Drew, most of all, will appreciate this posting so he’s no longer at the top of my blog.
My absence from blogging is due to the latest crash of my previous computer a month ago. When the warranty expired after the final crash, I thought it was time either to invest in a new computer or give up contact with the outside world. That wasn’t a hard choice for me so I appreciate your patience in waiting for the arrival of a new Dell.
Granddaughter Mackenzie who has ordered most of my computers over the years and kept me up and running has heard me say with each purchase that it was my last computer, ordered this new one for me. Todd and Karen made all the cable and wire connections last night and Mackenzie downloaded all my data off the old computer to the new one today. I’m fortunate to have them do this for me as I can’t do what Mackenzie can, even to the slightest degree. With their help, I’m now in business again.
With each of the last few computers I’ve bought I’ve said I was going to put racing stripes on it and haul it to the old folks home with me. Well, now that I’m in a home for old folks, I told Mackenzie this was my last computer. She just laughed as she’s heard that story many times.
“Inmate” activity during the past month has been surging ahead as everyone wants to be outside enjoying the nice weather before it turns cold. Earlier this week Palace guards had a fall festival for us outside by the front entry. The accordion playing group of four silver-haired ladies wearing look-alike bejeweled caps from Hutchinson made a return visit here with their “wrinkle boxes” and played for us in hurricane gale-force winds while we clung to our styrofoam plates which held apples, pretzels and generous amounts of runny caramel dipping sauce to munch on. It was the dipping sauce that was hazardous, but we survived unscathed. I was sure the wind would slap those plates around and everyone would be covered with webs of gooey goo before the event ended. A cold beer would have been good to go with it. Margie Wilson and I both commented that Calvin Trillin could have made a wonderful story out of this event with its side show attractions for The New Yorker readers.
The Korean Restaurant had another international dinner…Korean BBQ this time…that was great fun. I sat with the same group of friends as during the Cajun dinner and had a light and carefree evening. Ann and Terry Headrick are very nice to haul me to and fro for these gatherings and great to be with. The menu included: three kinds of pancakes (zucchini, fish, and seafood) and ballbab for appetizer; from the grill: beef galbi (beef short rib), pork galbi (pork back rib and country style rib), beef bulgogi, chicken skewer, giant shrimp; whole tilapia; calamari and vegies. There were homemade almond cookies for dessert and Clementine cocktail that was fabulous. I really enjoy these gatherings although I don’t know a soul there other than the owners, Headricks, and of late our table of friends. It’s great fun.
We’re gearing up around here for the annual soup supper and fund-raiser. It is the 25th of this month from 4:30 to 7 and everyone is encouraged to participate by helping in some way, making crafts, baking pies, serving, etc. I’m helping Leo Lake in the pie department. I’ve been assigned the job of taking the cellophane off the pies and reapplying the labels. I’ll have more about it when I catch up with myself, but I hope you reserve the day and try to attend.
Meantime, I have lots of catching up to do.
Thanks for your patience and for tuning in…