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My Chronicle for 2018
by Richard R. Wilt

January 1, 2018
00:00AM Watched the Ball drop over Times Square. It was in the lower teens in NYC. Watched Kennedy (Montgomery) and Jessie Watters from 11 until midnight. It was extremely cold, I don't see why anyone would stand out in the cold to just watch the ball drop and say they were in NYC for New Year's Eve.

1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Watch old series "Twilight Zone", great show.
Note:
Things that I want to obtain during 2018. Don't know if I will get them or not but maybe some of them:
1: Crock Pot Got on January 13th
2: Small freezer. 7.0 cuft freezer delivered on Februay 21, 2018 with 3 five gal containers of roof paint and supplies to do the painting.
3: LDG Antenna Tuner
4: Linear Amplifier (600 watts)
5: Build a Radio shack shelf
6: Get a walk in tub installed in the front bath room and have the sewer repaired as needed.Found to be to much money. May check at a later date and see if I can get a handy man to do it on a hourly basis and buy the parts at Lowe's
7: Two chairs for the kitchen. Chairs delivered on February 24, 2018 by FedEx.
8: Get a new grill. Ordered a new gas grill from Walmart and it was delivered on January 27, 2018.


12:00PM Slept in, up and about took Bella outside. It rained during the night and everything is wet. It is also very chilly, temperature is 50 degrees. Very gloomy day. A good way to start a new year. It is a reminder of how bad the weather is up north.
1:00PM Had a bowl of cereal, took a couple pork chops out of the freezer to have later today.
5:00PM Had a couple pieces of pork. Decided not have any black eyed peas, just a cup of coffee and relax and watch the weather.
7:00PM Called Barb and talked to her for a while. She said it was down to -11 degrees early this morning. I am happy I am in Florida.
8:00PM Eric is really worried about his plants with the cold spell. Predicting possibly freezing tonight.
9:00PM Cant' quite figure out the variations in the temperatures. The wind whips up to around 10 mph and the temperature drops quickly to the low 30s and when the wind stops the temperatures go back up to the high 30s.
9:30PM Took the garbage out to be picked up tomorrow. The wind is really cold and there is some rain. 37 degrees

January 2, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Temperature 35.2 degrees.
12:00PM Up and about, very chilly outside, lots of wind and drizzle. Took Bella outside. All night long could here the bumping and noise of the wind on my roof.
12:30PM Checked all of my antennas, and everything looks OK with no damage of any kind. Could see that the wind was moving my verticals back and forth.
1:00PM Starting texting, Tyler and Kit. Passed several texts. Tyler seems to be down or maybe it is only cabin fever. I hope he gets things straightened out and starts looking up for him. Kit told me she and Walter on going on a cruise oh Jan 7th and be gone for a week.
4:00PM Fixed myself a big steak and some red potatoes. Really good food.
7:00PM Barb called and we talked for a little while. She was telling me how cold it is in WV and that they have around 6 inches of snow on the ground and it is supposed to snow again tonight.
7:30PM Decided to not go to the LARC meeting. I will have to send them my dues.
11:00PM Talked to Eric, he is worried about his plants, but he will get through it.

January 3, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
3:00AM Warmer tonight than last night. 48.0 degrees. I think the wind is the difference. No heavy winds tonight.
10:15AM Still raining and the phone rang from 304 617 0329 and I did not recognize the number so I did not answer. Figured it was just one of those robo calls.
12:00PM the rain has stopped and the sun is out so things will start to dry up a little.
1:00PM Took Bella outside, very windy and still cool, in low 50s. Did have a little water in the Florida Room, looks like I haven't found and fixed the leak yet.
2:00PM Decided to call the two numbers that called this morning. One was one of those robo calls wanting to sell me something. The other was Varsity Place Huntington, WV. Varsity Place is a rental company controlling several apartment rentals in Huntington. As far as the young man that answered, Trevor, there was no reason they would be calling me. Maybe will find out in the future why.
7:00PM Called Barb and Dana was there and she said she would call me back.
7:30PM Barb called and we talked for over 1/2 hour.
9:00PM Texted with Eric several times about the temperature and whether his plants would make it. I told him I put a box over my water service with a 150watt bulb under the box.

January 4, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
3:10AM Checked the temperature and it is 31.3 degrees.
12:00PM Up and about, took Bella outside and my banana tree looks like it is completely gone. Leaves look like they are frozen.
4:00PM Going to the bank to deposit $6213.02 from my checking account in Huntington Bank. I have to call Huntington and desolve or cancel my account in Huntington Bank.
5:00PM Returned from the Bank and the grocery store. Putting things away and fixing myself something to eat for supper.
7:00PM Called Barb.We talked for a while.

January 5, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
2:30AM Temperature is 36.7 degrees. Doesn't look like it is going to be a cold tonight as last night.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, temperature is 51 degrees.
12:00PM Had cereal with bananas for lunch.
4:00PM Snacked for supper, will eat something a little later.
6:30PM Received a call from American Standard Tubs in California. I had made some inquiries on line about the cost of walk in tubs and they were calling to sell me a American Standard walk in tub. Since I live in a MH and don't own the land they can not finance it. Also told me it would cost between $12,000.00 and $16,000.00. I think I can get it done for a whole lot less.
7:00PM Called Barb and talked.
9:00PM Eric text me Kennie Lee Sirk died this morning. He was 89 years old. He died of Brain Cancer. He must have been eaten up with cancer. He has had cancer for at least 18 years.

January 6, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Received a call from Koler walk in tubs and made an arrangement for them to come by on Monday at 2PM to give me an estimate on putting in the tub.
11:30AM Koler called back and changed the estimate until Tuesday at 2PM.
2:00PM Called Huntington and cancel my account and they said I would get the paperwork notifying me of the closed accounts.
6:00PM Called Millie and talked to her until 6:30PM.
7:00PM Fixed something to eat, beef hash w/potatoes.
7:10PM Barb called and we talke for a while.

January 7, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Temperature is 42.8
11:00AM up and about, took Bella outside, nice day.
12:00PM Had cereal w/banana for lunch.
3:00PM Received text from Kit, she and Walter were on the ship getting ready to go on their cruise. They should be back next Sunday.
6:50PM Text Eric, he just woke up from a nap and is on his way to pick up Josh from work.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, temperature are in the teens now and expecting freezing rain and possibly snow tonight.
9:00PM Watching TV movie.

January 8, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, looks like it is going to be a very nice day.
12:00PM Had some cereal w/banana for lunch.
1:30PM Received a call from Koler about someone coming tomorrow to give me an estimate to install a walk in tub. After a short conversation the girl told me it would be in the area of $20,000.00 for a new walk in tub in my bathroom. That price is ridiculous and I told her so she said she was canceling the estimator from coming tomorrow.
2:45PM Simplisafe called and I missed the call, will call them later.
4:51PM Called the control center for Simplisafe and I told them my concerns about alerts not appearing on my list of events (8 am December 15, 2017) on the web site, so she turned off the response of any alerts to the control center and wanted me to run tests on my system. The response will be turned off until 5:08PM.
5:00PM I checked and activated all of the censors and they all worked so I called the control center back and was told that all of the alerts came through and my system was working.
5:15PM Went to the Simplisafe website and checked my event log and the events did register at the control center.
6:30PM Fixed myself a steak with red potatoes.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. The weather there is terrible. She says it has been raining, sleeting, and snowing all day long and it is cold.
9:00PM Watching TV and playing on the computer as I do every night.

January 9, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:30AM Safestep called about someone coming here this afternoon to look at the installation of a walk in tub. I told them that I was think to put in a shower other than a walk in tub.
12:40PM Morgan Exteriors Inc called to confirm some to come out at 6PM to look and give me an estimate.
3:40PM Safestep called back and told me that they would give me a ball park price of $11,000.00 to $14,000.00 for a shower an I gold them it was to much.
3:45PM Millie called and we talked for an hour.
5:30PM Simplisafe called and was looking at my request and questions about the system working correctly. She had me first remove the batteries and move the unit and I put it in the bed room and the signal was bad there also. Then moved the unit between the kitchen and the living room and it works OK so will leave it there but Simplisafe is sending me a new chip changing my service to another cell phone service because the believe it is my service and not the unit of reporting to the control center.
6:00PM Representative from Morgan Exteriors Inc arrived to make measurements and give me an estimate.
6:15PM Simplisafe called and told me that everything seems to be working properly now.
7:00PM Barb called but the estimator was here so will call her back.
8:00PM I signed the contract and it was $8749.00 and I gave him a check for $2900.00 and the remainder will be due when the job is finished. Workers will come tomorrow afternoon to make final measurements so they can order the custom fit shower pad and enclosure and will start the installation in a few weeks.
8:10PM Called and talked to Barb, told her about how much I spent. Maybe I will feel sorry about spending all that money for a shower but I won't have to use the bathtub, which I do not like.
9:00PM Watching TV. Just wondering, did I make a mistake getting the shower installed in the bathroom. I should recover when I get my income tax back.

January 10, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, drizzle and a wet mist with fog and a slight breeze.
2:00PM While opening the screens in the Florida room a gray van stopped in front. I walked out to see what they wanted and it was a man and his wife that lives at 40 Hill Street, just a few units down the street. His first name is Pedro and he is a ham and was interested in my antennas. His call sign is NP4PF and he is from Puerto Rico and appears moved here after Maria hit PR and married a local lady. They both seem very nice. I brought them in the house and showed them my set up.
6:00PM Was expecting a call from Morgan Exteriors for some measurements but never received a call and no one showed up. They have my $2900.00 and now they will be a little slower. I expected that.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while.
9:00PM Watching TV, I have the windows open tonight. I would like to see much more weather like this for quite a while, but I know it can't last.

January 11, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:30AM Up and about, giving tought about the remodeling of the shower in the bathroom. I called and talked to Jason and told him that I still wanted the shower but I could not get the financing to complete the installation. He offered to give me back my money but he suggessed that they could give me financing for the remainder of the $5840.00. I gave him my information and he said he would submit it to the finance company and the payments sould be around $90.00 and I figure I can handle that except it would probably be for 8 years. We will see what they offer me and if the payment is around the $90.00 mark I will go ahead.
10.00AM Took Bella outside, opened up the screens in the Florida and leaving the sliding door open. Temperatures are great, 71.7 degrees. Waiting for the call from Jason at Morgan Exteriors.
3:00PM Took a shower, don't know when Jason will call back because I assume he has to contact the finance company and give them my information to approve the loan.
4:00PM Watching Judge Judy. I believe I will wait to go to the store tomorrow. I'll finish up the milk and I have more than enough for supper tonight. Will go over my supplies to see what I have to buy tomorrow. If I get the energy I will go to Walmart tomorrow and get a crock pot and a water hose. Walmart has crock pots on sale for $9.88 and I think that is what I will get.
6:45PM Eric called he is back home from the funeral. He said the only people there that he new was Carolyn and her daughter Michelle Johnson. He didn't say if anyone else from the family came to the funeral. He said he took a picture of Kennie in the casket and wondered if he should send it to Alecia. I told him to message her and ask if she would want it. I also asked himto send me the picture.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while.
8:00PM Watching Tucker, I figure Eric is also watching him.

January 12, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Have been pounding and banking from the unit across the right a way. Up and about, took Bella outside. Looks like they are doing some remodeling or some repairs on the unit next door. Beautiful day.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch. Going to have to go to the store today sometime.
5:00PM Have been watching the work crew at my neighbors. I think they were replacing floors since they carried in several pieces of plywood, and it looks like they put in some vinyl flooring. They were quite noisy, 3 men and 1 woman.
6:00PM Watching local news. Some young man age 20 from Ft. Richey won the Mega Millions (he got lump sum of 281.800,000.00) lucky young man and I hope he spends it wisely.
6:30PM Fixed Tacos and had them for supper.
7:00PM Barb called before I could call her.
8:00PM Decided to bake some cinnamon rolls. Have to go to the store tomorrow. Need milkd and some of the other necessities.
9:00PM Watching TV.

January 13, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, overcast and cool today. Temperature 50.2 degrees.
3:15PM Going to Walmart to pick up a crock pot and a water hose. Had problem setting the alarm, the front door would not latch and kept setting off the alarm.
6:30PM Back from Walmart and also went to Harvey's and bought groceries.
7:00PM Called Barb, she said the weather had turned bad overnight. It was nearly 60degrees yesterday and it was only 17 degrees when I talked to her.
9:00PM Temperature is dropping here, down to the 40s already. Had to turn the heat on.

January 14, 2017
00:00AM Temperature is down to 43.3 degrees. I don't think the banana tree will be hurt tonight so won't cover the tree. It will probably be colder tomorrow night.
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
6:30AM Received a text from Kit they were back in port and she had service.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Nice weather but a little cool.
2:00PM Kit text, she and Walt were home and unpacking and getting settled in after their cruise.
4:00PM Fixed myself a piece of steak and cut it up and had a nice steak salad.
6:00PM Checked Exp/Tel Obituaries and found out Skip died (George Edward Wilt 1938-2018). He will be at Davis Funeral Home.
7:00PM Barb called and I told her about Skip dying. The Wilts are just dying one right after another.
7:10PM Text Kit and told her that Skip died.
8:00PM Messaged Amber Wilt to tell her Skip had died and she said that she didn't even know him. I hope she tells the rest of the family that she has contact with.
9:00PM Watching TV. Took garbage and recycle out to the curb.

