Thursday, September 10, 2020

Autumn Is Near.....

 Caught this butterfly on a bloom.  Many flowers have withered away.   You see one here and there hanging on. We had a powerful rain Monday late afternoon and over night. Had 5 inches of rain here and none in the next county.  We needed it. But we also lost power for almost two hours. With that kind of rain, you need sump pumps to work. Thankfully we were so dry here , just as the power came back on the pumps started pumping and no wet basement. Hooray.
 My goodness we had some days that were just perfect. Low humidity, could open windows and air out the house. I love when I can do this.
 The mums are blooming already.  Hope the bees get to work them over.   I have not seen many honey bees , but other kinds, not so sure what they are .
  Ted got to see the orthopedic doctor on Tuesday. He has tendonitis and got a cortisone shot. His shoulder is better , will have P.T. next Wednesday.  But thankful it was not a torn rotator cuff, as the N.P. said.  As soon as Ted had relief from his shoulder , I could see the difference in his outlook.  We are hanging on. Thank you everyone for all the good prayers and wishes. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am not sure if I will be able to blog...because honestly I have not idea about the new blogger.  Please everyone stay safe. XO

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  1. We both saw the same sweet butterfly! He sure gets around! heehee! Hope Ted feels much better after this shot. Give him a hug for me! Hugs to you both!

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    1. Thank you Diane. Hugs are so rare these days. I will probably start hugging strangers if we ever get rid of Covid. I sure miss hugging my girls and grandkids. Hope you are doing well and staying healthy. Blessings, xoxo, love, Susie

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  2. Glad Ted's shoulder is feeling better. It helps so much to get relief from pain. We've had about 8 inches total in the last 2 weeks and really needed it too. Cool and showery this morning.

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    1. Hi Jan, Oh I could see the way Ted started feeling so much better that very day, he got the shot. Yikes 8 inches of rain is really a lot. I thought 5 was a plenty. Blessings, it's getting cooler here. xoxo, Susie

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  3. Glad your man is feeling better Susie. Temps here have been hot but in Florida one never knows. I am ready for some cooler weather myself. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I am thrilled Ted is better. I hope it cools off for you there. I would love a whole month of 70 degree days. I have the porch to stain again. Gosh last time it took me three weeks, I was so wore out and it was in the 80's-90's. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  4. I’m glad it wasn’t a torn rotator cuff,, it’s good to hear he’s feeling some better, your photos are beautiful, the butterfly on the blossom is lovely! Fall is here for sure,, take care, I keep you both in my prayers,

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    1. Thank you Laurie, You are in my prayers as well. We all need to pray for one another. I just love catching butterflies on flowers. I feel fall is so close. The beans and corn are starting to turn a bit yellow and brown. Blessings, be safe, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Susie, we need rain! Washington is on fire. We have had such a hot dry summer. I have not spotted a butterfly or a humming bird.
    I hope you can figure out the new blogger, I would miss you so much if you weren't here. Good to hear Ted is feeling better.

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    1. Thank you Nonie. My grandson lives in Seattle. I do worry about the western states and all that dryness. Too bad some part of all the rains couldn't come there. I have cried over seeing the fires on the news. I pray for all of you. Please be safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. I am so glad that the diagnosis is Tendonitis, and not something worse!! I am still using the old Blogger, and will until they don't let me. Your first picture is so gorgeous, I had to enlarge it to enjoy it even more.

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    1. Thank you Ginny. Oh honey, I fear I will have to get some pro to come in and help me do blogger. LOL. I am really happy about my Teddy. He was thrilled honestly. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. We still have butterflies here too. They are so very cheerful. I saw one flitting by the car again when I went out yesterday/ We had heave remains too and also lost power. We don't realized how much we take that for granted until wed re without it. Thankfully I have a gas stove so IA could still boil water to make some instant coffee. I only had cappuccino on hand so that was a treat. Hope you have many more good days ahead!

