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Friday, August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Was up this morning at 6 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony left for work around 7 AM.  The tenant was moving more stuff out and I asked him what his plan for the day was.  When I found out the living room and dining room were clear I was upstairs by 8 AM painting and carpet cleaning the carpets in both rooms.  Ended up painting the walls of both rooms.  Took me until about 3 PM this afternoon to get both rooms done and ready for a new tenant.  The current tenant swears they will have everything out by tonight and will be back all day tomorrow to clean the bathroom, stove and refrigerator and everything else they need to do to make it OK for me to give them their security deposit back.  They will get the whole thing back, just easier if there is no real damage to give them the money and move on and be done with them.  I just got out of the shower and my body is hurting.  Will take a pain pill and hopefully have the strength to go tonight with Tony to a Harley Davidson motorcycle block party.  It is the 110th anniversary of Harley Davidson and the city is full of motorcycles.  Honestly it is all you hear, the roar of their engines.  The people are very nice and from all over the world so I do enjoy going to their events and talking with them.  They seem to enjoy learning about Milwaukee just as much.  Tomorrow we will spend the day upstairs cleaning and making sure the apartment is ready for the new tenants that come Sunday morning at 9 AM.  Will then spend Sunday close to home to help them move in and be around for any questions.  Will hit a HD party somewhere as the day goes on.  Monday will be much the same.  No plans.  Just help the new tenants settle in and visit any block parties in the area.  Happy Labor Day.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

Was up this morning at 6 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his Insulin shot and gave Stella a half a pain pill for her knee.  She is still not putting her full weight on the leg but seems a bit better today.  I think the anti inflammatory / pain pills are helping.  Spent the morning reading the newspapers, vacuuming and doing things around the house.  Around 11:30 AM I went to my board meeting which lasted a couple hours.  Had a good meeting and came home.  Grabbed a bunch of bread at the pantry for the rabbit and possum.  The current tenants are moving out and of course there is friction at this point.  They just pulled the 'I don't see anything about carpet cleaning on the lease' on me, and now they claim the air conditioner is theirs even though we always had one for the tenants and it is now where to be found.  I will just be happy when they are gone.  Making beef roast and potatoes with a salad for supper.  Will spend the night watching TV from the DVR.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Slept like crap last night due to the long nap I took that afternoon.  Was up before 6 AM today because our current tenant decided to start loading his car at 5:30 AM this morning letting the back door slam as he took each load of stuff out to his car.  How frickin rude.  His girlfriend then did the same about an hour later.  I am just happy to see them getting their stuff out so the new tenants can move in on the first.  Stella would not get out of bed and soon I heard her crying in pain.  She has a bad knee and must have slept on it wrong.  I had to help her out of bed.  She is 70 lbs so it is just best to help her walk by making a sling type thing out of a towel and put it under her belly and help take some weight off her leg by holding up the sling.  Got her out to pee and soon fed all the dogs giving Stella a pain pill along with Vito's shot.  Tony left for work around 7 AM and was not happy the newspapers had not yet been delivered.  They of course came a little while after he left for work.  I went to Walgreen's around 9 AM to get some sale items and ended up buying a new electric razor on sale since mine is two years old and chewing up my face when I use it.  Then went to McDonald's for a bacon egg and cheese bagel on my way to Pick N Save to do the weekly grocery shopping.  After I was home for a while I left the house again around 11 AM and went to Menard's to buy some fencing for the back yard garden area.  I have to make sure my baby bunny stays safe from the new tenants dog which will be here in about 4 days.  Bought 10 panels of fencing and 11 poles and headed home.  Got the fencing put up pretty quick and I like the way it makes the back yard look.  Here is a picture of the back yard with the new fencing from the upstairs back porch.
It is still warm here in Milwaukee but not as hot and humid as it was yesterday.  The 110th anniversary of Harley Motorcycle festival is this weekend and starts today here in Milwaukee.  The sound of thunder from the bikes can be heard.  It does get loud.  Going to a car show tonight so I will not have to cook.  Will get something to eat on the road or at the car show.  Will then spend the rest of the night watching Big Brother and America's Got Talent results before we go to bed.  Stella slept all day from her pain pill.  Will have to get her up soon and help her outside.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013 Tuesday Afternoon