January 15, 2017
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:00AM Received a text from Kit and a call from Morgan Exteriors. Didn't get up to answer the text or call.
10:00AM Text Kit back with more information about Skip. Called Morgan Exteriors and they said that the finance company would not approve the loan on a MH. Looks like a campaign including the insurance, finance, and state of Florida all not encouraging anyone in MH to improve or get anything to cover MH in Florida. Took Bella outside. Nice but cool day.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch.
5:32PM Received a text from Mike wanting to know where I am staying in Ft Myers.
6:45PM Called Mike to let him know when I will be arriving and where I am staying. He said he wants to take Jerry and Pat and I out to dinner.
7:45PM Called Rick Robinson to check if they would be available on Sunday. He said they would be home on Sunday.
8:30PM Eric text and I text him to give me a call when he gets a chance. Want to see if I have enough in stock to feed Johnathan while he is here while I am gone.
8:50PM Millie called and we talked until Eric called.
9:20PM Eric called and I had to call him back after Miller hung up.
10:00PM Will have to go to the store tomorrow or Wednesday to pick up a few things for Johnathan.

January 16, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
12:00PM Lunch.
7:00PM Talked to Barb.
9:00PM Watching TV.

January 17, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Up and about took Bella outside, had some cereal for lunch.
3:00PM Going to bank to get some cash for my trip to Ft. Myers. Went to Harvey's to get some groceries. I won $4.00 on Power Ball so bought a couple power ball tickets for Saturday.
5:00PM Watching The 5 on Fox. Picked up some baked chicken for supper. It was OK but I have had a lot better. It was a little bland. Not seasoned well enough.
6:00PM News is predicting temperatures down to 28 degrees tonight in Lakeland, will have to cover my banana tree. One looks like it is dead but one has a green leaf coming up from the center.
7:00PM Talked to Barb, she told me Iris called and told her Betty Jean Brown fell and broke her hip. She is a rest home in Philippi where her daughter works. I think that must be Becky and I have Becky's telephone number so will try to give her a call tomorrow to find out how Betty is getting along.
8:00PM Text Kit and told her about Betty.
9:00PM Text Eric and he said he would be here tomorrow around 3PM. I covered my banana tree with a box, hoping it won't freeze tonight.

January 18, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, a little breezy and a little cool. I looked at my banana tree and even covered I think the cold got to the one that had the new green leaf.
11:00AM Had some cereal for breakfast/lunch.
11:30AM Received a text from Tyler about asking Bill Reid about help to gt his light sports licenses, so I gave him Bill's phone numbers.
12:00PM Have most of everything I need to take with me to Ft Myers packed away ready to go.
3:15PM Eric and Johnathan arrived.
5:00PM Fixed steak and baked potatoes for supper.
5:30PM Called the number I had listed for Betty Brown's daughter, Becky and it is Broddis Hospital, so they transferred me to Betty Jean. We talked for a while, she is rehabilitation from having her knee replaced. She gave me her direct phone number for the next week. 304 457 8006.
6:00PM Text Kit and told her about Betty and gave her Betty's telephone number.
7:00PM Called Barb and talked for a while and told her about Betty Jean.
9:00PM Watching TV and getting finished up to leave in the morning.
10:00PM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.

January 19, 2018
8:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
10:00AM Getting everything packed and in the car. 2:30PM Arrived at DaysInn in Ft Myers. Getting some rest before I have to go to dinner.
5:20ON Arrived at Doc Ford's on the beach. My regular GPS did not know where Doc Ford's was located on Fisherman's Wharf so had to use my cell phone to get me there. No problem.
5:25PM Went into the bar and Jerry and Pat where there at the bar so we had a couple drinks (me coke) and Mike and Guy arrived about 6:00pm and we sat down to dinner. I and Jerry had Sword fish w/mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Mike had oysters on the half shell and don't remember what Pat had but Gay had clam chowder. Great meal, Jerry bought all the drinks, Mike paid for the dinner and I paid the tip.
9:30PM Back at the Hotel, tired so won't stay up very long before I go to bed, getting up at 8am to have breakfast and we are going to meet tomorrow afternoon, going to the Edison & Ford Winter Gardens in northwest Ft Myers.
These three guys are some of the oldest friends. Mike (left)and I (right) see each other atleast once every 5 years but it has been 60 years since I have seen Jerry (center) Mike and Gay are from Pensacola, FL, me of course now in Lakeland,FL and Jerry and Pat are from Ft. Gibson, OK. Some real great people.
9:00PM Back at the motel. Tired but feel well.
11:00PM Going to bed.

January 20, 2018
7:30AM Up and about, going to breakfast in the motel. They had a very good breakfast, boiled egg, waffles, yogurt, coffee, and cereal and a few other things.
10:00AM Took a shower and meeting the gang at 1PM at Edison & Ford Estates for the day.
1:00PM At the Estates waiting for the gang. They all showed up around 1:15.
5:00PM We walked quite a while and toured the complete winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Very tired and we decided to the Fish House on Sanibel Island.
7:00PM Got the the Fish House, Mike paid for the drinks, Jerry bought the food, I had a salad and a couple beers. I paid the tip. I feel cheap only paying the tip.
9:00PM We all said our goodbyes and left to go back to our hotels. Mike and Gay fly out for Pensacola tomorrow morning at 7:30AM. Jerry and Pat are staying until Thursday and then flying back to Fort Gibson.
9:30PM Back at the motel and I am very tired. Text Eric and Kit and talked to Johnathan on the phone.
11:30PM Going to bed and will sleep until I wake tomorrow. I am a little rested just laying around this evening. Took my Meds, injection.

January 21, 2018
9:23AM Received an Emergency Alert for Barbara's medical alert button. Called the alert control center and they said her alarm had gone off and they were in the process of verifying and dispatching help.
9:27AM Called and Barb answered. She said she must have sent the alarm off when she was taking a shower. She said there was nothing wrong and she had talked to the Emergency Alert dispatcher. Back to bed.
10:00AM Back up and taking a shower. Slept like a baby last nigh because I woke up with a wet diaper, LOL.
12:00PM Leaving for Paulette and Rick's house. 1:00PM Arrived and they took me out to lunch. Very nice lunch. 6:14PM While sitting talking Simpli Safe called, there was a fire alarm at my house.
6:15PM Called Jonathan and all the alarms were going off and he could not figure how to get them turned off. After talking for a few minutes he tried the remote and it would not turn the alarms off. Then I realized that the alarm system my have been turn on so I had him key int the code on the key pad and the alarms went off. The fire department came and checked to make sure that there was no fire and left and Johnathan said he apologize to the fire department about the alarm. Steve and Carlos came over to check on Johnathan to see if they could help. Seems what had happened is the power had gone off about an hour before the alarm and the alarm system reset itself to the "Alarm On" with out Johnathan knowing. Everything is now OK.
10:00PM Just got back from Paulette and Rick's.
10:30PM Called Johnathan and he said everything was now OK and not to worry. He learned something I did not know, that if the power goes off the alarm system resets itself to the "Alarm ON" stage.
11:00PM Meds, injection, getting ready to to go bed.

January 22, 2018
9:00AM Up and about, getting ready to check out of the motel and head back to Lakeland. 10:00PM Filled up the gas tank and heading out for home.
12:15PM Arrived home and the dog was really happy to see me. The house was still there, LOL. I figured out what happen last night. When the fire alarm went off and Johnathan pushed the wrong button on the alarm remote and turned all of the sensors through out the house and when he walked around and opened up the doors to clean the air, the system sense someone was walking around and the motion detector has a bright strobe light which confused Johnathan more, but when I talked to him on the phone I had him go to the control box and key the four digit code and turn everything off, but of course, by that time the fire department has gotten there. They went through and checked to make sure that there was no fire. I hope the fire department doesn't send me a bill for a false alarm.
1:00PM Eric just arrived to pick up Johnathan to take him home.
3:15PM Eric and Johnathan just left to go back to San Mateo because Eric has to pick up Josh from work at 7pm.
4:00PM Picked up my mail and received a card from Bertha Webb with Skip's obit in it. Bertha thinks Skip and Pete are my brothers not my cousins, but growing up people were all making the mistake because we were just 2 years difference in ages. Skip was Bertha's neighbor for several years.

Note: This last week end was the best time I have had in years. Seeing Jerry, Pat, Mike, Gay, Paulette, and Rick was really great. I just don't know how to say how much I enjoyed seeing everyone.

6:15PM Eric and Johnathan got home OK.
7:00PM Called Barb, felt I should call her a second time today.
7:30PM Took Bella outside and watered the banana trees. It is possible that one of the trees may live. Also it has started rain lightly. We need the rain.
8:00PM Read on FB that Yvonne Sirk's son died yesterday. He was only 32 years old but he was mentally and physically handicapped.
9:00PM Relaxing and watching TV.

January 23, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
8:00AM Telephone rang. It was from a number I did not know so didn't answer it.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. It had been raining on and off all night. Grass looked nice and wet.
12:00PM Had some cereal to eat.
5:00PM Talked to Steve about the trouble Johnathan had.
7:00PM Called Barb, talked for a while.
8:00PM Watching TV.
10:00PM Bella wanted to go outside. When we got to the back corner of the MH John with his two dogs came around the corner. Of course, Bella was very submissive and the other dogs were very aggressive. Finally got Bella away from them and she did her business. She must have heard the dogs and then wanted to go out. I try not to take Bella out when the other dogs are out, it gets to be a hassle.

January 24, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Les from behind me spoke to me and said he wanted to talk to me. He had been released from the hospital where he had open heart surgery. His girl friend had told Johnathan that on Sunday when the fire alarm went off. I talked to Les for a while, looks like he is getting along well, big scar down the center of his chest. Gave Les my cell # just in case he or his girl friend would need help.
12:00PM Had cereal to eat for lunch. Have to go to the store but just don't have the energy to get up and go. My get up and go has got up and gone.
6:00PM Called Huntington Bank to get the number to find out where my interest payment 1099 is. They gave me a telephone number so will call it tomorrow.
7:00PM Called Barb, talked for a while. Day has very boring so far today.
7:30PM Called Millie, we talke for a half hour.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson.
9:00PM Watching Grit channel, western movies.

January 25, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
6:00AM Woke up to go to bathroom and heard a clicking/peeping from the living room and found out I had left my HT on and not in the charger and the battery had run down and it peeps and clicks like a load clock when the battery dies. Back to bed.
11:00AM Received two calls in a row from unknown number so I did not answer.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch/breakfast.
4:00PM Going to the grocery store.
5:15PM Back home and putting away all of the things that have to go in the refrigerator. Watching The Five.
6:50PM Millie called and we talked until Barb called.
7:10PM Barb called and peeped in so hung up with Millie and called her back. Barb had hung up and then called my home phone and it came up on the TV set. I then called her back. We talked until the "Wheel" came on.
7:35PM Checked into the Lakeland ARC Thursday night net and made the announcement about this weekend being Winter Field Day and that there is a Lunar eclipse on Tuesday night. (Jan 31, 2018)
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carson.
9:00PM Watching Movies.

January 26. 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:30AM Door bell rang, it was FedEx delivering the hose for my new gas grill.
10:00AM Took Bella outside, it is a beautiful day, sunny but a little breezy.
10:30AM Les my neighbor just dropped by. Invited him in and we talked for a while. He seems to be doing pretty good from his open heart surgery. He wanted to sell a ware fare card he received for shopping at Publix but I don't want to get involve in that so I turned him down. I gave him a case of Roman Noodles that I had gotten for Johnathan but did not notice that they were all shrimp and Les he liked shrimp.
11:00AM Had some cereal but my hemorrhoids are acting up and I am in some pain.
2:00PM Millie called and we talked for an hour. I get the impression that she would like me to ask her to come to Florida. A visit would be fine but I am not going to get into a long time relationship here in Florida. I have the fear that it would end up her having to take care of me or that I would end up taking care of her. Neither of us need someone to take care of, we have difficulty just taking care of ourselves.
6:00PM Fixed some liver and onions for supper. The first liver I have had in a long time. It was good.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson and will probably continue watching TV the rest of the evening.

January 27, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:00AM UPS delivered my grill.
12:00PM Had cereal for Breakfast/Lunch w/banana.
2:30PM Millie called but I did not hear the phone ringing and she left a voice mail letting me know that her cat, Gray had died this morning.
5:00PM Finished putting the grill together, all I need now is my propane tank. Put the fixings in the crock pot and started it on high for 6 hours.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while.
7:30PM Called Millie but there was no answer, went to her voice mail which if full so could not leave a message.
9:00PM Watching TV.

January 28, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Today is Barbara's 88th birthday.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch, w/banana.
5:00PM Starting to rain and it is a very good rain, no wind, just lots of good steady rain.
7:00PM Called and wished Barb a Happy 88th Birthday, she said she is now working on 89.
10:00PM Drove the car around the block to wash off the dust, and the rain is letting up. Took the garbage out the street.

January 29, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, beautiful day slight breeze, 8mph and sunny.
12:45PM Leaving to go to Regal Honda to have the car checked out.
2:30PM Back home, cost me $97.79 to have the oil changed, tires rotated, and turn the "low tire" indicator. I asked the attendant about the "low tire" indicator and he said the censor is for rotation of a wheel and when the indicator sensors a difference in the speed of any of the four wheels it is triggered. He said when they check my tires when they rotated them the tires were of different pressures and that was the cause of the sensor triggering. They changed the oil and washed the car.
6:00PM Had the remainder of the stew for supper.
7:00PM Called Barb, we talked for a while and she told me that Bradley and Nicole are having a girl.
9:00PM Watching TV, and had a nice salad with blue cheese dressing.

January 30, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, beautiful day, no wind and temperature mid 50s.
4:10PM Honda called with a survey about what they did on my car yesterday. They will send me a email with a survey and if I respond they will place me in a drawing for a gift certificate. Doubt I will win anything as usual.
4:15PM Millie called, we talked about Gray dying.
6:00PM Had stuffed peppers and mashed potatoes for supper, very good.
7:00PM Called Barb, talked for few minutes.
9:00PM Watching the State of the Union on C-SPAN2.
11:00PM The speech is over, didn't really hear anything that Trump hasn't said before. I just hope he can get the Liberals to go along with some of his policies. If not then things will be just in lock down unless the change the voting situation.

