Sunday, November 18, 2012
I do not know how we acquire so many "things". We went to dad's house yesterday to try to get a timer to work,,no go.. I started just picking things out of drawers, off counter tops,etc.. filled a whole trash bag in ten minutes.. I am not exaggerating when i say that mom has at least 100 bottles of hand cream/body lotion! I trashed about forty just in a quick few grabs,, they have been sitting in the house for about ten years. IF they did not get all watery, I would have taken them to the home where she lives.
I also set out three big trays of D-con and they were all empty!! We have a myriad of baited traps, about five ultrasounds plugged in the outlets.. These are field mice that come in from the cold; There is a huge field that has been harvested across the road from his house, so in they come!
There is no food in the home except a jar of peanut butter for baiting. We have to store it in the fridge so they will not gnaw the plastic jar open. I am earmarking things to put in the garage sale, I reach up on a closet shelf near the back door, find a leather case:OH NO! Another gun!
I took all of dad's long guns out, all of the visible pistols out too, a couple years ago when mom was moved out. I thought I had all of them, but this Smith and Wesson somehow escaped my view. I know he bought it to have it re-blued and fixed up, but now I need to contact our dear friend, who is the sheriff here, and ask him if he wants to buy it,, Dad groomed him to be sheriff and helped get him elected back when, he is always helpful with Dad's belongings.
These people threw NOTHING AWAY!! I counted sixty vacuum cleaner bags, none of the vacs even work,,,,
A half closet full of club jackets, dad's sheriff shirts, gloves, pants, his Kevlar, ammo, handcuffs,holsters, mace, billy clubs, searchlights, super heavy duty flashlights, sheriff ponchos, hats...etc..
I just do not have room for even more guns in my home.. The clothes all have his name on the front of them, some of the things I can give back to John, the sheriff, but for the most part, I see Halloween costumes..
Five pair of boots, seven umbrellas, enough plastic shopping bags to cover planet earth..
coolers(they never camped), a BBQ grill (never used), 22 hubcaps(none matching), estimate of probably 100 bar signs, clocks. The original Budweiser light for over a pool table. etc,,
Four dressers full of old greeting cards that mom never threw away, about 250 stuffed animals from crane machines that mom won at bingo's, junk, junk, etc,, mom has two huge closets full of just her clothes.. not one dress or skirt, but they are full closets... five safes,,,
we have our work cut out for us..
we just randomly grab things every
time we go in the house and fill up some bags for trash. It never looks like we put a dent in it though.
If I did not work full time, I would just stay there and start in on each room.. soon enough...
Talk about cardio!!!!!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
We are socked in with fog so thick, we cannot see the school behind our home! Very strange to have fog in the third week of November...
We were going to take a little side trip today, but will confine ourselves to stay in town and drive down the road to dad's house to set timer, then to buy a gift card for Christmas for my younger sister.
I had to get up in the night to turn the furnace down from 61 to 58,,, weird temps here...
BONUS***BONUS****Yesterday while looking for a staple remover, I found a whole roll(50 ct.) of 42 cent postage stamps!! I do not remember buying them,, they have the flags of each state,, very pretty, but beats me when I bought them,, maybe the parents did and a=gave them to me.. or my O.F.S kicked in.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sometimes we forget to do those things that need to be done every so often. For me, I have to stop and think if it is time to get my hair cut. It is one place where I am forced to sit for longer than five minutes, and I do not fall asleep there..
I feel better, ready for the holidays.
I am still praying for those who lost their homes, relatives,etc in the storm.. It seems like we do not hear follow up stories after a week or so. That type of devastation does not "poof" disappear overnight. I hope others invites somebody over to their home to eat for the holiday. We have it to share, it is our duty to split our blessings with another.
They are called Commandments for a reason:They are not the Ten Suggestions..
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I am so exhausted from work, my back is throbbing and in pain,, took a half pain pill, do not care that it is a weekday,,
tomorrow is a short shift,, just got to make it through that..
Today we got our work schedules:I do not have to work Thanksgiving day!! First time in about ten or twelve years.. except last year after my surgery.
Ex hubby just called from Florida: they arrived there a day or so ago and he is wearing shorts today,, it is in the 60's, but he is waiting for the hot weather to come in down there. Poor things, I told him they have a foot of snow in teh Upper Peninsula and have had for a couple weeks. It is all relative..
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
My dizziness has abated, the lasix seems to have worked..
I am still very tired, but we shuffled along in those leaves the other day, so my allergies are awake now.
This 28 degrees is for the birds.. the hunters will be packed into the forests here for shotgun opening day tomorrow. I hope somebody I know is lucky, I love venison and it si a very healthy form of beef to eat.
I am hoping that this winter goes smoothly for us here. I dread winter, but will slog through another season of it, no choice.. next year when I am swimming in that fresh water, enjoying the coolness of it, I will remember that snow had to happen for the lakes.
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