Friday, January 19, 2018

I Think Soil Fumigation Has Begun

Friday, January 19, 2017

I was wrong. Ron made time to cut the rest of the boards! So I finished that project.
 

While I appreciated the help, he's wearing himself out. It makes me sick to my stomach.😩 Yes, I want and need my stuff done, but the cost is too high! 😭😭😭

I ordered replacement parts for the RV toilet, they should be here today. Ron plugged the holes around the toilet drain pass through. That should help reduce the freeze cracking on that part, as well as the fume problem. As soon as he reinstalls the toilet, I'll be ready to put all the cleaned textiles back in. I've been holding off so they don't get contaminated when he opened the toilet space. 

I've continued to fight symptoms and card llama fiber when able. Symptoms are indicating that someone outside of my visual field is drilling soil fumigant, or spreading synthetic fertilizer. 😟 

At least while here, I have unlimited internet access and am getting caught up on world events, and research projects. I'm learning all about LGDs and looking for an adult in need of a new home, that is either retiring from full time stock guarding or more bonded to people. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

One Foot In Front of the Other

January 11, 2017

6:30 a.m.
Good morning. The internet is colicky this morning. So much is happening in the world. It makes me grumpy to miss it. I'll post as soon as I can.

In my own little world the days have gone by much the same. I finished the fluffing and restuffing. Do you remember my posts where I told you that in the mornings I would lift the center of the mattress and shove a footstool under it, then run a heater pointed at the lifted space to dry it out? I designed a 2" high platform to go under my mattress, to vent it and prevent mildew and allow it to dry, without all that effort. Apparently its a problem with foam mattresses in boats and RVs, too. Ron cut most of my boards for me last weekend. I spent all my energy a couple of days this week putting those together. I screwed pilot holes with countersinks, then joined the pieces with wood screws. He said he'll finish cutting the rest of the boards this weekend. I'm thinking it won't happen. I'll tell you why in a bit. I'm putting adhesive cork on the bottom of the lower tier of boards to keep it from sliding off during travel and to prevent scratching the bed platform. I had a bunch of cork scraps left over from lining my drawers and cupboards. I didn't have enough. Had to order more. 😢 

I received my chainsaw. I haven't got to see it yet. Its airing out in the addition. I also got my game cam. We set it up. It caught pics of the Evil's dogs that first night, tearing things up in our barnyard. We'd been pretty confident that it was them. Ron found a downed sheep that next morning, and a cow had jumped the fence and was out. The reason wasn't on camera. The pics we did get wouldn't be conclusive enough to take to the cops, and if we did, the Evils would up their retaliation against me. Ron says he'll wait to do anything about their behavior until I'm safe. 

I've begun carding the next basket of cleaned fiber. Llama, summer black (fades to cinnamon where it was exposed to sun), ultra fine. Not that I had anything in mind to make with it. I'm just cleaning up old projects in preparation for moving. Always looking forward to better days. I did cut more rags for rug weaving. 

I did not get to see my grandkids this last weekend. My daughter was too tired.πŸ™ Poor child. And the boys need good naps the day before they go to daycare. I was looking forward to seeing them this weekend, but Ron's parents decided that they are coming to my daughter's to visit their great grandkids. Ron will have to go get them and take them home. 5-6 hrs each trip. Not only does it mean I lose my buddy visit for another week, but Ron won't be available to help me make forward progress on my RV prep for evacuation. Sigh. Oh, he asked if they all, including my in-laws could come here for an afternoon, but I told him no. I have to protect myself from his abusive mother. She refused to admit she'd done anything wrong. She said we were all liars. Now she's being extra sweet to Ron, with every contact. She has a life long history of this. Its typical abuser behavior.  I held my father to the healthy standard of accountability. I pointed that out to Ron, and asked him why I should treat his mother any different than I did my own father? I told him I would not interfere in his relationship with his parents. Thats for him to work out. But I will not allow an unrepentant abuser in my safe space. I did tell him the buddies could come and his folks could stay at our daughter's and visit with her and Justin. 😏 Yeah, not going to happen. His family are enablers. My family were enablers too, when I was going through the holding my Dad accountable stage. They didn't get their before he died. So sad.😒

Thats about it. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Day of 2017, Last Post of the Year

12/31/2017

11:25 a.m.

Wow! It has been a monumental year! Not just for me, but for our nation. I have generally avoided posting anything on politics, but starting in 2016 I started digging in to find out just what is going on. I have to say, I was pretty oblivious to what politicians were doing. I naively assumed they were doing what they swear to do: serve the American people. More fool me! Needless to say, I feel very betrayed by our past Presidents and politicians, of both parties. I urge you to dive in and dig for the truth. We don't get truth from the mainstream media. If any of you remember the McCarthy trials, he wasn't wrong. We've been being deceived. Not just Americans, but the ordinary citizens world wide. There's a movement, Red Pill/Blue Pill. Check it out. The truth will set you free. I for one am thrilled with what President Trump is doing to restore America!

For me the year began with the usual evacuation, as my regular readers know, and turned over a new and hopeful page when we closed on a wilderness property the first part of August. While its a future not without struggles, its a much more hopeful one. 

This last week, celebrating the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior, was rich with family time and joy! On a practical note, finally, I was well enough to cook the traditional, festive meal. I even made pie! That is a big deal to me, to be able to do it all and still have energy left for socializing. I did get exposures from gift packaging etc, and spent a few days down, but got to have the boys over a couple more times this last week. My daughter and her family are coming over again today. I finally got around to editing a photo of Ari in her hand knit jumper. So here she is.