January 31, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Slept in today. Was well rested when I got up. Didn't go to bed until 3am.
12:15PM Turned on the news and heard there was a train wreck near Crozet, VA with 200+ congressmen and family on a trip to the Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, WV. More spending of our taxes. The Amtrak hit a garbage truck crossing the railroad tracks. Driver of truck killed and a few injuries on the train. Returning train to Chancellorsville, and putting them on buses to go to the Greenbrier Resort.
5:00PM Text Eric, and he said he is getting his hot bed ready to plant seeds for plants, such as peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers etc.
7:00PM Called Barb, cold and expecting sleet and rain tonight.
9:00PM Text with Kit wish her a GN and text with Eric. He said he planted 216 seeds. I don't know whether the count has anything to do with the amount of plants he will have when they germinate and grow. He will have to thin out the plants in his hot bed.

February 1, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.

9:53AM Received a call but did not answer, a voicemail was left.
11:00AM Checked my voicemail and it was Henry Hadden. Henry is a researcher on the family of Millard Leo Wilt. He is married to Millard's daughter, Janet Wilt Hadden. Returned call no answer, left a voice mail.
12:00PM Took Bella outside, nice day but overcast, not much sunshine. Temperatures in 70s.
2:18PM Received a call from Henry from a house phone, 239 732 7427. We talked for about half an hour. He and his wife are visiting friends in Naples, FL. He did not know I had moved to Lakeland. I invited him to come by and visit anytime he would like when he would be in the area.
5:00PM Checked my sugar and it was 121. I will find out if my A1C is doing when I go back to Watson Clinic this month.
7:00PM Called Barbara and we talked for about half hour or until the "Wheel" came on.
8:00PM Fixed a new pot of coffee. Don't know what or if I will have for supper.
9:00PM Checked to see what my retirement pay came to for this month. January pay is $1187.77 and December after the COLA was $1162.79 so I got $24.98 increase from the tax reform. It really doesn't make any difference because I am just getting it each month instead of filing at the end of the year and getting it all back then. That is probably what is happening with everyone. We won't really know until filing in 2018 to find out by comparing it to the 2017 returns. Of course, JO is getting 40% of my retirement pay so she got a little monthly increase on her 40%. She also gets $300.00 from my SS. My SS increased with COLA will be $732.00 is unchanged from 2017, the amount to pay for my medicare increase was exactly the same amount of my COLA so no gain. My total retirement now is 1187.77 plus 136.00 disability plus $732.00 SS with the total being $2055.77 so I am not living high on the hog. If the EX was gone I would be getting nearly $1000.00 more in my retirement. Her total retirement is nearly $1600.00 a month with little expense since she lives with Eric who pays for mostly everything.

February 2, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Ground Hag Day 2018
10:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day.
12:00PM Had a bowl of cereal. The memo is out. Put it up on my web site www.rwilt.com/memo
4:00PM Nothing but talke about the memo all day today.
4:15PM Called and talked to Ruby about the renewal of the WVHCGS.com web site. Tomorrow is a meeting but due to the weather they probably won't have the meeting.
7:00PM Talked to Barb.
9:00PM Watching all of the yelling and talk about the Congressional memo. Of course, I have been watching FOX because I just can't stand what the Liberals are saying. Tried but it began to make sick at the stomach.

February 3, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:45AM Eric knocking on the sliding door. Up and about and Eric took Bella outside.
1:00PM Eric went to Family Dollar to pick up some cigarettes and I ask him to get a gallon of milk, and to also check to see if Family Dollar had propane tanks for sale. He came back and had a cylinder of propane. Hooked up the tank to the grill and it works great.
5:00PM Grilled 2 steaks and cooked some potato slices for supper.
6:00PM Eric and I watching CNN/MSNBC/FOX and discussing politics and the stupid Democrats.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, weather is cold but suppose to rain/ice tomorrow.
9:00PM Eric and I are watching TV, Eric on couch and me in my chair.

February 4, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed, Eric already in bed.
10:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
10:45AM Fixing steak and eggs for lunch.
10:52AM The fire alarm in the kitchen went off, Eric reset it and the one in the bedroom went off. Got it turned off. 10:54AM Simplisafe called and told them it was a false alarm.
11:00AM The Fire Truck arrived. I explained to them it was false alarm and he said he had been notified but was already on the way so he just came by, no sirens or lights, thank goodness.
11:05AM Took the battery out of the alarm in the bedroom, I think that is located just over the door and if the door is open and there is smoke from cooking in the kitchen it hits it.
11:30AM We finally got to sit down and eat our lunch.
3:00PM Eric went home so he could be there in time to pickup Seth at 6PM.
4:00PM Removed the fire alarm from the ceiling just inside the door and placed it at the rear of the room. Will have to make sure the door leading to the bedroom is closed when I cook. Will get me a small fan to place in the window in the kitchen so it will take any smoke out of the kitchen.
5:33PM Eric text and said he was home and that his seedlings are starting to sprout.
6:00PM Still raining on and off, may be blowing over.
9:00PM Having all kinds of troubles with this computer. I think I am going to have to go get me a new one. This time it will be a cheap one just for word processing.

February 5, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:00AM Heard the garbage go.
11:00AM Some in front loading John's truck on a trailer.
11:30AM Took Bella outside, talked to the young man put the truck on the trailer. He said that he was taking it to his house and would probably sit there for a while and laughed.
12:00PM Didn't notice that the water was off until I went to wash my hands and had no water.
12:13PM Called the Meadowbrook main office and got the answering machine so I left a message asking how long the water will be off. I want to take a shower and shave so I can go to the store.
2:00PM Talked to a Trust Company in Nashville, TN about MH insurance and they said ask a neighbor so I asked Steve and he does not have insurance but gave me a number to call that used to insure them.
3:00PM Water is back on. Called the local insurance that Steve gave me and they said that they can insure me but it would cost around $2000.00 a year. It is cost prohibited to buy insurance.
7:00PM Barb called. She wanted to talk to me before Dana came by from the grocery store.
7:40PM Kit called and we talk for over an half hour. Walt is at one of his meeting with his buddies. I had forgot that this is the first Monday of the month and I missed the LARC meeting. Will have to send in my dues.
9:30PM Bella and I went to check the mail. Believe it or not, I received my tax bill for my car for the second half of 2017 for $114.00. Do you think I will ever pay them since I will be transfering my title to Florida and getting my Florida registration. Won't need the tax receipt to get my license next year.

February 6, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, beautiful day. The banana trees both have leaves coming out of the top and there is a new sprout coming up next to them.
12:00PM Called DMV and asked about title on the car, license, and registration. The lady told me it could all be done in one visit and it would cost about $400.00.
2:00PM Gone to McDonald's and had a crispy chicken sandwich with fries and a coke.
2:30PM Shopping at Harvey's getting everything caught up.
4:30PM Back from the store, put all the frozen food away but will put other things away as I get to them tonight.
6:00PM Les just dropped by, he is looking for penny wrappers. I don't have any.
7:05PM Barb called and we talked for a while. Les left when Barb called.
7:55PM Called Carlos. He had mentioned on FB to call him. He needed the telephone number of the Meadowbrook MHP office. We talked for a while, he is in Chicago and heading for Mississippi and then on to Martinsburg, WV. 8:00PM Watching Tucker Carson on FOX.
9:30PM Bella wanted to go outside and Steve came over and said that there has been a Opossum running around the neighborhood and it is very aggressive. He cautioned me to watch when I let Bella outside. I normally don't take Bella out at night except when we go to bed. Will have to keep an eye out when I take her out at bedtime.
11:55PM Messaging with Troy on FB about his trip to Okeechobee for the festival. It is March 1 through March 4. Told him that he and his friends could come here on their way down and on their way back. He said he would get back to me on the body count of who is coming. I don't figure he is driving so it will depend on who furnishes the transportation. I can sleep two in the bedroom, one on the couch and a couple on the living room floor.

February 7, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, cloudy but a very nice day. Temperature 77 degrees. Looks like it is going to be hot today.
12:00PM Cereal for lunch.
4:30PM Fixed myself a hoagie with ham and cheese. Eating it when Millie called. We talked for a half hour.
5:00PM Watched The Five.
7:00PM Called Barb. We talked for a half an hour until the "Wheel" came on.
8:00PM Watched Tucker Carlson on FOX.
9:30PM Watching movie "Across the Wide Missouri" with Clark Gable.

February 8, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. I heard something chirping but could figure where it was coming from. Thought at first it was my cell phone and then possibly my computer that I did not turn off last night. Then finally figured out it was the fire alarm in the bed room. Took the battery out of the alarm (the same one that went off last week) and checked to see what time battery was in the alarms. The one in the kitchen has a 9V battery and the other three have lithium rechargeable 3V battery. Went on Amazon and ordered three new batteries and a AC charger. $25.00.
12:00PM Had a bowl of cereal for lunch.
5:00PM Fixed myself some fish for supper. Tried different seasoning to see which was the best. They all tasted good except the one was a little hot because of Cayenne pepper.
7:00PM Called and talked to Barb. Weather a little better today in WV and is supposed to be warmer tomorrow. Was nice here today, up to 80degrees. Had to run the AC earlier but when the sun went down opened the doors and window.
9:00PM Watching movie, will watch Brean at 11PM and then get ready to go to bed.

February 9, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, nice day again.
12:00PM Had cereal for lunch w/banana.
4:00PM Fixed myself a ham and cheese sandwich with tomato and mayo.
5:26PM Betty Moran called and we talked for about 45 minutes. I was thinking about calling Betty last night but it was to late to call. She had the flu and just got over pneumonia.
8:00PM Text Eric and Tyler a few times and Tyler sent me a video of him playing the guitar. He is getting pretty good.
9:00PM Watching TV, will watch Brean at 11PM.

February 10, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day.
1:00PM Had some cereal w/banana for lunch. Eric called and we talked for a while about his garden. I went out and put a bucket of water on the banana trees.
5:00PM Fixing some hamburgers on the grill and it was smoking and I had the doors open and it set off the fire alarm, the freestanding alarm. Les from next door called and I figured he had heard the fire alarm but he said he just called because he didn't recognize the number so he called to put a name to the number.
7:00PM Called Barb, we talked for a while.
9:00PM Watching movies and recording Greg Gutfield show and Watter's world to watch later.

February 11, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Up and about, took Bella outside, another nice day. Cereal w/banana for lunch.
4:00PM Messaged on FB with Ruby Casto. She was asking me about Kennie and Lewis Sirk, trying to determine which she went to school with at Victory High School. I'm pretty sure that she went to school with Lewis since he is the closest to her age.
6:30PM Message from Mike Talkington, he wants to buy my KPC 9612 TNC. I'll have to try to figure out what kind of a price to ask.
7:00PM Called Barb, we talked for a while. The weater is terrible in WV. Temperatures are in the 50s but is it raining a lot.
8:00PM Not much on TV tonight so will be watching some Hallmark, or western movies, depending what is on. No new news on any of the news stations.

February 12, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to the movies.
11:00AM Up and about, have a bad pain in my right leg just above the right knee. Took Bella outside. 1:00PM Took a shower and my leg still hurts.
4:00PM I took three Tylenal for the pain.
4:30PM Going to grocery store. Spent $81.00 and picked up a Power Ball for Wednesday.
6:00PM Back home and put things away, having roast chicken that I picked up in the delli at Harvey's
7:00PM Called Barb and just after she ansered it started raining very hard. She said when she got up this morning there was an inch of snow on the ground.
7:30PM Not raining as hard but still raining.
9:00PM It has stopped raining, just watching TV as usual for the rest of the evening. I should get back to writing but just haven't gotten the drive to do it.

February 13, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Beautiful day after rain last night. The banana trees look very good.
12:00PM Had cereal for lunch w/banana.
5:00PM Had salad with chicken from yesterday with mild cheddar cheese cubes.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, mostly about how bad the weather was in WV.
9:00PM Just another boring, relaxing days. I am getting so I don't care if I see anyone. I have a couple neighbors that drop by to just talk and all I can think about is how soon are they leaving. I don't get on the radio much anymore. I listen a little on the repeater and usually say hello to a couple guys but don't get into length communications. Mostly I am on the computer doing research and writing and updating data from obituaries. I am beginning to become a recluse, just me and Bella, TV, and the computer.

February 14, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Happy Valentine's Day.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, she was very nervous when I got out and really rushed me to get outside. She must had been full of something, she did #2 three times before she came back in. I probably feed her to much, she is a little chubby but so am I. 12:00PM Had cereal w/banana for lunch.
5:00PM Had a Ham/cheese/tomato/lettuce, and onion on Cuban bread for supper. Put a pound of hamburger with vegetables, onion, carrots, potatoes, and diced tomatoes in crock pot so will have vegetable soup for supper tomorrow night.
6:00PM Had one of those things on FB that morphs you into another person and it said, what would you look like as a women. When they did it the woman sure looks familiar to me, must be me that I have been looking at in the mirror all of these yeas. I know it looks like someone in my family that I do resemble somewhat.
6:30PM Troy messaged me on FB, Jean Hollandsworth has been placed in a rest home, she has Alzheimer decease. I told him he should go see since he is her only relative in the area. I also told him to not lose it because his dad will probably show up and for him to keep his cool.
7:00PM Talked to Barb, told her about Jean and a relative that was in the Exp/Tel obits, Harold Grogg (his mother was a Wilt from the Gilmer County Wilts. Barb said she had just gotten back from going out to eat, Dana and Dwayne took her to Texas Roadhouse.
8:00PM Since the shooting at 2:15PM today all that is on TV is coverage of the shooting, they now say there are 17 dead, 10 still in the school building. They won't remove them until they are identified and the next of kin are notified. It is terrible but the news networks just lap it up and talk it to death. 9:00PM Watching TV movie and will check the news before I go to bed.

