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Weather: When the weather changes here it changes quick. Fall has definitely set in.

The weekend:  I’m visiting a friend who’s had some health issues of late and has been hospitalized. Going to dinner with friends Saturday evening. Also, hope to work on a video from our Alaskan trip. Not much else going on. 

The week ahead:  It should be a busy week as I’ll be pre-blogging for my brief Atlanta trip next weekend.  

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: It looks like a few more days of hot weather before the heat breaks into more fall-like weather.

Heading South:  Two weekends from now (October 20) I’m planning on flying to the Atlanta Georgia area to meet with some of our B&P Georgia friends. I’ll be making a post about it with more details in the next couple of days.  Anyone near to or who can travel to the Atlanta area is invited to join us. DJ will be stopping by on his way to visit his mom in Florida, too. Right now I think we have about six or seven people attending.  More info soon!

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: It’s still a bit warm for the end of September and beginning of October here in St. Louis.  But the way the summer has gone I’m not surprised.

The weekend: I’ll be trying to catch up on some things after being away for two weeks. As of now, we don’t really have any definite plans.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather:  We’re getting a boatload of rain this weekend.  Up to 6 inches in some places as the remnants of tropical storm Gordon move through the St. Louis area. They’re predicting localized flooding in the low-lying areas. It dries out and cools off on Monday as I head for even cooler weather in Alaska.

Off to Alaska: I’m leaving St. Louis early Monday afternoon heading for Seattle Washington.  After a brief layover there we’ll hop on an Alaska Airlines flight to Fairbanks.  Won’t get into Fairbanks until almost 11 pm local time.  We’re going to spend a couple of days in Denali National Park before hopping a train to Anchorage.  Then on Sunday, September 16th we board our cruise ship and spend a week cruising Alaska down to Vancouver Canada where we’ll catch a motorcoach to Seattle. We’ll spend one final night in Seattle and fly home on Monday, the 24th. Places we’ll visit: Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage, Seward, Glacier Bay, Haines, Skagway (maybe), Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver, and Seattle.

Websites:  There won’t be as many posts as usual during those two weeks I’m away. I have some pre-posted and I don’t plan to spend too much spare time blogging. It is a vacation, after all. I won’t be around nearly as much if problems arise or to answer any questions.  I will try to check comments every now and then. I will also try to post some photos from the trip on B&P and on Facebook when the opportunity arises.

Open Mic: I’m not sure if there will be Open Mics while I’m away.

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Weather:  Summer is back!

My week:  This has been a pretty good week, health-wise.  Got good news with my checkup this past week… all my blood work-up numbers looked good.  Doc says I can use the anti-inflammatory drugs as needed. I’ve been taking one and skipping a couple of days and so far so good. I did pull a rib muscle just stretching over to get something that fell off the seat of my car.  That smarts, but I’ll probably live through it.

The weeks ahead:  In a couple of weeks (September 10) we’ll be heading North To Alaska. We’ll fly into Fairbanks, spend a couple of days in Denali National Park, take a train to Anchorage and then on to Seward where we’ll board Holland America’s MS Noordam and cruise for a week down to Vancouver CA.  We’ll motorcoach to Seattle and spend the night there and fly back to St. Louis the next day.  Two weeks away from home will be the longest we’ve ever been away from home. 

This coming week we’ll be gathering together things we want to take with us. And, I’ll be pre-blogging as much as I can.  I won’t have too much internet connectivity so what I post from Alaska will probably just be stuff from the trip.  Any others funnies you run across here will most likely be pre-posted in the next two weeks.

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Weather: Looks like it’s gradually moving away from the really hot weather to moderately warm.  The humidity is still very high.

My week: I’ve had a rough week with foot pain.  Limped around until about Wednesday and started taking anti-inflammatory meds regularly. I’m much better now and not limping. I was told I needed to stop taking them a couple years ago because I had a couple of ulcers in my colon and they may have been affecting my kidneys.  My kidney numbers are all back in a good range, so I’m hoping I can keep taking the meds for a bit until I’m back to normal then maybe cut back a little. I had blood workup this past week and will see the doctor Monday for the results. I’m hoping he lets me continue with the anti-inflammatory drugs when I need them.

