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#441 Jeepers

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

Woo-hoo on your alpaca fibers! I had a slow day doing errands etc. I was gone most of the day and when  got home I had a delivery from Honeyville. Boy, they ship fast. But the Fed Ex guy sat the box on the edge of the porch with the big "Honeyville" lettering on the box facing the street. Grrr. I couldn't get that box in the house fast enough!  :grinning-smiley-044:


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

LOL...probably most of your neighbors don't even know what Honeyville stood for.  They probably think you ordered a case of honey :laughkick:


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:11 AM

Ohhhh, that's a good one. Yep, that's what it was...honey. :008Laughing:


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:58 PM

Lady came and went with the alpaca fiber, she got a good deal (it was some absolutely beautiful roving) and we've got another couple hundred to add to our vacation funds :-) God is so good to us we both have to shiver :-)


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:51 PM

Friday 7-11-14 It's been a REALLY long six weeks for us, and we've still got some to go. Expenses are running high right now but God will see us through.  He's always been faithful to us.  I've been trying to get everything laundered, cleaned & prepared since we came back from our vacation so MrWE2 doesn't have to much on his plate after my surgery.  Getting all my house dresses laundered & ready, figuring I'll want to be comfy for a week or so.  I'll probably be on a light menu for a few days so I want to prepare a menu for him to cook for himself.  He was a bachelor for over 20 years so he's acquainted with cooking "something" for himself :-(  I cleaned the travel trailer when we left the Moose Lodge's camping hospitality, so that's done and we won't need to worry about that.  Cut mother's hair and got her bills paid when we got back, but I'll need to get her laundry & other cleaning done first thing next week.  Then MrWE2 will have to pull double duty for me and her.  Have I mentioned how much I respect, honor & love than man! A friend called today for him to do some plumbing work so that put a few $$ in his pocket for spending money.  He enjoys having some cash in his pocket :-)  Then our pastor friend has work for him starting Monday so he'll work until the 29th then hang around here for 10 days or so, and resume.  We still shake our heads wondering "when" we'll ever get the Roost done enough for us to move there and get this place sold and out of our hair.  Utilities for here and the Roost, and taxes and insurance on all three properties eats our lunch.  Son pays a small monthly rent so that helps a lot with the taxes & insurance on the one he and mother occupy...as long as there's no unexpected expenses.  We've had to put our foot down for every little whim, reminding mother that her lease says "anything under $500 she is responsible for".  She's not so quick to call repair people now.  MrWE2 got the roof repaired himself, we haven't heard any complaints about any leaks.  I got her finances straightened out and now that I pay all her bills online things are much better.  She knows she can't just run out a buy stuff she sees at WM or on tv :-(  She had about every gadget you could think of for cooking etc., and some had never been out of the box and is still boxed...in her "pantry" room that we fixed up for her.  Tomorrow we got a long day also as well as mowing at the Roost.  We did have to get the mower there repaired.  We loaned it to a neighbor (young military couple) and he broke it, tried to fix it, then just put it back without a note or anything. So we just put it inside the enclosed porch after MrWE2 bought the new part & got it running again.  It's been 3 months so we're thinking he's borrowed it long enough and should have been saving back some money to buy himself a mower.  Last time we mowed there, his lawn hadn't been mowed for some time :-(  Well, I've rattled on long enough.  It's late and I've had a full day.


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

Another yucky day. Seems i have a good day followed by a tuff one. Had checkup Wed & GYN says I'm probably expecting too much, too soon. Due to the huge blood loss & needing 2 units to pull me back to life it's going to take awhile. Says the "imported" blood dies off faster than my own so I'm having to make up my own to replace it. The weakness just aggravates the poo out of me, and then the nausea, indigestion & gas make it even more uncofy.  But...I will overcome! I'm in bed using my notebook so the keys & monitor are very tiny so excuse typo's etc. Just wanted to let all know I am in the land of the living, just not up to myself YEt!


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

I sorta know your feeling........after losing a lot of blood yes it took me a while to re-coop.......

