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Sunrises and Sunsets In Our Neck Of the Woods

A Spectacular View.
A Spectacular View. Rolling Meadows Ranch
Sunrise from the front yard.
Sunrise from the back  yard.
A Cloudy Sunset
A Cloudy Sunset
Sunset On Rolling Meadows Ranch....HOME
Sunset On Rolling Meadows Ranch….HOME
Sunrise At Home.. Foggy
Sunrise At Home.. Foggy
Sunrise At Home.. Foggy
Sunrise At Home.. Foggy
Sunset at Lake Kissimmee State Park
Sunset at Lake Kissimmee State Park
Rolling Meadows Ranch Our Sunset Spot- Our Yard
Rolling Meadows Ranch Our Sunset Spot- Our Yard
Rolling Meadows Ranch -Where we live, work, play, love, laugh and sometimes cry.
Rolling Meadows Ranch -Where we live, work, play, love, laugh and sometimes cry.
Rolling Meadows Ranch Our Sunset Spot.....The cows are out there somewhere.
Rolling Meadows Ranch Our Sunset Spot…..The cows are out there somewhere.
Sunset At The Ranger Station. Lake Kissimmee State Park
Sunset At The Ranger Station. Lake Kissimmee State Park
A Spectacular View. Home
A Spectacular View. Home
Lake Kissimmee State Park,.. Off The Bridge... Zipprer Canal At Sunset
Lake Kissimmee State Park,.. Off The Bridge… Zipprer Canal At Sunset
A Beautiful Sunset.
A Beautiful Sunset. Bobby’s Cove
Sunset As Seen Headed To The Shop.
Sunset As Seen Headed To The Shop.
The Bonfire right after Sunset.
The Bonfire right after Sunset.
Lookin' Out The Back Door
Lookin’ Out The Back Door
Sunset
Sunset

Everyone knows I have a love /hate relationship with Florida. One thing I never get tired of though are the sunrises and the sunsets. They are spectacular.
Sharing some of the many I have taken through the years. Most of these were taken all over Lake Kissimmee State Park and Rolling Meadows Ranch

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From Our Neck Of The Woods: Early Days With Danny In Florida: Most Before I Moved There Permanently

Danny and I Bok, Tower Gardens, 2005 Early Days Danny worked there as a gardener.
Danny and I
Bok, Tower Gardens, 2005 Early Days
Danny worked there as a gardener.
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Early Days With Danny In Florida: Most Before I Moved There Permanently.

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Good Morning From Our Neck Of The Woods – Thursday, June 24, 2015

GOOD MORNING
Good morning to MOST of you. I started to write this around 11:30 and then decided to upload a few pictures. That meant finding my phone and then finding what I needed to upload.
It is now 12:05 PM as I start to write this.
Good Afternoon from Our Neck Of The Woods and Rolling Meadows Ranch.
My spirits are better than there were yesterday morning.
It took me WAY TOO LONG to snap out of that MOOD.
I finally just went to bed and got some sleep.
I was able to sleep for a short while. As an insomniac, I will take what rest I can get.
Danny and I had a good day yesterday.
When I got past being selfish….I knew he needed the day off.
Allergies and the heat had taken their toil.
We relaxed. Worked and played on on separate computers either in different rooms or together,
I will sometimes take my laptop in his computer room. I don’t like his room because it is a mess. He needs to throw out a number of OLD computer THINGYS…Large and small.
There are no pics on the walls.
And HE Blocks the window view of the great outdoors.
It is nice though, to just sit and do our separate things……together.
We spent time watching video on his computer.
He spent a lot of time and MONEY setting up our Entertainment Center so we could watch these SAME videos from the TV in the LIVING ROOM in the comfort of our recliners.
So WHY watch them on his laptop in his computer room?
That is where he was watching them BEFORE HE yells out
“Sarah, Come watch this”.
I never know WHAT he will want me to watch.
I put on a smile…or try to and off I go.
Yesterday we watched videos on :
Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Calypso.
We watched his life story. The history of the Calypso.

A video on the Grouper and it’s Spawning Cycle.


At some point I asked Danny to play
John Denver’s Calypso.

John Denver  talks about Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
It’s A beautiful Song.

Then we found a few videos of the trip John Denver took with Cousteau on the Calypso.
I really enjoyed that one.

I am a John Denver Fan.
Bobby and I also met John a few times …..not at Concerts but in Aspen, Colorado. (We did see MANY of his Concerts).
One of those times we ended up at his home. This was when he was still married to Anne and the kids were small.
Anne sent Christmas Cards to us for years.
Shortly before John died , Bobby and I were in Branson , Missouri.
My best friend, Dan (He is the one who first started calling me Sarah…..back in high school,) was a singer and back stage soundman in Branson.
John Denver was playing their and we all had back stage passes.
I met many singers that way.
WOW, when I get rambling , I get ramblin.
I haven’t been in a talkative mood for awhile now.

As you can tell, we had a good day.

This morning started off normally .
The alarm went off at  6 AM.
I was being lazy so Danny was in the kitchen before I was .
All of a sudden I heard,
“Sarah, You’ve got to see this.”
Danny seldom talks in the morning and  Never yells.
So I got up as fast as my slow mowing body would let me…..
and headed to the kitchen when he was.
I looked out the back door that was opened.
There was most of the OLD grapefruit tree, lying on the ground,
The same grapefruit tree that lost a heavy limb (Last week), shortly,
AFTER I moved Danny’s truck back where it is suppose to go.
So A near miss.
Last night , Once again…. the truck was MOVED from that very spot where the tree is NOW LYING.
WHY?
Because I was afraid the TREE would Break APART.
I love being right. It doesn’t happen often enough.
This is the same tree I often take pictures of….Usually with a bird or 2 in it.

I will do a post on the Grapefruit tree and what it has meant to us these last few years.
For Now here are a few pictures:

I will miss the birds on the branches.

Our Grapefruit Tree
Our Grapefruit Tree

See the Cardinal?

This Morning
This Morning
We had been talking about cutting it down. Well, Now we don't have to.
We had been talking about cutting it down. Well, Now we don’t have to.


it is now 1:15:
Have a good afternoon.
Sarah

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The Cracker House Restoration – A Preview Of Future Posts- Before and In Progress- Outside Only

Our First Visit to See The House We Would Eventually Live In. 2008 Rolling Meadows Ranch
Our First Visit to See The House We Would Eventually Live In. 2008
Rolling Meadows Ranch

We didn’t move in until Mid September 2011.
These pictures shows what the house and YARD looked like.
Front Porch and Master Bedroom.

Danny looking it over. You see the back side of the Master Bedroom and Bath and the a Section of the LR, Den and Kitchen.
Danny looking it over. You see the back side of the Master Bedroom and Bath and  a Section of the LR, Den and Kitchen.

3 Cracker House- Dining Room
The Small window was taken out. That is the living room. Only a
Small part of the living room. It’s huge.
The French Doors are the entrance to the den or what I use as my computer room.

4 Cracker House First Pictures- Back Door Kitchen
The Back door and OLD STEPS.
YOU  STILL SEE THOSE STEPS IN MOST OF MY BACK YARD PICTURES NOW.
Restoration- Gutting it From Outside In 037
The view from the RV.
You see the OLD SHED.

The Beginning Of the restoration.  View From The Front Porch of The RV. 2009The Roof Leaks and Finally!!!!-Working On the Roof 021

The Roof Leaks and Finally!!!!-Working On the Roof 023Looking at our RV.
The Front yard of the RV is the Back Yard Of The House.

THE FINAL DAY WITH DAVIS AND HIS CREW 011
October 2010. Danny is by the doors. THE FINAL DAY WITH DAVIS AND HIS CREW 091 The window of the living room was taken out. An outside room was added in that empty space. It’s where the water heater is.
You can barely see my NEW FRENCH DOORS.

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Today in Our Neck Of The Woods- June 16, 2015

WHEW!
I am so tired but for once it is a good tired. Good because I am tired from DOING something, physical.
Yesterday I wrote how Danny and I were getting back to NORMAL .
(Normal for us anyway- we will NEVER be considered normal to MOST people we know- we actually like each other and spend hours a day with each other……even when we don’t get a chance to work together. We are hermits when we get behind our closed gates)
Back to early work days and early getting home…for Danny anyway. I spend most of my time right at home here on the ranch. That can mean anything. Home in the house, Home working in the yard or at the bunkhouse. Home mowing . Or working beyond the compound here.
Today, was a mixture of it all.
I was OUTSIDE for 5 hours. Much of that was on the lawn mower…..Then pulling weeds, mainly Caesar weeds. Watering. Taking care of the rabbit…..cleaning cages.
I miss riding the tractor.
I got the mowing done elsewhere (meaning the outlying  areas and the back of the bunkhouse….Entrance and the drive in or out) in no time. Now I never get it all done.

Our Neck Of The Woods. Rolling Meadows Ranch
Our Neck Of The Woods. Rolling Meadows Ranch
Grass Got Mowed
Grass Got Mowed
Our Cracker house from as seen  the bunkhouse
Our Cracker house as seen from our dirt road.
The lane as seen going to the entrance and the front gate. A mile there and back.
The lane  going to the entrance and the front gate. A mile there and back.
Sunrise.
Sunrise.

We do live in a wonderful place that God Created. We are very fortunate to live here. Not many people ever see this piece of property.
We are ONLY caregivers. Hopefully sometime , in the NOT too Distant Future, we will be able to open sections of it to the public.
Horseback riding and hiking.
That’s it for this post.
Sarah

Posted in About Me, Danny and I, Lake Kissimmee State Park, My Life, My Ramblings: About Me, Our Life, Our Neck Of The Woods, Our Ordinary Everyday Life, Rolling Meadows Ranch

Monday, June 15, 2015 : Back To Normal Here Once Again.

