Sunday, July 27, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


This is the Belmont Baptist Church. I don't remember where it is. I took it awhile ago.

I didn't do much yesterday. I did a load of wash, hung it out on the line and wondered what was dripping on me. The forecast was for partly cloudy. A cloud had moved in right over my house and it was raining. I took the clothes off the line and into the house. I was on my computer for awhile and then went to my neighbor's yard sale over at the Valero station. They had some nice things but I didn't need any. I need to get rid of my stuff not buy more. I always take a look to see if perhaps there is something that I have missing from my set of dishes or something I could use. I need some picture frames that are 4 feet x 8 feet. They are expensive to buy new so I keep on the look out for them.

I drove down the road to get some corn but the lady wasn't there. I thought that was odd so I went a little farther to see if there was another stand. It wasn't open either. I browsed in a little gift shop on the corner. They had some neat stuff but expensive. On the way back home, the lady had her farm stand open and I realized I had been too early. They needed time to pick the corn. I stopped in the Library to get a movie as it's suppose to rain today but the sun is shinning. Go figure. They predict sun and it rains and they predict rain and the sun is out.

I walked Sparky when I got home and we had the other half of my sub from Friday night. I had the corn for dinner.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My beautiful lily is blooming, however, this photo was taken by Ted when we lived in Vineland. I dug the lily up and brought it with me.

I went for my walk along the canal this morning. It was rather cool at 58 degrees. We walked on the Delaware side. There was not much bird activity this morning. I guess because I brought my camera this time. I did get some photos of the sun coming up over the canal and boats going through the canal.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our early morning walks have gotten longer. We started parking down by the canal and walk 20 minutes one way and then turn around. Monday, we walked all the way to town and came back by way of the road. It was at least 3 miles maybe 4.

I was beat. This week has been hot and humid. The mornings are cool but the humidity is high. It is nice walking along the canal. Yesterday, we walked in the direction of Delaware. It is only a quarter mile to the east. We walked along the canal and there was no sign of civilization. No houses were visible from the canal. It was quiet and peaceful. Today, we walked toward Chesapeake City and Bald Eagles were fishing in the canal. We saw them diving for fish and flying around. I tried to get a photo but the glare from the sun was so bad I couldn't see what I was taking. I got an empty sky. I should have put it on video but my phone camera is not convenient for taking photos. There are too many levels of buttons to push and sort through. Then I have to save it and if I forget, I lose the photo. I have to save and then shot another. My regular camera can click, click, click to get several photos. I haven't been bring it because, I like to travel light while walking.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


St. Mary Anne's Church North Elk Parish in North East, MD. The congregation was formed in 1706 and this building was built in 1742. It is the oldest church in Cecil County.

We went to the fireworks on July 6th in North East, MD. I went with my niece, Cheryl, her husband, Ed and their son, Ethan.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


Oh my, I haven't blogged for a week. I have been busy with yard work in the morning and then vegetating in the afternoon. I also am busy running to the church to do some computer work. The first part of the week it was hazy, hot, and humid. By afternoon, I stay in the air conditioning. The past couple days, it has been cool with low humidity. Sparky doesn't like the heat either. When he gets back from his walk, he lays down and sleeps.

I also spend time on the computer with my photos. Scanning in old photos. I post them on facebook. Thursday is Throw Back Thursday and people post their old photos. I like to post the old farm photos for my cousins to enjoy.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


Portulacas are doing well and so are the hydrangeas. Juan came yesterday to look at the hot water heater. When the connection leaked, it ran down into the electrical system and scorched the insulation. The insulation was soaked and the electrical parts had some of the plastic melted. He was going to see if he could replace the parts but I wondered what other damage the water had done inside and we both agreed it would be wiser to get a new one. He got one a Lowe's last night and will put it in today after he gets home from work.

He has been extremely helpful to me. He works for a plumber, does farm work for a farmer and various odd jobs for the neighbors. His wife works as a maid for one of the Bed and Breakfast. They are good hardworking people and have two lovely children.

The awning people are coming tomorrow to do the installation. I will be glad to get my awning up and my house put back together. All the dishes and glasses from the china closet are on the kitchen table and counters.

