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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Life in a nut shell with pieces of my life missing.
We have now been without a toilet or bathtub for nearly a month. Overall life has been good. I have continued to exercise as much as possible to take care of the stress. My weight is dropping and I am maintaining my clothes size despite the fact that I should be doing more strength training. I miss everyone here but I am slightly overwhelmed. We now know the source of the water problems WE HOPE and our heat pump is working again, which is a blessing.

July 31
We are home from the doctor with my dad. His sedimentation rate, kidney function, and thyroid are extremely abnormal. The diagnosis of a syndrome is a mystery. Apparently a problem with communication between offices. They have now ruled out Parkinson and Huntingtons. We go back to the cardiologist in the morning as there are signs of congestive heart failure. He will also have another full blood panel in the morning. We will go from there. He is a lot stronger today Thanks for all the prayers.


October 2

We had an unexpected guest today. Keeper took shelter at our house. Chloe had a stomach bug so Keeper needed a place to stay. She made herself at home. Chloe is home from the vet and doing great. Dr. Dixon was a little concerned about her age. No travel and No groomer visit for her this weekend. I was so grateful when mom called to say Dixon Richard DR was going to see her. He is just wonderful with our animals. A collie is a lot of dog for our house in this mess, but she is as good as the gold in her fur.

We still need 53 boxes of tiles. We have gone through 72 plus boxes. We have found 11 boxes that are wall quality. It is a one tile at a time kind of job! Four of us worked on sorting all afternoon. Tyson helped. In the morning we start again at a different Lowes. One store in the state has 153 boxes. I see a road trip ahead.

My heart is sadden but it looks like Mark Towery, Edward Seth Washburn , Keeper and Tyson will not be able to make it to the reunion. I hope I can talk Mark into coming on with Keeper. I know everyone was so excited about seeing her again. Our house is explainable. I am still working on it though.

October 3
I have been through over 2500 tiles today. I only need to find 17 more boxes. There are two more stores in this area. One has 78 boxes so maybe I can find them. If I can find those tomorrow I might actually just get in the CRV and go to the reunion. My house will be far from clean. To be honest it will be a wreck, but I need to get away. I have had it. I wrote I love you to my husband on the top of my computer. That kind of says it all. It was covered in dust along with the rest of the living room. I am not use to this kind of dirt. Still smiling though. Have I mentioned I have a dog up for adoption.

October 4
We have located all the tiles now. I think. Simba had his fluids tonight. He is such a champ. He ate about 60 pieces of dry food and took his antibiotic. I am now feeding him 7 times a day and giving Iv fluids every three days.Tyson is trying to learn how to climb the cat tree and trying to chew on my laptop. The toddler is up passed his bedtime. He is so funny when he starts getting tired, like a typical toddler he starts getting into minor trouble. He went and had a spa treatment at Dippity Dawg Pet Salon today so I am sure he is worn out.



October 7
Tyson and I just got back from a three mile walk! We walked to the grave yard to try and find some peace. I wanted to talk to my grandmother so bad it hurt. Our house has turned into the Amityville Horror once again, well at least to a slightly more aggressive phase. The air conditioner has gone out. Meanwhile our gutters are draining into three of windows that have non removable screens. The gutters were just cleaned last week, but apparently last nights storm caused more damage.The water lock that formed around the windows caused the water to drain into the insides of our walls. Because this exaggerated our water problem, we now understand the source of all the unexplained water and can fix the underlying problem. I am not even going to try an explain further except to say they are going to fix it.

We cleaned up water and dried a bunch of furniture from about 4am until seven. And at some point Edward threw his back out. The house looks like something that dropped in Oz, except for the bathroom which is looking great despite the fact the toilet is sitting in the backyard. LOL I am so glad we went out of town this weekend. I have a better view of things in general.

Things are looking better. Edward has been to the doctor, we have a better idea of the what is causing the water problem, the outside temperature is dropping, we are waiting on the heat pump guy to call us back, and luckily Tyson (our foster dog) didnt think it was our job to herd the neighbor's cattle that went wandering by us as we walked through the town. Looks like his day was worst than ours.

