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Old 10/11/14, 06:01 PM
 
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Hi everyone! Things have been busy around here and "off" too. To start with my DH is sick with the flu. All the men on his crew have gotten it and I guess it was only a matter of time before he got it too. He kept working, "too many people gone, cough, cough" so he was glad when Friday got here. I handed him some p.j.s and a glass of juice. I had spent the day making homemade chicken noodle soup. I wonder if I will ever learn to make a "little" of anything. We ended up with six quarts of chicken soup! Think I'll take some up to the neighbors, and to my sister, and my dad, and...
We had an upsetting event on Thursday morning. As in 12 a.m. on Thursday. Our neighbor, that has a farm, put in a shooting range not far from us. No big deal to us, most of the time. That is until Thursday morning when some jerk decided to take up target shooting in the middle of the night! About the time we thought they had stopped and left, they started all over again. I guess they were re-loading. That went on for more than an hour and a half. I finally called the sheriff's out. I hated to do it, cause you never know if the jerks will come back out for revenge, ya know. Anyway the officers came out and sat in the alfalfa field and waited. Sure enough the gun play started again. They caught the shooters red handed! It was so nice and quiet after they were gone. I hope they don't come back any time soon.
Other than killing rattle snake number 6, yeah that is more snakes than I care to mess with. Each one was 44 inches or better and as big around as a man's forearm. Come on big Freeze! Put those babies to sleep! DH got as close to getting bit as I have ever seen. A big rattler was under one of our dog houses and he just didn't see it when he pushed the dog house over! After we had done the deed, I picked it up with a snake catcher and we removed the head. DH removes the rattles, for a keep sake I guess (eye roll) and the snake only had a button! It couldn't rattle! That was creepy!
Oh well, at least DH is feeling better this evening and all is well. The flood waters are drying up, slowly. The mosquitos are not as bad. Even though two cases of West Nile have been found in Eddy County. We got to watch the crop duster spraying the water to kill mosquitos, that was cool.
MGM, glad you are home! Travis, that is going to be the best crib! OUVickie, enjoy those grands! GMB have a safe and wonderful trip. Gotta go, time to start feeding.
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Old 10/11/14, 11:09 PM
 
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Travis that is going to be wonderful!!!!!!
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Old 10/11/14, 11:19 PM
 
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Had a good day. I always try to take a trip to honor S/O's birthday. We always enjoyed them when he was alive, the trees are turning and the harvesters are running and the landscape is so beautiful. His BD would actually be next Thursday, and something came up so I decided yesterday I'd do it today. I wanted to take a photo of an abandoned school in Iowa, its been on my to do list several years, I had it pretty well planned out. Set alarm for 6, it was still dark out. Called off trip and went back to bed. Woke up later and decided to go. So glad I did.

Understand now, a vial of his ashes go everywhere with me, just like he did when he was alive. He was a semi driver, had a local run, and after he retired he loved to drive it, see all the old placed he used to deliver to. My trip today covered much of it, and he was kinda with me, I crossed the river at Savanna, IL. Found a Goodwill store in Maquoketa,IA, it was packed with stuff, reasonably priced, and it was all HALF OFF! Got a ceramic cat, a blouse, a book, nightie, a gorgeous winter robe, a lap tray, and a 50's style steam iron. Just over $11. The iron is just like brand new, and I really needed a new one. I love the older ones too.

I was surprised at all the farm machinery lots along Rt, 64. A paradise for 2 cylinder guys as well as the bigger farmer too. Checked out Scotch Grove, the setting for a favorite non fiction book of mine, Prairie Reunion. Found the grandma's house and the church and graveyard from the book. Went on to Monticello and Hopkinton, and over to Buck Creek. The school has been torn down, the gym is still standing tho. (I do have a photo of it, I just wanted one of my own) (I read a book about it too)

On the way between there and Hopkinton I had noticed an Amish grocery. A bent and dent store. Got some fantastic bargains. Spent 24.95, almost 12 of that was for dog food. Got a lot of stuff. No salt Hunts tomatoes .25 and .50. (I am on a low sodium diet) a banana box of chips and snacks for DD for 2.50, lots of other stuff, including 2 boxes of Pop Tarts. Two very handsome Amish boys clerking. Really clean. Wish it was closer. $8.00 for bags of good grade dog food, I got Benefil.


