Archive for November, 2010

Flowers Planted

November 30, 2010

Here is a couple of photos of my efforts in gardening for 2010.  We did not put in flowers in Bay City for the first time in quite a long while.  I just did not seem to have the energy to tackle that job.  Later on after I rejoined the YMCA  and started exercising I had a lot more energy but it was too late for planting.


Pill Dispenser

November 15, 2010

Most people have at one time or another purchased a prescription that comes in a hard cover with the pills as encased in a plastic  card that is very difficult to open.  I have devised a way to make it fairly simple.  It only requires you to pull the handle on a drill press and out pops the pill into the bowl below.


These are the things that occupy your time when you are on a permanent vacation.


I did plant about 30 pansy plants just before in rained so I did do something worthwhile today.

Now it is Over

November 7, 2010

Halloween is now behind us for this year and our candy supply was exhausted about the same time we were.  Somewhere around 130 kids and a few teenagers came to our door.  The Cave next door drew far more participants  and several times when I looked over there I observed lines of people waiting in line to experience the surprises to greet them in the Cave.  I suspect a good share of them came here before or after their scary time over there.  All told it was quite a night and the following day the Cave was disassembled and stored away for another time.

Oh to be young enough to go to all that trouble and expense for one night.  But then again I think one time around is enough.

I spent quite a bit of time and effort cutting away the growth of a very large bush that was encroaching on our house.  We stop the termites at ground level but I don’t want them coming in through the roof.  I still have to do more to insure that the summer growth does not invade us before we come back next fall.