Friday, December 30, 2011


Thursday night is bingo night and I have just a word of advice.  Don't go to happy hour before going to bingo.  It will greatly affect you ability to concentrate!!  That's all!!

Little house big backyard!

Friday, December 23, 2011


One year ago today I started my new life!!  My retirement life and so far it has been wonderful.  We are making it fine in our fifth wheel.  Our house is in the process of being purchased.  All of our children and grandchildren are doing fine.  Larry's back is giving him some trouble, but the weather in Florida is helping him feel better!

Little house big backyard!!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011


We have just returned from a quick trip to Indy for my families Christmas.  We flew out of Orlando on Friday and returned today.  Saturday was the family party and it went really well.  Two out of the eleven siblings were not able to attend, and they were missed.  We were there about 5- 6  hours which was great!!
My son came with us and we had our little gift exchange with him.  That is one of my regrets is that it did not work out that we could see him again.

We were able to spend Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday with our granddaughter, Mady, which was good.  Tuesday I fixed a turkey and fixings and we had our Christmas with her and Scott.  Mady is real close to being taller than me, but I still have her by a 1/2 inch.  Next time we see her I am sure she will be taller that me and she is only 13!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Great weather here in Florida!  Yesterday we went to the pool in the afternoon to catch some rays.  It was great!  Later in the afternoon a cold front with some rain blew in and this morning it is pretty cool.  I think it is down in the 40s, but that won't last too long.

Last night I learned how to play Hand & Foot, a card game.  It is complicated and seems to take a while to play, but I think I will enjoy it.

I have see and heard many different birds near the storage area.  And of course the alligator is still in our little pond.

I believe this is a Tri-colored Heron.  You can not see his color very good in this picture, but I could not get very close.

Little house - big backyard!!