I also did some church financial work yesterday. I had to cut a check for the roof repair and now we find that the bell tower is in terrible shape. It will need a lot of work. The workmen put the rope for ringing the bell up high so no one could reach it. We don't want to bell to come crashing down on anyone.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oh Bummer! the awning people had problems with the installation so said they would be back today with different tools they needed to install it. After getting a hose replaced on my hot water heater, the element has burned out. Last night I smelled something burning. I had the doors open to let the cool air come in so I went out the east side to sniff the air and smelled nothing, I went out the west side and smelled noting in the air there. I sniffed around to the hot water heater and it was coming from there. I turned off the water to it and the electric. Now I have to wait for my plumber to look at it and I'll have to buy a new one. It has a five year warranty and I've had it five years last May.

I have been weeding the flower beds early in the morning after my two mile walk. When the sun get up over the trees, it is too hot to work outside.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


Middletown Presbyterian Church. I believe this is in Middletown, DE, but I don't recognize it. It may be some other Middletown. I'll have to have another look in my photo album to see what's with it.

It's been a busy weekend. I'll try to download my video of the fireworks later.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


St. John's Methodist Church. I believe this church is near North East, MD. It was among photos I took while visiting my friend's who have a place on the North East River.

I'm still trying to get used to my new program. Resizing for the web is different than my old program. I hope I have it this time.

Yesterday, I weeded the section in front of my fence, painted the picnic benches, and the landscaping timbers in front of the flowerbed to keep cars from running over my flowers. I put marble chips in front of the timbers but will have to add more. It looks nice with the white marble against the redwood timbers and the flowers in front of the fence. I'll have to get a photo of that.

My friend, Marlene helped me carry the picnic table down to the patio. I want to paint the deck on both sides of the house. I hope I can get the back deck done before the awning comes. I should have gotten the awning to extend over my kitchen windows. The sun shinning in there is brutal and keeps the air conditioner running all day until around 8pn. Sometimes longer.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My daisies are blooming. This one was taken in June of 2012. I have thousands of photos so I hesitate to take more. My daisies have multiplied and now have two clumps. One in front of the fence and one in back. I have lots of weeding to do and lots of yardwork. I need to get a yard cart. I threw my wheel barrow out. A lady down the street took it. The wood frame was rotted and although they sell frames, The bolts are rusted and there is a layer of concrete in the barrow. It was extremely heavy and hard to manage. I have borrowed my neighbor's yard cart and it is a lot easier to handle. Now, to find one on sale.

To all my friends following my blog, please pray for my friend, Ruth, who recently lost her husband.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hot and humid. Had a thunderstorm last night and got an inch of rain. My flowers and bushes needed it. The rain buckets are full again but I need to get a regular rain barrel with a spigot to connect a hose. My buckets are only hold enough for one watering and that doesn't get all the plants. My handyman, Juan, said he would put a sump pump in the stream out back and I can water all the flowers I want. I have a pump so I'll have to have him do that.

It was warm and the air was heavy for our walk this morning. I take Sparky out before and after. He pokes around sniffing everything after it rains. I guess everything smells different after the rain.

I can't keep ahead of the weeds and the mint. I keep pulling it out by the roots and it has grown about six inches. I'll plant it out by the shed. I had planted it before I had my sidewalk put in on the west side. After the sidewalk was put in, I planted flowers and the mint keeps trying to take over.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I went to the Doctor's yesterday. I had something wrong with my eye. I didn't know if it was an allergic reaction to a weed, an insect bite, or a stye. I had been weeding and my eye itched. I rubbed it with the back of my leather glove that looked clean but one never knows. It wasn't getting any better so I went to the Dr's. It is a stye but not in the eyelash area. It is higher on the eyelid.

Still struggling with this new computer. Why can't they just leave things alone. I liked Windows XP.

I have more weeding to do and I want to get my deck stained before my awning comes. I need to do both the deck and the front steps. I also need to do the landscaping timbers. I better get to work before it gets too hot.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


Lilies are blooming.

I have been walking with my neighbors, Alice and Sue, along Bethel Church Road. Bethel Church is no longer there as it was taken down the last time the canal was widened. The cemetery is still there but many of the grave had to be moved and many were unmarked. They have a monument for the unmarked graves. They may date back a couple hundred years.

