HALLELUJAH !!!!! We won !!!!

Here is link to my earlier blog message.

Below is the exact message as it appears (today) on the Escapees Rainbow’s End RV Park email.

Cell Tower at CARE

As you know, we have been in discussion with AT&T regarding the erection of a cell tower on CARE property. They have now notified us of their decision not to exercise the option agreement we had with them.  It appears that they will choose another site which is more suitable for them, with terms probably more favorable than were in our agreement.

I know that this will be seen as good news by those who displayed signs around our neighborhood against this tower.  I hope those signs will now be removed.

I, personally, and as President of the CARE board, would like to thank that vast majority of residents who have expressed their support of this project, which in our opinion would have benefitted not only CARE, but the entire community.

Bruce Horton [President of CARE Board of Directors]

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Below: Lorraine’s enthusiasm.


Digression from obsession ?

No “tree climbing”; no “yardening” (obsessions)!! A delicate plant (Purple Shamrock) needed to be protected from the cold temperature so moved and covered. “Stuff” needed to be moved so the KIA can again gain access to the carport. A large bag of trash was hauled to the dumpster. Continued into Livingston and stopped at Walmart for another can of spray paint. Then to the Health Food Store where I donated two boxes of “health” cook books. While there, I had an iridology (checked my eyes for signs of possible health problems).

So many things–this morning–were “impulse.”

The KIA turned into the new Discount Tire for air in the tires. Then, spontaneously, an appointment to have the tires rotated.

The KIA was headed for Subway but turned into Church’s Chicken. After being closed for three years, Church’s reopened yesterday or today. Not my usual choice of food but today was all about “change.”

What does the future hold? A myriad of changes?? Yes, my move is on the horizon but today’s trip into Livingston included a stop at the Bank to pay for another month’s rent.

It’s two-twenty-five PM and I’m still wearing a sweater. When I drove into Livingston, I was wearing a sweater, a coat, and a stocking cap–and was COLD.

It’s kind of “spooky” when I think about how abnormal this day is.

“Harriet” — the movie

The movie, “Harriet,” will begin showing on Friday, November first. I’m curious about the accuracy and I did a Google search for information. Here is an article that is supposed “fact checking.”  Here is the link to an article titled The True Story Behind Harriet Tubman Movie.

My interest stems from the fact that my first cousin five-times removed, Levi Coffin, is identified as  President of the Underground Railroad.”  I wondered if he is mentioned in the movie. Actually, by reading The True Story Behind Harriet Tubman, I see that she worked between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Levi Coffin’s station on the Underground Railroad was in Indiana. ~~~~ I found the information (web links) very interesting

“This recently recovered 1868-1869 portrait, depicting Tubman probably in her early 40s, is on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. (NMAAHC, Library of Congress)
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“Absent from the film is Tubman’s work as a Union spy, her 1869 marriage, her work as a suffragist (above: pictured between 1871 and 1876) and the opening of the Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly. (NMAAHC, Library of Congress)
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The arrival of “winter” weather was an invitation to work on projects indoors. However, I felt inclined to DO NOTHING. “Relaxing” feels so good after many days dedicated to outdoors projects.

Working “undercover”

Disagreeable weather predicted for the next few days. As I prepare this message (2:40), it has begun to rain. Fortunately, sixty-seven degrees (outdoors) is pleasant when I work “undercover.” I have a large covered patio, and a large carport. Likewise, a very valuable laundry room. A really ridiculous project (right?) to spend time washing bottles and vases!! On a humorous note: I’m thinking about Christmas. I’m organizing the bottles for a Christmas bottle tree. It will be similar to the one I prepared several years ago. Tiny lights are inserted into clear bottles; red and green bottles carry out holiday colors. ~~ (A monster clap of thunder at 2:44 PM that shook my trailer home.) ~~ My “Patriotic” bottles will be stored until an appropriate holiday?!



Happy Anniversary Internet

The NBC Today show presented an entertaining review of our life before the Internet. Later, I’ll try to find the news segment by searching “the Internet.”  According to Today‘s hosts and hostess, this is the fiftieth anniversary/birthday.

Confused ??

Old lady can’t count? Four identical medium-size hanging baskets plus two identical large-size hanging baskets. “The old lady” was awake half the night reprimanding herself for that dumb mistake.

Insanity ??

Spray painting mania!! When I exhausted my supply of spray paint (in my private hardware store) I made a trip to Walmart  for more. I’ve said it frequently: “I hate Walmart.”  So you know the project(s) are important if I make a special trip to Livingston, to Walmart, for paint. “If & when”  I’m settled at my new location, my garden paraphernalia will be clean and/or fresh paint. Note that I also purchased cleaner for the carpet in my trailer home.