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@Ridgetop ; good idea about the doorway but it is not adjacent to the wood floor. BR into bath into utility room. It is like a circle. Starts......Front door center. Hallway/entry straight ahead to DR. Left off hallway/entry to LR. Right off hallway to BR downstairs. Stairs go up along bedroom wall to 2 upstairs br's. So if you go in the BR to right, doorway right in corner of room there, then across room to left, doorway in middle of wall into bathroom. Through little door into utility room, left turn, through door into DR, left to hallway or straight through to Kitchen, left into LR... Carpet in the BR and vinyl/linoleum in the bath, the utility room, into the DR into the kitchen.... Wish I knew how to draw it on here.... But thanks for that anyway.

So it is a bit cloudy this morning but going to clear off. Getting ready to head up the road to the farmers' to pick up the 3 samples, then the dentist, then a few errands, then on to the farm to test.

Down to 55 this morning, might get even cooler the next night or 2... days up into the 70's.... sure changed quick. Gotta eat then brush real good for the dentist checkup.
 

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THANK YOU very much @Senile_Texas_Aggie . I only wish it was 29th.... Hey, I'd settle for 49th :lol: :lol: Oh well.... I am fortunate to basically have my health if you forget about the knees:hide Always can be worse....

I will be spending part of the day on the tractor raking hay by the looks of it as the forecast definitely has rain in it for Thursday and Friday. Need to get those fields baled up tomorrow evening. And chilly for those couple of days, but then drier and warmer for next week.
FALL IS HERE.:jumpy:celebrate:weee
 

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Had a decent day today. Started out with some hazy clouds and there were still some hazy cloud cover this afternoon. Never got overly warm... 55 to 76. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunnier, and I hope so; Have to rake the hay and get it turned up to dry as much as possible so it can be raked in the late afternoon. Rain for Thursday....

Got the samples from the farmer and he said his brother was very happy with the floor sanding guy and would definitely recommend him. So I will meet the other guy on Thursday, and get the estimate.... but I will more than likely go with this guy since he said he can get me in, in the next couple weeks. Still won't hurt to get another estimate and opinion. Never hurts to have more than one option. But it was really good to know that he got a good reference.
Then went to the dentist appt... all looks good there. They gave me a prescription for 3 more visits worth of antibiotics as I said that I really didn't want to have to run to the pharmacy every time.... so that was good. I will get it filled on a trip into town, then will have it for future.... no more stops to get it and the pharmacy is already closed....
Stopped at LJS for some fish that I haven't had for quite awhile. Good but greasy.....
Then went on to the farm and set up for this afternoons test. That went pretty good. Got all done and then pulled the meters off the lines after all the cycles of wash were done and came home. It is getting darker earlier and earlier.

I find that the newer cars' lights are very difficult for me to "see" when they are coming at me. I know that the sight changes as we get older, but they really bothered me tonight. Might be another indication that I need to start thinking about retiring.... It doesn't bother me at 4 in the morning for some reason.... except that maybe my eyes aren't as tired when I get up early in the morning and start out in the dark....

Will set out for the UPS guy, the samples at the house tomorrow morning as Wed. is the day I normally get my weekly delivery of boxes and bottles for testing.... with a note telling him of the upcoming change of address.
Also, I did go by TSC and they ordered the lawn sweeper, delivered to my new house.... no delivery charge. Put it on the cc; they could not get it to print out for me but said I would get an e-mail so will have proof of the purchase. Sure hope it gets here fast. I just wanted to make sure there was "proof of purchase"..... wish I had it to get the stuff up before the rain comes.... oh well, will have to cut it again and then will hopefully have some dry weather and will sweep it up.

No meters for any the next couple of farms scheduled... so I plan to put them all in the "storage bin" thing at the new house and get them out of the truck. Then I hope to move some of the tires and stuff from here up there out into the shed.... not going to do alot for the inside, but can get some of this stuff outside up there. There's the set of shelves that he power washed off for me that I am going to put in there too and get stuff on them.... Organize as I go. Put the grass catcher thing for the back of the tractor out of the way until maybe next year and then see if I can get it to where it will work on the mower....

