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June 24, 2018

I think we've got our equipment ready for prime time!  When you get two old people and technology together you're bound to get some friction.  Thank you Patti's and Dreamland for understanding the problems.  We are blessed to have our employers give us a little slack.  :)

We will soon be celebrating our 57th anniversary.  We are going away for the evening.  :)  We need some down time.  :)

Thank you for checking us out.  Please let us know that you did by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day Dad's reading our journal.  God bless you.  I took Len to Red Lobster, and we took a ride out to the end of Park Point.  Nice day...after the storm.  We had a nap while the storm made going outside not a good plan. 

Spent the morning at worship, and set up our equipment in the Fellowship Hall to tweak the feed back and squaking that we experienced at Patti's yesterday.  Put two old people and new technology together, and you're bound to get some friction.  Think?  :)  Anyway, it's all good.  Dreamland Thursday 5-8 PM.  Hopefully, we'll be in business.  It's pretty hard on the brains trying to figure things out on the fly.

Grandma's Marathon was an awesome weekend.  Too bad we had rain, and cold weather to offer the runners, but they did their thing.  Driving through Canal Park after Patti's was way too fun.  Busy as usual on a Saturday night, but loud music, and tons of pedestrians!  It's all good.  

We very much appreciate your support, so let us know that you read our journal, and come see us when you can, OK?

God bless you.  Love ya, loi 

June 11, 2018

A whirlwind!!!  Celebrated my 76th birthday, bought a new sound system, and are looking forward to showing it off at Patti's Dockside, Lake Nebagamon, WI Saturday, June 16th.  Grace Lutheran, Hermantown, MN has been so nice to us to let us use the fellowship hall to set-up, and get it all figured out.  Awesome great place to worship.

Had lunch out with Niece Terry today at Gronk's in Superior.  Great Italian Sausage sandwich.  Their potato chips and cole slaw are to die for!  :)

Thanks for stopping by, and thank you to everyone who drops us an email to let us know that you checked us out.  God bless you...

Love ya, loi

May 13,2018

This weekend has been amazing.  Worship at Grace this morning, card and roses from Len, dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and a relaxing afternoon.  Calls from both our boys to wish me Happy Mother's Day.  Tomorrow is off, and I'm planning on staying home.  Love my me time.  Will play catch up all day, but that's OK.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did.  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi

May 12, 2018

Cannot tell you how much fun we had at Patti's today.  We are so in love with Patti's.  Our first home in 1961 was in Lake Nebagamon.  Memories of water skiing, and fishing on that lake.  Just like going back home 57 years later.  Patti and Pat are so good to us.  Our friends from forever ago support us.  We are soooo blessed.  

Looking forward to my birthday at Dreamland.  Thursday is going to be one special day.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did.  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya.  loi

May 6, 2018

Awesome weather for the Northland.  Dinner at Texas Roadhouse.  Holy Cow!  Could not have been better!  Our steak was to die for, our waiter Tyler was amazing.  Just way too cool.  I love the noise, the busyness, and the smiles!  Just perfect!

It's been a busy week at Walmart, and I've been on a register for the most part!  Wonderful!!!!  :)  

Did get registered for the classes.  Len and I are taking YOGA...Nephew Todd tells us he likes yoga for his back.  Len has really bad problems for his back.  We'll see...

I also registered for Excel...looking forward to actually learning what I need to know to be dangerous!!!

Thank you for stopping by.  Do let us know that you were here by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love you...loi 

April 22, 2018

Who would believe we were having a blizzard one week ago?  Hardly any snow is on the ground to show for it.  Can't say that I'm unhappy about that! 

We went to worship today, and I managed to lose my phone!  Man, oh man!  What a pain.  We called from Len's phone as we backtracked, and I realized it was on vibrate.  I'd turned that on when we left the apartment.  Duh!  We went back to church and looked every single place I'd been.  No use!  I searched the van with a flash light.  However, I forgot to check between the drivers seat and the trunk.  Len opened his door, and pulled out  a jug of window washer, and there it was!  So happy...I will sleep good tonight.

Need to register for a couple of classes I want to take this summer, so will try online.  That should be fun, or maybe not!  We shall see.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless.  Love ya, loi

April 15, 2018

We were supposed to play at Buckhorn, in Gordon, Wi today.  However, we're in a full-blown blizzard!  Yikes!  Have been watching the live Harbor and Bridge cams.  If it wasn't so cold I'd take a walk over the berm, and see the Lake at our beach, but I'm going no where.  Enjoying the warmth of our little apartment, and watching the storm from the inside.  Feel bad about not being at the Buckhorn.  We were excited when Jody called us for a date.  Having said that, she's booked us for Sunday, May 27th 2-5.  

Today I will have been at Walmart 4 years.  Can hardly believe it.  Time sure does fly when you're having fun.  I do love my job, but then, that's all I want to do.  I hate being a Greeter, or Self Check.  Just keep me busy on a register, or shoot me!  :)

Have organized my life, so must get my nose to the grindstone, and get some of that work done.  Pronto!

Thank you for stopping by.  Do let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless.  Love ya, loi

April 8, 2018

It's still cold!  Ding!  Dang!  So looking for warm weather, and getting rid of the heavy coats, and extra layers.  I keep telling myself that we celebrated Spring, not Fall, or Winter.  So, having said that, where is the warm weather already?  

Been busy playing catch up.  Working on researching singer/songwriters for GPSSONGS.  I always  thought  I was a decent researcher, but I'm not so sure anymore.  Have been enjoying the busy-ness of Walmart.  I love being a cashier, and customer service.  Guess I was meant for retail.  Just wish it paid more...but doesn't everybody wish that the pay was better.

Len and I met Milt and Gloria at Solway Town Hall to listen and dance to The Solway Country Band.  Len and I got up and did a couple of songs, everyone was very kind.  I loved the crowd, and the great feeling of family.  Tom Johnson gave us an awesome introduction.  It was very humbling.  We are so blessed to have our Len and Lois business.  It has been so rewarding.  

We ate out at the Black Bear Buffet this evening.  Oh so good.  One of the best I've ever had.  I just wish they'd cut the sausages in littler pieces.  I hate leaving food on my plate.  However, I love a couple bites of sausage, so I make an exception.  I'm so stoked...I have lost those last 5#...I weigh 122#  The weight I have always wanted, but that illusive number.  Excited!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Thanks, and God bless you.  Love you, loi

April 2, 2018

Holy Cow!  Has it been a month since I've updated this?  Yikes!  It's scary how fast time goes...I've always got my plate full, and for the most part I'm all about it.  However, having said that, today I wasted pretty much the whole day riding the city bus, and walking.  I went to the dentist this morning, and dropped the van at Walmart for Len to drive home after he is off work.  Caught the bus, got off at the wrong place, walked a mile, on the way stopped in our mother bank to use the bathroom, checked the time for the bus at the bus stop in Canal Park.  I visited a gift shop that was HIGH END!  Got a ton of really good ideas.  Rode the bus home standing by the driver chatting.  It turned out to be a super day.  Did I mention that we picked up a college student who sat down beside me?  His dream is to follow our Grandson Ethan's life...fun to spend a few minutes with him.  We promised to stay in touch.  :)

Spring is here.  Yes, I know it's snowing, but the jobs are coming in.  Patti's keeps booking, Dreamland is back for the summer, and Buckhorn is on board.  We like to play 4 or 5 times in the summer.  Next week we have a trip planned to check out a Bose system.  We're hoping to lighten the load.  It's fun to play, but it's a pain to carry in and out such heavy pieces, and trunks.  We have to remind ourselves that we're closer to 80 than we are to 60.  Just sayin'...

That's it for now.  If you have stopped by please let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Thanks.  God bless you.  Love, loi

March 4, 2018

Still having trouble with my printer!  Duh!  

Len and I had lunch at Little Angie's today.  Soooo good, so special to have this little restaurant so close to home.  Love Canal Park...

Excited that Spring is coming soon.  Happy to have the frigid temps of winter behind us.  Just read a post on Facebook from a friend in northern IL.  He spotted a robin, so it won't be long kids.  It won't be long!  Woot!  Woot!

Thank you for stopping by.  Let us know that you did, OK?  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi

February 19, 2018

OK...so I was on the phone with a support chat person for 3 hours!!!!  She hung up on me!  Grrrr...  Then I uninstalled the printer, and every single thing that looked like it belonged to the printer.  It worked!!  But today is another day, and my new printer won't print color.  I've got to mess with that this afternoon.  Wish me...

Had a super time at the Hacienda yesterday.  We did drive home in some pretty awful snow, but made it home safe.  Decided not to take the short cut at Garfield and Railroad St, because it has drifted in the past, and we didn't want to get stuck.  All's well that ends well.  :)

Today is my day off, and I'm getting sooo much done.  Excited!  Just marking things off my to do list one after the other.  Have the potato salad done, the bread baked, lunch in my tummy, and now for a nice winter's nap.  :)

Hope all things are well in your world.  Please be in touch.  I'd love to hear from you.  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

February 11, 2018

Still haven't figured out the printer color thing.  I did a lot of updating, and stuff.  However, haven't had a chance to try it out.  

Hope things are good in your world.  Things are going good in ours.  Take care.  Be in touch.  Love ya, loi

January 29, 2018

All's pretty good in MN.  Am having issues with my new printer.  Yikes!  Thought I had it fixed, and now it won't print color!  Ding!  Dang!  That's a whole new and different boat to row!  Oh well...will have to get the HP geek to run his little cursor around on our desktop!  Time consuming, but necessary.  That will be my next trick!

