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Snow Gone!

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The snow is gone!   Sunny this morning but still way too cold for spring. Man oh man, come on nice spring weather. Folks, I'm trying mightily not to comment on the current political situation with our disastrous commander in chief who is nothing more than a small minded criminal bully. After his actions yesterday our country is in greater danger than ever. But you know what really concerns me folks? The Congressional Republican leadership which refuses to do anything to perform their Constitutional responsibility and check the excesses of the Executive branch (the president) of government. This is all I'm going to say about this subject in this blog but I had to get this off my chest. Bill and I are settled in here for the coming warm weather of spring. Sometimes I wonder if that warm weather will ever come. I still have 29 bags of mulch to lay, which I'm going to do as soon as I finish this blog posting. Pat and I are discussing visiting Palm Springs this summe

Spring Snow Storm

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The last three weeks the East Coast has been hit with three Nor'easters in a row.  Here in Lower Slower (Sussex County, Delaware) we missed the snow of the first two Nor'easters. However, we just got the tail end of yesterday's Nor'easter.  Yes, more snow.  Folks, I'm getting where I hate snow. Pretty to look at from inside our comfortable and warm home, but to travel in it?  No way. Of course my big fear is falling and injuring myself. Then there is also the fear of an auto accident.   Palm Springs if looking better all the time folks. But I'm going to stay here as long as Bill and I are together. I would never subject Bill to another move.  Plus, I do love our home here and I am very comfortable. But I have to tell you folks, I am SO tired of snow. I can see where old folks like me seek warmer climes to spend our declining year. I don't need this dangerous snow. Brings back too many bad memories of when I fell on the ice two years ago and tore my q

Palm Springs, California Dream Home

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Last year, during our stay in Palm Springs, both Pat and I fell in love with the Sol homes. With a price ranging from $700,000 (unfinished) to $1,000,000 (completely finished and upgraded), these dream homes was totally above of our income level.  Pat and I have dreamed wishfully of winning the lottery to have enough money to buy one of these units. Alas, we didn't win the lottery.  This video was taken by my during an early morning walk near where Pat and I stayed. Pat usually sleeps later than I do. In order not to disturb Pat I'll usually take a walk outside wherever we're staying until he gets up later.  Folks, there is nothing (so far) that I don't like about Palm Springs. Of course I haven't been there during the summer months and the (I hear) God awful heat. Pat and I may make a visit there this summer to check out his newly purchased condo and to see what Palm Springs is like in the summer. In the meantime, I'll fantasize about winning the lott

Two of My Favorite People

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Pat getting an impromptu massage from Dr. Spo at Indulge Resort in Palm Springs, California During my recent sojourn in California I had the opportunity to reunite two of my favorite people, Pat and Dr. Spo.  I've known Dr. Spo for about ten years now, ever since I discovered his blog through my late friend The Cajun's blog. When I met Pat in 2013, it didn't take me long to realize I would like these two fine men to meet one another. That opportunity happened the next year, during Dr. Spo's visit to Pat's former hometown of Toronto, Canada with his partner now husband Someone. I knew immediately both of these exceptional men would hit it off together.  Look at them. Not only are they both very handsome and sexy, they are intelligent, witty, generous and self-deprecating. Self deprecating, I am always attracted to people (especially men) who don't take themselves too seriously. Both of these fine fellows are secure in themselves and their place in the w

Cold Spring

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Stones for raised garden wall ordered this morning from Lowe's Man, is it ever cold outside. This is one cold spring.  I wasn't expecting it to be this cold when I returned from California a couple of weeks ago.  Three weeks in a row we've had a Nor'easter tearing up the East Coast. Thank goodness, we didn't get any snow here in southern Delaware. The but cold bitter winds make going outside not comfortable.  Yesterday I had a load of forty bags of mulch delivered. Last week I had a local landscaper edge out my flower beds. That was expensive. I decided not to lay out any more money and lay the mulch myself. I need the exercise anyway (I tell myself).  This morning I ordered a skid of seventy stones to build a raised garden. Yes, I will build that wall. I need the exercise (I tell myself).   I've always loved working in my yard. I hate painting but I could do yard work all day. I find it relaxing. But as my body ages, I have found I can't keep

