Saturday, April 18, 2015

Deja Vue ......

So, yesterday the Darlin'Man, his daughter and my older son decided to make a run to Wal-Mart. My son needed a few things he could not find locally, hence the 40mile trek to our nearest local *China-Mart*. I did not feel like making the trip...and I despise that store, anyway.
So, a quiet afternoon/evening at home. Sounded like a good idea to me!
I did not know there is a Tractor Supply store near the Wal-Mart . The Darlin' Man saw that there was and decided to see what feed prices were like there. To his delight they had feed and the price was 1/3 less than what we have been paying. So, he bought feed.
Then he saw something else...and bought and brought home these:

Two ducklings.
We had no place to put them. So, I had to rig together a temporary home for them. Large cardboard box in the bathroom near the small baseboard heater.
Looks like I am going to have to escort the Darlin' Man on shopping trips again!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Well, That Was Fun....Not!

Excuse my absence for the past couple of weeks.
I paid my internet bill on the day it was due. HOWEVER our provider didn't post it to their account until the next day and because that made my payment late....
Yeah, they turned off my internet.
So, I had to post yet another deposit AND wait until one of their service guys could come back out and turn it back on.
Plus, I was arguing with the idiotic insurance company representative about the accident.
Their adjuster decided my beloved van was totaled. Totaled!
I think it could be repaired for under $1000.oo and be in wonderful shape for another 3 to 5 years.
But, n-o-o-o-o-o-o-o....
So, tomorrow, I have to talk to their guy about how much money they will pay me for my van.
Until then, I'll catch up on my blog reading.
Spring has sprung, it's 50 degrees outside!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let's Bring Everyone Up To Date...

What a month! Everything that could happen has happened!
Lost 2 alpacas, one rooster.
Okay...I can deal with that. It sucks, but I can deal.
Then...a car wreck. Some idiot passed me on a double yellow line as I was in the middle of a turn into my driveway and ripped off my bumper, bent my tie rod and various other small damages.
So, been dealing with that and the insurance company, etc.
A cousin of the Darlin' Man passed away the start of the month. He was only 49, but he had abused drugs and alcohol from a young age. He died of cirrhosis.
Then last Friday my Uncle George died. He was 88, he and his wife had been married 67 years, almost 68.
Uncle George was the last of his generation in our family. He out-lived all of his siblings. And was the longest lived of any of the men in his family as long back as we can trace! He had a long life and, according to those who were there, seemed "ready to go". He asked to be helped with a bath, saying; "I need to be clean, I'm not going dirty!", got his pajamas on, laid down in bed, sighed and was gone. A peaceful passing.
Then yesterday, the Darlin' Mans son called to announce the birth of his first, a boy.
The Darlin' Man is now a Grandpa!
The Darlin' Man will be going down there this weekend to meet his new grandson.
Life goes on!
The past couple of days were vicious cold, but today we will be in the 30s, tomorrow in the 40s (YAY!!!).
Spring comes...a little later than most folks out there, but Spring does arrive nonetheless.
This morning:

Champagne with her private spot.'s Spring, why is there snow still here!?

Champagne graciously shares with Mambo the sheep.

Chaser, our new buck!