For once I did not eat out anywhere, except for a McDonalds coffee this morning. If I had seen a Hardees, I probably would have stopped, and I also would have stopped at a local cafe if I had seen one open. I did drink a can of pop (50/50 .10 can) and eat Pop Tarts on the way home.

It is just gorgeous out. The farmers are so blessed to have such beautiful weather to work in.

I did have to stop back at the Goodwill. I had left my cane there. This is the 4th Goodwill its been left at.
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Old 10/12/14, 12:11 AM
 
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Chief Cook- Did you eat it? Rattlesnake tastes like good baby beef- not quite veal. I enjoyed the one taste I had at a wild game banquet and when my mother found out she read me the riot act...they are disappearing, they need protected status but they aren't cute, God put them on earth to eat prairie dogs and rats, etc etc. She was right- they are declining in population as we build up the wild areas- but darn that was tasty! And I totally understand protecting humans and our animals and the need to sometimes do things we wish we didn't have to do...(but Ifn I'da harvested it you bet I would've eaten it!)
Happy belated Bday to your Mom Jan!
I got away from home Friday at 6:45 after feeding the cats, washing the few dishes they used and the cat food cans and making a side trip to Dunkin Donuts. Had really bad chest pain the last 3 days- yep too many non steroidal anti-inflammatories have given me some intense gastritis/reflux. (Hey, I just noticed the cursor jumping up a couple lines and inserting the rest of the sentence I w this I sound befuddled and half blasted- it's the computer's fault- I am SOBER!)as typing in the middle of another paragraph- so if in reading
Picked up dgs at college and we're checked into Holiday Inn Express. The weather forecast had said cooler weather- 70s and low 60s- so I packed jeans and tees and only 2 of my super-lightweight parachute cloth outfits- the type you can rinse in the sink, hang up and they are dry by morning. Unfortunately now the weather has jumped back to really hot in the middle of the day-and humid. I will survive- Me and Gloria Gaynor...
DGS had an assignment in Art Appreciation to visit an art gallery-write a piece on something he viewed there- he needed pix of himself in front of the art gallery and in front of the work he'de chosen to write about- we stopped into Charleston ARtist Mecca and really enjoyed the different media including steampunk! DGS assured me that he'de asked his professor if he couldn't write about Whistler's Peacock Room that we spent and hour in it discussing it with the guards back in only mid July, but the prof said no, it had to happen during the semester enrolled in art appreciation. Then we went here (www.jenis.com) for ice cream- he had sweet potato and torched marshmallow- I seriously considered the sweet corn and black raspberry or goat cheese and roasted cherry but finally opted for expresso with cream and sugar) From there to the Charleston Museum. Did I mention it's Parents Week at the Citadel and every motel/ hotel around is full to the eaves? Did I mention how horrible the traffic is? I don't know if its all the parents from Citadel sightseeing but Charleston is about in gridlock- and red lights! Charleston needs red light cameras- as much as I hate them- I have seen EVERY red light I have been at run by people who accelerate into the intersection for up to 4 seconds after it truns RED- Not talking about entering the intersection on a yellow light- NO these idiots are going to hit someone eventually- someone who trusts that Green Means Go for them and then they'll be T boned.. We only had time for half the museum and no time for the colonial refurbished houses or the HUNLEY...Had been planning to take the bus but the hotel manager was quite alarmed- pulled up the CARTA website herself to show us a 25 minute ride by car would take 2 hours and a transfer by bus- all the city parkin 2 hours so we had to schlep back g lots were full but I found a metered space. The meter was good for a public transport also.nd put in more quarters. DGS also told me the resident advisor in the dorms had warned them against taking
So he's been catching rides with friends who have cars when he needs to go to a store.
Dinner was at www.williejewells.com- excellent barbq. Then we went to Barnes and Noble and dgs decided to pick up the Viking Saga manga GFB and I are reading- the Japanese author/artist was inspired by Icelandic sagas and most of the supporting characters are actual historical personages I got Volume 5 for GFB and me.
I am using capsaicin patches during day and vicoden when we get back to the motel and trying NOT to break down and take aspirin- would I rather have my back killing me all the way down to my toes, or my chest all the way down to the ring and little finger on my left hand? Decisions, decisions. Where's a nurse smilie when ya need one???
Tomorrow is our scheduled day at Boone Hall Plantation- think I will use 2 patches instead of 1. May get me thru the day in better shape than I got thru today.
And no, dgs can't drive my car and let me medicate- I drive a 5 speed, and he can't drive a stick. I consider it a safety measure, as I doubt most would-be carjackers can drive a stick either Everybody have a good Sunday!
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Old 10/12/14, 11:49 AM
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WEll, Not much to report. I have leg quarters I bought several days ago that really need worked up, They have been sitting in the crisper waiting for a good enough day. Don't want to freeze the whole ten pound bags, cuz that is annoying when it comes time to cook something.

