2019 August 23 Friday

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2019 August 23 Friday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

The clear sky allowed it to drop down to the upper 50s overnight. It was only 61° at daybreak. 76° for the daytime high.

Just a plain sunrise

This is the freshly pained rear hatch.

Bob, Francis, Francis and Sandy, Sue, Ella and I were at the cafe for coffee this morning. The topic of the day was how good the beef enchiladas were that they served for supper last night at the cafe. Ella’s stomach was bothering her duo she hadn’t gone and I’m allergic to onion which puts some foods off limits for me.

I worked 10:45 to 7:25 today. Our system went odd today at work. For since reason it jumped a scary ahead in the middle of the shift. So when it was time to balance out … I had too run reports for both today and tomorrow and them balance the drawer for both both.

The Jackpot card game was breaking up when I got there this evening.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 August 22 Thursday

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2019 August 22 Thursday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

A chilly and damp 61° this morning. Some how it managed to reach 80° again.

The pre dawn photo was the only bit of color in the morning sky. Once the sun cleared the horizon, it looked looked a white dot in a pale blue sky.

Ella and I played a couple roundsof Rummikube and had just finished one round of Fast Track when Sue and Elwin arrived. I moved on while the three of them played.

After lunch we drive into Des Moines you pickup this weeks bulletins.

Ella had some prescriptions ready at the pharmacy so we stopped for those also.

Then it was home and (nearly) finishing touches on the truck topper.

War of the RenFaires? Is central Iowa big geeky enough for two (count them … 2) Renaissance Faires? Only time will tell.

God bless and g’nite

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Day 107 in Iowa

2019 August 21 Wednesday

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2019 August 21 Wednesday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

Still 80° at 1 a.m., 76° at 4 a.m., rain started at 9 a.m. and cooled it to 71°. But by noon it as back to 80. However it as 10° cooler this evening than yesterday night.

This was sunrise?

Ella and I did not go to coffee at the cafe this morning. We did make it to the senior center.

Bingo was the game of the day at the senior center.

About 2 p.m. most of our usual group made it to Village Inn for pie.

I was ready for a nap by the time we returned home. However, I still had a sermon to work on. I was still working on it at 6:30 when it was time to to to the adult center for Train Dominos. Ella didn’t want to drive, so I went along. I did not play. For quite a while I sat in an easy chair and wrote more sermon. Eventually I went to the truck so that I could read through the sermon aloud. That’s how I check for misspellings (autocorrect errors), continuity, and time. I had read through it once, making corrections, and had gone about seven minutes into it a second time, when the gamers started filling out of the building. I’ll find some alone time tomorrow in a quiet place to read it aloudat least once more.

God bless and g’nite

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Day 107 in Iowa

2019 August 18 Sunday

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2019 August 18 Sunday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

This is in lieu of a sunrise photo today.

1-3/4″ rain overnight.0

Not many people showed up for breakfast at the Clubhouse today.

Our worship services are winding down for the season. Today, the 25th and September 1st are all that are left.

Follow this link to see today’s sermon.

After worship we went to Arbys for roast beef sandwiches and then home to eat them.

At 3 we went to Nita’s for an Upperroom bible study with friends from our Friendship Sunday school class.

On the was home we stopped at B-Bopp’s (local chain of great burgers).

I began working on next weekend’s sermon and bulletin.

That’s all for today.

God bless and g’nite

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Day 104 in Iowa

2019 August 17 Saturday

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2019 August 17 Saturday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

63° and cloudy that reached 86° even though still cloudy. A very brief spoty rain shower passed through I late afternoon that didn’t drop the temperature our humidity.

Not a very welcoming sky this morning.

Hello, Sunshine, feeling a little shy about showing your face today?

I dropped Ella and our dirty clothes off at the laundry on Cutty’s Main Street and them drove to Union Park UMC for a United Methodist Men’s meeting.

It was posted on the church website … however, I was there all alone. So I went back to Cutty’s cafe for coffee with friends.

Francis and Sandy, Sue, Ella,

Jean and Keith. Stoney was around somewhere out of camera range. We didn’t solve even one of the world’s problems today. It must be the weekend.

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The Clubhall (Townhall) meeting started at 10:30 and ended at 11:30. The members were given 5 minutes each (if they signed up) to address the board and members. The usual things like the need to repair roads and upgrade electrical systems. These concerns have been brought up I every meeting for the last 6 years (at least) and yet other than “we have discussed it” or “we are looking into our options”, nothing seems to move forward. Concerns were also voiced about a perceived falling membership.

We came home and cooked some steaks for lunch.

I worked some more on the truckbed box. I need to find a better name/description for this thing I’m constructing.

God bless and g’nite

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Day 103 in Iowa

2019 June 14 Friday

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2019 June 14 Friday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

I made pancakes and eggs for breakfast.

I worked 7:45-3:45 we are having more and more traffic as it is getting closer to the Fourth of July.

After work we went to the awfully center to play Card Jackpot.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 June 13 Thursday

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2019 June 13 Thursday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

Another day at the senior center.

Lyn Wilkinson came down to Grimes in the evening and we went to a Chinese restaurant called Fortune Garden for supper. We stayed and talked until we realized that it was after closing time Ann’s they were trying to politely clean around us. She is one of those long time friends that it’s easy tom get caught up with.

God bless and g’nite

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