Sunday, April 30, 2017

Naping, the Pool and the Kittens

Good Morning,
I cleaned the pool and I took naps all day yesterday. Mom was in town. I was very exhausted. The pool was 70 degrees and clean and the chemicals were just right. Another 5 degrees and I am in the pool. The Pool First Aid I put in the pool last Fall ate up all the oils and smudge; it left dark easy to maintain patches of soil on the bottom which came up very easy. I gave the pool another dose of First Aid for Pools as recommended. It saves a lot of time by removing all bath tub rings by just being in the water.

Works great on pollen
Cleans up dead algae and other forms of non-living organic contamination
Combines a concentrated blend of enzyme technology with an organic clarifier
Compatible with all sanitizers
Cleans up vandalized pools

The Kittens are up and playing.
Mom is mixing one can of cat food with 2 scrambled eggs and one slice of cut into pieces ham. And that combo feeds all the cats in the morning. Cat chow the rest of the day.
The kittens are kitty liter trained and they drink from their mom and a water dish plus eating food from a bowl. They also look out the screen door and wish they were outside. They sleep under the sofa at night safely away from any predators.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Good Morning,
I am up early I do not have to be anywhere, I am free to be. i am listening to music; the kittens are sleeping, they need rest, they work very hard during the day. I work but not hard, I have plenty of fat on my body to sustain me with little sleep or rest.
Mom and I raised the step and now I have to place rock under it. Which is back breaking. I need one of these tractors below with the bucket. I used a fulcrum to raise the step and mom put two bricks on top of a stone we had there and raised the step to where it was originally but with no other support other than those two bricks. 
And plenty of rock. I would raise our yard.
3:00 AM
The kittens all woke up and are playing and romping. I am still listening to music and writing muse.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Step Washing Away

Good Morning,
I have a slanting step; the ground under the step has washed away (underground stream). Here is a photo of the step when it was new.
 The general direction of the stream under the deck is from left to right (diagonally). You could use your mouse and go from the bottom left to the Top right and that would tell you the direction of the stream. There was at one time 5 foot of clay just under our top soil and that was a solid foundation ,enough to hold up just about anything. Since 1980 that 5 foot layer of clay has eroded away in some places.
6:30 AM
Cleaned the pool yesterday and this morning I checked the pool and it is getting closer to normal; 66 degrees and very clear; I will clean it again today and recheck it this afternoon.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wasps and Pools

Good Morning,
I am puttung dryer strips around the pool to keep the wasps from nesting in the area; I got stung a couple of times and I do not like it.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Adjust Pool

Good Morning,
I spent the day watching the kittens and working on the pool; I have everything hooked up, all I have to do is clean the pool, buy more chemicals.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Play Ball

Pool and Kittens

Good Morning,

The winter cover is off the pool and the pool looks clean. I will start the pool with Natural Chemistry Pool First Aid treatment.
3 of the kittens spent the night under the couch; I had looked everywhere for them. My clue was their mother who went to the couch and meowed. I have a two bt four under the edge to keep mice from geting away from cats.

2:00 PM
Because the Bungee Cords were covered they did not deteriorate; Sunshine is death for plastic lines and Bungee Cords; because these were in water and covered they look brand new and it looks as if I may use them again next year.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Making Changes

Good Morning,
Worked on the pool yesterday. I am going to put a summer facet on the deck so we do not have to walk around to turn on the faucet. I will just put a winter cut off in the house. 
They saw their mom eating out of the pan and decided to try it too. I got mad at them for getting under the chairs in the living room. Hopefully they will understand the danger. I am not sure whether their hiding from me or just trying to find a comfortable spot with no TV lights.

11:40 PM
Just now got up, I could not find the kittens, they must be under the bed. I filled the pool with water and tomorrow I will remove the winter cover. The bungee cords hopefully will keep the cover from getting to deep in the water.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gettimg Ready to Swim

Good Morning,
My son in law brought my truck home so I could take a chipper shredder to the dump. It rained all day.
Today I will continue to take off the blue tarp off the solar heater and then start hooking up the pool. Photo of half the blue tarp.
 In the photo you can see the stockings covering the pipe opening. The stocking lets the air and water out and keeps wasps, mice and spiders from creating nests which block the flow of water.
With our garden hose that I roll up for the winter I just screw both ends together after I drain the hose for winter.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Good Morning,
The kittens have taken over Allison's Room. They still go home to sleep but they roam like adventurers; it almost scares me. I try to count heads every time I go in there. Last night I heard a kitten crying and looked up and at my feet on the bed was a kitten trying to get off the bed. One black kitten went into the kitchen and got the mother cat so she could nurse; mother cat took the kitten back into the room and nursed the kitten.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Do Da Do Da