February 15, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to to bed
7:00AM Up and about, came to living room and turned on TV and watched some news, still nothing except the school shootings in Parkland, FL.
8:00AM Back to bed, no need to stay up, will just get sleepy later and fall asleep in the chair.
11:30AM Did sleep for a while, back up and took Bella outside. Had to clean up after someone else dog. I know it is someone that is taking their dog out after dark and just not being concerned about cleaning up after their dog. Find this at least 3 times a week.
12:00PM Had cereal for lunch w/banana. Had a glass of orange juice.
1:00PM Have the TV on but all they are talking about is the shooting so not paying much attention.
3:00PM Just thinking and trying to make sense about what has transpired over the last 4 years. Going through the Chronicle and establishing a Time Line. It appears I have paid out including lawyer fees and support of over $152,000.00
4:00PM Bella and I went to check the mail, got a VA appointment on Friday at VA in Lakeland at 2:20PM (Podiatry to get my toe nails cut)
6:00PM Text a few times with Eric. He is really getting his garden all set up, tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers. He replanted his bananas is a circle. Hope his garden works out well
6:30PM Fixing myself some supper. Heating up soup from last night. I figure it will taste great after sitting in the refrigerator overnight.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for half an hour.
9:00PM Millie called and we talked or rather I talked for over an hour. Millie says that her nurse is bringing her a new kitten.

February 16, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, received a call from Watson Clinic reminding me of my Lab work at 12PM on February 20th.
11:42AM Received a call from Walter. He and Kit are getting ready to put his boat in the water today. He told me he and Kit are making plans to visit in April to attend the Lakeland Air Show.
12:00PM Having cereal w/banana for lunch.
3:00PM Called My Pets Hospital and set up grooming for Bella on February 22, 2019 at 9am. She will be there all day.
5:30PM Talked to Terminix to exterminate my house inside and out for a year at the price of $79.00 every three months. First time will be February 26, 2018 at 3 to 5PM.
7:00PM Called Barb, when she answered I was getting a perfect echo on the phone so hung up and called her back. The call was OK then. We talked for half an hour.
9:00PM Watching TV again tonight. Just another evening in the home of Dick Wilt.

February 17, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, beautiful day again, in the 70s.
12:00PM Had cereal w/banana for lunch.
1:00PM Watching movie I recorded last night, "Oblivion".
4:00PM Fixed fried cauliflower for supper, dipped it in egg with herbs and then fried it. Tasted pretty good.
5:00PM Running out of things to drink so made a pot of tea, will ice it and put it in the refrigerator.
7:00PM Did nothing but watch TV today. Picked up the mail, got a new Slate Visa card in the mail, activated it by phone.
Called Barb, talked for a while. She told me she had been out with Dana and Dwayne and it started snowing, very heavy wet snow and there was about 2 inches on the ground. It snowed so heavy she had to clean off her Dish antenna because it was blocking her signal.
9:00PM Watching movie, nothing else going on today.

February 18, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. While out Bella run up to the president of the HOA and, of course, she had to say something about Bella not being on a leash. I suppose now I will start getting flack about not having Bella on a leash. If I do I will have to walk Bella on a very long leash, 50 feet or so.
12:00PM Had a bagel and cream cheese w/glass of milk.
4:00PM Millie called and we talked for a half hour. She was telling me about all the snow last night and how beautiful it was but it is all gone now.
7:20PM Called Barb, just realized what time it was, I was watching "Big Mama 2" on TV.
9:00PM Told everyone Good Night.

February 19, 2018.
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, put her on a leash to see how it will work. She hates the leash so I am going to attach a long piece of line to the leash so she can run a little.
12:00PM Had cereal w/banana for lunch. Not going anywhere today, so I will go to possibly Walmart, Lowe's and Publix tomorrow after I go to Watson Clinic tomorrow.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. Weather is getting warmer in WV, expecting lots of rain in the coming week. Reminded Barb that today is the anniversary of "Mr Roger's Neighborhood". It is also President's Day.
9:00PM Nothing going on this evening as usual but will have to go to bed a little early because I have to be in Plant City at Watson Clinic by noon.

February 20, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, I have attached a long line to her leash and letter her run a little. Hope this satisfies the HOA. I haven't heard anything from them but don't want to hear from them.
10:00AM Took shower and getting ready to go to Watson Clinic for my lab appointment.
11:45AM Checked into Watson clinic.
12:15PM Lady asked me what I was waiting for and I told her that I had a noon appointment with the Lab. She checked and said for some reason when I checked in the system did not print out a sheet for me in the lab. She went to the lab and checked and came back and print out a sheet and hand carried it to the lab. About five minutes later the lab tech came out and got me. Took blood and I left. 1:00PM Went to Walmart and bought me a pair of sandals and a pair of tennis shoes so I can run around without socks. Also bought two sets of sheets for Queen size bed. I needed new sheets for the Queen size bed in the master bedroom. Spent $114.87 and got $20.00 cash. Went to Crystal and had 4 Crystal hamburgers w/fries and a drink.
1:30PM Went to Lowe's and found a freezer. They had the 7.0 cu ft freezer on sale for $168.00 so bought it. Also picked up the roof paint and rollers and other things to paint the MH roof. Spent $485.71 at Lowe's. They will deliver the freezer and roof paint tomorrow. Cost me $79.00 for delivery but got a $42.25 military discount. Total I spent at Walmart and Lowe's was $620.58
3:00PM Back home. Of course, Bella left me a deposit just for leaving her at home alone.
5:00PM Had fish for supper.
7:00PM Called Barb, had a lot of trouble with echoes, had to call her twice and then she had to call me to get rid of the echo.
I will have to call Sprint and complain to them about every time I call WV I get echoes on the call.
7:36PM Received a text from Lowe's telling me that they would deliver between 8AM and 12:0PM. Put a note on the door for the delivery man to ring the Florida Room door bell and to unload into the Florida Room.
9:00PM Had some soup and relaxing and watching a movie.

February 21, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, she doesn't like the leash but she will evenually get used to it and accept it. Turned on TV and found out the Rev. Billy Graham died. Waiting for the truck from Lowe's to show up. The text said 8-12 and I figure it will be closer to 12 when he shows up.
10:15AM Had a bowl of cereal w/banana for breakfast.
11:00AM Truck arrived with my order. Placed the freezer in the Florida Room next to the steps. Turned on the freezer and placed a cup of water in freezer to see how long it takes to freeze.
2:00PM Noticed that the door on the microwave was broken. It looks it has cracked from pulling on the door handle. I took tape and repaired the plastic door cover and looked on the Internet and found the door cover for around $75.00 so looks like I will have to order the door cover before to long.
6:00PM Going to Store to get some groceries.
6:30PM Barb called me while I had my head in a freezer looking for some frozen chicken. We talked for a shot time, Wendy had gone to Dana's so she thought she would call me while Wendy was gone.
7:00PM Back home. Put all the frozen food in my new freezer. It seems to work very well so far.
9:00PM Told everyone Good Night and going to bed a little earlier than usual because I have to get up at 8am to take Bella to the groomer.

February 22, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
8:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, the grass is like walking in a wading pool. Bella came in dripping wet, had to dry her off.
8:30AM Took Bella to the Vets for grooming. They will call me when she is finished. Some idiot blew the horn at me because I stopped at "turning right on red". The law says you must stop before turning right on red. This idiot blew his horn before I even got stopped. What was he, black and the music blasting out so loud his windows were vibrating. After I turned right he passed me on a double yellow line before we even got out of the intersection. I followed him for 2 miles to the next light where he turned left. Just how much did he gain by blowing his horn and passing me on a yellow line?
9:00AM Back home and going to snooze in my chair.
12:00PM Awake and watching "Out Numbered" on FOX.
4:52PM Millie called. I was snoozing when she called. Talked for about 15 minutes and she said she is getting another cat or maybe a kitten.
6:00PM Called the Vet/groomer and they said Bella was ready to go. I went to get her and it cost $70.00, about the normal cost. I asked while there about cost of Bella being there and the girl told me that the cost was $114.00 a week (7 days).
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a short time, Wendy is there and they had been out all day and Barb was tired. Wendy just doesn't realize that when she is visiting that she just wears Barb out wanting to go all the time.
7:20PM Checked into the traders net on 146.685 repeater.
9:00PM Just my normal texting with Eric. Watching TV.
10:00PM Noticed on FB that Eva and James are getting married. Eva is Eric's EX.

February 23,2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, received a call from Watson Clinic reminding me of my appointment on Feb 27th at 1:45pm. Took Bella outside and noticed that they had mowed the right of way but difficult to see where they stopped and I should begin to mow. Will wait a couple more days to mow and trim.
3:00PM Les from next door just dropped by. Seems someone hit him broadside in his car. He thinks the care is a complete lose. He has had his share of bad luck. He seems to be healing well with his open heart surgery. I would like to help him but I just don't want to get involved where it would put me under pressure. I just don't need to get involved in anyone else problems.
7:00PM Turned the A/C off and opened up the door to the Florida Room and the window in the living room. Nice breeze. Called Barb and we talked for about half hour. While talking to Barb, Eric called and I text him back when I got off the phone.
7:30PM Fixed a steak and am going to fix myself a large salad with steak on top of the salad.
9:00PM Watching western movie with Glenn Ford as a sheepherder in cattle country. Text with Eric several times.

February 24, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Took Bella outside and there were a couple men working on Leslie's hot water heater. They were looking for a pipe wrench so I loaned them one. I assume Les will bring it back when they are finished with it.
11:31AM My chairs were delivered by FedEx.
12:00PM Had Jimmy Dean's steak and eggs for lunch w/a glass of milk. Have the doors and windows open but it looks like it will be getting warmer this afternoon.
3:00PM Watching TV, and turned the A/C on, getting a little warm in side the MH.
6:00PM Noticed in Exp/Tel Obituaries that Shirley Zirkle Satterfield died last night at UHC. Called Millie to let her know because I knew Millie didn't get the newspaper and the obituary probably would be in the papers until Sunday. Also saw in the obituary that Coach Wayne Jamison died last night.
7:00PM Called Barb and talked for a while, she said she was going to watch a movie "Royal Hearts" on Hallmark Channel.
9:00PM Watching the movie "Royal Hearts".
9:30 Put a picture on FB condemning the school and county officials for not protecting the students at the Parkland, FL school. I figure a couple of people will say something but not many will even notice what I have to say.


11:00PM The movie was very good. No sex, no killing, no blood and guts, don't know how they got money to produce the movie. It was great family movie.

February 25, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, fixed myself a cup of coffee and took Bella outside for her morning romp.
11:30AM to 1:00PM Kit and I text back and forth several times. She said that Walt was not feeling well so he went back to bed. I hope it isn't the flu. We also discussed some politics and the views of Wendy and Becky. I feel sorry for those two, they just see the truth even when it hits them in the face. They are both Trump haters.
2:00PM Text with Eric about his trees and especially his orange tree is blooming.
7:00PM Talked to Barb.
9:00PM Watching TV on GRIT channel.

February 26, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:30AM Up and about, Bella had peed on the bed, just a small spot, but had to take bed cover off and wash.
10:34AM The Terminex Exterminator called and told me he would be here around 3PM.
11:37AM Tyler called. He had gone to PA and bought a new car, traded his car and paid $2000 for a Audi and only drove 110 miles and the engine stopped running. He seems to think it is the timing belt. He wanted some advice, so I told him to take the Audi to the local dealer and have them determine what is wrong with the Audi, then call the dealer that he got the car from and see what they want to do and if they don't do anything then to call a local lawyer and ask for advice on what he should do. I sure hope that the problem is something small and if bad then the dealer will make it right by him.
3:00PM The Terminex Exterminator, Scott, came and I think he did a good job. He said that my bill should be $79.00 every three months.
6:00PM Saw in the Exp/Tel that David Carpenter had died.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, and asked her if I had to get money to Tyler that I could tell him to come to her and she would give him a check and I will send her a check to cover it.
7:30PM Fixed two meat loaves and put them in the over.
8:00PM Watching Tucker on FOX channel.
9:00PM Watching a movie again before I go to bed. I have an appointment with Watson Clinic tomorrow at 2pm.

February 27, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, let her run on the leash.
11:00AM Had a banana and a cup of coffee. Taking a shower getting ready to go to the doctor at Watson's Clinic in Plant City.
1:45PM Arrived at Watson Clinic. My A1C was very high, over 9 and PA Wells got on my back and told me to increase my injection to 65 units. She said she would call in a prescription at Walgreen in Plant City.
2:30PM Went to Walgreen to pick up my sugar test strips and some vitamin B12 tablets and pickup the prescription. The prescription was not ready so they told me they would call me when it was ready to be picked up.
4:30PM Walgreen called and said my prescription was ready and I would have 7 days to pick it up.
5:00PM Looked up to see what Flomax is and the internet says it is for prostrate problems. I hope it helps a little. I am getting tired of having to go so often.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while.
7:30PM Tyler said something about getting a new engine and I asked who was going to pay and all he said was himself so I gave him some advice about calling the Attorney General hot line in WV and if he got no help from them to call the Attorney General in PA and talk to them to see what they can do for him. Tyler is just to easy going. I would be calling them the worse names I could think of and calling everyone I could think of. If they are not wanting to pay anything, raising hell doesn't hurt but improve things. I will worry about this until Tyler works it out.
9:00PM Texting with Eric and he said he may be down on Saturday, and told him I would have steak or ribs which ever he wanted.

