane has base housing, NEXT WEEK, a few days BEFORE the wife arrives.  Betty, he is in Okinawa, which is part of Japan.  I am exceptionally pleased about both the housing on base and his wife joining him.  This is the best news I have heard in a long time.
AND, JR and EM have passports in hand ready for a trip to visit this little island at Christmas time.  I am sure they will have a wonderful reunion.
Lots of good news today.

Monday, September 05, 2016


Yesterday we sprayed the goats. big white has been acting Odd. I decided The bugs Were tormenting her. So far This morning She seems 2 BehaveMore like her old self.

Here They are eating 4 Simmons off the ground.From the kitchen window I saw them running across the yard. I could not imagine What had them so excited. It was Fruit on the ground.

I am writing this With my home phone By speaking into the phone. It is putting Capital letters In weird places. And it does not know persimmons.

Today is working man's day so I am not working.  But Hannah and I got lots dine in her room saturday.  We threw away 4 big bags of trash and old clothes.

I like posting with my phones because it is so easy to post pics.

Sister will be home in 6 day. I know she is anxious to see the goats.  They really missed her.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.