Moving Around In Palm Springs

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More posts about our Palm Springs vaca folks!  During our past Winter Excursions to California I haven't posted near as many memories as I wanted to. I hope to correct that oversight this year before spring and summer overtake my interests here in Delaware. This is a short video of Pat and I in downtown Palm Springs, California. Folks, check out that beautiful, blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds. Every day folks, this was what the weather was like during our weeklong stay in Palm Springs. Oh sure, the mornings were chilly (around 50 degrees) but all days were perfection like this day.  Pat and I strolled around downtown Palm Springs every day. Early on, Pat said "Will we have enough to do in Palm Springs?"  Well, that was not a concern as Pat soon found out. I now understand why the vibe and weather has made Palm Springs the destination of choice to so many movie stars and others of wealth and influence. Only two short hours away from downtown Los Angeles,

More Palm Springs Memories

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Last night I braved the cold, damp wind to attend my HOA board meeting at my neighbor's house.  A second nor'easter had just roared through the East Coast since I returned from Palm Springs, California last month. Thank goodness we missed the snow here in southern Delaware. Unfortunately my longtime friend Larry, who lives in northern Delaware, was inundated with the white stuff.  Keep those Currier and Ives scenes up there Lar. Don't need that white stuff down here. Walking through that bone-chilling cold last night reminded me of those glorious warm days I enjoyed just a few short weeks ago in California. This is why every year, as long as I am physically able and can afford it, I will punch a hole in winter and spend at least two weeks in sunny California. Pat in the courtyard of our rented Airbnb in Palm Springs The video posted here is of our (me and Pat's) last day at our Airbnb in Palm Springs. Folks, never in my life did I anticipate I would

Reuniting With Tony D. In LA

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One of the nice things about our annual trip to California is reuniting with friends.  This is the third year in a row we have reunited with Tony D.  This year we met Tony at the Veggie Grill on Sunset Boulevard, me and Pat's favorite place to eat while we're in West Hollywood. While we were in Palm Springs, we reunited with Dr. Spo and his entourage, which I will write about in a future blog post.  Friends, a very important part of life. Friends, health, shelter, food and, of course sex. Well, maybe we can live without sex but the other four Pillars of Life, that makes life worth living. Thank you for your friendship Tony. Tony, me and Pat at the Veggie Grill on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California

Thankful

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 Me and Travel Buddy Pat in LA This is one of those days in which I reflect on how lucky I am.  My health is basically good.  Sure, my arthritis is creeping up on me but I feel I still can get around. Around me I know too many people who are in failing health.  Folks who are dealing with fatal illnesses. I won't relate the specifics out of respect for those fine people, but I feel bad for them. This morning I completed filling out my Federal tax returns.  Again this year Bill and I receive a refund because we're filing jointly.  I live in a nice house. I'm able to go on holidays four times a year with my good friend Pat. Today is a sunny day.  Oh sure, we still have you know who as president, and that is a source of constant worry for me, but I feel confident that the adults are in charge of the Big Orange Baby.  Spring is coming. Bill is looking forward to mowing the grass again.  The daffodils are up.  Life is good folks. I am thankful.

The Price is Right! Part One

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Me and Pat make believe whooping it up before a green screen. The Price is Right show takes these photos of every member of the audience. You an buy the photo for $20, which I do of course. February 12th, was our fourth appearance at the taping of "The Price is Right" TV game show. Again, we weren't called to "Come one down!" by George the announcer. But again, we had a lot of fun the four hours that we spent at the show, most of it in line. This time I took videos of us standing in line outside. The previous shows I didn't take videos because you have to turn in your iPhones and cameras before you go into the studio. I didn't want to take that chance of losing my expensive iPhone. As it was, I still had to turn in my Apply watch.  This year I took my iPod to take pictures and videos while in line. One thing we always meet the nicest people in line from all parts of the country. This year was no exception. We met "Jen"  and her daug