February 28, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Increasing my injection to 65 units and see if that helps. Should know in a couple days.
11:00AM Up and about, VA Clinic called reminding me of my March 2nd appointment with foot doctor.
11:30AM Took Bella outside for her daily run.
2:00PM Texting via FB messenger that he can't get anything from Prudential on his insurance policy.
3:00PM We tried to make a FB video connection on both computers and on the one in the living room I could hear him but he could not hear me. Then tried the computer in the bed room and he could hear me but I could not hear him. What's new?
4:00PM Troy said he finally got things straightened out with Prudential. I downloaded the FB messenger for my phone and now I am getting all of these waves from a lot of people. Just one of those things that bug you. . If I keep getting this FB activity on my phone I will have to delete the messenger APP. Watching Judge Judy.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while.
7:30PM Text Eric about trying to video chat. He didn't answer me, probably picking up Josh from work.
8:00PM Watching Tucker on FOX.
9:00PM Eric said his pad isn't working now so we can't try video chat and Tyler says he does want to use FB so looks like I won't be talking to anyone onf FB video chat, even though I am getting all kinds of waves on the FB video, may have just created another monster. If it bugs me I will just remove it from my phone.

March 1, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection 65units, getting ready to go to bed. My direct deposits from Uncle Sam should be put in my account today and my SS in a couple days. Just checked the bag I got from Walgreens and all that was in it was the B12 tablets. I don't think they gave my test strips so will have to call them tomorrow.
9:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day.
10:00AM Received a call from Walgreens that I have a prescription to pick up. Called Walgreen and they told me that I had one prescription which is my test strips. No prescription has been called in for Flomax. 11:00AM Called Watson Clinic and left a message for Lindsey Wells about no prescription. Then called the front desk and ask them about the prescription. She misunderstood me thinking I was talking about Walmart and not Walgreen so there is a possibility that Lindsey called the wrong place. She said she would check and get back to me. 12:45PM Watson Clinic called and said the PA went over my records and said I am taking a drug similar to Flomax so she just wants me to double my present drug from 5mgs to 10 mgs each day and she sent a new prescription to Express Script to increase my tabs from 5 to 10 mgs tabs.
3:00PM Mowed and trimmed the grass, Took me an hour to cut the grass. Not as fast as I used to be. 4:15PM Finished grass and watching Judge Judy.
5:00PM Watching The Five.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, the weather in WV is lousy, nothing but rain and sleet.
8:00PM Watching Tucker. Still talking about the shooting and gun control. They will talk it to death and then it will just fade until the next shooting.
9:00PM Millie called and we talked until after 10PM.

March 2, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Increase my Terazosin to 10mg tonight.
12:00PM Up and about, took Bella outside. Nice day.
12:15PM Turned on TV and watching the funeral of Billy Graham. It is being covered live TV by FOX and checked CNN and no mention of the funeral, just commentary slamming Trump by Wolf and Schomer.
1:00PM Taking shower and getting ready to go to foot doctor at VA clinic, Lakeland.
2:10PM In and out of the clinic. Made appointments for the family practice VA clinic. June 11, 2018 1:45PM Lab Lakeland VA Clinic. Jun 18, 2018 1:30PM Pact Nurse screening. June 18, 2018 2:00PM examination and evaluation. Aug 3, 2018 Podiatry Lakeland VA Clinic.
3:00PM Went to Walgreens Plant City and picked up sugar test strips.
3:30PM Stopped at Burger King and had a chicken sandwich and then went to Publix to shop. Found frozen bread and got 8 loaves. Found Publix prices seem to be a little higher than Harvey's especially the deli prices. 5:00PM Back home, did see a produce market on the corner of Wiggins and Mudella so will have to go back in a couple days and see just what they have and see if the vegetables are better or cheaper than in the store. Talked to Steve and he told me he lost his job and is looking for another one. He also said his wife's hours have been cut so money is going to be tight. He also told me that several people have moved and have MH for sale but no buyers. Several people have been evicted for not paying rent on time. He said most people here are on SS and their money doesn't show up until after the first of the month and then they have late fees for not paying rent on time. The one thing that worries me is the owners decide that they can't afford to keep the park open and close down or they will sell out and then you don't know what will happen, rent going up, services cut etc.
5:30PM Got a FB message from Ceil letting me know that she and Bill may be in Sebring, FL next week and mentioned that they may want to meet for dinner or a visit. Sebring is 60 miles south of me and I don't think they will be driving so I figure they may fly from Sebring and stop over in Lakeland. I hope that is the case. I could drive to the Lakeland airport and pick them up and they could stay overnight and fly out the next day. I would much rather cook for them than go out to dinner. I think I am a pretty good cook and a lot cheaper.
7:00PM Called Barb, had an echo and Barb had to call me back before we could have a good connection.
9:00PM Got a message back from Ceil and she said that she would give me a call when they come down here next week possibly.

March 3, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Nice Day.
11:00AM Having trouble in the water draining from the kitchen sink. The garbage disposer is blowing the ground fault breaker. Working to clear the kitchen sink drain.
12:00PM Eric called, he is stuck in traffic about 35 miles from Lakeland.
1:20PM Eric arrived. 4:00PM Eric grilled two steaks and I fixed some red potatoes and green beans. Eric worked on the drain with the plumbers helper and it appears he got the plug cleared but the garbage disposal still blows the breaker. I think I will just stop using the garbage disposal.
5:00PM Eric is trimming the grapefruit tree. He took the pressure washer and washed the mold growing on the grapefruit tree and trimmed off a lot of the dead limbs and branches. It really looks good.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a short time. Will talk a little longer tomorrow night.
9:00PM Eric and I watching TV and talking.

March 4, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside and Eric and I watched Bella while he smoked a cigarette.
10:00AM Fixed a large pot of coffee for Eric and I. My coffee pot stopped working so used my tea pot to make coffee. It is probably just the clock mix up on the coffee pot.
1:00PM Fixed a large salad with chicken for lunch.
3:00PM Eric just left for home, said he would call when he got home.
3:30PM Got on the radio and talked to several throughout the Caribbean. Made some contacts on 20/17/15 meters. Condition are not bad but with the DX contest being on, I didn't really talk, just made contacts with reports.
4:00PM Got the coffee pot to work again, so I won't have to buy a new one. 5:00PM Got the wash out of the drier and stacked them on the bed, will have to sit and fold everything and put them away.
6:40PM Eric text, he is home and OK.
6:55PM Barb called. She said she called me early because she wanted to watch 60 minuses.
9:00PM Watching Netflix, movie "The Cloverfield Paradox" syfy but not a very good movie.
11:00PM Watching a movie on GRIT with Charles Bronson, he is a detective, 1983 movie "10 to Midnight" .

March 5, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
12:00PM Had some shredded wheat w/banana and milk for lunch.
1:00PM Watching an ex president on TV. "Death Valley Days" hosted by Ronald Reagan.
4:00PM Put a rack of ribs in the oven, will bake for around 2 hours and then check. Watching Judge Judy. Just heard Sam on repeater talking about the LARC meeting tonight. I don't think I will go. For some reason I just don't enjoy the meetings. It will probably take me a while before I get used to the hams around here and participate.
5:00PM Got the ribs out of the oven. They were very good, ate several and had some broccoli as a vegetable.
5:45PM Went to clean up after supper and I have no water. Called the office and, of course, all I got was a recording. Wonder how long the water will be off. Turned on the cold water faucet in kitchen so I will know when the water comes back on. This time of the evening for the water going off can be a problem because there is no one that wants to work at night to fix the water.
8:00PM My water just came back on. The kitchen faucet and the bathroom faucet were both running. 8:30PM Loaded the dishwasher and started it to wash the dishes.
9:00PM Watching "Crocodile Dundy". Have seen it before so will probably turn over to FOX at 9pm.

March 6, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00PM Sleeping a little better, not sleeping up as often at night to go to the bathroom. I hope it is a trend to get longer times of sleep. Only up twice last night.
12:00PM Had some grits and a cup of coffee for lunch.
1:00PM Took a shower and getting ready to go shopping.
3:00PM Went and picked up the mail and nothing but junk mail and advertisements. Got the Harvey flyer but found out when I went to the store that the flyer does not go into effect until tomorrow so will have to go to the store again. Had meat on sale in the flyer.
5:00PM Back home and watching "The Five".
7:00PM Called Barb, talked for a while. Expecting rain and snow tomorrow.
8:00PM Millie called and we talke about and hour. She is getting rid of the older cat she got from someone, it isn't house trained.
9:10PM Ceil called and she and Bill are in Sebring and will be flying to Lakeland tomorrow morning. She said she will call me when they leave and when they get into Lakeland. I figure it will take an hour to fly from Sebring to Lakeland.

March 7, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
3:00AM Started to rain very hard. Bella was scared to death. All she wanted to do was lay right up against me and she was shaking. It rain on and off, very hard at times until around 5am.
8:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, the grass is wet but the sun is shinning very brightly. Looks like it is going to be a very nice day.
10:20AM Ceil called and said that they hadn't even gone to the airport yet but she would call me when they take off.
11:31AM Ceil called and said she and Bill were at the airport but are getting reports of winds in Lakeland. I have been watching the weather here in Lakeland. They say the winds are out of the NW at 10-20mph and choppy water conditions. It may be to windy here for Bill to land here in Lakeland, Ceil said she would call later when they have made a decision of landing in Lakeland.
2:15PM Ceil called and they are not coming today because of the wind in Lakeland.
4:30PM Ceil called and said that they are staying overnight in Sebring and will try to get up early tomorrow morning and check on the weather and fly up tomorrow morning. She said she would call me early in the morning and let me know what they are going to do.
7:00PM Called Barb and we filled in each other on the happenings of the day. She said it had snowing on and off most of the day but nothing was sticking. Very cold.
8:00PM Watching my normal evening news and movies.
9:00PM Eric text, he had bought himself a plum tree for $19.95 at Walmart. He talked about it before and it was just a matter of time before he went back and got it.

March 8, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to be. Will set clock for 9am but Ceil will probably call before that and wake me. I told her if I didn't answer that I would call her back when the phone rings.
8:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
9:15AM Picked Ceil and Bill up at the FPO Lakeland Linden Airport.
12:00PM Had lunch here at the house.
1:00PM We went to the Aero Museum at the airport. They were closed to the general public but they let us in and we went through the museum. Really a nice museum.
4:00PM Back home.
5:00PM Fixed supper for Ceil, Bill, and I. WE had meatloaf boiled red potatoes and buttered broccoli.
6:00PM Millie called but I told her I could not talk since I have company. Told her I would call her tomorrow.
7:15PM Called Barb and we talked for a short time.
11:00PM Bill and Ceil went to bed and I am going now. We have to get up early in the morning. Bill and Ceil are renting a car from Hertz and driving to Seminole, FL to visit friends and will be back here for supper tomorrow. Bill is catholic so I told him we would have fish for supper tomorrow since it is Friday. Meds, injection, going to bed.

March 9, 2018
8:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
9:00AM Bill, Ceil, and I had some breakfast. They have to pick up a rental car at the airport at 10:30am.
10:30AM Dropped Bill and Ceil off at the Hertz/FPO at the airport and they got their car are heading to Seminole for the day to visit friends. Ceil indicated last night that her friends in Seminole did not invite them to stay overnight so they will be back here for supper. She will probably call me and let me know when they will arrive so I can have supper ready when they get here. It is Friday so I promised Bill I would have fish for him to eat since Bill is Catholic. 11:00AM Back home. I have to make a run to the grocery store sometime today to pick up a few things.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while.
7:36PM Ceil text she and Bill are just leaving Seminole, FL for Lakeland.
9:02PM Bill and Ceil just got back from Seminole. They had some trouble going to Seminole. Something hit the passengers window and it shattered and they had to go to Hertz in St Petersburg and get another car.
10:00PM We are just sitting and talking and watching the news on TV. Ceil had some of my kale I fixed but I have a couple pounds of salmon marinating in the friq and will cook it for myself tomorrow night.

March 10, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
8:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
8:30AM Fixed coffee, Bill and Ceil had some breakfast and loaded the car and off to the airport. Bill left me an item he bought from Golf Avionics yesterday and I am going to return it on Monday and get his money back. It is an Ipad holder that straps to your leg so it can be used when flying and it does not hold his Ipad securely, so it moves around in the holder. Bill forgot to take his small soap holder, will keep until they came back for a visit.
10:53AM Ceil and Bill arrived in Sebring safe and sound.
12:00PM Had some salmon for lunch.
1:00PM Watching FOX TV.
5:00PM Set all my clocks up an hour to Day Light savings time.
6:00PM Called Barb and after I started talking realized it was an hour early. Didn't think about setting the clocks.
9:39PM Called Millie and she finally answered. We talked for about and hour.
10:00PM Watching a movie.

March 11, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
2:00AM All the clocks including the automatic clocks have been set ahead 1 hour.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, looked like it had rained sometime during the night. The grass was wet.
12:00PM Had some milk and toast for breakfast/lunch.
2:30PM Eric called, some oriental lady from NY pulled out of a closed service station and hit him broadside. He sent me a picture.
7:00PM Barb called and we talked for a few minutes. She said the weather was terrible, overcast and expecting rain, cold.
9:00PM Watching TV, movies.

March 12, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed after I take the garbage out to the curb.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
12:00PM Had a glass of milk and a roll to eat.
1:00PM Went to Golf Aviontics to return the Ipad holder that Bill had bought on Friday. The clerk, Levi, told me he had paper work to bill out and he would have to call Bill to confirm his credit card number and information. He said he would take care of it. I called Bill and told him the situation with the refund. Told him to call me if he does not call and take care of it.
2:30PM Went to Harvey's to pick up a few things I had forgotten the other day.
4:00PM Back home and watching Judge Judy.
7:00PM Talked to Barb.
9:00PM Watching TV as usual.

