GEOFROG's SparkPeople Blog GEOFROG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Still dealing with fire loss, vacation, and hot weather. Dan and I are still dealing with the fire and everything we lost and insurance and smoke damage. The weather has gotten very hot here and staying in the motorhome we got is getting somewhat unbearable. We have been able to go into the house some and have the AC on but not at night or when the crews are cleaning. My house can't handle the amps of the AC in the motor home so we are just dealing with it. Thank goodness we're both on vacation this week so we can take care of the animals. They ar... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 23:00:47 EST Fire! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Here are pictures of the fire that hit my place. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:59:34 EST Friday the 13th for me today!!!! It seemed like it was Friday the 13th for me today. I messed up the window between our workroom and the store front just by trying to clean it. It's tinted and I didn't know that I was cleaning the tinted side and scratched it up real bad in one spot. It's a big window but I was trying to clean the area where I have to look out to see the store floor. If anyone knows how to lessen the look of the scratches (it's like looking through a filmy spot) let me know. Hope tomorrow goes better. At lea... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:17:58 EST Loved my day off, hard next 2 weeks coming up!!! I had a good day today. Work tomorrow, should be okay, Tuesday may be a totally different thing, Wednesday off, then the bosses take off for the next week and a half. We are suppose to get help from a former employee who probably will just handle the gun side and maybe some other stuff but that's all right. At least he'll be there to help. Hopefully one certain employee behaves himself but not counting on it. I love my job but the mental stress because of him is really getting to me. He's sup... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:21:09 EST Decent day, tomorrow off!!! Decent day today at work. Only the 3 of us but it went well. Day off tomorrow, lots to do. Have a good night everyone!!! Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:10:35 EST Long day, glad it's over. Today seemed like a long day to me at work. Glad it's over now to relax. Work tomorrow, off Sunday then back on Monday. Not sure what 's going to happen next week. We'll see. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:21:10 EST Still in limbo but at least jury duty over. Everything at work is still in limbo. Hope it smoothes out soon. I hate the thought of losing one good co worker while the other gets to stay. <BR> Jury duty time is over so I don't have to worry about next week when the bosses are going to leave for vacation even though it is really a bad time to do it. But it was planned a long time ago before everything hit the fan. They are suppose to get us some help anyway so it won't be just the 3 of us even though with the right people we can do like ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:02:26 EST Gain a bad one, may lose a good one!!! So much stuff going on at work. Bosses aren't helping the matter. They're keeping a co worker who won't work as a team and otherwise but it doesn't help that he is their son and because of that may lose a good one who works as a team player and then some. And that will leave only 4 people and that is just not going to work. It is becoming so stressful that I'm thinking of leaving but can't really afford it. They, the bosses, say that things are going to change but this has happened several ti... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:37:03 EST Too much stuff going on!!!!! Went back to work after 3 days off and too many things going on that it's being very stressful!!! Can't go into total details but not sure what is going to happen tomorrow and in the future. I know I have a job and all but other stuff is getting to be too much and the bosses are trying to solve it. <BR> Very tired tonight too. No jury duty tomorrow thank goodness. 3 more days to check in on that. Bosses can't have me be gone so this is good. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:31:18 EST Back to work tomorrow, good family get together tonight. I have to return to work tomorrow after having 3 days off in a row. It was nice but now it's going to be 5 on, Wednesday and Sunday off next week but then 6 long days on since the bosses are leaving on vacation. <BR> Dan's kids and families came over tonight for dinner and card games. It was fun. Celebrating Father's Day a few days early since most of them have to work that weekend. Dan will be back on days by then. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:49:35 EST Have to do the poncho all over again!!! It's too small!!! The poncho that I made for my granddaughter is going to be to small I found out today. I called my son days ago for measurements but didn't get to talk to him until today so I started it anyway. I found out my granddaughter's head will not fit through the neck opening so I'm just going to have to rip it out and start all over again. Hopefully I can get it done tomorrow along with trying to get the tutu made. I'm am going to try to get it done in a week or so. I should be able to but with work... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:35:11 EST Made a crocheted poncho for granddaughter today!!!! I crocheted a poncho for my soon to be 4 years old granddaughter, Taylin, today. I hope it fits her. I called my son to ask for measurements but he has so many problems with his phone he probably didn't get my messages. I'm going to try tomorrow and hope I got it right or I'll have to make it all over again. Plus I'm making her a tutu to match. She loves that kind of stuff. Plus I have to mail it to Idaho. Too far for me to drive right now. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Sun, 8 Jun 2014 01:28:43 EST 3 whole days off!!! I have 3 whole days off in a row but then have to work 5 in a row. Would rather have had Wednesday off instead of Monday. Oh well in a little over a week I'll have to work some very long hours and 6 days in a row!!! Plus only 3 of us. Bosses are going on vacation! When the staff takes vacation it's only 1 at a time. When the bosses go it's 2 so it just leaves the staff!!! Oh well we've done it before many times. We will survive!!! <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 01:05:51 EST No more jury duty this week, still have to call for next week and what can you do for cramping hands I didn't have to do any more jury stuff this week but still need to call nightly for next week. We'll see how it goes but still can't serve on a long trial with the bosses leaving the following week for vacation. <BR> Does anyone know what to do about cramping hands and what may have caused it? Dan's hands cramp up real bad and we're trying to find out what he can do to relieve the cramping and pain. It looks so bad! When mine do that usually very warm water helps but his is bad. Any suggesti... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:31:50 EST Jury duty yesterday! I had jury duty yesterday but all we did was wait for 3 1/2 hours, lunch for 1 hour, then sat for another 2 hours. Then we were sent home for the case was dismissed because the victim didn't show up. Still have to call in every day for the next 2 weeks minus a couple of days. No trials today so off to work. Call to see if I go tomorrow after 5 pm today. Helped out at the store where I work at lunch since it's so close to the courthouse, then went back to it after being dismissed. We'll see ho... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:28:27 EST Good day off, fire, and jury duty! I had a good day today for my day off except for a fire on the LT Murray which is quite close to my house. But they got it out before it got too out of control, thank goodness!!! This happened 2 years ago and they almost had to evacuate me. I left anyway with my dogs but we I got home they were able to stop it before it reached my place. Now Dan is living with me so if that happens to where I have to leave at least he is here to help me pack what I can , grab the animals and get out. They are... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:39:44 EST Long day today!!! I could have sworn that the clock today at work was going forward 2 minutes then back 1!!! It sure was a long day. Off tomorrow though so going to take advantage of every minute. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 00:29:38 EST One more day then day off and jury duty. I have one more day then have a day off. Next week work 5 days in a row then have off 3 days. I have to call in for jury duty on Sunday though. Not sure if I have to serve yet or not. At least the boss is okay with it but hopes I don't have to serve. It's too hard on everyone to have just 3 people in the store when there is usually 4. The other boss don't want me to have to serve at all. We'll see what happens. <BR> Have a good night everyone! Fri, 30 May 2014 23:44:02 EST Good day off but too windy outside to do any work! I had a wonderful day off today. Got materials to make a raised planting bed. Now trying to figure out where to put it. <BR> 3 more days then Sunday off. Hope to get some things done! <BR> Have a good night everyone! Thu, 29 May 2014 00:59:58 EST Decent day at work, tomorrow off, then work rest of week. I have tomorrow off but have two appointments to go to in the morning. One is with the bank to see about getting the interest lower on one of my bills and the other is with the hearing doctor to get my hearing aids back in tune. The one has been missing for quite a while but Dan found it thank goodness. Still don't know how that happened but am grateful it was found. Would have cost over $1800.00 to replace which I could not afford. I hate wearing them and it feels so good to take them out (w... Wed, 28 May 2014 00:26:37 EST Wonderful 3 days off now back to work!!! I had a wonderful and relaxing 3 days off even though I spent part of the time pulling weeds and doing other things around the house and property. I would do that every day if I didn't have to work!!! But I do have Wednesday off this week for my normal day off even though I have 2 appointments I need to do in the morning. Then work some more on the property. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Tue, 27 May 2014 00:11:49 EST Great time at Packwood and great Birthday today!!! Jeanne, my daughter, Damian, my grandson, and I had a great time in Packwood yesterday. Bought some books by my favorite author and lots of yarn. Had a great time!!!! <BR> My birthday was today and Dan took the day off to be with me. We went out to lunch with his son (whose birthday is tomorrow) his daughter in law whose birthday is also today, and his grandchildren. Had a wonderful time. Then Dan and I did some shopping, did a little yard work, and now relaxing. He has to stay up tonight si... Mon, 26 May 2014 01:21:04 EST Off to work. Only 2 more days. 2 more days then I get to have a 3 day weekend because of the holiday. The last few years I've had to work the Saturday of it but the boss decided to close this year. Woo Hoo!!! <BR> My daughter Jeanne and I are going to what they call the biggest yard sale in the state in Packwood WA. We use to go every year until the bosses had me and the staff working that day while they had to be at the Pawn convention. But they have changed the Pawn convention to April so they want to do something else ... Thu, 22 May 2014 11:08:41 EST Tried to post pictures!!! I tried to load pictures from our trip to Idaho and my son and his family but for some reason my computer won't let them load. I'm going to get my daughter to help me with it. <BR> 3 more days then have the holiday weekend off. That will be a first in several years. Can't wait. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Wed, 21 May 2014 00:42:17 EST Wonderful week off, 1 more day, then back to work!!!BooHoo!!! I have had a wonderful week off. Have one more day, then back to work. 5 days in a row then 3 off for Memorial Day weekend. Haven't had one of those in years since I have worked the last several years on the Saturday of it. But this year the bosses decided to close for the weekend. My daughter and I use to go to Packwood for one of Washington State's largest yard sale but I don't know if she has plans for that day. We always had so much fun but since I haven't been able to go for the last sev... Sun, 18 May 2014 00:17:37 EST Back from Idaho and pictures!!! Dan and I are back from Idaho. We had a great time even though the drive there and back is a very long one!!! At least 5 hours there and 5 hours back which actually was longer than that because of the construction in Oregon. <BR> We visited Mark and family on Monday, had a BBQ, went back to the hotel, then went back and visited some today before we had to leave. We went to a museum in Baker City Oregon. It was great and plan to go back. I hope to be able to visit my grandchildren as much as ... Wed, 14 May 2014 00:50:55 EST Idaho here we come!!! Off to Idaho tomorrow to see my son, Mark and family. First time seeing my grandson who is 2 months old. Taylin, my granddaughter, will be 4 in June. Hope to post pictures. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Mon, 12 May 2014 02:26:01 EST Vacation time and off to Idaho!!! Started my vacation today. Dan and I are to Idaho on Monday and be back on Tuesday. Short trip time wise but not drive wise. 5 hours there and 5 hours back. But Dan has to be back to work Wednesday night so we need to get home Tuesday night in order for him to rest for the next night. <BR> We're going to go see my new grandson, Brantley, who is 2 months old and I haven't seen yet and of course my 3 year old granddaughter, Taylin, and my son, Mark and daughter in law, Sam. I making a cute ski... Sun, 11 May 2014 00:49:14 EST Hope to get pictures posted. Buying new camera and we'll how it goes!!! I hope to be finally able to post pictures of the things I make for the bazaar in November. I have a Christmas skirt done, some pot pads, and am starting a baby afghan. Plus some of the stuff I have left over from last year's bazaar. <BR> Vacation coming up after the next 2 days work. Can't wait. Short trip to Idaho to visit my son and family and see my grandson for the first time in person. Hope to take pictures of him and my 3 year old granddaughter, Taylin, too!!! <BR> Have a good night e... Thu, 8 May 2014 23:08:10 EST 3 more work days, then vacation!!! WooHoo!!! I have 3 more days at work then I have a week's vacation. Dan and I are going to Idaho on Monday and Tuesday to see my son, daughter in law, 3 year old granddaughter and 2 month old grandson whom I haven't seen yet. They live 5 hours away and with my usual work schedule it's too hard to get there to see them and they can't afford to come here. Sure wish they didn't move so far away. They were my neighbors. I miss them so. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Thu, 8 May 2014 00:40:14 EST Do you think they should change SP back the way it was? Let them know!!! I think they should put SP back the way it was. It isn't fun anymore. I have expressed my opinion to them on the Tech message board. Hope you will too!!! I miss my huddles and all. <BR> Please let them know how you feel!!! <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Wed, 7 May 2014 01:01:37 EST It seems a lot of members of SP don't like the changes including me!!!! I have seen a lot of SP members not liking the changes on SP and thinking of leaving the site. It's not much fun anymore just seems like a chore. I miss huddling with my teams and seeing the blogs they posted and such. It's a shame that they changed things for the worst not better. I sure don't like it. <BR> Try to have a good night everyone!!!! Sun, 4 May 2014 01:11:10 EST Where's the huddle page??? The huddling page disappeared! I huddle every day with my teams expect when my computer was down. I sure wish they wouldn't change things on this site so much. It's getting to the point that it's not fun anymore and just seems like a chore. Can't keep track of my team members very well this way. I'm thinking about leaving the site although I really don't want to. It has some good things going but they keep changing things so much it's getting difficult to keep up. Thanks to all my team member... Thu, 1 May 2014 00:06:01 EST Good Sunday off!!! I had a great day off today. Went and got some things to make a stand for the cans for recycling and soil to plants some petunias I bought. Won't be able to do much until the weekend though since I won't have a day off until Saturday this week which is okay. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:02:30 EST May is going to be great work wise!!! May is going to be a great month work wise. Not only will I be taking a week's vacation but for the first time in years the staff gets the whole 3 days off for Memorial weekend. Years ago we did, then the pawn convention was being held that weekend so the bosses were gone but the staff still worked that Saturday but had Sunday and Monday off. But this year they decided to change it to April (this weekend actually) so we get that off again. The bosses said they were tired of having to work tha... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:48:07 EST Decent day, 2 more to go!!! Today was a decent day but we'll see how the next two days go. It so sad that one certain person can make it so miserable for everyone. He wasn't there today but will be the next 2 days. Hope it goes decent. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:57:13 EST Got a lot done today!!! I had the day off from work today! I got a lot done today too! I got the oil changed and the check engine light done in Dan's car for him so he could sleep since he's on nights. Plus I got the license tabs for the tent trailer and Geo. Pea gravel has been ordered for the property after Dan and I went and picked it out. That will be delivered on Monday. Plus my hair cut!!! Whew!!! <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:54:57 EST Nice Easter day! Dan and I had a nice Easter. We got some things done around the property and house and his son, Daniel, and his grandson, Miggy, came over for dinner and a visit. That was very nice. My daughter called too. <BR> Work Monday and Tuesday with the same crew as the last few days, have Wednesday off, then work the rest of the week. At least Brad will be back from vacation then. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:25:40 EST Good day today even with two employees missing!!! I had a good day today at work. Very quiet with the one trouble maker taking the day off even though he already had one and one employee on vacation so that just left me and the 2 bosses. But it sure was nice not having someone complaining, moaning and making everyone miserable just by being there. I sure wish they could do something about him but he is their son so..... <BR> Going to rest some tomorrow, crochet, do yard work and all sorts of things. Won't be enough hours though! LOL! <BR> Ha... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:04:57 EST One more day! One more day then I have a day off. Hope to get some things done around the house and relax some. Maybe crochet some. This has been one long week without a co worker being there since he's on vacation and the other coworker is such a brat and that's putting it mildly. <BR> Have a good night everyone! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:25:41 EST Wonderful day off ! I had a wonderful and restful day off today. Put in the new glass sliding door with built in doggy door. It looks great!!! And so easy too. <BR> Crocheted some candy cane covers too. Relaxing day today but back to work for the next 3 days. <BR> Have a good night everyone! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:55:29 EST Long week ahead!!! It's going to be a long week ahead. One coworker is off on vacation this week so that leaves between 3 and 4 of us working this week. Plus he's the one that helps out the most. Have Wednesday off but I have to go to the doctor to see about something that is on my side. There has been a lump there for 3 years. At first the doctor said it was a bug bite and did a biopsy but it never went away. Now for the last few days it has turned red, oozy, and it very sore. Hopefully this time they can fig... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:16:47 EST Finished Christmas skirt! Now onto something new! I finished the Christmas skirt I have been crocheting for the craft fair in November. Now onto crocheting candy cane covers. Hope to post pictures when my laptop gets repaired. Have a good day everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:43:09 EST 2 more days 2 more days then a day off. Wednesday off next week. I got the crocheted Christmas tree skirt done today. Bigger than I thought but it turned out well. Will try to post picture when my laptop gets fixed I hope. <BR> Have a good night everyone! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:06:12 EST Hard drive crashed! The hard drive on my laptop crashed sometime last night. I am using Dan's tablet right now. He just showed me how I can use the microphone to be able to do my blog. Space this is great. Hopefully my son in law can fix my laptop. Have a nice night everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:36:45 EST Got some crocheting done and other things too! I got some crocheting done but still not finished with the Christmas tree skirt. I didn't realize it was as big as it is. <BR> I also got some straightening up of one of my craft rooms but still lots to do. <BR> Work the rest of the week though. 5 days in a row! Yuck! Oh well, off Wednesday next week. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:50:04 EST Wonderful day off today, lots to do tomorrow! It was a wonderful day off today. Got some things done around the house, crocheted some, started straightening up the yarn room, Daniel, Dan's son and his grandson came over today, stayed for dinner and a few games of Cribbage. Lots of fun even though Daniel won all 3 games. <BR> Off tomorrow, hope to finish Christmas tree skirt and some of the yarn room. I'm trying to get it more organized. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:29:04 EST Party for Dan's granddaughters. Three of Dan's granddaughters' birthday a few days apart but we celebrate them all at once since 2 of them live in Oregon with their mother and they come up every 2 weekends for the weekend to see their father and step mom who is Dan's daughter. We had fun, ate dinner, gave them their presents then the oldest, Sammy, gave us a small concert playing the cello. She played the Pink Panther theme which is Dan's favorite. I recorded it on my phone. It was great!!! <BR> Have the next 2 days off and... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:13:56 EST One more day then off ! But I hate having Mondays off!!! I work tomorrow then have off Sunday and Monday. I hate having Mondays off since it makes the week seem so long. I like having Wednesdays off instead. Breaks up the week instead of having to work 5 in a row!!! <BR> Weather is suppose to get warmer, into the 70's next week. I can't wait! Love the warmer weather. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:00:23 EST Wish our new grass would grow!!! Dan and I planted grass seed to hopefully have a yard this year but it's not coming up very well. I think it still may too cold at night. So we're going to replant here soon and hopefully it will do better. <BR> Have a good night everyone!!! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:55:39 EST