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My wife's Birthday

Yesterday, July 9th, was my wife's 62nd birthday which she enjoyed very well. She came home from work at 6 pm and wanted to eat out at Applebee's restaurant so we took our grand daughter too and she ate good and enjoyed being out to eat for a change!! Normally I go pick up food for all of us when my wife get home or having it here when she get home!!   Today she has Praise dance practice at church so she will stop after her practice and get her a bite to eat I'm sure!! We'll find something or

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Vacation Time Is Nearly Here For US To See Vegas Again!

Well every true worker needs to take a vacation every year and see things and places they haven't seen in a long while! Of course the worker is my wife so I'm going to help her bring back the money she plans on bringing back from the casinos there! I usually leave all my quarters I bring with me plus a few I didn't plan on leaving with them.. But that's my luck and it's the fun of hitting a few jackpots on the quarter machines I love to play! By me being on my scooter I tend to get around to all

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July Arrives Tomorrow!! Time To

Well for starters I have a one pm appointment with the arthritis doctor to see about my knees and whether a replacement at my age is the thing to do NOW!! I have told myself for many years now that I never wanted to get my knees done I'll just go without that added pain!! Then if they work or not for me? I saw so many people, both men and women, when I was in the hospital as a stroke survivor,,, They were complaining both day and night for having it done so I decided then I would never have that

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My Arthritis Appointment On 1 July 2014

That time has come again to see my arthritis doctor for my knees and man do they hurt now!! I have been getting injections in both knees for several years but the last time I did it didn't last very long at all!! So this time I will discuss with him about any other measures to stop the pains short of getting knee replacements for both knees!!   I've always said to myself "I don't want knee replacements," "I'll just go to my grave with the knees I was born with." Lately as I have gotten a bit o

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Time To Blog Again

I don't have anything to Blog about but since my last blog about Fathers Day I thought I need to write again!! Since summer is going to be here on Sunday officially I know it was time to blog again!! There has been tornadoes and hurricanes in some states lately even as late as yesterday with some twisters happening in South Dakota yesterday as well.   I thought about Dan and Nancy being in North Dakota and having just moved into a different home lately how they are doing. These twisters can ha

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Father's Day Sunday June 15th 2014

Well it's that time of the year again, that is, to Wish all fathers a happy fathers day, so my wish to all of you is to get many gifts, kisses, summer clothes, shoes, and what ever else your wife, kids, and any others that want to surprise you with on your special day this year!!!   Notice I didn't mention money that's the last thing on wives minds but a lot of honey would be very nice since they seem to put us on a every now and then schedule saying she don't want to hurt my back any worse th

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Well Summer Is Blooming In Texas

It's that time of the year here in central Texas, the sun shines daily where wearing flip flops, shorts, and nothing more, is the norm!! Many stores have put up signs on the doors or in the windows saying "no shirt, no shoes, No service." Some stores don't allow swim suits either for men, women or kids!! Walmart is one of them and a couple of the grocery stores too!!   For me it's a time to get out and about and see how the city is growing with homes and businesses being built in the neighborh

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16 Years Married TODAY!!!! 9 June 2014

I'm in the happiest and longest marriage of my adult life and today marks 16 years being with a lady I feel was God sent to be in my life forever more!! Considering my first three (3) marriages I can't help but feel this one was approved by God because I would have not gotten it right on my own!! So I'm celebrating 54 years total married life and this one makes the cake taste soooo sweet!!   Looking back I remember marrying my high school sweetheart in 1960 and producing two kids four and six

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Back Home....Tired To The Bone!!

Well, my little dog and close friend got a little tired but at my age I got a whole lot tired stopping and looking at so much old Texas items I found at various places!! We did not run into any problems at any of the stops we made to view or see things close up!! My little Princess had a good time hoping out the car and onto my scooter which she loves to ride anyway!! If it moves she is on it sitting down ready to ride and go where ever I go!!   Any trip like that takes stamina and at my age I

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Doing A Little Traveling

Well, I decided to get out the house almost daily and I'm doing a little traveling to nearby cities. I got the little dog with me and lots of food for her. It's all on a small scale mile wise and it's giving me a chance to see how my old 2003 Ford Explorer is holding up after 10 years on the road with 190,000 plus miles on it already!!   I thought about going in debt to buy myself another new car but now that idea is slowly fading from my mind every day. This car will probably go for another f

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Just Taking One Day At A Time

Well, just taking one day at a time and enjoying the weather. All my doctor visits turned out fine and my health is good. No more test of any kind scheduled any time soon so I'm guessing I got a clean bill of health. My therapy was cut short although the VA was paying the bill I guess they figured I had gotten my fair share of it. So now I'm sorta taking life easy and see how far I can go being strong and making any appointments they may give me in the next few months.   My biggest complaint n

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Nothing New Same Old Stuff

It's been 10 days since my last Blog and except for the weather there is nothing new but we are having more sunshine days with a bit of windy weather at times. The worse of the storms bypassed us here in central Texas but it did hit Dallas a bit!! Well nothing we can do about the weather not even a rain dance will insure it would rain. The weather comes and goes as God want it to each day whether we want it or not. We have had quite a bit of hail in the last two weeks so roofs on houses are bei

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The Weather Right Now And Life With My Wife!