Otherwise...we had a super vacation to IL to see our son and his family.  Also, made a stop at my sister Ruth's.  She turned 90 this last birthday.  Sure hope I'm as healthy and happy as she is at 90.  Stopped in South Beloit to have breakfast with our old friends Fran, and Louise.  Lots going on, and sadness set in.  We cut our vacation short to attend, and sing at Len's Cousin Doris' funeral.  She was the BEST!  We will miss her.  It was an honor to be asked to sing at her funeral.  Kind of hard to sing with a lump in your throat.  :(  

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com  God bless you.

Love ya, loi

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year everyone!  It's been a trip getting my SSL, so you can see our website safely.  You wouldn't even believe it, if you knew how many times I've called, and gotten NOWHERE!  Yikes!  AND HOLY COW!  Last night I made another call, and VOILA!  Here I am to tell you I'm glad that's behind me.  

Had issues with our old printer, so Len bought me a super duper new printer.  It worked when I installed it, and then...NOTHING!  If I'd have known, but I didn't, to go to printer and delete a bunch of stuff that I have no idea how it got there...Oh well.  I'm off and running today, and it's a day off!  YAHOO!  YAHOOIE!

Am plannning on catching up on birthday's and anniversary's, making another yummy fruitcake, and clearing off this desk.  I just know that buried in this mess is something important.  AND today I have to work on GPS, and have to do some 2017 book work...end of year.  Hello 2018!

Thanks for stopping by.  Do be in touch.  God bless you.  Love ya, loi

December 10, 2017

Finally, have figured out how to get Kathy and my pix up.  Woot!  Woot!  Have been having trouble accessing my site.  I am still waiting for a code to open it for you...will be working on that tonight.  :(

November 12, 2017It's been a fun week.  Holiday Helper at work. Had a super picture taken of Kathy and I, but haven't been able to figure out how to get it posted.  I'll work on that, and get back to you...  

November 5, 2017

Drove to St. Paul Park, MN today to attend our niece Sally's Celebration of Life.  That was a hard one.  Having said that, it was so sweet to hook up with her brother and sisters.  It seems like our family gets together for deaths, and marriage.  I love the marriage get-to-gethers!  The deaths are always disturbing, because for the most part, we're the older ones.  Hate to see the young ones cut down in their prime.  We had good weather, and had a safe trip.  It's all good.

Winter has set in for the north country.  We're looking forward to Bentleyville, walks on Lake Superior, and Thursday breakfasts at Caribou Coffee, and Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe.  We weren't able to get to work the last time we had weird weather too slippery to get up the hill!  Len backed down an on ramp...too scary.  Don't want to revisit that!!!  

Hope things are good in your world.  We're snug as a bug in a rug in our sweet little apartment.  Please be in touch.  lenandlois40@hotmail.com  

God bless you.  Love ya,  loi

October 29, 2017

Still a little overwhelmed with my phone, but have found some websites that are very helpful.  That old learnimg curve thingey...

Len's niece Sally passed away, so we're trying to wrap our brains around that.  

My niece Terry's retirement party was today.  She is such a keeper of the family.  She was way too uncomfortable being the center of attention.  Wish every single one of you had a Terry in your life.   I am so blessed to have her, and her Misfit.  Sounds derogatory, but her husband is just one of the most special people on the planet.  He stands away, and picks up the pieces...wherever they fall.  Love those two more than I could ever explain.

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to let us know.  Our email addy is:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi

October 22, 2017

It's been REAL!  Holy Cats!  What was I thinking?  My life is consumed with learning the new smarty phone I bought October 1.   Everybody assumes I know what I'm doing.  NOT!  Tonight I downloaded, and printed a manual.  I'm going to be spending a great deal of my time learning how to use this monster I've created in my life.  

Our Son Len, and his beautiiful wife Tracy visited us for a few days.  What an awesome good time we had.  We were amazed that Len, Jr. drove us, without direction, to his school, our old home place, his Gramma Gehl's, his Gramma Lola's, the cemetery of his Gramma and Grampa Gehl.  He was 10 years old when we moved away.  We got together with the cousins at the Shamrock in South Superior with the family  We enjoyed lunch at Patti's in Lake Nebagamon, and dinner at Outback in Duluth.  We were so happy that they approved of where we live, and the life we're leading.  We have already come up with a 2018 plan.

Thanks for coming by.  God bless you.  Love ya, loi 

October 5, 2017

Walked on Lakewalk this morning.  Awesome beautiful day...just can't get too many pictures of the Big Lake, and awesome sunrises.  Right Aaron?  ;)

Met a super healthy, happy young man at Amazing Grace this morning.  I see an acquaintance turning into 'friend' in our future.    

My beautiful neice Terry is retiring from the Super 8 in Superior the end of the month.  Can hardly wait to see how she works this out.  She's been taking care of sooo many people her whole life.  Will be fun to watch her enjoy her time...maybe taking care of Terry for a change.  :)  Just sayin'.  

Our hearts and prayers are with the Las Vegas victim's and their families.  It just keeps getting more and more horrific, doesn't it?  "One nation under God"...shaking His head.  That's NOT how I planned this world people!  Remember:  Love one another!!!  Duh!

I've got this day just waiting for me to color it 'special'.  God go with me...I need all the help I can get!

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi

PS  Needed to do some shipping of some extraordinary heavy awkward speakers and stands.  We visited "Goin' Postal", 816 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI.  We were waited on by THE MAN HIMSELF Andrew Perfeti, Owner.  Turns out he not only does an awesome shipping job, but he is a photographer.  I checked him out at:'  www.andrewperfetti.com.   Make friends with him...you will be happy you did!  That I can promise you.  

September 24, 2017

Sunday worship was so special.  Went to Amazing Grace in Canal Park to meet a young woman who planned on interviewing us, she didn't show up.  Oh well.  Amazing Grace was soooo busy!  They are doing an awesome business there.  Probably couldn't have conducted a productive interview anyway.  

So absolutely perfect not to have a ton of plans for Sunday!  Yahoo!  Yahooie!  Sunday football!  It's been ages since Len has been able to enjoy an afternoon of football.  I've had a tongue in cheek kind of day.  Everything I touched turned brown!  I worked on one of our credit card statements...turns out I only had two pages!  No wonder I couldn't balance.  What a waste of time.  Don't even ask me about the 2 loaves of bread that I forgot!  Ding!  Dang!  Duh!  Would be different if this was the first time, but it isn't.  :(  

Tomorrow is my day off, and I'm not going anywhere!  I'm hoping to catch up on EVERYTHING!  Wish me...

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did, OK?  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love, loi

 

September 20, 2017

In a rush to get out the door.  It's been a fun month...way too busy.  Our son Lenny and his beautiful wife Tracy are planning on coming north from GA the week of the 8th of October.  We are so excited to show him our awesome digs, and friends.  The time will drag until they get here, and in a flash they'll be gone.  That's life...get over it.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did.  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

September 4, 2017

Oh my goodness...just had an awesome whirlwind of a vacation.  Loved every minute of it. 

Ethan joined us at Patti's on Sunday the 13th.  We were out on the deck, and had a great time.  It was fun for us to show him off to our friends.  

If you haven't been to Patti's you really need to come see us.  Tuesday the 15th we played in Gilman, IL at Gilman Pavilion.  Can't remember seeing so many faces come to see us.  So heart-warming.  Many of our old friends have passed, but there's a ton of lovely people who we remember that are happy to clap, and sing a long.    The next leg of our trip was through IL, KY, TN, and on to Newnan, GA to visit our oldest son and his family.  I can't remember being so relaxed!  Thank you Tracy and Len, Jr. for spoiling us rotten.  We ate and napped.  We ate and got ran around in the van.  We ate and sat around and visitied.  I gained 9#!!!  Yikes!  Fortunately, a lot of that weight is water weight from the salty food, but I'm not complaining.  Everything was so delicious, especially the awesome night our kids treated us to a Hibachi dinner.  :)  WOW!

Due to the eclipse we had to travel 10 hours from Newnan to get accomodations that we could afford!  We drove to Tuscola, IL and stayed two nights.  We shopped at the mall just behind the motel.  I bought a dress, and a blue top.  I wasn't sure that I'd like the top, but I do.  :)

We played at Harrison Park in Danville, IL on Weds. evening.  Lots of great conversation, and hugs.  Miss those sweet friends and fans.  They love to dance.  

Thursday we drove to Ottawa, IL where our youngest son lives.  We played at the nursing home there.  My favorite supervisor on the planet is a resident.  So nice to see his family, and especially daughter Joan.  It's been years!  Had a wonderful time with Lance and De.  

Had lunch out with granddaughter Sarah, and her family.  Didn't get to see Trevin, he was off adventuring with his grandparents.  :)  Didn't get to see Lindsey and Ryan.   Linds was out of town with work.  Didn't get to see Dani, and her girls, because I just didn't get my act together in time to make a plan.  Probably all that relaxing the week before!

Did catch Ryan, Michelle, and Paxton at the Car Show in Seneca.  That was fun.  Len is like a magnet to the '57 Chevies.  Too bad for him he couldn't afford one when he was young, he still can't afford one.  Poor guy!

We made it home safe and sound.  I worked Tuesday, and took Wednesday off to atten an Excel Workshop.  It was supposed to be Basic, but it wasn't!  The instructor asked what I knew, and I told him,  "Not much!"  Duh!  I thought we were talking basic here.  All those little drop down dialog boxes take you to a world of wonderful possiblilities.  That's the one thing I took away.  Still so much to learn...whew!  

We played at St. Ann's on Thursday the 31st.  What a lot of fun that was.  I had a heart with sparkles painted on my face.  We were celebrating State Fair.  Len and I went into the kissing booth, had some scrumtious banana/chocolate treats.  I kind of wore that, but managed to clean up.  I clean up pretty good.

