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Old 09-09-2017, 05:22 PM
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Laid my aunt to rest yesterday. Had all her kids, spouses & grandkids & spouses at the house afterwards and well into the evening. She had 5 kids, none of which talk with my uncle and he doesn't talk with them. Also all of them had to come in from out of town, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, California and ???

The 3 (cousin & wife) + daughter that came up from Florida are staying with me. All their flights back into Florida were cancelled. So now they are stuck here. I'm OK with that. Really I am. They wanted to go shooting. I sent them to Chicago. Figured I'd just send them to a shooting instead of teaching them to shoot.


Sorry to hear. I'm on standby right now for my uncle. He was just admitted to the hospital with 20% heart capacity and while they were testing for that they found a mass in his lungs.


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Old 09-09-2017, 06:21 PM
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Had some of the family over after the memorial mass for my aunt.

There are several not in the photo, my family included because we were playing hosts. Those in the photo are the 5 kids (all older than me), 3 spouses, 6 of their kids.

All from out of town. All staying at different places. My home was more or less a central point and large enough to accommodate all of them so I offered it up so they could all get together. They only all get together about once every 3 or 4 years because they are scattered all over the country.

Best part of the afternoon was reliving the good stories. I grew up with the youngest of the sons, spent a lot of time with this family, we occasionally vacationed together, went on ski trips together, etc so I was part of a few of the stories that were told around the room. It was happier than it was sad, so a nice send off to my aunt Irene (or as we called her, Aunt Ikee)

3 are still staying with me because they can't get back to their homes in Florida. The rest were only with us for an afternoon/early evening.
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Hacked up and hauled off a 36+" by white oak today . Not going to mess with splitting and stacking it for a while as it doesn't rot like red oak . And ,I have somewhere round 25-30 cords stacked and under cover . Also, I'm old ,sore ,and tired ...
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Physio and working on the bathroom sink plumbing. How women manage to clog a drain this bad with hair is beyond me.

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I am leaving for the weekend this afternoon to once again stay with Ali and the girls until Sunday night.
We'll be going to the farmer's market, a Foodie Fest on the grounds of Cabin Fever coffee and a Storybook Adventure for the kids at the college which is to promote early literacy.

Other possibles are the zoo and anything else I can think of.

Ty is still in Texas. There was talk that they'd be transferring to Florida, but that won't be happening now, thank God lol
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:44 AM
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So today is supposed to mark the second best day of the year. It's the start of bird hunting up here. The other best day is the start of walleye season in the spring.

Two things have hampered this though. First is the thunderstorm we had last night along with the heavy rainfall warning. The second is that I just dropped the side by side off at the dealership to have a windshield roof and gun rack installed.

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Trying to place a credit freeze at Equifax. I got it done at Experion and Transunion.
I think Equifax should automatically freeze every one's credit report until they get a handle on this mess.
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Wow. Good luck. Congratulations.

We headed to camp in a severe thunderstorm warning last night. Now I'm at our local dirt track for the annual one off event. The track is about 50 miles in the middle of nowhere down a bush road and hasn't had regular racing since 2002. But for the past 4 years they held a one off weekend every September.

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85+(F) today so I've been in the pool.

Also did some light work around the pool.

Biggest decision of the day will be deciding what to put on the grill. Debating between a rib eye and a good butcher made hot dog. I could go with either option. But if the butcher has any bone-in rib eye steaks that will be the deciding factor.

So no plans but to be lazy. First time in 9 days that we've had the house to ourselves. Our hurricane victim house guests left the house yesterday at lunchtime to return to Florida. The Sarasota couple has a missing car. It was apparently towed out of a legal parking spot in front of his home to make room for an emergency vehicle that was needed access to an adjacent home, which was damaged. But no damage to his house other than throwing away the food that was in the refrigerator & freezer.

The other, the daughter, who lives in Orlando, returned home to no issues at all. Her husband rode out the storm in the house. They lost power for 2 days but he set up a generator to keep the essentials in proper condition.

It was actually nice having them as houseguests. They were very respectful of our time, did their best to not be a bother, but we enjoyed our common times when we were not otherwise committed to fencing, work, etc.




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Day 2 of the dirt track invitationals at mosquito speedway today. Much better weather today. Cars are just packing.

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Had a nice time with the family over the weekend.

Elaina, the 1 year old had a meltdown in Outback Steakhouse.
She didn't like the sling seat or the noise, so we rushed and got out of there fast.

Spent ALL DAY in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday zooing, shopping and of course, eating.
The traffic was horrible because of the Johnny Appleseed festival.
We finally left to get back to Defiance near midnight, after a Target shopping excursion.

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Taking a break from using the pole saw (40v Ryobi battery powered) after trimming back a nice locust tree to make it a bit more reasonable. It has begun to cast too much shade over the top of crabapple and a red maple so I cut back some of the side overhangs. I have figured out why husbands die before wives. I was using a 9' extension saw while standing on top of an 8' ladder, cutting down branches that were falling down on top of me. Only way I could reach them was to be under them.

Nephew is coming over to rebuild a small retaining wall, it will be completely dismantled, new crushed limestone base under it, then rebuilt in the same place. This little wall has held up for nearly 15 years on its sand foundation but is looking pretty tired and needs some help.

I think he is bringing over 2 guys with him so I'll be cooking burgers on the grill for lunch too.



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Day 2 of the dirt track invitationals at mosquito speedway . . .
Is that the real name or a nickname because the mosquitos are horrible? Either way, that name would scare me away.

I hate those little things!
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Day 2 of the dirt track invitationals at mosquito speedway today. Much better weather today. Cars are just packing.
Why are all the cars going the wrong way around the track? All our races, including dirt run counter-clockwise around the track.

I "was" going to do some more canning today but in the process of rinsing them, I just thought they weren't ripe enough. So, I'll put them back. Might be a problem as I'm heading to NY tomorrow morning for a few days. Hope the tomatoes don't rot before I return.
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Why are all the cars going the wrong way around the track?
Maybe they got lost
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Lawn and garden work today. 85 and muggy. Better get crackin'
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Nephew is coming over to rebuild a small retaining wall, it will be completely dismantled, new crushed limestone base under it, then rebuilt in the same place. This little wall has held up for nearly 15 years on its sand foundation but is looking pretty tired and needs some help.

I think he is bringing over 2 guys with him so I'll be cooking burgers on the grill for lunch too.



Is that the real name or a nickname because the mosquitos are horrible? Either way, that name would scare me away.

I hate those little things!
Lmao. Yes. That's the real name of the racetrack. This car actually used to race. The guys nickname was Studebaker Stu. Now they converted it to make a sign for the track. But yes, the mosquitoes can be bad up here.

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