TV: We watched season one of The Sinner (Netflix) and have started on season two (USA).  We’re watching Yellowstone (Paramount) and Death in Paradise season seven (Netflix).  We’ve watched a few episodes of Hell On Wheels (Netflix).  Also watching Better Call Saul (AMC) and Shades of Blue (NBC).  Haven’t started on the new season of Preacher (AMC) yet.  Looking forward to Shameless (Sept 9 on Showtime), The Walking Dead (Oct 7 on AMC) and of course Game of Thrones (Apr 2019).

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Weather: Warm, humid and wet.  Typical mid-August weather in St. Louis.  It could certainly be worse.

My week: I’ve had ups and down, aches and pains but I’m still kicking, just not too high. I just never know what’s going to be hurting from one day to the next. No big plans for the coming week.

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Weather: After a hot and humid weekend it’s supposed to drop back into the mid-80s which isn’t bad for early August.

The eyes have it:  Well, I went to the eye doctor on Thursday for an eye exam concerning my new floater friends.  The good news is that I don’t have a retinal detachment. The bad news is that I have a vitreous detachment, which means a small piece of the vitreous which is a jello like substance that fills the eye separates from the retina, the light-sensing nerve layer at the back of the eye.  Also bad news is that there’s nothing they can do about it and it won’t go away.  She said It’s likely to happen to my other eye.  She said it usually happens to people about 50 or so and that I should feel lucky it happened to me at 70.  Lucky me!

The weekend: I’ll be gone all day Saturday and some of Sunday with this mud volleyball tournament.  Temps will be in the mid 90’s and humid. 

Binging:  Started watching Yellowstone with Kevin Costner (Paramount Network) We have two more episodes to be caught up.  I like this one.

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Weather: We’re having some really nice, if a little wet weather for the end of July here in St. Louis.  Highs in the 70s for several days is almost unheard of at this time of year and with low humidity to boot. 

Floatin’:  Last Sunday we had the kids over playing cards and in the middle of the card game a bug landed on my glasses, or so I thought.  I wiped it away but it was still there, fluttering around.  Another swipe at it and a close look at my glasses and I finally realized that it was an eye-floater and not a bug.  A pretty good sized one at that in my peripheral vision.  It is annoying as Hell, too.  It’s shaped like the figure to the right. I keep thinking I see something or someone moving to my left.  And the damn thing has a shadow, a very subtle light floater that seems to follow this one around by what seems like about an inch. It’s not nearly as annoying as the bigger, more prominent one. … I just can’t wait to see what happens next.  On a positive note, I’m feeling pretty good otherwise.

The week ahead: Next Saturday is our mud volleyball tournament.  This is the 34th year we’ve been doing it. I’ll be doing a bit of work for it this week but I don’t do near as much as I used to do.  

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Weather: We’ve finally had a week of normal temperatures in the St. Louis area.  The humidity is just as important as the temperature when finding your comfort level.   It looks like the weekend will be low in humidity and a tad below normal in high temperatures and the coming week looks to be about normal for this time of year.

My week: I spent several nights this past week helping work on a construction project at a club I belong to.  It was really nice being able to help.  Because of my joints and aches and pains I’ve done next to nothing besides riding my lawn tractor around to cut my grass for the last few months.  I started feeling better about 10 days ago.  So, I’m really sore from doing stuff I hadn’t been able to do for a while but it’s a good feeling to be able to help out.  I still have some aches and pains but they’re not too hard to live with for a guy turning 70 this coming week.

Likes: We just passed 50,000 Likes on B&P a day or two ago.  The Like button has been hit 50,200+ times in the last year.  Thanks for doing your part. I think I’m going to add the Like button to other sites.

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