Quad Cities

Last weeks news – 9-14-13. Hello. How are you? I will say one thing, “Thank you God for another beautiful day! 57 degrees and sunny. You can’t beat it. It’s giving the air conditioner a little break. It was the same yesterday. Of course, not meaing to be negative, but it won’t be long before we have to have the heat on part of the time, but that’s just the way it is. That’s better than living in the states out west and out east. I don’t know how much more they can take. There on the Jersey shore just getting things back a little and now the fires. We talked to what I call “The Man Upstairs.” Of course that’s the man who lives in the apartment above ours. Anyway, we had a nice long chat with him. He’s nice and interesting to talk to. His name is Dave and he’s the kind of person you can talk to about any subject. There’s an apple tree out there and it’s so full of apples the limbs are bent down and hanging low. All of them that are ripe have worm holes in them though. I got some off an apple tree down at the farm one time and by the time I cut all the worms, worm holes and bad places out there wasn’t enough left to do anything with. Jeff’s little apple tree he planted is hanging full of apples too. The horses eat what they can reach then when they fall off they get the rest of them. We went to East Moline and Silvis last Wednesday and did our usual things we do once a month. And while talking to Dave yesterday he said he was in Davenport the same day getting his car worked on at Lujack’s. Of course, that’s where we take our car too. We didn’t get to see anybody in the Cities. We left early and did our things, just stopped at HyVee long enough to drink some cold drinks at HyVee and a little shopping and on back down the pike. It was cool yesterday. We also went back to the farmhouse. First time it’s been cool enough to work upstairs. Before it was so hot I couldn’t stay up there very long. So I’m finding some more of my treasures. Like the aluminum cup my dad drank out of over seventy years ago just before he died. My Aunt Stella who was his sister gave it to her daughter, Edna, and a few years ago Edna gave it to me. I can’t remember my dad at all so that means the world to me.

I sent my new address to Social Security and got a paper from them for me to fill out wanting to know how much I pay for rent, utilities and other things. I hope they’re not up to no good. I need all my money and more. Well, it’s time for me to drink my coffee and start the day. Ya’ll take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.

This weeks news – Goodness gracious, here this month is about gone and it’s either autumn now or will be in a few days. We get a lot of wind damage on this street two nights ago. They had out warnings for this whole area. It rained really hard and the wind blew hard and blew little dead twigs from the row of pine trees in front of the apartments, but didn’t do any damage right here. Then we went out the next morning and were sure surprised to see all the big limbs and big trees lining west 9th street all the way to the main street. It looked like every house had big trees/limbs all over  their yards. We didn’t see any damage to houses so that’s good. And good it missed us. I took my camera and both camera phones to take pics this morning, but they had the biggest part of it cleaned up. I’ve been hearing what sounds like chainsaws every time I’ve been outside today.

We went back down to the house yesterday morning because it had turned cool and it had been too hot upstairs for me to stay up there very long. The day before it was 90 degrees and probably over 100 degrees up there. So Walt told me to come back down and he would bring me back the next morning when it was cool. I’ve found almost everything I’ve been looking for, but still just a few little things. I finally found my babies baby clothes yesterday and my gold pan I used to pan for gold out in Colorado in the Rockies at “Uete Pass” and I’m pretty sure that was the Big Thompson River. I had some little piece of gold found in a small margaine bowl and I had one more place I hadn’t looked. I had some things sitting behind a big metal wardrobe on some shelves so I moved the wardrobe forward on some shelves and there it was. I’m taking a lot and leaving a lot. Looking back I wish I would have had a yard sale. I have so many things I’m leaving in the house that people might have wanted. Some of the things we bring up here then decide we don’t need them we’ve been putting out by the dumpster and I put free on it and so far someone has taken all of it. That saves us from hauling it down to Goodwill. We’re going through our clothes right now and getting some ready for Goodwill and I go through the rest of everything we bring from the house and take some to Goodwill when we go. We went down to Muscatine on Wednesday and took a load to Goodwill then did our shopping and met Anita and her dad, Trevis, for lunch at Lisa’s. “Mr. Wonderful” that works there sliced up a plate of tomatoes fresh out of his garden and put them on our table for us. They were so good. Nothing happy at all with Mediacom T.V. – 130 channels and I spent almost 30 minutes last night going through all the channels trying to find something I like to watch. It was much better when I had antenna t.v., but this is all I can do now. Well, I guess I better take this letter out and see if the mail has come. It probably has. Take care of yourselves and bye, bye for now.