Ron helped me take the tree down Wednesday. We determined that it too had some low level of contaminant. Probably insecticide. He cut it from a national forest (with a permit). It was closer than our property. I look forward to next year, and having my own house on Grandma Mountain, with one of our trees. I also think I'll need to wash and air out the Christmas decorations, as well as, everything I own when I do move. I can't do it here! 

I'm closing in on the last batch of mattress wool. I'll be glad when that chore is finished. One more to go.

Ron ordered the front gates for the property and a new E-UTV ranger for me! He said he'll pay the amount for a regular ATV if I make up the difference! Yes!! It has a rear box bed that dumps, a roof and windshield as extras. Using it to get around will allow me to use my energy on the chores and not use it up getting to and from. I also ordered my cordless chainsaw, and a stealth game cam. 😏 If I like this one, we'll get a few more. We wanted those expenses in this year. Things are going forward, and I'm feeling very hopeful!

Well, I'll end this now. I have some carrots to peel for my pot roast, and some English Toffee to make for the New Year's party tonight. May God bless you and keep you safe going into 2018! 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas!

I hope this Christmas Season finds you all filled with Hope, Joy and Love. May God bless you and protect you.

My week has been blessed with visits from my daughter and her family including Joey, Tobes and Ari. I finally got to hold my youngest grandaughter! I got to have Toby and Ari over again Monday, and will get them all again tomorrow. The very best kind of Christmas present! It would be perfect if my son and his family could be here, but that can't be. He can't get that kind of time off; new job. 

 I've continued to clean and fluff mattress wool. I've been baking cookies and working in the sewing room. Cleaning and sorting. I knit up a new pair of socks. I'm currently working on a new hat. This one has a "braid hole." I get tire of my braid pushing the back of my hat up and the brim down over my eyes. πŸ˜„

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Seesaw

Tuesday December 12, 2017

5:57 p.m.
O.k., that trip to the doctors did not pan out well. I ended up deep in the pit. I managed to claw my way out by Friday morning. I'd kind of promised my daughter I'd watch the boys and I am surely missing them so I gave her a call at 8:30 a.m. I asked her to give me an hour. I quickly made up some food for lunch so I wouldn't have to worry about it later. I'd managed to make both kiss cookies and english toffee first thing Wednesday morning before I went down hard. So I had goodies for the boys. Joey had been quite disappointed when we decorated and he found my Christmas cookie jar was empty. I didn't want to let him down, again. We had a wonderful, wild and exciting day! I spoiled them both with cookies and candy and racing about hollering like wild indians. Lol!

Unfortunately, I relapsed over the weekend, with kidneys stones or chunks. So I didn't get to have them all over Sunday and finally get to hold Ari. Sigh! 

I've been clawing my way back out of the pit again, yesterday and today.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Where Did That Week Go?

Tuesday Dec 5, 2017

8:55 p.m.
I went to see my EI today. I got the C, Bs and Mag drip. The level of fragrance from other patrons was staggering. I've been battling off encephalopathy all afternoon. Sympathy for the staff with TI!  I did try a new treatment Dr. smith had. Hopefully it will help my achalasia. Then I drove clear over to Richland to pick up my prescription refill. By the time I headed home, the sun was setting. Been awhile since I've driven in the dark.

I spent the rest of the week washing and fluffing wool, sewing a pair of pants for me, a pair of sweatpants for Joey and mending. I found a matching button to the one I lost from my heavy shirt this fall! Yay! I used extra heavy duty thread to sew it on. Not taking any chances! I did squeeze in some time to make Ron some lemon bars, too. Not much else to tell. Like all of you, I'm getting ready for Christmas, πŸŽ„ planning for company, πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘ΆπŸΌChristmas dinner πŸ— 🍲 and choosing presents. 🎁

And somehow that week zipped by like a greased pig! 🐷

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Longing to Return to Grandma Mountain Already

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

8:31 a.m.
Sorry for the delay. I've gotten several hits this last week. Its impossible to avoid them in this environment. Pain. Ugh! 'Nough said?

On the brighter notes, I finished some knitting projects. The Strawberry Sleeper. I may need to remake the hat. Tension too tight. 



I whipped up some scarves for Joey and Tobes with the leftover Yoshi yarn.


Joey came with his Daddy to help Poppa fix the chicken yard. It got too cold so I had Joey come in. Love my Joey, but I did get sick from Ari's vac residuals. I still haven't got to hold my youngest granddaughter. A couple more weeks!

Joey and I did have a good time. I fed him, after he took a warm bath. He devoured half a Thanksgiving Chicken! (Since it was just Poppa and I we did a smaller stuffed bird.) 
He asked why I didn't have any decorations. I just hadn't got to it yet. So we decorated my house for Christmas. Good thing I have a box of soft Christmas decorations. He had a great time diving into the box of treasures and surfacing with various sparkly and cute items. I let him decide where to place each one. The afternoon went by way too fast!

Still working on fluffing stuffing. Sigh.

While there are advantages here: hot water, laundry, proximity to grandkids- the toxic, dangerous environment,and consequential imprisonment have me longing for the freedom of my mountain home, and chafing at the delays in bringing the plan to fruition.