Dollars and sense !!

Dollars spent on roof repair makes sense to me!!

Dollar signsYesterday, Jimmy and Roger were repairing the roof of a neighbor-resident. I commented that I have a minor leak and might need them “in the future.” Jimmy checked my roof and commented on several potential problems. I said “Put me on your calendar.” I hadn’t anticipated the next day!! Yipes, another major expense so soon after new air-conditioner purchase.


Roger is ready

Roof view (1)

Roof view (2)

Leak may only be broken vent cover

Dropped sun screen

Tomato plants moved

Need to move storage box and shelves

Covered rain barrel

Stuff was moved

Storage box relocated

Shelves were moved

Wide view of Roger and my yard


More pictures to follow.

Ha, ha, ha!! Even though I received “a round tuit” yesterday, I planned to procrastinate another major expense. No procrastination on Jimmy’s part; he must own “a round tuit.”

Superman !!

Superman and Clark KentWhen I prepared those planters, they were almost empty, set in place, filled with planter soil, and plant added last. Bruce (Superman) moved them into the neighbor’s yard so he could scrub and wax the south side of my trailer home. As I understand their procedure: Scrub, scrape, caulk, repair, wax, etc., etc, on the roof. Lower area gets a thorough cleaning and waxing, too!! Who am I to question? They can do “their thing” and I’ll continue to take pictures and prepare blog messages.

Cleaning with a brush

Planters in neighbor's yard

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Smiley face sweating


Even super men have their limits!! “Real Feel” is 107 degrees so time to head for home.

Products used on my trailer

Super tools

See the shine

No excuses !!

Today, a friend gave me “a round tuit.”

Smiley face sweatingRound tuitSo-o-o-o, in the heat and humidity, I pulled weeds, cut “dead head” flowers, took pictures, rearranged planters, etc., etc. Perspiration was pouring off me but no more excuses, get it done!!


Sprawling watermelon vine

Turmeric sprouts

Cape Honeysuckle



Turk's Cap

Cypress vine

Trumpet vine


Frog is watching me

Gecko is watching me

Temperature at eleven

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Fountain and tubingOld lady gardener made a special trip to Lowe’s for tubing. We had drenching rain that forced me to spend an hour browsing the store (and impulse purchases). Still raining at 4:30 so I can’t install….

An hour later, project completed.

Bubbling beautifully


Smiley face two thumbs up

More indoor projects !!

Temperature at nine AM

Less than one inch in 25 hours


DownsizingThe thermometer may say seventy-six degrees, delightfully cool, but ninety-two percent humidity drives this old lady indoors. I’m still working with “evacuation preparedness” bags and contents. Actually, a good time to sort, discard and/or donate.

Yes and no buttons

Question mark and exclamation mark

If Texas were a country…

…we would rank tenth in metal winners!! Check it out on this web link.

Texas accounts for one-third of the United States’ medal count. Not to fuel the flames of Texit, but if we were our own country, we’d be good for tenth place, beating out Germany and Canada and scoring more medals than Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Greece, and Argentina combined. Here are our great state’s winners, with a necessary shout-out to the Dallas Morning News for their helpful Texas medal tracker:

The aforementioned Biles won gold in team gymnastics along with Dallasite Madison Kocian. Biles won the all-around individual event too. (She’s quite literally the greatest.) Rio’s been good to Texas Simones, it seems. Her fellow Houston-area Simone, Manuel, won gold in the 100-meter freestyle and silver in the 4×100 meter relay.

Texas took care of business in the pool. University of Texas swimmers Jack Conger, Townley Haas, and Clark Smith all helped the men’s 4X200 freestyle relay team win gold, and University of Texas alum Jimmy Feigen won gold in the 4X100 freestyle relay. Abilene native David Boudia won silver in men’s ten-meter platform synchronized diving.

On the women’s side of the water, Granbury High School grad Dana Vollmer won silver in the women’s 4X100 freestyle relay and earned a bronze all by herself in the 100-meter butterfly. That’s quite an impressive haul considering Vollmer gave birth to her first child 17 months ago, making her the second-ever American mom to medal in the Olympics. Katie Meili, of Carrollton, won bronze in the 100-meter breast stroke.

Remember, that’s just from the first week.


Gold silver and bronz Rio Olympic metals

On a rainy day, a message about & for senior citizens

LOL with pink letters and black backgroundAn acquaintance sent me the following message. There were several Senior cartoons but I don’t want to be guilty of forwarding them to my friends and acquaintances. Without using a black felt pen, I “redacted” a lot of the contents of this message. 

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During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, “How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?”

“Well,” he said, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to 
the person to empty the bathtub.”

“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger 
than the spoon or the teacup.”

“No” he said. “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?”



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A short neurological test

1- Find the C below.. Please do not use any cursor help.


2- If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.


3 – Now find the N below. It’s a little more difficult.


This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these 3 tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your neurologist. Your brain is great and you’re far
 from having a close relationship with Alzheimer.


Oh. One more test….

Find the 44th USA

44th President







Well, congratulations, you’re not color blind either!

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LOL with pink letters and black backgroundLorraine here: This message has been stored since April 28, 2016.  The fact that I published it today is an indication that #1) I’m bored, #2) there isn’t anything interesting in my life to write about, #3) the camera is broken, or #4) it’s raining and I can’t work in the garden.

A sight for sore eyes !!

Welcome rain waterIt began to rain while CARE residents were enjoying their evening meal yesterday. Sporadic, not continual rain. This first picture hastily taken during a quick check of my yard and plants. Hallelujah, a day when I don’t need to spend two hours watering thirsty plants!!

Rain in gauge