March 13, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about. Took Bella outside, looks like another nice day, not quite as warm as usual and a little windy.
12:00PM Had lunch, bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich.
1:20PM Walter called and we talked for a while. He was wondering what kind of a plane Bill had and all I know is the registration or tail number. Will try to find out and let him know. He still has his cough. While talking to Walter, Kit interrupted and said she needed him so we hung up. Walt wanted to know if Bill was a member of QBs, what ever QBs are, probably a pilot organization.
1:30PM Went on line and looked up Bill's registration number, N305Z and looked up his registration, He has a 1960 Beach 35-33 fixed wing single engine 4 seats, so text that information to Kit.
4:00PM Went to the deep freezer and found it was off so figured out it was the wall plug was dead. Checking all of the breakers and no results yet.
7:00PM Barb called while I was trying to turn off breakers and check to see which the freezer was plug in. Run a extension cord and plugged in the freezer until I find out the electrical circuit.
8:00PM Finally figured that the plug the freezer is plugged in is the same one in the kitchen that has a Ground Fault plug and it had turned the circuit so the power was there from the breaker.
I reset the GF breaker and plugged in a light in the kitchen so I can notice if the breaker trips. It is the same breaker that the garbage disposal is on, so it may be a little soft and I will have to get a new one and replace this one.

March 14, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about took Bella outside.
12:00PM Had cereal for lunch.
2:00PM Went to bank and deposited the $230.00 from the Genealogical Society and then paid Chase credit off.
3:00PM Back to the MH and picked up the mail and mailed the letter to Kit and Walt with the Sun&Fun information in it.
7:15PM While talking to Barb, Millie called and I kept talking to Barb. Weather in WV is terrible, very cold and has been snow flurries all day long.
7:30PM Called Millie and she said she thinks the Shinnston Alumni is going to be on July 21st or 28th. If it is on July 21 I will be there but don't think I will stay until the 28th. If it is on the 28th I will make a decision while I am there. Don't want to stay that long in WV because I will be there for the Stiles reunion on July 12 through 15th.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson and texting with Eric.
9:00PM Watching movies on GRIT. Checked the Power Ball and, of course, I didn't win.

March 15, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:30AM Up and about, taking a shower and Ceil called.
10:40AM Called Ceil back, she and Bill are at the airport at Lakeland and have rented a car and they are going to Sanford and fly back to Bridgeport via commercial plane. Since the weather is so bad up north they have decided to leave their plane here in Lakeland and have a piece of navigation equipment installed and come back in a couple weeks and pick the plane up then.
12:00PM Fixed Bill and Ceil some lunch and had a cup of coffee with them.
1:00PM Bill and Ceil left for Sanford. They are flying out to Bridgeport at 3:30PM today
5:40PM Went on the Internet and it said the flight to CKB (Clarksburg) departed from gate 10 on time of 5:39PM.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, says the weather is clear but very cold.
7:40PM Check the flight of Sanford to Clarksburg and said taxing to gate at 7:39PM.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson.
9:00PM Watching a movie that I have previously recorded, "Days of Heaven".

March 16, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Today is Jo's 80th birthday. I assume she is as mean as ever. She surely did not mellow over the years.
9:30AM Door bell rang but when I got up and looked out there wasn't anyone there. Maybe I was hearing things. Took Bella outside. The two blue cranes were out this morning. Women across the right of way was feeding them. They are really noisy birds.
11:00AM Fixed a pot of coffee and had a bowl of cereal.
11:30AM Ready the Ledger online, notification of the railroad crossing on S Washbash will be closed from Monday through Saturday of next week.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while, she says that the weather is very cold in WV.
9:00PM Watching a movie. 10:00PM Eric text and said that Sessions had fired McCabe. Great, maybe this will get some action out of the FBI. Will watch Shannon Bream at 11pm.
11:00PM Watched the Shannon Bream show on FOX and all they are talking about is the firing of McCabe. Probably all you will head over the weekend and then they will rehash it on Monday.

March 17, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Happy St. Patrick's day, have to dig out something green if I go out today.
10:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
11:00AM Had some grits and a cup of coffee. Should get ready and go to the grocery store.
5:00PM Decided to go to the store and closed things up and tried to turn on the A/C while I was gone because I was leaving Bella and it was getting a little warm in the MH. The A/C would not come on and I fooled around with it and the thermostat and could not get it to come on. Checked the breakers and everything seemed to be OK except the A/C, fan, or furnace would not come on. The display in the thermostat was out. Opened the windows and turned on the floor fan. Called Sam N7CUC since he had been a A/C tech for several years. Left him a message on the voice mail.
6:00PM Going to the grocery store and get a few things.
6:15PM While pulling into the store Sam called me back and I ask if you would recommend a local A/C repairman in the area and he asked me a few questions and gave me some advice on what to check. He also said that a company called Payne was a good repair company, honest but expensive.
7:00PM While shopping Barb called and i told her I would call her back when I got home.
8:00PM Back home and putting things away so I called Barb.
8:30PM Going through the advice Sam gave me and fooled around more with the thermostat and it started working. I think that it must have been that the thermostat was not seated well in socket.
9:00PM Fixed myself some supper and have most of the things put away. Everything I needed to put in the refrigerator and freezer I put away. Started watching FOX.
12:00AM Watching a movie.

March 18, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection,getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, beautiful day, sunny and is going to be in the 80s. Slight breeze around 2 to 3 mph.
12:00PM Had a cup of coffee w/bagel and cream cheese. Watching TV news. Nothing on news except the firing of Andrew McCabe.
1:00PM Text from Tyler saying he can not get into WVU and is checking on FSU. I told him if he can not get into FSU he could try Pierpont Community College. I know it is a step down but he should start on something.
5:53PM Millie called and we talked for a while until Barb called and peeped in so I finished talking to Millie.
6:11PM Barb called from her cell phone and peeped in while I was talking to Millie. Called back no answer. Called the house phone and no answer.
6:37PM Called Dana and she answered. She told me Barb had fainted at church this morning and they rushed her to the hospital by ambulance. She gave me Barb's number at he UHC so I called her.
6:40PM Talked to Barb and she said she was OK but, of course, she wouldn't be in the hospital if she was OK. She said they run several test including a CT scan. She said that she will probably be in the hospital until Tuesday.
6:49PM Called Kit on Walter's phone. She usually doesn't answer her phone but they always answer Walter's phone. Told her what I knew and gave her Barb's phone number in the hospital.
6:58PM Text Eric and told him that Barb was in the hospital.
7:05PM Called Millie and told her about Barb. We didn't talk very long this time.
8:00PM Watching TV. Doing nothing else tonight.
11:00PM Taking garbage and recyclables and putting on the curb.

March 19, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, it had rained earlier this morning but the sun is out now.
12:00PM Had a glass of milk and a banana for lunch.
5:00PM Fixed some fish for supper, wasn't great but it was OK, it was perch. Perch doesn't have a good taste to me, rather have cod.
7:00PM Called Barb and the line was busy. Called her back and she answered. She had been talking to Millie. Millie knows that I call Barb at 7pm every night and she has done this several times, calling me at 7pm.
8:00PM Making soup. Chopped pork, mixed vegetables w/beef broth and diced tomatoes.
10:00PM Watching a movie I had previously recorded, "Waterhole Number 3"

March 20, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:30AM Raining.
11:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside, everything wet but not raining. very cloudy. There is a tornado warning for most of the day but it is in the counties north west of here.
12:00PM Temperature 78.3 degrees and overcast, wind up to 10 to 15 mph gusts.
5:00PM Fixed some of the left over soup for supper.
5:20PM Text back and forth with Ceil telling her about the weather and about Barb being in the hospital. She said they were just sitting around waiting for the snow.
6:50PM Called Barb's house phone and all I got was a busy tone.
7:00PM Getting ready to call Barb at the hospital she called me on her cell phone, so I called her back on the UHC phone
10:00PM Text with Kit and Eric. Told Kit goodnight and continuing to text with Eric.

March 21, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed. Washed my bedding so will have to make my bed before I go to bed.
8:45AM Ceil text that she had received the information I sent her about Pietro's Castle in Morgantown.
10:40AM Barb called and confirmed that the doctor said she had a heart arrhythmia and he was going to put her on medication and send her home and she would have to wear a monitor for a while. She also said that Dana said the phone was working again. I was concerned her going home and not having the emergency alert button working. She said that there was about 2 inches of snow on the ground. Being March the snow shouldn't last to long because the ground is warm.
11:00AM Took Bella outside. It is very windy but is sunny with lots of clouds. There has been several large planes take off this morning flying very low. I assume that being low is because of the wind. Had some grits and a cup of coffee. Temperature 65 degrees.
12:00PM Kit called and we talked for a while. She seems to think that I am worrying to much about Barb. I tried to tell her that I am not worrying. I am concerned. Barb having a heart arrhythmia is very dangerous for her because she is living alone. She thinks that Dana will be there until Wendy gets there. How long will that last. Wendy will stay around for a few days and Barb will insist that she go back to Columbus. Wendy keeps life in an uproar all the time she is there. When Barb talks to me when Wendy is there, Wendy wants to bad mouth me all the time. When Wendy bad mouths me Barb gets very upset. Barb is very careful what she says when she talks to me, she is always afraid she will say something that will set Wendy off. Wendy is always bringing up about money Barb gives to Dana and that Dana is living for free on the farm and taking advantage of Barb. Dana will fall back into her routine and Barb will be on her own again. I asked Kit to think about going back to WV with me in July. She said she would rather fly then drive. I suggested that she drive to my location and then we could drive together for the trip to WV. This will probably be the last chance that we three will be together for quite a while.
7:00PM Called Barb and talked for a while. She said that the doctor just gave her some medication and told her to come back in a couple weeks. I am very concerned that the doctors may drag their feet and Barb may get worse. I pray that she recovers and gets along well.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson.
8:20PM Millie called and I read all of the obituaries from the Exponent/Telegram. We knew several of the people that have died in the month of March.
11:00PM Watching a movie, "The Man from Snowy River".

March 22, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Up and about, took Bella outside, partly cloudy, temperature 66 degrees, light wind 8mph out of the west.
3:00PM Had some homemade soup for lunch. Had a pop cycle for dessert.
3:00PM Cut a cantaloupe and had some for a late lunch or early snack.
6:50PM Barb called and I asked why calling early and she said Wendy was there and wanted to watch TV news (probably CNN) about, as Barb put it, watch what the Asshole has done to our stock market. I wish Wendy would keep her mouth shut, all she does is preach to her mother about how bad Trump is and what he is doing to our country. We could do without idiots like Wendy and Bob Louthen, and she really got upset when I removed her from my friends list on Facebook. I was getting tired of her bull shit. It will take me a week talking to Barb to get her settled down after Wendy goes back to Columbus.
7:15PM Went to CVS and picked up some Neosporin and band aids and bandages for my infected middle finger on my right hand. I have an infected hang nail.
8:00PM Watched Tucker Carlson.
11:00PM Watched Shannon Bream. Wendy would say I was being brain washed by all of that Conservative, Bull Shit, on FOX News. I tried watching CNN and after about 30 minutes I start getting sick the way they twist the facts.

March 23, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
1:00PM Baked some biscuits and made some sausage gravy and had biscuits and gravy.
4:00PM My finger feels a little better. The Neosporin must be working. I have a first aid kit somewhere but I just remember where. I will have to keep looking for it.
7:00PM Called Barb and she called me at the same time. Talked with her for a few minutes, Wendy is there so I thought I would let her visit with Wendy and we can talk again tomorrow night.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson on FOX. Oh me and my conservative ideals. I must be brain washed by FOX and the right.
9:00PM Watching a movie.
11:00PM Watching Shannon Bream and just sitting endorsing another boring evening. Did not run A/C or heat today. It is supposed to be warmer tomorrow.

March 24, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, nice day, warm and sunny.
12:00PM Had dry biscuit and a glass of milk.
4:00PM Fixed a large salad and some mashed sweet potatoes. Will try the mashed sweet potatoes later in the evening.
6:40PM Barb called and said she was eating and would call me later. Wendy still there.
7:00PM Went to pickup the mail.
8:00PM Barb called back and we talked for a short while. As I said before Wendy is there and they are watching TV, Jeopardy. Back to watching news. All they are talking about and the teenage marchers.
11:21PM Eric called and he was very upset. Seth had found his mother, Eva, dead in her bathroom by hanging. He found her at 7:30pm. Eric said Seth and James (Eva's partner) were both home when it happened. Eric did not have any more information other than what Seth had told him, which wasn't in any detail.
11:30PM Called Barb and talked to Wendy and told her what I knew. Barb was in bed.
11:34PM Text Kit telling her bad news.

March 25, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
12:00PM Didn't sleep very well last night. Finally got to sleep around 6:30am. Took Bella outside.
12:30AM Barb called and I told her I didn't know anymore than I knew last night.
1:15PM Called Eric and advised him to not put his name on anything because he is the only one with property and the hospital,and funeral home and any other agency that wants money will come after him. The boys and James should be responsible for all the expenses caused by Eva's death. I also warned him that the boys will need to blame someone for their mother's suicide and he will catch it from all sides, so not to let it get to him, it is normal human behavior to have to blame someone and they can't be angry with their mother, she is dead.
Eric said that they sent her body to St. Augustine for an autopsy. That will take a while. I know it took several days for Mindi in 2010,so it won't be before the middle of the week until they get the body back. He also said that he believes that there will be no service. Just cremation. I told Eric I was planning to go back to WV in July and if the boys would want to take their mother's remains home they could go back with me and then they could have some sort of memorial service at the church or some where that the family could hold and not cost the boys anything. Will have to see about that.
1:50PM Millie called and told her about Eva hanging herself last night. While talking to Millie, Kit peeped in so I hung up and talked to Kit.
2:30PM Called Millie back and we talked for a short time.
3:00PM Back to watching TV. Temperature is up to 85.8 degrees and I have the A/C on 6:30PM Called Betty Moran to let her know about Eva. She told me that she had just gotten back from burying her brother in Pennsylvania. He had been very bad for quite a while but just recently fell and exasperating his condition.
7:10PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. She didn't mention whether Wendy had gone home or not.
8:00PM Watching TV History Channel; "The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen".
9:30PM Talked to Casey at her new number. Eric text me her new number.
11:26PM Eric called and he told me they all have to call a funeral home and check on what they are going to have to do.

