Wondering about wild grapes

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Just Had a Great Time.

My son called me and told me to take walk down to his place that my grandson, his wife, and their son were there for a visit.  It sure didn't take me long to get my rear down there.  My son built a big bon fire and we all sat around talking and telling our experiences.  My grandson got back from Africa and has some time off.  My son is on his "off" time from working at the Northshore of Alaska.  Everyone, including me, had a good time.  It is wonderful to be able to visit family.  It worked out this time that both of them were home at the same time.  I would call it a good day today.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

A Walk Around the Property.

My son came up to see me today and said that I should walk around the property with him as he checks all his game cameras.  I thought that was a great idea and away we went.

He had an adapter so he could pull out the chip in the cameras, put it in the adapter that was connected to his phone and look at and/or download the pictures.  There was quite a few pictures, mostly of squirrels and rabbits and coons and possums, deer, ducks, and of course the one next to the drive way had a picture of me taking the garbage out to the dumpster.

In the past he has even got pictures of intruders, either walking or driving in.  It is a good feeling to know that there are friendly eyes watching all over my property.  He also has newer, more expensive cameras that transmit the images to his phone on command.  I feel a lot safer now and also glad to see the wild life is still thriving on my place.  Come see me and I will take you for a walk around the place.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

To Make Matters Worse

My old mother always said that nothing is so bad that it can't get worse.  You know, she was right.  Our oldest dog, who was my wife's dog, is not doing too well.  My wife picked him out of a litter and he sat beside her in her chair until my wife passed away.  He sure does miss her.  When I come in the house, he goes to the door waiting for her.

Last night, he had a lot of trouble.  First, his breathing was labbored and it sounded like he was snorting.  Then he screamed and had a sisure.  He fell over on his side and shook.  So, the first thing this morning I called the vetinerian's office and they said bring him in for a 10:30 am appointment today.  I thanked them for getting me in right away.  Of course, he was his old self at the vet's.  So, they had to take my word for what happened.  Said they could do lots of expensive tests, but if I agreed, they would just put him on Prednisilone.  I am to start out with one tabblet daily for seven days, then one half tablet a day for seven days, then a half of a tablet every other day for two weeks, then a half tablet every three days for long term maintenance.

I sure do hope it works.  I only have thirty pill, so will have to get it refilled, although it says no refills.  We will cross that bridge when we get to it.  Now you all pet your pets and have a great day, you hear?

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Ok, Got a Plan.

OK, here is the plan.  I sure miss my wife and I want her back, so I have sure fired way to get her to come back from heaven.  I have let the dirty dishes, pots, and pans pile up in the double sink.  If anything will bring her back that will.  I now have to wash a pan every time I want to cook something and then usually use plastic spoons and Styrofoam bowls to eat what I cooked.  Hey, it seems to be working for me, just don't look at the kitchen sink.  Now, you all have a great evening, you hear? 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas at Tammy's.

My daughter-in-law, Tammy, invited me to her home for a Christmas dinner of venison chilly and, yum yum, it sure was goooood.  My son is still on the north slope of Alaska and couldn't make it home for Christmas, but he will be home soon for a few weeks.  I even was given some gifts, an easel and blank canvases.  So, I need to start painting again.  It has been quite awhile since I did any paintings.

Tammy called my son, Rodney, while I was there and I got to talk to him.  He said it was a minus thirtyseven degrees there at the time we were talking.  I can't imagine it being that cold.  Yep, I guess I have been living in Texas too long, grin.  It was a good day and I hope all of you had a great Christmas day, also.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The pillow on my wife's side of the bed,
still has the imprint where she lay her head.

I just can't bring myself to disturb it,
If anyone does, I will have a fit.

So some of you may think I am crazy.
But others will think I am just lazy.

This house is loaded with the things she made.
A lot of those things she sat and crocheted.

So for now, will leave things the way they are.
Though some of you may think that is bizarre.

But this is my home so don't you forget,
I'll do things my way so don't you dare fret.

Things will never be the same here at home,
So we will jump in the RV and roam.

The two dogs and I will take a long trip.
Will stay on earth cause don't have a spaceship.

Want to visit relatives and old friends,
At least one last time before my life ends.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Planning a Trip

I have been planning a trip for this coming summer.  I know I am getting up in years and can't have too many left, so I would like to take one last trip back to Pennsylvania where I was born, raised, grew up and married, and had two sons.  I still have a lot of cousins and good friends that live there and would like to see them again.  It has been way too long.

My daughter-in-law said that she would love to go with me and help with the driving.  If my son is home at that time, he would go also.  That would make three of us who have a license to drive that heavy of a vehicle.  Sure would make the trip a lot easier and a lot more fun.  If my son is still working on the north shore of Alaska, he said he would fly from up there to Pennsylvania.  I am sure looking forward to that trip.  I would enjoy just riding in the diesel pusher for part of the trip instead of driving it the whole way myself.  Since it is self contained with lots of batteries and also a diesel generator, if we want to stop, we could stop almost anywhere and have all the conveniences of home.

I hope my relatives and friends in Pennsylvania will be as anxious to see me as I am to see them.  I hope it all works out and the round trip will be pleasant and safe.  I am sure looking forward to that trip, it gives me another reason to hang on.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?