Monthly Archives: August 2009

REMEMBERING KATRINA

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FOUR YEARS.. I can hardly believe it has been
that long since that tragic few days in America’s history.
 The pictures are
burned into my mind and the loss of life a property is
so great.  I say IS because so much of it still is standing
exactly like it was when the storm passed over and
the ruins came into view. Oh the Stadium where they
all went to get away from the water has been re done.
The casinos and some of the homes have been re-built,
but for so very many the whole tragedy still is present
in their minds. They are living in other parts of the
country and no where near the place that they called
“home”.  Today, four long years later, not much is
said about those people or how the area is so far
from getting back to the way it was before Katrina passed
over it.
 
 One thing I hope, came from all that loss, is the
promise that NEVER AGAIN will AMERICAN people have
to suffer and wait on HELP to come to them in any
emergency situation as that one was. May those who
were affected have some peace of mind that our
government will live up to that promise.
 

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IN MEMORY OF KATRINA

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FOUR YEARS.. I can hardly believe it has been
that long since that tragic few days in America’s history.
 The pictures are
burned into my mind and the loss of life a property is
so great.  I say IS because so much of it still is standing
exactly like it was when the storm passed over and
the ruins came into view. Oh the Stadium where they
all went to get away from the water has been re done.
The casinos and some of the homes have been re-built,
but for so very many the whole tragedy still is present
in their minds. They are living in other parts of the
country and no where near the place that they called
"home".  Today, four long years later, not much is
said about those people or how the area is so far
from getting back to the way it was before Katrina passed
over it.
 
 One thing I hope, came from all that loss, is the
promise that NEVER AGAIN will AMERICAN people have
to suffer and wait on HELP to come to them in any
emergency situation as that one was. May those who
were affected have some peace of mind that our
government will live up to that promise.
 

SATURDAY VIEW

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Took this picture through the rain spotted window of beautiful
sunflowers growing alongside the road. How I wished the sun
was out so the picture would be clearer. It has been rainy here and
pretty cold for August. Predicted lows in the 40’s in the next several days.
September will come in fast and all we can do is hope for maybe
an indian summer somewhere along the way. 
Have seen no lookers at HELL HOUSE.. hope that is a good sign in
a way. I am sure the neighborhood will be in a buzz when someone
does look it over.
Gas here went up to  2.60 today while north of here it is cheaper again at
2.49. Milk went back to 2.79. Michigan grown products are featured
in the stores here, but the prices seem so much HIGHER than normal.
Growers here are struggling as well as people who are out of work.
The news stated that MIchigan was the highest in the nation at
un-employment. I sure believe it too. Word reached here that one
lucky woman got 5 out of 6 of the lotto numbers and won $250,000.
She was young and single and when she picked up her winnings, in
one lump sum, it came to $177,000. Her journey is just beginning.
Me, I would have stashed the cash, taken some and got out of town
pronto to avoid the hype and the people who would want to harm or
borrow from me.
 
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A LARGE CHUNK OF MONEY???
WOULD YOU INVEST IT NOW IN THIS MARKET?
 
Whatever she does she knows right now she won’t have to work the mundane
job she was working and leave that to someone else.
 

SATURDAY VIEW

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Took this picture through the rain spotted window of beautiful
sunflowers growing alongside the road. How I wished the sun
was out so the picture would be clearer. It has been rainy here and
pretty cold for August. Predicted lows in the 40’s in the next several days.
September will come in fast and all we can do is hope for maybe
an indian summer somewhere along the way. 
Have seen no lookers at HELL HOUSE.. hope that is a good sign in
a way. I am sure the neighborhood will be in a buzz when someone
does look it over.
Gas here went up to  2.60 today while north of here it is cheaper again at
2.49. Milk went back to 2.79. Michigan grown products are featured
in the stores here, but the prices seem so much HIGHER than normal.
Growers here are struggling as well as people who are out of work.
The news stated that MIchigan was the highest in the nation at
un-employment. I sure believe it too. Word reached here that one
lucky woman got 5 out of 6 of the lotto numbers and won $250,000.
She was young and single and when she picked up her winnings, in
one lump sum, it came to $177,000. Her journey is just beginning.
Me, I would have stashed the cash, taken some and got out of town
pronto to avoid the hype and the people who would want to harm or
borrow from me.
 
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A LARGE CHUNK OF MONEY???
WOULD YOU INVEST IT NOW IN THIS MARKET?
 
Whatever she does she knows right now she won’t have to work the mundane
job she was working and leave that to someone else.
 