Alice had a man come out to get a quote on a Sunsetter Awning. I had him stop by and give me a qupte. I decided to get it as the deck get over 100 degrees in the afternoon. I got all the bells and whistles with the remote motor, electric outlet to the outside from the kitchen, a hood to keep it in when not in use, and so forth. He gave me all the discounts that were available. It should be here in a couple weeks.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's been hot, yesterday and today. Yesterday it was 102 in the sun and 97 in the shade. In the afternoon, I just take Sparky in the back yard in the shade. Too hot to walk him around the neighborhood. This morning, I went with neighbors, Sue and Alice to walk down Bethel Church Road to the canal. It is 1.8 miles so we walked along the canal to make it two miles. It was already 80 degrees at 6am. I walked Sparky before and after. I went to Blble Study. When I got home, it had clouded over so I walked Sparky around the block. A neighbor girl, Brittany came to pull the weeds. She doesn't do as great a job as I would like but she comes from a poor family and needs the money so I don't mind.

I'm still trying to figure out how to load my files from Carbonite. It's a job.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Busy morning. Started downloading my files from Carbonite. Did some wash and hung it out on the line. Put out my sun tea first on the east side and then on the west. Did some computer work at the church and then went to the post office and the bank. I pulled out some of my flowers that had taken over and was covering my air conditioner and choking out my yellow lilies. I spray painted my mosquito trap, the dogs tray for his food bowls, and the bald eagle I hang on the west side of the house. I had some lunch and now feel exhausted. It's 87 degrees and the heat got to me so I'm relaxing inside with the air on.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Looks like I picked the uncropped photo. Still getting used to new computer and new photshop software.

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Remembering my Dad on Father's Day. The Photo was taken with my brother Rick, Jr. at Aunt Fannie's Farm around 1948.

It has been raining and storming almost all last week with the power going on and off so I haven't been on the computer.

Getting ready to go to my friend's 60th Anniversary and her 80th birthday.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Steeple Chasin'


Shrewsbury Parrish, Kennedyville, MD

We had our Cecil County Choral Society Concert here last march. I was just able to download it from my phone. I saved the photos in it until I got my computer situation straightened out. I tried to get my old one fixed but it was too old.

I went to church this morning. The Bell Choir playing so the choir didn't sing today. the sermon was very long and the people were waiting to get in for the second service. I saw my friend Barbara leave during the last hymn so I went out, too. We both had to use the ladies room. I also couldn't believe the pastor was wearing shorts for the service. he didn't even wear his robe over them. I know it's casual dress for summer but good grief!

I used the Windows program to download my photos. For some reason, Photoshop import the photos from the phone. I still have to download my camera software. I was so stressed out getting Photshop downloaded that I took a rest from it. I'll do it tomorrow morning.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


My phlox plant has been blooming. Ted's mother gave me the seeds about 10 years ago. I brought it here to Chesapeake City from Vineland.

Good Grief, I'm going to have to make the photo smaller.

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This photo was taken by Ted. It is taking me forever to download and use the software for my new computer. What a nightmare. It took me three hours to do it and I still have problems with it. UG! new technology.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

I got my new computer. I have to download photoshop and then I can upload all my information and photos from Carbonite. I had to get a new all in one printer/scanner as the old stuff doesn't work on the new stuff.

Somehow, I managed to publish on my tablet. I had trouble downloading it. It told me to click on the browser button but I couldn't find it. I didn't expect it to work but glad it did. You can tell I was on my tablet because of the typos. It is very easy to hit the wrong key and not know it. Sometimes it looks like jibberish. It doesn't have a keyboard. Just the touch screen keyboard. I do not like this keyboard on the computer. It is too noisy. Maybe I can put a something under it to quiet the sound.

It's good to be back on the cable.

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I'm in on my tablet. When I tried before, I couldn't get in to publish. Cool. It will be much easier to travel withou havingbto lug my laptop af ound

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Thursday, June 5, 2014


There are lots of critters around here. This lovely lady visited me yesterday. She was in the road beside my lawn. She started heading across the lawn and I thought she was going to the stream outback. She turned and headed for my flowerbed next to the driveway. She started pushing the mulch around and I thought she was going to dig out my azalea. My neighbor came and took her across to road to the hunting grounds. A half hour later, she was back and continued digging in my flowerbed. She stayed there a couple hours; I believe she was laying her eggs. I went to the church for Bible Study and she was gone when I got back and the hole she dug was covered up. I read on the internet that they lay 10 to 50 eggs with 35 being the average. They hatch in 3 to 4 months and they head to the water when they hatch out. The mother will not be back. I suppose she headed to the water and may be out in the Chesapeake Bay by now.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


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My lovely iris garden that lines my west sidewalk.

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