Saturday, September 19, 2020

Exciting times

 It is pretty bad when "exciting times" are trips to doctor's offices. Two in the last two days. Had to wear a heart monitor, so got it Wednesday and had to return it yesterday. There is something exciting about it - I drove both days - by myself. It is very seldom that I go any where alone so Bill is usually the driver. 

The smoke has been so bad here that it is really bothering Bill. One of his lungs was damaged badly when he was in his early 20's, so if there are a lot of pollutants in the air he has problems. He was laying down and I got thinking about getting an air purifier. So went to WalMart web site and found one that had great reviews. Its a Honeywell HPA series 200. Thought about it for a few minutes then ordered it. It was delivered within the hour. Bill was up so we got it set up and running. Within 40 minutes he was breathing better and feeling much better. Why did we wait so long to get one? We can set it to run all the time or in hour increments. Right now it is running all the time. It is also very quiet. Lots of smoke here again and will be for a few more days. Also going back up into the low 100's for a few days. 

Bored yesterday morning so fixed breakfast. A scrambled egg, ham, green onion, mild salsa and cheese mixture in pie crust. I made it before but messed it up first time. Can't put hot eggs on pie crust they dissolve the crust. Al;so have to let the pie crust sit a room temperature for a bit. And this time I put in more of the salsa. Was very good.  Oh, I cooked it in the air fryer [cooked eggs in pan first]

We were both full for hours. Again I drove myself to the doctor. Forgot how much I enjoy driving my mustang. In and out and home in just a few minutes over an hour. 
Another puzzle from same box. This one 300 pieces. Sure is a pretty looking place. Coast of Italy.

I thought about going out for a walk this morning, but after looking at the air  smoke decided not to. Also it was warming up quickly this morning. 
Not much else going on. Watched a couple of NASCAR races on TV. Today is one of the big races for the cup cars in Bristol. Four of the drivers will be eliminated from the championship run after this race. 
Hope the #18 gets to move on. Tomorrow soccer begins again. 
Thinking about cooking an early dinner in the air fryer - potatoes and breaded chicken. Just thinking about it...


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Bill's fancy drone.

 A few things going on the last few days. Bill got the wrap for one of his drones, so it is now pretty fancy.

The entire drone is wrapped. Here it is up in the air out back of our house. 
I've been trying to get out mornings for walks now that it is a little cooler. Came around the corner and saw this guy. Not one of the bunnies I usually see - my what long ears it has. When he took off the long back legs gave him away. First time I've seen a jack rabbit around here.
As I walk by the storage area I always check the RV. Here it is with its new wheel lock and also a steering wheel lock. I think I mentioned an RV was stolen from the other lot here in  the community a couple of weeks ago. It was recovered but had been stripped. So taking no chances. The bankie is covering the mural on the hood. It really is getting faded, the blanket not the mural. 
Got started in the new box of puzzles - already finished one - took about 35 minutes to do. Only 100 pieces. I have to pace myself or will soon be out of puzzles again. Of the 8 puzzles in box four are only 100 pieces.
Yesterday I didn't get out to walk. Bill had to go to eye doctor for laser surgery on his one eye. Since the cataract surgery it had become hazy and blurry. The laser didn't take long and SHOULD have taken care of the problem. But today Bill says it is as bad as it was before laser. So will call doctor's office as soon as they open to see what now?
This morning's sunrise. Again lots of smoke in the air. And more on the way.
I managed to do 1.4 miles in 33 minutes today. Used to be able to do 3 miles in an hour. But these old legs and feet are complaining about just sitting around for four months. Little by little I'll go further and faster - I hope. 
Just got off phone with eye doctor, will see him next Monday. But it might be another problem, won't know till then. 
Just got our grocery order from WalMart - Every week I try to order a couple of things that haven't been available for months and today we got a couple of them. A softsoap refill and YEAST! Hooray. But now I don't want/need it cause we can buy all kinds of bread. 
I have two doctor appointments this week, one to get a heart monitor to wear, for a day, I guess. That should be annoying. 
Fixed an empanada for breakfast this morning. Scrambled eggs cooked with ham, let cool. Put on pie dough add salsa and Mexican blend cheeses - fold over dough to make empanada then put in air fryer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese for last two minutes. Very good and VERY filling. Wow it is 12:30 and the air conditioning JUST came on. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Fall is almost here.

Got to love these temperatures. Maybe? Thursday will be our last 100+ day for the year. But probably not. At least it is cooling down at night, that makes a big difference. And we aren't going to have any winds for a few days. Maybe Bill can get his new drone up in the air - after he gets his eye fixed. 

Been as busy week. I had a doctor appointment Wednesday - which has lead to 3 more appointments for tests and heart monitor. Well actually four more appts, cause of course have to go back for all results. For now just increased dosage of one of my meds. Bill had two tests on Friday. Still has to go back for results. At least he got in and out of office in record time.
On Monday he goes in for laser work on one of his eyes. Not a minute too soon as he says has lost almost all sight out of that eye. Seems like our doctor dance card gets fuller each year. 
I did manage to get some fall decorations up. Forgot I had them, happened to open a cupboard and there they were. Stained glass in the kitchen window. 
Made them when we were in Indiana. 
Made these place mats in Indiana too. Used embroidery machine for the center sections. And the fruit basket we bought at a craft fair some where in the mid west a long time ago. 
Still playing with the air fryer. These turned out pretty good. Wonton wrappers lined the silicone muffin cups. Inside was canned albacore tuna in water, minced shallots and garlic and chopped artichoke hearts [in water drained] cream cheese, white wine vinegar - never knew there was such a thing. Lemon juice, coriander and nutmeg. Very good. Will make them again. 
The last puzzle in the box - 750 pieces, took a couple of days. Now on to my new box of 8 - but three of them are only 100 pieces.
The temperatures have been down but the smoke from all the fires in surrounding states continues. The gray above the lighter sky is all smoke. 
Again a smoke red sunset. 
Finally it was cool enough when I got up to take a walk. Did almost two miles in 45 minutes. Used to be faster than that but...I've only seen these flowers growing wild but these were in a front yard. 
I always feel so much better after a walk. Just being outside and saying Hi and smiling at neighbors. Besides I've got to get rid of some of the pandemic laziness and weight. 
We heard from our friend Rafael, the singer, who we always love to listen to in Mazatlan. He is playing in the Plazuela Machado again. Doing fine, no problems with the virus. 
Did some house cleaning and watching two NASCAR races today.