Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Good to be home

Well I will start again I had a long blog ready to publish and my computer lost power.

We had a good trip to Oklahoma in spite of my sick tummy the whole time I was there. Good news I lost 2 pounds by not eating if I just don't gain it back. I have to go weight in tomorrow night. Traffic was not bad except around Gainsville. We got home about 2:30. While I was starting the laundry I noticed the sticky mouse trap beside the washing machine had a very pretty striped pattern. I wondered what cord fell on the trap. While I took a closer look I discoverd a small snake curled up and stuck to the trap. I thought well that is one way of killing snakes. My entire family will tell you their mom is snake phobic. They would be proud of me I didn't scream, I didn't run, I just called hubby to see what we had caught. We didn't touch it. I called the complex manager and ask her husband to come and see the snake. Boy, was he here fast, he picked it up and told me it was a baby water snake and then it moved. Then I did freak, but I didn't scream. Now how do I keep snakes out of the house I don't see anyway it got in. Will those sticky mouse traps keep the snakes out of the house and will the next one be poisonous.

It is impossible to carry on a conversation with hubby in the car he can't hear you. Most conversations with hubby leave alot to be desired, it only leads to more depression. So, I had a lot of time to think on the 5 to6 hour trip. I have been embarrassed to tell people that I am a Baptist and use to be a Southern Baptist by choice. Now I tell people yes, I am a Baptist but a mainstream or moderate baptist. Now I am embarrassed to be an american, I use to be so thankful that I was born in america an that my husband served in the Marines during Korean War, he was part of helping the South Korean people stay free. That time in America we didn't start wars to obtain oil no matter how much we depend on oil. Yes, I do feel the pinch at the gas pump and yes we do need to find another way to fuel our cars. Our country did not torture people or keep prisoners in jail forever without due process of law. Our country did not listen in on our telephone calls, or monitor our blogs. Hubby likes to wear his flag tie and wear as much of his military stuff as possible. I know why people notice him and talk to him and he likes that. I just have to suffer the looks and the way people think. It is just part of his memory lose and Alhezimers, if people don't like it they will just have to put up with it. Maybe I am just on overload from all the information son number one gave and showed me this weekend. I quess the cherry on the whole mess was the video that showed the ministers in germany helping hitler take over germany and start WWII. Now the same thing is happening here. How do we stop this insanity. It was interesting to hear son number one talk about a time that he first heard about what germany did to the jews. I quess that I am glad that somethings that happened when he was growing up effects the person he is today, that makes me very happy. I have had several of those moments with son number two, but not that many with number one.
It helps to know that somethings you did right in raising kids, so much in raising kids is just doing what happens at the moment.

I went after Sadie after we got home and Michelle wasn't at home. When I talked to her last night she cried because I took Sadie home she wants Sadie to stay at her house. They have 9 goats and are expecting another, they now have 4 cats, P wants a guinne pig. Michelle wants a dog so bad, her Dad just can't have one around.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Spent all day yesterday in Tyler, I had a coupon for some work on the Tarus. It took them 3 hours to work on the car anad wash it. The Tarus looks like new but it should have the wash job cost 20.00. They tell me the tires are out of round I haven't found out what that means. They suggested I take it back where I bought the tires. I'm not sure I can face another day of sitting in a waiting room.

We are planing on going to Oklahoma on Friday. I'm looking forward to going some place.

Hubby is getting more forgetful every day. He ask me today who we were going to see in Oklahoma? He also wanted to know who we went on the cruise to Alaska and Hawaii with?

I'm hoping our trip goes well.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Another Update

Well I have drapes up but not curtains, still working on putting pictures up.

P and D have gone to San Antonio for a couple of days. Michelle is staying with her other grandmother. We will have to see how that goes. I am suppose to stay out of it.

My depression is better I've been out spending money. We bought a gate for the porch/deck. Sadie is happier to be shut on the deck instead of chained outside. I'm going to give her a bath again in the special shampoo. She still is eating herself alive. I was hoping taking her out of the dirt and grass would help. The vet seems to think every visit should cost 80 to 90 dollars. Hubby and I bought some new clothes we have been loosing weight and things don't fit. If I lose some more that will mean more new clothes.

Had a nice weekend, P and M came over on Saturday and bought me a little wheelbarrel with a couple of plants. It is really cute, P had to work on Sunday so she could be off Monday and Tuesday to go to San Antonio. Son P called on Saturday and we had a nice chat. Hubby and I went to Wills Point and had dinner and went to a movie we saw RV with Robin Williams. We really enjoyed it, it was so funny. Drive home in the dark wasn't too bad.

I bought the new anti-virus D wanted me to get but I still can't get on line with it installed. So I am going without anything to protect my computer. I hope D can come to help before too long.

Hubby is getting worse. I have had to tell him twice just this morning that he doesn't need to water. It rained a inch yesterday morning. He doesn't go back to the doc until August.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Getting Settled

We have been in the new house about 10 days. I have most everything put away. I am trying to put up pictures today. I still need to put up drape rods, drapes, curtain rods, and curtains. I'm going to have to hire someone to put up two heavy mirrors. The walls are so thin that it won't hold a toggle bolt.

I've had a couple of days of depression, it is really bad at night. I'm fighting hard to get out of it. It is really bad when I can read my sons blog and cry because I wanted to go to the convention with him.

Hubby has been sleeping or reading ever since we moved into the new house. Unfortunately the move has been hard on both of our backs. We have another massage scheduled this week.

P and I have been doing good with Weight Watchers. It is slow but we have both lost about 15 pounds. About a pound a week, it is hard to stick with it. Michelle was hear today playing with Sadie. They have a good time together.

Talking about going to Oklahoma over memorial day weekend. Friend is having a 70th Brithday party. It sounds like fun to drive up and see everyone. Michelle is having surgery a couple of days before and may not feel like taking the trip. But I think we will go up anyway.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Yeah!! I have internet again.

D got my internet up and running today. I still don't have a telephone. I called Verizone which is the only telephone company in this area. I gave them a weeks notice that I would need a line run from the Pole to the house. They gave me a date of April 27th between 10 and 12 for the line to be run. At 12:30 I called Verizone again and they told me someone would be out during the day. About 3:00 guy came out and said someone would have to run a line from the mainstreet down to the house. He but a telephone box on the side of the house that connects to nothing, no line to a pole, no line to inside of the house just a box on the side of the house. They called back later and said someone would come out on Wednesday. I got a call on the cell this afternoon asking how to get to our street. Someone was going to come out to bury the line? I ask when they would be out, tomorrow (Wednesday) only if it was necesary. I wasn't very nice it has now been two weeks since I requested a new telephone line. They assured me that they will be here tomorrow. How can they bury a line that hasn't been run?

Electrical line on my dryer didn't match the plug in the wall. I got that fixed easily but the dryer wouldn't work. I called an appliance repair company out that was $65.00 to find out that the plug on the wall is installeed improperly. I was suppose to have a fence for the mutt. I still don't have a time line for that to be done. I am having to put Sadie on a chain which I hate. I'm getting up at 6:00 AM to walk Sadie. Love the house and the room but boy have we had the problems.

Good news we got moved, we are busy unloading boxes and getting things setup.