Thursday, February 28, 2019

Construction part 3

They left us with this the same day. the one at the top is on our left, the one below is to the right.

We are the recipients of two on our property and 3 others on our neighbors. Our whole street has 7, five of which are with in site of our house.

The story here is this.... The 2 young men, using that backhoe to dig, said that staghorn is a beauty. I said it weighs about 150 pounds and we could not get it back in the tree, it has been on the ground for 2 years. He said, go get the chains and we will lift it up for you with the backhoe.

Alas! we had no rope or chains... I have been so pleased with how these workers treat us, I went to the web site and sent them a note of thanks.

Do you want to see what is in that hole???? I happened to have a photo of it.!!!! we are in a drought, but what oh what will happen IF IT RAINS?
IT"S NOT OVER yet! we have another year... I will never get bored...
I am off to my TOPS meeting and had no problem getting out of he driveway. More as it happens.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Construction Part 2

Thursday at 8 AM, this is what I saw out my living room window. I backed out and managed to go towards my Tops meeting with a minimum of trouble.

I came home to this, sitting in the drive way, I stopped and turned on my signal, the one on the ground, waved at the driver and he stopped digging while I squeezed in the driveway.
I stood watching and of course Snapping from the comfort of my living room and thinking OH MY WORD! Bob is coming home in about 10 minutes, and how will he get in with his truck, because as I watched he turned the backhoe so that it blocked the whole drive way.

I heard the garage door go up, which meant The Man Of The House was home and wanting in his driveway.  They backed that contraption out into the road and waited patiently for him to get in the garage, and brought it back in. I knew I was in for a treat and sure enough, The Lord of The Manor came in saying THEY better not brake that driveway, yada yada, lots of money, blah blah, and I said they will fix it if they break it, and the PHUN continued.   To Be Continued
PS... yes, we had to walk Big Boy through all of this and it went well... Just out past it and he paid it no mind at all. He wanted the workers to pet him, but they all looked at the Big Black Dog and did not try to...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Construction Part 1

For the last year, we have driven through detours, and around flag persons.. Our Direct route to the YMCA and Walmart, has been a challenge. We pondered each time what was taking so long, and what they were doing.  We found out the day they put a giant 6 ft X 6 ft sign a few houses down from our house.

Construction will continue to be in our life for Another 390 days, or so the sign says. The city is replacing ALL the sewer lines in our subdivision... The sign went up on January 1, which explained why our taxes went up 100.00. The cost of the project 1.9 Million Dollars.

We watched for a few weeks as first one road and then another closed, more signs went up, we had more detours, nothing on our street, but the ones around us. They planted 5 different colored flags, 3 colors of PVC pipes in and on our property. our turn came on Feb 6, see photos below.

These guys are so NICE, it is a total shock that every single worker, including flag people are very pleasant to us. Whem I needed to back out, they moved the hose, when Bob came home, they moved it for him.  They JUMPED right to it immediately.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The best of intentons

Best laid plans of MadSnapper and Men went awry, when Windows 10 highjacked my 10 year old desk top for 4 hours, stuck in updates. I had just dumped the photos in the desk top AND DELETED them from camera...ssssoooooooooooooooo…

they were held hostage and I could not tell you the rest of the construction story from yesterday. Since  I had popped this tree in my drafts for no good reason...Here we are

I NEVER delete photos from camera until I save them online or on external BUT I DID...

If you follow Diane, at Welcome to Lavender Dreams, she has lost her blog and asked me to post the new address  HERE...… without warning Google removed her blog and she has been unable to get it back. It is a good idea to back up your blog for Just In case

Sunday, February 24, 2019

ix nay the x ray

Yet another Doctors Office, Friday at 7:45 AM, this is the office where I sat waiting for an X-ray of my ribs. Both were taken by my cell, within 1 second of each other, no edits done, look how different they are in color.
Both photos loudly shout the reason I love Florida. Sunshine!

I was in and out in 15 minutes. Wow! that never happens. I have a small protusion on the edge of a rib, just checking to see what it is. Doc said most probably scar tissue from and old muscle pull.
I came home to get in my driveway and found This..... I held the camera to a crack in the door so they would not know I was filming.
to be continued...……..

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Yet Another Walkin Photo Shoot

I rarely take photos as I walk each day, because it is the same old same old. But once in a while something catches my eye and my cell phone leaps from my pocket and SNAPS!

I firmly be-leaf these tree puns are qualitree. 
I do care about your o-pine-on and and hope you 
don't disaagreen with me..
I hope these photos and puns leaf you smiling.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Some Things JUST Happen!

