Saturday, August 12, 2017

Three Day Trip to Georgia - Movie Time

Auburndale, FL  Hi 90  Lo 75

I still get hitch itch, (It's wanting to get on the road and go someplace.)   Saturday we went to Georgia to see Jim's cousin Adele and her husband Dick. It was only for the weekend and we came back Monday. (Click on pictures to enlarge).

They moved from Maryland to a community in Georgia to be closer to their kids.

The entry to the community.

The view out the back door is breathtaking. The sunsets are gorgeous, although I had to take their word of it. We didn't see one.

Another view without the storm.

Next door left

Right side

The clubhouse. They have a lot of activities to keep residents busy.

There's an outside pool

and also an indoor pool.

A large gym.

Just one of the many boat docks on Lake Oconee.

We had lunch in another area by lake Oconee.

We went to Greensboro, GA to a couple antique stores. Jim found an old army helmet.

Sunday isn't the day to find restaurants or stores open. It was surprising we found a couple places open. We had a great time playing Rummikub.

Thank you Dick and Adele for a great visit. We hope to see you again soon.

On the way home at a rest stop we saw this snake along the sidewalk. People were going past it without seeing it, but we weren't sure if it was dead or not. We didn't want to go find out.

We love going to the movies and since it's so hot out we got out of the house to go see one. This week was Atomic Blonde. If you're a James Bond fan, you'll love this movie. It's James Bond but a woman. It's not for the younger family member. There's lots of twists and turns which you don't expect.

Tuesday night we had a birthday party for Sandi and Alice who live in the community. It was a super time of laughing and gifts and eating.



Cindy, Sandi, Marie

Mary Lou, Donna, Alice, Peggy

 Donna, Peggy, Shirley, Linda

Hostess, Kathy

I wanted another drone, something I can fly in the house. We found a neat one that's really little. I'm still learning to fly it, but sure is fun. I figured if I learn this one, the bigger one will be easier to handle. 

I'm back to crocheting. I'll take pictures and post next week.  It's been a fun week, see you next Saturday. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Movie - Antique Mall

Auburndale, FL   Hi  91   Lo 75

 It's back to the same routine. I miss my sis, but she has obligations in Missouri and she'll be back in Florida in October. It's too hot to get out much and I still have a lot of trouble breathing if the humidity is real high, so I can't play shuffleboard. We decided to go to a movie to get out of the house.  We had a surprise tropical storm come in on Monday so we went on Wednesday.

We were both quite disappointed in the movie Dunkirk. It was very hard to understand what was going on and the music was so loud you couldn't understand the dialogue. Jim says it was the theater with bad speakers, I think it's an overall bad movie.  He wants another chance to hear it when it comes on TV, we'll see. I suggest to read up on what the movie is about before going and go to a theater with a good sound system, it may help.


We happened to find an Antique mall near the theater and decided to check it out. It was huge and it was well organized. It took over an hour to walk through it. A lot of the items were things we sold or donated when we moved in the RV. We didn't get a thing, but sure is interesting.

Looking down the aisles both directions.

We have had a lot of rain and the frogs are now croaking all over the place. There's  tiny ones climbing our Florida room screen. They can sure make a loud noise for as little as they are.

It's good to have a hobby when you're inside most of the time. I had an order for the crochet tiny bears. They're barely an inch.

I've been getting calls for the October 21 craft bazaar in the park that I'm setting up. It's going well. I had 36 tables last year and right now I have 52.  It's going to be a big one this year and the advertising will start first week of September.

Next week we will have a lot to report, stay tuned.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kitchen Upgrade - Plans Change

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(Auburndale, FL)  Hi 90  Lo 80

Doris, my sister came to our place last Saturday.   Sunday and Monday we got groceries and cleaned the place to get ready for Monday night's Bunco game with 12 gals. There's three groups of 12 that have bunco once a month and it was my turn. I'm always up tight getting ready for something that big, but everything was in place, the food was eaten and all went well. Doris and Jim went to Tampa to see the Rays baseball game. It was timed perfectly for them to be gone the whole time Bunco was being played.

Tuesday we got up and started painting our kitchen. I have four more cabinets then my sisters kitchen. I thought I'd keep the tan insert in the middle but with different ideas from the gals, and the look of my sisters cabinets, which we did last week, I decided to paint all white cupboards. We used wood markers to paint the stripes.

The top shows before we painted and the bottom is what is done. The house was built 1987 and we're sure nothing has been done, they had a yellow cast to them.

Picture doesn't show the yellow, looks more like tan.

We didn't take any doors off on my sisters cupboards. Jim took all the hinges off which made it easier to paint. We had the hex bit on the drill which helped.

This is the finished kitchen and it looks great!  I even painted the back door which was black and looked out of place from the other doors. It's all fresh looking and we're set for awhile. We bought some new handles for the drawers, the old ones broke in half. Any pressure at all they'd just break apart.

We found the frog that has a loud noise to it. If you want to call it noise, sounds like a scream at times.

Wednesday we went to a luncheon with a bunch of the gals from the park. There was a plane outside in the lake that was unique looking. I haven't seen anything like it.

Doris was suppose to leave for Missouri this morning. She left about 8am but came back worried about the engine light that came on. She went to Autozone and they said it wasn't safe to drive because of ignition coil was out. Luckily, we have a Toyota dealer in Lakeland and made an appointment. They took the car in fixed it and picked it up late afternoon.  Tomorrow she'll try to again to leave. Plans change no matter if you're in an RV or just having a car.

It's been a great two weeks with sis and we'll see her again in October.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Week in Okeechobee

Okeechobee, FL  Hi 92  Lo 80

This week has been with my sister, Doris in Okeechobee. She's here from Missouri and spends a few weeks in the summer in Okeechobee. We both wanted to get our kitchen cupboards painted.  I helped paint hers and we'll do ours next week. The best way to show what we did is the after and before. They didn't look as yellow till we painted them white. She has the little line which we refreshed with a wood pen. They looked great when we were done.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge).

We were so sore the next couple days that we did nothing. We've been doing a lot of experimental cooking which has been fun. She likes cooking more than I do so I did dishes and she made the meals. It's been enjoyable to say the least.

It's been to hot to get out during the day but in the evening  and between rain showers and storms I've been practicing with the drone. It's been awhile, but I had fun with it.

There's baby alligators here, in fact we saw five of them with mamma and dad closeby.
This is either mom or dad.

There's tiny eyes to the right of the great blue heron. The little ones are probably less then a foot long.

A couple views of the empty boat docks. There's only a few people in the park. The boats are all under the carports. The water is very low in the canals.

This time of year there's storms everyday. This is one of them over Lake Okeechobee .

We're going back to our place today (Saturday) for a full week of activities. See you next Saturday.