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busy,busy summer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

this has been a very busy summer. although I planted a garden it didn't turn out well,but I now know a lot more about our soil here and next spring will plant square foot garden. my middle son and his wife and my great grandson have moved here.we have finally got a mobile home,so middle son is now staying in the R V. so moving out of the R V and into our home has taken quite some time.still do not have every thing in its place yet. still have things to do before winter.house has to be skirted yet,and we are now working on water lines getting buried.and I have to get back on track as I gainned 10 pounds over summer and need to watch what I am doing. I am of course glad to see my middle son and his wife here,it is nice to have your kids close.

  
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RURAL3 10/2/2014 3:32PM

    Its great to have family around. Maybe they can help you with all that "busy".

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TUTUNAN 9/30/2014 12:52PM

    What a beautiful spot you have picked for your home. Enjoy!

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SUNSHINEGB 9/30/2014 11:26AM

    Great to see you Carolyn! Your new home looks lovely, enjoy it this coming winter. Relax, you've put in a lot of work this summer. How nice that your son and family have moved there too, nothing beats having family close by!
Missed you Carolyn!

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SHIRLEYX 9/30/2014 11:12AM

    So glad to hear from you. You certainly do keep busy, however I hope that you really get to enjoy and relax in your new home this winter. It's nice that your middle son and his wife moved close.

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GERIKRAGH 9/30/2014 10:01AM

    Good luck.

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sleet

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Hubby and I have been busy all day,removing sleet. this beautiful winter scene is not snow but 6-8 inches of sleet. little balls of ice,6 to 8 inches of it. our weather man said in his 14 years as a weather man he never saw so much sleet. this is our collasped shed,with all the weight of the sleet it collasped,the ice pile I stacked after hubby got it off the roof of the shed. Hubby looking at roof of shed. I cleared part of the walk way. I will finish tomorrow, the ice is very heavy and I didn't want to over do it. side view of shed and another ice pile, we had 4 piles of ice. we will be out there tomorrow doing more work with the sleet. arkansas called out the national guard to clear roads,they still are not all cleared yet.


carolyn

  
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CVRONEK 3/7/2014 7:36AM

    Oh, Carolyn, I am so sorry for this accumulation of sleet! I have never heard of so much!
Your poor shed.
Hopefully there will be a silver lining that will show itself, after it is all said and done.
Please take your time so you all do not hurt yourselves.
We are getting warmth, this weekend and praying you get it too. emoticon emoticon

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0309COOKIE 3/6/2014 10:23PM

    Wow, what a freak of nature. I've never heard of anything like that. Sorry you had to endure that.

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GGMFAY 3/6/2014 9:17PM

    What a racket that must have made! Never heard of such an accumulation of sleet before. And all the work that was put into the shed.!! May God send warm sunshine to melt the sleet and strength to make the repairs.

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SUNSHINEGB 3/6/2014 8:41PM

    Oh my, Carolyn! What a lot of heavy sleet you have there and so much work clearing it off walk way & roofs!! Do take it easy, don't try to get it all done in one or two days. It won't go anywhere, take your time.

Thinking of you!
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All is well

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hooray!! Hubby and son got the water working over the week-end and so we are now complete. we have water and propane and are now set if cold weather comes our way again. I have so much laundry to catch up on, but I will get to that on the week-end. today I spent time on dishes and other things inside the R V .It is so great to have water again.



carolyn

  
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CVRONEK 2/21/2014 6:31AM

    I am so happy for you. We do what we need to do, but when we get our "things" back it does feel so good, emoticon

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GGMFAY 2/11/2014 6:49PM

    My new neighbor who moved across the street from me the end of October found herself without heat a couple of weeks ago. Was told the part would not be obtained for about a month. Last week it was the water pipes (and still no heat). Seems like I've heard a similar story before. Probably lots of times with our very cold winter. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 2/11/2014 6:38AM

    Oh Carolyn, you'll really be enjoying doing things now. It would be drastic to not have water. I'm glad you're all set with that!
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KASEYCOFF 2/11/2014 2:10AM

    Sounds like you're making real progress now, Carolyn - and spring's just around the corner!
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Just in time

Friday, February 07, 2014

Hubby and son made it out today and were able to get propane and grocery's. It was just in time as our last propane ran out. our gravel roads ( about 2 miles of twisty road) was ice coated,the main roads were clear. they told me it took about 45 minutes just to get to the main road. they slipped and slid down our gravel roads. and while they were out they got chains for the tires,and so made it home...yea!!!. Hubby hurt his back loading the propane tanks into the car ,he slipped and fell twice. So he is resting and taking it easy right now. I was very worried while they were gone,but thankfully they made it back o k .

So one problem solved,as we still have a week of very cold weather ahead of us, tomorrow they ,hubby and son, will try to solve our no water problem( pipes froze about 4 days ago). hopefully they will have a good out come like they did today.


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CVRONEK 2/21/2014 6:33AM

    Oh, dear. I read this late. Hope hubby is feeling better, now. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/8/2014 11:45PM

    All the best !

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SUNSHINEGB 2/8/2014 6:48AM

    What a trip that was for your hubby and son. And I hope your husband's back is feeling better today Carolyn.

Great to get these things done when you can, the weather is so unpredictable! We're to have it really cold for a while here too!

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SHIRLEYX 2/8/2014 12:23AM

    So thankful that hubby and son made it home. Hopefully, you'll have water again soon.

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MNABOY 2/7/2014 9:54PM

    I am blessed to not have to get propane. It doesn't like to flow in this cold weather either.

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snowed in

Saturday, December 07, 2013

yes we are snowed in.thursday my DH took our son to the dentist,he had 5 teeth pulled.I told ray (my son),"you better stay home friday,going to have very bad weather". well like most men he went to work friday. he was leaving work early as the roads were closing because of the weather,when he called DH , he was stuck couldn't get any farther, he did manage to get his car about 2 1/2 miles away,so DH went out in the truck to get him.well on there way back home DH put the truck in the ditch,about a mile away. so they walked home and here we sit with both veichle's stuck. but I have a freezer full and supplies in and most important we are all safe and warm. don't know when we will be able to get the veichle's as we are supposed to have very cold weather all week.





carolyn

  
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MSGRANNYMAE 1/11/2014 3:32PM

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DJ4HEALTH 12/7/2013 11:43PM

    Just like men they think that they can get through any type of snow. Even with trucks. Well at least you all are safe and warm too.

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EVIE4NOW 12/7/2013 1:28PM

  It's coming here tonight.

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GERIKRAGH 12/7/2013 1:18PM

    He should have listened to you. Lesson learned.

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CAROL494 12/7/2013 1:04PM

  Beautiful photos!

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NANFACEMIRE1 12/7/2013 1:03PM

    The important thing is you are all safe and have lots to eat. Beautiful pictures. I LOVE snow...


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LAC936 12/7/2013 12:59PM

    Gorgeous!

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