 

All I can say  it will be worth far more to take care of yourself now  than to over do and maybe 

pay for it the rest of your life. Some things can not be hurried.

 

Wishing you the best  in healing.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for checking in. :)




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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

Take care and allow your body to heal. It seems to take me 6 months to recover from surgery. So give yourself time. (((((WE2)))))
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:18 AM

The several major surgeries I've had, aggravated me so much because of having to be 'dormant'.  The one I did not allow myself to recover, took 10 times longer to recover from.  Learned my lesson real quick.   :shakinghead:

 

:pray: you feel better soon.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

Thanks for the "thumbs up" on taking time...it helps to "settle" me :-)  GYN gave me a few days supply of Ond0nsetron (?) (it's used for after surgery nausea and also for chemo patients) tabs to dissolve in my mouth every 6 hours and it only took one to run the nausea off.  Took one more and my system seems to have settled down.  I'm keeping the rest of the blister packs in case I need them. No sense taking them if I don't need them.  I have also placed myself on a "blander" diet by choice for the time being, avoiding my beloved bell peppers, onions and favorite spices.  Even while in hospital I gravitated towards fruits & juices.  We picked up a case of Ensure Clear and I'm drinking that with my breakfast meal. Then Metamusil with my lunch (yuck), and lots and lots of water.  Felt pretty good today. Went to mother's so MrWE2 could run the vac and carry her laundry to the washer etc. for me.  Then he cut some brush away from his "man-cave garage" there :-)  Came walking in soaked to his knees...reminded me of when he was working on the CGA project :-)  Anywhoooo...gonna go lay down and rest while reading my current kindle e-book, and probably hit the sack early...as usual :-)  Believe it or not, this is the first day I haven't had to lay down and nap between 2-3 each afternoon! Makin' progress, but sure will be taking everybody's advice NOT to rush my recovery!


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 11:15 PM

Golly, didn't realize how long it's been since I posted here :-)  It's been a busy year for us.  We helped someone (CGA) with what we could, then I had the surgery that went sour, and now we're playing catch up :-)  Had to do some important work on Miss B (our Class B motorhome) and still have some major front end work that will need to be done before we take her on any lengthy camping trips.  Changed over all the lighting in the travel trailer and Miss B to LED's and although it was costly, it will save us tons later on both in burned out bulbs (older type) and energy consumption.  We're trying to gradually do the same in this house and the Roost when we get the remodeling done & we're moved...probably not going to happen until next year :-(  I'm dreading these next few months because it means insurance and taxes are due on 3 properties, 2 vehicles and a motorcycle.  MrWE2 doesn't have any work this week so we "attacked" the old Tioga Class C and are intent on stripping it out & selling it for scrap.  The front seats were brand new (and gorgeous) so we brought them home & changed the old seats in Miss B to these new ones.  They look so very nice!  Also took a flip up counter extension shelf & put it in Miss B...makes me happy, happy :-)  Voted today and am praying God's mercies on our country.  Tomorrow we'll head back to the Roost and begin stripping out the old motorhome.  We've already taken out the 4-burner stove w/little oven, the double sink and the counter it sets in.  We'll be saving all of these things (water heater, generator, microwave, toilet, the old seats we took out of Miss B, the overhead a/c, and other salvageable things to either use when we build our cabin or to sell.  MrWE2 did get the new shelves built in the storage shed at the Roost so we were able to gain A LOT of storage.  The weather hasn't been bad at all so we're working like beavers.  Me being out of commission for nearly 2 months put us even further behind on our goals than we were :-(  But my strength is definitely returning and I'm exercisiing regularly with zumba and my step platform.  The zumba helps my upper body & cardio and the step platform strengthens my legs etc.  Still feel a few "pings" as my abdominal muscles etc., re-adjust and relax.  GYN says I have very strong abdominal muscles so I want to keep them that way :-)  I have managed to lose 11 pounds so I want to keep that firmed up and not flabby.  My goal is to lose 10 more, but I know I'm at a cross roads right now.  My body likes weighing what it is at, so I'll have to work to get it over that "hump" to form a new "normal".  Abby-girl is maturing, she'll be 3 in December and it seems like only yesterday we brought that puppy home :-)  She's defintely a mommy's girl though, but that's probably because she's with me so much more than MrWE2.  We enjoyed our Holloween at the Moose Club, and shocked to beat the band that we took 1st place in costume :-)  Also enjoyed costuming up for the "Who Did It" mystery tour at the historic Bothwell Lodge...even if it did nearly do me in because I was silly enough to wear heels when the other ladies wore flats :-(  Didn't make that mistake at the costume party!  We're back to dancing nearly every weekend and it feels really good.  We're not on the floor every dance (never were) but we're getting back to where we used to be without huffing and puffing in misery.  I've finally reached the point where all my hair color is natural.  I've had to adjust to that :-)  It's a lot cheaper I can tell you that!  I cut MrWE2's hair so we save a few dollars every month there and now I'm letting mine pretty much grow out until I decide just what I want to do with it.  It's so easy to scrunch up on the top of my head with a claw clip that I'm very relunctant to get it cut in layers again.  Well I know somebody else is wanting to check out his favorite blogs so I'd better relinquish this pc.  I don't use the notebook much because the keyboard is so little :-(  Blessings to all!


