Friday, May 9, 2008

justa Wishen all the Mom's out there a happy mothers day!

Wendi Kelly on her blog Life's Little Inspirat

ions had a link to this video. I love the way Martina Mcbride sings. Momma does a lot of her music and it always sends goose bumps down my spine when she does her music. I'm always telling Cindy that Martina would have to sit down and listen to her sing some of the songs that she does. For those of you that have heard Cindy sing I'm sure you would agree with me. This video is awesome and is my present to all of you moms out there. Hey even you future mom's might enjoy it.

As I write this on Friday night for Saturday mornings post. I'm thinking of some of the things Momma and I have coming up tomorrow. The Mayor and his wife are going to be picking us up for breakfast at 08:00 am at Mimi's in Fulton, Ny. If your in the area a great place to eat and its reasonably priced. From there Shawn wanted to see the land. It's almost ours and we will feel better about being there. It's funny the neighbors across the street keep looking over at us like we are Hela monsters or something. I feel like acting crazy and running around the yard bare naked. That would be a warm welcome to the community wouldn't it?

PreciousRock one of my blogging buddies picked on me for doing a post on gas prices. So I better stay away from them for a while. She is missing her buddy Stan the man. If you've been following along with some of the comments you notice Stan has some really long ones sometimes. He's also Bipolar and it shows in his writing. Some of the most caring people I have come across on line are the links to the mental health blogs on my sidebar. They are real, genuine,and honestly care about other people. I guess it takes being down in the dumps to understand and relate to others going through the same things. I value the fast friendships I've developed. Garry Conn isn't a friend but he has reached out to me on a few occasions and I really appreciate him taking the time to do that.  Ian from Forest parks fame and I have connected on a certain level also.

We have about 4 to 6 weeks before we will be able to move into the new house. Momma and I thanks to Len & his wife Cynthia are going to start packing this weekend. I'm going to reach a point where I'm going to have to go dark myself here. I don't know how long it will take me to get back up and running in the other house. We will wait until the last possible moment to disconnect. Hopefully won't be as long as Stan the Man. If your checking in from time to time don't be afraid to check out some of the blogroll sites on the right side bar. There are some kick ass bloggers on that list. Happy Mothers day moms.

Justa inspiration!




I'm feeling pretty good today. Many of you know how long winded my post can be sometimes. Not today, follow this link and watch this video, enough said. See ya tomorrow. The attitude of staying put.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Justa random thinking, again,and again!


I justa had an idea today. While I was pressing my stumble button on the Internet today, I came across and interesting web site. I've decided that I'm going to start doing this for a while. Every time I find an interesting site that I just come across on the web I'll share it with you here. I'm not going to do it at any special time and I'll try not to do it too much.Here's is my stumble for today. Fourteen habits that make you fat I hate to admit it but I can see myself in almost every one of them. How bout you guys. You skinny people, well you'll just have to wait for an article about you.(laughs)

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picture courtesy of Wise Bread


Ok I lied,I found another link that you should check out gas tax holiday don't fall for it . It's an article at Wise Bread that tells us not to be sucked in my the fuzzy math of the Gas tax holiday that Billary and John McCain are supporting. Check it out, it is a real good read and informative.

Indy and I went for a ride today. we Drove over to G&I homes in North Cicero to pick up some stuff we are going to need for the permit. Dan had it ready to go in an envelope at the front desk. No muss no fuss. On the way there we stopped at Bj's in Clay on Rte 31 and filled up the gas tank in my car. $3.66.9 per gal times the 14+ gals $54.00 dollars please. That sure would have bought a lot of groceries. We have to go shopping tonight and because we don't need much it will be well short of $54.00. But still... By the way the gas over in Cicero was $3.64.9 per gal. It's getting where the prices at Bj's are just about as bad as the ones at all the stations around them. The days of them charging $0.12 less per gallon seem to be gone.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Justa putting one foot in front of the other right now!

I continue to feel somewhat down.

