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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday Night Update

You can tell from the five posts below how I spent most of my Sunday. I was ready to throw something but it finally all came together. (You may have to click on "older posts" to see them all but they're there).

First I didn't have my camera.

My camera returned and I couldn't find the cord to upload.

I uploaded direct from the memory chip (didn't know I could do that). It worked but it uploaded to Adobe and when I tried to publish, I couldn't find the directory from the Blogger "browse" windows.

Then I looked at the shelf below the computer. There was the cord so I started over with Kodak software which meant uploading, renaming, captioning, deleting, and editing everything one more time.

I started early this morning with the pictures. It's now past 8:00 p.m. I imagine I took at least 50 pictures and edited down to the ones I posted.

Not that I did nothing else. Ray's been back in hospital since Tuesday (or maybe Wednesday?). Some of you already know that from email. I saw him this afternoon and he's doing much better. He may come home tomorrow. I think some of it was exhaustion. We both pushed ourselves but he did more of the heavy work than he should have, even with all the help we had.

The girls called tonight; mostly Rebecca talking although I did talk to Elcie for a few minutes. Rochelle wasn't there but she'll call soon. Rebecca has always been the chatterbox. It was so good to hear her little voice. I miss them. She had to know all about our little house of course and what we were doing.

Let's see, what else? I had lunch with my friend Janet on Wednesday and then lunch and card playing with my shelf making friends R & L (and Tim) on Thursday. That's unusual for me; usually Janet and I just have coffee and it's the first time the guys, Tim, and I have gone out together. I had enough leftovers from both lunches for dinner on both nights so I didn't have to fix anything for myself.

Other than that, I've kept myself busy settling in here. I have a few more boxes in the side yard to go through (including the videos I mentioned in the picture post). Once we're done, the housework will be nothing. I'll be looking around for something more to do I imagine.

Oh, did any of you have problems with Bloglines the other night? Suddenly it showed 18,000+ posts. Looked like it backed up and updated for the last 3 months or so. I marked them all "read" which closed them all. If I missed some of your posts, I apologize. By morning, it was fixed.

We're getting into autumn quickly now. The afternoon temps are in the mid-80's (around 30C) and are expected to drop another ten degrees by next weekend. The mornings are in the 50's and I've packed my shorts away for winter.

We're expected to do our own lawn upkeep. Friend Dawn found us a used electric mower for $40. Works perfectly and even has the grass collector attached. I bought a heavy duty outdoor 120 foot extension cord and we were set. Dawn's husband tried it out on our lawn yesterday. We don't have much grass but what there was needed cutting. I don't think anyone had watered in some time and of course the summer is almost over. We might try putting some seed down and see what happens and might even try a little gardening next year. Ray wants to plant a rose bush.

And that's about it from me for now. Thanks to all for the comments and the emails.

Hope all of you had a good weekend. Take care everyone.


Anvilcloud said...

Glad you're all settled in and talking to the girls. Sorry about Ray though.

Diane J. said...

Whew, I'm exhausted and all I did was read about what you did! You seem to be settling into your new nest, although I know it's a big adjustment to this much smaller house.

I do like the big kitchen, but I'd have it cluttered up in no time. I tend to fill (for that read OVERfill) any space I'm given. I have to fight the packrat gene I inherited. I'm really doing better with that, though.

Glad you have your own space for your computer etc. Lamar and I do our own things in separate rooms most of the time. We still have plenty of time together, and our apartment is so small that we can talk to each other from any room to another.

Hope Ray gets to come home soon, and don't overdo trying to settle in before he gets home. We don't need you sick as well. :-)

Love and hugs,


Misspudding said...

Hey Ann,

It's great to see you back! I'm so glad you guys are finally settled in. I hope Ray recovers quickly so you can both enjoy the place.

Keep us updated!

Bacchus said...


I'm so glad to hear you settling in. Sorry to hear about Ray, hopefully he will be home soon. How are the girls doing?

I missed your posts while you were gone. PS We found a new home too.

Isn't it great that the weather is cooling down? It has been way too warm in the city. I actually got sunburn today.

I'd be toast down there. LOL

PI said...

Glad things are settling down and tell Ray he must plant a rose - it will give you both much pleasure.

possum said...

Hey Girl! Finally got caught up on reading your blog. Only had 4 phone calls during that time! Glad to see you are getting settled, in more ways than one. Hope Ray gets back soon and the 2 of you can RELAX! (whatever that means...) Did I see a window over the sink? Gotta have a window over the sink... Seems we have the same turtle! Good to hear from you!

Susie said...

Hi Ann,
Glad to see you've settled in. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your cottage..
Sorry to hear Ray is back in the hospital.
I'm keeping you both in my prayers.
It's starting to feel a tiny bit like fall here in the morning and evening too..

Anonymous said...

What a cute house! It's so bright and sunny in all the photos you've posted--I know you'll be so comfy and happy once you're all settled in! How nice to have a yard--I love puttering around in the garden. It's so relaxing.

Glad you're hearing from the girls--I hope they're adjusting well and keeping up in school. Sorry to hear Ray is back in the hospital, but if you're right and it's exhaustion he'll be better in no time!

Gawdess said...

Good to hear from you Ann. The house looks good and bright and I hope that Ray is home sooner than soon.

Good to hear that you talked to the girls.

Take care.

Ava said...

Wow! That was a lot! You sure have a lot going on!

The kinks will work out!

ancient one said...

Enjoyed the tour of your new home. You sure work fast to have it in that much order all ready. Seems things take me forever, anymore. Sorry Ray is sick. Hope he's feeling better soon. Glad you got to talk to the girls. Enjoy your space with your computer. Mine is in the kitchen and it is always cluttered up. I save way too much mess!! Like you I can talk to husband in the living room and if I crank my head around just right, I can see some TV...LOL

Gina said...

Oh, I hope Ray can come home soon!

I love your little workroom!

PEA said...

Hi Ann:-) Finally catching up with your news!! I so enjoyed seeing all the pictures and I think you have a lovely new've made it look so welcoming:-) Glad you're able to talk to the girls on the phone once in a they seem to have adjusted or do they ask if they can come back to you? Oh dear, so sorry Ray is back in the hospital, hopefully he'll be out again real soon. Once everything has settled down, you'll have to get use to having a lot of time for yourself which is about time!! xox

Madcap said...

Hello dear lady,

So much happening for you! I'm sorry to hear that Ray's back in the hospital, I hope that's very temporary. My best to the girls, too. Take good care.

Margaret said...

Sorry also to hear that Ray is back in hospital, hope he is home and well really soon. Thanks for the lovely photos I feel as though I have been on a real visit to you.
Glad that you are settling in it does take a while I know. Love Margaret XXXX

Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ I so enjoyed seeing all your photos of your house and you have nearly got everything in place.
Time now to enjoy it, and I hope Ray will be home by now. So glad you spoke to the girls, I think Rebecca
will be missing you most.
Glad you liked the Math joke the other day. Take great care, dear
friend. Love, Merle.

Jo said...

I sure hope Ray is up and feeling better soon! Thanks for the updates and the pics of your new place, it is neat to see your new nest and know you seem to be settling in nicely. I am jealous of your puter room!