Wednesday, May 11, 2022

This and That Plus bad news!

 Memorable car of the day:

 Continuing what I like to think of as desert beauty.

For today:

1.       Sherry and I have both been employed most of our lives. As a whole we have enjoyed our work; we both have had one job that we were ‘uncomfortable in’, mine was because of a ‘micro-managing boss’ hers was more due to the nature of the job. She had a job locating “lost or incomplete ‘parts’ orders” for aircraft. Some she could never ‘solve’ she likes things tidy or solved.


2.       Maintenance Free.  We hear that a lot. No home is maintenance free. However, I always considered Brick as tops for maintenance free. I built a few brick homes. Early in my life I watched a huge church being built, I love the appearance of the brick they had chosen. Then one day I drove by and it had been painted white! It looked very good of course, but I thought, DO they realize in 15-25 years the expense of repainting something that large? Those brick are good for hundreds of years. I mentioned this because someone told me a few days ago one of the favorite brick homes I had built had been painted, it hurt my feelings. LOL


 (the lighting is terrible and the brick was not this dark)

3.       Exercise?  Do you have a regular routine?  We seniors are told we should walk, and we try, but my regular exercises have fallen by the way side and I think I can tell it. At present walking is about our only exercise. WE try to do a mile a day, but even fail that, at times.


4.       Bad news: In this very park about 10 yrs ago, our friend Evelyn was bringing Sherry a piece of chocolate cake, she fell breaking her hip. She called Sherry just a day or so ago to tell her that she had fallen up in North Carolina, tripping over a hose, and had broken the other hip. OUCH (Please say a prayer for EVELYN AND HUBBY DON!)

Nite Shipslog

PS: Concerning SOME old people:

“I’m 85 and my body is full of aches and pains.” Said He #1

“Well, I’m 85 and I feel like a newborn baby.” Said He #2

“Really?” Replied He #1

Frowning slightly He #2 quietly said, “Yep, no teeth, no hair, and I just wet my pants.”

You must be there to appreciate Depends! ;-)



Mevely317 said...

Oh noooo, on Evelyn's fall! Prayers lifted for both she and Don.
Just ask Tom: Anytime we're watching these 'home improvement' shows on HGTV and they get to painting/whitewashing the existing brick, I say ugly words to the TV. I never considered the cost to repaint; only offended someone would cover the beautiful brick.

I've not only fallen by the wayside (walking), but have stumbled into a ditch -- and no-one's looking! (LOL)

yaya said...

I hope your friend heals that hip quickly. Since I've been back working I've seen a few of those surgeries! I hate when they paint the brick but you can still see the brick through the paint. It just looks more shabby than chic to me!

betty said...

Oh your poor friend! I hope her hip heals quickly! I do exercise 5 days a week on the treadmill. I keep doing it because I'm afraid if I stop for a few days I'll never get back on it again :)


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Praying for your friend; that she heals totally and soon restored to good health.

Brick buildings are beautiful. It's a shame to cover them with paint.

God bless.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will definitely be praying for your friend. Chances that someone would do that twice is very slim. Sorry this had to happen to her. I worked most of my life too until I reached retirement age. Most of the jobs were ones I liked. Then I got married and had the best job ever, housekeeper and a mom. I did have to go back to work and am thankful for the jobs I had. I had a large family to take care of.