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Two days ago, we got hit with one heck of a major ice, snow and rainy sleet storm. We even had thunder and lightening and sometimes it reminded me of the calm before the big cyclone, becasue it would get really still outside, everything would stop, including the wind and then a next bigger wave of nasty weather would hit.
I was home alone when the built up ice on the power lines made the power go out. We have a small generator, enough to light a few lights and run the appliances, but I have no clue how to prime it or turn it on for that matter. It is powered by gasoline, and even if I did know how to do all this, I can lay ten bucks that there is no fuel in the can. I should start taking charge of this stuff and no doubt will after this last storm. I’ll get a hold of my friend Lindsay since she is up on the survival (her own way) stuff.
I however did quite well alone with the two dogs not helping me at all. LOL! At least I saved one of the old cradle type telephones to plug into the house phone line. I guess it’s not run on electricity. At times like that, I’m glad I’m somewhat of a tidy pack rat. My daughter called and asked if I needed anything. One reply…heat just in case the power was out for a few days like during our last ice storm. Then her phone went out, before we could talk anymore.
About 45 minutes after I sort of talked to my daughter, my son in law came to my house with a really awesome heater, fuel and a bunch of scented candles that I KNOW I got for my daughter as a Christmas gift. It was so sweet of her. The next day when we talked, I thanked her for taking care of me, and her reply was, “You’ve always taken care of me Mama, I’m glad I could take care of you.” When she came over yesterday, I gave her the candles back, since I didn’t have to use them. I had lamp oil and my own supply of candles, but it made my heart happy that I raised such a caring daughter.
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My daughter has FINALLY decided to get serious and apply for beauty collage. She’s so darn talented with hair styling, cutting, color and also all other aspects of hair. Now that she thinks she is ready after nearly a year vacation, to go to school, it’s making me happy as a clam. ( We’ll go into why clams are happy in another post! )
Now I have to start thinking about supplies like equipment, tools and kits of things she will need. My daughter brought a list of books to show me which she would need. I am thinking that I have to find a good used book outlet or store. These suckers are expensive, so I’m going be really scouting out the best deals I can find for everything she needs, without skimping on quality.
I’m thankful that my daughter is taking responsibility about school but I can understand about wanting to take a small break from going to high school and then go back to school again with in a couple months. Who would not want that break after being in school practically all of one’s life. It was time to spread wings and then experience life with out the school and study restrictions or the parental restrictions and over seeing. I know I did. I took two years off, just to figure out what it was that I really wanted to be when I grew up, so to speak. So for now… I will be thinking fiances and the least expensive ways to have my daughter fulfill her dreams, without sacrificing what is needed. Time to Mom it up and do what I can!
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Last night my friend Amy called to tell me more about her home improvement endeavors. She let me know in her Texas drawl, that she had heard of the best Dallas roofing company and how she was planning on checking them out to get an estimate for repair on her roof. From what she said, a storm went through her area and now she would need some major repair.
I love to hear about all of her home improvements. It gives me incentive for mine own and I’ve been seriously thinking about hiring a roofing company to put a new roof on my side porch, but I know that if I do that, I’ll want it all to match. Maybe I’ll get an estimate first and then see if I can afford it.
In the mean time, I’m sure that soon I’ll be hearing about my friends experience hiring a roofing company. She also emails photos to me, so I’ll get to see the finished roof. I’m sure it will give her peace of mind after she has her roof repaired.
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On my road alone, there are 6 homes for sale. It seems strange that most of our old neighbors have either passed on, or have moved. It’s not the same neighborhood anymore.
My dear friend Lucille, who lived next door is now in a nursing home. It’s sad to me. I love that lady so much, but her family decided to move her into the home, after she fell. Now when I see her, she doesn’t know me most of the time. Her home is up for sale now, and I have to admit that I’m worried about who may buy it and move in. It’s a small home on an acre or more of land, and yet the home is selling very cheap.
Another home across the road is for sale also, but it is a HUD home, and once again, I’m concerned who may buy it and move in. Over the last few years, it’s sad to say, but the people who have been moving into our small town are down right scary at times. Lots of “party people” too. I realize that nothing stays the same, but I miss the way the town was when we first moved in. Everyone knew one another and helped one another also. It was a great community and place to raise the kids. Now, I’m not so sure. It doesn’t help with peace of mind.
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This morning I let the dog out, and was totally surprised that it was so warm outside. It felt like walking out the door, and into a sort of warm tropical feeling heat, that reminded me of where I lived on the Gulf in Florida. I loved those morning and the weather I had there year around. Going back into the house, I actually got chilled, and the difference in temperatures surprised me.
Today I’m going to do some earnest gardening and transplanting volunteer plants from where they are, to a more spacious place, that isn’t in the cracks of my brick walkways. It’s amazing how my valarian is now growing in with the lily of the valley, and parsley in with the chick and hens. The list could go on forever. Since basically despite of good planning and organization, my plants do what they want to do.
Because its so warm outside, today will be a good day to spray the weeds that are growing between the cracks of the bricks, as the roots are so deep, that I even pulled up a brick, trying to dig out the roots of some weeds I had never seen before. Everything seems to be changing, or different plants seem to be growing. However, it doesn’t matter as long as I am outside in the warm embrace of the sun and summer feeling. It’s almost spiritual for me. It gives me peace of mind and I relax and enjoy what I am doing, which I love.
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