Wednesday, August 26, 2020



Hello folks. Yes, I'm still here. 

Bill and I are still managing, although I have to devote more time to care for Bill.

I'm still working two days a week at the hotel. Occupancy at the hotel is actually almost back to normal before the pandemic.

This week I was scheduled to visit Pat in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  That trip I had to cancel because the border between the U.S. and Canada is closed.  More airline credits.

Right now I'm following the political scene. I'm very concerned that somehow the Criminal in the White House and his traitorous enablers will cheat to "win" the election. The situation at the Post Office makes me sick to my stomach.

These days I'm not going to be blogging as much.  I'm just not in the mood for blogging but I don't want to give up my blog. 

I'll be back.  As long as I'm alive, I'll be back on this page. 

Stay safe!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Joe Biden Great Choice

 Yesterday former Joe Biden chose a woman of color to be his vice presidential running mate, senator Kamala Harris of California.

I spotted Senator Harris as a future political force when she was the attorney general of California. I knew we would be seeing a lot of her on the national stage.

Of course I was disappointed when her presidential run didn't catch on but I didn't count her out.  I was worried that Biden would not pick a woman of color as his running mate, listening to the likes an old white dinosaur like former senator Chis Dodd, who was on Biden's vice presidential vetting committee.  Dodd said Kamala was "too ambitious."  Excuse me?  "Too ambitious?"  Since when is being "too ambitious" a negative? Perhaps to an old dinosaur like former Senator Chris Dodd, with all that white hair.  Thank God Biden didn't listen to that horrible advice.

The picture above is of me and Delaware's lone representative in Congress, Lisa Blunt Rochester.  Last year Representative Rochester attended a function at the hotel where I work part-time in Lewes, Delaware.  She graciously accepted my request to have a photo taken with her.  I haven't met Senator Harris in person yet but I hope to in the future.  Joe Biden has a home nearby the hotel and hopefully Senator Harris will stay at our hotel sometime during the next three months of the presidential campaign.  When she does you can be sure I'll ask to have a selfie taken with her!

In the meantime, I'm sleeping a lot better at night knowing that the reign of incompetence, corruption and malfeasance of the thug Trump administration is about to come to an end. 

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Hurricane Isaias Damage

Hurricane Isaias roared through here a couple of days ago and left some damage behind here at the Tipton-Kelly Bed and Breakfast Oasis.  My favorite trellis which supported a magnificent display of pink clematis earlier this summer is gone, broken in half by the fierce wind gusts of Hurricane Isaias. By the way, what's with that name "Isaias?" "Irving" wasn't available? What's next, "Hurricane Mohammed"? Just saying.

That trellis was metal, that the Isaias snapped off like a toothpick. I'll another.

We do get the fierce winds down here in southern coastal Delaware. My poor river birch trees that shade my bedroom suffered more major broken branches.

Had some damage to our home, a small piece of facie roof trim was torn loose by an Isaias gust.

On cement bird bath was overturned and a heavy clay pot planter containing hen and chickens plants was picked up and tossed down the outside cellar steps.

Ah, sometimes I daydream about living in Palm Springs, California where the threat of hurricanes and tornados is non existent. Of course the temperatures can reach 116 on an "average" summer day.  Hey, it's been pretty hot around here for the past month with the heat index (which humidity) often topping over one hundred degrees.

I am thankful though because the damage around here could have been a lot worse, a LOT.  Minimal damage here.  Tomorrow one of my handyman neighbors is coming by to fix the roof trim.

Life goes on.

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Bill Has a Fudgsicle On a Hot July Day 2020

Still here folks, surviving the pandemic.

Bill and I are mostly staying inside these days, not only because of the virus but because of the oppressive heat and humidity. I still manage to take Bill out for his daily ride, this morning a ride to Milton for a Post Office drop off of my Netflix DVD's and a stop at Food Lion for some milk and frozen chicken.

I don't do as much cooking as I used to in the past. For one thing my appetite has decreased significantly not only because of my advanced age but because I'm just not that hungry during hot weather like we've been experiencing basically all summer. I'm losing weight too, which I've been trying to do for about a year now. When my weight creeps up past 170 lbs., I'm just not comfortable. Any weight gain I have settles around my waist. Good for floating in a pool but not so much for wearing fitted shirts.

My work at the hotel has settled down to two nights  a week, which is what I prefer. My co-worker who was constantly asking me to work for her on weekends and during the day is gone. She left several months ago to be a restaurant manager and now that restaurant is out of business.  My other co-worker who was always asking me to work for her, she abused those favors and I told her not to contact me any more. I don't mind filling in occasionally for my co-workers but I couldn't go two weeks without one of her "emergencies."  

Surprisingly enough the hotel is doing pretty brisk business even in this pandemic. People just want to get out even if they are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. I feel for them.  My last shift was a little rough though, we had a "Karen" to deal with. Every now and then a "Karen" comes along to test my hospitality skills. I passed.....this time. Came close though.

I've taken to posting to my Facebook page my political posts against our criminal president, thus ruffling the feathers of some of my hopeless, Kool-Aid drinking, cult following relatives. They're lost, I don't even respond to them. Not in a million years could I convince them of their error in supporting the greatest threat to this country and world that Donald Trump and his enablers have proven themselves to be.  I can't wait until November when the Grifter in Chief is soundly defeated. And oh by the way, if Trump thinks he's going to delay the results of his defeat by challenging the election, someone should inform him that if the election is still undecided by January 20th, 20201, the Speaker of the House takes over as president.  Yes Virginia, that is NANCY PELOSI.  That fact should causes the Trump heads to explode.

I'm still thinking about letting my blog drift away but just when I am about to do it, I come back like I am today. Maybe I'll just post less often or more likely, as I feel like a post. Writing is my therapy but I have to be careful what I post of my blog for privacy issues and upsetting the wrong people, which I've done plenty of times in the past. I have no desire to do that at this time of my life. However, I don't mind upsetting the Trumpers.  In fact, I love it!

Have a great week everyone and continue to stay safe!

Random Observations on a December Morning

Late yesterday afternoon sun on our cozy home (in the background).    What? Yet another selfie of yours truly in a hoodie on his property in...