WELL Hope you all have a great day and the sun is shining where you are! Sun

FRIDAY UPDATE

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HELL HOUSE UPDATE…
WANNA BUY IT???  NO KIDDING!!
Over last weekend big signs went up all over the house.
Stapled on all sides. The bank has let this place sit here for
almost two years now empty. It will take a lot of money to even try
fix it up. All that MOLD and water damage still there.
The sign, I altered the phone number  here says….
THAT’S 300$ down and 300 a month..practically giving it
away. We are worried that someone will make it into
a crack house at that price. I am hoping the local college
will buy it up and TEAR IT DOWN! They like to buy up property
and get it at rock bottom prices. This is a corner property and
a large lot. We can only hope they saw the signs.  Smile
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I have morning glories coming up all over my fence and
volunteers at that. Once it started raining they went crazy, I was
so surprised to see them doing so well. Guess that proves they WILL
grow just about anywhere and over and over again! It has turned
cooler, much cooler here. It is much like mid SEPT, early October
weather already. Wearing coats and sweatshirts..it just doesn’t seem
right. I miss those summer days. it went all too fast for me! Sad
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It will be a sad weekend in this nation saying goodbye to Senator Kennedy.
I cannot even remember a time when he was not in politics. He has been
so ever-present for my whole lifetime. Now that he is gone, the world waits for
another person to take the reigns and try to be as good a leader as he was.
I say TRY because it will be a hard job to fill. He was one of a KIND.
My thoughts and prayers to the whole Kennedy family.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
 

WHAT HAPPENED???

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DID YA MISS ME???  Wink
  I have been on one roller-coaster ride after another this week.
ON Monday I went into turn on Miracle and it did come on, BUT  it
definitely was SICK! Could not do much of anything. It had CRASHED
and just would not respond. I sat here in front of it in SHOCK. Surprised
 
ALL the VISTA operating sysem was really bad. SadTook me two days of
doing things to diagnose it. Removing things off and onto Discs to save them.
I could not get on line at all. It would not recognize my anti-virus or printer
no matter how many times I re-loaded them. I could not restore it or repair
it. WHAT TO DO??  By Tuesday night I made the decision to take my old
XP to the techs and have them fix it, if they could, so at least I could get on
line again. It would be cheaper than doing anything else.
 Wednesday, in the pouring rain, I trudged the 15 miles to
see a tech and see what could be done. In 20 minutes I was back in business.
WONDERFUL.. Smile
Not so wonderful news about Miracle though. The techs there told me that they
had had many VISTA operating systems do this and to wait.. in OCTOBER
WINDOWS 7 would come out and they could load it and it would be easier to
deal with. SO, that is what I will do.  MIRACLE WILL RISE AGAIN and EVEN
BETTER
GUESS WHAT?  I found out after all that I really didn’t appreciate VISTA until
it was gone. I know .. I was the one who always said I hated it.. but after
awhile I got to like the convenience of it. It did a lot of things XP didnt do.
So now I am re-doing 8 months of updates and boy that takes time on DIAL UP.
It was on all night long and still did not finish them. I feel like I have been gone
for weeks from here. I know there is a lot to catch up on. Hope to get back in the
swing real soon.
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Labor Day is coming. Here it will be cool and could be in the 40’s and 50’s.
REAL SEPTEMBER weather! I still have lots of tomatoes on the vines. I pick
them every day. I was hoping for some warm weather again for a couple of
weeks to get them all ripened. Will just have to do the best I can I guess.
Sure have enjoyed getting them and would do it again next year.
HAVE NEWS ABOUT HELL HOUSE.. no kidding.. I will save that for tomorrow.Wink
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 

WHAT HAPPENED???

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DID YA MISS ME???  Wink

I have been on one roller-coaster ride after another this week.
ON Monday I went into turn on Miracle and it did come on, BUT it
definitely was SICK! Could not do much of anything. It had CRASHED
and just would not respond. I sat here in front of it in SHOCK. Surprised
ALL the VISTA operating sysem was really bad. SadTook me two days of
doing things to diagnose it. Removing things off and onto Discs to save them.
I could not get on line at all. It would not recognize my anti-virus or printer
no matter how many times I re-loaded them. I could not restore it or repair
it. WHAT TO DO??  By Tuesday night I made the decision to take my old
XP to the techs and have them fix it, if they could, so at least I could get on
line again. It would be cheaper than doing anything else.
Wednesday, in the pouring rain, I trudged the 15 miles to
see a tech and see what could be done. In 20 minutes I was back in business.
WONDERFUL.. Smile
Not so wonderful news about Miracle though. The techs there told me that they
had had many VISTA operating systems do this and to wait.. in OCTOBER
WINDOWS 7 would come out and they could load it and it would be easier to
deal with. SO, that is what I will do.  MIRACLE WILL RISE AGAIN and EVEN
BETTER
GUESS WHAT?  I found out after all that I really didn’t appreciate VISTA until
it was gone. I know .. I was the one who always said I hated it.. but after
awhile I got to like the convenience of it. It did a lot of things XP didnt do.
So now I am re-doing 8 months of updates and boy that takes time on DIAL UP.
It was on all night long and still did not finish them. I feel like I have been gone
for weeks from here. I know there is a lot to catch up on. Hope to get back in the
swing real soon.
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Labor Day is coming. Here it will be cool and could be in the 40’s and 50’s.
REAL SEPTEMBER weather! I still have lots of tomatoes on the vines. I pick
them every day. I was hoping for some warm weather again for a couple of
weeks to get them all ripened. Will just have to do the best I can I guess.
Sure have enjoyed getting them and would do it again next year.
HAVE NEWS ABOUT HELL HOUSE.. no kidding.. I will save that for tomorrow.Wink
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!