Thursday, November 18, 2010


Something is wrong with my husband.  I'm serious.  I want to look him in the eye and say:  Who are you and what have you done with my husband?  Yesterday he called me on the intercom and asked me to come to the shop.  When I got there, he had several things he wanted me to look at to see if I wanted to keep them, give them to Goodwill, or take them to the dump. This all started a couple of days ago when my husband realized that something was wrong with the expansion tank that goes to our water well.  It is located in the shop (has to be inside where there is a heater that can keep it from freezing in the wintertime).  He suspected that it had gone out and called the well guys who came out and confirmed his suspicions.  After nearly $1,000.00 we had a new expansion tank and a lot more water pressure.  :0)  Before the well guys came out, my husband decided he needed to clean out the area around the expansion tank.  He had to move a shelf, several 50 lb. buckets of wheat (for food storage), and various other things that had been stacked beside it for the past 7 years.  This all prompted a strange urge for my husband to "clean out" and "throw away" stuff, so when I got to the shop he already had an entire trash can of stuff he had thrown away!  He then decided to take the larger stuff to the dump and completely filled the back of his pickup.  He even took the stack of broken lawn chairs and the mountain of styrofoam!  He threw stuff away that he has accumulated for the past 40 years!  I swear I wanted to feel his head to see if he had a fever.  Maybe he was delirious.  He took 2 or 3 shelves out of that smaller room where the well expansion tank was and is now building a wall shelf system that will fit neatly in that room to hold his power tools.  I don't want to get my hopes up, but maybe this cleaning fever will carry over to him cleaning, organizing and "throwing out" in his office.  Be still my heart! Shhh!  I'll just be very still and not disturb the magic......

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I came down with a cold or flu a couple of days ago.  I've had a different symptom every day, so I've decided to call this "The Surprise Flu" - every day you get a new "surprise" symptom.  The first day - or rather night - it came on really fast and was like the croup you see little kids get.  Within an hour I couldn't even talk and had to whisper.  My throat was so closed up I could hardly swallow.  The next day - or once again, night - I had a fever and could not get warm.  I finally went to bed at 5pm and stayed there for the rest of the night!  Tonight my "surprise" symptom was a runny nose and sneezing.  Gee, I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow's "surprise" will be!  (not.)


Saturday, November 13, 2010


We just watched this again last night.  We found it on Net Flix under "Sci-Fi and Fantasy".  I originally saw it in Ireland and loved it so was really happy to find it again.  Go rent this movie, you'll  love it!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


My husband and I took a day trip last Wednesday to check out some fishing spots. He and Survival Knife are going Salmon fishing this morning. Here's some pictures I took through the window.  Sorry I got the radio antenna in a couple of them.  The birds you see in pictures #5 & 6 are wild turkeys.  We also saw a red fox, but wasn't quick enough with the camera. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


My husband and I went to Best Buy today to look at trash compactors.  Ours finally bit the dust last night.  When I turned the knob to compact the trash, the"smasher" actually broke off and fell into the trash basket. :0+  We found out that most people don't have trash compactors.  Of course that might be because they don't sell them in the stores.  If you want one, you have to buy it online.  I guess the trash compactor fad is over.  Personally, I don't see anything wrong with just throwing your trash in a trash can, but my husband just loves the trash compactor.  But I digress....

Anyway, as we were leaving Best Buy, I suggested to my husband that he go left because every single time I try to turn right and go out of that exit, I can never, never get across the street because of the traffic.

Me:  You might want to turn left and go out that exit because I can never get across the street going that way.
Him:  (Ignoring me and turning right anyway)
Me:  Oh wait, I're the one with the charmed life.  When you get up to the exit, there will be no traffic and you'll be able to pull right out.

He pulls up to the stop sign at the exit.  There is absolutely no traffic.  He turns left with a smirk on his face.

I rest my case. 

Monday, November 1, 2010


I went out on my balcony after supper to take these pictures.  It doesn't show the orange and yellow like it really is.  Looks greener in these pictures than it looks.