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    1. Thank you so much for those good wishes. We have had to stay put for so very long, I try to get outside for a change...but wow when it's super humid it is hard on this old girl. LOL. Oh I just hate being without power. I would never have been a good pioneer. LOL. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  8. Sorry for the typos, That is to say we've had heavy rains here too.

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    1. Do not worry, I knew exactly what you meant...cause sometimes i am in a hurry, or fat finger the keys, or just plain can't see well. XOXO, Susie

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  9. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year, isn't it? I'm glad to hear that Ted is feeling better. I hope you are able to continue blogging. :)

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    1. You now my mother truly adored autumn...but she would get the blues knowing winter was getting closer. She hated winter cause she wanted to go to the park or drives and visit her children. I miss my mommy, she has been gone 14 years yesterday. I drove by her old house yesterday and came home and cried myself. Blessings, be safe. xoxo, Susie

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  10. We're all learning the new Blogger thing. I'm tempted to go back to my Wordpress blog and learn the new Wordpress thing. After all, one has to learn either way. ~smile~
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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    1. Laura, I am at the age I did not have to learn new things unless I wanted too.. But oh here we go something new when the old thing wasn't even broken. LOL Good luck to all of us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Lovely photos, Susie! Glad to hear Ted is doing better! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Linda. I hope you are getting settled into your new home. Linda we are happy about Ted getting back o some good health. It's a full time job, just trying to stay healthy at our age. Blessings to you sweet girl, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Glad to hear the shot helped Ted's shoulder. The mums look great and the butterfly too.
    I don't find the new blogger to be a problem. Maybe because I blog every day and have gotten used to it.

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    1. I need a computer course desperately. LOL I feel I do not know my left from my right on this thing. Ted is amazed at well he felt about 10 minutes from getting that shot of cortisone. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  13. What a sweet butterfly and good news about Ted/the shot, which I know will help. Keep blogging. It will be fine. Email me if you have questions. I may or may not be able to help but I'll gladly try!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanie. I am going to go along on this blogging till I have to have someone in.LOL. Oh yes, Ted is thrilled at feeling like he can move his left arm. He's off to see his heart dr for a check up today. Hopefully he is back on track with all those meds. I listed his blood pressure and heart rate for a month for the dr. :) I take his vitals everyday. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. So happy your man is feeling better. And I know the type of day you are writing about! I love those perfect fall days!

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    1. Billie Jo, everyday we are upright is a good day...but some days are just golden...like the perfect temp, low humidity , sunshine, and blue skies. Love it. And when Ted is feeling good, even better. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. What a beautiful picture! LOVE butterflies! Hope and Pray Ted's shoulder feels better each day. We will figure the new blogger out, I am still using the old one as long as I can. I tried the new one and just went back until they shut it down. Enjoy your day dear friend, hope your day is perfect! HUGS!

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    1. Thank you Theresa. Oh yes, Ted felt great the past two days. I told him that was good to see. Oh I need some computer lessons and techy pal. LOL. Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  16. it is so hard to be happy when you are in pain, harder yet to pretend you are ok when you're not!! the picture of the butterfly is gorgeous, we get a lot of those in this area. i have been having a lot of trouble with the new blogger, you can "revert to legacy blogger" for now. that option is in the lower left corner when you start a "new post". that's what i have been doing and i am not sure what i will do when i am forced into the new blogger format, i don't like it and i can't space anything right!! good luck with that!! best wishes to both ted and yourself!!

