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April 2018 Diary Part 3 Window Saga continues   Leave a comment

It all started March 28 and still continues. In spite of the noise, inconvenience, being woken up in the middle of the hight (hey, 8 AM is the middle of the night to me!) I have a feeling when it is all done it will have been worth it. We are still waiting on the blinds and the doors will be changed to open out instead of in, all the buildings will be painted (I believe gray with blue doors) but the one thing I am looking forward to is the landscaping that will take the place of all the flowering bushes and trees we had not to mention the individual gardens some residents planted that added beauty to Gateway.

Oh, by the way, I still am waiting on a new roof with the hope that it is done before Hurricane season starts in 5 weeks!!

(For those having a problem seeing the videos just copy and paste them into the URL)

And in the beginning:


Posted May 2, 2018 by greatmartin in HOME, LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Parrots and Palm Trees   Leave a comment

Posted March 12, 2018 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Imagine IF it had been my birthday!   Leave a comment

 Unbirthday gifts 2018 collage

The first unbirthday morning was been a busy morning and it started early–surprisingly I was up when the UPS guy came to deliver me a carrot cake and happy birthday balloon (I said no presents this year but what can I do? Can’t send it back, don’t want to hurt somebody’s feelings)–at 9 AM the maintenance guy knocked on my door to come in to scrape the bubbles off the living room ceiling and repaint it plus ARGH!!!–they took the tree outside the front of my building where the parrots visited and then, of course, had to use the shredder right under my bedroom window!

No one has respect for a guy who doesn’t have a birthday!

Unbirthday gifts Feb 2018 collage

The second unbirthday morning started the same way as they never did the ceiling yesterday so it was to be done today. One of the first non-birthday gifts I got was a box of assorted Italian pastas and sauces which I plan to take one of each and make myself an unbirthday dinner adding either shrimp or ground sirloin

Gift from Mary

and then I am going to be working on my 21st Leap Year birthday dinner party which will be Saturday, February 29, 2020—mark your calendars.

Posted March 1, 2018 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Mold War Part 2   Leave a comment

Mold 2 bathroom collage part 1 (2)

The kitchen was stripped down, and in the living room and with the plastic zippered door getting in and out of the kitchen was almost impossible but then there wasn’t any reason to go into the kitchen!

My immediate problems are 1) my meds are in the kitchen wrapped up in the old cabinets 2) I have nothing to cook meals in 3) without a sink where the heck would I wash plates, pots, utensils, etc? The bathroom sink is not large and the water will probably be cut off. 4) The only appliance that I could think of for cooking was the microwave but it is wrapped up in the kitchen and there was no way that I could get it through that plastic door even if I could unwrap the plastic around the microwave!

I went out the back door and came up the front to get into the kitchen, unwrapped some of the plastic and was able to get my 14 meds! Went out the front door, down the 3 flights of steps, went around the back and walked up the 3 flights of steps and turned my thoughts to food. I don’t know why I ever kept it but when Maria sent me a new microwave which fit on the kitchen shelf I had put the old one in the bottom of the linen closet. It was still there and I didn’t know if it would work so I plugged it in and it was ready to go.

Okay, problems solved.

I’ve lived in worse I suppose!

Posted February 15, 2018 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

A picture is worth a 1,000 words!   Leave a comment

It did hit the 30s Friday morning!

It will be 70 degrees today and back into the high 70s by Wednesday!

Posted January 7, 2018 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

ONE look tells you all :O)   Leave a comment

Posted December 10, 2017 by greatmartin in HOME, LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

Being retired it NOT easy Looking back on November 2017   Leave a comment

This is just some of what I saw and/or did in one month not to mention the daily routines of life like visiting doctors, going food shopping, etc. WHEW! And now another month of this grind!! :O)



Posted December 4, 2017 by greatmartin in FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE, LIFE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

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