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Was soon looking out the window watching the construction workers park for the day in front of the house to work on the development across the street.  When I noticed one young guy park in the middle of two spaces leaving 10 feet in front and 10 feet in back, not enough for a car to park between his and the other cars, I went outside and tried to explain to him that parking is tight with 20 or so construction workers coming each day and he should pull up or back to the cars in front or behind him.  He continued to walk across the street and then yelled at me that I was an asshole.  What?  I am just trying to make sure he and his workers as well as us residents have enough parking and not take up two spaces with parking so limited.  I then walked across the street to nicely ask him why he would call me an asshole when I was really just trying to be a nice guy.  He went and moved his car and then called me an asshole again as well as some of the other construction workers.  What a way to start the day?  I think the construction workers need to respect us more.  We live here, they do not and we have been putting up with the noise and dust for 6 months with no end in sight.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and watching TV.  It is very very hot outside here in Milwaukee.  The thermometer reads 86 degrees right now and it is so hot your lungs hurt to breath.  Went outside as little as possible today to feed the birds and put fresh water in their bird bath.  Did nothing all day.  Took a nice long nap this afternoon, which will come back to bite me tonight when I try to sleep.  I even had plans to make supper and now I just don't feel like it.  Will either order something delivered or go out for some food tonight.  Depends on how tired Tony is from working in this heat.  Will then spend the night watching America's Got Talent before we go to bed.  I do not like this hot humid weather and hate wasting a day like today doing nothing to stay out of the heat.  Wish I had more ambition to do things around the house.  I saw my baby rabbit again in the back yard.  Nice to see him but in 4 days I have a new tenant with a dog moving in.  I have been trying to make as many 'safe areas' as possible for the little rabbit.  Nice to see we still do indeed have at least one rabbit remaining and the cat have not gotten all of them, yet.

Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Friday night we spent the night watching the weeks worth of One Life To Live on  Was surprised to read that this is the final episodes for a while and no word as to when new episodes will be back online.  Went to bed around 10 PM after a little lovin.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Around 10 AM we went to Stein Garden to buy more bark chips for the front yard. We usually buy the large bark chips and they can be hard to find, much less most expensive.  Bought 25 bags at $6 a piece.  Came home and spread them all out in the front yard to see we could still use another 15 bags to make it look perfect.  Today was to be one of the last days where it was not too hot to do anything outside so we decided to go for a bike ride to the lake front.  I am always so surprised when Tony even agrees to do this.  Took the longest bike ride I think I have ever taken.  Rode from our house down North Avenue and then down the hill to Bradford Beach.  Had a hamburger and strawberry margarita while Tony had a hamburger and beer at one of the beach shanties.  Sat and watched the volleyball players for a while.  About a half hour later we got back on our bikes and headed south along the lake front all the way to the Summerfest festival grounds.  Rode around the entire festival grounds to the river, which is about as far south as you can ride.  We then headed back home along the lakefront and then getting on the bike trail which heads towards our house.  Got home around 3:30 PM feeling tired and sore, but feeling great just the same.  Was so amazed I could even do such a long bike ride.  Rested for a while as we watched TV and soon it was time to feed the dogs supper.  After we fed the dogs we left a little while later to go to a block party and see a friends band.  The block party was not very busy and the food was nothing that we had an interest in, so we left and when to a Mexican restaurant on the south side of town.  Never did see the friends band.  Got home around 8 PM feeling like I had really made the most of a day.  Felt great.  Spent the night watching the movie Would You Rather.  It was a movie like the Saw series.  I loved it and sure hope there is a part 2 or more.  Would make a great series if it did any money at the movie theaters.  Went to bed around 10 PM and slept like a baby all night.

Sunday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Spent a little time reading the newspaper before we left the house around 9 AM to pick up Tony's mom and go have breakfast.  Had a nice breakfast at our usual Greek family restaurant and then we went next door to Steins and bought 15 more bags of bark chips for the front yard.  Dropped off the mother in law and then headed home.  Stopped at a fruit ranch for some fresh fruit and continued home along the lake front.  Got home and after spreading the new bark chips we spent the afternoon just watching TV, since it was now getting quite hot outside.  Made steaks and corn on the cob on the grill for supper.  Spent the night watching Big Brother and shows off the DVR.  Was so mad when I got up this morning and we had forgot to watch the music awards that were on.  Damn!   Went to bed around 10 PM after a round of lovin.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony left for work.  Spent the morning reading the newspapers, doing 3 loads of laundry which included all the bedding, and watched TV.  It is very hot in Milwaukee and will be the rest of the week.  In the 90s all week.  Not happy with the heat.  Drove to Wendy's for a chicken sandwich on my way to Radio Shack to look for cables for the security camera.  Radio Shack is so damn expensive and I decided to buy what I needed on the Internet instead.  Went to Walgreen's and picked up my prescriptions and headed home.  Bought the cables I needed on the Internet and put them on the credit card.  Just going to make some salads and a frozen pizza for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR finishing off the night with the TV show Under The Dome. 

