Friday, March 15, 2019

Happy...

Here it is already mid-March.  Can scarcely believe it.  The snow is melting. Hardly any on the roof anymore. There are still piles here and there where we had to pile it up to keep walkways open... Am finding all the nuggets of joy in the backyard...  But DO love these clear blue skies when it is trying it's best to get warm and push up crocus and daffodills...
The nights are still in the teens and 20,s.. but it is staying light later, past 6pm and that is a REALLY good thing, happy, happy to not have darkness all about or looming around the corner.
The car is a mess, but there is so much water splashing here and there that it seems self defeating to get it thru the car wash...
Had my yearly well check-up and i am well. Which is a good, happy thing.
Brian still not back to work, am hoping next week......
Had another run-in with the Employment office on his behalf, it ended ok, but those people, i swear....definately need some customer service training
CJ Box has a new book out, Wolf Pack, it is starting out to be a corker!!
Well that is about it, am searching, searching for things to say.... oh.. my right thumb was absolutely killing me, hurt so bad, could not grip, attributed it to all the crocheting i was doing, on my 5th afghan!!!! And that right thumb does all the scrolling on FB and typing in comments and texting, so it was a bad thing to have.... BUT Today it just stopped hurting....???? what the...... well am happy about that.... i kept rubbing IcyHot into it and the joint where it hurt, took tylenol, which nurse friend says does not help it or any inflamation, only for pain.. oh well, it is better, i can type!!! and move it about without stabs of pain.. that also makes me happy.....
Well, that truly is it, nothing more to say.....
Take Care and God Bless

Sunday, March 3, 2019

More Snow...

Because i am sure no one else has snow... haha
this was a couple days ago, at the end of most of the snow, now it is off most of the trees, and is packing down, turning to ice and just plain freezing in place.
have anxiety about snow and ice dams on the roof.  Went around and with a shovel n tried to knock off the ice cycles  and some of the snow at the edges of the roof.  which is fun because you are standing in 2 feet of snow and trying to swing the shovel over your head then dodging what comes down off the roof.  because the shovel is not all that long and a person has to get fairly close to the overhang... it is really a fun thing to do, try it sometime!!!

It is pretty, but that only goes so far.... and lasts so long.  until you have to get out into it and actually try to do something.. like actually having to get to work, or feed livestock and keep them with water that is not frozen solid


Fed the birdies and need to get to the  feed store and get more seeds for them and some of the suet stuff too, they really seem to like that... get some fat into them
have only been out to the grocery store twice.... Am feeling a little penned in and am dreaming of driving somewhere, seeing something... and of course that will be awhile until roads are clear.   Hwy 97 is clear but ALL of the side roads are a virtual mess.  Intersections are lumped up areas of frozen snow, that the snowplows were unable to dislodge..
On Facebook there was an snowplow in Alaska that had a shield they put down when going past driveways so that they did not create a huge berm at the end of peoples driveways, put it down when going past a drive then lift it when past so the snow can again be shoved to the side, why can't all snowplows have such a device?  apparently they care for their fellow citizens and their overall health in trying to get out and dislodge piles of ICE from their driveways so that they may get out, to go to, say- the doctors office or hospital, when struck with heart attacks from getting the snow removed from their sidewalks and driveways and cars.....
BUT by the end of next week the weather forcast is for 40 degrees.... am SO looking forward to that, at this point....

Take Care All and God Bless

Stay warm, hydrated and not over exercised.....

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

More...


Snow changes things in the most interesting ways..



 No mail... put some cards in box yesterday and they are still there...
Had to cancel my nail appt, just dont want to try it...
Apparently there are 19 accidents between Bend and Redmond...
I can see ice dams forming on the roof... it melts a little then freezes, but never melts enough to get rid of it all, just refreezes....
The stove guy is still coming tho for the service call....
There wasn't anything overnight, so nothing to shovel this morning.... just had to get down to the mailbox, which was a fruitless journey, no paper either, for two days now...

Apparently they are wuses... we had a carrier b4 and HE never missed a day.....

i am over this tho, yes it is pretty, but is is mightily inconvenient, EVERYTHING just takes forever to do or get to.  The wonderful neighbor went to store yesterday and got eggs and milk for me... was able to whip out some chocolate chip cookies....
No activity in the cul-de-sac today tho... we are supposed to get 3-10 more inches tonight
Mt Bachelor now has 127 inches !!!! finally topped that magic 100 inch mark....
There were avalances on the Santiam and there is an Amtrac train stopped by tree across tracks in the valley near Oakridge for 40 hours now.... people running out of food and diapers... wasn't that a movie??

Take Care all and God Bless

Monday, February 25, 2019

SNOW!!!


 Oh, my gosh.... fortunately Brian did not have to go to work, yet again.. today... BUT why must they call him at the last minute to tell him, let him get up, showered, lunch made, car started, then call and say, nope, not today... they just aren't very organized or caring

and boy howdy, do we have snow... i said saturday that the expected snowmagedon was not here, BUT i was premature to say the least, it must have snowed all night.  I know i woke up a couple times and the light in the room was eerie/spooky




Not going to be sitting in this chair anytime soon


Nor are the cars moving...

my hero.... just got right out there and started on it....  took over n hour
i did help... some....


