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NORTH NORWAY — Listening to the wind today one would think we were in a major blizzard. Guess we escaped the snow but although I am substantial I will not be going out to be buffeted by the gale that is blowing.
Dell has been to his exercise therapy, bought the weekly groceries and had his hair cut while I dawdled over my breakfast and a cup of tea. There is little to report this week. Not being a twit who tweets or has a Facebook page, I do not keep up with things unless I go out.
My friend Jennifer from change your credit card rate called but as she is a robot I don’t get much out of her. Not even satisfying to hang up on her as she doesn’t apparently take the hint but keeps calling every day.
Paula came down from Orono with Dana, bringing their cat, Albert, as she intended to stay for the weekend. Dana took the boom truck back to the jobsite and Paula decided to drive back as Dana would be working this weekend.
So Albert had a ride down and immediately had another ride back. He has to have medication daily and Dana does not enjoy giving it to him (who does) so Paula keeps him with her. She used to leave him home and one of the family would go in and feed him but there is none of us brave enough. And he swears like a sailor.
I may be insulting sailors. She will probably be home as you read this as the paperwork is endless. Dana takes a long weekend when he can so he may be home also.
We had a nice gathering at Pat and Charlie’s Sunday to celebrate Frank’s birthday. Paula had had her folks and Paul, Brenda and Luke take lunch with them. I do not like to say had them for lunch as it sounds like they were on the menu.
Then they all came down to Pat and Charlie’s for coffee and Boston cream pie and other goodies. Paul and Dana had Kevin Jr. for the weekend so there were two little rug rats crawling around. They provided all the entertainment we needed. Both of them smiling and enjoying being the center of the universe.
David and Joanna Tamminen joined us and we were happy to see them both looking so well. They brought loads of books for us to read. David has recovered well from his bout with a blood clot in his leg but still has to wear the elastic stocking. I sympathize as so do I. It takes all my strength to get it on.
Sometimes Dell comes in and wrestles with it. Anyway. we were all talking at once and it got rather noisy at Pat and Charlie’s. Dell had to turn his hearing aids off as he was hearing too much to process. I guess we need a moderator. It was a nice afternoon of visiting and getting caught up with the family.
Deven came in and told us he has his lines out and the sap is running well. He hopes for a better year than the last one. Some day when he is boiling sap in the evaporator I would like to go up. I can smell it from memory.
Just to let you know, the chipmunks are running all over the place. Does that mean spring is right around the corner or is it already here? They show up so against the snow I am afraid they will fall prey to hawks or that eagle who lives nearby.
Dell and I keep getting repairs made. He went for tests this week and had a dental appointment. I had a semi-annual check up with my physician. I want to tell you, he recommended that I have a drink every day. Dell wanted to know if that included him and how large the drink could be!
I am off two meds I had that prevented my intake of any alcohol. I never drank any significant amount but perhaps this getting old thing will be bearable after all. I tell Dell we are not going gently into the night, we are galloping into old age. However, aging seems like the only way to live a long life.