Here is a pic of the house with all the new bark chips.

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013 Friday Afternoon

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his Insulin shot.  Tony left for work at 7:30 AM with a load of boxes of old paperwork to burn in a drum at the shop or have it shredded.  The paperwork was over 20 years old and time to get it out of the basement.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and doing my usual Friday movie downloads.  Had lunch with the guys.  Great lunch even through Tony did not come due to being very busy and having about 7 cars in the newspaper to sell and getting calls nonstop.  Spent the afternoon listening to music from the 60s and 70s.  Sometimes it is nice to go back in time when life was much simpler and the songs were not rap and they were clean.  Making salads and leftover spaghetti for supper tonight.  No plans this weekend which is fine with me.  We will most likely take Tony's mom out for breakfast Sunday since we have not in some time.  The windows are open today and it is in the 70s, perfect!   On Sunday the heat and humidity return and it goes back up to 88 degrees and then in the 90s for most of next week.  I will be spending a lot of next week indoors since I can not do the heat.  I did see my two baby possums last night at 9 PM on the dot, like every night, eating the bread I put out for them.  They are cute when they are babies.  Possums are not that cute when they get older. 
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

Spent last night watching Big Brother and then America's Got Talent Results.  At 9 PM we went to the bedroom to watch TV in bed for an hour before going to sleep.  Did the loving thing when we got to the bed.  I don't even remember what we watched so it must have been a rerun on a off channel.  The last week I have been putting bread out for the two baby possums that have been coming.  Since I have new tenants moving in at the beginning of next month with a dog, I fenced off the area where the white dog house type thing is and all the berry bushes and brush.  I then put a big wood wheel on top of the house and that is where I put the bread at dusk and then watch the possums around 9 PM.  Here is a picture so all that makes sense.
Since I have not seen a rabbit in the back yard since March I figure it is best to put the bread up on the wheel so the new dog can't get to it, even with the fence around that area.  Last night at 9 PM both baby possums showed up and I watched them eat the two pieces of bread I put out for them.  Since we live in the city and I grew up in the country, it is nice to see nature in the back yard.  As avid followers know we never had rabbits for 20 years until March of 2009, right after my diagnosis.  A rabbit showed up that March under the front bushes and it kept an eye on me for 2 years as I went through that time dealing with the HIV diagnosis.  I honestly do believe that rabbit was sent here to watch over me and give me something to live for.  I don't care how strange that sound. It is what I believe and it gives me comfort.  It sat out my front window for years in the bushes every day as I looked out the window crying and dealing with the new diagnosis.  Went to sleep after the local news which lately seems to be about all the shootings here in Milwaukee.

