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Thinking of Laura

April 24th, 2016 at 02:50 pm

Today, let our thoughts be with Laura on her wedding day. I hope this is one of the most wonderful days of her life. Best wishes to them both.

Back to the doctor!

March 14th, 2016 at 05:02 pm

Yes, it is back to the doctor for both Molly and me.
Molly's bllod sugar still has not regulated, so I am
taking her to the vets this afternoon for another blood test. She gets 2 shots a day now, 8 units of insulin each time. She "loves" the shots because we reward her with a piece of chicken each time. It makes us feel much better that the shots don't seem to bother her at all.
My infected foot is still no better. I have not been able to wear a pair of shoes in almost 2 months. I feel funny going out to the grocery store in fuzzy slippers, but that is all I can stand to wear.
I made an appt. to go back to see the doctor tomorrow. I am having a hard time sleeping at night because of the pain.

Great granddaughter has a mutual fund!

March 11th, 2016 at 03:34 pm

I opened a mutual fund this week for my great grandaughter. This will be one of her birthday presents when she turns 3 the end of June. I chose vanguard star fund. Their minimum is $1000 to open a fund.
In the "good old days", you could open a mutual fund in many companies for any amount. I started my mutual fund savings with just $50 in the American Century fund, Heritage. I still have the fund.
I can remember going home every night and putting away 10% of my tips into a little wooden box to add to that fund every month. Tips were always low here, so usually my 10% was only $2. But, I faithfully sent the money that I saved, into that mutual fund every month.
I opened mutual funds for both of my granddaughters when they were born. Now they each have over $10,000 to help with a down payment when they buy a house.

I hope little Ava will enjoy her mutul fund money when she gets older and remember her old great grandma julie.

Got the mortgage check today!

March 10th, 2016 at 06:24 pm

I got the March mortgage check today. It is due on the 25th, but she usually pays it early.
I use to have rental properties (38 years ago.)
Between being a landlord and being a mortgage holder, being the holder is a lot more fun! (and profitable)

News from the doctor

March 7th, 2016 at 09:07 pm

I went to the doctor on Thursday afternoon. My left foot has been hurting me for over 2 months now. It is finally gotten so bad that I can not wear a shoe or even a mocassin on it. I am having to wear BIG slippers that flop all over.
He said that my foot had an infection and that is could be a sign that I have diabetes. So, they did blood tests.
I got the results this afternoon. My blood sugar is 118, but they do not think I have diabetes. While my foot still hurts like heck (they gave me pills, but no results yet), I am so happy that it was not diabetes. (I am keeping my lucky dime in my pocket all the time.) Thanks for your thoughts!

A lucky dime?

March 4th, 2016 at 06:43 pm

i went to the dollar store a few minutes ago to buy a notebook. When I got out of the car, I found a dime in the parking lot. I am carrying it around in my pocket and hoping it is a lucky dime.
My c.d. at Melrose credit union matured on Feb. 28th. They say that they mailed a check that day, but I have yet to receive it. If it doesn't come today, something is wrong. Hoping that dime is lucky for me!
Also, I went to the doctor yesterday. There might be something seriously wrong. I will find out Monday. Hope the dime is doubly lucky for me!

Had our closing today!!

February 19th, 2016 at 10:03 pm

I am super surprised, we had our closing today. The couple buying the home could not come to the closing, so they handled it all by overnight UPS. She called yesterday to say they had received the paperwork and the attorney called this morning to see if we wanted to close today. Of course, I said yes!
We went to the attorney's office, signed a few papers and picked up our check! On to the next house! (p.s. this is a spec house and now we will start another one. My husband does most of the work by himself)

A blind date changed my life

February 18th, 2016 at 02:32 pm

I had never gone on a blind date. I had recently moved out of my house and was going thru a divorce, when a friend from another town, called me. Her son had a best friend, who had a single, older brother.
She wanted to set me up on a blind date.
So I went. I met him at her house. He took me out that night. We went dancing. When we got back, we spent all night, sitting on the floor in her living room, just talking.
He had to be at work at 6 a.m. the next morning, so he never got to go home and get any sleep. I invited him to go to a party the following night. (It was a Jr. Woman's club party and I was president of the club.)
He declined and I felt very sad.
The next afternoon, after getting some sleep (and taking my phone off the hook) my girlfriend called.
My blind date had been trying to get hold of me all day and wanted to take me to the party. (As it turns out, he had another date and had to break it first.)

He showed up at my house, all dressed up and we went to the party and had a great time! We spent every evening together after that. Some of you may not believe in love at first sight, but I know it can happen. It happened to me. 39 years ago today.

We have been together ever since then, Feb. 18th, 1977.

Who was President??

February 2nd, 2016 at 09:44 pm

Since the nation's eye is on the presidental contest right now, I would like to ask a question?
Who was President when you were born?

Since I am so old, it is obvious, my answer is:

George Washington!

Molly and her chicken!

January 16th, 2016 at 07:14 pm

My little dog, Molly, was diagnosed with diabetes on Dec. 29th.
Molly is a malta-poo. Her mother was a pure black poodle and her father was a pure white maltese. Molly takes after her father and looks Maltese.
We first started out giving Molly one shot of insulin a day. She has to go back to have her blood checked every few days.
The 2nd week, Molly started getting 2 shots of insulin per day.
I read in an online column about diabetes and dogs, that one couple gave their dog a treat every time they have to give her a shot.
I asked my vet if Molly could have a treat at "shot-time". She replied, yes, give her a piece of chicken.
So, we have cooked up white meat chicken for Molly.

