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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

Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Baseball & Softball

Brent asked us to go to a Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball game with them. We left the farm about 3 PM and drove to their house where we talked a few minutes and then loaded into their Traverse. Kyle's Little League was being honored by the Hot Rods. Kyle, his team and the other teams in the same league were all taken on the field before the game. The announcer began announcing the starting lineup and as each player ran out of the dug out one of Kyle's team mates would meet them, do a knuckle bump and run along side the player out to their position. Kyle's turn came and he did as everyone else had done. I kept watching as he and the professional player were chatting while the rest of the starters were announced and came onto the field. They remained on the field as the National Anthem was played. Then all the kids were returned to their seating area and the game began.
The Hot Rods won 4-3. See the story HERE. We quickly left and rode to Brent's, then took Kyle with us to the farm, arriving about midnight
Saturday morning, we left the farm at 6:45 AM, stopped at Hardee's and drove to Campbellsville for Julie's 9 AM game. The teams were warming up as we parked. Josh & Brent won the coin flip so they were home team and took the field first. Julie walked the first batter, stuck one out, then walked two more to load the bases. One line drive for the second out, then a strike out ended the inning without the other kids scoring. Julie pitched better the rest of the game, but they lost 5 to 4 after time expired at the end of the 4th inning.
About a ten minute break and the second game began. Linda and I could tell right away this game was against a much tougher team. Julie's team never scored and thankfully time expired after three innings of a major beat down. We found out this was a traveling team with players from Somerset, Louisville and Frankfort. They were in a class all their own and never lost a game in the tournament.
Two other teams played a game, then Julie's team began their third game. Julie was pitching again. The teams were fairly even in ability and Julie's team won 5 to 4 with a close call at the end. We had to wait for two more games to be played before being told Julie's team had not made the cut for the final games. We packed the chairs and cooler into the Equinox with Julie & Kyle after telling Pauline & Brent bye, then drove back to Burkesville. They are staying with us for the next week.

Posted by Dave at 6:00 PM
Categories: Current Events

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

Garage Finished

Stacey, Linda & I left Friday morning for Daleville. We stopped in Pendleton and dropped off Linda so she could drive her Mom's truck while we were in IN. Stacey and I went on to Daleville and unloaded the Equinox and turned on the AC at the house. Linda ended up having to call Imon to unlock the garage before she could get to the truck. She remained there for a couple hours before coming to Daleville.
Lana & Frank Dial visited with us Saturday evening. Stacey had trouble all day and wasn't good when they were with us. It was still enjoyable chatting with Lana & Frank.
Sunday, Stacey was fine & Linda took her and visited with Nana & Imon most of the day. Sunday morning, I worked on installing the electric garage door opener with Steve Sargent. We mounted the opener and hooked it to the power. Jim Cooper dropped in for a few beers and conversation. He even stayed after Linda & Stacey returned. It was good seeing Jim!
Monday, Steve laid the last part of the cap on the split faced block while I programmed the door opener and the key pad for it. Linda visited with her brother, Jr most of the day.
 
Finally, the garage was done! We moved our stuff out of the yard barn and into the garage. The yard barn is ready to be moved from our yard and located about 3 blocks away.
Rain stopped the guy from delivering the gravel for the driveway Tuesday. He will also finish grade the area around the garage when the yard barn is removed and the ground is dry. Bonnie & Donny came over Tuesday evening and we talked, then went to Elbert's Lounge for Taco Tuesday. There were several others from Daleville there, Bob Huffman, Terry Granger, Helen Craig, Christa & Bruce Corn, Mary & Steve Sargent and it was kind of an old home week.
Wednesday, we packed our things, locked the house and headed back to KY.

Thanks to Steve Sargent and his crew of workers for doing a great job building the garage!

Update The driveway is finished. Thanks to Mary Sargent for the photo taken the day after we left.
 

Posted by Dave at 7:45 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fields Recover

I wanted to fly the drone over the fields to see if the over night rain had caused them to turn green. It is hard to see the camera screen for the drone in bright sunlight, so I sat in the shelter house to provide shade for viewing the drone flight.
 
The fields did turn greener fairly quick. The hay has been gathered and ready for loading onto wagons.
 
I took the drone higher and positioned it directly over the highway to take this shot looking west.
 
Another shot of the farm house, barn and equipment shed.
 

Posted by Dave at 8:00 PM
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Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2018

Hay Done Road Repaved

When we returned home from IN, all the hay had been cut and rolled. The fields looked a little brown because there had not been any rain fall since the hay was cut.
  
I flew the drone and took inventory of the rolls and the condition of the fields. I flew it down the creek to our other fields and hovered to take several pictures, snapped a couple on the way back and then returned to the farm house.
  
The new pavement on SR 61 was laid while we were in IN. I was delighted they paved over the rumble strips that had been ground into the previous pavement The noises from those things are annoying as people are either passing another vehicle or trying to see what is going on in our driveway. :-)
 
I snapped a couple more pictures as I was landing the drone. We park our Mules in the back loft of the old barn.
  

Posted by Dave at 6:30 PM
Categories: Current Events, Farm