This morning I was up at 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony left for work.  Spent the early morning reading the newspapers.  Around 10 AM the rain came, which we really needed, and rained until about 1 PM.  I did things around the house.  Around 3 PM I went out back to throw some garbage away to see a baby bunny in the back yard in a hiding spot the first rabbit 4 years ago used to hide in.  I tried to walk past it slowly and it let me pass.  I did end up scaring it on my way back into the house.  I have to admit I had a huge smile seeing this baby rabbit.  I thought they were all gone since the cats killed them in March.  I guess some how one survived.  I will now have to make sure I put some bread out on the ground for the rabbit.  A shame I can't put the bread in the back yard where I can see the rabbit, but the new dog coming would then get it, it is a beagle.  Is it only me who sometimes thinks there lost friends and relatives come to them in animals?  I can sometimes walk up to an wild animal and feed if just a few feet away, by talking to it and moving slowly.  Sometimes I feel like Doctor Dolittle.  I'm not sure if it is a good thing or bad that seeing a little rabbit in my yard can bring me such happiness.  I consider it a good thing that something so small to most, is something big to me, and makes me smile.  Isn't that what life is all about anyway?  Smiling at the little things?  Noticing the little things?  Making spaghetti for supper tonight with salads and bread.  Will most likely spend tonight watching Big Brother and Rookie Blue, as well as a few shows off the DVR before we go to sleep.  It was in the 70s today and humid.  Next week is looking like a week in the 90s.  I will not enjoy next week.  Might do the computer recovery next week since I will be stuck in the house to avoid the heat.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Yesterday was a hot day in Milwaukee.  Not as hot as today, but in the 80s and too hot for me to do anything outside.  I did go to ARCW (AIDS Resource Center Wisconsin) in the morning to discuss the next CAB meeting and picked up my monthly prescriptions and food at the food pantry.  Came home and spent the rest of the day doing things around the house - indoors.  The air conditioning is on and I go out very little when it gets above 80 degrees.  Spent last night watching America's Got Talent before going to sleep.  I still want to do a full computer system recovery but am so afraid.  I have everything backed up and my start up disks in hand.  Just worried I am not going to get it back up and running.  I guess worst case would be I have to spend about $150 to have Windows and such put on at a dealer or computer shop.  Having small issues with the computer and a complete recovery is the only way to fix them.  It will happen soon.  I just have to be in the mood for two days of computer headache.  My laptop is all ready even if I am off line on my desktop for a couple days.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony left for work.  Told him to take it easy in the heat today and gave him a bag of Popsicles for the guys and him today.  Around 10 AM I left the house for McDonald's breakfast and then the weekly grocery shopping at Pick N Save.  Came home and have done very little but look out the window and watch the construction across the street.  As I look out the window I can not believe the amount of tree leaves falling down in the wind.  It is only August, trees should not be loosing their leaves this early.  I swear the weather is all fucked up around the world.  It looks like fall in some areas here the trees are even turning colors already.  Making a big rack of beef ribs for supper tonight with mashed potato and a salad.  Will most likely spend the night watching Big Brother and then the America's Got Talent results show before we go to bed.  Tonight a cool front comes through and it will be not so hot tomorrow.  I hope we get a lot of rain tonight because we sure need it.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Spent Friday night watching the movie called Shelter.  It was a thriller and very good.  Went to bed around 9 PM and watched an hour of TV in bed before going to sleep.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony did not go to work and we spent the day doing .....  nothing.  Laid around the house, watched TV and took a long nap in the afternoon.  Was kind of a waste of a day to be honest.  Saturday night we went to Slinger Speedway for Slamfest.  A figure eight race track with races you would never hear of and totally off the wall.  The last race is a trailer haul figure 8 race and by the end of the race the track is littered with car and trailer parts.  I look forward to this event each year and I was happy we went and had a great time.  Took Tony's sister with us.  Got home around midnight to puddles around the house.  BAD DOGS!  We don't leave the dogs home six hours very often but they should be able to hold it.  Seems one got the idea and the other followed by the mess.  Got the house clean and watched a half hour of TV before we went to bed to do the lovin thing.

Sunday morning we woke up around 7 AM in each others arms.  Of course it turned into another round of morning loving before we got up and fed the dogs.  Took Bo for a walk in the morning to get lottery tickets and visit the farmers market.  Bought some corn.  Came home and then around noon we left to go to a car show on the West side of town.  Good show and had a great steak sandwich at the bar.  Got home around 3 PM and spent the rest of the day with the dogs and watching TV.  Great weather all weekend again here in Milwaukee.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony left for work.  Around 10 AM I drove to McDonald's for breakfast and then went to Office Depot to buy a new external hard drive.  My current external hard drive is not big enough and need a 1T hard drive.  I already filled the 500 GB hard drive.  Bought a nice one on sale and stopped at Tony's shop on the way home to say hi.  Got home and started the computer back up.  I have to back up everything and then this week reformat the computer.  I have been having problems and time to reformat from scratch.  Took a nap with the dogs.  Turned on the air conditioning today since the heat and humidity is back for this week.  Will most likely be on most of the week.  Tonight we are going to a car show at a Hardy's on the south side of town.  It gets me out of cooking. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 Friday Afternoon

