On Sunday, May 17, 2020 early afternoon, I was taken to the emergency room not able to breathe or catch my breath. Many tests were run,from pneumonia, congestive heart failure and deep vein thrombosis; which all came back negative. One issue they were centering on was the fact that my heart rate was half of what it should’ve been at 45 beats per minute. They admitted me Sunday night and put me in the cardiology unit, which made me suspect that something wasn’t quite right. I was told that some specialists would see me in the morning such as; a cardiologist and a hemotologist.

First thing Monday morning, I was taken for an ultra-sound of my heart and lungs already have had x-rays, and a CT scan along with an ultra-sound of my left leg; again all negative.

The cardiologist came in and promptly told me that I have a heart block and would need a pace maker.

Surgery went well, and as of Monday afternoon the pace maker was installed and I came home to rest on Tuesday. I am feeling about 200% better than I was because this had apparently been going on for some time now. I am guessing approximately the last 6 weeks and possibly longer. The doctors could not actually tell me how long or even why this happened; but at least they knew how to fix the problem.

I am home and recovering for the next 6 weeks under quite a few restrictions, but life moves on!

There was quite a bit more going on while I was in the hospital Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, however, I was attempting to keep this short and to inform everyone on what happened and be assured that I am getting plenty of rest to fully recover.

I got this! 60 days smoke free!
I set four goals to quit smoking cold turkey.
The first goal was 30 days, goal met. Second goal was 60 days, goal met. Third goal is 90 days and the Final goal is 1 year to be smoke free!
On top of that, I’m feeling much better everyday!



Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dish washing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn
effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org,
Dawn dish washing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn
1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the
solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest
things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease.
HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up
of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET
Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows
the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and
mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants
with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution.
Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive
dog shampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove
all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dish washing
liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack.
TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put
lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime,
sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution
of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a
trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run
a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse,
rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed
with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters.
Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading.
DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use
a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement.
OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS
Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected
areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING
THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like
bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile
and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting.
(Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such
as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with
a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts
much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK
DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon
hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle
of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER
Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS
Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL
ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree
trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends
and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL!

Uses for Coffee Filters

1. Cover bowls or dishes
when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave
windows sparkling.
3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break
the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb
moisture and prevent rust.
6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined
with a coffee filter.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient
wrappers for messy foods.
10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through
the drainage holes.
11.. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
12. Do you think we used expensive strips
to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters..
13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks
out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great “razor nick fixers.”
15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for
embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.
16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
17. Use
them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your
19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece
of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
22. Use them to remove fingernail polish
when out of cotton balls.
23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie
until they sprout.
24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters
in phone book..
25. Use as a disposable “snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc.
26. Excellent for cleaning firearms and getting into small tight places.

This must be the week where everybody is trying to piss me off!

Yesterday, and today, we put in a grocery order for what we needed with Instacart and the first delivery that was yesterday, the person delivering the itemsdropped and badly damaged every can of soda in a 12 pack, and put the damn thing on our counter making a huge sugary mess. Today, they not only left our groceries out in the rain, but didn’t even follow directions to bring them to the back door and on top of that they didn’t knock either!

My sweetheart Amanda bought some jolly rancher along with some other hard candy for me, as I’m about 36 hours into quitting smoking cold turkey!

I guess cold turkey is a hell of a lot better than dead turkey!

College Hockey

The Penn State Nittany Lions enter a 2 game battle with the Wisconsin Badgers.

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

Roar Nittany Lions Roar!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 the Philadelphia Flyers were defeated by the New York Islanders by a final score of 5 – 3.

The Flyers are currently in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division with a total of 69 points and a record of 31-19-7.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm is the next scheduled game for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Florida Panthers.

Lets go Flyers!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020 the Vegas Golden Knights were beaten by the Minnesota Wild by a final score of 4 – 0.

The Golden Knights are currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division with a total of 64 points and a record of 28-22-8.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm is the next scheduled game for the Vegas Golden Knights against the St. Louis Blues.

Lets go Golden Knights!



Tuesday, February 11, 2020 the Florida Panthers defeated the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 5 – 3.

The Panthers are currently in 4th place in the Atlantic Division with a total of 66 points and a record of 30-20-6.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm is the next scheduled game for the Florida Panthers against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kill’em Cats!



Tuesday, February 11, 2020 the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in over time by a final score of 2 – 1.

The Lightning are currently in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division with a total of 79 points and a record of 37-15-5.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm is the next scheduled game for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Edmonton Oilers.

Go Bolts Go!


Monday, February 10, 2020 the Florida Panthers lost to the Philadelphia Flyers by a final score of 4 – 1.

The Panthers are currently in 4th place in the Atlantic Division with a total of 64 points and a record of 29-20-6.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm is the next scheduled game for the Florida Panthers against the New Jersey Devils.

Kill’em Cats!



Monday, February 10, 2020 the Philadelphia Flyers were victtorious over the Florida Panthers by a final score of 4 – 1.

The Flyers are currently in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division with a total of 69 points and a record of 31-18-7.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm is the next scheduled game for the Philadelphia Flyers against the New York Islanders.

Lets go Flyers!