We get our other donut fryer back, which will man a load taken off my shoulders a bit. Getting worn down that is for sure. I had overtime again last week because f having so much stuff to do. Our new baker lady is getting better, but not where we would like her to be, but she can at least be left alone, which is a start!

I think I have picked up quite a bit of weight that really needs to come off. Thinking I will lay off the beer. The one or two a day isn't good for me. I can find something other than beer to drink. It just isn't healthy. OR I need to switch to lite beer, which has way less calories. I also need to lay off the sweets at work. That isn't good either. Ugh! It's not like I'm eighteen anymore but dang! Even losing a good ten or fifteen pounds will do me a lot of good! I can eat better than I have been eating too! I have really been eating more junk food lately!

Other than that, not a whole lot going on!
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Old 10/12/14, 12:50 PM
 
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My dh would have cleaned and skinned a rattler that large, too! I've never eaten them, but he has at a wild game feed and says they're excellent. Glad we don't get huge ones like that here. UGH.

Drizzly the last couple days, so mostly inside things are being done. I'm so far behind it isn't funny.

Travis, that crib is really wonderful. Such a work of art and a treasured family heirloom for sure! Can't wait to see the finished product.

GMB, I loved Boone Plantation. Charleston was always crowded when we went there while living in Myrtle Beach. Sure hated the small of he paper mills there, too. Neat old city, tho.

Our weather is gradually getting more fall-like, so trying to bring in all the geraniums Mom has growing and let the dahlias freeze off so we can save the bulbs for next year for her. It's a squeeze to find room in the back porch/mud room for all her plants over the winter and remember to water them! She loves plants and can get a dead stick to grow and bloom! Me on the other hand, not so much.

Class of 66, what a neat remembrance of your sweetheart, to take that trip and take his ashes with you. I would do the same. I always keep my dh's last shirt or T shirt under my pillow when he goes hunting or away for any length of time. Silly I suppose, but he's my best friend. Sounds like a nice trip, and you got some great bargains!

Chief Cook, I hope your husband recovers soon. We need to get our flu shots here, too. I try to keep Mama well and so far, so good. With all the Ebola scares, we'll limit our travels into crowded places more and more, I think.

Have to get some canning and dehydrating done today, then bingo tonight for Mom. One of her few 'vices'.
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Old 10/12/14, 08:44 PM
 
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I've never had rattlesnake, but would like to try it! I am glad I live where there are NO venomous snakes.

I had my bff over Friday night - first time I'd seen her since we got back from our road trip. We were joking about how it took me that long to get over being kidnapped and forced to go on when I was nearly psychotic from sleep deprivation - there might be an element of truth to that, lol! She stopped at the store for me and brought a gallon of milk to trade for eggs, plus brought cupcakes and ice cream, also some Sungold tomato cuttings and more peppermint plants from her garden. We played Scrabble, and I think I had the best game I've ever played - a 55 point play, a 7 letter play, and almost all the big point letters - with ways to use them effectively. Scored over 400 points! We are usually pretty evenly matched with an occasional blowout one way or the other, but not usually by that much. Just the luck of the draw, but I have to admit, it was a lot of fun, lol!