I don't want to belabor the point but my Abilify experiment is not working. My taking it every other day at a half dose is still grogging me out during the day. My moods are swinging back and forth on a daily basis and the "Foggy" feeling is around all the time now. I don't feel like I'm having any times of clarity. I understand from my wife that a name of a Psychiatrist has been submitted to the insurance company for me to go see in Oswego Ny. I'll let you know how that goes when and if I start seeing him. I feel like I'm going to need to switch medicines. For those of you doing the medicine game how many different ones have you taken over time to get to where you are now?


The Lime Green Drama Queen is over for the night

We were so busy last night that she and I didn't even have the time or the inclination to do a post together like we have in the past. After picking her up from her house yesterday at 3:00 pm. We came back to our house and did her homework. By time we warmed up some Goulash for dinner and tossed together a salad it was time to take off for her Concert at 7:30. She plays the Clarinet in her school's band. She, to say the least is less than excited to be playing the instrument. She says she wants to quit playing but her dad won't let her yet. We'll see where that goes. The band sounded good from where I was sitting. As you can tell from this picture Courtney's a looker. Watch out Dad there are going to be a line of guys beating down your door for a date with your daughter when she gets older. Court Court as she likes to call her self is a little down right now. Maybe it is something in the air. A lot of people seem to be down right now.

Speaking of being down

Billary must be feeling a little down right now after her whoopin in North Carolina. She won by a slim margin in Indiana and vows to continue on. Rush Limbaugh will be happy. The Chaos that is the Dumocratic primaries rolls on. This battle for the parties nomination is helping deflect the scrutiny that would be dumped on McCain right now. I don't really care which one of the two of them win. Barrack or Billary. They are pretty much non choices for me. I would have to choose none of the above if they were my only choice in the election. That's just me. Others of you may have your opinions. If you feel like sharing them feel free to comment below.

I'm going to keep it short this morning.

Those of you following along with the blog. Thank you. It helps me keep posting knowing some one is reading any way. The daily hit count on the Bravenet stat counter on the bottom right tells me that I'm getting an average of 7 new hits a day with an average of 4 returning visitors.3407 people have hit on the site since I set this blog to type. Thanks again for checking in. If you feel so inclined to comment.  Feel free to do so.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Justa really big project I've signed us up for here.

With the upcoming move. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed a little bit. There is an awful lot of stuff that has to be done. We've done a lot already. I'll list below what we have accomplished so far. I won't even attempt to put them in order.

  1. Checked out the land 3 or 4 times to make sure it's what we want. After all we have to live there for 30 years.
  2. We put a deposit of $500.00 on the new Double wide that is sitting at the dealers now. Gave them $125.00 more for the DMV registration. (Isn't that crazy we have to register it with DMV, can you say revenue enhancement)Cha Ching.
  3. Went to the Post office to pick up change of address cards. We have to remember to turn our keys in for the PO box we have been using for the last few years.
  4. Went to Wally world looking for a mail box. They are all kinds of cheap(must be the Chinese's don't get rural mail delivery). We decided to go to Home Depot to see what they have.Jeff said they have a pretty good choice there.Cha Ching
  5. Went to Town of Granby town offices to get a permit for the house. That has to be gotten before they can move the house onto the land.The cost of this is going to be a couple of hundred  dollars. Cha Ching
  6. Called Sue from the Realty Company to set up an appointment for Thursday to sign the paperwork on the land purchase offer. I'm sure that will cost us some up front money.Cha Ching
  7. Started telling friends and relatives of impending move. This one seems more like it will happen than the last one we were planning. Much better situation all the way around for us.
  8. Talked to a guy about moving our shed. It's a 12ft by 16 ft 81/2 ft high beast. So it will cost us $300.00 to move it 12 miles. Cha Ching.
  9. Still have to figure out how to move our 1500 lbs of front steps. Anybody have any ideas. Cha Ching

I've probably left some things out the above is enough for a 3 or 4 day period any way.