March 26, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Received a text from Becky about Eva's suicide. Took Bella outside.
1:00PM No lunch, just had a coke zero.
4:00PM Ate the remainder of the meatloaf from last night.
6:00PM Made a pot of coffee and baked some cinnamon rolls.
8:30PM Text with Eric, he said it was costing $1500 to cremate Eva's body. No one seems to know where the money is coming from so the funeral home had to be paid up front so Eric put it on his credit card. He just can't afford paying for this useless death and funeral. Dale has been on Facebook all day saying how sad everyone is and begging for donations to bury his sister. He is a 47 year old man and can't even pay to have his sister buried. Maybe he would have it if he didn't gamble. He makes as much money as I do and I have over $200 more to pay out each month that he doesn't so why doesn't he have money in the bank. I doubt if he even has a bank account. I know he pays his rent in cash. Enough about Dale. Where is James, the live in boy friend. He works and in the national guard so why doesn't he have any money, he is trying to get the NG to help him pay for the funeral. I offered Eric to pay the $1500 that he put on his credit card so he wouldn't have to pay all of the interest of a credit card. Of course, I am not giving him the money. I expect it back. He just had to put out $740 because he had to pay for his car to be fixed and a rental up front, which he should get back from the insurance company when they pay for the accident because it was the women's fault. Dale made a remark on Facebook that they are having a memorial service and collecting money for the memorial and funeral. I will say that Eric will never see anything from Dale or his mother on the funeral. If they collect anything they will spend it on the memorial service. I may sound bitter, and I am because I have watched this family live on the dole for to many years.
9:00PM Watching FOX News and listening to all the bull shit about these idiot kids marching and the liberals egging it on and using all of these dumb kids that don't even know what a assault rifle even is. Crazy people, that by law are complete sane will continue to kill and terrorize whether it is with a hand gun, assault weapon, or bombs they will continue. Children should be seen and not heard, do what they are told when they are told to do. They can say and do what ever they wish when they become an adult, somewhere around 21 years old. They can start running the world after they have worked for several years and contributed to their country. I feel that every individual, male and female, should serve in the military or nothing less than 2 years of public service.

March 27, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection,getting ready to go to bed.
12:00PM Up and about, took Bella outside.
1:00PM Had two cups of coffee and two cinnamon rolls.
2:00PM Test Eric, nothing new today other than he pulled some radishes and sent me a picture.
3:00PM Saw on Facebook, Dale is asking for donations through GOFUNDME.com. I checked to see what GOFUNDME.com charges to collect money. It says they no longer charge for collection of money but they do charge a 2.9% processing fee. To me that is a charge, that means for every $100 you collect thorough them they receive around $3. ($2.90).
7:00PM Barb called and we talked for a while, She said that she didn't sleep well last night and is very tired tonight. Going to take a nap.
7:25PM Millie called and we talked for a while.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson.
9:00PM Watching TV news and texting with Eric.
10:00PM Asked Eric about the car that Eva drove and he said it was in James name with insurance covering Seth. He also said Seth paid half of the insurance. If that works out I just wonder how well it will work out. I figure it will go OK until Seth puts on some pressure about use of the car or when the insurance comes due again. I figure James will let Seth use the car until it becomes a problem with James putting out money. I also wonder how long it will be before Seth moves in with his dad.

March 28, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Another beautiful day.
12:00PM Lunch
7:00PM Called Barb and she had to call me back because of the echo on the line.
9:00PM Nothing going on, watching a Fred MacMurray movie about Boy Scouts. Looked it up, the name is "Follow Me Boys"

March 29, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, beautiful day again. Sunny with slight breeze.
3:00PM Going to the store. Jim Martin called just as I got to McDonald's. Had two for $5 fish sandwiches and then went to Harvey's to pick up a few groceries.
4:00PM Back home and putting groceries away.
6:30PM Betty Moran called to let me know that Eva's obituary was in the paper today. She said she got a call from a relative of her husband Bud and the person told her that Dale is telling everyone that the reason Eva hanged herself was because she was bipolar and she could not afford to buy her medication since she does not have health insurance. Looks like he is trying to put a better face on this. I asked her if my tree was still there and she says it is gone. Looks like either the new owner removed it or it died during the bad snowy weather. Very sad it is gone.
9:00PM Found out that because while recording The Five and not stopping it or making a change the cable receiver took over and when I pulsed it and so everything is playing 1 hour later. When it gets 10pm I will return the cable receiver to live and that will straighten it out.

March 30, 2018
1:00AM Watching a Benji movie, Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Had a bowl of cereal.
12:00PM Lunch, not much, just some cereal.
7:00PM Talked to Barb. 10:00PM Kit text and said that she and Walter will be here on the late afternoon or early evening on April 11 and will return home on the 14th. I hope they have a good time. I am not planning on going to the Sun & Fun with them. I would just be a drag and would wear myself out. I would much rather stay home and make sure they have a good dinner after a long day at Sun & Fun. I not one for eating out but I figure Walter will insist on taking me out to dinner on one of the evenings. 11:00PM Watching a new series intro by the name of "The Titan", one of those space movies about resettling a moon around Saturn.
11:59PM Checked to see if my retirement money is in my checking account since the 1st is on Sunday. Navy retirement has been deposited.

March 31, 2018
1:00PM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, overcast. My batteries in my weather station have gone dead. My batteries in my weather monitor went out last week. Will have to check to see if I have any AAA batteries for the remote.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch and a cup of coffee. Text Eric and asked about any progress. He just ignores me and says nothing other than, things are OK. He just won't talk about Eva's death. He hasn't said whether her body has been returned from the coroner yet. If they don't return the body soon then there must be something wrong. Just wondering if he is just not talking or if the coroner is finding something. I suppose eventually he will tell me something. He also said that he will be getting his car back next week. I called the funeral home and they told me that arrangements for cremating have been made but the body was not back from the coroner yet.
7:00PM Barb called and we talked for about 30 minutes.
8:55PM Tyler called and we talked for a while. He said he should get his car back from the garage in a couple days. They are putting coils in the car. I don't understand how they do it today but it has something to do with the cylinders firing.
9:30PM Called Millie and we talked for a while. We wished each other Happy Easter.

April 1, 2018
1:00AM It is Easter. Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Nice day but cloudy, temperature 79 degrees.
1:40PM Got a text from Eric letting me know that Eva's body is at the funeral home in Palaka this morning. He said when he called this morning that the body was not back yet but then they let him know that it had arrived. I assume now they will cremate her and the boys will get the ashes back.
1:45AM I told him about Dale putting on FB about the memorial service they held in Clarksburg at Kupal Towers yesterday. I wonder how much Dale collected for Eva's cremation and bills here in Florida. Knowing Dale he won't send everything he collected or will say he didn't collect as much as he did. I never did trust him. Eric will end up paying on the funeral. Ir isn't Eric's responsibility to pay for Eva's funeral. She created this problem not Eric.
7:00PM Barb called and we talked for a while. She said she had a nice Easter. She said that she had gone to Dana's for dinner and it was great.
8:00PN Watching TV, not much of anything on to watch. Baked one loaf of bread.
10:00PM Watching "Trust" the series about J. Paul Getty and the kidnapping of his grandson.

April 2, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Grass wet, rained quite a bit last night. Nice day but overcast, not much sunshine but very warm 79 degrees.
2:00PM Got a enrollment paper in the mail from PEIA for Eric so I text him to call me.
2:30PM Eric called and I discussed it with him and he said that he would be down in a couple weeks and he would take a look at the papers.
3:00PM Johnathan put a picture of his mother's urn on FB.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. She said that the doctor told her today that she was getting along well. She has another appointment tomorrow with her GP.
8:00PM Kit called and we talked until her dryer went off and she said she had to finish up the washing before Walter got back home from his QB meeting. Told her that I was not going to the Sun & Fun with she and Walter. I just can't walk around that much. I think I can watch the balloons and the planes fly from here.
8:38PM Got a surprise, Beverley Orr Paschel called and we talked for over a half hour. It was really nice to hear from Bev. Of course, we talked about Genealogy.
9:00PM Watched the new series on ABC TV, "The Crossing". It will be on Mondays and I have it set up to record the series, will see if it works. It is a science fiction about people coming from he future.

April 3, 2918
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Beautiful day, sunny and warm.
12:00PM Lunch, had cereal.
4:00PM Called Sue Nay and we talked for a hour and half. We had talked for nearly a year, so had a lot of catching up to do.
5:00PM Decided to on line and get some information about assisted living in the Lakeland area. Just collecting information, hope I never have to use the information. The lady gave me some information and I asked about veteran assistance from the VA and she said she would email some information.
7:05PM Called Barb. We talked for a while and she said she had been to see her doctor today and he said she was doing well.
7:30PM Received a call from Care.Com about assistance in Lakeland. The young man I talked to was Brandon.
9:00PM Watching TV. The roast is finished and I some potatoes and beef roast to eat. It was really good. Put the remainder in the refrigerator.

April 4, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day, lots of sun and warm, 79 degrees.
12:00PM Lunch.
7:00PM Called Barb and talked for a while. She was not feeling well. She said she was up all night with her stomach messed up. Told me Wendy is supposed to come down this week end and they are going to PA to Bradly's just for the day. I suppose it is something with the baby, probably a shower. Big deal. You would think that a new baby was something out of the ordinary, no big deal, all that BS about have a tell the sex party and then a shower. All Barb would need to do is either send a check or a small gift for the baby. Barb is not well enough to travel to PA and back in one day. Her daughters don't seem to realize that. She get tired very easy and she needs to relax. I feel guilty to be saying with her in July but I will put as little stress on her as I can.
7:30PM Called Iris and we talked for a while. She told me that Billy Stiles Parrish sold her house and she is moving to either NC or SC with her daughter, Linda.
9:00PM Called Millie and we talked for about 1/2 hour. I am trying to keep our phone calls to less than a 1/2 hour. Gave her heck for not letting me know that she had been in the hospital, and she mentioned tonight that she had had a blood clot but it was gone now. She tells me what she wants me to know, but i figure that is all of us.
11:00PM Watching Shannon Bream.

April 5, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day in Lakeland, FL.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch.
1:00PM Watching a Kirk Douglas "Black Rain" that I recorded last night.
3:15PM Received an email from Ceil saying she and Bill would need a place to stay on the night of the 10th and would fly out on the morning of the 11th. Kit and Walter should arrive sometime after noon on the 11th. I told Ceil we would have to hot sheet it. LOL
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. She said Wendy would be there tomorrow and she and Wendy are going to Bradley's for the baby shower on Saturday. In my opinion Barb should stay home. She should not have to take the trip to Bradley's and back in one day. She will be completely worn out by the time she gets back on Saturday evening.
8:00PM Watching "Tucker Carlson".
9:00PM Made myself a salad and it was great.

April 6, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch.
2:00PM Went to get my hair cut. Went to grocery store and picked up a few things for this coming week, picked up a cake for Ceil for her birthday on Tuesday.
5:00PM Have been putting things away and watching "The Five".
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a short time. Wendy was there. She said she and Wendy are going to Bradley's for the baby shower. I still think Barb should stay home, the trip will wear her out.
9:00PM Watching a movie on Netflix, "Bernie"

April 7, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day in the neighborhood, my weather station still isn't working. The batteries went dead and haven't replaced them yet. I forgot to get batteries yesterday when I was at the store. Have to go to the story tomorrow or Monday. Have to pick up some liver because I want ho have liver and onions and fried cabbage for dinner on Monday. We will also have cake for Ceil's birthday.
12:00PM Had some cereal for lunch.
4:00PM Picking up some and watching TV, a movie about a assassin and his weird daughter with supernatural powers, called "Hanna".
4:45PM Millie called and we talked for about an hour.
6:30PM Carlos just came by, he is back for a while. He came in for a beer.
7:00PM Called Barb but did not expect her to be home, just called by habit.
8:15PM Barb called and said she had just gotten home, was tired and was going to bed.
9:00PM Watching TV.

April 8, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, large fluffy clouds so sun in and out. Temperature 73 degrees. Predicting rain on and off today and tomorrow.
12:00PM Cereal again for lunch. Have to get things cleaned up for my visitors. Have to clean both bathrooms and clean the wood floors. Carpets have been vaccuumed, have to dust.
4:00PM Rained hard for a while.
7:00PM Called Barb and had the echo so had her call me back.
8:00PM Watching movie, mostly Joal McCray movies. This seems to be his day for movies on Grit.

April 9, 2018
00:15AM Meds, injection, going to bed early so will see if I wake up earlier. Had some cheese and a beer, maybe I will sleep better.
9:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, overcast but is going to be a beautiful day today. 12:00PM Had some cereal w/banana.
3:00PM Finished up cleaning the bathrooms and the kitchen and my room.
4:00PM Going to the store to pick up a few things, need to get liver for supper tomorrow night and a couple pounds of salmon. I will cut out a few pieces for dinner this week and free the rest for later for myself.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. She said Dana and Duane were gone all day, Dana to work and Duane to a doctor's appointment, they returned together about 6pm.
9:00PM Watching Hannity and will watch Ingram Angle at 10pm.

April 10, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
9:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside
3:00PM Bill and Ceil arrived after going to airport to check on their plane. 5:00PM Had supper, liver/onions and fried cabbage. Had a cake and ice cream for Ceil's 74th birthday. Sang Happy Birthday to her.
6:00PM Watching TV, watching Longmire on Netflix.
7:00PM Barb called but we only talked for a short time.
9:00PM Bill/Ceil/I watching Netflix "Longmire" series.
10:00PM Bill and Ceil to bed because Bill has to get up in the morning to turn the rental car into the airport.

