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10-10-11 – Good morning. As I have another cup of coffee I will visit with you a little. We’re still blessed with beautiful weather and trees are so pretty it about takes your breath away. Everywhere you look the farmers are in their field picking their corn and beans. I hope they get them all picked before it starts raining or frosting or anything. We got frost a couple of times, but not bad enough to kill the flowers that are still blooming. Walt always says the farmers are “pickin’ and grinnin’.” Ha or as they say now-a-days, “LOL – laugh out loud.”
The two little hummers finally left. We miss them when they’re gone, but get a little concerned when they stay so long like that. I had to see my eye doctor in Tipton on Thursdsay. He wanted to see if the shingles had damaged my eyes any. He didn’t see anything wrong with them, but I have to see him in his office in Muscatine tomorrow because they have better machines for testing down there. So we will go on Tuesday instead of Wednesday this week to do our shopping and eat with Lisa. We went to the Quad Cities last Friday and did our usual things up there. We didn’t get to see anyone except Walt saw Jarred when he went to the house to pick up his mail. Rob was supposed to meet us at HyVee for lunch, but he got busy and couldn’t and I called Dee the night before and he said he was going to Peoria on Friday for his granddaughter’s wedding. That was his daughter, Sue’s daughter, Dianna. I’m sure that was a nice day for the families to come together. He said his daughter, Shelly, had been to visit him and they went fishing where the Hinnipen Canal runs into the Rock River and he caught a big dog fish that must of weighed six to eight pounds. They had a hard time getting it off the hook and both of them got stuck with the fins. The good news is – he also caught a channel cat, two bass and a northern and I think it was the last time they went that they caught two crappies, bass, walleye and another dog fish. I’m getting fishing fever just thinking about it. It’s a shame when a person can’t take time to go fishing. Maybe next year. If we fish in Illinois I have to get an out of state license and if we fish over here he has to get an out of state license and I think they just last about three days. I told him maybe he could fish on that side of the Mississippi and I coulld fish on this side and we could wave to each other. People will soon be ice fishing. I’ve never had the urge to do that. I’m just not a cold weather person. I took a lot of pics of the trees last Friday going to and from Illinois. There were pretty ones all along the way, but taking through the car windows they didn’t turn out very good. So I had to delete a lot of them. The sun was shining really bright and making reflections in the windows. I will print some of them today and see how well they turned out.
It’s hard to believe October is almost half over. Just five more days until the campground closes. I want to try to get down there to visit some friends before it closes, but I want to do a lot of things that I don’t get done.
About all the critters we’ve seen lately is the one little chipmunk, the little ground hog, those twelve wild turkeys and I saw a squirrel yesterday. There’s several walnut trees here a little ways over into the pasture and the ground there is covered in black walnuts so that’s good for the squirrels. Speaking of wild things, did you like the joke abut the wild mushrooms? I did. I wish I had another one that good to share with you. If I get another one I will. Well I guess that’s about all I can think of right now.
So hello to my friends near and far who read the Douglas County Herald. I wish you well. Take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.