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony left for work around 7:30 AM.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and doing my usual Friday movie downloads.  Met Tony and the guys for lunch and had a great lunch as usual with their company.  Came home and spent the afternoon listening to Pet Shop Boys and doing things around the house.  Just as I was laying back on the couch the dogs started barking and I got up to see Tony walking up the back stairs, home from work early.  Way early for a Friday.  I asked him if he was home for the day, he said 'yes'.  I asked him why and he said 'because I got all the cars done I wanted to get done'.  I then said to him 'if you were going to get home so early why didn't you let me know so I could plan something for us to do',  he looked at me and said 'that's why, I am home to relax'.  Of course telling him I have been home relaxing all day didn't get a good response.  So Tony is home and we will most likely spend the night here at the house with the dogs watching TV.  The windows are open and it is in the 70s again today in Milwaukee.  Honestly the weather here has been great this past month.  Next week the heat and air conditioning will have to go on.  Been a nice break on the electric bill this past month, although filling and turning on the hot tub yesterday won't help with that either.  The water was not hot enough to go into last night before I went to bed.  It was warm but not hot.  It is now hot and tonight I will go in and get a good soak.  Only plans this weekend is to go to the car races tomorrow night and a car show on Sunday.  Suppose to be a great weekend weather wise so I am sure we will spend a lot of time just enjoying the outside weather, whether we are home or away.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

This morning I was up at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony left for work by 7:30 AM.  I spent the early morning reading the newspapers.  Around 10 AM I showered and then went to Walgreen's to get Tony's prescriptions from the previous day's doctor's appointment.  One of the prescription was not covered by insurance, the muscle relaxer, and they wanted $145 for the prescription.  I told Walgreen's to forget the prescription and that Tony will go without at that price.  Stopped off at Tony's shop to drop off some of his pills and take a picture of the car that got smashed yesterday.  Here is a picture of it.
Hopefully Tony can fix it at a minimal cost since the girl who pulled out in front of him doesn't have car insurance as required in Wisconsin.  After I came home and was home for a while I decided it was time to once again fill the hot tub and use it again since the nights are cool enough to go in the hot water.  I like the hot tub in the Spring and Fall the most since the days and nights are cooler.  Who wants to go in a hot tub when it is 90 degrees outside in the Summer or below freezing in the Winter?   Hopefully it will be heated by tonight so I can go in it for a dip.  Spent the afternoon listening to music and doing things around the house.  I am making a batch of brownies right now and making spaghetti and salads for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching this weeks two episodes of One Life To Live from and then Big Brother and Rookie Blue, before we go to sleep.   Was in the 50s this morning when I got up and has gotten into the 70s today.  Sunny and nice, not complaining.  Perfect sleeping weather having the cool nights.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Yesterday morning I went to Menard's to buy some fencing for the back garden area to keep the new tenants dog out of the garden.  Spent the rest of the day doing things around the house.  Is was in the high 60s yesterday and very nice outside.  Spent last night watching America's Got Talent and then went to sleep after the local news.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper.  Showered and was out the door by 10 AM to go to the hardware store for some mouse traps and a new poop bucket for the dogs with a lid that closes tightly.  Then went to McDonald's for a steak egg and cheese bagel on my way to Pick N Save to do the weekly grocery shopping.  Got home and put all the groceries away.   Around 12:30 PM I decided to take a walk, through the trails on my way back to the Pick N Save's bank, to cash a check I got in the mail for next months rent from our new tenants.  Had a really nice walk through the woods and trails.  Spent the rest of afternoon listening to music and reading some magazines.  Tony just called as I was about to start posting to tell me 'he is OK, but on his way to the doctor'.  What?   Guess once again a fricken person ran a red light as he was going through his green light and totaled out our Mustang Tony was working on and test driving.  I am so damn pissed.  Of course the other driver is not insured and got two tickets for the accident.  This helps us little since the Mustang was not insured since it is not finished and really not a driving car, and was just out test driving the car.  The accident was two blocks from Tony's shop.  This just keeps happening.  Uninsured people totaling our damn cars.  I am tired of it.  Glad Tony is OK, although he thinks he might have broke his wrist in the accident, hence going to the doctor.  Will most likely be a long night of taking care of Tony and his pain.  The pain will set in as the day goes on from the accident.  Making salads and hamburgers for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching Big Brother and then the America's Got Talent Results show before we watching TV from the DVR or reruns before we go to sleep.  It never got into the 70s today here in Milwaukee.  Woke up in the 40s and it is about 67 degrees as I type this post.  This is August right?