Back out at Patti's September 3.  We didn't have much of a crowd, but nephew Troy, and his beautiful wife Melanie came to see us.  Those kids mean so much to us.  Seemed like all of our friends knew them, so there wasn't much introducing to do.  :)  

We're back at Dreamland on Thursday, September 7, 5-8 PM.  That is always an awesome fun job.  Hope to see everybody out there again Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did.  God bless you.  Love ya, loi

August 12, 2017

Grandson Ethan arrived this morning.  Ran out to the end of Park Point, walked the Lake Walk, and a stop at Caribou Coffee.  Will be going to Bong Memorial Museum, and lunch with niece and nephew.  The Harbor Dinner Cruise tonight.  :)  Life is Good!!!  

August 6

Time has gotten away from me yet again!  Holy Cow!  Next week we'll be heading out for GA, and IL.  I'm not ready!!!  Yikes!  Good thing I have a master list for packing.  I can already feel the stress building...and to think that we moved practically every single day for 32 years.  Unbelieveable.  No wonder people looked at us like we were crazy.  Can't blame them, but at the time we just did what we had to do.  :)

We had worship music last Sunday.  It went well, nobody noticed our flubs, and if they did, they didn't comment on them.  It was fun.  We're working on more Gospel music, because we just can't go back year in, and year out doing the same stuff.  :)  Oh well...

I bought this awesome tee shirt.  Had Len take my picture on our balcony.    

We work at Dreamland this Thursday, and Patti's Sunday.  We leave for vacation from Patti's.  That should be interesting.  Sure hope the weather cooperates.  I have to say I'm not looking forward to unloading and loading our equipment with our luggage in the van, but I guess it's doable.  At least, I hope it's doable.  Will be a whole lot better if we don't get rain.

We are looking forward to our Grandson Ethan coming to visit us Friday evening, all day Saturday, and he will leave Sunday when we leave.  He's hiking Iceland now, and has shared some amazing pictures on Facebook.  He's quite the adventurer.  We will see our sons, all of our grands, and greats within the next two weeks.  I can hardly wait, but have to admit I'm not looking forward to the butt-breaking ride.  I am sooo spoiled.  Loving our apartment, and the slowed-down life we live.  However, there is no grass growing under our feet!

We attended Eric and Natalya's wedding yesterday at Spirit Mountain.  It was such a sweet ceremony.  They both work with us at Walmart.  Really nice kids...

Thank you for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya,  loi

July 16, 2017

It's been a busy week.  Car Show/Street Dance at Patti's Dockside Lake Nebagamon, WI yesterday.  Such an awesome turnout.  We had 29 people that we counted from our mailing.  That's sooo super. 

Good friends Ron and Helen showing their 1937 Nash.  It's a beauty! 

Then Len saw this 1957 Chev that he loved in 1957.  He couldn't afford it then, and his brother Jerry told him a few years ago he couldn't afford it now either!  But I have to admit he'd sure look cute in that red beast.  :)  Just sayin'...

We're getting psyched to go to Kro Bar in Brule the 23rd, and then we have the worship music at Grace Lutheran, Hermantown the 30th.  Should be a quiet week coming up, and I'm ready for some catch up time.  I have piles of piles on my desk that require some attention...NOW!  Yikes!

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did, OK?  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

July 9, 2017

Bluegrass worship at Grace this morning.  Super good time.  Spent a few minutes in the fellowship hall with good friends, a cup of coffee, and a piece of fudge.  Mmmmm.  :)

Friends, Dick and Julie Ford, came to lunch at our apartment.  Len was in Heaven showing Dick the studio in the kitchen.  Len bought the identical keyboard that he uses to perform from Dick.  Lots of great musician- guy-things.  Julie and I spent a few minutes on our balcony with the Fuzzy Navels Len mixed for us.  (That picture didn't turn out all that good.  Looks fuzzy.  Do you suppose it was the Fuzzy Navels?  :)  The camera was sitting on the desk, so it shouldn't have been moving!  Duh!)

We are blessed to have friends from our childhood, and early married days.  God is good!

   

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Love ya, loi                     

July 2, 2017

Celebrating 56 years!  Woot!  Woot!

Thursday morning breakfast at Fitger's after Lakewalk.  So relaxing

!  

Work at Walmart July 1, and 56 cupcakes for the crew.  Nice!  Stopped after work at Cast Iron for a toast, and a listen to 2 Dug Nite.  Awesome that Dakota and Brianna happened by...they're like family.  Today we just enjoyed going nowhere and playing catch up.  Thursday evening we will top off our celebration with dinner out at Fitger's and a listen to Bill and Kate Isles.  No sense in just celebrating one day, right?  :)

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God bless you.  Love ya, loi


June 20, 2017

What a summer!  Awesome good jobs for Len and Lois.  Hooking up with old friends, new friends along the way, and enjoying our Walmart friends that we've made over the past few years.  We are so blessed to live such an amazing life with so many great people.

I don't want to alarm you, but...the days are going to be shorter, and shorter, and shorter!   Ding!  Dang!  I'm not ready!  However, I doubt whether anything works around me being ready.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com 

God bless you.  Love ya,  loi

  

June 4, 2017

Worship this morning at Grace, and washed the van.  I cleaned the inside while Len washed the outside.  Len worked on the rusted running boards this afternoon.  The winter was really hard on the van this year.  We're just going to fix it as best we can, and hang onto it until we can't hang on anymore.  Who knows when that will be?  :)

I've cleaned up my bottom file drawer, but just found a different place to store the mess.  Not much I can throw away until I get my 'len and lois book' written.  I've promised myself it will be ready for an edit by the end of he year, but I haven't done diddly squat all year so far.  Not good.  Need some inspiration.  

Enjoying our apartment.  We bought a nine hole cubby for my month, week, daily to do's, fabric, and craft supplies.  I've got quite a collection of books that I fully intend on reading again too.  Len thinks he's funny when he asks if I didn't get it the first time.  :)   Hard for me to part with the things I love.  

Glad you stopped by.  Do let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois440@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi 

   

May 28, 2017

Trying to catch up!  I'm doing an archaological dig at my desk.  OMG!  I am sooo far behind with thank you's, birthday's, anniversarie's, and graduation congratulations!  Duh!  I'll be here until I'm 90!!  Oh well...nothing new for me.  I do this every three months, or so.  I promise myself, "Never again, Lois.  Never again!"  However, that hasn't worked in the past, and so I'm not expecting any great advances in my way of doing things in the future.  :(  

Len and I walked Lake Walk Thursday.  Our special mornings...met Dave at Caribou Coffee.  Nice guy.  He has a website www.k-bid.com.  He calls his business "White Feather Trading".  I've linked him on our 'Links'.  So if you have stuff for sale, or are interested in buying add Dave's website to your list of 'to do's'.

Visited the cemeteries today.  The rain just kind of followed us from Greenwood Cemetery to Hawthorne Cemetery.  It's OK...we didn't melt, or anything exciting.  Met an old friend out at Hawthorne, and visited for a few.

Came home for lunch, and a nap.  Put the umbrella up on the balcony along with a rail pot with the Walmart Mother's Day petunias.  I'm loving the hummingbirds, and the view.  In the summer it's like having another room.  Absolutely love it!

Back to my 'dig'...please let us know that you visited our website by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Thanks.  Love ya, loi

May 22, 2017

Chasing my tail today.  Bank, PO, drop Len at work, nails done, drop at Saver's, back to the PO, Target, Office Max, pick up a friend, hair cut, drop friend off...home at last to lunch and a nap.  Now, I'm making posters for the awesome jobs coming up.  Patti's, Kro Bar, Dreamland, and Hacienda.  It doesn't get any better than that! 

Need to get some birthday cards out, answer some letters, and make a check out for a great cause.  :)  It won't be long I'll have to run up, and pick Len up from work.  Tonight we're buying a 9 cube cubby to replace my plastic bins in the bedroom.  That should at least add some class.  Think?

We had a super time at Kro Bar in Brule yesterday.  We have such a great bunch of amazing friends/fans that support us.  We feel sooo blessed.  You can't be this old, and have so much fun.  Love that "Len and Lois" work.  I know someday it will come to a screeching halt, but until then, we're going to keep going.

I celebrated my 75th the 17th.  Actually, I celebrated the whole week!  A dozen roses, dinner out, gift cards, tons of good wishes and cards.  I have my health, and a life I love.  Can't beat it!  Thanks God!  Thank you very much!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

 

May 14, 2017   Mother's Day

I am soooo spoiled!  Message from Goddaughter Lori...sweet!  Text from Son Lance...sweet!  Worship...precious!  Dinner at Outback...sweet!  A nap...much needed.  A call from Son Len Jr...sweet!  Facebook...sweet.  Life is good. 

We had a lead from friends Pat and Daryl to call Kro Bar in Brule, WI.  I called and we have the job!  We are so stoked.  Can hardly wait for Sunday, May 21.  We love our old jobs, but so look forward to the new jobs.  Thanks to Pat and Daryl.

It's time for me to get my cute little butt ready for bed.  Thanks for stopping by.  Take care, and be in touch.

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

May 8, 2017

Today, my day off, I met niece Terry at Grizzley's in Superior.  Much needed girl-talk for both of us.  Have two loaves of bread baking.  Just removed the boiled potatoes for lunches off the stove, and the salmon is ready to pop in the oven when the bread is out.  Whew!  Then it's time to take a nap...that is, after Len calls during his lunch break.  :)

Hacienda was a blast yesterday.  So many of our snow bird fans came to see us.  It touches our hearts to have such faithful friends over the years who have supported us.  So happy to add jobs to our northland schedule.  We have the Kro Bar in Brule added for the 21st.  It will be fun to see if any of our Iron River friends, and fans join us  ;) 

We don't want to work Len and Lois, but 3 or 4 jobs a month.  With Len working 40 hours at Walmart, and me working 3 jobs we do need some down time to run away once in awhile.  Just sayin'...

