Friday, April 24, 2009

I have a clean house

Hubby went after Luci yesterday they should be here by about 1 am. My house is clean. I worked my butt off over the last week and the carpets didn't get, the problems with the house like the kids crayon that won't come off is still all over the walls, the holes in the walls are still there, but my house is clean. I have three loads of landry left. One in hamper, one in the washer and one in the dryer. Its a bit shocking to be caught up on that. I don't think I have been in over a year.

The rabbit cage came in after Hubby left and I had to put it together myself but they seem happier now than they were in what we were keeping them in. The puppies are starting to get along too. Now if I can just get my hands on some bees, I would be perfectly happy.

The Roosters were crowing a bit this morning they have been playing "King of the Mountain" on the water container the last few weeks, but the posturing was worse this morning. One of them even flew half way up the run, where I was standing and started attacking the wire fencing.

The only other thing going on is that today is my baby sisters birthday. I promised her a pair of socks and Im trying to learn to knit one sock inside the other so I can get hers done faster. Well that and Im afraid that Ill have the same problem with her socks im having with Neva's. Ill finish the first one and forget how many rows I knitted after adjusting the length of the leg.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Well its finally happening

Falcon Jet closed two of its four plants in the US and they have pulled a lot of their subcontracts as well. Including most of what CAC did for them. We most likely are not getting the contract with the company out of St. Louis. So.... They let go of ten percent of their work force today. Lucky Hubby wasn't one of them, but you never know whats going to happen. Hes taking two days of his vacation. If he had been thinking he would have told the office that he would take Thursday as a vacation day and just take Friday off. Thursday will put him into overtime. But, he wasn't thinking. By the time he did think about it, it was too late to make the changes. So hopefully when he goes back to work on Monday, he will still have a job.

If not then I don't know what we are going to do but we will do something I'm sure. What we won't do is go crawling back to his old boss again. There is no way we can go back there again. For our own sanity we have to find something else.

On the Gardening front....... My lettuce looks like its finally getting close to being ready to pick. Another week or two and it should be good to go. The strawberries are putting out little berries, my peas are flowering and the corn is coming up. I planted several sunflower plants but so far only one of them has made an appearance that I can tell. I planted some tomato plants directly into the ground along with purple hull peas. They haven't made an appearance yet either, but hopefully they will soon. It won't matter much if the tomato's don't. I broke down and ordered the tomato trees. They may not work as well as I am hoping them will, but it was worth a shot.

Busy Month

For some reason April always seems to be my busiest month. I never did get my sisters socks done. Lets be honest, I never even got started on them really and her birthday is Friday. Bear leaves to go pick up Luci Thursday. Hes flying up there Thursday afternoon and driving back Friday and Saturday. He says he will be here before we wake up Saturday morning, but with Luci's legs the way they are some how I doubt that. I expect to see them Saturday afternoon sometime.

I have a lot of stuff to do before Luci gets here and I'm not going to have the time to do it. Ive gotten a lot done, Everything has been cleaned and re-cleaned. I'm still trying to catch up on laundry, have to get the boys room clean, my room clean, the laundry room clean and some how figure out how to clean these nasty carpets without the rug shampooer. Bear and I forgot to get it, I spent too much money on puppy supplies and now I don't really have the money for the shampooer. So somewhere in all of this work I still have to do.... I have to figure out how to take care of everything while hes gone and scrub carpets by hand at the same time. For joy... for joy.

Puppy supplies... Gods what was I thinking. Bear has seemed sad here lately. With buddy gone I thought it would be nice to get him a friend to play with. So we got a mix between a chocolate lab and a Rottweiler puppy. This dog is going to be huge. Its mother alone was built like a house. I didn't get to see its father. But, Chocolate labs aren't exactly small dogs. So now I'm dealing with Bear trying to establish hes the alpha male. Wolf is the biggest of his litter of 12 so hes always felt like the alpha of his siblings. Its not exactly been pretty. But, its not been bad either. I'm making them both sleep outside. But, we got Wolf his own crate last night so now they can both sleep in their own crates. I have tie outs for them that will work till they get too big for your average tie out.

The thing is, if by some fluke chance we do get the 50 acres for sale down the road from us, and I can train Bear and Wolf to protect, herd, and simply do your basic obedience tricks..... Having these two will prove to be the best Idea I ever had. But, they are going to both have to learn to behave better first. I have to teach Wolf from scratch. Bear, well Bear I just need him to start listening better.