SNOW!!!!!

This is our crazy long sidewalk... even tho no one is walking. and neighbors said the rode was closed, he was trying to get is wife to work at the sheriffs office in north Bend..

Snowing like wild right now, expected to get another 7-12 inches today... so... lots more shoveling....

all y'all laying by the pool, down south... so jealous of you!!! Hope u get  burn... hahaha

Take Care and God Bless, stay high and dry

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Well.. darn


Well..... now  it is snowing again....  not as much, so far, as predicted
luci will not go out to potty.... bet she thinks at her age it is not required.... she says, heck no!!!
i got stuff to make some bread and cookies, then realized i have no milk or eggs.... well, darn..
so, i am crocheting, have something in crockpot.. thought i had bought beef cubes and they are pork.. well, darn....
can't find my cassarole (sp)  cook book, hope i did not re-cycle it in my cleaning out process!  well... darn
hope that recipe turns out, with the wrong meat..? and i remembered all that was supposed to be in there... well, darn
tried to file Brian's ui week on new UI claim and would not take, wants a new claim filed, which i did last week.. so what would happen if two were filed??? shudder to think.... well.... darn
weird little black crystal things behind the stove (lots of them), does it need to be serviced? as has not been in the 7 yrs i have lived here..  what is that stuff?  so called to find out and to get service... $199...  well.. darn

Take Care and God Bless

Sunday, February 10, 2019

FROZE


 The house, nor  i are frozen.  But it is pretty darn cold!! Right now it is 28... yes, i know there are other places much colder.... this is here... and it is cold....
A really, really nice neighbor used a leaf blower and blew snow off my sidewalk this morning,, i yelled a THANX!!!! I had been out to get the paper and that is all i was going to do for awhile, until it warmed???? some or at least read the paper.... had a coffee... u know all of life's little pleasures in a slow and easy manner 
There is usually NOT anything fast about me in the morning, except for letting dogs out then in right away, they do not linger long out there...

Our flag still waves
 This is the neighbor's rain gutter chain, looks like it filled up and then just up and froze!!!!It was pretty in the sun but could not catch that for whatever reason.  and YES the sun did come out
Went to grocery store
Brian went and helped a friend from where he plays Magic, one of the kids mother could not split her wood, so Brian went over and did a weeks worth for her.... that was a kind thing to do...

Friend Tanya is stuck at her house in Metolius, they have a LOOOOONNG farm driveway and the snow really drifted over there, was windy too, gets really windy in Jefferson County (where Metolius is) about 40 miles away, north.....can't get the tractor started to plow and her car won't get over the drifts...


This little bird house is what it is like here, all frozen....
Brian off work again last week only worked 5 hours, week b4 he got in 40 and now he was just called and no work tomorrow.... just too FROZEN... hard to dig ditches to lay pipe...
AND..... hahaha i have his unemployment so messed up ... one would ask why he does not do it himself????  huh???? and after spending my life working there one would think i would be able to do such an easy claim... really.... well things have changed...... and u no longer can call and ask someone or explain simply what happened... and everything is done by phone(and OMG the phone, you can be on hold for hours n hours, there is no answering their phone and u have to call within like the 1st 10 minutes of them opening the lines to leave a message and then it takes a day or more for them to get back to you) or computer, can't even go into an office. there is zilch customer service.. cant even tell you how many meetings and seminars we had to go to the perfect our customer service... and they just no, longer. care. No wonder their stats are so good, people just give up and stop claiming or get denied and stop claiming and then bingo one less and it can be said they went to work and the ui rate lowers...
seen it before, people would draw out the whole thing, go thru all of the extensions and everything, and still not be to work, BUT they were no longer claiming not getting paid soooooo ui rate goes down

i love this little house, got it for $10 at an estate sale...

Oh, a friend is having a pampered chef party and i am going, have not been to one of those in 8 years and they have such good kitchen things.. already have their garlic press and the can opener is the bomb!!!! Have baking sheets, never burn a cookie, ever.....
I can slice n dice n chop with the best of them....

Take Care all and God Bless... oh and stay warm

Friday, February 1, 2019

So

Just got notice that google acct going away 4-2-19... what???? what does that mean?  can i no longer ask google ???? and get an answer, does my g-mail acct go away, do i need to get another e-mail carrier.... i just can't.... it is too much... have been paying $1.99 per month to google, (o think for storage, of what i have no idea) will that go away??? is the cloud google or is that something different.....

Also
there are SO many people in the land of the free, home of the brave that live lives of quiet desperation, month to month.... i know.... i have been there... don't know why i am in a position to not feel it so terrible as i once did, like in the 80-90's  when i was working full time and just barely getting by...... i did work, all the time and am lucky to have a pension and do not need to rely only on soc sec.
and what started all of this introspection?    Had to get luci's pills gain this month, $159!!! You know there is a time that this would not have been possible.  For something that means so very much to me.... would i have had to just let her quietly go and not be able to help her with this last stage of her life.  the thought is untenable.  i just feel so fortunate and wish others could feel the same.... and now with all of the snow in the country, so very cold and now there are the threats of extensive flooding this Spring.  things just go on and on..... how do people do it?  Just day by day and weeks and months and years pass.... geez this is getting morose