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Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Farm Camp Out

Stacey, Linda & I hosted family & friends, beginning Friday afternoon and ending Sunday about noon, for the 'Fall Camp Out 18' at Norris Farm. Below are the pictures that are not in any specific order and were taken by Jessica, Molly, Shelly and myself. Clicking these small images will open larger ones.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 

Posted by Dave at 5:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Farm

Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Daleville House Painted

Linda had contacted a house painter in IN and made a deal for him to paint the Daleville house. He had already started the job when Stacey and I left for Daleville Sunday morning. We pulled into the driveway a few hours later and Stacey mentioned that we might not be able to get inside because the windows and doors were masked off for painting. I checked the back door and we were able to go inside through it. The house was fairly dark inside with the windows covered, but we made the best of it.
  
The next morning, Thomas Gorman began removing the paper and masking tape. That let the sun light come through the windows and brighten up the inside. Thomas also did some touch ups along the underside of the overhangs and around the windows where the tape had been. I talked to him after he finished and paid him with a check.
  
Thomas painted the aluminum storm back door which made it look like a new one. Much better IMO.
 
He also removed the poison ivy vines that were all over the east side of the house. It looked smooth and clean now.
 
The new paint is the same whiteness as the new porch railings.

Thomas painted the porch ceiling too.

The paint job was completed quickly and well done. I think Linda will like it when she goes to Daleville.
Stacey and I had a good time while in Daleville. We visited Kim & Kenny at their day care. We also took Nana a roast beef Manhattan for lunch at her place. I talked to several friends and we went to Elbert's for Taco Tuesday. It was fun!

Posted by Dave at 3:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville

Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Broadcast TV in Daleville

Stacey, Linda and I left for Daleville Thursday morning.Brent's Farmily joined us late Friday.
Saturday morning, Brent used a cut off wheel on an angle grinder to cut the "u" bolts that held the top antennae, the old satelite dish and a few other odd pieces off the pole. He handed those pieces to me and I passed him the new antennae to receive the broadcast signals from the TV stations in Indy. The ladder and cut off tool were borrowed from Steve Sargent. Steve had loaned me the tools so Brent & I could cut off the porch rail posts. After shortening the 4 posts, we took a short break, then we hooked up the cable wire to the 3 TVs and all was good.
 
Everyone went to Nana's place to celebrate her birthday while I remained at Daleville to shower and put on clean clothes. Just before I started the shower, Bruce, Frank & Paul stopped and carried in 3 coolers of beer to watch the Notre Dame - Vanderbuilt football game. Quite a bit of BS was spread while we visited. We checked out the finished garage and drank a few more beers at half time of the garm, then went back inside. Notre Dame won and we all said our good byes.
 
I hopped in the shower and before I was done, I heard Brent and farmily come inside the house. When I dressed, we left to eat then headed to Anderson Speedway to watch the races. We sat in Turn #1 instead of high up in Turn #4.
 
The crowd was bigger this year and there seemed to be more cars.
 

Posted by Dave at 7:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018

Porch Railing Done

Tuesday morning, we headed to Daleville and when we arrived, Steve had the porch railing installed and looking good. The sidewalk was also finished.
  
When Linda & Stacey went to see Nana, I remained at the house and assembled 3 of the 4 lawn chairs we bought at TSC. I used the fold down back seats on the golf cart as a work bench. I also purchased a counter top at Menard's for the second hand cabinets I had installed the last time we were in IN.
 
Steve had installed the new storm door we bought, I added a new porch light and Linda set 2 of the new chairs on the front porch. I disassembled a small table with a frosted glass top, sanded & painted it a gray color for the porch. I checked the size of the garage by parking the 2 trucks and our golf cart inside. They all fit, but it was fairly tight.
 
Stacey and I purchased fourteen 2 by 4s and I built a work bench with storage underneath. Two of the new chairs are sitting in front of the bench in the picture below.

Linda brought Nana back to the Daleville house and Shelly dropped by to give us some tomatoes from Anita's garden and say thanks for us bringing her a few paw paws. The next day we picked up Reba again and went to Camack Station for ice cream.

After a week in IN, we packed up the truck, closed the house and left for home about 10 Monday morning.

