Monday, September 6, 2010

Lots going on

I have been so preoccupied with other things that I didn't notice something was missing until.............. it literally hit me. I'm sure you are asking why is there a picture of a spicket surrounded by tall grass. Nope, there is nothing to see except the spicket and grass. Although, yesterday evening as I was getting ready to water the front and back pasture waterers, I reached down to turn the spicket on and was hit by a very small Gardner snake. Then I realized I hadn't seen all the frogs who live in the grass for awhile now. Well, obviously little snake found an all you can eat buffet. So, little snake lives by the spicket now, so will be more careful when turning the spicket on.
I have been asked from several folks who is all going with me when the time to move arrives. So, besides all the cats, the three dogs, the five goats ( minus Betsy goat), Pearl ( above) and

Mike and

Pewter and

AJ, Arnold, Doughnut, Cookie and

Little Inger and

Houdini ( my horse) and Marshmallow will all be moving with me.

We had another yard sale this past weekend. Got rid of a lot more stuff. Met some fantastic folks. And consoled an older woman who was very distraught when she learned as to why we have to move. I kept telling her it was going to be okay. That the right place will show up when the time is right. And that the animals will stay with me. She gave me the biggest heartfelt hug with tears streaming down her face. She almost got me to crying because I felt so bad that she felt so bad and we didn't even know one another. She calmed down when I assured it that it really will be okay.

Today I have been trying to catch up on the house chores ( it looked like a band of renegades lived here) and while everything was going smoothly enough another challenged reared it's ugly head. After cleaning the main bath toilet I flushed it to watch the water start to rise to the top of the bowl! Oh great, now what. So, grabbed the plunger, got the water to recede, and reluctantly flushed again. Nope, here came the water rising again. So, after checking the main bath shower to see backed up water in there, then checking the master bath shower and seeing water standing in there, it was time to walk out to where the septic tank is located. Sure enough water was leaking from the drain. Really!! Well, today is Labor Day and I am not calling a plumber to unclog the line ( I know exactly where it is clogged) and paying the holiday rate. I will wait until tomorrow. Heck, I may just run to the hardware store and buy one of those snake things and do it myself. I've been through this whole thing before so know exactly where to snake at). So long as the lines aren't overloaded with water everything will be just fine. A thought just ran through my head. Since I no longer own the house, then I suppose I am not responsible for paying the plumber. Hmmmmm. Regardless, I will fix the problem.
Slowly but surely I have been playing catch up with everyone's blogs.
Have I told you that you are all wonderful and quite the excellent support system? Well, each and every one of you are! And I truly thank you for it. :)
Until next time...............................


  1. Never a dull moment with you is there? lol...glad you are holding your head up high and keep on marching till the right place comes up. and so glad that the donks go with you. Hugs!

  2. It never rains, but what it pours.... plumbing problems! I see you haven't gone running into the woods tearing your hair out, you must have a very strong constitution!

    One day at a time!

  3. Even with downsizing, you still have a big herd. I don't where you get the energy. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

  4. Wow, you're doing so well at staying focused, and keeping your chin up! And, of course, keeping really, really busy... :)

  5. I can truly understand the idea of leaving the plumbing for the bank. Nice to hear you are truly taking the high road. Glad the sales are going well. I keep hoping you find the perfect place!

  6. Hang in there, Cindy! I'm so glad that so many of your critters will be able to go with you.

  7. Isn't it amazing how many kind people show up in our lives when times are hard? I love reading about all the supportive, loving people you are meeting in your neighborhood.
    Sorry about your plumbing problem - as if you don't have enough going on. Loved seeing all the pictures of everyone. Is little Inger the only hen you're taking with you?

  8. I hope you get your plumbing problem fixed. It does seem to pour rain at times doesn't it? My heart just breaks that you have to move. I'm glad that the balance of the beasties get to go with you. It sounds like you've met some really wonderful people through your sales. Bless their hearts for connecting with you in this time.

  9. AJ-Oaks,Finally got to do some checking in on my blog buddies today and total shocker after reading about your move. I have been so busy around here that I haven't had time to keep up with my own life,seems like just when I think I'm ahead. I get a good swift kick in the butt to knock me down. I wish I lived closer and I would take on a few of your critters until you get things straightened out. I too have been going through changes, with the cost of everything going up and nothing extra coming in I know what it's like to have to make sacrifices. I have taken on side jobs for friends just to try to make ends meet. Now hay season has kicked back in and both girls are in volleyball so I can barely get to bed before I have to get up. I hope you keep up with your blog, alot of good times and good laughs. Take each day as it comes and know you are always in my thoughts, even though I may not always get the chance to drop you a line.

  10. if a big bag of money falls out of the sky, I'm gonna send you some.

  11. How cute is that chicken? Very cute! :)


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