Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Difficult commenting

What is with Blogger? Adding a new post is now easier than making comments? Even when I'm signed in it still wants verification of who I am? Anyway, here's the comment that I had attempted twice to add to the previous Ohio map post in answer to Mary's question:

No, I'm not the camera toting type -- hard enough to remember to take pictures of KC. I do read a number of map blogs though -- the one where this one came from (sorry, should have credited the source which I have now forgotten) has had several Ohio related entries.

Serena, am I doing something wrong with the comments?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Missing New Vienna

If New Vienna were marked on this map it would be about in the middle of the photo. Of course, Dick's Sporting Goods (located at the "star" on the map) is not in New Vienna, but rather nearer Beaver Creek it appears. Makes the west branch of the East fork of the Little Miami River look like a promiment waterway. Canoing anyone?

Bev Allen and Chez Nous

I'm sure Mom and Dad remember Bev Allen - she is the artist that they had lunch with her several times at Chez Nous. She is in the hospital after a fairly serious fall last Friday. I've been spending time with her to help her pass the time. One of her sons does live close by - in Peoria, I think. That plus computer work today kept me gone all day.

It looks like she may be going to move at least temporarily to Grandview Terrace - right by the hospital here in Sun City West.

Bev was supposed to go to brunch with us at Mandala's on Saturday, may be just as well she didn't. When I told her what we had, she said it sounded really awful.

By the way, Catherine, any ideas on when you would like to go to Persian Garden?

I did stop by Chez Nous a couple of times - it was very quiet. I talked to both Rosemary and Angela. Rosemary said that Angela did have two people for coffee this morning - her parents.

A slight mix-up on the movie for this Friday, but we've got it covered.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Vegan Brunch at Mandala

Serena, Sharon O'Shea, Patty (the plant-based diet teacher at Chez Nous), Wendy, KC, Gerry and I enjoyed brunch yesterday at the Mandala Tea Room. They had an assortment of scrambled tofu dishes with various types such as Italian, Mexican, Ex-Ranch (with tempeh bacon), and curry as well as soup, waffles, and blue corn cakes. While I appreciated the variety of tofu "egg" dishes, I was disappointed with my selection of the curry -- definitely the blandest of any of the ones we tried as a group. I probably would have preferred one of their lunch entrees which wasn't available during the "brunch" time. Next time we'll go for lunch instead. It was an experience though, and enjoyed meeting Patty. We babysat KC last night and plan to get together with Ken & Wendy for brunch today.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


There is a fairly neat little software application called Evernote. You can copy all sorts of things into notes, save the notes. The notes are then accessible from any other computer you use once you sign in - Mac or Windows. Also, available off-line - although I haven't checked out that feature yet. I've been using it for a couple of days - it looks pretty great.

The software is free, at least at this point - they are in beta. They are in closed beta. Beta means it is still in the experimental stages. Closed means you need an invitation to use it. You can get an invitation by signing up for it and waiting for an invite. Or email me and I'll send you an invite.

Just noticed

I just noticed there is a lot of dust up above the starburst plantation shutter. I have determined to do something about that. I'll make a note not to look up that way again - much easier than finding something to stand on to dust that high, etc., etc.

Uible Blog

We are doing well. Good flightover. Warm here. More later.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mandala Tea Room

A group of us are planning to go to Mandala Tea Room (link is in the title of this post) this Saturday for lunch. MV - hope you aren't too jealous. Maybe we can go next time you come to Arizona.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kings have left SCW

I dropped them off at the airport at approximately 5:10 - took about 40 minutes. I got back to SCW at about 6:30 - traffic wasn't too bad, but, obviously, worse than on the way down. On the other hand, maybe I just drive more slowly than some people.

It'll be interesting to see how things go with their trip and how much use their new iPod Touch gets.

KC in May

Here's a couple pictures we took last Friday while KC was visiting. The one outside is taken at a new city park that opened in our neighborhood (1/4 mile south of us on 63rd Ave) about six months ago. He especially likes the slide and climbing up and down.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Future Dated Blog Posts

According to Blogger it is now possible to write a post and then set a time and date when it is actually going to appear in the blog. For instance, if one is going on an international three week trip, one could write 21 posts and then set it so that a post a day appeared telling everyone what a wonderful time you're having.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


The weather in Sun City West tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday is going to be warm - a high of at least 105 degrees. On those same days the highs will be around 63 degrees.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Roberta's Happy Birth Day

Happy Birthday, Roberta! Now I'm only two years older than you again instead of the three years older I've been since January. But, I know, this day should be about YOU! Hope you have a good one. KC has changed a bit more in the year since this picture was taken, than has Roberta.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

L-R: Harold Uible, Gladys Uible, Leslie, Serena, Lucille Reynolds and C.J. Uible
mid 1940s?
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Monday, May 05, 2008

Wrecked Building

In addition to making grapefruit sludge - and writing a fascinating blog entry about it - I also scanned a few photos into the computer and uploaded them into Picasa Web Album.

From Buildings

I don't know where the above picture is from (although I just sort of assume New Vienna) - but I thought the sign was interesting.

Grapefruit juice

Last week I picked the last of the grapefruit from the neighbors' yard - with their knowledge/permission. The last of the grapefruit at this house were picked in mid-April. Today I made the last of the grapefruit juice concentrate. I like to keep things simple so all I do is chop the grapefruits in half, pick out the seeds I can easily see and then take the skin off. Then I just put everything but the skin and big seeds in the blender. After everything is a fairly thick sludge - I freeze in 1 cup containers (mostly yogurt cups). After sludge becomes frozen, I slide the juice into plastic bags to save space in the freezer. I have, I think, about 5 gallons of frozen sludge now.

The sludge is good blended about 50/50 with water plus some ice.

Foreign Weather

This post is for anyone who is thinking about traveling to some place, like Oslo, Norway - or as some people refer to it - the country of Ohslow.

Go to this site and then if you are looking for specific days, go to about middle of the page on the left, under "History and Almanac", choose the month and date. You'll get the minimum and maximum temperatures - average and record for that date.

Items from Uible photo album