Monday, May 28, 2012

MONDAY MAY 28, 2012
4:00 PM

It has been a quiet Memorial Day here at the Nichols home.  Early this morning Pat watered all of her new plants that she has planted since we moved to Iuka.  I helped and did a little yard work while she was watering.  After the watering, I decided to wash my old Ford truck.  About the time I was finishing the wash job my brother David and his wife stopped by for a visit.  They had not been to the house since we had the new floor installed.  They liked the new flooring.  We visited for a while and they checked out my garage.  They liked  the new garage.

I decided to take a shower after they left.  While I was taking a shower Pat's brother Mike stopped by for a visit.  He wanted to check out the work I had completed on the garage.  We visited for  a while and then he, Pat and I had cornbread, pinto beans and onions for lunch.  After lunch he returned home, he had to repair his lawn mower.

Last night Pat and I went to David's home for a hamburger cookout.  David's girls and Sandra's children were there.  We all had a good time and some good food.

Pat and I went to Florence on Friday night for supper.  I had heard about a cafe that I wanted to check out.  The food was very good and not very expensive.  We will go back to that cafe. (I heard about the cafe from some of my coffee shop buddies)

Aunt Ginny is not doing very well and it is two weeks before she goes to the doctor for her knee.  Last Friday she went to the local doctor and got some pain medicine, but on Saturday it made her sick.  She called me about 5 pm and asked me to come over.  Pat and I went over and stayed about two and one half hours.  She improved, but Pat and I came home and eat and Pat returned and spent the night.  She was a little better Sunday, but she is in a lot of  pain today.  She said she planned to go back to local doctor tomorrow and get some more pain medicine and hopefully get her appointment for the knee doctor move up.

Friday, May 25, 2012

FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
11:45 AM

Amy came for a visit on Wednesday afternoon.  A few minutes after she got here she got a call from a funeral home she does some work for in Memphis.  They had a body for her to embalm.  I took a quick shower and we headed for Memphis.  She did her work and then we stopped for supper.  We got home about 11PM.  It was good to have time to spend with her, if it was driving to and from Memphis.

Yesterday an old friend called and asked me to join him for supper.  I told him that I would be happy to join him for supper.  (He travels in in job and he spends one night every three weeks in Iuka)  Pat, Amy and I joined him for supper.  We had a good meal and good conversation about what we have been doing since we last had a visit.  (He lives in northwest Mississippi)  After supper we came home and Amy returned home.  She will start her shift of working eight days before the next time off.

Pat is at the doctors office with Aunt Ginny.  She is having problems with one of her knees.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TUESDAY MAY 22, 2012
8:45 PM

Pat and I went to Memphis today.  She had to go to the doctor and get a shot.  After the doctor visit we had lunch at a Mexican cafe.  The food was good and we both enjoyed the change.  We have not had Mexican food in several weeks.

We left about 7:15 this morning and got back to Iuka a little after three in the afternoon.  I took a very short nap and then went to the barber shop for a hair cut.  I do not get as many hair cuts since I have retired.
Pat does not like it when my hair gets very long.

Friday, May 18, 2012

FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
9:50 PM

Pat and I had some business to take care of this morning.  We completed our business about eleven o'clock and returned home. 

I spent the rest of the day moving the last of items from our carport to the new garage.  When I had all of the items moved, I removed the last of the enclosure I put up last year.  We now have a complete carport to use.  We have been using part of it for several days.  I am glad to have complete use of the carport for parking cars and not enclosed storage.

We went to Corinth tonight and had supper.  After eating we did some shopping for a few items that we needed and are not available in Iuka.

Tomorrow I plan to take it easy.  I do plan to go to the coffee shop in the morning and catch up on the latest coffee shop reports.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

THURSDAY MAY  17, 2012
6:15 PM

I went to Tupelo today for a check up with my surgeon.  I got a very good report.  I have to go back in three weeks for a final check up.

I have been working on my shop for the last several days.  I have the metal on the front and I have built the wall dividing the shop in two parts.  I did this because I plan to have heat and cooling in only one part of the garage.  There is no need to spend the money to heat and cool the entire building.

I had a good surprise yesterday.  I was about to eat lunch when Jerry Brewster called me.  He told he that he was about ten minutes from Iuka.  I told him that I would meet him near the highway that goes on the edge of Iuka.  We met at Jack's.  We had lunch and a very good visit, then we came to my home and I gave Jerry a tour of my property here in Iuka.  It was good to visit with Jerry and catch up on activities in Wynne.  He was comming through Iuka from Fort Payne AL.  He was driving a new truck from the factory to Wynne  for use in the sanitation department.

I went to the car club meeting on Tuesday night this week.  Pat was able to go to this meeting for the first time.  She had other activities that have prevented her from attending in the past.  The club will have another trip early in June.  We will drive to Selmer and attend a car show and fistival.  Pat and I plan to make the trip. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

7:20 PM

I spent most of the day working on my shop building.  I started placing the metal panels on the outside of the building.   I also did a little mowing and I also burned some scrap wood from the construction process of the shop.

Yesterday I finished weed eating the yard yesterday.  I had completed the back yard last week and I needed to complete the job.  It rained until after lunch.  The weather was excellent for working outside.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

9:00 PM

I went to the surgeon in Tupelo.  He did not have to perform any more procedures.  He said that I was doing well.  I have to go back in two weeks.

I stopped on the way home and visited with a couple who used to live in Wynne.  They live a few miles south of Corinth.  They moved to Mississippi in October.  (The couple I visited are Brother T. G. Ramsey and his wife)  He is pastor of a church south of Corinth.