We Are Getting There

Good morning!  It has been a very busy last two days.  On Saturday the crew was Cindy, friend Jimmy, Les, Anne, Les’ friend Greg, Michael, and Darlene.  Boxes were made, things  that were not going to storage went to the road out front.  If people came up to the house we told them about the things like the sofa, a matichng chair, the buffet and hutch, the matching dining room table, the three other tables I had available,  the table &chairs for sitting out on the porch. and the list went on.  Now these were all donated but the important thing is they are gone in two days.

This was the beging of the packing from the living and dining room.

This was the beginning of the packing from the living and dining room.

The kitchen

The kitchen

The cupboards are all cleared and everything is packed except from a batch of stuff on the counter of the pass through.

My bedroom

My bedroom

The dressers are gone, the closet is empty but I do have to finish the things on the floor.

The bathroom is cleared except for the small plastic tub on the counter with the things I’ll need until I leave on Friday.

The utility room is cleared except for some cleaning things I’ll need.  Most every thing is packed in the basement but it does need to be taped and labeled.

So that is where we stand  and I got to get up and get busy.  But first I must say a great big thank you to the crew because without them I never would have survive.

 

Baby Steps Turn Into A Crawl

If you follow Face book (I don’t) you already know I’m in a bind.  I have to be out f my house by next Friday.  Yep it is sold and I’m scrambling to get settle with my daughter for a  bit until my son is ready to take me in. We have started packing.

But have a lot more to do.

But have a lot more to do.

I have a buffet and hutch for free just come and get it,.  I also have the matching table.  I had my sofa taken care of but that fell through so it is available.  I will try to have a household/ garage sale for a couple of days but I don’t have much time.  I have help coming Saturday to get me packed up.  But the biggest problem is finding someone to take those big items and clearing the garage.  Am I sweating it –yep but I have no choice.  I’ll keep you posted. .

 

Back To Words

Well I lost my pictures again but here is where I’m at.  I have packed threes boxes of CDs, 2 boxes of DVDs, and so far one box of pictures.  I also got out and mowed half of the “back forty”.  .   Right now I’m tired and I’m giving up for today. Take Care.

The Good–The Bad–And Me

Good morning on this 40 degree, gray, trying to snow day.  It has sent down some very tiny flakes that melted as soon as it hit the ground.

Well I have been to town, got my Sunday paper, change the cat box, have the first load of laundry on the dining room table, the second load (bedding) in the dryer, and I’m taking time to visit.

After I went to the dentist the other day they warn me to be careful and not bite the inside of my mouth.  Well I wasn’t careful enough because I have a very sore bite on my lower right side and it is slowly starting to heal. On top of that something bit the back side of my right knee and it also is painful.  I think I have done enough damage for now so I hope I’ll get on with the healing.

Yesterday the sky looked like this all day.

Looking South East

Looking South East

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This is more to the North West but amazingly it never rained until evening.  Today it is cloudy (mixed blue and dark gray) but not as threatening as yesterday.

These are all along the East side of the gardens

These are all along the East side of the gardens

I was going to dig out some of the dandelions around the porch yesterday but checking both the shed and the garage I turned up empty handed.  Where that tool went beats the dickens out of me.  The tractor is back at the shop again and my lawnmower is buried in the shed.  I guess I’ll look like a hay field for a while.

My vine is back again. Forgive me but I can't recall the name.

My vine is back again. Forgive me but I can’t recall the name!

The latest on my house is it passed the appraisal and things should be moving pretty soon. I should hear more mid week. I have to remember deep breaths and baby steps.

The cactus has two more buds on it. Guess it isn’t giving up yet.

Well a look out the French doors and I spy some more snow flakes trying to make an appearance.

Well I have two tubs of laundry to fold so I best clear the decks (as they say).

Take care and let me know how you are doing!!!

 

 

 

 

Baby Steps!