Posted by Dave at 8:30 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stacey's Checkup

We left the farm around 8 AM and headed towards Bowling Green. We didn't get far, had to turn around and return to the farm to get the bag with Stacey's medications. We were going to her office call with Dr Zhu at Graves Gilbert Clinic and they require her medications be brought to the office visit. After picking up her pills, we went through the drive through at Hardee's and ate during the one hour and twenty minute ride. The parking lot at the clinic was crammed full and so were the hallways. I registered Stacey, then took her papers to Dr Zhu's office. We then waited about an hour before being called into the exam room. Stacey, Linda and I all waited a few minutes until Dr Zhu came into the room with a tag along Dr in training. Dr Zhu recognized Stacey and immediately started teasing her about the Pacers. Then asked us if she had any seizures since her last office visit. We answered 'no' and he relaxed and continued to talk Pacer stuff with Stacey for a few minutes. Dr Zhu turned his attention to his laptop and began asking us questions about her medications. Linda told him we had begun giving Stacey CBD oil capsules and reduced some of her seizure meds. Dr Zhu asked how that had affected Stacey. We explained that it seemed to work well and helped Stacey think more clear. Dr Zhu was OK with that, but could not legally tell us to give Stacey CBD oil. He told us of another patient he had treated and could not control his seizures. Then one office visit the guy reported he hadn't had any seizure and that smoking marijuana had stopped them. We asked if we should continue reducing Stacey's medications. Dr Zhu said that he could not legally recommend that, but if we did, we should do it a certain way, which he described in detail. Everyone in the room understood that he liked what we were doing but was unable to say so because CBD oil is not approved for seizure control by the FDA. It was his way of letting us know to keep doing what Stacey needed. We all laughed and Dr Zhu shook hands with us and said to come back in one year unless we needed to see him sooner.

Posted by Dave at 8:00 PM
Categories: Current Events

Posted on Friday, August 03, 2018

Porch Railings for Daleville House

Sunday morning we met Pauline and Brent in Cave City and took their kids with us to Daleville for another week. We stopped at the rest area just north of Louisville for a bathroom break before driving the rest of the way.
 
Steve and his crew had made good progress on removing the wrought iron porch railing and replacing it with a no maintenance vinyl covered railing. They also busted the old concrete steps on the left side of the porch. Steve had previously poured new steps on the right side and was working on the hand rail for them.
 
  
Linda met her brothers and visited with her Mom most days, while I stayed at the Daleville house. Julie and Kyle didn't go the Splash Park much due to rainy weather the first 3 days of our trip. We were able to play basket ball and they rode bikes quite a bit. Most of the evenings were spent watching kids movies on Netflix. Stacey and Julie were on the edge of their seats when I snapped the picture below. Kyle setup camp each night and put the pillows up each morning. Julie and Kyle took turns sleeping on the pillows like it was a reward.
 
Before leaving for KY on Thursday, I talked with Steve and we added building a sidewalk from the steps to the town's sidewalk to his contract, also installing a new storm door that I purchased. We left Daleville and drove to King Fish on the IN side of the Ohio River for lunch, then into KY and onto Brent's house where we dropped off Julie and Kyle. Brent gave us 2 boxes of fresh peaches to make peach jam. Linda drove us to the farm and we unloaded.

Posted by Dave at 7:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sunsets

 
Since we moved to KY over 20 years ago, I haven't seen that many sunsets. Our farm is in a valley and the sun disappears from our view before it passes the horizon. With the drone, I now have the capability to capture sunsets at the best times, thanks to the drone's ability to fly above the height of the hilltops.
  

Posted by Dave at 9:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Farm

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018

Grand Kids in Daleville

Monday, Julie & Kyle went to Daleville with us. We are keeping them for 3 weeks until their school begins in August. After the ride, J & K went to the Splash Park. They're able to walk back and forth to the park and the Daleville house or ride in the golf cart with Linda or I.
 
Tuesday through Thursday, we gave J & K money to buy sno-cones at the water park. They've been trying the different flavors. Julie didn't really like the Pina Colada flavor, but finished it anyway.
 
Kyle has braces on his teeth, but they both assured me that the ice was not going to bother Kyle's dental work. Kyle had a Black Cherry flavored sno-cone that might have gave him 'brain freeze' when I took this picture.
 
Each morning, J & K would ride their bikes to a church parking lot, Stacey and I rode in the golf cart, then we all played basket ball for about an hour. Then J & K would go for a bike ride and return to the house.
 
The new garage has been nice to put their bikes and the golf cart inside, then just hit the button to close the garage door. It is a bunch easier to use than the yard barn.
Friday morning we packed up our stuff, went to Denny's for breakfast, then returned, closed the house and drove to the farm.

Posted by Dave at 8:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville