Thursday, January 23, 2014

Busy, Busy

The day after my last post the plowers did plow the entrance to my driveway.  Nice!!!

I had a call from Jean Fendt the other day and they are packing up for their move to Michigan. She had a Larry Edgar print that she wanted to give me as a house warming gift.  WOW!!!!  So I went to Cody Tuesday and picked it up among other things I needed there.  I had a choice between "The Woman in Blue" and "Papyo Butte" .  These were ones from the Meeteetse area.  After Gma told me about the Butte I chose that one.  Papyo Butte is just up the road from here.  I'm really thrilled with this gift.  It will fit nicely with the decor.  She also sent some baskets with artificial wildflowers with me.  They look very nice in my town house, and don't require much care.

Got my hair cut that day as well.  Did some shopping for groceries that are hard to fit on the bus.  Went to the Church office to get a Mass card for our Cody friend that was killed in a car accident last Friday.  They were on their way back from a trip when a vehicle veered off the road and overcorrected getting back.  Ended up crossing lanes and hitting our friends head on.  He was killed and she had to be extricated and life flighted to Casper.  The guy out of control was released from hospital the next day.  They were on South Pass somewhere.  The guy was cited for being in the wrong lane, driving with a suspended license, no insurance.  Now he will have vehicular homicide added to the charges.  He was from Apache Junction, AZ.

Jerry's funeral is tomorrow and I will go with another couple from Mtse.  It's a very sad affair.

There were nine of us on the Senior bus today.  Fun! 

Found out the next movie at the Rec Center will be Feb 8th.  Don't know what it is, but will probably go anyway.  Ann likes to go, too.  I'll pick her up and she will probably talk Millie and Yvonne into going with us.

Always something happening here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Woke up this morning to about 8 inches of snow!

Got my manual labor in for the day.  Had to sweep my way to the house.  Gma had a foot doctor appointment in Cody for 11:00am.  I called to cancel it and the receptionist thought that was a good idea.  Their snow was really deep and the roads were slick, black ice in some spots.  So we are rescheduled for Jan 28th.  Buses weren't running in Cody, Wapiti, or Basin.  I did see a bus go up river here about 9:00am.  Heard at the post office that Meeteetse has delayed start on snow days.  That way they don't have to cancel as it is really hard to make up the day.  They just start later.  They call people on the routes to let them know so people aren't out in the dark trying to figure out where to plow to get to the bus.  Sounds like a reasonable solution. 

I did go back out and shovel around my car.  It was only 13 degrees so didn't stay out long.  Later went back and swept off the car and shoveled around it again.  I measured 5 inches on the ramp, 7 on my car, and 8 on the ground.  Didn't have any trouble getting out to go to town as it was really light and fluffy snow. But I could see where the underside of the car scraped the snow.

The plows had gone by my town house so there was no way I could get in the driveway.  Then they had piled up snow in the middle of the street as well. I couldn't jump the middle and the driveway both.  Couldn't even do one of them. There was a tractor removing the middle pile down by the post office, but they hadn't gotten too far at that time.  Figured if I went back in the afternoon they might have it done in front of my house.  Even so, I still couldn't get in the driveway.   

Just before lunch I got a call from the city water works fellow and he wanted to do a water test at my house for asbestos.  Said it was ok, I'd meet him, but I couldn't get in because of the plowed snow.  I took Gma's shovel with me and met him.  Quickly started to shovel a path and he had a shovel in his truck so he shoveled my walk, a path in the driveway and up to the front door.  I swept the porch behind him.  While he was doing the test on the water I shoveled and swept the back porch.  I now have a nice path to my front door, but still can't get into the driveway.  However the plowers did scrape the curbs and I do have room to park there.  Will see if they got all the snow cleaned up out of the street tomorrow and maybe they will do the driveways too. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Flying Cat Watch Fairy

I guess Libby's flying cat tooth fairy did have a flying cat watch fairy friend after all.  The lost watch has returned.  The next morning it showed up on the bathroom floor in the trailer in a spot where I had looked twice.  Didn't have to buy another one on Thursday. 

Today I played in my shop instead of the house.  I placed two of the metal shelves where I think I want them and put a couple of boxes on them.  The one I thought would hold the Christmas decorations wasn't wide enough.  It wasn't the one they were on originally in my Hdn basement.  That was the shelf that needed the top shelf put on, so I did that today and then washed it all off.  Did put all the decorations on it. 

Now I think I need to dust out the shop cupboards and I can put stuff in them.  There is just soooo much room to put stuff that I'm having trouble deciding what I should put where.  Decisions! Decisions! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A New Year - 2014

Here it is!  Another year.  Wonder what kinds of adventures it will bring. 

So far I have gotten to finally spend the night in my new house.  Whoo - eee!!!  That was a very satisfying experience. I decided to sleep in the Queen bed room because it has a night stand for my alarm clock.  Otherwise I would have had to get out of bed to shut off the alarm.  Don't have any night stands in the Western Room yet. It was very comfy and cozy. Slept good.  I have used both showers, upstairs and down, now.  They work just fine. 

Took down my Christmas decorations in the new house yesterday and today.  Takes much longer to take down as everything has to go in its certain spot.  Finding all the spots takes time.  Had all the hanging things and scenes put away yesterday.  Today I took all the stuff off the tree and took the tree apart.  Somewhere in all that I checked my watch to see how I was doing time wise.  No watch!!!  Didn't remember taking it off for any reason.  So back through all the boxes I searched.  No luck.  Don't know where it fell off.  Maybe when I went to the post office and store this morning.  Don't know how long its been gone.  Couldn't find it in either house or the trailer.  I've put it on my grocery list for Walmart Thursday.  It was a Walmart watch anyway, so no biggie. 

Wonder if Libby's flying cat tooth fairy has a flying cat watch fairy friend. 

Since I spent so much time repacking the decorations in the attempt to find the watch I didn't carry the boxes back out to the garage.  Have decided I need to place the metal shelves where I want them in the shop and I can put all the boxes away there.  I have three shelves put together and just one shelf to put on the fourth one. Have to find the "right" spot for each shelf though before I load them up.  There are way too many possibilities for placement.  Big decisions.  I love it. 

Happy New Year, All.