Thank you for stopping by.  Do let us know that you visited by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

April 29, 2017

Had an awesome good time at Patti's Dockside today.  Love our wonderful fans that love us.  We are soooo blessed!  Patti booked us for Sunday, June 11 = 2-5 PM.  They are building this amazing deck overlooking Lake Nebagamon.  Weather permitting, we will be playing out there in June.  Can hardly wait.  After we were married, our first home was in Lake Nebagamon!  We've spent many summers fishing, and water skiing on that lake.  Just like going home again!  Too many wonderful memories to describe. 

We were somewhat worried today that the weather wouldn't hold.  We're expecting some crazy weather tonight through Tuesday.  I'm so lucky that I have tomorrow off, and can just curl up and...enjoy...at home.  It doesn't get any better than that.

Thank you for stopping by.  Do be in touch by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

April 10, 2017

Holy Moly Molly!  A day off!?  I've pretty much been running my butt off since I climbed out of bed.  :)

So far I've baked two loaves of bread, a dozen blueberry muffins, and threw a grape/chicken salad together for our lunches.  I've printed posters for our work for Dreamland, Hacienda, and our buildings.  Made some Len and Lois work calls. cleaned the freezer, and one oven rack.  As soon as I'm done with this I'm taking a much needed walk out to my Lake.  :) 

Just glanced out of the window and saw a water kite.  It's going really fast, so I better get my ducks in a row if I want to see it from the beach.  Take care.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Do be in touch by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

April 3, 2017

Busy day!  Yikes!!  Ran over to Superior for lunch with Niece Terry at Grizzley's.  Always good to spend time with her, lots going on.  Went to have the van greased and oil changed, and tires rotated.  Stopped at Goodwill with a donation, and picked up some earrings and a couple tops and a jacket.  Not bad for $14.  Love to find...finds!!  ;)

Yesterday, Goddaughter's Lori and Ashlie & Co.,  came over for dinner.  It was so fun to spend some quality time together.  Would you believe that we've been trying to get together since before Christmas?  Love those two little muffins Mason and Hadlie.  Where does the time go?  Thanks kids for making two little old people so happy.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know by emailing us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

March 26, 2017

Played at Hacienda this afternoon.  Had a good crowd, did some music we haven't done in forever.  Some worked, some were work!  :)

It's been a super week.  So ready for good weather, and warm coming.  The Mallards, and Merganzers have left for the inland lakes, and the Canadian geese, and seagulls are back.  Love the chatter.  We saw a small otter on our way to church at the inlet by the yacht club.  He/she was soooo cute.

Please be in touch.  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Thanks for stopping by.  Love ya, loi

March 20, 2017

So glad Spring is here, and the Len and Lois work is coming in!  Woot!  Woot!  Patti's Dockside booked us for April 30th  =  2-5 PM.  We had a great time yesterday, sooo friendly.  You should have heard Patti and Lois' rendition of Total Eclipse of The Heart!  :)  The dance floor is awesome, the food is amazing, and a huge plus...the bathrooms are spic and span.  The view over Lake Nebagamon is to die for!  Len and I lived in Lake Nebagamon a mile, or so from Patti's.  We rented a little house for $35 a month.  I know, that was 1961 for crying out loud.

Today was my day off.  Went out to lunch at Outback with a co-worker, stopped at Office Max for printer ink...Ouch!  Picked up our taxes...that's ready to go.  Stopped at Verizon to figure out what we're going to do, and stopped at Charter.  We need to make a decision now that we're off the road.  We're spending entirely too much on wifi.  We've chosen an unlimited and a better speed for a lot less money.  Looking forward to Thursday.

I did take that walk out to Lake Superior.  Down the driveway, cross Minnesota Avenue, and a short walk over the sand dune.  Amazing view, the city of Duluth on the left, Park Point on the right, and Wisconsin across the Lake.  Just too good to be true.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do let us know that you did, OK?  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com 

God bless you.  Love, loi

 

March 6, 2017

Had an awesome good time at Hacienda yesterday.  Super good friends came to support us, and my handsome grandnephew too!  We asked Dick, and Allen to get up, but they both declined.  A table of Grace Lutheran's, a table of Zion Lutheran's, high school, and grade school friends of both Len and I.  (We went to different school's.)  I'm loving this business, just wish we could get more of it.  Working at Walmart and doing this business though, is a pretty hefty schedule for a couple of old people.  :)  We've got 4 jobs in March.  I like that, just enough to keep our skills up.

Today is my day off.  It's rainy and ickey out, but I'm hoping for it to get a little warmer, so I can take my walk out to Lake Superior.   It's foggy, and soggy out there just now.  :(  Oh well.  A great day for getting things done inside.

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care, and be in touch, OK?  Email us at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi

 

February 26, 2017

I'm so happy that I've finally figured out how to edit our site!  Yahoo!  Yahoo!  Yahooie!!!

Today has been a very relaxing day.  I've worked on our Len and Lois book, and Len has worked on his in-home studio.  Looking to make song writing somewhat simple.  Simple is not a great word to use when discussing song writing.   

I had hoped that we were going to be snowed in this morning, but I was glad to get to Grace for worship, and class.  We're studying "And Who is My Neighbor"  very thought provoking.  Class participation is amazing.  I love the subjects Pastor Phil finds for us.  :)

We thought about going out to see local musician's this evening, but chose to stay home and complete out projects.  Making bread and turkey tonight.  Love the overnight rising, and crock pot.  Life is good!

Thank you for stopping by.  Please contact us via email at:  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi

February 21, 2017

It's been forever since I've been able to edit our website!  Yikes!  I'm hoping our faithful friends continue checking in to see if anything is going on.  I am so excited about maybe, just maybe, getting our CD's available.  Many of you have asked for soundbytes.  :) 

It's late.  I have to work tomorrow, but ready to keep this website up and running.  Love you guys for being so faithful.  Do be in touch via email.  lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you.  Love ya, loi 

October 30, 2016

Can't help but hug myself. Today for the first time we had friends in to visit us in our new apartment. How fun! Milt, Gloria, and their grandchildren. Friends from forever ago. What history we have to draw on...since 1962.

Our visit to Illinois was amazing. It's been 4 years since our family has been together. We laughed, we talked non-stop, and we devoured a lot of delicious food. We're hoping that our boys will join us in Duluth come summer.

We are looking forward to our Len and Lois jobs in November. We are blessed to have regular playing jobs. Live entertainment is not so big of a deal anymore. Our crowds are getting older, and so are we! Still enjoying the experience, but know that the energy is flagging. Hopefully, we'll know when our time has come, but if we don't...oh well. We have world class fans! :)

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God bless you. Love ya, loi




October 9, 2016

Here I am! Woot! Woot! On my way to Illinois to visit our sons. Can hardly wait to see them tomorrow night along with our grands and greats. So blessed!!!

Can hardly believe that I've been able to get back to our website. Tonight I need to get some sleep...much needed rest, so I can get on the floor and play music with those little people.

Thank you so much for checking us out here. Let us know that you stopped by. lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




September 30, 2016

I haven't been able to access my website administration...frustrating!!! I just tried tonight on a whim and yahoo! Here I am!

We are soooo happy in our new apartment. So awesome to enjoy sunrises over Lake Superior. We are settled...I still don't have my wall hangings done. The precious things we've hung have such sweet memories. We have Len's Mom's crocheted pot holders, and embroidered apron. We have Len's embroidered dish towels. When he had mumps, measles, and chicken pox his Mom kept him busy embroidering. He did a super job too. I laughed, because Len said if we'd have been pulled over in the motor home and weighed we'd still be in jail. I have the pictures that hung in our farm house, pictures I have no memory of not seeing. So amazing to relive and be living with our history. I have my grandmother's ladle hanging in our kitchen. We have Len's niece Donna's painting over our bed, Peggy's needlepoint on my work table, Carole's paintings over our TV, and pictures of our boys, grands and greats. "This Nest is BEST!"

We will soon meet our boys in IL for a few days of visiting, and catching up. I am soooo excited. We will leave Sunday the 9th.

Thank you for visiting our website again. Thanks for your patience. Do stop by again, and let us know that you did by emailing us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




August 26, 2016

I can't believe how long it's been since I've been able to get into this website to bring it up to speed. Yikes! This morning I talked to "Eddy", and he took all of two minutes to reset my password. Why can't all of the techs be that helpful?

So many things have happened since June 10. We sold our motor home, moved into an apartment, and went on two weeks vacation. We're still trying to get settled. We're almost there, but need to take our time to get everything organized. It's coming along.

Thank you for being so patient with me. Thanks for visiting, and do let us know that you did. lenandlois40@hotmail.com Check us out on Len and Lois Facebook too!

God bless you. Love ya, loi




June 10, 2015

What a kick in the rear end that last post was! I'm still frustrated by that...Ding! Dang! Anyway, I've gotten over it, and on to better days, and happier moments!

We've decided to list our motor home. It would be nice to be settled, but then, if it doesn't sell we're enjoying our summers at Ogston's. It's a win-win any way you look at it. :) Nephew Todd came by and replaced our alternator. The engine sounds strong, and I have to say it can be tempting to go back out on the road. Too bad we're closer to 80 than we are to 60! Oh well...life changes, life goes on, and when it doesn't...it's over! :)

We're picking up some summer Len and Lois work. That is always a fun thing, so we're happy to still have our time, and our music. Actually it doesn't get much better than that.

Thanks for stopping by. Do be in touch by emailing us: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love, loi




May 15, 2016

I am sooo tired! I just spent a half hour updating this journal, and every single word DISAPPEARED! I am going to bed. Thanks for stopping by.

