Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Maggie

Last Monday I finally took Maggie to the vet to get up-to-date with her shots. I got her 3 years ago from the Animal Shelter and she hasn't had any shots since.
I put the cat carrier on the floor and since she had never been in it, she was curious and crawled right in. But when I wanted to zip it back up, she got out. I had to push her head down with one hand and zip it up with the other.
Poor Maggie she was scared in the car and meowed all the way to the vet. They gave her 3 shots and poked her all over. I put the cat carrier on the steel table and Maggie crawled right in and laid down. She wanted to go home!!
Maggie has been doing a lot of visiting around the neighborhood. She likes to go to my sister's house about a block away. She goes to the back door where the bird feeder is hanging. Maggie likes to be invited inside. The first time she was inside she inspected every room and didn't want to leave. One day I asked Carolyn to keep her in because I wanted to come pick her up. She knows the sound of my car and when I drove up, Maggie went and hid in the closet.
All the animals like Ruth, my neighbor across the street. One day when Ruth was sitting on her porch, her phone rang, when she went in to answer it, Maggie squeezed in the door and went from room to room. She went in the closet and wouldn't let Ruth catch her. The next day, Maggie was there at the door with her nose pressed to the screen. She wanted in.
I sure hope all my neighbors like cats.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Before & After

I've had a lot of changes made here since moving to the MH park. One of the last things on the list was the drapes that were hanging in the living room. The old owners were supposed to leave the window coverings when they moved. They definitely took the sheers and I guess that made the big difference in how it looked. I still think they changed the drapes as well because after they moved they somehow got really ugly. Some of the drapery rods were hung crooked. Didn't I notice anything when we came to look at this place?
Today, my niece, Roxanne was here and took down the old drapes and hung up the new blinds and the sheers. It made a world of difference! Roxanne has done a wonderful job. She will be back tomorrow to finish hanging the sheers and maybe some pictures.
I wanted this place to look nice before my daughter comes to visit for Thanksgiving. That was her original idea for coming and then she insisted she wanted me to have knee replacement surgery so she can look after me for a couple of weeks. I know I have been putting it off for too long. I have the sugery scheduled for November 17 and she will be here that day. So, more big events coming up.
I need to clear my mind and decide on what to do with all the stuff that I have yet to find a place for. Guess I just have to turn loose of things. I think I'm afraid if I give up the things that trigger memories, I will no longer remember the events surrounding them. I do a lot of looking back. (That goes with old age.)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Merced County Genealogical Society

Merced County Genealogical Society Program for October 16, 2010

One-Step Webpages:

A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools

Stephen Morse

Stephen Morse – of One-Step Webpages – is known nationwide for his internet toolbox. He has given his program to groups all across the country. This program is designed to give us an overview of the most popular tools on his website, tools to save you time searching the internet.

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one.

Come and hear this well-known speaker and learn how to simplify your internet searching.

Saturday ~ October 16 ~ 1:00 p.m.

Merced County Library, Gracey Room

2100 O Street, Merced, CA