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8-15-11. Things have quieted down around here at last. No real bad news to report, thank goodness. We made our usual trek to the Quad Cities on Tuesday last week. We couldn’t of had nicer weather. Just beautiful all day. We didn’t get to see anyone in Illinois this time. Rob was having pain in his leg that he’s had so much trouble with so he decided to stay home and keep it elevated. As we went by the Quad City airport there were police cars parked alongside the road in both directions, ambulances going into the gates and fire trucks already in there and more going in. Lots and lots of E.M. vehicles. We thought maybe a plane was gonna make a crash landing or something really bad. We asked all around to different people and no one knew anything about it. So I said maybe it was a drill and sure enough the next day paper said they were having a big drill. I was glad to hear that. On our way home we stopped in Davenport to see his daughter, Berta. She had just came from the doctor and said her pulse was only 47. So he adjusted some of her meds and I guess it’s okay now. She has been through so much. The lining of her stomach is inflamed. ( I think it’s probably from some of the meds.) So she has to be on a bland diet. She has gall stones and is getting bad bruises from the blood thinner. Walt talked to her by phone yesterday and she had baby sat her two little grandbabies on Saturday night while the parents went to a ballgame. They’re seven and nineteen months old now.
We had had a lot of entertainment lately by those viscious little hummers. They are so cute and I love them dearly, but I just wish they wouldn’t fight so much. They hurt each other, too. A swarm of them came here from migrating I guess and they’re so thick and moving so fast I can’t count them. Some are just babies, but they still get chased the same as the rest. I really got a lot of good pictures of them while sititng outisde over the weekend. I’m in a hurry to print them. Also some real good pics of some little gold finches. They are so pretty with their bright yellow and black feathers. The swallows are gone now and so are the bats. There’s a few robins left. I haven’t seen the redwings or the other big black birds for awhile now so I guess they’re gone now too. They were on the big feeders all summer. Two more months until the campground cloeses for the winter and then people will be migrating south for the winter too.
Take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.