Been watching the Ebola news and it's making me look harder at my stores at home. I want to be able to self isolate if things really get bad. So today, Abby and I headed for the feed store and laid in 4 rolls of plastic sheeting, 20 bags of layer pellets, 10 bags of horse feed, a salt/mineral block for the horse, 10 more bags of water softener salt, and 3 50# bags of whole corn for grinding into corn meal. We are planning a town trip on Tuesday for more supplies. We'd go tomorrow, but I want to stop at the DMV to get Abby a driver's manual, and it's not open on Monday.

I ground popcorn in the Wonder Mill today, only to discover it smelled rancid. It was really old popcorn and it was just stored in a plastic gallon jar...the chickens will enjoy the rest of the cornmeal and popcorn, and it's on my shopping list for Tuesday. I plan to hit United Grocers for a couple 50# bags of popcorn, which will be stored correctly! For tonight, I'll try grinding some of the whole corn from the feed store. I'd really like to make corn bread muffins...haven't had them for ages.

I posted on the S&EP Prep Journal thread about losing 3 of the new chicks. So far, the hen seems to be doing well with the remaining dozen chicks. The rest of the eggs didn't hatch, so they'll come out after dark tonight. We gave the RIR hen more eggs a couple nights ago, so hopefully she'll have a good sized clutch hatching out in a few more weeks. After that, I really hope no more mommas decide to set until Spring. Abby and I have also been talking about the need to butcher cockerels - she's willing to do it as long as I walk her through it.
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Old 10/13/14, 07:20 AM
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It is Friday for me here at work. I will be working on the log crib, the next two days, if the Lord allows!! I return Thurs night. I need to wash the truck and car, but we got rain coming. Time for coffee!!!
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Old 10/13/14, 12:00 PM
 
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It rained a good 2" on Friday and again last night, so the ground is saturated at home and it's cooled down into the high 50s.

I made it to church Saturday, then picked up the grandkids to spend the night. We had fun. I took them home yesterday and, once I got back, decided to take the evening off and read.
I'd made Sloppy Joes for dinner Saturday night, so DH ate leftovers last night.

My tummy is troubling me today. I think I'm going to have to give up coffee, it gives me acid reflux and my stomach didn't start hurting until I drank my morning coffee today. That's going to be a long detox - I'm hooked on the caffeine.

I got an email from Ticketmaster this morning, on upcoming events in our area, and decided to buy Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets for their performance in OKC in December. That's going to be my Christmas gift to DH. He was a music major in College - he played the French Horn - so I know he'll love this.

Well, I best get busy. Have a great day, everyone!
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Old 10/13/14, 05:53 PM
 
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I'm just veggin' today! Had DG all weekend and didn't get much sleep either night. Fri at 1 in the morning the poor dear had a nosebleed. Got it stopped quickly but then I couldn't sleep for worrying it would go again, kept having to check on her. Then I had tummy issues Saturday evening, not severe but bad enough I needed meds. Then, they "wired" me up and I couldn't sleep. She went home late afternoon Sunday. I slept so good last night!

DH made his bisquits for Sunday's breakfast and bacon too, (and eggs of course) yum that was good!

I can't seem to light a fire under my self lately. I have so many things to do, and when I think of doing them, I'm like "....naw, that can wait" or I just don't feel like it. Oh the basics get done, but anything else I just can't get all that excited about lately. Maybe it's just end of summer - we had a lot of work into the gardens that's for sure!

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Old 10/13/14, 11:24 PM
 
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It was a long day's drive to see dear niece and her new baby - I explained to them that as best I could figure, dear niece was Grandson's cousin twice removed, and her baby and him are second cousins. We went out for pizza and then they took the little darling for her routine checkup. Dear Baby developed terrible eczema as soon as dn weaned her, and they've been changing the formula every 2 weeks (the doctor tells them what to change it to) but nothing helps. I mentioned that all formulas are made from whey from cows milk and suggested she ask dr about making a formula from goats milk. Told her about how the Meyenburg Dairy Goat Milk from Publix and Walmart tastes like half and half, and in the old days mothers made their own formulas from either tinned or fresh milk and corn syrup. Dunno if she will actually ask tho- after all, I am so ancient, what can I know about raising babies...But we had a splendid time. I hadn't seen her since 1997!!
On the way home developed the tummy trouble that apparently we are all catching thru the computer Had to really make use of the highway rest stops and I'm chowing down tums and pepto-dismal. Hope all better by tomorrow- last day of dgs vacation.
My mother had always insisted that dear niece (who was sent to the college GFB and I went to) dropped out after a year and left my brother stuck with all the student loans he had co-signed. Today I found out that she had put her 4 years in at Stetson U and had graduated from there! Texted GFB on the way home to ask if he remembered my mother telling us- yes repeatedly- that dear niece had dropped out of Stetson the first year and he agreed that she had said that, over and over. Seems like my mother still enjoys drama and stirring the pot. A well. Falling asleep. "To bed To Bed! cried Sleepyhead. Tarry awhile, said Slow..."
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Old 10/14/14, 10:31 AM
 
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I slept better last night. I think part of my problem is that anything I eat late in the evening gives me indigestion. I have some serious diet issues to take care of, I just need to pray for the will power to get it done!

I've been reading Enlightenment for Idiots - it's such a funny book! I read most of the evening and went to bed around 10:30. I'm hoping to function better today. I have plenty to do here at work, that's for certain.

The rain moved out and it's a bright and beautiful day here. Have a wonderful day, everyone!
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Old 10/14/14, 09:39 PM
 
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Today was...(one of my "pet" comments is that something may be of a strangeness extreme and extraordinary) Well, today was of a strangeness extreme and extraordinary.
After I hit the sac last night got woke for a text from segueway tours of Charleston offering to switch us from the 1 hr noon tour to a 2 hour 9 am tour at no additional charge. Of course I said yes! Cooler weather earlier in the day...plus additional sightseeing. It was a wonderful tour of Mt Pleasant. I discovered that I needed to dismount at every stop and either sit or walk about. Standing in 1 position can really wreak havoc on your muscles. We stopped at a Dunkiin Donuts for lunch and I got a call from the hotel wondering why I hadn't checked out???!!! I had made reservations for Friday thru Tuesday, leaving Wednesday. Apparently, even tho I always frame the reservation stay that way -- thru -- leaving the morning after- it is now understood as -- thru --- leaving on the last day. I allus thought if you stayed somewhere thru --- that meant you stayed that night and left the next morning. GFB pointed out on our daily call (s) that we've had that problem on our last few motel stays- including my solo trip to see ds where I told the hotel at the halfway point I would only be making a 1 night stop and would e there through Tuesday night (Arriving Tuesday night) and they promptly cancelled the reservation, as I discovered when I tried to check in. Fortunately that particular night they had space and could put me up.

On the way back to the motel I got another strange call. "Hi" a chirpy voice said. "Is this GMB? I've been assigned as your CareConnection manager." Here I broke into her spate of words to say "Who?? What was that?"
"Your Care Connection Manager!"
I said very slowly "What is that?"
"You know, your CareConnection Manager! I'm in charge of your Careconnection team".
I broke into it again "What is a care connection team?" My head is whirling. Is this the Obamacare Humana trying to put more barriers into our healthcare? Is this a nurse from the pharmacy I get my meds at? I had to fight one of the pharmacies a difficult battle years back when they wanted a pharmacy employed nurse to work with me on my Blood pressure and cholesterol meds- I finally said to them- I AM an rn you know, and I'm not about to listen to a nurse not affiliated with my doctor tell me ANYTHING about my meds.
She said "CareConnection. Don't you work for Hospice?" Oh yeahh..that other Hospice that absorbed us last January.
I said "Not since June 1st".
He response was "THAT's why you haven't been coming to meetings!" Badda BUM! Swift, sister. Real swift. I know they got my resignation letter because my friends still there told me that my resignation had actually been announced to all the old Hospice employees, since I had been there so long. And that was back in midJune!!
Heading back to the hotel, before I grabbed a nap I tried to call GFB and got a weird recording "Your MetroPS plan requires you to purchase a calling plan"..At this point I was exhausted and just wanted to hit the sac. GFB ALWAYS pays the phone bill the last day of the month and I'de been using the cellphone all thru the weekend and yesterday. Fortunately, when I got up for dinner, the phone was working, because I just HAD to text GFB that the Longhorn Steakhouse considers tableside steak sauce a side dish and they charge $1.99 for it. That's okay- ate my sirloin plain! GFB texted back to ask about surcharges for napkins and silverware.
Also bought DGS some snacks to carry with him back to the dorm and we made another stop at the bookstore for light reading. DGS has adjusted very well, he is tutoring some of his dorm mates in math, he is using the tablet with art software we got him as a high school graduation present in his art classes. He has formed a plan B if he is unable to enlist in the AF as was his goal thru high school (refused because thru 3 years of jr rotc the AF sponsor never noticed he wore glasses) Plan B is to enlist in the Navy. I encouraged him to think about a Plan C that doesn't involve armed services, just because you never know.
I've texted my son in law and daughter a few humorous texts over the weekend, and never got any response. Am still planning to go to town to see my "foster-daughter"- DD's bff since high school (hope bff stands for best friend forever, that is how I'm using it) and my honorary great grandson. DFD is putting me up overnight and then I'm heading back to FLorida. Time to finish weeding the gardens and plant something! (And when I say weed the garden, I'm talking about a solid mass of weedy shrubs that go from shoulder high to higher than my head!)
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Old 10/14/14, 10:22 PM
 
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Sounds like most of your trip is going well, GMB! Had to laugh at the woman not knowing you'd retired, tho. Very efficient!

OUVickie, glad you were feeling a bit better and got some rest. Those grands are fun to have, but exhausting!

Homesteader, same for you, take care and don't overdo!

More work on the crib, Travis! Woohoo! I can't wait to see it.

My dh is getting ready to go elk hunting on Friday, so we'll just get some projects done around here, do some reading, maybe clean out some of the barn or chicken palace if I can get myself motivated. New great grand daughter has gained almost two pounds since her birth, a month old in a couple days. I think she actually gave me a real smile today. I sure hope gd gets her priorities straight and puts that baby on the top of the list.

Everyone have a great day, try to stay well and not overdo!
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Old 10/15/14, 11:08 AM
 
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Jan - I'm glad to hear the baby is doing well! I know you're concerned about her. Prayers for her and your GD.

GMB - Do you feel like you're caught in the Twilight Zone sometimes?! Geesh, I wish people would actually make real notes in files these days. Sometimes I feel technology has dumbed-down society in some aspects.
Just a thought: If your DGS wants to consider all forms of Military service, he might also think about the Coast Guard. One of DH's friends from HS decided to go into the Coast Guard because of his eyesight restrictions and ended up loving it. Since it's considered one of the Armed Forces, it allows for the same benefits as all the others.

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I'm looking forward to the next few days. We are finally interviewing for the Security Director position. It's been 6 months since our Director left for another job and it's hard to move forward with all of our projects not knowing how our future Director will want to proceed. They've narrowed it down to two candidates and we will meet them today and tomorrow for Team interviews. I'm ready to get this show on the road!

I told DD last night about the wagon I bought the girls for Christmas at Harbor Freight yesterday and she's thrilled. She's going to get them a blackboard for their room, since they both love to write and draw. I'm trying to get all the Christmas stuff ironed out now. I hate shopping and refuse to do it during the holiday crush.

I'm off to lunch in a little while to run errands at the Library. I intended to buy a wheel for our iron gate yesterday, but didn't know what size. DH said last night I should check at Atwoods, he thinks they have the wheel apparatus we need for the gate. I told him I'd check the next time I buy feed for the horse.

I noticed the smell of skunk yesterday morning when I went out to feed, then again this morning as I stepped out to feed the farm dogs.
Pee-uuuuwwww! It turns out the newest canine, Maxie, got sprayed because she stinks to high heaven. I gave her an affectionate pat on the head and told her to keep back. No time to deal with it this morning.