Love ya, loi




May 1, 2016

HAPPY MAY DAY!

Moved into our motor home today. A beautiful day to move, and every thing worked without a hitch. Almost always there's some little glitches from sitting all winter. It's soooo relaxing. I'm doing my email, and Facebook fun this evening.

Actually, it turned out pretty good not to have to work today at Dee's. Made our move very smooth. However, do miss the $$$. Oh well...hoping that the new owner will consider us for work in the future.

Have to make fresh hummer nectar before I leave tomorrow. I'm planning on meeting my niece Terry, and my brother's hospice care giver for lunch at VIP in Superior. I have a ton of work to do tomorrow, so it will be a quick trip over, and back. Need to get cards out for the Hacienda Sunday, May 22nd, 4-7 PM. Love that job, and can hardly wait to hook up with our friends. I wasn't smart enough to include that job on my cancellation cards for Dee's. Duh! Don't forget we're at Dreamland Supper Club, Thursday, May 19th, 5-8 PM. Dreamland has delicious food, and that awesome supper club feel. :)

Thank you for stopping by. Do let us know that you did by emailing us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




April 25, 2016

Received an email that Dee's Pub on The Curve has been sold. The new owner has cancelled our date. AAARRRGGGHHH!! Oh well, perhaps more work in the future? Who knows? A real bummer. All of our cards were out, so on today's TO DO I have to send a round of cancelled cards out. Ding! Dang!

Took a load of stuff out to the motor home Thursday, and filled the hummingbird feeders. It's so cold and windy today I'm thinking those feeders will be empty, or on the ground! Poor hummers, robins, and critters.

Our power was out for a while this morning. It's back on, so I'm doing my best to get those cards done, and out, get ahead of my birthday and anniversary cards, and work on our book. After the cards, though, I'm taking a breather. Some left-over omelette, a glass of wine, a book, and a nap. In that order!

Glad you stopped by. Do let us know that you did, by emailing us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




April 18, 2016

Sorry about the rant on the 6th. :( I'm over it...thanks for giving me your ear.

Have been enjoying some very nice weather...a little early for the shorts and flip flops, but we're seeing them anyway! That's the Great White North for you! :)

Just checked the 2016 Hummingbird Migration website. The hummers are back! Even though we can't move into our motor home until May 1st, we will run out and get some nectar in the feeders. Can hardly wait to plant the flowers, and get back to the campground. So nice and relaxing out there. That being said, we're selling our motor home, and have a good feeling that this summer it will sell. We will then move into an apartment somewhere...in MN...most likely. I know, I ranted, but it's so nice up here. Worth the extra $$ to not have to change everything again! AND you can't beat the view going down Hwy 53. Awesome to be so contented...most of the time. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Let us know that you did...email us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com God bless you. Love ya, loi




April 6, 2016

What a blast in the butt! Do not...I repeat...DO NOT move to MN if you receive Social Security, and/or retirement benefits! Do not retire in MN. What a kick in the BUTT! We are moving to WI, or IL posthaste! We thought that last year was a fluke. It wasn't! :( Hard to think of anything uplifting at the moment. Sorry. Any suggestions?

Let us know that you were here: lenandlois40@hotmail.com Love you guys. Thank you so much for continueing to support us. loi




March 20, 2016 PALM SUNDAY

Had an amazing day. Worship at Grace, Hermantown, MN. Contata/Youth Palm Processional...you would not believe the amazing choir, Director Tracy Gibbens, and musician's that made "Jesus Light of the World" come alive in our hearts. I don't think there was a dry eye in the congegation. Just exquisite.

Spent the afternoon with Jeff Jarvinen. He is putting together a 'Northland Legends" video archive. It is humbling to be asked to be included. Pretty amazing stuff. Len brought me to tears with his responses, and we both had a wonderful time. So funny to relive your life in an hour, or so. We met Jeff Peabody of 'Jeff Peabody Productions', and Jim Wisniewski, they were staff behind the cameras. Super day!

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God bless you. Love ya, loi




March 13, 2016

Awesome weekend!

Played the Honor Guard Dinner at the American Legion, West Duluth last night. Felt very humbled by the testimonies of the military personnel that were there and were awarded for their service.

Today we spent the afternoon at Sister-in-law Carol's. Good food, and a great game of Scrabble. Len went into the game sure that he was going to lose, and he won! I just know he cheated!! :)

Stopped at Dreamland on the way back home. Dan hired us for May 19th. Chatted with a friend from forever ago! Super afternoon. Now it's time to relax, and catch up with my to do's.

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God bless you. Love ya, loi




March 10, 2016

Is this really me? 7 days!! Woot Woot! It's been a good week. Feeling confident about my Walmart work...finally! It's almost 2 years, but then I've added a few more jobs that I wouldn't have believed I'd ever do! Oh well... Finding time for my GPS work, and making my Len and Lois calls. A little behind in the bookkeeping for Len's music, but hopefully, today will be the day I catch up with that. :)

I can almost see the top of my desk! Would be so nice if I could get, and stay organized. The key word here is: stay. I love the busyness of my life, and look forward to my days off. Today Len took the van for a grease and oil change. I'd planned on having breakfast with Tami at Perkin's in Superior today, but that's not going to happen. Am home taking care of business. :)

Glad you stopped by. Please email, or message me that you were here. I love knowing that we still have super friends and fans that check us out.

God bless each of you. Love ya, loi

lenandlois40@hotmail.com




March 3, 2016

February came and went! Holy Smokes! I didn't get diddly squat done the whole month! Can you believe it? Time for me to get my ducks in a row.

I did manage to get a cold too! Ding! Dang! So blessed to have the world's most amazing Dr. The prescription he gave me made it possible for me to go to work. You wouldn't have guessed I'd be to work on Tuesday...I could barely speak Monday morning. Thankfully, it was my day off. We're working short of staff at Walmart. Not too surprising given that corporate america pays fewer people the least possible wages to do more work. That's the "flow up" theory! This is 2016 you know! :( Nuff said...

Our Len and Lois work is sparse especially in the winter...come on summer! I'm looking at researching MN Good Sam Club for Rallies. That was always our favorite work. Our memories of the Good Sam Rallies in FL, IL, and WI are precious. Then that Family Motor Coach District Rally in Madison...amazing. Could not believe that they opened the overhead doors, and we backed our motor home and trailer right up to the stage, loaded up, and drove away. Too much fun!

Thank you for stopping by. Do let us know that you did by emailing us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




February 7, 2016

No excuses about being locked out...lots of great times on our vacation. Can't tell you how much fun it was to spend time with our boys, grands, and greats. My favorite take-a-way memories will always be: 1. The Atlanta Fitness guest pass sharing some inspirational physical fitness with our oldest son Len.  2. Champagne in the hot tub, under the stars & snow on the ground, with our youngest son Lance.

We actually slept in, took naps, visited, traveled, sat in traffic, listened to the radio, and CD's. It was an amazing super vacation that I will cherish forever. Have been trying to touch the ground ever since! Back to work, but reality hasn't set in...yet. :)

Len managed to get an awful cold when we got back. He's just now beginning to feel good. He continued working in the face of coughing and sneezing fits! Poor Guy. So far I'm avoiding his germs, but it's been a ton of sanitizer, and doing a lot for myself that he's been doing over the last few years. Yes, if I haven't mentioned it before: I'm spoiled!

That's pretty much it...thanks for stopping by. Do let us know that you did, OK?

God bless you. Love ya, loi




December 30, 2015

I've been locked out of our website, so I've not been allowed to update. Sorry...

Happy New Year! Hope that 2016 is a great year of health, and happiness for you and yours. We are excited about taking a vacation in January to GA, and IL to see our boys, our grands, and our greats.

More later. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to let us know you did.

God bless you. Love ya, loi




October 26, 2015

Bummed! Hacienda cancelled for November 1. The dart team decided to start their games early. Oh well...will work out something with Sandy down the road. We like that job in South Superior. A short drive for some of our friends.

This month has flown by. I had my flu shot, and proceeded to get really sick! Ding! Dong! My Dr. said next year I should consult with him before I have the shot. I think I'll do just that. So many people have told me they'd never get the shot again, but at my very advanced age I'm afraid to not get it.

We had two grandchildren have birthdays this month. They are now in their 30's, and I can't figure that out. Where did all that time go? Amazing to have communication with these special people...all busy with their lives, and still find time for us. Way too cool if you asked me, but then, you didn't ask me, did you? :)

Went to have my nails done, and my hair cut today. Met my niece Terry for lunch, and she surprised me with grandnephew Allen and wife Tiffany. We had lunch at Shorty's in Superior, and caught up with all the news. Could hardly believe that great grandniece Keilah will be 16. Great grandnephew ChiRho is already going to school. He and great grandson Trevin are the same age. So fun to see the pictures on Facebook. We are so blessed to live in this time of technology.

Wednesday I'm taking a long lunch to attend a lunch with elementary classmates from Washington School, South Range, WI. I've been in contact with our local paper. I thought that these reunions would be of interest. We'll see how that story plays out. :)

Thank you for stopping by. May God bless you with good health and happiness. Be in touch: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi




October 8, 2015

Again, trouble accessing website! :( Oh well...just need to remember to use Mozilla Fox browser. Does it ever end???

All's well with things in our world. Just attended Grandnephew Jared and Jessamyn's wedding last weekend. What a great time, awesome weather for an outdoor wedding, and amazing good friends...and good food.

Enjoyed lunch with Niece Terry, and caught up with her world. Enjoyed worship at Grace with Goddaughter Lori, seems like it's been way too long. Love our time together.

