Thursday, November 29, 2012


this morning.  I mean, it looks like it snowed.  Did some laundry yesterday and hung a sheet out on the line last night.  Froze solid, still froze this morning.  If old Sol doesn't come out today, it'll stay frozen.

Got another mouse in the house.  Now, with four cats in the house, only three of them are hunters.  Elijah can't be bothered, there are naps to take and plenty of food to eat. With Miss Lillie's passing, he is the 'old man' so its... "go gettem kids."  Little Mary-Fiona caught the last one, that's four to her count.  Lucy has about a half a dozen to her credit.  But, Charlie is up to around 20 in the few years I've had him.  And, he got this one, took it into the laundry room and promptly lost it under the washer.  Terrific, he'll get it again, but, now the dogs are into it.  Could be interesting.  I need to go to the store, wonder if there be a house left when I return?

Didn't win the powerball, but this time I did manage to buy a ticket.  I always think of it about 20 minutes too late.  Oh well, I hope to two winners are people that need the money, will not blow it, and put it to good use.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SNOW IS A NO-SHOW.........

I really expected to wake up to white this morning.  But, alas, nadda, zip, zero, goose-egg, nuttin.  Oh well, it'll be here soon I'm sure.  It's just, I really had no where to go today but over to Dad's, which is about 3 miles, so, I could stay in and enjoy.  Instead of snow, we're getting lotsa rain, whatever.  Got the wood stove going, everyone is veggin out.  These guys have SUCH a hard life.
Spose to be warmer in a few days, up into the 50's, so I can clean up the barn and the wood shed.  Had planned to do it a couple of weeks ago, after Sandy buzzed thru.  Raked the leaves and twigs and had some serious burning going on.  The smoke got to me and sinusitis/bronchitis set in.  Took over two weeks to start feeling better.  So that put the barn/wood shed clean-up behind schedule.  I really need to rearrange the barn so I can get the snow-blower out when I need it. 
Nothin' else going on, gotta go.


Saturday, November 24, 2012


I can't believe it's been over a month since I sat down at this blog.  Haven' t really been too busy.  Just nothin' to say, I guess.  Since the election turned out like I figured it would, and, the economy is still in the shitter, we haven't brought the troops home yet, the illegals are still here, gas goes up, gas comes down, etc, etc, .'s the same old crap, just a different day, week, month....whatever.
Lost a cat on Wednesday.  Had to put her down.  Miss Lillie was 12, throwing up a lot, 3 teeth in her mouth and one of them was loose.  I told the vet that maybe she was eating too fast, plus, couldn't chew the food properly.  But then I asked her to feel her belly because I thought there was a bulge.  Sure enuf, there was a mass about the size of a tennis ball.  So, she went home to her mom, who passed in July of 2009.  I can visulize her sitting on a chair, waiting for her cat to show up.  But still, it another loss of a connection to a dear friend.
Dad is still doing OK.  Lotta  pain in his knees, and I think ole 'Arthur' is takin' hold in every joint of his 94 year-old body.  We had a nice thanksgiving dinner at a little church over by the river.  Fantastic food served family style just for a donation.  Then, one fella told us, they take the money to town and tell the super market guy they have this much money, and, they want to buy food for the food bank, and, he gives them twice as much food.  Whatta win-win situation.
Had a house fire down in the village this evening.  I called my friend Cindy to make sure she wasn't on fire and asked about Miss Mary up the road, and, she's OK.  Nobody was hurt, lotta smoke, it was electrical.  Tons of equipment went pass my house.  The fire police came down the road, passed my house and settled in up at the cross roads to keep people away.  I left for milk, came back, and, they motioned for me to turn.  I put my window down and told them, "I live down this road."  "Well, maaaam, I don't know if you can get to your house, what's the number?"  "I just live on the other side of the bridge."  "What bridge?"  I now knew I was in trouble.  "The bridge you just crossed when you came down the road an hour a go."  "What's your house number?"  "420"  "OK, you're gonna be fine."   Then they moved the cones.  I know why firemen call the fire police 'cone-chuckers'.  You'd think they were GOD's gift to traffic.  Thought I was gonna have to drive thru Henry's cornfield to get home.
Weather guy says snow's comin'.  Matt and Fred came down this after and went to Dad's to get my snow blower.  While here, they split some wood for me.  So, between the wood stoves, gas furnaces, Eden Pure electric heater in the kitchen.  It's all good!!!
Gotta go, it's good to be back, noticed a few people I follow haven't been on in a while either.  Hope all is OK.