Well Good Morning as good as can be expected under the circumstances.  I ‘m still having trouble with my tractor.  It has been in the shop a couple of times.  I  have managed to mow almost all the the front yard before it failed again I am waiting this morning to have it picked and taken back to the shop.

While mowing yesterday I managed to find this.

My first Tulip.

Also how the Lilacs are doing

These are on the larger bush.

These are on the larger bush.

The Crabapple tree is blooming like crazy.

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It is a shame it has not been taken care of.  There is no hope for decent fruit on it.

The roses from Micheal and Darlene have finally started to fail. It has been nearly a week and it is time to put them to rest.

No petals have fallen yet but the edges of the bloom are turning brown.

No petals have fallen yet but the edges of the bloom are turning brown.

They have certainly have made  me smile every time I looked at them.

I have a call into the real estate people this morning trying to find out where we are at on the house.  I need some answers not silence.

Health wise I’m fine but my family members are still under the weather.  I really can’t help them but I can’t stop thinking about them either.  Life can be a real bitch can’t it!  My daughter keeps saying baby steps mom you will get through it but I can’t help stumbling a little.

Mother’s Day

The Quince Bush has started to bloom.

The Quince Bush has started to bloom.

A Happy Mother’s day to everyone.  Mine has been one with son Lesley, daughter-in law Anne, and daughter Cindy. Cindy made a Lasagna Casserole with garlic bread. Anne brought a salad, and Chocolate cake.  We ate hardily and during this Lesley explained my new camera a gift from him and Anne to me.  It is a Canon Power Shot. So we tried it out as follows.

 

This is the Sand Cherry bush in bloom

This is the Sand Cherry bush in bloom

This was a plant from Cindy and David

This was a plant from Cindy and David

This is of course son Lesley

This is of course son Lesley

Then we tried me.

Then we tried me.

I didn’t even break the camera!

Well I finished the Mitch Albom novel and started You Don’t Know Me  by Nancy Bush today.  That leaves me with just two novels to go before I run out but I’m expecting another one in the next week or so.

Here we are the reason I can celebrate the day (minus one)

Here we are the reason I can celebrate the day (minus one)

My oldest was needed at home but he called twice to wish me a happy Mother’s Day.

I look at this and think Stand Up straight Mary! It is hard to get old!!

I hope your day was as much fun as mine!

 

My Visitor

As Brandy and I headed down to get the mail today Brandy pulled  me to grass near the Crabapple Tree.  Further Investigation revealed a  visitor at the edge of the grass.

Yep a turtle That was up on the hill far away from the ponds.

Yep a turtle that was up on the hill far away from the ponds.

When we came up from getting the mail it had crawled into the shade under the truck. Yesterday two geese were taking a stroll around Adam’s pond.  I guess Mother Nature said go for a walk.

My walk around today revealed this.

The smaller Lilac bush has blossoms coming out.

The smaller Lilac bush has blossoms coming out.

Not to be outdone one of the Green Gage Plum trees is also indicating blooms.

Barring any bad weather or bugs there night fruilt

Barring any bad weather or bugs there night be plums this year. 

The other tree has only leaves again.

My only vegetable plant.

The rhubarb is coming right along.

The rhubarb is coming right along.

I spied my first hint of a tulip today but most  are just leaves yet.

My tractor is acting up so it is back at Keenes trying to find the problem..

The second  appraisal  was completed yesterday now it is wait for results.  When I questioned why two the answer was the bank needed it.   So now we wait again.

Have a good rest of the week and enjoy as much outside as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What An Old Lady Needs.

Finally a contact from my real estate people.  It seems the buyer’s bank wants another appraisal so it is set for this week.  Just something else to make me grit my teeth over.

Well my young man from Keenes came over yesterday and brought a new battery for the tractor.Now I have mowed the front and some of the back yard.  I still have what I call the back forty to do. Sometimes things happen that you don’t expect.  As he was leaving he told me he would really miss me if I moved.  Then as I went to shake his hand he put his arms around me for a hug.  You know sometimes an old lady can use a hug.