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Blub, blub, blub

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This week has been the week of super rains and a good part of W. WA being flooded. A few days ago when I went out to feed my goats and my chicken, there was a little "river" flowing through my yard. The goats were all in their shed since they always seem to suspect that they will melt in the rain. By the next day, the little river was gone, but when I tried to drive into town, a section of the main road was blocked off due to a chunk of the road missing. So now to go to town I have to drive the other way to another road and proceed to town from there. I understand that the county says it will probably take about a month before it is fixed. Agggghhhhh!

However, I am very grateful that my area wasn't hit that badly and that I DO have another route to town -- unlike some others in WA that are temporarily stranded. Fortunately so far there has been no loss of life, though there were some close calls due to mud slides and houses being totally flooded.

My family and I are all safe, Praise the Lord!!! We have been amazed at the recent weather in this area! Even our critters are all safe! I did see a beaver on the news, swimming upstream and looking like it wasn't too sure about this weather!!!

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CAROL_ 1/16/2009 12:19AM

    Ai yi yi so glad you are not stranded - I am uncomfortable with country living myself, and now am living in a town of 800 - has one convenience store/gas station, and that's it. So I don't know how you do it - you're a better woman than I am, it's not for me. You have an amazingly good attitude, have to say that for you!

God is ALWAYS good, in even during our pain. Carol

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CBSPECIAL 1/15/2009 4:11PM

    Whew, it just doesn't mean the same seeing it on TV! Hang in there and keep the critters safe! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to the blog, but been very busy!

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COLEMANSR 1/11/2009 12:43PM

    Yes, Praise the Lord!

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QUEEND1969 1/11/2009 6:39AM

    Praise the Lord in deed NELLIEC. He is worthy to be praised. I'm happy that you are not stranded. God is able. Nice to see you praising Him as always no matter the circumstances.

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Melting Snow

Saturday, January 03, 2009

It has been a big relief to be able to get out and about without getting stuck in snow. This past week, I did a fair amount of it too. Managed to get to the doctor and discovered my fits of coughing are caused by bronchitis. It is beginning to improve by now. (One blessing about the coughing fits is that they caused me to drink LOTS more water!) emoticon

I can tell my son in N. Carolina was getting antsy also. His car wasn't working for a few days because of a dead battery and what he found out was a fuse that needed to be replaced. Now he can get out and about also. He has called me pretty frequently during his school break, but I suspect that will be considerably less soon when his classes start up again.

Last night it snowed gently. It was nice to look out and see just a tiny layer of snow. Enough to be pretty, but not so much it would prevent me from getting out tomorrow for church!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/6/2009 8:55PM

    Glad you were able to get to the doctor. Take care of yourself so you can kick that bronchitis. We need to be healthier in this new year!!
Glad that your son's problem was just a minor fuse.
God bless you.

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CAROL_ 1/5/2009 10:04PM

    Wow bronchitis! So glad you got treatment and relief from cabin fever.

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COLEMANSR 1/4/2009 5:04PM

    So glad for you NELLIEC.

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CBSPECIAL 1/4/2009 10:02AM

    Glad you are getting a breather from the snow!

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Snow -- and a nice time

Saturday, December 27, 2008

For a bunch of days preceding Christmas, it has been snowing in my area -- enough that I haven't been able to drive anywhere! A couple of people with four-wheel drive did manage to get semi-close -- one to deliver some holiday food and the other to deliver my medicine that I wasn't able to pick up. Even they had problems getting back up the road!!!

I was thinking that I would spend Christmas at home with Jesus and my critters. However the night before my son and his wife (who isn't mad at me -- see previous blog) informed me that they would come and get me to take me to the family celebration. They have a front wheel drive. They did come down the road as far as my driveway, but didn't drive into the driveway. I walked out to their car. Then we backed up the road, sometimes fishtailing, so my son would have to go forward and try again. Finally at the top of the hill, he couldn't make it any further, so pulled forward, put on his chains, and then we finally made it!

At my daughter's house, we did have a good time. The "little people" were very excited about their presents. My ex was there with his girlfriend. She looked a little nervous, but was mostly quiet, until some of us asked about her job and her children. Then she relaxed and became more animated. My second daughter and I had bought her presents also, so she wouldn't feel left out.

Later when my son, his wife, his child and I left, he drove me as far as the top of the hill, then walked me down to my house (about 300 feet or so). I am so glad we made it and that things were enjoyable.

Today, a couple of my daughters mentioned to me that their Dad's girlfriend reminds them of me when I was somewhat younger!!! Very amusing, but it seems to be true!

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CBSPECIAL 12/28/2008 12:40PM

    I'm so glad that you were able to get out and visit with the family and that you were gracious and gave your ex's girlfriend some presents, it shows that you have class and have moved on and living your life!

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COLEMANSR 12/27/2008 8:26PM

    So glad NellieC, you had a good time. Don't forget to add walking in snow to fitness tracker. I know that was good exercise .( LOL)

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One of those little problems

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I am on MySpace so that I can keep up with some of the details of my family. Recently my daughter-in-law has been posting bulletins that are basically advertisements for the bank where she is employed and also for her cosmetic business. MySpace has a policy about postings that could be construed as ads similar to SparkPeople. Unless you pay for the ad, it is not allowed according to their terms of service.

So today, I had finally had enough and wrote to her that while I knew that she wanted to succeed in business, that if I wanted ads, I could find them anywhere. I told her that I still love her. She wrote back saying that it is her MySpace and she can post what she wants. I suspect she had not thought of it possibly being against the terms of service. So I wrote back and let her know about the terms of service. I said I would not report her, but basically anyone who found her postings objectionable could report them. I said that it was a word to the wise. I told one of my daughters what I had done, and she said now my daughter-in-law may be angry at me. We shall see what happens. I am praying that she realizes I have good intentions!

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DLEITHEISER 12/25/2008 9:15PM

    I remember tell me that on the phone when I was telling every one about my Marykay bussiness and I took your addvice so I'm glad that you told her. Just as long as she doesn't do it again.
Merry Christmas and I'll see you on Sunday if the snow melts I hope.

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CBSPECIAL 12/22/2008 12:06PM

    I have a sister in law that does the same thing, and I think she has every one of the social sites, so I get a lot of junk, I groan every time I see an email from her, but yes I still have to open them!

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COLEMANSR 12/21/2008 11:31AM

    You are a good Mother. She has been warned.

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SCAROUSEL1 12/21/2008 11:00AM

    Congrats on giving her a heads up! If she takes it the wrong way it is not your problem. GOOD LUCK!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

The first item of progress is that I turned 64 yesterday.

The second item of progress is that my youngest son who recently got out of the Army has a part time temporary job lined up as an auto technician at the Sears near his home. He says he thinks he will get some other part-time work doing some government contract work also. He should be taking his qualifying test for police work soon, which is what he is really hoping for!!!

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CBSPECIAL 12/14/2008 9:03AM

    Belated happy Birthday, hope you had a great time. Glad to hear your son is on the right track, hope he gets into police work, it's always nice to do what you want!

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AMBER98 12/14/2008 5:59AM

    WooHoo!!! 64 years young!!

Sounds like your son is getting settled. Sending good thoughts for him regarding the qualifying test.

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COLEMANSR 12/13/2008 9:53PM

    Happy B/day, NELLIEC.
So glad your Son found a job.

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