Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Back to Raleigh for a moment in time.

This issue is dedicated to Merrily’s friend, Judy, who is, as far as I know, my only confirmed reader.  Sure, the stats say others are looking at it but so far, almost the only comments that I have ever gotten were from spammers.

Oh well, it Is a good thing I am neither motivated nor deterred by the acceptance of others. That does not mean that readers don’t have to hold up their end, too, and occasionally leave a comment.  Would it hurt?

As for us, we are still in Raleigh, getting Dr. Appointments out of the way, doing a few repairs and replacements, restocking some things hard to find on the road, like Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbecue (SCNB for short) BBQ sauce.  Nothing really like it anywhere else, so far.

Emery and Christi have really got the house looking terrific with flowers, retaining walls, grass and a general “neatness” about the place it has lacked for years under our management.  Way to GO, GUys!

Big deer in the backyard today, just looking out the big rear window to my right, a slight movement brought my attention to bear on a huge doe (for around here). Must have been at least 55” to the shoulder.  In the past, we have often seen two or three, sometimes with young ones, grazing but this is the first one I have seen since we got back on 5/18.  They really come out once the acorns start falling.

I really love being able to deposit my checks through my Cell Phone. I just run the Android app, take a picture of the front and then the back of the check, type in the amount, pick the account and Shazam! it is in the bank!  This is really handy for those occasional checks we get in the occasional  packages of forwarded mail. So far, only 1 check could not be deposited this way and it was due to the amount. We just found a co-op bank where we were and made it through them.

All other banking is done electronically including billpay. I use Quicken and do all paying through PayTrust. Really simplifies our life to have it all handled automatically for $12/month. Well worth it to us.

As soon as we get the rest of these little bothers caught up, we are off to see Randy and Shawna in Illinois.  Although they are right in the middle of tornado alley and many of the really severe storms that have gone through Oklahoma City and Kansas City have zoomed in on them, too, they have all dissipated by the time they got to the Champaign area… at least, so far.  They did spend a few hours last week in the small center bathroom with 2 dogs and 2 cats. No one had fun that night.

Back to the work at hand.