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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ken's appointment :) Getting things done around the house

Good Wednesday afternoon!

Where is this year going?! It's almost February.  We've had a good few days since we got home.  Monday we headed over early to Reno for Ken's glaucoma appointment.  All good news his pressures were 16 and 17! Yay! The eye drop is working! Last appointment the bad eye was 23 and now 17.  He goes back the end of July.  
Eric and Christina gave us this pic of Seth and a few others for Christmas.
Gets me every time I look at it.  Ken hung it today
(well, he hung it before but it didn't stay.) The picture is straight.think my

camera was crooked!

After that we headed over to Total Wine and then to Winco to get some groceries. We ran by Lowe's for a couple of shower heads too.  We thought we'd go ahead and drive over to Minden and hit up Carson Valley Inn as we hadn't been there in awhile.  There were hardly any cars in the parking lot..gee what's up with that. They had a buffet going in one of the rooms downstairs, but turns out they're changing out their kitchen appliances so Katie's was closed. Darn, they re open the 1st.  Now what? Back to Carson and Betsy's Big Kitchen. There just aren't too many choices that we like, but what we like we really like. :) 
We had a beautiful sunset..Karen captured it..

Lisa was there and took really good care of us as usual.  Then we headed home. Unloaded groceries and then just took it easy as the day was done. :)😊

Tuesday we were basically home.  I pulled apart my kitchen and got rid of a wheelbarrow full of stuff I don't need.  It was to the point my cabinets were such a mess I didn't even know what I had and didn't.  Put some new tupperware like stuff in that I bought at Black Friday   Once that mess was cleaned up I ran to the post office to get a mailing box for Seth's stuff.  

Ken took John's trailer and went and got some wood for Karen for the fire pit.  He moved the cab over to the concrete. I checked it out and it looks ready to go. 

Today, (Wednesday) was a baking day for Seth. I got some cookies done and packed :) Ken worked most of the day outside finding plenty of stuff to do along with a load to the dump.  We don't pay for garbage so about once every 6 weeks or so he'll take 6 garbage cans to the local dump for $10.00.  We're hoping that doesn't change but we're hearing rumors. 
Part of Ken's work today, burning tumbleweeds that have
gotten carried off by the wind

In a few minutes they're gone

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Double Chocolate Chip

Still writing letters and hoping we get Jacob's address soon. Seems longer to me than 2 weeks but it really hasn't been long over that. I remember Seth's took about 2 weeks to get. Hurry up and wait! 

It's been 20 years since I've done care packages. When Russell was on float I used to send them once a week but that was 20 years ago.  I think I did pretty good at filling every nook and cranny in Seth's. Hopefully he likes it too! I'll mail it in the am before getting my hair cut finally! 

Before the final finishing..

Every nook and cranny filled!

Ken's going to bar b q some burgers in a bit and I've got some oven fried potatoes to go with them. I was going to do zucchini fries or broccoli tots, but I'm thinking I'm too lazy now! Oh well. 
Adam and his friend Lexie from Oregon

Adam and Lexie went Cross Country skiing a
week or so ago..Of course he liked it !

Have a good night.  Happy Hour soon! 


  1. Glad to hear Ken's appointment went well. Sure was nice seeing you guys for a few days. Hope to see you again soon.


    1. Thanks Ken. We're hoping so too! Was wonderful seeing you two!

  2. Beautiful sunset pictures. Always great to see a young man in a uniform. I haven't thought of care packages in 50 years. As I read your post it says that life is pretty darn good for you two. Enjoy.

    1. Yeah, gotta love a pretty sunset! Life is great for us, we are blessed with family and friends! I know I enjoyed sending them when Russell was in, so I'm looking forward to the next several years with both grandsons in the service. Hoping I'm around long enough ....lol.

  3. Happy for Ken's results.
    You two are still keeping yourselves busy.
    When others see those Care Packages they'll want to adopt you as family.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thanks guys, we were definitely happy too! When Russell was in, all his buddies were waiting for the next care package to come in!

  4. Happy to hear the drops are working and the results are good. Always hate waiting for those kinds of appointments.
    Wonderful care package, I'm certain Seth will appreciate every item you managed to get in there.
    I loved the photo, very moving.

    1. I know what you mean about waiting for the results. His doctors definitely keep a good eye on him! Yes hoping Seth will like it and I've told him if he wants something special to let me know. My favorite pic of Seth for sure!

  5. Good job Ken!!! You certainly have been busy. I love making up care packages and your's looks especially wonderful. He will love it!!

    1. Thank you Nancy! I'm thinking he will like it! Looking forward to getting the next one out!

  6. Yay! Glad about Ken's appointments.
    I can see why that picture hits your heart. It is lovely.
    Your baking always looks so yummy, Seth is a very lucky young lad!

    1. Thank you Patsy! It is a wonderful pic of Seth for sure! I've got a couple of more to get frames for, then I can get them up! Thank you about the baking and I'm a very lucky grandma!

  7. Such good news about Ken's eye. You're such a good Grandma taking care of Seth.
    Sure was nice to see you guys in Quartzsite. Wish it was a longer visit. Maybe we'll get to see you later this spring.