The weather right now is raging across several states from Texas to Florida and really affecting Arkansas to North Carolina and Mississippi, Alabama to Florida!!   I know we got members in all those states so I'm hoping all of you are doing OK and no property, home losses or body injuries to any of you or your neighbors for that matter!! It appears if it's not one thing coming at us it's another. God knows best and it's not just us it's all the world for that matter. Earthquakes, mudslides, p

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New Desktop Computer With Windows 8.1

I finally broke down and got me a new computer with windows 8.1 instead of windows 7 which I was pretty used to operating that. This windows 8. is a bit different for my little brain. Typing and responding here on Strokenet is a lot easier now without having to type every word twice. Now I'm still trying to find the spell checker like I had on the other computer but no luck yet. I hate to pay a guy 90 dollars to come out and put one on here. So I'm still looking for the brand I had before that w

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My Life's Appreciations For My Accomplishments And My Mother

Well my new computer is on line and working really good even more than I know how to operate it with windows 8.1.....So I thought I would state some of my appreciations, accomplishments, and the great advise my mother gave me growing up as her 18th child!!! I can't imagine any woman today having that many children with one husband!!!!   In my early age I was a good kid being raised up alone while my closest siblings to me were a set of twin girls six years ahead of me. So I only had my mom to

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Getting On With Life And A New Desktop Computer In A Few Days!!!

Well folks I hadn't realized my last blog was in late March! I got tied up in getting my Federal Taxes done on time then the shooting again here at Fort Hood, Texas that brought our commander in Chief and first Lady to our town today! Then I bought another desktop computer but had to finish my taxes before hooking up and using my new one which I have to get a computer geek to do tomorrow sometime.   A new rehab and therapy will start seeing me tomorrow three times a week they said... That shou

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Stroke Survivor, Caregiver, Husband, Wife, Mom Or Dad Or Relative

Where would we be after this experience if we didn't develop a sense of Humor??? I know..."We would be crazy by now."   Some light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak but that won't change any time soon! I been here 10 years already!   War does not determine who is right only who is left.   Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad...   Behind every successful man is his woman but behind the fall of a su

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Looking For More Recovery I can Feel

Spring has sprung then after Summer comes,Fall will follow then we must prepare for Old man winter and Destruction is highly possible... About that time I'll have eleven years of recovery under my belt I pray! I will be looking for plenty of recovery by that time in my ability to function and use my weak left side of my body!   I well know recovery is slow at best but I just want my body able to do a bit more after 20 years because after then my time may not be long. I enjoy each day I get now

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Medicare Therapy May Be Limited To 1920 Dollars Soon

If congress doesn't act by 31 March 2014, those survivors will be restricted to 1920 dollars worth of outpatient therapy services per year. So the challenge is just around the corner if this is the case pretty soon! Survivors need all the therapy we can get every year.

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Off On Short Casino Trip

WELL nothing else to get into I thought a casino would be a good bet! You never know when it's your time to get lucky and I feel it's my time since the lottery is not paying off! I don't play big I play small and move from machine to another one that pays off often. That's the good thing by being on my scooter I can move in a heart beat.   It works for me and sometimes I will watch other people play a machine until they are very tired and have fed it for a Iong time without winning.   So off

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High Hopes Your Weather Is Good Where You Are!

This time of the year the weather is changing almost daily, One day the sun is shining the next day no sun and you need a jacket. That is the kind of weather when you catch colds and runny nose or sneezing all the time. Either way it is a bit better than snow on the ground when you have to get out and shovel it to move the car or clear the walkway and steps.   We have been lucky so far with no rain until tomorrow it's predicted to fall. The temps have been up and down daily so I stay home most

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The Cold wet weather is on the way to Central Texas!

It's coming our way ready or not, ice, snow, sleet and many wrecks on the roadways. Then just like it's coming, in a day or two it will be gone and the sun comes out again! For me I will be indoors much as possible trying to get used to riding my exercise bike all over again. My left arm has all but quit working since they dropped me from in home care and a care provider for my personal help.   I will make it by the grace o God!

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WOW!! I'm Bad Bacteria Free!

The bad bacteria in my body is now gone. Just a stool sample to turn in this morning is all I got left to do. My doctor called me yesterday at 433 and gave me the news. All I got left to do is turn in a stool sample this morning. I feel better already! Thanks again for all your support!   My next problem to solve is being able to stand up from my seat at church, home, or any place I sit down! That has to do with my knees and the arthritis I got. Other than that I can deal with everything else

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