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Friday night we spent the night watching the past two episodes of Falling Skies.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM after the local news.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony still needed to work on a car and go to work for the day and left around 8 AM for work.  My sister and family are in town for the weekend so we planned a lunch here in the city since they were driving in to see my nieces condo in the third ward district.  Tony, being the sometimes perfect husband, came home at 11 AM, showered and got dressed nice to meet my sister, her family and my parents for lunch.  Had a great lunch with the family.  It really is nice to get together with family and I think the older you get the more you appreciate the times together.  After lunch with the family we came home and Tony put back on his work clothes and went back to work for the rest of the afternoon.  Really was nice of Tony to come home and do this for me, lunch with the family.  I have always stressed to him how important family is and I think we are both on the same page.  Tony got home around 5 PM and I made some salads for supper.  Spent the night watching some TV from the DVR and then the movie Texas Chainsaw 3D.    It was a good horror movie and we both enjoyed it.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM after the local news.

Sunday we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  I made eggs and bacon for breakfast.  Around 11 AM we took Bo for a walk around the neighborhood to buy lottery tickets, buy some Danish at the farmers market and hit a rummage sale on the walk home.  Bo is getting very good at walking with us and we need to continue to get him out more.  It was funny to watch him wanting to get petted by people and the look on his face like 'why are they not petting me?'    Got home and soon it began raining.  Spent the afternoon just watching TV and took a short nap.  Ordered some lasagna for supper and had it delivered.  Spent the night watching Big Brother and then more TV from the DVR that we recorded all week.  Went to bed around 9 PM and watched an hour of TV in bed before going to sleep.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon said goodbye to Tony for the day as he walked out the door to go to work.  Spent the day doing things around the house.  Went for a walk to the grocery store right before I typed this post to buy a Cornish hen for supper and some milk and fruit.  It is again in the 70s today and sunny.  It has been like this for over a week now and looks the same going forward for the next week.  This is perfect Summer weather as far as I am concerned.  Will spend the night watching TV from the DVR and then finish off the night watching Under the Dome before we go to bed.  I still am fighting this head cold but feel like I am getting a little better today since I started an antibiotic on Saturday.  Hoping to get rid of this cold soon. I have had too many sicknesses and crap this Summer. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Called the new tenant last night to get more information of their past criminal history and other things I was interested in knowing.  After talking with the guy for a while I offered them the apartment and they accepted.   Spent last night watching Big Brother and then Rookie Blue before going to sleep.

This morning we woke up on the same side of the bed in each others arms.  So nice to wake up snuggling in your man's arms.  Of course this then turned into a round of morning lovin.  After, Tony got up, I stayed in bed for another half hour or so.  Got up and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony left for work.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and working on my laptop.  I would rather be on my desktop but it is in repair trying to fix the Autoplay function.  Went to lunch with the guys at noon and had a great lunch as usual.  Came home and spent and hour trying to get email to work on the laptop and then on the phone with tech support for a half hour before I got it working.  When I was done fixing all the problems I called the computer repair store to find out the desktop computer can be picked up and they could not repair it.  Windows is corrupt and would need to be reinstalled.  I would then have to reinstall my entire computer.  For now I can live without the Autoplay feature but will in time break down and reformat my entire computer when I have the patience and feel like spending a day or two doing it.  A reformat never goes smoothly and I don't feel like dealing with having to reinstall all the programs I have on the computer and set all my files up.  I do have most thing that are important backed up if I was to have a computer crash.  Picked up the computer tower and got it all plugged back in and running.  I am typing on it now.  Will most likely make some salads and left overs for supper tonight.  My sister and family is in town this weekend so hopefully we will go see them sometime over the weekend since they will be staying at my parents house.  Other than that we have no plans.  I am still feeling sick so I don't feel like doing much this weekend anyway.  It was in the 70s again today in Milwaukee and sunny.  Another perfect weather day.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 8, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