Brittney had her first real day of work at the country club with my sister Easter Sunday. She loved it. Shes applying to work at the pool side grill for the summer. She will most likely get the job. The people who will be interviewing her love her and at least one of the members said something nice about her. My baby is growing up. If she gets this job, she will be spending the summer with my mother and sister. It could be worse I suppose. It also gives her some experience so that if she decides to go to work for Ashley, she will have at least a little experience under her.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Its a good day, good day

Hubby got called into the bosses office this morning and was given a dollar an hour raise. I don't think I have to worry about his getting laid off if there is a slow down. It makes my day even better. Im anxious to get started with this writing program. They are mailing it out today so I should have it sometime between the 20th and the 23rd.

The rabbits and chickens are growing. Ive about decided that instead of doing an actual colony, building large cages that will hold two or three rabbits at a time so that they have someone to play with and keep them company, but Im not sure yet. Its just so hard to make up my mind.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Getting on with my life

Ive always wanted to be a writer. Its part of why I keep these journals. Four years ago I did a writing apptituted test and the LongRidge Writing group offered to help me improve my writing skills. After a long journey, Ive finally decided to take them up on their offer. My instructor will be Phyllis Edgerly Ring. Ive been to her website. She seems truely interested in helping people become better writers. I hope so and I hope I can make her job easier. I should have gone with the longer course but I just couldn't afford it right now. So the abridged version will have to do. Hopefully, it will be all I need to finally finish that book, write another one in novemeber and get published.

Motivation. I just need the motivation.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bye Buddy Rest in Peace

This morning when Brit went to take Buddy for a walk he broke his leash and attacked a neighbor dog in its own yard. The other dog was doing nothing wrong. It showed no aggression at all. On top of that, the kids the dog belonged to were in the yard not 5 feet from where Bear attacked him.

I realized then that though he attacked that dog because it usually runs with one that is always trying to attack brittney, it probably wouldn't be to long until he attacked a human he precieved to be a threat to brittney. What if he had seen those kids as a threat?

I didn't have a choice. We had to put him down. Today has gone down hill from there.

First we have to put the dog down and now its looking like the company is going to lose its contracts because hubby and David couldn't get their bulkheads past the inspectors. The plant won't shut down but when it comes time to do the layoffs, Hubby and David will probably be on the list. Which really sucks.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Busy day

Well Ive finally gotten back to my Spring cleaning. I spent most of the day working on the dining room floor. Its carpet. Heck the whole house outside of the kitchen and laundry room is covered in carpet. Including the bathroom. I want to change that but, it takes time. So instead I spent the day scrubbing the 15 year old carpet.

I got the idea from How clean is your house. A bucket of hot water, vinager, detergent and a few drops of tea tree oil. It works amazingly well. It takes time to scrub everything but, I made more progress in an hour than Ive made with multiple uses of a rug doctor. You just get a scrub brush and some sham wows, get on your hands and knees and start scrubbing. After about 15 minutes of scrubbing, you pour clean water onto the scrubbed area, grab your sham wow and soak up the water. Ring out the sham wow and do what they do on the commercial, put it back down on the floor and hit it with your hand to pull the water out from under the carpet and repeat until the whole thing is clean. Once I finish Ill put up before and after pictures.

Neva made a burrow for the rabbits out of straw today. it keeps collapsing in because one of them will come out and climb on top of it, but for the most part they have been sleeping in there and enjoying it completely. No more problems with escaping rabbits.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Its raining again has been off and on since early this morning and by the looks of the clouds, its going to keep going well into tomorrow. The creek in the front of the house thats about 5 feet deep is completely full. If it goes any higher its going to be into the origional bed that you can tell it cut out a long time ago before moving to its current location. That is never good. If it gets that high then the road and our drive will be flooded and that water is moving fast.

I think all three of the bunnies are boys. Its still a little early to tell yet, but they are either all three boys or all three girls. The man I got them from said we could bring them back if they weren't what we wanted, but I don't want to do that, I just want to know what they are for sure so I can get more of the ones we want if Im right and they are all three the same sex.

Im going to have to find the energy to cook with the cast iron skillet for the next few days. My iron levels are dropping. Im exsausted. I went from having all the energy in the world to feeling like I just got ran over by a mac truck. Im not actually sick, just a bad sinus headache and and tired but that usually means my iron levels have gotten to low.