Tyson is adorable and up for adoption, but please note if you are wanting him for herding forget it. Tyson is afraid of cows and cardboard boxes. I would guess rats too although he hasn't been officially tested. Ha Ha
I am fixing to beg to go out to dinner.



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FITFRIT 12/24/2013 3:35PM

    wow..just now catching up

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ID_VANDAL 10/15/2013 6:18PM

    OMG - you really do have things going and coming!

Remember though - these times will pass. Here's to better days ahead!

Keep your chin up - you will be fine.

Vandal


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_MOBII_ 10/10/2013 10:30PM

    My My, you certainly have been busy!!!!!

I would so love to adopt Tyson but I am still living with my sis. Plus, I have a few cardboard boxes here that might terrify him!

Its good to see you here
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EMMACORY 10/10/2013 11:43AM

    Oh my................life certainly through you some curves yet you seem to be hitting the ball right back. Hope you can reach a "new normal" soon. Love and hugs, June emoticon

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NANCY- 10/9/2013 8:18AM

    Wow! You have had a lot going on. I love how you keep moving forward. Hopefully things will settle down for you soon.
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Where I have been

Thursday, August 22, 2013



Meet Faye My Emergency Foster- Was scheduled for gas chamber Friday am.
Arrived tonight in Florida. Currently sleeping with her new mom in her furever home. More to come. I am 18 minutes late with my stats. (It was worth it)



Meet Dolly Excuse number 2. We were at the vet last night after she smeared blood all over my tub. She is okay now on meds. More to come



Final reason - 5 miles today (1 with foster 1 with my fur babies and THREE just for ME)

  
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DJ4HEALTH 9/5/2013 11:26PM

    Cute dogs and cat!!

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SUNSHINE084 9/5/2013 11:27AM

    Do you have any kids? Cute pets!

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ID_VANDAL 9/1/2013 10:38AM

    That seems like a good reason to be gone for awhile! Good on you for taking such positive steps to make other lives better!

Vandal

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_MOBII_ 8/23/2013 12:08AM

    Awwww new furbabies! Congrats!

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GWTRIKER 8/22/2013 7:58PM

    Faye is beautiful--I hope she gets adopted soon, unless you want to keep her! I could not be a foster because I'd want to keep them all. It is so wonderful that you are able to foster.

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GLC2009 8/22/2013 6:24PM

    i love faye. because she's so pretty and because that's my mom's name. i hate the fact that there are still kill shelters.

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NANCY- 8/22/2013 8:41AM

    With all the love you give it is nice to see that you give to yourself also. Great mileage!!!

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EMMACORY 8/22/2013 12:47AM

    Adorable! emoticon

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ALICIA214 8/22/2013 12:32AM

 

My rescue fur baby Chica was 2 hours away from being put down she was 11 months old she is a beautiful girl and good company. I love Faye's blue eyes what
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Shemomedjamo (Georgian)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Meaning I accidentally ate the whole thing. This is probably the reason we should never drink or eat directly from the carton, bag or box. This is also the reason I should divide things I intend to share before actually indulging! A Special thanks to Happy for introducing me to this word. What's your word??? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon OR emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ID_VANDAL 8/20/2013 1:46PM

    I can never eat directly out of the container. I've fooled myself too often with portion creep. I know what a cup looks like but then I just keep adding a little bit more and a little bit more!

I also liked your blog about your missing friend - hope you can connect again. I'd be lost without some of my friends and when they just go away it's painful and on that note I need to work on being a better friend!

Later,

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EMMACORY 8/18/2013 9:05AM

    Oh well it is a new day! emoticon I do better too when I pre-measure. When I go on a trip I measure out some snacks. Maybe your word for today is MEASURE! emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/17/2013 2:09PM

    LOL oh yea, been there done THAT

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NANCY- 8/17/2013 10:56AM

    Been there, done that!
Now I am mindful before I eat and when i eat.

