Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OCTOBER 31, 2012
9:00 PM

We did not have any trick or treats tonight.  Last year we had one.  We used to have several hundred in Wynne until we started leaving town on Halloween night.  Several years we had over 400 kids.

It has gotten cooler here.  We have had some frost for the past several mornings.  We have not had a killing frost yet,  the grass is still green.  I have picked up the leaves several times over the past few days.  It is easier to stay up with them falling rather than deal with all of them at one time.

On Monday I cut the new quarter round to go around the new kitchen cabinets.  I also stained it and put the finish on the quarter round.  On Tuesday morning I installed it around the new cabinets. 

Yesterday I also built a patio.  Last week  Pat and I bought some concrete stones to build the patio  If is about seven feet by twelve feet.  It looks good.  We still plan to build a deck on the back of the house but that will be some time in the future.

Pat and I went to the tri-cities on Friday night.  Tommy's daughter was in a senor play at her school.  That was the first time I had been to a high school play in years.  We went over to Tommy's house on Saturday night for supper and watch the Miss State and Alabama football game.  We enjoyed the food, but the game was a bummer for State fans.

I will be going to the hospital in Tupelo tomorrow for another test.  I will go back to the doctor next week and he will discuss my options based on the results of the test.  I am not looking forward to the test, but I am ready to find out about my condition and how it will be treated or if no treatment is necessary at this time.

Monday, October 22, 2012

7:50 AM

Today is my birthday.  This is the first time I have not celebrated with my mother.  I was born on her birthday.  She died in January of this year.

Amy came to Iuka this weekend and as usual she had to leave early to do a job for one of the funeral homes she does contract work for.  It was good to have her visit for my birthday. 

Pat and I met some old friends of ours for supper on Saturday night.    They live in Southhaven.  We me at a cafe about half way for both of us.  We had a good fish supper and had a long visit.  We plan to do it again next month.  We plan to meet in Tupelo.  I look forward to our meal and visit.

When Pat and I got home on Saturday night Amy had displayed on the carport the gift she and Pat had bought for my birthday.  It is a large metal Mississippi State sign.  I was surprised and pleased with the gift.  Pat also gave me a card that plays Who Let the Dawgs Out.  Cute--------

Pat and I are going to a funeral this morning.  A friend of ours passed away on Friday.  We know him from church and we are also members of the car club with him.  He was a retired school administrator.  He served the Iuka district and when he retired several years ago he went  to Hazen Arkansas and served for five years in administration.  He was a very good friend. 

Pat and I will go to Memphis for an appointment with her heart doctor.  On Wednesday we go to Tupelo for an appointment I have with my doctor.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

3:30 PM

My medical problem was not taken care of on Friday.  I have to go to another doctor in Tupelo on Monday.

For the past several days I have been building a console for my old truck.  I finished the job this morning.  It really looks good with the bucket seats I installed a few weeks ago.

Today is the wedding day for Jenni and Billy.  The wedding will be today at 5:00 pm.  Amy is on here way home to attend the wedding.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

7:10 PM

It has been cool here for the last few days.  It is that time of year.

I have had two small  medical problems the last few days.  I have visited two doctors and had a CT scan and an MRI.  I made my second trip to the doctor in Tupelo today.  One of the problems has been taken care of.  I have an appointment with another doctor tomorrow.  I hope that my second problem will be resolved after that visit.

I have been working in the yard a little over the last few days.  I cut the grass today and used my bagger to remove the leaves.  The grass will not have to be cut many more times, but I will have to deal with the leaves for a long time.

Amy is still off work with her broken bone.  She went to the doctor on Monday of this week.  He told her she could go back to work next Monday.  She has enjoyed not having to go to work, but she also got bored some of the time.  Two of the embalmers who worked with Amy have left since she last worked.  She will have to get used to working with new people when she returns next Monday.