I am typing this post on my laptop since my computer tower desktop is at the repair center to fix the Autoplay that stopped working a couple weeks ago.  I hope they can fix it because even thinking of a total system restore to fix it makes my head hurt.  Yesterday I had two showings of the apartment upstairs.  The first was a young couple with a 6 month old child and a small beagle dog.  I have never had children living upstairs and stayed away from it in the past.  They seemed like a very nice couple.  They came with the dog and child.  I even had Tony come home to meet them since they live out of town and I knew they were in the running and would need to meet Tony.  Plus the guy was so damn handsome it made my day.  He was blonde, blue eye, and just handsome.  The second people to look at the apartment were two guys.  One had dreadlocks.  Long nasty looking dreadlocks.  I am sorry to have to say this but I will not rent to them.  He smelled horrible and the dreads just look dirty.  No way I would want him living in my home.  Don't everyone get down on my about this.  It is my personal choice as to who I want living above me in my home and I don't want a smelly person.  I did some checks on the couple and baby, and the guy has a criminal history that needs to be explained.  I know we all have a past, but I have to be careful who I rent to and who is living in my house.  Tony and I went out for hamburgers and a drink last night to talk about the potential tenants.  I have a feeling we are going to take a chance on the young couple with the child and dog.  As long as they pay the monthly rent, I will be happy to see a handsome blonde blue eye hunk walk in the door each day, even if he is going upstairs,  LOL.  I also think this couple needs a break since they are moving to Milwaukee to start over.  I am all for giving someone a break and helping out.  I think they might be a good fit.  I plan on talking to her again and have left her a message to clear up some questions about her man's past criminal record.  My computer is still at the repair shop and I just called to find out it is next to go on the desk to look at.  I hate being without a computer and I don't have email set up on my laptop.  So it has been over 24 hours since I checked email.  If you sent me email in the past 24 hours and I have not responded, that is why.  I will when I get my desktop computer back.  God knows what I have missed, lol.  Making hamburger helper and salads for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching Big Brother and TV from the DVR.  It was in the 70s today in Milwaukee and sunny.  Perfect weather lately and I am really enjoying this Summer's weather.  Been mostly in the 70s and nice this Summer in Milwaukee.  Who could complain about that?  Still feeling a bit sick.  Chest cold and sinus problems.   I hope it goes away soon.   I took a nap this afternoon hoping I would feel better when I got up, no such luck.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013 Wednesday Morning

I didn't post yesterday because I did so little, I had nothing to say.  I woke up yesterday feeling sick.  I actually thought the day before I was getting the cold, but yesterday I was sure.  Tony was sick the weekend before last, so I got his cold.  Spent the day doing very little.  Laid around watching TV but still got all my daily duties done to keep the house running.  Made hamburgers and mac and cheese for supper and spent the night watching America's Got Talent.   Went to sleep around 10 PM and had a horrible nights sleep.  At first it was too hot in the bedroom and then in the middle of the night I woke up with cold chills and had to get under the blankets.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony left for work around 7:30 PM.  Read the newspaper and then showered to get on with the day.  I still do not feel good and I am going to lay low again today.  Went to McDonalds for breakfast and the to Pick N Save to do the weekly grocery shopping.   I have two showings of the apartment upstairs today, one at 11:30 AM and one at 6 PM tonight.  I am thinking about taking my computer in for repair this afternoon since the Autoplay feature does not work and stopped working about 2 weeks ago.  It is the feature that comes up when you connect your camera or an external device or cd and asks you what you want to do or where you want to play the cd.  I have tried everything to fix the problem with no luck.  Spent hours searching the Internet the last few days with no luck or solution.  So I am thinking I will break down and spend the money and take the tower to Milwaukee PC to get it fixed, if they can fix it.  If they can not fix the problem without redoing my entire computer, I can live with the problem for now.  So if I am away for a day or two it is because the computer is in repair.  I do have my laptop if I need a computer fix.   Will most likely show the apartment in a bit, take the computer to repair, and then take a nap before supper.  It is almost 80 today and humid.  I turned on the air conditioning when I got home from Pick N Save this morning.  A cold front comes through tonight and the air will most likely be cool enough to turn off the air conditioning. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Friday night we spent the night watching a Zombie movie.  It was not very good.  Went to bed around 9 PM and watched an hour of TV before going to sleep.

Saturday was Rockerbox, a big motorcycle event that ends up being 8 blocks of motorcycles four rows deep.  Most of the motorcycles are old or foreign.  Booths selling stuff and food vendors up the eight blocks of the street festival.  It is one of my favorite since we are four houses off the street it is on.  We can walk there and just keep coming back to fill our drinks and hit the bathroom all day.  Had great weather, in the 70s and partly cloudy.  Could not have been a more perfect day.  Here are four pictures from the event.

Took a short break in the middle of the afternoon to do a round of lovin. 
At one point a bunch of motorcycles were parked in front of the house so I got a good picture of it.
Spent the night watching the movies Evil Dead and Black Rock.  Both were good movies.  Went to bed around 10:20 PM after the local news and weather.