So glad to be back on the internet with a good connection, and am loving my Bluetooth. However, it is an old Bluetooth, and when Len called me today he said I was breaking up! I am not breaking up! :) Soooo I guess there is a new Bluetooth in my future. :)

We've had some very heartbreaking news lately. Len's Cousin Iris passed, Florida friend Billy passed, Florida friend George passed, High School friend Robbin passed, and good friend and fan Ray passed. High School chum Dick is in hospice. Does it ever end? Could it be our age?

Thank you for stopping by. Do let us know that you did, OK? Email us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




September 21, 2015

Yikes! Have been having trouble accessing my website. Had to download Mozilla Fox today after how many phone calls! Thanks for your patience. Finally have been able to correct mistakes on our schedule! Thanks to Joan for pointing out my error...S! Too bad I couldn't get on and fix them when I found out they were wrong. Oh well...it's fixed now. The best I can do at this point is to be humble, and admit I'm not perfect. You guys know that already! :)

Spent an uncomfortable long time at Verizon getting an updated version of our flip phones, and a new Wifi card. I'm soooo happy with the speed of our internet now, and the clarity of our phones. Just amazing what a few little new tools can do to brighten up your life. Who could know I would become so dependent on technology. I guess I was born in exactly the right time for me. I'm loving my camera, my phone, and my laptop.

We have the job at the Elks Lodge in Hermantown. I am soooo excited. I've been working on getting that job since 2012. We played there Saturday night for a retirement party that was so fun. We are looking forward to the next time...nice bunch of people.

We said goodbye to our single female hummingbird Sunday the 15th. Today Len took the feeders down and washed them up for next season. I will be looking at the hummingbird migration map next Spring. They bring so much happiness to our lives flitting around outside our windows. Had some beautiful begonias, and a tire rim of marigolds, petunias, impatiens, and a couple other flowers I can't name. They came in pots, and I just transplanted them without actually introducing myself. :) Just hate to know that summer is gone, but love the Fall and getting back to some organization.

Len and I will move into our efficiency at Skyline Motel October 1. We've stopped by pretty much every week to visit our favorite Dachshund Oliver. It will be nice to have doggie company of a morning for treats again. I believe this year I am prepared and more settled with where stuff is than I was last year. Moving out of my brother's and into our motor home, and starting work at Walmart pretty much took the stuffing out of me. I'm glad we retired from the road, and I'm happy to be settled. We continue to do our Len and Lois work in the area, and hope to do 3 or 4 jobs a month.

No sense in me saying I'll do better with keeping up this journal, but I do my best. :) Thank you for stopping by. Do let us know that you did by sending an email to us:

lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




August 24, 2015

We have had a fun summer. So many neat things going on. Twenty three of our family visited the Bong Memorial in Superior. It was special for me to have the nieces and nephews see the Gehl Tile. Len's Dad, Len, two brothers, and our son Lenny's names are engraved on a Tile. It was quite a project. Len and I plan to visit the museum once a year, and we will be inviting our friends and family to join us. We get the tour rate if there are ten, or more. We run over to Barker's Island for lunch together. Everybody buys their own, it's pretty awesome getting together.

This summer Len's Northwestern, Maple, WI, All School Class Reunion was held in Iron River at Northern Pines Golf Club. They had a wonderful DJ. Len and I and several of his classmates sang, and just generally danced and visited the night away. Our sincere thanks to Milt and Gloria Olson, and their crew for putting together another special get together.

My East High School, Superior, WI celebrated our 55th Class Reunion at Shamrock in Superior, and Dreamland Supper Club, So. Range, WI. Our very talented classmate Dick Ford provided us with a variety of great music. You probably guessed that we "danced and visited" that night away as well. Thanks to Jane Prochazka, and her committee that does such a great job keeping our class together.

Friends of Len and Lois met out at Dreamland for dinner Sunday the 23rd. There were 11 of us, and we laughed, visited, and acted wild and crazy. We're planning on going to Dreamland the 25th of October. We will be there at 1:00. If you'd like to join us give me a shout, so I can make reservations. The more the merrier. We just pay for our own meal, and whatever drinks. It's really fun to relax, and get to know one another a whole lot better. :)

Do be in touch. Thank you for visiting our website. We would love to hear from you. Our email addy is: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




July 13, 2015

Had an amazing vacation in June. Celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary with a horse-drawn carriage ride in Canal Park July1. Ate at The Blue Max, so fun, because Len used to take me to The Blue Max in Chicago for some of our anniversaries in our 30's when we lived in Seneca, IL. We spent two nights in a cabin overlooking Fish Lake Reservoir outside of Duluth. Spent a day on the lake with a guide...his name is Cal. :) Had a wonderful time. Caught some good-sized walleye, but not keepers. They were all over the legal limit, or just under the legal limit. There is only a 3 inch space for keepers. Anyway, it was truly a special time.

We met 58 years ago on the Fourth of July. We drove out to Lake Nebagamon, WI and met neices and nephews. Super good time, and a really good fireworks. Drove over some of the same roads that we drove on 58 years ago! How sweet is that? Talk about memories...there are a lot! We have truly been blessed.

Continue to work at Walmart, and do our "Len and Lois" work as well. We did Dick and Bev Zengel's 50th anniversary at Clearwater Grille on the North Shore of Lake Superior yesterday. Awesome view, great party, and good friends and conversation.

Thank you for stopping by. My promises to keep this current have gone by the wayside. However, I'm humbled by the many of you that visit our site, and let us know. Your comments and support are valued...God bless you. Our email addy is: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi




June 10, 2015

Sitting at my computer listening to the train go by in Gilman, IL. We're staying at the Super 8...nice. Len's watching the Blackhawks play hockey. He doesn't sound very confident. :( The western sky shows definite signs of an incoming storm. Glad we're settled in for the evening. Sunday night we loaded our equipment into the Eagles Lodge in Streator, IL in a downpour, and loaded it out only to be drenched again! The lightning was fierce...kind of scary.

We started out May 31 from Saginaw, MN, and have been traveling and visiting family and friends. We met Fran and Louise at the Flying J truck stop in So. Beloit, they are friends from days gone by construction. Played at Harrison Park in Danville, IL, so many good friends supported us. We are blessed with faithful friends, and fans. Went to Oak Brook, IL to perform at Mayslake where our friend Mary Anne is a resident. Beautiful assisted living, so comfortable, and reasonable. Visited Bill Steep at Pleasant View in Ottawa, IL. Bill and I worked together at Community State Bank in Seneca, IL back in the day. Have enjoyed visiting our son Lance. He's such cool guy. Had pizza Monday evening and fun visiting and learning about LinkedIn. Lance took us out to lunch yesterday at a very cool sidewalk restaurant in Ottawa. Tomorrow we hope to spend time with friend Cheryl...maybe even catch her grandson's ball game. That would be awesome.

The time has been going by way too fast. I could get used to this, but then, I'd miss my friends at Wally World, Hermantown, MN. I'm loving my job as Cashier...it's just HI-beep-beep-beep-BYE! Perfect job for me. :)

We joined Anytime Fitness in October 2014. It's a 24 hour gym, and has locations at many of the towns that we're visiting. We sure need it with all this eating out. Glad to have Super 8 breakfasts with cereal, and yogurt. Otherwise I'd be tempted to eat omelettes, and Eggs Benedict everyday...that would not be pleasant...

Thanks for stopping by. Good time to end post, another train is at the Gilman crossing. :)

God bless you. Love ya, loi




May 18, 2015

Seems like forever ago that I updated this journal. Sorry...as usual. :( We did move back into the motor home April 30 without a furnace, or heating blanket! Yikes! We survived, the guy came and fixed the furnace, so we're good to go. Just now we're tracing down leaks. We've fixed two, but one seems to just want to crop it's ugly head every time it rains. Not good...

Had an awesome Mother's Day, and birthday. Hard to believe that I'm 73, but there you have it. Ding! Dang! Better than the alternative! :) Len, my niece, and nephew spoiled the dickens out of me! Awesome good day.

Thursday 'Len and Lois' will be at Dreamland Supper Club, South Range, WI. Sure hope it's nice, so our friends and family can get out and be together for a few hours. Such great food, and service. Just the best place on earth to do our business.

We're getting things together for our vacation. We have a working vacation to IL the end of May, first two weeks of June. Will spend some time with family and friends as well. We have a 50th to work, and 2 Assisted Living homes for friends from many years ago. Can hardly wait.

Thanks for stopping by. We appreciate your emails: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




April 8, 2015

Had a skin procedure today: Levulan Kerastick. "Now's the time to manage your damage". Yikes! I thought it was going to be soooo painful. As it turns out I'm just a little feeling like sunburned-windburned. Not too big of a deal. Len's surgery, after all, turned out to be more than a big deal. He's just now feeling like his old self! Will be glad when we get back to an even keel around here.

Twenty-two more days and we'll be moving back into our motor home, but then, who's counting? :) I know, ME! Yahoo! Yippee!

Still loving my job at Walmart. Did you hear we got a raise to $9 an hour? Woot! Woot! I am so blessed to be working with some of the nicest people on the planet.

We have been going to Anytime Fitness across the highway from Skyline Motel. So easy, up at 6:30 and off to the treadmill, the elliptical, the row machine, and 8# weights. It's an awesome workout, and off to Walmart. I'm loving it! However, some mornings I sleep in. Just have to go at least 12 times for our Blue Cross Blue Shield MN to pay. :) Twelve times is the easy button...we go lots more than that.

Have been working on getting "Len and Lois" work today. So far, things are looking pretty good! I had the craziest experience today. I looked on the internet for a telephone number for a Moose Lodge in IL. I ended up calling a friend in another town! Talk about funny. We chatted away a whole 20 minutes catching up, and then I called the same number, and got the Moose Lodge. How funny is that? Hopefully, that job will come through. So looking forward to our vacation the first two weeks in June. We take a couple of working trips a year. Keeps our skills up, and gets us back to our friends.

