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10-17-2011 – As I drink my first cup of coffee I will see if my hand will write a few lines. It usually does what I tell it to.
Not much going on around here right now. The farmers are still pickin’ and grinnin’. They’ve got most of their corn and beans picked now. Many of them have more than one field to pick. And they’re all big fields. The farmers that plants the field in front of my house planted soy beans this year and has them picked now.
Walt (Bob) granddaughter’s fiance works for John Deere as a welder and when Walts sees a big combine go by Westbound he always says, “Looks like Jarred put out some more combines last night.” Of course Jarred isn’t working right now because of his knee surgery. He doesn’t know when he’ll be able to go back to work.
We made our usual trek to Muscatine on Tuesday last week because I had the appointment with my eye doctor. Everything was still okay, but he wants to see me in Tipton in six months just to be sure.
Lisa got off work early so she got to sit down and talk to us while we ate. That was nice. She said Jacob’s girlfriend’s dad has a construction business in Indiana and Jacob was going to work for him and he’s going to get his GED and his girlfriend, Ashley, is going to either finish high school or go to college and I’ve forgotten which.
As far as I know everyone in both our families are okay. Anita’s dad came up last week to visit her and the grandkids.
The breeze had been coming from the south when our weather was so nice then the last time we sat out it was stronger and coming from the west/northwest and much cooler so we went and sat in the front part of the garage. It was nice because the garage faces the east. Then a couple of days the wind was really strong for two days and the temperature went down so we’ve been staying in. It’s supposed to be in the thirties a couple of nights this week.
I’m still working on pictures to send to people, but I’ve been working on other things too, but I plan to have more pictures to mail tomorrow when we go back to Muscatine. I sent some pics to Walt’s two sisters, Hazel and Cora and also some copies of my letters I send to the Herald. That way it catches them up on the news and what all we’ve been doing. Cora called and said she got hers and really enjoyed the pics and the articles. It’s easier just to send copies than to write it all down again. We haven’t heard from Hazel, but she may be in St. Louis with her son as she, Hazel, is retired now.
Well the old clock on the old wall says it’s time for me to get ready to go to Tipton. We’ve got a lot of recycle to drop off at the recycling station and I’m taking my diet root beer cans and bottles to get the refunds on them.
Take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.