Saturday, January 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Sun. I called Warren & Anna to say I wouldn't be going to Jamestown with them on Mon. So Warren suggested having lunch in Wrrn. He cracked the plate of his "uppers" (teeth) & had to see the dentists. They picked me up at 11 A.M. & we went to Holiday Inn. They have been refurbishing it -- building & menu. We had a really nice lunch. He hate a 1:30 appt to see the Dr. Could it be repaired or would he need a new one. If a new one, they might be back this coming week to pick them up. It was fun to be together again -- they are good friends. I had my last appt. with Dr. Vance. It is much better but there is still soreness.
Dale had to go to a 1 day session close to Pittsburgh for schooling. He left at 56:30 A.M.l or so & he should be home by 7 pm. I have a crockpot meal for supper. It is a cold but clear day so that's good.
Warren & Anna got a $380.00 gas bill for Dec. They have a house built in 1957 & it has its cold spots. Warren said he paid 40,000 for it 10 yrs ago. What would he get for it now -- I said double? No, he said $30,000 as there are 200 houses for sale in Ridgway. We are reaping the results of Dad's hard work in replacing all the windows, 2 doors, some insulation, etc.
Too bad I didn't know you'd like a couple of Fox network Christmas tree ornaments. I could have ordered a couple lfor you!!!!
Warren was telling about one of the pastor couples that used to get together with us. The wife has been in the Kane Luth. Home for a couple of years with Alzheimer's. Now she can't swallow & just lies there. He grew up in Wrrn. Sig Decker. Warren preaches at a small church but like a Sun. off now & then & Sig used to help. Now he tells Warren he can't think & can't prepare a sermon. Has lost weight, etc. Also said he has trouble figuring his check book. Warren feels he has just given up & is concerned. That is so sad.
Heard from Millie. Sh e has a small tree & has decorated her apt. Heard from Larry & Debbie. Christmas Eve they'll be at Linda's & on Christmas Day they'll go to Allan's. Millie is so happy at the retirement home & they have a lot going on there & she sees more of Linda & Larry's family.
I have the Weather Channel on & we could be getting a big storm. What a Dec. we've had so far. Sure glad Dale didn't have to go to school on Thursday, & that today is a better travel day.
Thurs. the 15th.
Barb mailed the rest of my Christmas cards today & Ed's birthday cards. Hope he gets them on time. Kept forgetting to get Dale to sign his.
I've started our dinner -- pork tenderloin. I'm trying a new veggie recipe -- creamed spinach taken from last Sat. paper. Or was it Sun. Barb tho't it looked good. Pumpkin pie for dessert.
My day's duties are over & I'm watching Court TV. Dale will go out & shovel the walks.
I have a couple more gifts to wrap but I need to go up in teh attic to find some boxes first & it's been too cold. I'm glad I'm almost thru. Then it is to decide what to have on Christmas Eve. If I'm lazy I could order prime rib with baked potatoes, green bean casserole & rolls at BiLo. No work for me except for salad & dessert. Christmas Day I'll probably have a turkey breast & trimmings. I'll have to make Danish -- 2 recipes -- for Dale for their pot luck at work. That is next week. Can Christmas be that close. Thurs. I have to have cookies for Barb to give to Lynn & family. Th ink I'll make Russian Tea Cakes tomorrow. The others on Wed. next week. 3 kinds.
When Dale went to school yesterday, Shults provides the car. The small Subura & he didn't like it at all. Said it was uncomfortable & hard on his legs. One the open road he used cruise control & then he could move his leg around. They got a $106.00 bonus from Shults. Some expected more but there isn't a lot of profit in new cars -- more on used cars. It's not really a bonus but profit sharing. I think it includes all the agencies they have & the one in Warren does the best.
Kim has charge card with City bank & they said she missed a payment & charged her $40.00 int. Even the bank called & said her check was cashed but they can't take their word. They want proof & that takes time. She has to fax the cancelled check before they'll change it. Andy they werent' very cordial when called.