Hope this finds you healthy and happy. Do stay in touch. I'm so enjoying your messages. God bless each of you.

Love ya, loi




March 17, 2015

Hard to believe that it's been over a month since I've been here. Sorry! So much has happened...Yikes!

Today Len had Inquinal Hernia Day Surgery. He did good. He's hurting a little tonight, but doesn't have to work tomorrow, so I will come home and have lunch with him. :) It's been a long day...oh well.

We've been having some very frigid temps...then along comes the awesome over freezing temps, and we've lost most of our snow. So nice to wear less clothes, and no boots! Spring is just around the corner...couldn't be happier.

Forty five days and we'll be back in the motor home at Ogston's. Can hardly wait. However, our kitchenette at Skyline has been awesome. We even have our own special Oliver Dachshund. What a sweetheart. He makes our day, and his Mom is just the perfect friend and Land Lady! We will stop here on our way to work you can believe that. So many blessings!

Have spent some quality time with family and friends: Bill and Rose...Milt and Gloria...Terry...Leroy and Rose...Troy and Melanie. God is GOOD!

Thanks for stopping by. I always try to do better, but I always let you down. I'm always sorry. Oh well. It is what it is. :)

Take care, and know that we appreciate that you love us enough to check us out. God bless you. Love ya, loi




February 4, 2015

Had a great day at work. It was busy, so it went fast. I work with the best people, and I get the best customers. It doesn't get any better than that. :)

We spent some time at our Granddaughters' homes while on vacation. They are really neat, and their homes are a reflection of their talents and personalities. We also were able to cuddle our newest great grandchild: Eugene Thomas Timmons. He is adorable, and his behavior makes me think of our youngest son Lance. Lance is Eugene's Grandpa. It will be fun to watch E.T. grow. :)

While on vacation we played for friends in Danville, Gilman and Danforth, IL. Always fun to go back and play our friends' favorites! Pretty much fun the whole two weeks. The last two days zipped by, and I couldn't help, but feel that it all was a beautiful dream. We are so blessed to have such an awesome family. Nevermind our special friends who continue to support us year in and year out.

Sunday we met our Goddaughters and family for dinner at a really good little restaurant in Hermantown. Farley's has the absolutely best Wild Rice Chicken Soup on the planet...believe me! Our time with those kids is so precious. Love sharing the back pew at Grace Lutheran in Hermantown with them.

Hope this finds you, and yours healthy and happy. Do let us know that you checked us out: lenandlois40@hotmail.com Or...Friend me on Facebook: Lois Schier Gehl. Thanks for stopping by.

God bless you. Love ya, loi




February 4, 2015

Well...it's been another month, and I haven't posted diddly squat! Sorry...

We did have an awesome vacation. We left the 15th, and enjoyed our time on the road stopping for coffee, visiting, playing, and just generally having a great time.

Two most memorable moments were: 1) Going back to Hip Pocket Park, Peachtree City with our Granddaughter Bailey and her children, and Grandson Ian and his cute girlfriend Kristy. 2) Ryan and Michelle's wedding. We had 5 great grandchildren in the wedding party. It was like a little herd coming down the aisle!

I will try to get back to this tonight after work. Meanwhile...onward.

Thanks for stopping by. Love ya, loi




January 8, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Sorry that it's been so long since I've posted. Much has happened since last I wrote. I had the flu over Christmas...Ish...I thought I was going to die. In fact, I kind of wished something would come to an end! I wondered if I'd ever feel good again, if I'd ever have my energy back, and I do! Thank God!!

1) Our van wouldn't start one morning, and it went out the parking lot on a flatbed wrecker! 2) We rang the Salvation Army bell over Christmas. That was fun, and very chilly. It very well might have contributed to my episode with the flu. :( Oh well...it was well worth it. I love that ministry. 3) Our Grandson Ethan gave us a book of his awesome photos from his PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) hike. He started at the Mexican border, and finished at the Canadian border. His photography is stunning. You can access his website at: www.ethanandrewphotography.com His photos are for sale. If you decide to buy, please let him know that we're friends, OK?

We've experienced some very fridgid weather in our new retirement! Makes us think that for at least a few weeks we'll bail next year. We'll see...

We're leaving the 15th for GA, and IL. So looking forward to seeing our family. Have a brand new Great Grandson in IL, and a Grandson's wedding the 24th in IL. Lots to look forward to. We return the 29th, and back to work the 30th. :)

Thank you for stopping by. Do let us know that you did by emailing us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless your year. Love ya, loi




November 24, 2014

Len and I, as well as our Goddaughters, and a husband were welcomed into membership at Grace Lutheran Church, Hermantown, MN Sunday the 14th. Our Goddaughter Ashlie and husband Bryan were married there this summer. Their son, Mason, was baptized there this summer, so it was just the natural selection for us to transfer our membership from Zion in Superior. We love Pastor Phil, and there is so much going on. People are friendly...it will take some time to put faces to the names, but it will come. Thankfully, we were just in time to be included in the new directory. That always is such a help when you're the new kid on the block.

We recertified our CPR with the Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol a couple weeks ago. That was challenging! Yikes! We've been certified, and recertified for several years now, but this was pretty intense, and required a lot more strength than I remember from past courses. Perhaps, I'm a tad older these days, and not so strong? Think?

We joined Anytime Fitness, and I have to say we're addicted to working out. We've always walked, sit-ups, etc., did weights, and jogged/ran. We've entered many a 5K over the years, but this is just so super. We get up at 6:30 and hit the gym. It's right across the highway from our winter digs...way too convenient. I'm already seeing results that I wouldn't have if I hadn't had the rowing machine, and the stair stepper. WOW!

Have made a dent in my Christmas correspondence. Just a dent, but it's a good start. :)

Hope things are well in your world. Do be in touch via email: lenandlois40@hotmail.com We would love to hear from you.

God bless you. Love, loi




November 10, 2014

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day. Thanks Vets! Thank you for your service. This year I am remembering Len's Dad-WWI, Len's brother Cal-WWII, Len's brother Don-Korean Conflict, Len-Peacetime France, our son Lenny-Peacetime Germany. I'm also remembering my Uncles Fay and Myron, and so many good friends that have served...there's not room enough to list them all. However, they live in my thoughts and prayers. I remember when I was just a little kid, my parents told me about Sylvester Peterson. He was killed in Italy during WWII. Before he left he asked my parents to save me for him. :) He was a very handsome young man, but by the time I'd have graduated he'd been in his 40's! How funny is that?

I noticed that I said the Bong Memorial was closed until Spring in my 11/3 post...WRONG! It's closed on Sunday's until Spring. Duh! It really is an interesting museum, and I would encourage you to plan a visit.

Len and I both had our Shingles Vaccine. Len's mom had shingles, his sister has shingles, his brother Cal had shingles, so it's a family tradition I guess! I've had a very small outbreak some years ago. However, getting the Shingles Vaccine is imperative even after a case of shingles, so if you haven't done it yet, make a plan.

Today I'm off work. I've been getting my life together, and planning my week. So much to do, so little time. Oh well...back to the drawing board.

Take care of yourself. May God bless your week. Thanks for visiting, and come back often. Let us know you did at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Love ya, loi




November 3, 2014

Don't forget to VOTE! Good people have voted in bad politicians, because they didn't show up at the polls! Just get 'er done!

Len and I joined Anytime Fitness. We are delighted. We were going to just do October through April. We don't want to brave the ice and snow to do our walks and jogs, but I'm leaning on the whole year...we'll see.

My elementary school got together for lunch Thursday. It's all girls, but they didn't seem to mind that Len joined us. :) The school has been closed for years, but we're still enjoying our time together. :)

Tonight we go to Grace Lutheran for another New Member Class. We are so stoked about Grace. We transferred our membership, and already feel right at home...Church Home that is. :) Our Goddaughter's are supposed to join us tonight. Sure hope they do. It will be so nice to share the pew on Sundays with "family". It's been a long time...

Also, today we met Niece Sharon and Grand Nephew Josh at Perkin's in Superior. We had a great visit, and planned on going to Bong Memorial, so they could see the "Gehl Tile". However, Bong Memorial is closed from October to Spring! Dang! Len's Dad served in WWI, Brother Cal served in WWII, Brother Don, (Sharon's Dad) served in The Korean Conflict, Len served in peacetime, as did our Son Lenny. They usually put 4 names on a tile, but we were able to get 5. :)

Thank you for stopping by. Hope things are good in your world. Do be in touch: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love, loi




October 26, 2014

Had some folks suggest that we get together. We did! Today we got together at Barker's Island Restaurant for lunch. How fun!!! Wish every single one of you could have been with us. We are going to do this again! There were 12, or 13 of us. I think we drove the little waittress crazy, but she did an amazing job!

Len and I had a super day. Finished up at a meeting for new members at Grace Lutheran Church at Hermantown, MN. If you're looking for a church...we've got one for you! :)

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God bless you. Love ya, loi




October 22, 2014

Our website has been down for a long time. Yesterday I spent I don't know how long on the phone with the support guys. Absolutely nothing! Yikes!! This morning I spent another bunch of time, and came home from work, and YAHOO! I'm back! :) Thank you Jose wherever you are!

We've been working our butts off at the Hermantown, MN Walmart. Looking forward to working at the Hacienda Bar and Grill in South Superior tomorrow night. We have a great bunch of good people who come out to eat, and dance. We are so blessed. At our very advanced age you'd think that we'd get over the great feeling of playing music. Oh well. It is our life. It is our love. Thanks to everybody who feeds the piranha that we call music! :)

It's getting cold and kind of wintery out, but we are looking forward to a great weekend. :) We work Saturday at Walmart, but have Sunday off. We will be enjoying the day, you can count on that. :)

Thank you for stopping by. Let us know that you did at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love, loi




September 18, 2014

Our youngest Son Lance is 50 today. Doesn't seem possible. Both of our boys are Grampas, and that's just too unreal for me to wrap my head around.