Good Morning,
Besides the fact that I work outside I also work inside doing sewing chores like replacing my soles of my house slippers which did not work out at all and I did throw them away. I have some great underwear that is lasted a long time except for the fact that the elastic is not holding. This morning I am putting belt loops on my underwear so hopefully they will be useful; I have some old "T" shirts that are rags now but the neck and bottom seem seem to be strong as ties (belt) and loops. I can wear these at home.
10 AM
I finished the belt loops for the belt.
Went out and took part of the cover off the solar heater then the wind and rain started blowing hard and stopped me; I got half of it off, folded and put away. I moved the chipper shredder out front ( it was heavy and hard to move in the wet grass). It very tall and top heavy so I will lay it down in the truck. I have an old solar cover that is going to the dump.
We are doing like my daughter and making things instead of buying things.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rain Rain Rain

Good Morning,
It rained all day yesterday and I created a space for the cats to run. They only know one side of the playground; they have not found ( the under the bed part by the window) part of the playground yet. I am not going to show them, they will figure it out. They have not found the tunnel and where it goes.
Tuesday Afternoon:
The kittens found the passageway and they started climbing over the fence, running under the bed and going through the tunnel.
Then they slept for 8 hours.

Monday, April 17, 2017


I brought the kittens out for some exorcise and it was I who got the exorcise. After about 20 minutes and them going into places I cringed and took them back into the bedroom. I may fix them a run in there.
8;00 AM
I made an escape run for the kittens, by the east window and under the bed and a climb over run in front of the TV and dresser. It confines them and lets them explore and still keeps their safe place intact.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Gone Fishing

Good Morning
Since we were sick Thursday but felt better Friday, we decided to go fishing. Mom enjoys fishing and the day yesterday turned out to be remarkably beautiful. We gathered all our gear and cleaned it and made sure it all functioned properly and placed it in the van. We headed for our favorite spot at the lake plus we stopped to get worms and minnows, bobbers and fish hooks.and some batteries for my air pump for the minnows.
We caught several fish a piece plus two nice Crappie (one each). We may go back soon.
6 PM
We went fishing again but it was harder because we traveled too far to carry our equipment; that turned out to be too much for us. We did catch some fish in a very windy day. It was nice but too exhausting for each of us.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Lake View

Thursday we were both sick in the morning and later in the afternoon we were better. Something we had for dinner; mom says it was something we had for lunch.
Mom wants to go fishing and so do I; I am not fishing for food just to get out and see the lake.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Good Morning,
It is raining this morning. My cat shelter just fell apart. I am going to fix it but I have to bring it in to do it because of the rain.
I went out in the garage looking for something to patch my cat shelter (which had fallen apart). I looked and looked what do I have that could be siding or a patch? I needed plastic that could be glued. I saw a big blue plastic trash can that had flat sides that was not in use anymore because we have a new pickup system that requires company trash cans. I looked at the plastic trash can and I noticed that it was in good shape other than some holes in the bottom where it had worn from age. The more I looked the more I realized that I could use this can to protect the food from the rain; all I had to do was cut out the bottom where it was worn.
So I cut out the bottom and took it outside and set it up, tied it down and place the dish of food in it.
I took a picture of it.

Friday, April 7, 2017


I had taken down my speaker so that the door installers would not have to deal with it. Yesterday I put my speaker back up on the wall; high up near the ceiling.

I hook my VCR player back up and I am listening o the Murray State Wind Ensemble Concert.
When you read History you are in the Present Time and your next Paragraph is in the Future.
I spent the day outside unpacked the glass table for sitting. I had it set up for the cats for winter. Now it is a table to sit at with an umbrella. 
I got the space next to the deck ready for herbs.
I had sent my mower to get repaired and it came back today repaired. I think I will go out and wash the deck so we can sit on it tomorrow.
I did wash the deck; put the flowers where they should go. The paint I placed on the deck is not holding up.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Garage Sales

Good Morning,
I am going to have garage sales this year to clean out the garage.