Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fun in Wake Forest

Wake Forest, NC
Dear friends,

Sorry to have been gone so long. Isn't it always something!! Last night I sat here at the computer for over an hour trying to start a post...with a blank mind. I'm beginning to worry. Seriously!

Thinking about Poppy, who never had any sinus problems, yet having had sinus surgery less than a year ago because of a sinus infection that would not clear up...and considering my recent unusual dentist visit, not because of a tooth ache, but because all my teeth ached and learning from the x-rays that day in the dentist chair that I had a serious sinus infection...and now having gone through surgery myself.

Then remembering back a few months when we discovered the hot water leak under the house that had gone on for two month, got me to thinking..."MOLD"! Could it be?Anyhow, we have used dehumidifiers and treated for mold and mildew but still probably need to call in a professional and have things checked out. Always something!

On a happier note, the birthday outing with Lynn and Andee was just the best day ever! Andee drove from Virginia, picked me up and we met Lynn in Wake Forest.


The little shops on main street are busy on a Saturday morning.


Lots of antique shops and fun places to look.

We must have spent an hour or more in the Goodwill store looking and laughing,


then left Lynn's car parked and Andee did the driving to


the Mellow Mushroom for lunch. 


The day passed way too fast, as they always do.

I am so far behind with everything right now. Think I'll burn that dad-blamed "to do" list, write down somewhere in big letters, "I AM RETIRED", then do what needs to be done, when I can, and stop worrying!

With that said, I am on my way out the door to finish cleaning and painting the outside of the shop. The front is finished. Painted dark brown. I'll have pictures! :)

Hope you haven't totally deleted me yet. Hopefully, I will get it together and be back here soon. Thank you. 

Love,
Henny

34 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice little town for a girl's day out! I'm glad you had fun! I would seriously check that mold...you never know.

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  2. Sounds like a really nice day out for you. It's really good to have family close enough around to do some visiting once in awhile. My nearest family is 13 hours south of here so don't make it down there very often.

    There just might be a connection between the mold and your sinus problems. It's a good idea you have to check out the situation below in case it hasn't been completely rectified by the steps that you all have already taken.

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    1. Goodness, 13 hours is a long way. My youngest daughter is 3 hours away, but that's not too bad. We've got to have the mold thing checked out. Thank you Vic.

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  3. I'm glad you had a good time. The food sure looked delicious.

    You're not alone. Sometimes I have no clue what I'm going to post next, either. Thank goodness inspiration does hit us eventually... :)

    Happy Fall... :)

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    1. Hey Dee. Happy Fall to you! :) Maybe posting yesterday has helped me, especially with all the nice comments.

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  4. Always safe to have any problems checked out if only for peace of mind. Looks like a great day out, creating lots of lovely memories for you to reflect on.

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    1. That's true. It was a beautiful day. The sky was so blue!

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  5. You had a lovely day out with your two girls, how nice!
    My mind seems to blank out all the time on blog posts. I always think, just do a short simple one, but it never seems to turn out that way.

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    1. That's like me! I tell myself, just post a word or two, but I get started and feel like I need to write more and more. Thank you Karen. Your posts are always interesting.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed your day out.
    You may be on to something concerning the mood. It is terrible stuff!
    Take care.

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    1. Hey, and thank you! It is terrible stuff and I'm hoping there is no mold.

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  7. That sounds like my kind of day! Glad you had a day out! Bad allergy day here. Need to check what the pollen is. Make sure about that mold and get it checked out!

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    1. Oh, I just don't get enough of those kind of days. Probably only one time a year can the three of us get together, so I really enjoy it.

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  8. Always happy when you share your life with us, but don't beat yourself up if you're out enjoying life in between the posts. Your readers are always here patiently waiting, just relax and write when you feel like it. Never explain, never complain.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate what you've said so much. I'll remember that!

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  9. It took me almost a year to convince my hubby that we were retired. So glad to hear you are doing well. Sinus problems are so annoying!
    Take care and God bless.

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    1. Hey Linda. I can believe that. It's like I retired from public work to kill myself working here at home. Never relax! Thank you.

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  10. I understand the writing dry spell. I'll need to get some chickens, or move somewhere interesting where exciting things happen.
    Yes, I think checking on that mold is a really good idea.

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    1. Oh, if only I could write like you!! Sometimes I wish I had never seen a chicken. :) It can get stressful, always something sad happening to animals. Thank you Marty.

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  11. What a fun day with your daughters! There is a Mellow Mushroom on Hilton Head but I haven't gotten to try it yet. I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday outing.

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    1. Hey Cynthia. We did have fun, thank you. That was my first time eating at the Mellow Mushroom. Andee and Lynn both love it. It was good.

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    2. Hey Cynthia. We did have fun, thank you. That was my first time eating at the Mellow Mushroom. Andee and Lynn both love it. It was good.

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  12. Sometimes it's good to take a break.

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    1. Hey Red. I needed that bread! Thank you. I've got to catch up with your posts!

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  13. I'm glad you had a great day with your girls. Mold is a dangerous thing. It invades and grows where you can't see it, but it sure gets in the air. I taught for a couple of years in a basement classroom with stone foundation walls that seeped moisture. I was sick a lot, had lots of sinus infections, and terrible sinus headaches. Thank goodness I got away from that. Now that I'm retired, I do pretty much what I want, when I want. I don't even have a set day to do specific household chores like I used to. I do the work when I see that it needs to be done. My stress level has gone way down. Who cares what day you vacuum or do laundry? Not me. Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Part of my enjoyment is reading blogs! I certainly enjoy yours, but don't want you to feel guilty when you don't post. Don't stress over it!

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    1. That is so scary! I've been reading how doctors sometimes have no idea that mold is the cause of someone's illness. Last night we ordered a nice air purifier, one that helps with mold spores. We need one anyway living with so many animals around. I hope I can remember what you have said about being retired. Honestly, who does care? I feel like a terrible lazy person if I sit down during the day. Than you, Peg. I'm glad you enjoy blogs. I look forward to your comment on mine.

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  14. It's so nice to find you blogged today. I just thought Poppy being home was the reason you didn't have a moment to yourself, *smile*
    Once he goes back to work you'll catch up on all those pesky chores, I'm sure.

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    1. Oh, Granny Marigold, you hit the nail on the head! I don't have a moment to myself when he is home, and don't know what I will do when he retires! :) Men! :)

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  15. Looks like y'all had a great time!!
    Love you!

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    1. We did Vicki. We would have had more fun if you had been with us. Love you too!!!

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  16. Mold is a bad thing...I hope neither of your problems is because of it. Looks like a fun day out with your gals! :) Relax and sit a spell you might like it! :)

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  17. Very happy to know about your day with the lovely girls, you three are certainly the leaders of the "long hair is beautiful society"! I hope there isn't a mold issue, but if there is, it might explain some of your health problems. I am sure you will keep us posted. Best of luck!

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