Len and I are officially MN residents. We are loving living in our motor home, but need to be out the 2nd of October. Soon we'll be moving into a little kitchenette near Walmart. We move back to Ogston's RV Park the first of May. Hope that this winter isn't as long, and as cold as last winter was. It will be nice for Len not to have to deal with the snow. We sure enjoyed our lawn mowed, and all we had were tomatoes and flowers. Oh, and we did have song birds and hummingbirds. We saw the last one last week. We still have nectar out in case of a stray migrating.

We have seen our loons this week, and we have one stray Canadian gander or goose. The ducks are still flying around. In the mornings we hear shotguns over on Pike Lake. I would like to invite the ducks to our little lakes, but don't think it works that way. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Check out the "About Us" page. I've updated with pictures of the great grands from GA.

God bless you. Love ya, loi




August 10, 2014

Things are still going good in MN. We are so looking forward to vacation starting Thursday. We will see our kids, do some Len and Lois work, and enjoy some down time.

On the go. Have to work at Dreamland tonight.

Thanks for stopping by. Be in touch, OK. God bless you. Love ya, loi




August 3, 2014

Things are going good in MN. We're getting in the groove of working, working, working, and looking forward to taking off August 14 to see our kids, our grands, and our greats. Can hardly wait!

Our weather has been spectacular. Nice and cool by the time we get home, and hot during the day when we're working. Unfortunately, our Walmart doesn't have the best AC on the planet. Oh well...

Hope this finds you healthy and happy. Do stay in touch, OK? God bless you...Love ya, loi




July 25, 2014

We are officially MN Residents! We have a MN address, and driver's license, and registration for our vehicles! :) We need to get our insurances updated, and mail forwards figured out. It's kind of weird for us to be settled. We've been on the road since 1983!

Thanks for checking in. Be in touch, OK? lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




July 10, 2014

What an awesome day! Cannot believe the wonderful weather, and the super neat crowd at the Hacienda in South Superior tonight. Special friends Kay and Jerry came out to see us. Jerry was a most faithful visitor to my brother. Our family has been so blessed with amazing friends. :) Thanks to Kay and Jerry for supporting us. :)

Len and I are residents of Ogston's Campground in Saginaw, MN. Six sweet neighbors came to support us at the Hacienda. So precious that they loved us regardless of my awful Kermit the Frog imitation! :) Hope that they give us another chance to strut our stuff.

Thanks for stopping by. Remember to let us know by emailing us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi




June 27, 2014

Thank you for stopping by. Not much has changed. We're still planning on visiting our kids in GA, and IL. Can hardly wait to meet Aubree. Facebook is such a blessing. :) She is absolutely adorable, and with hair!

We are still loving our campground. The goslings, and the baby quackers are getting big. The pair of loons are so sweet...their cry in the night warms my heart and soul.

God bless each of you. Love ya...loi

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June 12, 2014

We're great grandparents again! Aubree Rose made her appearance in GA June 10 @ 5:30 AM. She's 6 # 11.4 oz, and 19 1/2 inches. She is just beautiful, and we're looking forward to seeing her in August. Tell me she won't be all growed up by then, OK?

The proud parents are: Granddaughter Bailey, and Nick Appel. The proud Grammas and Grampa are: Son Len Jr. and Tracy, and Melanie. The proud brother and sister are: Nathan, and Kailee. Last but not least the proud Great Grandparents are: Gail Greenwell, and Len and Lois. :) So happy all is well with the exception that Aubree was jaundiced, and Momma did just fine. Both Nick and Bailey were jaundiced babies, so no surprise there.

We're still loving our campground, and our jobs at Walmart. Actually, I'm loving my job more than Len is. He gets to do everything. I'm waiting for the day I see him washing the windows! :)

Thanks for stopping by. Let us know you did...email us at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

Thanks! God bless you. Love ya, loi




May 31, 2014

Here I am again. We moved into our motor home. Loving our motor home. Loving our campground...Ogston's in Saginaw, MN. Love working at the Hermantown, MN Walmart. The staff is amazing. I worried that I'd be old, and not be able to get it. The kids I work with are just so nice. I am blessed! If you would have told me a month and a half ago that I would have been so happy and peaceful on the other side I would have told you you were nuts! It's all good! :)

Am working on a vacation this summer, and this winter too. Maybe not Florida work so much. :) Life is good.

Thanks for stopping by. We love you guys for caring. God bless you. loi




April 22, 2014

It's been busy around here. :) I am now your newest Cashier at the Hermantown, MN Walmart. We are still living at my brother's house. We're in the process of cleaning our motor home to either move into it, or sell it. We have 3 prospective buyers. Whatever happens...we will live in the motorhome and get an apartment in the fall, and winter, or we will get an apartment now. We plan on taking a two week's summer work vacation to see our sons, and their families. We also plan to take a month to go to Florida to work, and play this winter. :)

Thank you to those of you who have been in touch. It warms our hearts and souls to know that you still follow our website, and care enough to be in touch.

God bless each of you. Love ya, loi




March 27, 2014

Tomorrow is Len's 75th birthday. He's having a hard time with this one. Yikes!

The decision has been made. We are not going to St. Paul. It breaks my heart, but Len has sacrificed two years for me to be with my brother. I think it's the right thing for me to return the favor. :) This is going to be interesting to say the least.

I've had 3 eye appointments since January. All three kind of led me to believe that I was neurotic! Not funny. Anyway, the first eye glasses were not real good, so I returned them. Had another eye test. The optometrist told me I have a prism, so he made another pair. I'm still not happy. Went to a different optometrist, and she said the prescription was the same. However, I'm not seeing as well as I should...I KNOW THAT PEOPLE! Anyway, she checked with a blue light practically in my eye, and said I had pseudo exfoliation and made an appointment with an ophthalmologist. I'm thinking this is not good! Anyway, I had my appointment this morning with Dr. Yoon. I have cataracts. OK...I knew there was something amiss. I don't have to have surgery, and I do have an appointment for April 2015. I asked him if I could upgrade to cadillacs. He laughed. :)

That's about the short and sweet of it. Thanks for stopping by.

God bless you. Love ya, loi




March 17, 2014

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! Hope it's been a good one.

Attended a funeral today. A classmate died on my brother's birthday too. :( My niece Terry and I went out to lunch after the service. I didn't know that you can order things that are no longer on the menu. We ordered Santa Fe Salad at Applebee's. It is/was delicious. If you haven't tried it, just ask. :)

Happened to see Harry's obituary. He was four years older than my brother. I'm surprised they were so close.

Still haven't made any life-changing decisions. Hopefully, we will hear from St. Paul soon, so we can get going either there, or here. Whatever! I'm getting stir crazy! Soon I need to start packing, it's time to get our life going.

Hope things are going good for you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know that you did, OK?

God bless you. Love ya, loi




March 12, 2014

It's been a pretty hectic month. All things considered, we're doing good.

Yesterday would have been my brother's 78th birthday, and one of my favorite cousins passed away. Harry was an amazing man, and he will be missed. When my brother started school the teacher was taking roll, and she came to Leo Schier. Skip didn't answer, because he didn't even know his name was Leo! How funny is that? Harry poked him, and said, "That's you Skip." They were always close, and when I called Harry to let him know that Skip had passed he took it pretty hard. Little did we know that he would be next.

We're still in limbo about the St. Paul job. The board is reviewing our demands as we speak. Hope the answer is in our favor, but Len doesn't really want to take the job, so we probably won't. Oh well...

It's not easy reinventing your life at this age. :) We'll do OK. We've been down that road many times.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep us in your prayers. Love ya, loi




March 4, 2014

The interview went well. If we accept, we will be living at 1181 Edgcumbe Road, St. Paul, MN. We will be care takers of a 17 story building called Wilder Park. It's very nice. I'm excited, but we do have some reservations about being tied down again. Keep us in your prayers.

Otherwise, everything else seems to be falling into place. Saturday will be here soon, but I think we've covered all the bases. At least, I hope so. It's going to be what it's going to be.

Thank you for stopping by. I will try to keep you posted as to what we're doing.

God bless you. Love ya, loi




February 26, 2014

Well, now, if you've been coming by to check my journal. You have discovered that it just disappeared! I called to find out what happened, but they didn't know. Oh well...just another bump in the road. However, it was good history. I'm writing a book, and it's a good thing I keep a journal almost daily. :) Those of you who really know me, know I'm not that consistent!

Tomorrow Len and I have an appointment for an interview in St. Paul for a Caretaker Team position for a community association management firm. We're excited about it. We feel at this point in our lives we have several options. This one looks amazing, and if we get it I'll be one happy camper. Wish us...

Since my brother's passing on the sixth we've been to IL to do work that was contracted several weeks/months ago. We had a super trip. We got together with old friends at our jobs, and visited with our son and his family. So precious to see how the great grands have grown. WOW! We've got another one coming in June. Her name will be Aubree. That is, if Mom and Dad don't change their minds. :)

I'm feeling a little disconnected these days. My brother's Visitation, Memorial Service and Luncheon will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Superior, WI Saturday, March 8. He would have been 78 on the 11th. I'm missing him. He was the last member of the family I grew up in to pass. I'm thanking God that I have such a great husband, and family. It fills that void when I'm feeling fragile. I'm thankful for all the friends who have helped me with the kind words and cards. I don't know what I would do without Skip's family. They have been so supportive and good to me.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be particularly interested to hear if you were actually able to access this journal. Please let me know at: lenandlois40@hotmail.com

God bless you. Love ya, loi