Monday, October 15, 2018

downsizing

I realize this is bragging but I just reduced my shoe collection from 70 pairs down to 30 pairs.  Now I have one pair for every day of the month. Months of 31 I guess I will be forced to be barefoot.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Travel

Sitting in the Phoenix airport.  Have lost my sense of adventure…not jumping at the chance to take a bump. Prescott was very nice…hiking, eating, museum. Saw Kate and Bill last night and their new home. Very nice backyard…relaxing, peaceful!
Now…onto laundry, home chores, another house meeting and Calvin.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

lovely 33rd celebration

Wow we have been together for 33 years. Lovely dinner. Thanks Maureen for arranging.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

heart cath Monday

Been having symptoms. Might get my third set of stents.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Labor Day Weekend

Thank you all for your input on house selections.  You have several months to change your mind on paint color! I do think the kitchen counter top is a keeper…so much effort goes into this! But I got a break from it all since we had Calvin Thursday evening until Monday afternoon!  Not much ...who am I kidding…nothing else gets done when he is here! 
We did get a short hike in at Eagle Creek, a visit with Kate’s Mom, a short trip to Holiday Park Nature Center, and church…all about cumulative life experiences.  Since we only had him 3 full days I felt like I had to cram a lifetime of experiences in those days.

Is anyone interested in going out to dinner for our next CC as an early anniversary celebration?  We went to Divvy’s in Carmel and it would be a good place to go.

Posted by Maureen on 09/04 at 08:43 AM
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Friday, August 31, 2018

voting on decorations

Fun times at Maureen’s. Thanks. I was near tears during our toast. 100% attendance.  Decision fatigue set in early but all of your choices were fine.It is striking how the lighting changes how something looks so dramatically.  I think the counter will be stunning. I later realized we didn’t get to vote on edging. I would select a clean plain line rather than something more decorative. Can you get a view of it in a full kitchen on the website? It is always so difficult to know what the effect will be when you go from a sample to a big roomful.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

home again

I found a retirement community to live in in SC. We will wait on a house to buy. Details at our next gathering. Had a lovely visit with Kara,

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Conversation Club Wednesday August 15

See most of you tonight at my house!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Farewell Tour

We have started our Farewell Indy Tour…a year of doing things we have thought of doing for the past 40 years but never did - although Dave’s work schedule will put a crimp in that plan…like the S’more Festival on the Circle yesterday.
We have put the first payment on the lot and they are drawing up the plans with the changes we have made - adding 4 feet to the back of the house, moving a wall, adding a wall, moving a room, etc…
Next step is to look at the plan with the sales manager, he then submits it to the builder, we then meet with both of them - then they get the permit to start building while we…pick out door knobs - and counters, floor, cabinets, design the kitchen etc…Sounds as if we won’t have much time for our Farewell Indy - we will be in Cincy doing all this!
Hope to see everyone on the 15th.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Thank you Susan!

A very nice evening at Susan’s….wow, so much new information!  Congrats to Kate on purchasing a most grand and gorgeous home in Phoenix!  It will be enjoyed for many years!  Also to Maureen on the pretty much certain purchase of a lot and a new home which will be built on it in Cincinnati!  Fresh and new and wonderful homes for you both!!  Susan, lots to think about if you stay or if you go….I have the sense you will end up staying put in Indianapolis for the foreseeable future…  Then huge congrats to Barb for the new grandchild on the way down in Texas!  You are a wonderful Grandma I am sure, and this new one will bring so much joy!!

I am glad to say that Steve is improving more and more each day - he drove for the first time today in 5 weeks!  Our landscaping project begins next week - everything new all across the front, and a paver front entry too.  The back deck, new sidewalks etc will begin after the 15th of August.

We missed you Carol Fay….hope to see you next time at Barb’s - possibly on July 31st.

Going to celebrate Ella’s birthday tomorrow after church.  She will be 15 on Monday the 23rd!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July already….

Happy July to you all…  hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying summertime!

Steve is progressing, can get up out of his chair nearly on his own now…but still so many things he cannot do for himself.  I am pretty much housebound for the time being…it was so great to have Matthew here for the first 2 weeks.  Only about 5 more weeks to go till Steve’s hip should be fully functional again!

Susan, how are things going with your daughters assisting with the project??  Some things are easy to be rid of, and other things not so much….

What did you find out about the housing situation in Maureen?  If you build, do you have to choose from an existing floor plan?

Kate…any new possibilities in Phoenix?

Looking forward to seeing everyone in another week!

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Hip hip hooray

Took Steve to his 2 week followup this morning - all looked good - got the 30+ staples removed, xrayed the hip (wow, that is quite a contraption they nailed in there haha!)  and consulted with Dr. Hupfer.  It’s been a hard 2 weeks, lots of pain and discomfort, totally helpless….needing help for everything!  Will be using the walker for at least 2 more weeks, then a cane for 2-4 more. Thankful that Matthew was here for 12 days after surgery…he flew back to Florida yesterday.

No plans for the 4th, may have the Fishers fam here for supper…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Can’t Wait for Saturday

Elliott and I are going to Fort Branch Saturday to see Asher, Lilly and Parents. Elliott also wants to see a couple Otter Baseball games in Evansville. Bobby is the hitting Coach. We will be back Monday and don’t really have plans for the 4th. Do all of you have plans? My Manager, at Nora, is retiring July 3rd. We don’t know who will take over. Summer Reading is half over which is hard to believe. Elliott and I hope to go see Audrey and Parents in July. We will also see a Cardinals game. Other plans for summer is hopefully going to the Pierogi Festival in Whiting In. Go to the State Fair on a Two for Tuesday and go back to Forth Branch for Asher and Lilly’s Birthday. What are your summer plans?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Out with the old hip ~ in with the new!

Got Steve home yesterday - released from OrthoIndy at the very same time as the huge deluge of rain!  Not a fun ride home, with rush hour to boot.  Anyway, we have survived the first over-night and half of today!  I am as if a full-time nurse…

OrthoIndy is a very luxe hospital….large private room, private nurse, full menu for room service dining….all the bells and whistles!  I’d be in no hurry to go home!  But Dr. Hupfer doesn’t believe in staying longer than absolutely necessary.  Which in Steve’s case was about 36 hours!

Matthew comes in tonight, I will be very thankful for the help.  Steve can’t be left alone for at least 2 weeks, and I am not staying home that long - haha!

See you all tomorrow night at Kate’s!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Two Movies

I hardly go to movies anymore but this week saw two>  Book Club and RBG.  Both were worth seeing. Book Club was very light and predictable but enjoyable. RBG is actually a documentary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ s life. It was terrific: crying; laughing; entertaining and informing. Definitely a MUST SEE. No surprise ending since at 84 she is still on the Supreme Court. Inspiring!

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