Pretty lights in my yard ?!

Early this morning, I watered the plants in the yards of two neighbor ladies. Then, in my yard, I climbed a step- ladder and inserted bulbs in the new string of lights.  The remainder of the day was spent at the computer–climbing the family tree–attempting to find “sources” of information for an extended (extended) family member. I didn’t fix a meal; I snacked.

 

Tired over tired !!

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I was “tired” when I got up at 6:30 this morning. (1) I watered the plants in the neighbor’s yard. (2) I enjoyed coffee with the guys, at the clubhouse. (3) Another  “traveling” neighbor’s yard needed tender loving care (and I was there). (4) “Motivated”… I worked in my yard for more than an hour. (5) Hot, and very tired, “the old lady” retreated to her comfortable chair. (6) Prepared this blog message…

Foreign soil

My neighbor lady is in England to deliver a speech at a conference. Afterward, she will tour England, Ireland, and Scotland. For me, her yard is “foreign soil” and I’m there to visit her plants. This experience takes me back to the years–in Livingston–when I spent time in my “yarden.”  Enjoyable hours each day tending to my dozens of plants–and an exaggerated effort to have a beautiful yard. In contrast, my yard–in Waco–is neglected and I spend almost all my time sitting at the computer. I’m hoping and praying my early start mornings will lead me to “tend” to neglected projects. (Due to the heat… I must visit her yard early each morning.)

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Exterminator and janitor

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I planned to ignore Ancestry for a few days (a few hours?) but a cousin was frustrated with inconsistent documentation. He asked for clarification (because he says he trusts my research) so I immediately leaped into action.  I quickly recognized my information is flawed (if it is flawed) and this will require hours of scrutiny.  Information NOT noted on the image: A different set of parents. I confessed to the error (if it is an error) when I published the image with the controversial individuals (on Ancestry). Who’s who? To my credit: I am usually correct and “the other guy” made the mess. (I’m just a janitor cleaning up messes?!)

Stale news

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Doctor’s appointment (scheduled every six months) and she convinced me to take a prescription drug for my sleep/fatigue problem (and I balk at prescriptions), It’s not working! ~~ The doctor is concerned with the weight loss but I’m delighted. I have no appetite; it’s easy to skip meals. Ancestry is my medicine and I’ve been involved with tangled relationships. I research… and I prepare collages to attach to the individuals. Ancestry subscribers copy one another’s mistakes!! They seem oblivious to errors that are obvious to me.

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Confession: “Stale news” because “too busy” doing research and documentation to prepare a blog message.

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This image of the current outdoor temperature is the only up-to-date information.

Detective Lorraine

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Two-and-one-half days on this family and I am NOT certain of 100% accuracy. The records are limited so I felt the need to create images so I (we) can see each piece of the puzzle. Remember “Field of Dreams” ? If you build it they will come. Perhaps by “building” images, another researcher will have the collaborating documentation?

Very eventful Monday

“The old lady” left home shortly before 8:30 AM–en route to a nine o’clock doctor’s appointment. The doctor was very helpful as I discussed my health problems. A battery of tests will follow after she gets a report from the blood tests. The doctor’s visit was followed by an extreme haircut in a nearby shop. Then, to nearby Walmart for things (on the list) not available at my market. Recently, I acknowledged that I can’t handle large boxes of books (too heavy). I need smaller boxes for the pending donation to Love Packages. In the Deli Department, I saw a shopping cart with a pile of flattened empty small boxes. I asked… and “yes” I could take the boxes. It doesn’t balance money-wise but I “spent” the money I saved on colored light bulbs. I’ll always have pretty bulbs decorating the carport and front yard. The bulbs are reported to last for twelve years so they will outlive me (ha). Confession: The light bulbs (and strings of lights) are less expensive than plants for the garden. They are my “inexpensive” (feeble?) attempt to have an attractive yard (with low maintenance).

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