When Daddy gets home, it is time for the shot. Molly paws at her bowl until I feed her, her regular dog food. (Call of the Wild) Then, she runs to the counter top where we keep the needles and jumps up and down. She knows it is "shot" time and, most
importantly, "Chicken treat" time. She can hardly wait, she is so excited.
She gets her shot, then gets her treat! She seems to love it! (so does the little one, Abbey, who also gets a piece of chicken just for being cute.)

It makes me feel so much better to see that Molly is happy over getting her treat that she looks forward to the shot that precedes it! I wish I was that brave! (I hate shots, even if I get a treat.)

Good mutual funds for children?

January 14th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Do any of you have any good advice for a good mutual fund to open for a child? Years ago, I used American Century Gifttrust for my granddaughters, but it is no longer offered. I have a great granddaughter now.

Trying to open a new c.d.

January 12th, 2016 at 09:12 pm

Well, I am attempting to open up a new c.d. at Navy Federal Credit Union.
Since my old computer won't let me get into the website, I have been trying, the old fashioned way.
I called Navy Federal and opened a very small savings account. (required) That gave me an access number.

Today, I sent a letter and a check to open a c.d. They have a special c.d. offering right now; a 30 month c.d. that pays 2.5% interest.
I have a big c.d. coming due from Melrose credit union next month. The most they are paying right now is 2.4 and you have to tie your money up for 60 months. (5 years) This seems like a much better deal.

Fingers crossed that I can open one up the old fashioned way. I will let you know. If it works, I will send my Melrose credit union money there next month if they have the same 2.5% deal for 30 months.

disappointing library trip

January 9th, 2016 at 04:37 pm

I went to the library yesterday so see if I could use one of their computers. I had a terrible time, it was nothing like mine. It did have a mouse, but nothing else was familiar. I did get one librarian to help me get "into" it, but I have no idea what she did. I was not even able to move the page I was on, up and down. I was so frustrated that I almost cried.

I mainly use a computer to handle my finances. Since no local banks pay a decent rate, I keep several accounts at online banks and transfer the money (for building the spec house) when I need it. I am trying to open a new account at navy federal credit union, but apparently my computer is so outdated, that I cannot get into view my account. Dh is not help, he has never used a computer. He suggests that I just keep our money locally and forget about trying to earn any interest.

Suggestions for a new computer??

January 7th, 2016 at 09:33 pm

I am finally ready to get a new computer. I got mine in 2006, my first. I had never used a computer in my life. When I worked, there were no computers.My computer has been telling me that I need to update my browser for over a year, that support has ended for windows 8.
I am not sure what that means, but I did try and get into a new account at Navy Federal Credit Union and I could not get access because my computer is so old.

Any computer suggestions? Remember, I need something really easy and something I am already use to like my Dell computer with a mouse. (No laptop for me)
I am a great grandmother and am really not into the new modern things. I don't have a cell phone or any other kind of devise. I need something really simple to use and understand.
(Maybe this is what my grandparents went thru when automobiles first came on the scene. My grandmother, on my mother's side , was born in 1873. On my father's side, they were even older than that.)

Molly's vet visit

January 5th, 2016 at 04:34 pm

I took Molly to the vet yesterday to have her diabetes (sugar) checked. She has made no progress at all.
They switched her to a different insulin. This one is novolin n and the cost is about $140 for a small bottle. The needles I bought at Walmart were NOT correct, although a pharmacy worker told me they were.
I had to buy more needles, 60 of them for a month's use.

Poor Molly now hoas to have 2 shots a day. One in the morning and one at night. I pray that these shots will do the trick and her sugar will be under control.

I take her back on Thursday for testing! I will take the diabetes medicine that I already purchased and donate it to someone who needs it. Keep Molly in your prayers!


January 3rd, 2016 at 09:33 pm

I took my sweet dog, Molly to the vets last week. She has been drinking a lot of water and urinating a lot. I thought it might be a bladder infection.

I was so upset when the vet told me she has diabetes. She is only 6 years old. I cried and called my husband, then he cried.
She will have to have a diabetes insulin shot every day for the rest of her life.
We got the insulin and needles and started her on it right away. My husband is giving the shots. If ever a dog was good about getting shots, it is Molly. You could not ask for a sweeter dog.
The insulin in very expensive, $50 for a tiny bottle and you have to use a new needle everyday. However, there is no amount of money that would matter to me, Molly is worth a million dollars!
We go back again tomorrow for her to be retested. I
see no difference in her yet. I read that most dogs have to have 2 shots a day. We have to be careful to feed her at the same time and don't leave any dogfood down for the other baby, Abbey.
Hardest on my husband is that we cannot give her any snacks after our dinner.

Have any of you dealt with a diabetic dog? Of so, any advice you can give me would be appreciated.

No snow here!

December 25th, 2015 at 02:52 pm

Instead, we are under a flood watch. The creek came out of its banks yesterday and more rain is forecast thru Monday. Right now, the creek has gone down a little bit and I am glad. It is a wet and warm christmas.