April 11, 2018
00:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
7:30AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Ceil fixed herself and Bill some breakfast while I was out with Bella. Getting ready to go to the airport to turn in their car.
8:00AM Bill and Ceil left for the airport. The had to be there early to turn in the car and get the plane ready to go. The people that installed the new equipment Bill was going to give him a run through on the operation of the new equipment.
9:00AM Lots of planes coming into the airport, I counted several planes and timed them, just 27 seconds between planes.
11:00AM Worked W4S the special event station at Fun & Sun.
10:20AM Ceil text that they are being fueled for the trip.
10:30AM Assume Bill and Ceil got off OK.
1:30PM Iris called and told me that Billie Stiles Parrish had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She doesn't have long to live. I should of suspected something because she and her daughter just moved to SC.
1:45PM Kit text that she and Walter are on the road. Should be here around 4:15pm or so.
2:39PM Ceil text that they had arrived in Florence, SC and waiting to refuel for the remainder of the trip.
2:45PM Eric text that they are having a beautiful day in St. Mateo today.
5:15PM Walter and Kit arrived.
6:00PM We had supper, salmon, asparagus and ice cream for dessert.
7:00PM Called Barb. Talked shortly and then Kit talked to Barb. We sat in the Florida Room for about an hour. Walter was very upset about the cost of some medication that is taking with a lot of side effects and he doesn't feel well.
9:00PM Walter, Kit and I watching TV, at least we are all Conservatives so we watched FOX.
9:30PM Walter and Kit went to bed. I'm washing dishes.
11:58PM Got a text from Tyler saying he and Chandler will be here next Friday

April 12, 2018
00:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
7:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
9:00AM Walt and Kit out of bed. Checking to make some breakfast, made a new pot of coffee.
9:30AM Emptied the dish washer while Walt and Kit had their breakfast. Walt told me that he believed he would go back home and not attend the Sun & Fun. He is having a lot of pain from the medication he started yesterday. He is afraid that he might get worse so he said he is not going to the Sun & Fun.
12:00PM Walt and Kit just left for home. It is a 3 hour drive. Walt is a year older than I and I know what it is to have side effects from some of this medicine doctors want to give you.
1:00PM Worked W4S again today, Sam N7CUC was on the mic and we had a nice QSO.
4:20PM Test from Kit, they stopped at Vero Beach at a retail outlet before going home.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a little while. Told her that Kit and Walter had gone home earlier and had arrived home OK.
9:00PM Called Millie and talked for a time and I told her that I had seen in the obits that Malcolm Wright had died in Marion, OH.
10:00PM Went into the guest bedroom to see if Kit and Walter had forgotten anything and found a envelop on the bed. I opened the envelop and their was a PUBLIX card in it. I was so pissed that I almost throw into the trash but I thought I better look if there was an indication of the amount of the card and there was a receipt with the card for $100.00, and then I was really hurt and pissed to think that they thought I needed the money for them staying here over night. I am putting it into an envelop and sending it back with no note. It made me feel that I was being given "food stamps" to help pay for their visit. I texted Kit and told her I was hurt if it was Walter's idea and was really pissed if it were her idea. I almost put a check in the envelop for $65.00 to help Walter pay for his medicine that he must not be able to afford or he wouldn't have gotten so upset over the cost when Kit gave him the bill here yesterday afternoon.
11:00PM Watching Shannon Bream on FOX.

April 13, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
9:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
10:00AM Read the text from Kit about me being hurt or pissed about the Publix card that was left on my bed when they left. She just does not understand. When you invite anyone, especially family, to come and visit and stay for one or more nights, a gift of no kind is needed. All that is needed and expected is a "thank you, for having me." I would never accept money or a monetary gift of any kind from anyone staying with me unless it would be for an extended time. I stayed in Kit's condo in 2016 for two months and I really struggled if I should pay her but It was for an extended time and I gave her money to cover the rent. It was empty, she had moved in with Walter and could not get out of her lease so what I paid helped with the rent, which I thought was appropriate but coming and staying just one night I would never want or even expect any monetary payment. I was reared by the same two people that reared her and she learned the same as I did. Do things for the love of doing it and never expect to be paid for your hospitality. I will say no more to her about this incident and I will mail the $100 Publix gift card back to her.
4:00PM Went to check the mail and mailed the Publix gift card to Kit.
7:00PM Called Barb and, of course, I had to rant at her about the gift card and about Walter's actions while he was here.
8:00PM Watching FOX TV, Tucker Calson.
9:00PM Just relaxing and watching, new Series "Lost in Space" based on the old "Lost in Space, Robinson Family". Got through Friday the 13th.

April 14, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside.
1:00PM Kit called and we talked and I told her how I felt about leaving the Publix gift card on my bed. She said it was Walter's idea to give me the gift card because I didn't want to attend the Sun & Fun with them or not go out for dinner. I tried to explain to her that I enjoy catering to guests in my house, and I like cooking for them. She said that is the way Walter and his friends do when visiting. Why should I do as they do. They should respect my feelings and that I need no more than a thank you when they leave and I am happy they had a good time and enjoyed themselves. I'll leave it to that, if Walter doesn't understand he has the problem and not me. What I believe is that his family were always expected to pay their way and not accept just plain hospitality and friendship and nothing else.
2:00PM Had some lunch, sausage and eggs with a glass of orange juice.
6:30PM Went to the Mail Box to pick up my mail. There were three large packages in my box. They were addressed to 73 Pritchard St which the next street over. Took them to the residents of 73 Pritchard St. They were a Puerto Rico family.
7:10PM When I got back Barb had called so I called her back and we talked for over 1/2 hour. I told her what Kit and I talked about and I also told her that Walter is a very difficult man to get along with. He was so ill that he had to get home and then today he is on his boat getting ready to go fishing with a friend. I really feel sorry for Kit, I could not put up with his Bull Shit for very long. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he treats everyone as though they are trying to take advantage of him for his money. It must be miserable to think that you are only wanted for your money. I know he likes going out on his 29ft fishing boat but I bet he has never gone trout fishing and wading around in ice cold water and sleeping in a tent overnight. I wish I were able to do that now. I would like to find someplace down here that I could go out and sit on the bank and fish. I know there are places but I just don't know where they are.
8:00PM Millie called and we talked for 30minutes. She told me Biggie Martin died so when I got off the phone I went to the Obituaries and looked up his obituary.
9:00PM Watching TV, "Lost in Space" on Netflix.

April 15, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, sounds like the next door neighbor is remodeling, lots of hammering and he has plywood stacked up in his carport. Took Bella outside, windy with clouds. Probably rain later in the day or night.
12:00PM Received a text from Ceil. She said that they were getting back to normal, but they gained a few pounds on their trip south.
1:00PM Not much going on today, will probably be just another day in the boring life of a recluse.
2:00PM Note: Was just thinking that with the little incident on the 11th, I doubt I will get a call from Walter like before. We will have to see. If Kit conveys to him what I said and lets him know I sent the gift card back, I have a feeling he won't be friendly over the phone as he was before. I hope I am mistaken and everything goes back as it was before.
4:30PM Pouring down the rain as expected, winds up to 35mph.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a short time this evening.
9:00PM Watching movies again on Netflix.

April 16, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, going to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside. Another beautiful day, lots of sun but not to hot yet.
1:00PM A termite inspector came to check the MH for termites. His name is Paul and he had an assistant with him. I have an appointment for a service for respraying for roaches since I found a few in the kitchen. Paul told me the MH looked good for termites but he didn't find any. He only checked inside and on the exterior of the MH. He did not go under or look under the MH. Called Terminex to make sure that the service was still on from 2-4 and they confirmed the service at that time.
2:30PM Called Express Script about a refill of Terasonine and then called Watson Clinic about the medication, left a voice mail at Watson Clinic.
3:00PM Waiting to hear from the Terminex exterminator, supposed to be here between noon and 4pm but they usually call before coming.
3:45PM Terminex serviceman arrived, name David. Nice young man and appeared to look and put out some roach killing compound.
4:00PM Watching Judge Judy after David from Terminix left.
5:00PM Watching "The Five".
7:00PM Called Barb, she was telling me that the weather is terrible in WV, lots of rain and flooding.
9:45PM Millie called and we talked for 40minutes.
11:00PM Watching Shannon Bream on FOX.

April 17, 2018
00:05AM Watching movie "Jason Bourne", one of the many in the series.
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
8:50AM Called from Watson Clinic about my callyeaterday about my perscription to Express Script. Let it go to voice mail. Didn't get up to anser it.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, looks like it is going to be a nice day but not as warm as yesterday. Called Watson Clinic about their call earlier. Of course, I got an answering machine so I left the information they requested.
12:00PM Watching FOX news, "Out Numbered".
1:00PM Had some lunch, grits w/egg and butter.
2:30PM Watching a movie, "Twin".

Note:
Was just wondering when I will have my phone paid off so went back in my Blog to find out. That is one good thing to use a blog for is to see when you did something. December 7, 2016 4:00PM Took Troy to work and then went to Walmart and picked up a new phone. Will cost me $3.67 for 24 months which is $88.08 plus I paid $6+ tax so that isn't anymore than I would have to pay for a phone on Internet. That means the phone will be paid off on December 2018.

7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for 20 minutes. Weather is still cold and snow in WV. She had to change her doctor's appointment from today until tomorrow. Hope the weather is better.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson, everything tonight is about Barbara Bush dieing at age 92.
9:00PM Watching TV, shows as usual, will watch Shannon Bream at 11pm but she will probably talk a lot about Barbara Bush.

April 18, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
6:00AM Email from DFAS of new address:
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1200
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day.
12:00PM Had some cereal, Rice Krispies, for lunch. Have to go to the store and pick up a few things.
3:30PM Going to store, stopped by the bank and took out $200.00 just in case Tyler may need some money when he comes down. I offered to buy tickets to Busch Gardens but he said he didn't want to go, he just wanted to visit because he was only going to be here for two days. Stopped by McDonald's and had a big mac w/fries and a diet coke.
6:00PM Back from the store, when I went across the tracks on Wabash there was an electronic sign stating the crossing would be closed on Monday, April 23, 2018. The last time the sign was there they didn't close the crossing. Have to go another way to the bank and the grocery store that week.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for about 30 minutes.
8:00PM Watching Tucker Carlson, Tucker off tonight. 9:00PM Now I am watching "The Five" that I recorded at 5pm.
9:20PM Eric called and we talked for a short time. I asked about his car and he said the garage is supposed to call him tomorrow and his car should be finished by Friday. I also asked him if he got the funeral paid of and he told me he had to take the money from his savings to pay the total of the cremation. I asked how much he got from the GOFund on the Internet and he said that he was told that they collected $1800.00 on Gofund but he only received $500.00. He has no idea what happened to the rest of what was collected. His brother in law was the one working with Gofund and that is all he has sent Eric. Looks like some money went down a rat hole somewhere or was it into a rat's pocket somewhere. 10:00PM Watching the news on FOX.
11:00PM Watching a movie, "Fort Osage".

April 19, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
11:00AM Up and about, took Bella outside, another beautiful day in paradise. LOL.
12:00PM Had some cereal w/banana for lunch.
5:00PM Text with Eric and Johnathan said he talked to Troy and Tyler is flying down. I hope he doesn't have any problems, I assume since he has not said anything to me is because he may back out at the last minute since he has never flown before. I assume he said Chandler was coming with him and they are renting a car to drive from Sanford down. As far as I know you have to have a credit card and be 21 years old so Tyler can't rent a car because he is not 21 yet. I hope everything goes OK because I don't want to have to drive to Sanford at midnight. The flight according to on line schedules departs Clarksburg at 9:29 and arrives in Sanford at 11:59.
7:00PM Called Barb and we talked for a while. Nothing new to talk about tonight. A call beeped in while talking talking to Barb.
7:30PM Called the number and it was Millie, she is in UHC. She fell and called the emergency car and they took her to the hospital. She said she would probably be there for 3 or 4 days, said it has something to do with her arthritis. This is the reason I do not to co habitat with Millie because I can't take the responsibility to take care of her. It is rough for me to just take care of myself.
10:20PM Text Tyler asking when he and Chandler will be here and he said about 5 or 6 tomorrow. I asked if he is flying or driving and he said "flying". I have checked several times and I can't find any flights into Orlando or Tampa for tomorrow from Clarksburg so I don't know how or where they are flying into. I suppose I will find out tomorrow when they get here. All he said is he asked me for my address which I had given before but I suppose he had not written it down but now he has it in his phone.

April 20, 2018
1:00AM Meds, injection, getting ready to go to bed.
10:40AM Received a text from Tyler, they are in BWI airport waiting because they were late and Delta won't print their ticket to board the plane.
11:30AM Texted several times and they are trying to get their money back. I advised him to just get his money and go back home. We will hang out in July when I am back for a couple weeks. I asked him to get his money and then text me when he gets back home safely.
1:00PM Called Betty Moran because I had seen in the obituaries that our lawn keeper had died, David Shoemaker, he was only 36 years old. She told me that they had found his body in the river but nothing more. Didn't know if it were homicide or suicide. Also Bud's relative Glenn Lafferty had also died. She told me the neighbor had dropped by for a visit and wanted my telephone number but someone showed up at his house and he had to leave and forgot to get the number. I told her to give him my number because I assume he just wants some information about the warranty on the A/C furnace.
2:00PM Had a meatloaf sandwich for lunch.
4:15PM Just got a text from Tyler, he is back home. He said Chandler paid for the tickets snd Chandler is getting a refund. I think the whole thing was poorly planed and something that should have had a little more planning. I suppose I am one to over plan but I am always looking to see what can go wrong when you are planning a trip. That is one of my problems, I seem to over plan everything and probalby take some of the fun out of Traveling. I am really disapointed but I will try to have some time with Tyler when I am home this summer.

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