What does NORMAL for us mean?
Danny went back to the Early Field Shift this morning. He’d had his normal week of Late Field , plus most of a second week of it and then he was off this past week. So we got to sleep in and stay up really late. Into the wee hours of the morning sometimes. So when his alarm went off at 6 AM it meant that I had to get up and get him off.
I went to bed around 2 AM. Danny was up until almost 4 AM.  He made enough noise when he came to bed that I had trouble going back to sleep. I don’t sleep well over all anyway.
His shift is 7 AM till 3:30 PM. He gets home around 3:45 if he is on time leaving.
He has iced tea to cool down.
Sometime around 5 we have wine and snacks. Or he has wine and snacks.
I like to drink a glass or 2 but the last few months the wine has made my hot flashes worse. I get hot all over right after drinking my first glass.
It never use to do this.
I try to have chips and dips (home made dips) and or finger foods….. Veggies as well. We both like the veggies and I don’t need the chips.
More and more, I am eating my supper then, instead of the snacks.
Danny will eat right before he goes to bed. No matter when that is.
It was and still is hard for me eating by myself. I grew up in a family THAT ATE TOGETHER.
I raised Bobby the same way.
Anyway, thing are back to normal here.
I got motivated and mowed part of the yard. It should have been done last week already.
Then I got laundry caught up….Well, washed and dried…I still have to fold most of it. Putting it away….??????
Spent time on the computer with park work for Danny.
Just now getting on for “ME”.
Danny laid down and fell asleep.
Yep, it may be awhile before we /he adjusts to early mornings again.
I can usually go back to bed after he leaves.
I’ve rambled enough here.
Not much goes on this time of year.
Have a good evening…
Hugs ,
Sarah

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Sarah’s Daily Life: Nothing Is Working: Is It Me Or Is It The Slow Internet and Computer Issues? June 10, 2015

Same Pic from Last night. Desk top and TV In the LR Where I am sitting now.
Same Pic from Last night. Desk top and TV In the LR Where I am sitting now.
My Gateway: also posted last night. Where I sit during the day when I am not on the porch or on the desk top. I love looking out the French Doors. This is where the one deer always comes to.
My Gateway: also posted last night. Where I sit during the day when I am not on the porch or on the desk top. I love looking out the French Doors. This is where the one deer always comes to.

My life right now is one big BORE.  I actually laughed at that so I must be in pretty good spirits.
It’s been raining again. Good for the grass seed. Bad for the flooding going on everywhere. The park is still flooded in places and has been for MONTHS.
Our section of Rolling Meadows Ranch is a bit higher so we actually dry out quickly. But that is not what this post is all about. Last night I rambled about the laptop not working.
Well after a restore …..uploading all the updates or most of them….some are still being added and after uploading Norton AGAIN….. With ALL of their updates…….The computer is working BETTER.
I said better.
Not great. Not even good. So I still need to tweak it some more. I usually can fix it.
If I can’t…and I pray I can…..Because EITHER I Leave it the way it is OR I ASK DANNY TO WORK ON IT.
Danny loves working on computers. Desktops. He loves building them. Which is why I have this desk top and he has just built himself one. His lap top was wearing out.
His GATEWAY, that I bought him crashed and burned a few years ago.
Mine Bought at the same time STILL WORKS AND WORKS WELL.
It is almost 9 years old.
I mentioned it last night also.
I bought the Gateways with the money I got after Bobby died. SO I am hanging on to MINE with everything I have. I have Danny’s and it is used for parts. It has EP on it. I thought of updating it. We really can’t afford to. I decided not to because It has so many programs on it I use all the time.
AN old Office program that I use for WORK. None of my other computers have one. So much more.
I am still in a RAMBLING MOOD….not sure why except Danny’s been working in his computer room…Working is not the right word but I will leave it for now. LOL.
I totally got of the subject:
Danny loves WORKING ON DESK TOPS…..
HE HATE WORKING ON LAP TOPS.
Mine especially. So I haven’t asked him to LOOK AT MINE. It will take him hours to fix it….probably.
To get back to the original subject: the title:
Word Press seems to be acting up.
I got tired of seeing
BEEP BEEP BOOP.
Danny just yelled out: “Do you have internet ?”
Well, that at least answers one question. Yes, I have internet but IT IS SLOW.
His came back on….
It does this all the time.
Still doesn’t explain not getting past the
BEEP BEEP BOOP…..
On any of the computers……
The lap top is still uploading programs.
So I guess I am stuck here for awhile.
Oh How did I get the lap top? Danny promised me a NEW one.
He found one.   A Returned New One from someone else…fixed and put on Amazon.  Cheap. Well under $100.00. So not the new one I wanted but I was very glad to get it.
Right after it came. Danny built the desk top and gave it to me.

So I went from an old computer I need to save to having 3 computers.
Still wondering when I get MY PHONE THAT WAS PROMISED 9 years ago?
But that is another ISSUE FOR ANOTHER DAY.
I am done with this post.
Aren’t you glad?
Sarah