Went to the Chiropractor today. It always feels better after I've seen him. But the adjustment doesn't last because of my convoluted gait when I walk. He gave me some exercises he wanted me to do on the machine at the gym. I will try to motivate myself to go this morning. I'm trying to do 20 minutes of cardio every time I go. The problem is I haven't gone in over a week again because of the pain in my leg and hip. It seems like a big circle I'm riding around with on this leg. If I don't work  it, it will hurt. If it hurts, I can't work it. Oh well. I'm home every night with Momma. That is the important thing.

Your not going to believe it. We drove up to the land again today to see what it looked like in the dark. We're crazy. When ever Cindy and I do anything that has a potential to be labeled crazy we call it "Mark & Cindy's excellent adventure" Guess what the land looked like in the dark. D-A-R-K is what it looked like. We will need to get some outside lights to see anything out there.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Justa driving around the town!

Man were we busy Saturday100_1152

We did every thing we said we were going to do and then some. Cindy took pictures of her friends baby. We visited with them a while in the late morning at Crouse Hospital where she took the pictures. We went off and did the rest of the days activities and returned back up to the hospital for Cindy to run upstairs and drop the pictures off. Her friend was quite pleased with the photo's. We would show them here but don't have permission to so you'll have to take my word for it that there are some neat pictures of the new family. She is definitely going to be a "Daddy's Girl" (laughs). And there ain't nothin wrong with that is there?


Jeff & Amanda have their new baby's room 99% done.

It is done in a baby snoopy theme. The colors of everything in the room match very well. Even the blanket that Grandma Cindy made match perfectly. How neat is that. Momma got some good pictures of the room. Jeff & Amanda feel much better getting that room done. If I was a baby boy I know I would like it. They seem to be down to 3 names for the baby. When we know what the name is we will let you know. Jeff and his buddy Justin are also just putting the finishing touches on the deck that they have been putting in. Can you tell Jeff is a "projects" kind of guy. He got that from his dad, not me. I'm a more "get out of projects kind of guy" if you know what I mean? Don't take me wrong. I'm not lazy. I just believe in spreading the wealth more. Jeff likes to do it himself.(which if I could do what he can do, I would too)Myself I will hire it done if I can afford it. If not then it ain't time to do it. Does that make sense?

We went out to the dealer in the morning to talk to Dan 100_0978

and let him know about us wanting the one on their lot from before instead of a new ordered one. We really like the model is has a lot of things we really like. April one of  the managers of the G&I dealership in Cicero took us back through the model so we could do a "how would our stuff look in here" inspection of it because Dan was busy with another customer. It was funny, Dan was bringing another customer to show the house while we were sitting in there talking to April. He was kind of surprised to see us. To make a long story short he was going to make two sales that day. Ours without even trying that day(All though he has worked his but off up till now) and the girl he was showing homes to. If you are in the market to buy a modular or even a mobile home the salesman to see there is Dan Mayock. Tell him that Mark & Cindy sent you.

After seeing the baby up at the Hospital we came home

so I could take my hour or so nap that I need every afternoon and to pick up Indy the wonder dog. Than off to drive up to the lot we are buying and visualizing the home on it. We decided that it is indeed the lot we want. Sometime next week we will put in an official offer on the land and get this project kick started. Within a month or so we should be moved into our new home. Man do we have a lot of work to do to get ready.

Sunday turned out to be truly a day of rest.100_1200

Momma and I stayed home from church and we both took our respective me times during the day. I got my Sunday nap in after helping with some of the cleaning.(ok all I did was sweep the kitchen floor) it felt like work to me. As I'm finishing typing this post, it's Sunday at 1:45 pm. Momma is just finishing up lunch and we are getting ready to take Jeff & Amanda up to see the land we are buying. We will definitely know the way it will be about my 5th trip in the last week up there. We'll we went up to see the land, went to Wally world and then over to Jeff and Amanda's for dinner. Taco soup made by Amanda and a Taco salad made by momma.  Can you say delicious. Good time was had by all. Day of rest over. See ya