Week Ending 8/10/19

Not an exciting week………………………………..

As always, first the chronology:

8/4/19 – Sunday – Up and breakfast then down to do the blog. Up for lunch and out to clean the pool. Cleaned up and over to Gary’s for the afternoon get together. Home and a nap. Dinner and chores. Bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

8/5/19 – Monday – Kathy was up and out early to watch the grand children. The regular babysitter had something going today so Kathy switched Monday and Tuesday to watch the kids. I had breakfast and did chores around the house. Lunch time I met Kathy and the kids at Dairy Queen in Taylorsville. Then home and into the pool. To the store for things for dinner. Julie came over. Downstairs to chat with the guys on 2 meters. Up to bed, computer updates and sleep.

8/6/19 – Tuesday – Slept late today to recover from the day yesterday. Did chores while Kathy napped to recover. Had lunch. Worked on my Python course. Then took Kathy to Rural King and dinner at Cracker Barrel. Home and chatted with the guys on 2 meters. Worked more on my Python course. Then to bed, computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

8/7/19 – Wednesday – Up, breakfast and out to do the yard work. Kathy was busy cleaning house so I was on my own. Very dry so not much to actually cut so I was done by 2:30PM. Kathy had to go to physical therapy at 3PM so I got cleaned up and went downstairs to work on my Python course. Kathy came home, put away groceries and had dinner. Downstairs to check the radios. Nothing going on. Upstairs to bed, computer work, Big Bang and sleep.

8/8/19 – Thursday – Up and out for a hair cut. Down to ACE hardware for light bulbs. Home and started chores. Had lunch then to my room for some Python work. Falling asleep at the desk so upstairs to bed for a nap. Up and had a light dinner. Down to chat with the guys on 2 meters. More chores and Python. Computer updates. To bed, TV and sleep.

8/9/19 – Friday – Up and out to dentist to get my permanent cap. Home and help Kathy get things ready for dinner tonight. Worked on Python awhile. Gary and Loretta then Mike and Gloria came. Had dinner and socialized. Cleaned things up after everyone was gone. To bed, computer updates, TV and sleep.

8/10/19 – Saturday – Up late. Helped Kathy clean up and put things away from last night. Went to my room and started my Python course. Getting through it slowly. knocked off about 9PM and went to bed. Computer updates, Big Bang and sleep.

Now the particulars:

The regular sitter for the grand kids had a job interview Monday so Kathy switched Monday and Tuesday with her.  Kathy brought the kids over here after various appointments and I met them at Dairy Queen for lunch.  Then back home and in the pool.  I ran to the store and bought some things for dinner and Julie came over to eat with us.  Then she took the kids home.  A very fun but tiring day.

For whatever reason, Kathy decided some time ago to invite my HAM friends Gary and Mike along with their wives over for dinner this week.  Actually it all started over a month ago.  We of course knew both Gary and Loretta since Loretta runs the Dare to Care program at church that Kathy helps with and I help Gary with a lot of things at his place.  I knew Mike from being with him at our Sunday afternoon get together but we had never met his wife.  So, long story short they all came over for dinner on Friday night.  Much of the week was spent cleaning up and doing chores around the house to prepare for that.  The dinner was a success.  Of course Gary and Loretta were gone early as Gary goes to bed early.  Mike and his wife Gloria stayed for several hours and chatted.  It was a very good evening.

Got to the dentist this week to get the permanent cap put on my tooth.  Actually the process was uneventful.  Even the dentist commented on that fact and said something to the effect that I was due for an easy procedure.  And, as always, it is great to see the office staff there.  They are all great people.

Kathy has been going to physical therapy.  Her knee started bothering her and when she babied it her hip would hurt.  So, the doctor had her go for an X-ray and concluded it was just arthritis and ordered some physical therapy.  She went for her first evaluation visit this week plus one other session.   We will see how things go with this.

As a side note, with her bad knee she started relying more on the hand rails in the stairway.  If you recall I had one off the wall about 8 months ago to fix the center support that was just secured in the drywall.  Kathy yelled at me and wanted it put back up right away.  So that’s what I did.  Now since she relies on it she wanted it fixed.  So, I got to finish the job I started 8 months ago.  I took it down, patched the holes from the center support and Kathy painted it.  Then I put the rail back up and re-positioned the middle support.  It’s in the wall solid now.  While I had the paint and wall compound out I fixed a scratched area behind the microwave oven and one in the living room from when they delivered our refrigerator.

Was out on the motorcycle once this week.  Rode it down to Dairy Queen Monday to have lunch with everyone.  Took the long way home but still only rode 20 mile.  Need to start doing more of that.

Continuing to work on my Python programming.  It’s getting harder to retain that stuff the older I get.  But I have a project in mind so I’m going to stay with it.  Hopefully I’ll finish that up in the next week or so.

That’s it for this week.  Didn’t make anymore phone calls but still have some to make.  Will keep you informed.  Hope all is well with everyone and have a great upcoming week.



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