Friday, October 4


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Free Books

A friend requested the Kindle free book info I placed on the Magnolia website  a ways back so I am reposting it on both blogs. Enjoy!

Free or Almost Free kindle book sites

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For those that do not know, you do not need a Kindle to read these books. You can have Kindle for PC on your computer and read them on your computer. An account is required with a registered credit card. It does not cost you anything to do this.
And if you are Canadian use your Magnolia Park address as your main address for all the benefits. This works since all "deliveries"  are digital not physical.

Thursday, October 3

Change is everywhere

We received word today that Bob Toomire was killed in a car accident yesterday. We have many memories of Bob and his wife Kitti as they were in the group we hung out with when we were first going to Magnolia Park. Bob was in Butch and Bill Brooker's golf group and they all went as often as they could get it arranged. We went out to eat with Bob and Kitti often and we had a tradition of going to the El Dorado when they first arrived. We were usually first getting there in the fall but Bob and Kitti were not usually too far behind us. Bob could be irascible at times and perhaps I could say more than most. He reveled in it. I told him once that he was the nicest a--h-le we had in the park and he agreed that I could be right. You never knew what Bob might do or say but you could be assured it would not be ordinary. Bob was slipping the past couple of years with memory problems and heart issues but he was ever hopeful that things would get better. Kitti would not let him take his truck to Texas last year but Bob told the guys he wasn't going to put up with not having his pickup this year. We wondered how that battle would come out but we do not have to wonder anymore.
Bob and Kitti were on their way to Iowa City with Kitti driving and someone did not stop at a stop sign. Kitti is in the hospital with 2 broken vertabrae and a broken ankle and Bob did not survive. He will be missed by many in oh so many ways.

Wednesday, October 2

Super Clean RV windsheild

Here is a youtube video for a super clean RV windsheild. Of course, it would also work on your car. Get rid of those pesky bug guts!!

Tuesday, October 1

So Today I...

Went for a minimal ride (bridge and back) and as I am tooling along I am thinking this sure is getting easier. The answer,my friend, was blowing in the wind because as I turned around it suddenly occurred to me why it was so easy. The wind was out of the north!! So it was a different kind of easy on the way back. Really it was not too bad.
I repotted the cactus yesterday. It is now getting too big to take with us! Maybe not so big but definitely too heavy. I am thinking I will leave it here, either in the garage or perhaps in the breezeway unless I can find someone to board it with...hmmm. Might have to think on that for a bit.
Today's camera shots:
 These butterflies would not let me get close for photos so these are with a zoom

Monday, September 30

Rode the trail

I rode the trail the past two days doing a minimum ride to the bridge and back (5 miles + total). There has been a pretty good headwind both days meaning a tougher ride out but easier back. When the trail is canopied as it is for much of it the wind is somewhat insignificant. I did not notice much of note. The walnuts are starting to fall and the leaves too but not abundantly yet. As I came back to town I noticed a woman with a ladder in one hand and a towel in the other. She was looking at the bushes and debating on the best way to tackle them to get at the windows. I was past her before she made a decision.
I saw one rider on the trail and he was a man of more age than I headed back to town as I was headed out.
I have a pork loin roast in the crockpot for supper...slow news day.

Metabolism booster


Boost your metabolism naturally with this ZERO CALORIE Detox Drink. Put down the diet sodas and crystal light and try this out for a week. You will drop weight and have
TONS OF ENERGY! Sound yummy? It is!!
1 Apple thinly sliced
1 Cinnamon Stick
Drop apple slices in the bottom of the pitcher and then the cinnamon sticks, cover with ice about 1/2 way up then add water.

Drink one pitcher (2 qt.) per day. Apple and cinnamon stick good for 3 days use.