Thursday, March 22, 2012


Click for Crystal Falls, Michigan Forecast

I've been out in the woods ... maple syruping.
 If the weather had been normal, I had planned to
go on Telephone Time to look for a partner and buy
 some more taps ... then go do the maple trees up
 the hill. I only did the trees here by the house.

BUT, I just started here by the house; didn't know
if there would be a sap run or not. For a good run,
it's supposed to go below freezing at night ... which
 it didn't ... very unusual for up here. We had about
 two & a half feet of snow before this 60/70 degree
(That's all gone now, except some "snow-plowing"
piles.) I just tapped some trees experimentally ...
and, checked them every other day ... two areas.
 Maybe I will start bringing some jugs in soon????
 A few at a time???

I must have about 20 pints put up so far ...
better than not trying at all.




Lots of stone piles to climb over, too.

     The hill to the left is a mile or so away ...
through the river valley

That's my house
down there.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


   My computer was sick for a while ... got it back.  Now, to hope to re-install my programs & get them to work. Make sure that you keep the code numbers ... a hard copy ... to re-install your programs.  Also, a hard copy of all your internet code names & passwords!


Sunday, January 08, 2012

My Christmas

    This was a good Christmas. I gave up feeling sorry for myself ... & drove down to Wisconsin. My son, Alan, had the party at his shop in Green Bay. Everyone turned up. It was just for me, my kids, their kids, & their kids. The only one extra was Maggie's friend, Dave & his dog.
    The food was set up in their lunchroom, with the refer, microwave, & the popcorn machine.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Somewhat overdue ... here's how things are going.

My birthday card from my daughter.

Need snow plowing?

my monitor wallpaper, larger attatched


stamped with linoleum block on blue paper

L o i S

Thursday, November 17, 2011


9:19 PM 8/4/2011

Three pain pills today ... finally my back feels better. I finished mowing the lawn, got some stuff ready for taking the craft items to the horseshow. I'm still thinking of how to assemble the peg-board. How am I to get this stuff into the car???

I didn't get even a good start on getting things ready.

7:24 AM 9/16/2011

This is just great ... I had to beg the doctor at the pain clinic for another epidural for my back. They are trying to economize at the clinic. When he asked if the pain were "tolerable" with taking the pain pills ... (at least 3 per day) ... I said yes ... but, that was only because I would then go sit in my lounge chair, & watch T.V. I cannot get anything done that way!

7:16 AM 9/24/2011

This is just great ... I had begged the doctor at the pain clinic for another epidural for my back. THIS FEELS JUST GREAT; I DID GET ANOTHER EPIDURAL; I'VE ONLY HAD ONE OR TWO PAIN PILLS THIS PAST TWO WEEKS!

There is so much to get done "before winter". There is so much junk to get rid of ... free on Telephone Time or whatever.

7:40 AM 9/27/2011

My last epidural is still working. If I'm extra busy during the day, I will feel like taking a break ... BUT, NO PAIN!

10:41 PM 10/7/2011

Ah ... PAIN! I've been back to painting the house ... we are having a TRUE "Indian Summer", no rain & the weather is unbelieveably warm. My back still has no pain, but gets very uncomfortable ... so I've taken a few pain pills. BUT, I'M GETTING THE HOUSE PAINTED. I did get nephew, Craig, to help ... but, I shouldn't have given him the down payment on his help ... he's been invisible for the past few days.

9:27 PM 10/11/2011

HOUSE PAINTING ... if I needed anything less ... that would be painting the outside of my two story house! With, and without, Craig's help, the house is painted on three sides, leaving half of the north side ... the east side, only above the "sun porch" is left for 2012.. Most of that I did ... scrap, prime, and finish coat.

10:48 AM 11/17/2011

The house painting has been continued until next year ... for sure. We did have a great snowstorm last week ... but it has mostly melted away. It will be interesting to see who's prayers are more effective ... those like me, who keep saying, "I'm not ready for winter yet!" ... and ... those praying for "tracking snow".

But, my back ... for the past week, I "ache in every joint". From the pain clinic ... I did have a twice per week "Physical Therapy" session. Independent of that ... for this past week is this "ache in every joint" problem. I'm hoping that it is just because I ran out of my MSM (joint medication).