Sunday, March 29, 2009

Is spring here yet?

The sun finally came out again!(still pretty cool,40’s-50’s) It was a rainy yucky week. This has been a really long and wet winter. When it does warm up and stay warm, I think bugs are going to be a real issue this year . Randy worked on cleaning engine parts to go back on the suburban and a little yard work. I made myself busy attending to my domestic duties, including laundry, dishes, and some experimental cooking. I made a really good pizza dough. I’m trying to get over my fear of baking bread, and I thought pizza dough would be a good jumping off point. The only thing about cooking from scratch is that it creates a lot more dishes. That’s ok though, I still love to cook and trying out new recipes is fun for me.

Just a note:
Ruby’s paw seems to be getting a better.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Busy the last few days

I took some time off from the blog again. Things haven’t been great lately. Lets see, the alternator crapped out on the Honda last week. Not so much of a disaster, just a pain in the butt, and another added expense. A new muffler and exhaust will be next. Randy is keeping that poor little car running with bubble gum and bailing wire. This past weekend we had to cut up a big tree limb that fell because of the wind. It just missed the ‘burb. Ruby got stung or poked on her foot between her toes and won’t leave it alone. We may have to put an E collar on her. Right now we’re just putting Neosporin on it and trying to keep her inside as much as we can. With all the little things to take care of, as well as the weird weather, it‘s been difficult to find time to work on the Suburban.

We were served the foreclosure papers a couple of weeks ago. So, I guess they really mean it this time. We visited yet another unsympathetic lawyer (a freebie). Randy is going to make some more calls and try again to wrangle something. I think we may be running out of rabbits to pull out of the hat. We shall see…

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ok, yes, I have lost my mind. Well, maybe...

I have been in an odd mood lately and it seems like it is running off on this blog. So, I shut it down for one whole day. I know, big deal, right? I could have just taken a day or two off, but as I said, I was feeling kind of funky. Like every woman, I have the right to change my mind. The content has been changing and will continue to, as my focus changes. I hope you stick around to see what's going on with us.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Ok, here are a few reasons why I have vegetarian sites here on my blog. Sure, you could call me one of those tree huggin’ GD-do gooders, whatever. Look, they do not test for mad cow in this country we all love. You want to get rid of the federal government? Well then, you’re an idiot. It needs some work, but if things were left to state and local governments, we’d be in even bigger trouble. The beef industry is one of many heavy handed lobbies that have been getting whatever they want for years. The rain forests have been decimated due to the demand for your cheese burger. Now a days they put beef in everything. It’s hard to find any kind of sausage without beef in it. Even pepperoni has beef in it. Oh, wait a minute, I forgot to mention that these same rain forests are being destroyed to grow soy to feed the cows. Ok, so now we are subsidizing farmers to grow soy and corn to feed cows? But I digress…

How about another thing for all you survival folks (that are still reading my blog) out there to think about when it comes to shootin‘ you‘re dinner… You may want to save yer bullets for the bad guys, whom ever they might be. Look, if it gets that bad, the last thing you need to do is waste your amo on some pathetic hungry animal. My suggestion would be to learn how to grow your own veggies and protect them from those attack bunnies, deer, and other rouge hungry animals looking for free and easy food, without shooting them. It’s only a suggestion. But, as Randy’s dad always said “There’s nothin’ more treacherous than a white man, son.” And this was from a blond haired blued eyed southern gentleman. Take it however you want. I just thought it was an interesting statement. Don't worry there's more to come...

Friday, March 13, 2009

A few new additions

I have added a few new blogs and links here. There is method to my madness. Mainly, it gets me to the things I’m interested in quickly. If you would like to peruse them, I’m sure you’d be welcomed. I especially like the field lab blog, as it has a bunch of info on living and building off grid.
I have taken off a significant number of survival blogs. The reason for that would be the politics I don’t agree with. The ones that are still there are because I don’t have a fundamental problem with their political views. I hope you didn’t get your feelings hurt if you got knocked off. I even took off some farm blogs because I don’t eat meat. There may be a few on here still, but I can’t handle a kid talking about eating parts off of a pig (or whatever) they named. It’s just icky. There will be another post on that subject soon. If you’re going to read my blog, you should have a better idea about what I’m about. I don't eat warm blooded animals, I think Bush is a war criminal, I beleive in god, and I think all organized religions are some sort of cult. there's more, but it's getting late...

Monday, March 9, 2009

A little sunshine always helps

We have had alternating rain and sunshine here the past few days. I’m glad because the on the sunny days it warms up a little. They have cut Randy’s hours back some at work. That’s no big surprise. Right now, I think everyone one is just glad to have a job. So, with Randy’s shorter hours and the better weather he’s had time to get back to work on the suburban. The weather getting better is also good for selling stuff and maybe (if I can work up the gumption) a yard sale. Yeah, we’ll see about that one. I’m not good at dickering back and forth on prices. I guess you’re suppose to mark them high and come down to what you really want. There’s a delicate balance though. If you mark them too high, they won’t even bother. Oh, I guess it doesn’t really matter. It's all got to go anyway. I guess I'll be working on that for the next few weeks.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Yipee! I'm back on line!

We've been going through hell and back on this computer crap. There may even come a time when we just let it all go. But, for now, I'm glad we've gotten it under control.

Ok, here are some of the updates:
  • We, as well as, some of the heirs have been served the papers for foreclosure. (It will take some time, and we're still looking at our options.)
  • The heads are on the suburban, but we still have to put everything else on. (Hopefully, with the weather getting better that won't take too long.)
  • We've gotten a lot of rain and some sunshine, so the bulbs are starting to sprout. (Hey, at lease we'll get some flowers soon.)

I sincerely appreciate the suggestions I got regarding our situation. We'll see what happens with that. In the mean time, you just have to keep on keepin' on.