Sunday, June 16, 2024


'YAY':)) Google's Blogger has finally fixed the annoying glitches that have caused me stress and extra workarounds these past three weeks.  Anything that makes my life simpler is always a plus for me these days.  Thank you to Google's Blogger crew:))

I'm really enjoying this cooler weather we have upon us at the moment and I have been making the best of it.  However, hot sticky days are on our doorstep, and heat warnings are being issued so I will ride that out inside with my nose stuck in my next book which incidentally is entitled, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

Pheebs and I under pleasantly sunny Sunday morning skies headed out in the Subaru instead of the Jeep this morning.  'Houston.....we have a Jeep problem'!!  A couple years ago I began noticing oil drips on the cement floor in our carport.  The Jeep's engine had an oil leak somewhere.  When I had it in for one of its oil changes in 2022 I had them have a look at the problem and give me an estimate on a repair.  They said the oil pan was in bad shape and leaking as well as the engine oil pressure switch.  To repair and replace the oil pan, gasket, and switch, plus labor would be $ 1,317.41.  Of course with it being two years later now I'm sure that estimate would be substantially higher.  At our last oil change a month ago they also said, the oil pressure sensor is leaking, the transmission lines are very rusty, and the brake flex lines are in poor condition.  For the last couple of years, I have checked the oil every three weeks and add a small amount of oil each time.  It was only ever down an eighth of an inch on the dipstick.  But last week when I checked the oil it was down well over a quart and there was more oil on the floor.  'Houston, we have a Jeep problem'.  Decision time.  Couple those costly oil leak and other repairs with the fact that the Jeep is steadily rusting out we have decided to park the Jeep for now and try our hand at getting along with one vehicle instead of two.  With Kelly not needing to head down to Spencerport New York for lengthy periods of time anymore, we just might be fine with one car.  We've decided to give it a try, alter our routines when necessary, and see how we make out.  Certainly would be a lot cheaper for us.   

Al's Music Box:)) Chances Are by Johnny Mathis is one of the compilations by the Stillman-Allen team that were chart hits in the 1950s. It was listed on Billboard's "Most Played by Jockeys" survey for Johnny Mathis, charting in 1957, and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.  The song, released on both 45 RPM and 78 RPM formats, was also included on the 1958 Mathis compilation Johnny's Greatest Hits. The album was certified a gold record on June 5, 1959.

GROANER'S CORNER:(( A cat dies and goes to Heaven. God meets him at the gate and says, "You have been a good cat all of these years. Anything you desire is yours, all you have to do is ask."  The cat says, "Well, I lived all my life with a poor family on a farm and had to sleep on hardwood floors."  God says, "Say no more." And instantly, a fluffy pillow appears.  A few days later, 6 mice are killed in a tragic accident and they go to Heaven. God meets them at the gate with the same offer that He made the cat. The mice said, "All our lives we've had to run. Cats, dogs, and even women with brooms have chased us. If we could only have a pair of roller skates, we wouldn't have to run anymore."  God says, "Say no more." And instantly, each mouse is fitted with a beautiful pair of tiny roller skates.  About a week later, God decides to check and see how the cat is doing. The cat is sound asleep on his new pillow. God gently wakes him and asks, "How are you doing? Are you happy here?"  The cat yawns and stretches and says, "Oh, I've never been happier in my life. And those Meals on Wheels you've been sending over are the best!"


- Have you heard about the elephant with diarrhea?  It's all over town!

- Three years ago my doctor told me I was going deaf...  I haven’t heard from him since

A wife started doing her makeup as soon as she woke up.  Her husband asked the reason.  She replied, "I have locked my phone with facial recognition and it's not recognizing me without makeup."


If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing.  The world has enough critics!!


  1. In your photos there are usually quite a few beautiful horses - are there a lot of people around your area that ride a lot for pleasure? Or do the horses just wandered around in fields grazing, like they do near where I live?

  2. How nice for you that
    Blogger fixed the issues that caused problems.If it were my Jeep I might do one really necessary repair at a time.I hope
    you, Kelly and Pheebs can stay
    cool during the coming
    hot weather,Maryt

  3. Your Blogger problems aren't over with yet. It's not allowing it to update as a recent post. I found you as having posted Three Days ago.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. HOUSTON - RSS Feed problem all fixed....good job

  5. I'm surprise who many folks in my little corner must read your blog. I'm 149th in line to check out The House in the Cerulean Sea!
    Great choice of tires on your Jeep, looks like will defiantly outlast it ;)