Unless he comes tomorrow, I don't think that they will get the boards replaced in the deck until next week. That's okay, I can live with it. Want to ask him about the kitchen things too with the butcher block top...... that can be done most anytime... I can still use all the other cabinets and such...If we do get the stretch of dry next week it would be a good week to get the sealer stuff on the deck.

I'm going to wash off the cow barn, and probably get the samples packed tonight so they are ready on the porch when I leave to go rake the hay. I will probably go to the house after the hay for awhile. Want to try to get the paint on the baseboard heat panels while it is a dry day. See a few spots I need to touch up on the ones I already did... which I expected some touchups.... But maybe I ought to wait for the following week when there is no humidity. Guess it will depend on what the air feels like. They can wait til next week too and I can go out and get the shelves into the shed and the other stuff organized. Move the mower out into the carport area on one side. Then I will have room inside the shed for alot more stuff....
 

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Happy 59th birthday Jan! ;)

I find that the newer cars' lights are very difficult for me to "see" when they are coming at me. I know that the sight changes as we get older, but they really bothered me tonight.
The whiter lights are somewhat harder on the eyes especially as we age. Doesn't help when trucks and SUVs have lights high enough to be straight into the eyes of a person driving a car.

Also, I did go by TSC and they ordered the lawn sweeper, delivered to my new house.... no delivery charge.
Your TSC delivers??? I wish ours did, that would make getting a roll of fencing, a gate, cattle panels a WHOLE lot easier.
 

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On the car lights in your eyes, maybe have your eyes checked for cataracts. BJ needed glasses because things were not "clear" for him. Went to one of those "glasses for $69" places, what a rip off. Those $69 glasses wound up at $300 by the time they totaled up all the add ons. Then he couldn't see out of them, so we went back. THAT'S when the optometrist casually mentioned that he had cataracts! Really? Why didn't he mention that to start with? :somad We wouldn't blown the money of those stupid glasses that didn't help his eyesight one bit.
He did go on to have cataract surgery and is delighted with the results.
 

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@Bruce ; The lawn sweeper is coming direct from the factory or warehouse, or wherever. Right now anything over $250 is free shipping too. The local store doesn't deliver that I know of.

So many of the vehicles today the lights are angled higher too. Talked to the guy at the co-op the last time I had my truck in and had him angle one of the lights down a smidge as I could see how it was lighting "up" rather than out in front. He was commenting that so many people have had to have theirs adjusted since the "low beams" are too high and the high beams light up the whole universe in front of the vehicle. Add that to the lights being so much more intense with the new type of lights too.

It is foggy this morning. Hopefully going to burn off some, the forecast is partly sun at 11 or so and sun by 1p.m.. Hope to get the hay raking started by noon, as soon as some of this burns off. Weather forecast is definitely for rain to come in tonight now, so this has to get off the ground. I imagine that some of it will be a little green....especially the weedier stuff. But it needed to be cut and can be more for them to pick through this winter and lay on.
There was quite a bit of hay down in fields when I went to test yesterday. Like us, they are trying to play the odds that they will get enough drying time to get it made.

Corn chopping is going full speed now. Although there are alot of fields that are still quite green. Some of the farmers are planting some 90 day corn, so that it starts to dry down sooner so they can spread the chopping out a little more and not have it all seem to be ready at once. There are also several that are chopping some of the other crops, a couple were chopping more alfalfa, and I saw one place that was chopping their surghum/sudan grass; what we just cut and rolled and "tube wrapped". It makes a good feed but has to be drier on the stalk to chop than ours was. This was in an area where they hadn't had as much rain so it looked drier. Could have been a different variety too.

Samples are packed and I will leave them out here with the note for the UPS guy.

