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Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Friday

Good morning.
The weather has been perfect! Sunny and around 80. It's suppose to keep going like this for another 7 days or do.   :-)
We had cocktails with a neighbor yesterday evening, and we're getting together on a neighbors patio with a few more neighbors this morning for coffee and donuts thanks to a giveaway at the local casino. Every month, the Aliante Casino gives away free stuff. All you have to do is be there at a certain day and time to get it. Most of the stuff is pretty basic like the donuts they gave away yesterday. But  it's still free!
And now on Wed. we go to a Station Casino (there are 10 different ones in the valley) for their free, age 50+ slot tournament. You get to play on a machine for usually 5 minutes trying to rack up as many points as you can. If you get above a certain threshold, you get on the list for the drawing. The top 20 point leaders at the end of the day win money ranging from $10 -$1000. And it costs nothing to play! Obviously, they are hoping if you come to the casino for the tournament, you'll stay and eat or gamble. We just go, play the tournament, and leave. Haven't got enough points to win anything yet, but it's free and gives us something to do Wed. morning.    :-)
Craig finally got our taxes done. Took 3 days thanks to being a lot more complicated due to our move out here during the year. It would have been so much easier if we would have come out at the end of the year. Everything on the Michigan return had to be prorated. The federal was complicated because of changing my insurance, starting SS, and selling the business. But Craig got it done, and surprisingly, we don't owe anything and we're even getting a small amount back.
I've been doing a few adjustments around the house. The bedroom door, for some reason won't stay open, it slowly closes about half way. I went to Lowe's and found a magnetic door stop.
I took the old door stop off and installed the new one. It works perfectly. Now the door stays open.
And on one of the laundry doors. It wouldn't stay open. It would constantly close on Craig while he was trying to fold laundry or put stuff in the dryer. So I put on a door stop..
Now the door stays open while Craig does laundry. I didn't use a magnetic one as I didn't want to see the Mag nob when the door is closed. Which it is most of the time.
It's little things that make the home more enjoyable.
Well, I think that's it for now. ...


  1. You are fortunate to have Craig in your life. He does your taxes and your laundry? Gene in Ohio

    1. And he cooks too!
      Am I a lucky guy or what?