Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.

We’re Off!

I woke up at 1:30 a.m. and realized that I hadn’t packed for my trip. I spent the next two hours quietly moving around my house so as not to wake the good doctor. I’m not sure if I have … Continue reading

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Pack & Get Ready To Go!

We had a busy day today. I dropped off the van at the Firestone Tire store to get new tires. Mary picked me up with Precious. From there, we went to Mary’s doctor’s appointment in Newport Beach and had lunch … Continue reading

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Geting Ready!

Mary and I didn’t walk in the garden today due to her hay fever or possible pre-cold.  We remained indoors until we went to El Modena High School, where Mary was scheduled to make arrangements to speak to students about … Continue reading

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On The Go Again!

Memories: The Lunch Counters: My favorite place to eat was the “lunch counter” when I was growing up.  These counters were primarily found in big stores and larger pharmacies.  They usually had bar stools, and the food was cooked and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Zack & Nick!

Bright and early, I woke to my internal alarm clock and quickly finished yesterday’s Daily Diary. We worked from the office due to Mary’s sinus headache.  We closed the house, ran the AC, and changed the filters to avoid allergens. … Continue reading

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Working In The Yard & Cooking!

We worked all morning in the garden, and things are looking pretty good for the end of summer.  We remove dead/dying plants as needed.  Today, Mary trimmed the roses and plants down the center wall. I got into a little … Continue reading

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Octoberfest And Fall; All At Once!!

We started our day with coffee and a stroll through our garden, which is thinning with the arrival of fall today at midnight.  We still have a few tomatoes and think we will plant the winter garden in late October … Continue reading

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To The Elks For Girls Night Out!

We were up and moving at 6:00 am, heading to the yard with our coffee cups in hand.  The cup of coffee keeps us warm until the effort to trim the garden kicks in, and then we are plenty warm.  … Continue reading

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Goodness; We Are On The Go Again!

We were moving at 5:30 am because we had to drop off the Silver Fox for his 40,000-mile service in Newport Beach at 8:30 am.  We needed time to visit the garden, have our coffee, and clean the house before … Continue reading

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I Am A Grand Unkle!

We were notified by text that Lisa had the baby.  Bennet is now in his first days of growing up.  Mary and I are now grand aunts and unkles!* * I have been spelling uncle UNKLE for 30 years with … Continue reading

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