Had a deer run into the side of the truck the other day and killed it. Luckily only a little dent right by the wheel well on the passenger side. Think it broke it's neck though. Was a younger one, and it ran right out into the truck. There are so many around here it isn't funny. And that guy we used to rent from, that the pasture is next door to where I am renting, decided to make it a "deer preserve"....we still make hay in the hayfield, but lost the pasture/grazing land... and he is planting more deer plots. REALLY ???? He seems to think that the bucks will get bigger and none of them will get out on the road or get killed except when he wants to hunt them. All the neighbors have said they are going to kill every deer they see on the adjoining properties due to the damage they are doing to the hayfields, and the ones that get on the road. I have barely missed 2 on this road in the past 2 weeks....Even the landlord here has said that he is going to encourage the guys he lets hunt here to take as many as they can..... It's really dumb.

The thing is too, the pasture is getting all grown up already. His land, his business....but he has 3 head of cattle that he raises up for a few beefs....and they are fenced out of the greater part of the pasture to just an area that he wants them in so the deer have more land. There is alot of grass, but you can see the weeds starting to creep into the fields. There are alot of the multiflora rosebushes that just take over, and I see some of the autumn olive bushes starting to grow up. They will take over in a couple of years if not kept in check. We used to bush hog this place once a year to keep all this trash in check. I can just see it in a couple of years and then the deer move out into the fields because there is nothing good to graze in the overgrown trash. That's why we see so many in the pastures and the hayfields; they have better eating in the areas that the grasses are more plentiful. There are only so many of the bushes that they will browse.... then the trees get too big, and they have to go out into the open to find more and better feed.
Not our problem, but this is what happens to so many of the pastures and such. They get overgrown and then get to a point that you have to take a bull dozer in to get them cleaned up again....

Time to get things moving here.
 

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@Baymule ; have my eyes checked every year faithfully as my eyesight is something I do not want to lose. Make my appt for the next year when I go in. Every January. I have had very very tiny cataracts for several years, and he said they had not changed in over 5 years that they might never get any worse, to the point that I might never have to deal with having cataract surgery. But I will make sure that I have them checked again. My mom had hers done at about 75 or a little older. Don't know if my father has had anything done with his eyes.
 

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Did you stop & get that deer?? @Baymule would have it gutted and iced by now! Don't want one to hit me but, I'd hate to waste the meat, too. No way I'd get it in my truck though! Too heavy for me.

this is what happens to so many of the pastures and such. They get overgrown and then get to a point that you have to take a bull dozer in to get them cleaned up again....
Here, too. Especially with those who move to a sizeable property and don't want livestock -- AND/OR don't want to mow. It's why I do mow -- weeds & trees that start. Even with livestock. Was a crop farm 20 yrs ago, so no trees. I strategically planted some when bought, then allowed some to grow in a couple pastures for shade. Over the years, mowing unwanteds down, It's good. One section has been left "tree free" in case I hay/crop, etc. in my lifetime...or another owners. :idunno

I have had very very tiny cataracts for several years,
Me, too. But I'm thinking my "several" has passed me. Will find out next month at my check up. Hope not because I'm really dreading anyone working on my eyes!! Even more concern than dental, which no one likes! 🤔
 

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I really don't mind the dental. Found out that my son has a real phobia about the dentist, he broke a tooth, but they have managed to fix/repair it so that no pulling out I guess. He said they would have to knock him out, that he can barely get through a cleaning....???? We use different dentists. I like the dentist and the hygenists that I have used there at the office. Really liked the lady dentist that was there but her husband had a job offer and they moved and it is too far to go to her so I stayed with the practice. He had another guy for about a year but he was "literally" a California weirdo that was trying to get people to do all sorts of stuff, and was HORRIFIED that I had a space where I broke off a tooth 30+ years ago and have never had it replaced or an implant or anything. It had had a root canal and then a big filling and finally just broke off. Still has the below gum part there.... was going to do an implant, but at this point why???? Not noticeable, doesn't bother me, so why bother???? But this guy only lasted at the practice for a year and the dentist/owner let him go and has not replaced him.
Not thrilled at the thought of someone working on my eyes either.... have enough aggravation with the eye thing that causes the blurriness....glaucoma checking???? when they put the drops in your eyes and they dialate them.... hate that. But I go faithfully every year.
 

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