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FATTYBOY230 8/17/2013 1:18AM

    I leave room within my calories to make up for " accidents" emoticon

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BE Encouraged

Saturday, August 10, 2013

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SUNSHINE084 9/5/2013 11:28AM

    Love!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/13/2013 4:48PM

    emoticon for sharing this great idea!!! Be encouraged is so right...great name for your blog and a great blog!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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EMMACORY 8/11/2013 5:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Your creativity put a big emoticon on my face!

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VLINDER2014 8/11/2013 11:27AM

    GOT Encouraged.. Got Got ENCOURAGED !!
Thanks Dear

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GWTRIKER 8/11/2013 9:03AM

    Thanks for sharing the encouragement!

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/11/2013 3:36AM

    go babe

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    Love it!! emoticon for sharing!!

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ELRIDDICK 8/10/2013 10:45PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Today I watched an advertisement Part One & Two ? Answered

Friday, August 09, 2013

I was foxed into watching an advertisement I had avoided for years. It is always on my Aol mail. The Five Food you should never eat. I was looking up why soy was bad for you on Sparks and up it came. It didn't take me long to figure out what I had done, but I decided I would finally listen to the whole thing. The five foods they list are Orange Juice from Concentrate, Whole Wheat Bread, Genetically Altered soy, Genetically Altered Corn, and Margarine. Now you don't have to watch it. And no I did not get Spark Points for watching the silly thing. And for some bargain price of 40 or 50 some dollars you can have lifetime rights to their program which sounds a lot like Sparks. Definitely not as great.

Part 2
That particular advertisement suggested that we eat multi grain instead of wheat. I still want to research that information. The reason they didnt want us to have orange juice was, because the nutrition was taken away when turning it into concentrate.You lost all the healthy benefits, because when it is processed companies take basically everything away except sugar water. Although this particular ad wasn't for a juicer, they probably could have gotten together. These where just their theories. I think the main theme was when we process and change foods we stripe away the value. It was just an advertisement. However, I still found myself wanting to research ingredients and look at them in a different light. Have a good day.

  
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PAPA175 8/10/2013 10:41AM

    WE have been unsure about the whole wheat versus multi grain as well. I'm leery of the advertisements until it is checked out too. great post and a reminder to research more.

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VLINDER2014 8/10/2013 7:19AM

    Thanks for sharing your info.. I appreciate it !!

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DJ4HEALTH 8/10/2013 12:24AM

    When you have your own oranges and make it you can taste the difference in the juice quality but now don't have the orange tree it got hit with some bug and then we lost our ruby grapefruit tree this past year before my husband passed

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GWTRIKER 8/9/2013 6:46PM

    Until I did "The Shred" I did not know there was a difference in juice. I never noticed the "made from concentrate" or that almost all of cranberry juice is a juice cocktail. You can get the juice "not from concentrate" but you will probably pay more for it!

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_MOBII_ 8/9/2013 2:37PM

    I often wonder why they purge all the goodness out of an ingredient, turn it into a product, then 'enrich' it with the stuff they took out in the first place! Ugh!

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HAPPYDOES 8/9/2013 2:31PM

    Hmmm...I often wondered what foods they were dis-ing, but I would never click on the ad because I didn't want to be exposed to someone trying to sell me something.

Now I know.

Thank you for sharing this.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 8/9/2013 12:51PM

    I've seen those ads and just never clicked on them. Thank you for the synopsis.

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NANCY- 8/9/2013 7:35AM

    Gotta give the marketers credit... they do know how to hype something.

If they only knew how disappointed we end up... wait... I know those corporations cry wolf all the time... it is no wonder I do not believe them anymore.

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EMMACORY 8/9/2013 6:12AM

    Now you know and we know! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/9/2013 5:57AM

    thanks for the info... and the warning!
whole wheat bread??

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SILVER1369 8/9/2013 12:15AM

    I am sure it can not be anything like Spark. Sparks is wonderful!

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