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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

1st Baptist Church Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant Part 3   Leave a comment

Pageant collage # 3

I made about 15 videos of the First Baptist Fort Lauderdale Church Christmas Pageant running from 32 seconds to 2 minutes and 23 seconds. I deleted 5 of them but kept these, though far from professional, to give you an idea of what was presented. Enjoy!






I will post the rest later tonight. I really hope these give you an idea of how fantastic this pageant was/is!

First Baptist Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant Part 2   Leave a comment

Seems I am getting hit from all angles! First, there was the ‘Catholic” movie “Novitiate” about becoming a nun which was followed by the Jewish play on PBS about a theatre company that was banned from putting on a play and the following week was the First Baptist Christmas pageant and finally “The Book of Mormon”. All were very good but the Pageant was spectacular.

I am splitting the pictures and videos I took in parts.



                     To be continued after I fire the photographer!

Posted December 2, 2017 by greatmartin in FORT LAUDERDALE, LIFE EVENTS, Uncategorized

The First Baptist Chorch of Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant Part 1   Leave a comment

Pageant Photos Collage #FTL PAGEANT

(I don’t know how many parts this will be as I took many videos which, hopefully, will be better than the photos! I really want you to get a taste of the spectacular presentation!)

 As a Jewish boy in the Bronx I was treated to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas pageant every year by a couple of my Catholic friends for something like 10 years in a row. NOTHING I ever saw–not the Rockettes, not the reproduction of ice skating in Central Park, etc., even comes close to what I saw today. It blew me away! Folks, the talent, the singing, dancing, instrumental performers not to mention the lighting, special effects, production, set decoration, backdrops, heck even the donkey, horses and goats were spectacular. There are snowflakes, confetti, even red heart-shaped balloons falling from the ceiling with, people, animals, walking, singing and dancing down the aisles. I don’t know how many people were in the cast but they were, in age, from toddlers to seniors and each one could step on a professional Broadway stage today! I wish the program had a list of who sang what because some of the soloists were breathtaking and without giving away any spoilers watch for that kid singing “Happy Birthday Jesus”. Talking about Broadway, I see all the touring shows that come through South Florida and not had a one that could equal the first act of this pageant. I, literally, could go on talking for the next 2 and a half hours (that’s how long the show is including a 15-minute intermission.!) including the second half which though we may think we know the story is presented in such a way it is as if we are seeing/hearing it for the first time and just as affecting. It is playing November 30 to December 17–give yourself, yours and your friends the best Christmas AND Hannakuh gift ever! Go to the First Baptist Fort Lauderdale Church website and get tickets before they are completely sold out!

It is worth a trip to Fort Lauderdale to see this Pageant!

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