Sunday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Around 11 AM we went to breakfast at what was my favorite restaurant, Hubbard Park Lodge, for a Sunday brunch.  It turned out not to be so good this time.  The waitress was horrible and she was always a step behind getting salt, pepper, silverware  ............ anything.  I had to grab pancake syrup off the other table since I ask three times and the pancakes were getting cold.  I sat there with my omelet getting cold waiting for silverware.  I could go on and on, she was not good and needs to be retrained or let go.  I even told the manager who wanted to pick up the bill but I said it was not necessary and not why I relayed the information to him.  She was just horrible.  Went home wondering if I will return since it is a very expensive breakfast and for the price want better service.  Here is a picture of Tony and I at breakfast.

After we got home and I wanted to ride our bikes down to the lakefront for the air show.  Tony soon fell asleep on the couch and getting him to do anything the rest of the day was futile.  Tony slept all afternoon.  I sat outside listening to music with the dogs enjoying the weather and yard.  Made steaks on the grill and spent the night watching the movies Oblivion and Jeffrey Dahmer Files.  I enjoyed both movies.  Jeffrey Dahmer lived not far from us so we could relate to the story.  Tony swears he even met Dahmer one time in a bar.  Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and Tony left for work.  I planned on going to the State Fair with Tony today if the weather was good.  Tony needs a day off and this would be a good day.  Weather report called for rain all day but I figured we could go to the fair and be back before the rain.  Tony opened the shop and was home by 10 AM and we were at the fair by 11 AM.  Spent four hours walking around buying things and listening to music, as well as all the animal barns.  I do love all the animals.  Got home around 4 PM and it still had not rained.  Was glad I took the chance and the weatherman was wrong.  Was hardly anyone there, or at least not as crowded as in the past when we have gone.  No lines and didn't have to bang into people walking around.  Was also in the high 60s and cloudy, so it was perfect weather.  I will most likely put in a frozen pizza for supper and we will spend the night watching the past to True Blood episodes before we go to bed.

Our tenants informed us on Friday they are indeed moving out at the end of the month.  I put a for rent sign out front and have had three calls already.  Showing it to them on Wednesday.  I hate having to show the apartment and go through all this crap to find the right person.  Hate turning down someone because I simply don't want the living above me in my house.  I do hope to find someone this time who can take care of our dogs so we can go on a well needed vacation away from the house for a couple days. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Didn't post yesterday because I did so very little I had nothing much to say.  Spent the day doing things around the house.  I did start yesterday morning at 6:45 AM looking out the front window down the driveway next to the construction site and where the baby bunnies are living, to see the mother rabbit in the middle of the drive closest to me, and a big cat in the middle of the drive on the other end farthest away.  I put on a pair of shoes and went across the street to chase the cat away.  Was pleasantly surprised the mother rabbit let me walk right past her, two feet from her, honestly, to walk past her to chase the cat away that was getting closer to the baby bunny nest.  I spent the day watching for the cat when ever I looked out the window.  Went to bed last night around 10 PM.

This morning  was up by 7AM.  No baby rabbits all last night as we sat up watching TV and again this morning as I looked out the window.  I even at one point walked down the driveway to see if I could see any baby rabbits.  After I fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot I started google searching 'mother rabbit moving baby rabbits', to find out that since the babies are indeed all gone, the mother at some time during the afternoon came and moved them to another spot knowing they were not safe with the cat knowing they were there.  I guess the mother will come for them and the babies will follow her to the new location.  Wish I would have seen it.  Would have been cute to watch.  Spent this morning reading the newspapers and then showered before going to lunch with the guys.  Had a great lunch as usual.  Went next door to Culver's Ice Cream to buy a quart of the flavor of the day - Peanut butter caramel.   I have tried it since I have been home and it is very good.  Went for a walk along the river trails but tired very quickly and decided to take a short cut home.  Had chest pain I was not happy with, out of breathe and just thought best to come home.  I feel fine now.  Guess I haven't been going on walks very often and I am out of shape.  It is very nice again today in Milwaukee,  partly cloudy, 75 degrees.  How much perfect could it be?  Will make some salads and left over spaghetti for supper tonight.   Tomorrow is a big motorcycle festival of old motorcycles on the side street off our alley.  Eight blocks of motorcycles and vendors.  Will be fun and where we will spend most of the day tomorrow.  There is also a big lakefront air show going on this weekend so we will most likely bike down to the lakefront to watch the show Sunday.  Have a great weekend.