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    1. Debbie, It's big bother when windows, microsoft , etc. want to change things after we have become comfortable with it...besides it wasn't even broken. LOL Thank you for the good wishes. Blessings for a nice weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  17. I'm glad Ted is feeling better! I hope that you are doing well Susie! Your pictures are beautiful! I need reminders that Fall is approaching because last weekend it was so hot over 100 degrees. Dreaming of Fall and cooler days! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Oh sweet Pilar, I just can not take those super hot day with high humidity...zaps my energy. I am hoping we would have a long autumn and short winter. LOL. Blessings to you for a great weekend. xoxo, Susie

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  18. Our weather has been much nicer lately too. Not much rain, so we could a bit. If you have trouble with the new Blogger, just shout out and we'll all help. We're a village, so you can do this. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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    1. Thank you Edna for the pep rally. :):) I sure wish we lived closer. Don't you wish the heavy rains could be split uo and rained on some of those fires out west. I have cried watching it on the news. Breaks my heart for all in those states. Be safe and take care. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Hi Susie,
    I am so happy for Ted! And for you.
    We had two nights of frost. I covered what I wanted to save in the garden.
    The next couple of weeks we will be back to normal September temperatures.
    September seems to be flying by for me.
    Love, Carla

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    1. Carla, I am praying for a nice long fall season. I would like a mild winter again this year. Need time to get caught up on so many things. Since Ted is improving. Hope you get to see your sons lots . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. I know what you mean about the new blogger, Susie. I haven't switched over and don't want to have to learn anything new right now. That butterfly photo is so pretty. I see yellow butterflies around here a lot. Oh my, you had a lot of rain! It will be good for your area. Those cortisone shots always seem to help. My mom used to get them once in awhile with her arthritis. I hope Ted feels better. Your Mums are growing beautifully.

    I hope you have good September days, Susie.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. You have always been so very sweet. Ted is feeling like a new man today. He had a heart dr. appt and it was good. He will have some P.T. next Wed and hoping it's things he can do at home to improve his shoulder.
      Oh I am longing to get my g.son in law here to work on this computer some day. It maybe soon if that blogger goes crazy. LOL. I am old and set in my ways now...do not like that kind of change..well techy stuff. LOL. Hope you are safe from the fires. Please do not take chances, you are all in my prayers. Blessings , xoxo,love, Susie

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  21. Hi Susie- I've just joined your Followers after reading your Posts for several weeks- I like what you write about and photograph. Please try and give the NEW Blogger a go- I was very wary about it to begin with -though after two weeks it is just great- and I cannot remember how the old one went. Anyway- all the best to you and Ted. Best Wishes. KEV. (Sydney-Australia).

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    1. Thank you for following. I hope I will be able to keep blogging. I have found that people are very kind in this big blog family. So many wonderful people who pray for each other. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  22. Hi Susie. We are still having butterflies here. So sweet to see them still. We are going to be wonderfully beautiful this coming week with weather. Fall is trying to creep in but next week it will be sunshine and 70's and 80's. Glad to see some of this rain move out. Have a great weekend. xoxo

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    1. Kris, I am not liking the sun setting before 8:00 now. LOL Today was so very sweet. Pretty and less humid. We did need the rain we got. The farmer are thinking of harvesting so we do not need too much rain. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love, Susie

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  23. Hi there Susie, so glad to see you had stopped in. Pretty butterfly! I've seen hardly any so far this Fall....I think they are all AT YOUR HOUSE AND AT DIANAS down in Florida!--LOL. Yep, I can't believe people are clubbing/dancing/going to nightclubs, whatever you call it. But they ARE and there are long long lines to get in.

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    1. I have loved seeing butterflies this year. I always hold my hand out for them to land and Ted just laughs, because they never do. LOL. Oh I wish people would back off gathering to many to close and with booze...they tend to forget. There have been bands playing music for free in our city park and people have been dancing but not close together...so that can be fun. Blessings , stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  24. September has wings this year! Not as beautiful as your pretty butterfly, though! I am glad to hear Ted's shoulder will heal! It has been a stressful year, and it feels so upsetting. I agree about the changes to Blogger but possibly they are enabling the platform to evolve with newer internet coding formats... I don't like them or the new Facebook either. Our community is getting ready for Fall... Too much unnecessary social gathering in my opinion... We even had a circus tonight in our little town in the midst of our largest outbreak of the whole pandemic... I enjoy your blog!

