Saturday, June 20, 2015

Well Then...

The patched deer fence seems to be working. There have been deer all around the property but none inside the fence. Good thing because Norma has spent a small fortune on plants. So far, so good. I have to tackle rebuilding the small garden shed that got destroyed by the landslide. It is broken but still on the foundation and it 'sort of' keeps the rain out. I need a plan. The foundation is too small and I want the shed a little bigger. I also need my son to help. This is what he does and it would be a 3 or 4 hour job for him. But he is in Mexico right now. It would take me a week and $500 worth of material.

I went to the doctor for my six month checkup and lab result consultation. My numbers are all good and well within limits. Everyone is happy. On the way out I asked the receptionist if I could use their new hi-tech scale and got on it. She pressed a couple of buttons and up came 242.7 pounds (fully clothed). A huge improvement over the 260 pounds I clocked in at last September. I have no explanation for this weight loss which I first noticed in Palm Springs when my pants started falling down. I have not changed my lifestyle or my eating habits.

Property taxes are due on July 2 so I went down and paid them $2,150. That is after the two deductions (grants) we get, one for being old and the other for living in the house (as opposed to renting it out).

While I was in London Drugs waiting for my prescriptions I bought Norma some gardening gifts, a new pair of pruning shears, a pair of gloves and a watering wand. $50 and she likes me again.

That is about it. Life is Good!

19 comments:

  1. Not meaning to be too personal, but if "the numbers are all good and everyone is happy", what are the prescriptions for? I normally wouldn't ask, but you don't seem like you mind sharing that kind of stuff...

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    1. I have a mild case of hereditary diabetes (non-insulin) and high cholesterol (again thanks to mom), so I take Metformin and Lipitor. These keep everything well within the recommended range. Neither of these problems stop me from doing everything I could do without them.

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    2. Ah...yes, I remember now that you talked about that before.

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  2. always imprtant to be liked by the spouse...

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  3. wish I knew years ago that the way to a woman's heart is gardening shears...be careful losing your shorts.....cheers L

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  4. You are pissing off those deer. They will get revenge.

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  5. Glad the numbers came back good Croft. I'd be happy with gardening gifts too! Good call!

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  6. Good deal , Happy wife, Happy life.

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  7. Glad to hear you are healthy; that unintentional weight loss can be a sign of bad stuff. Guess you are just lucky!

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    1. No problems Don. It's not as if I can't spare it! ;)

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  8. Keep this up you may be wearing suspenders next winter! LOL

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  9. If you keep this up you'll have to buy a new wardrobe. Or you can be like most Arizona Seniors and just cinch up the old shorts tighter and wear them above the remnants of your 'Spare Tire'. It's quite a popular look 😄

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    1. I know the look well and plan to adopt it as soon as my hole punch from Ebay arrives so I can shorten my belts.

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  10. Hola Croft!

    Deer, eh? I don't have that problem, but yesterday for the first time ever (~18 years in this house) I saw a rabbit in the back yard. Though he was eating something that I probably would have preferred he didn't eat, he was so cute that I just snapped a couple of pictures before he dashed off to a very important date.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where the usual animals include squirrels, birds, possums, and the odd raccoon.

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  11. I remember when you posted your expense comparision you had a difference of $720 for restaurants from the previous year. That would explain your weight loss. eating at home is healthier and done over the course of winter you would slowly lose the weight.
    Cheers.

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    1. I am sure that explains it Shelagh. And even when we did eat out, it was healthier food, not the fried food of the Gulf area (delicious as it is)!

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