Back to Beaver Bar. Tubbier.

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The group at The Beaver Bar tonight

It being Tuesday, we headed back to The Beaver Bar and Grill for Taco Tuesday with a group of friends. We were apprehensive about potential crowding since it was Halloween, but there was no need to worry. It was no more crowded than it was last week. There were fourteen of us there tonight: Jeff Tennyson and Lisa Boyd, Bill and Nancy Schuling, Pete Petersen, Gail Brazell, Mitzi Wrona, Agnes Volk, Donna Volk, Kay and Larry Hale, Bill Russell, and Elaine and me. Elaine and I both had tacos and brought some home; we also ordered some appetizers but our tables were overloaded with appetizers since so many others ordered them as well so we also brought home appetizers. Continue reading Back to Beaver Bar. Tubbier.

We are the Last Ones

I was born in 1939, Elaine in 1944, so this piece that has been circulating via email pertains to us. Yes, this was life as we knew it growing up! I have added some comments in [] and italics that pertain to Elaine and me, showing things that were different for us. I grew up in a small NH town – Warner – and Elaine grew up near Vernal UT, a small city; Lamont WY, population a few dozen at the time and 6 now; and Rock Springs WY, another small city. The times were different and they shaped what we have become later in life to some extent, though we have each progressed far beyond what those early years offered. Thanks to Bob Violette, who passed it along to me.
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Christmas dinner planning. Costco. Shed addition.

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Marv working on the shed addition

Marv Fitchett was back at work on our shed addition today, and is making good progress. The roof panels are in place as is some of the siding, and he added two of the three doors today. At this point you can get an idea of what the space will look like, and I think it will provide a good amount of added room for storage. Continue reading Christmas dinner planning. Costco. Shed addition.

ReadeREST. Kaspersky vs WebRoot. LastPass. Squashage.

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The ReadeREST eyeglass holder system

Once I saw the ReadeREST magnetic eyeglass holder system on Shark Tank I knew I had to have one. This is a simple device consisting of a metal frame that sits on the outside of your shirt and a backing that goes under the shirt, with the two held together through the cloth with a pair of strong magnets. I have been using this since I saw it in 2012, and I like it very much. Prior to that I would hook my glasses in one of my shirt pockets and they would often come loose and drop to the ground – sometimes scratching a lens. With the ReadeREST this almost never happens. My glasses are hooked at one hinge in the metal bar on my shirt and when I lean over the glasses swing out and stay vertical. Continue reading ReadeREST. Kaspersky vs WebRoot. LastPass. Squashage.

Breakfast at Joe’s Diner. Halloween Parade. Halloween Dinner.

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The interior of Joe’s Diner

We tried a new (to us) place this morning – Joe’s Diner on 7th Ave in the Melrose District. It is a family-style restaurant that seems to have a large clientele. We arrived just before 8:00 with plenty of seating and within 20 minutes it was almost full. Service was fast and we were served our breakfast in a reasonable amount of time. Continue reading Breakfast at Joe’s Diner. Halloween Parade. Halloween Dinner.

Newsletter panic. Golf cart decorating.

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Cover of the November 2017 The Palm Press. Click to download the newsletter

Our great volunteer crew gathered at the Clubhouse at 9:30 this morning to fold and stuff the newsletters. This month’s issue is 24 pages, and four of those are inserts. There is a back-to-back color insert and a back-to-back black-and-white insert. The inserts are necessary because the newsletter is printed in four-page folios; the outside front and back inside and outside pages are in color and the other pages are in black-and-white. If the other four pages were all black-and-white they could have been printed and bound with the rest, but since two pages are color ads they have to be separate. Continue reading Newsletter panic. Golf cart decorating.

Shed addition. Newsletter printed. Leftovers. Internet down.

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Part of the shed addition framing is in place.

Marv worked some more on our shed addition today and now has two walls up as well as the roof structure. I expect he will continue with it now that he has gotten back to it. He sometimes has to juggle projects, as he has a number of them going at any time. That’s the way it is in the life of a contractor handyman! He has to have several jobs on tap or in the works to keep the revenues flowing. Continue reading Shed addition. Newsletter printed. Leftovers. Internet down.

Great pool weather. Newsletter to reviewers. Ed Nagle home.

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Dave and Elaine at the pool today

Our great fall weather continues. It was warm today at 94°, but that was not a record for the date. With little wind and almost cloudless skies, the days are just great to be outside. The sun angle is lower, and the rays seem less intense. As an example of the difference, when I go to the pool I can leave my sandals face up when I head into the water; during the heat of the summer I have to turn them on their sides facing away from the sun’s direction to avoid them getting so hot they hurt my feet when I put them on upon leaving the pool. Continue reading Great pool weather. Newsletter to reviewers. Ed Nagle home.

The Beaver Bar for supper. Back to swimming. 99°.

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Our group: Bill Russell, Kay, Agnes Volk, Pete Petersen, Elaine, Donna Volk, Lisa Boyd, Jeff Tennyson, Larry

We have heard from Pete Petersen and Bill Russell how good the food is at The Beaver Bar & Grill is so tonight a group of us headed there; it’s on N 19th Ave. In addition to Pete, Elaine, and me there was Agnes Volk, Donna Volk, Lisa Boyd and Jeff Tennyson, Bill Russell and his sister, Kay and her husband Larry. It was a fun gang to go with. The place is what it sounds like – a bar and grill. Lots of sports TVs, loud music, pool tables, and a bar. Their Tuesday special is 99¢ tacos and $4.95 margaritas. Continue reading The Beaver Bar for supper. Back to swimming. 99°.

Colorful season. New tool for Elaine. Newsletter work.

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Bright bougainvillea in front of the office in Royal Palm

With cooler temperatures the plants and flowers here in Royal Palm are starting to put out more blossoms. They don’t have to defend themselves from the heat as much, so can put more energy into blooming. I especially noted the bougainvillea shrubs in front of the office this morning; they are covered with bright blossoms. Continue reading Colorful season. New tool for Elaine. Newsletter work.