I feel pretty good today, thanks Jan! I didn't eat late last night and went to bed early - 11ish is pretty good for me, since DH often starts yakking about that time and it's usually midnight before I get to sleep. Well, I had taken a muscle relaxer around 10 pm and by 11 pm I was ready to call it a night!

I best get some work done before lunch.
Have a beautiful day, everyone!!
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Old 10/16/14, 08:41 PM
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I have been heavy busy on the log crib. Got saw dust everywhere in my shop. I will post a pic when it is finished, which maybe next week. I also, mowed the grass in the backyard. I am now at work resting, tonight and tomorrow night. May not get too much done on the crib, the next two days, but look out weekend!!
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Old 10/17/14, 05:03 AM
 
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Hi, all!

Had a busy day in town today - lots of errands to run and shopping to do. We are now stocked up on dog food for the next 6 months or so, added to the beans, rice and pasta stores, Nido milk, too. Added 5 more bags of solar salt for the water softener, and while we were at Lowe's, Abby and I found 3 gallons of mis-tint paint for $5 each. These were high-end paint/primer-in-ones, regularly nearly $30 a gallon, so I was happy to find them. Three different shades, but I think they'll mix together to a nice neutral color. We have plans to paint Abby's room. Still have more on my shopping list, but I'd maxed out the SUV, so tomorrow will be another trip to finish up.

While in town, I also took Abby to get a driver's manual so she can study for her permit, and took her to the low-income dental clinic to find out about getting her teeth fixed. She has an appointment for the 27th and they'll accept her as a patient as our family used the clinic many years ago when we didn't have dental insurance. She's studying the GED book, the driver's manual, getting her teeth fixed, and keeping her hair brushed...progress!

We also stopped at WM to see my older dd and made arrangements to stop by her house after she got off work. She had a pool skimmer for me to replace the one my dgs (her ds) broke this summer, and I had the charger for his DS that he left at my house. Had a chance to visit with all my grandkids and to wish my ddil get well soon...she had her gallbladder out today. Also made arrangements to take dgd L for the weekend this weekend. She hasn't been able to come for a solo visit in forever! I'll pick her up tomorrow evening and take her home Sunday night. Can't wait!

We actually had a fire going in the stove yesterday - it was damp and chilly here. Today was beautiful, but now it's pouring rain and is supposed to rain all day tomorrow. At least the weekend forecast looks good.
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Yay for Abby, MGM. As we know, it's never easy with them. Took our gd longer than her peers to get a diploma and a driver's license, but she made it. Good that you were able to get the added supplies, too! We need to gather more and I need to finish up all the carrots that were in the fridge, probably another 15 to 20 pounds. Also a box of apples to process. I'll be glad when all this canning is over for the winter--except for possible deer in December.

Nice days still, but the nights are getting pretty chilly. I would so like to go to goodwill today, but have to take my Mom for her eye injection, and no time before that appointment, so will have to make it next week on one of the discount days. More reorganizing before that, I suppose.
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YAY, it's Friday!!!!

The interviews for Director went well and hopefully we'll get to choose one today and they'll make an offer on Monday. Both were good candidates.

I managed to keep the kitchen clean and my laundry done the past few days.
Tomorrow I'm headed north to a foraging workshop. We're going to gather acorns and milk them, then do some tree tapping to make syrup. I've never done either, so I'm excited.
The workshop takes place at a Monastery off a rural highway called St. Francis of the Woods. Sounds lovely!

We were invited to a costume/Halloween party at my cousins house Saturday evening, but DH is usually tired after work and after I'm finished with the foraging workshop, I told them I'd probably be spent too. They live West of us about an hour and I neither of us like to get back in the car and drive, once we get home for the evening.
DH has Sunday off and I'm looking forward to having that day at home. The weather is supposed to be mild and beautiful this weekend. I have some projects to finish and a book to read!

Have a beautiful Friday, everyone!!
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Canning potato soup today. Seven quarts...will can more as I get the ideas.
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