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    1. Gayla, I understand about the bigger gatherings going on. Like you I ask myself , "Why?" when we have more case than ever . This month is going faster than August...making me feel kind of sad. In the spring I was hoping for the virus to be gone in a couple months. Now I think a couple of years will be more like it. Please stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Glad your basement stayed dry..Good that Ted's shoulder is better..Pretty here now..Fall has finally arrived..Stay safe!!Hugs

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    1. Thank you Missy. It is in the 40's in some place this morning. I do not like 90 degrees, but not ready to go out of AC into heat. :( It is good temps to sit outside.Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  26. Hi Susie, don't you go anywhere. Play around with the new one and just don't try to do anything fancy and it will work out. So glad Ted can get his shoulder taken care of. My hubby tripped going up our front steps and hit his shoulder. He keeps saying it is getting better but it still hurts and it has been awhile, so have to prod him to go to the doc. Thank heavens it wasn't raining when they shut our power off for those two days. We have a sump pump in our tiny basement and it fills up fast..STay well..xxoJudy

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    1. Judy, I may have to hire someone to come work on my computer to help me...cause another winter of staying in and no computer might send me over the edge. Thankful you did not have need your pumps when the power was off. We lose power every storm , it seems. Our lines much be very old. Blessings, stay safe , xoxo, Susie

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  27. The good news here is that the new blogger has spell check. Oh, how I've missed it.
    Tendonitis is nothing to sneeze at but is certainly easier to live with than rotator cuff injuries. Hope he continues to feel better.

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    1. Jan, Oh believe me I know tendonitis is painful. Ted moaned every move in his chair. I would have to help him put his shirt on and off.
      Hope we can all master the new blogger one way or another. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  28. 1 Tip on Staining the Deck, use a long Knap Roller if you roll the Deck, if I had it would have done a better job ! Glad Ted is feeling better, Take it easy and Prayers Lifted ! Gary

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    1. Thank you Gary. For the prayers and the tip. :) The last time I did the deck in blistering heat. I would start early before the heat got up, but it was still plenty warm. It took me three weeks, thought i was making a career out of that job. Blessings, xoxo stay safe. Susie

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  29. I have had some trouble with the new blogger too. Not sure I am a fan. 😂

    I like your little path. Nice! The mums too.

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    1. Sandi, The town north of here is Kokomo , Indiana. hat is where Ted and I worked at G.M. The path to the shop is brick and the name Kokomo is on each one. I think that town made bricks long ago. The past two years with so much going on, I didn't get to keep the edges of that walkway cleaned of grass...so it kind of looks it too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  30. Hi Susie, love seeing the butterflies. Autumn will soon be here. The evenings are cooler, however we have smoke. Take care. P.s. I still want to work on your blog. Your pictures are too pretty to be in a small format.

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    1. Thank you honey. I would love to have a whole new look one day. Be safe where you are. Our skies look milky over cast with the smoke as far as Indiana. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  31. Hi Susie, Sounds like a lot of good news at your house. So glad Ted got that shot.. I too have heard those rotor cuff surgeries are terribly painful.. We got some rain but nothing like you had. Really dry here too. I was surprised the grass actually turned green again😀
    Please take care.
    Blessings,
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    1. Hi Gert, Ted has been doing exercises for PT here at home too. He will go twice a week for 6 wks. I feel as if all of us are having enough health issues without Covid lurking around. My sisters have had many dr appts. Especially Jeanie, who is one year younger than me. Ted will see his oncology dr in a week. They take labs to see if his numbers are improving. I pray they are. He is acting like he has more energy. I am thanking God everyday for that. Hope you are getting to see some fmaily. I sure miss hugging mine. We have distanced and met up at our porch or outside. Blessings to you and yours . Take care, stay safe. xoxo,love you, Susie

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