One moment, I was reading a message in messenger from my son and Bazinga! I lost all contact with the natural world and made a spectacle of myself.

All you knead to know is the answer to my question. Do these glasses make me look fat?

My life was going a rye and I needed to stop loafing around and find something to post about. I was afraid you are all finding these puns quite stale.
But I did want you to know, the most  sophisticated people are always the upper crust.
I loaf you All dough much!

Happy Birthday, Daniel, 52 today. This is the son I was on messenger with when I lost myself in playtime up to my ears in dough....

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Beach Luvin Hubby - Archive Dive

Beer Can Island on Longboat Key, Florida
Feeling sandy dandy and getting his vitamin sea.

He feels just beachy, when we seas the day. We were having a whale of a time and I fish you were here.

 He says he is one lucky son of a beach. Sea you all later.

UPDATE  since there are several commenting on The Pose, he had no idea i was using my long lens from inside the trees to take this last photo. he never poses, i have to sneak up on him.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

My Exciting Life

This beautiful room is the waiting room at my primary doctors office. I could not help myself as I sat there admiring the sunshine and shadows. I must say, I have never seen anyone else taking photos of waiting rooms, Doctors or Tire Stores. There must not be other MADsnappers in this town.

Do you take photos in waiting rooms?

view out the window i was sitting in front of

Monday, February 18, 2019

Oatmeal, NOT Cookies

My favorite way to make oatmeal, includes crunchy peanut butter, raisins, and sweet n low. I make it thick, no milk. Big Boy loves it as much as I do.

A friend at TOPS said her friend doesn't like it in microwave, she likes it made in a pot on the stove. She makes a big pot, pours it in a greased pan and bakes it for 30 minutes, stores it in fridge and cuts squares each day.

To test what cold oatmeal taste like, I plopped a big spoon of mine in a bowl, sat in fridge and at 10 am snack time, it was delish... later that day, I ate a Vegan Bite cookie and thought this tastes like my cold oatmeal. POP! went the MadSnapper light bulb and I made a batch, see above, sat it in FREEZER and oh my word!

Frozen Oatmeal Pop! so yummy. They are hard as a brick, but after 5 minutes to thaw, just like ice cream. Almost.  The first batch I used parchment paper. Way t hard to get the paper off. Next batch I used aluminum foil. When frozen, remove and place in a plastic container. I eat them for snacks, breakfast on the run or even for my evening meal....  mine come to 35 calories per cookie.
Recipe for mine, but you can use whatever you like in yours.
1/2 cup Oats
1 cup water
1/4 cup raisins
1 Package Sweet N Low  or sweetener of your choice
2 minutes in Microwave
beat with spoon until thick, plop on tin foil..

I am gong to experiment with coconut, cranberries, chopped nuts and flavored sweeteners. May even try a little cocoa 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Eye I am Here

Eye hope my puns aren't to cornea, and eye know iris-k annoying all of you. Eye wanted all of you to eyeball THIS... In 2009, I was Hagan Daz split as fast as I could swallow and I ate the whole thing.....

Dracula's favorite flavor of ice cream is Veinilla....😜😜

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Oh Deer!

Oh Deer, this is a sad story. Four houses around the corner from us, sits this beautiful deer. Sadly it is the only thing left there. The lady who lived there is a hoarder, the kind you see on TV shows. For weeks we have watched as we walk by, the workers in white clothes with ventilators on, clearing things from the inside.

Each day we watched men in white suits, with ventilators on and hoods as they worked for days to remove the things from inside the house.
They has used 2 of the large containers, removing things from outside the house, and 7 containers filled from inside. The furniture was all rolled into the last 2 containers. the first 5 were all boxed goods, as in fryers, and crock pots etch still in the boxes. The containers were the biggest we have ever seen.

They cleaned up the yard and put on a new roof. we are waiting to see what happens next.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Palms and More Palms -Nature Friday

I played with the palm pic below and made this above in PicMonkey. Trying new things JUST BECAUSE.

Palm photos from the last week of November on one of my walks.

I can't see the future, but you can read my palm...Keep palm, and carry on. Aren't you frond of my palm trees?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Be My PUNNY ❤Valentine

Want to look pretty like me?
Go to Messenger on Android phone or tablet, click on my story at top left and PLAY with it.

Happy Birthday to my son David, 54 today, and to David and his wife Happy 20th Anniversary. 

To all of you, my blogger friends