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

It's been very busy for us this past eight days.  Made so much progress at the Roost that MrWE2 still walks into the enclosed porch and gets this "startled" look on his face that says "I can't believe I've got a warm place to work!" LOL  Stick our heads in the wood storage shed and we both say "So much more room since the shelves were built and all the set back things are up off the floor.  Nice to see the old Tioga 3-burner stove sitting, it's little stainless steel sink, microwave etc., all setting to the back of the shed :-)  The old refrigerator is now GONE from the kitchen!!!! Took it to the re-cyclers today with all the rest of the iron & aluminum.  Our next project at the Roost will be to start eliminating items that have been stacked in the corner of the kitchen there & in the livingroom there.  Made some room here in this enclosed porch for our treadmill so it will be used instead of sitting it the middle of the Roost's livingroom :-(  We both "attacked" the pantry here and again...can't believe how much more room we've got :-)  Ashamed to admit how quickly we can "sling" or "drop" stuff thinking we'll get it put away ... :-(  Got mother's chores done today while MrWE2 was loading the excess metals from there.  Then met a girl friend so she could return an older Galloping Gourmet snack dehydrator and a food saver we had given to her.  She said she just doesn't use them in her senior housing apartment and wanted us to have them to put them to use.  Absolutely NO offense taken :-)  Finished crocheting the poncho a couple of days ago, got it stretched & dried and now will add the "baubles" that I want to put on it...for a Christmas gift for a dear girl friend.  Still have to figure out a gift for him.  I'd love to make a neck scarf for him but I'm not sure he'd wear it...perhaps I'll do it anyway :-)  Opened a package of the sliced corned beef that we bought at the Plain People's meat sale and it was WONDERFUL!  Put it on some slices of this morning's home made bread with pepper jack cheese, added some Thousand Island dressing, then buttered the sides and browned it a skillet.  YUM!  So now MrWE2 is napping in his recliner, Abby-girl is napping on her blanky near him and I'm catching up on Daily Diary :-)  Sorta gonna miss camping in the woods this Thanksgiving but I just don't feel like trying to cook & clean in the travel trailer with no running water (we dry camp unless we go south where it's warmer...and $$$ won't let us do that this year) and having to use milk jugs to keep our water in, inside the shower.  It would be even more difficult in Miss B if it's cold and I can't cook outside.  It's been a lot colder, sooner this year for our area so that's the main reason we've decided to not go camping this year. Our freezers are stocked for a long, long time.  Our pantry here is well stocked.  The pantry at the Roost is solid.  Guess we'll probably head for the Roost tomorrow and get something done there and then spend Wednesday and Thursday doing NOTHING that's even related to work :-)  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday everybody and since we'll be home I'll enjoy checking in here! LOL


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

Boy have we been having some beautiful weather! And we've been taking advantage of every day of it :-)  Mother's home from the hospital after nearly losing her.  Everyone thought it was the "usual" COPD but it was actually congestive heart disease/failure.  They sent her home today (PTL that son lives upstairs and is there to watch over her) but she'll have to return Monday for the cariologist to dilate the stent that was put in nearly 30 years ago.  She's on a fluid and salt restricted diet and I'm sure will have some other things she'll need to address.  She's in her mid 80's but she's got quite a bit of "stuff" to her! LOL  We had lunch with my cousin and her husband last week and it was so nice.  Ended up sitting in the restaurant for nearly 4 hours!  We asked the owner if we were a bother and were assured we were not.  Also went dancing at the Moose and also enjoy that.  I'm gathering my strength pretty steadily, but dancing seems to be a bit slower in progress.  I guess because it's really VERY energetic, even if it is a waltz or a 2-step.  We only cha-cha-cha or swing once a night! That's about all I can handle right now! LOL  Took "Miss B" out for a short tour also last week just to get rid of some "hitch itch".  Today was another beautiful day so we finished the toil and poly on the remaining wall at the Roost, picked up some sound reducing insulation to put between the kitchen and bathroom and enough sheetrock to finish the kitchen and dinette area....that had us hauling in 20+ sheets of rock! Whew!  Also got one of the phone lines run under the house and up through the floor to the new "hub" that will manage our land-lines.  Changed the bed clothes tonight...that always feel soooo good after our showers!  Some other projects we've been up to?  Got the snow fence up for Abby-girl and she loves romping around in it.  Also got quite a few items dismantled from the old Tioga...the microwave, the stove and several other things.  We've still got the frig, the water heater tank etc., the black, gray & white water tanks, the toilet & vanity, and that's not even counting the overhead a/c, the furnace and the Onan generator.  Will make more $$$ off selling those parts if we decide not use them in a cabin.  We're thinking we'll just stick tight at the Roost and take the money when we sell this place, and do some travelling instead of spending it on buying land & building a cabin etc.  At our ages, we'll enjoy the travelling more than working our tails off trying to build something that will keep us house-bound :-(  We're in a pretty good area at the Roost and will just deal with life as it comes at us.  We've got some precious friends that we want to spend time with and not be so busy always building or remodeling something.  Not to mention being available to assist them in some of their projects if they need it.  Our pastor friend is sort of on hold right now, you know how taxes and insurance takes it's gator bite at us all :-(  He's wanting MrWE2 to re-build the church platform and repair the baptistry.  He's already put in the new bathroom for him and done a lot of work on the house behind the church, that they use for Bible studies etc.  We've started our new year out not with resolutions about things we "don't have" or "don't want" and have focused on people and things that we are thankful for.  The people who have criticized, murmured behind our backs, condemned or accused are being set aside as "experiences" that taught us life lessons :-)  Son really "got took" last week and it's so hard for us to just remain silent.  He had a vehicle that was a "muscle" vehicle and he's put thousands of dollars and work into it for several years...some yahoos drove up from Arkansas with a muscle car with a fancy paint job, and they traded straight across.  Guess what?  The stupid engine in the car has never been started and none of the electrical is wired, the fan blade is the wrong one for the radiator, and you can't imagine!  They told son "all the parts are in the car and/or trunk.  He believed them!  So now they're laughting their butts off in Arkansas with a $10,000 vehicle and he's got a body with a bunch of parts that don't even belong to the car :-(  This internet crap is for the birds sometimes.  People are "trolls" out there looking for somebody's back they can hitch a ride on ... so beware friends.  Often things are NOT as they seem :-(  It's just sickening to see him suffer so because of his naitivity.  I know we've learned some things this past year and you can bet your sweet booty we won't be quite so vulnerable next time.  I guess that's one of the reasons I enjoy MrsS so much.  There are some really nice and true people here...hugs to each of you!  Guess I've babbled on long enough.  Just hadn't posted in Daily Diary for some time and thought I'd come visit! LOL


Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

I'm really sorry about your son.  It is hard to keep quiet!  Sure glad all is coming along at the roost!


John 14:27 ...Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Job 13:15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him...

Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?!

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