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DOG SITTING, THE LAKE, FUN AND FAMILY

Good morning all. Once again we are at Lake Cumberland for the weekend. My daughter’s little dog is blind and is terrified of the boat, so since I don’t swim, we said we would stay with Zoe. Plus we love the peace and quiet here.
I was supposed to do this blog yesterday, but by the time I finished all I had to do, plus throw my rags in a bag, then sit still as a stone on the I75 due to rush hour traffic, we did not get here till late and I just deflated like a blow up doll.
I love it when I am with family. We have such a good time when we are together. After all, family is what it’s about, and with the world going to Hell in a hand basket, we need to stick together.
Okay, so much for preaching. I hope y’all have been able to get some work done this week. I am going to try and work on THE STONE KILLER some, but it is a two hour trip to any large super market.  That’s fun.  But then, it is Saturday and all country people go to town on Saturday.  So, that is my day.  So much for relaxing amid the peace and quiet. I just realized. Today is the first of the month, so it is bill paying day. Lordy, I love when your plan works out. Ha.
Y’all take it easy if you can. I hope you have a Blessed day and we’ll talk later.

1/2/DREAMAH

 

FOOD, WEATHER, RAIN

Well here I am again. Full belly, diet blown, nothin’ to say. Sister is typing away in Colorado. At least that’s what she tells me. And I am so sick of turkey I could just (well, I could)
I swear I could pave the street with my pumpkin pie. I had two of them in the oven when I realized I hadn’t put any sugar in it. Well, I yanked those suckers out of the oven, stirred in about 3 tbs of sugar and shoved them back in the oven. They ain’t pretty, but they taste okay. I think. I have just been stuffing myself with chocolate pie.
So now we start worrying about Christmas. What to get who or whom? And what size, because you know if you get the right size, she’s going to swear it’s too big. Hubs? Oh my Lord, he is the very worst man to buy for. I can’t tell you how many sweaters I have bought him over the years. He never wore one of them. So I’ve got to come up with something different this year. Perhaps a puppy, but we have two and he would have a cow. That might be nice. Big ole pretty cow in the back yard. I can hear the HOA people now. And speaking of the back yard, we still don’t have a fence up so we have to take the dogs out on a leash several times each day. That is getting old let me tell you.
We took them out a few minutes ago and it is raining. It’s about time. I am so tired of the odor of forest fires. We desperately need rain. A lot of it.
Well, I know Sister wants to get THE HANGMAN up by the end of the year. I hope we can do it, but thats only about 4 or 5 weeks.
Well, Chloe is laying here pushing on my arm with her paw. Apparently, she wants something. So I will get up and take care of the princess. You all take care and be careful on your shopping trips. I’m still waiting for it to feel like Christmas.

DREAMAH

FINALLY, THINGS HAVE SETTLED DOWN

I can’t begin to tell you how happy hubs and I are. We now live in THE ENCHANTED FOREST. We moved into the cabin Oct. 21st. It was tough going for a few days. It seemed that what could go wrong did. But things got all straightened out and yesterday, our fireplace was put in. We are happy campers.
Sister’s life has settled down and we both are anxious to get back to writing THE HANGMAN. It is practically finished so it won’t take long to get it up on Amazon.
I swear I can’t believe summer has come and gone. Tomorrow is pie baking day for Thanksgiving and I am in time machine shock. Of course, today is grocery day and that usually takes hours. But the holiday aromas in the grocery store make me want to run home and bake and cook.
I know this isn’t much, but it is a start. I will write more later. After Thanksgiving, of course Y’all take care and try not to eat too much on Thursday and we’ll talk later.

DREAMAH

INSPECTORS, PACKING, INTERSTATE 75, ETC

Well here I am again. I know it has been a while and I really feel rotten. Both Sister and I have been so busy with other than writing stuff, I feel like a whirling dervish.
The buyer of our house had an inspection done and of course there were a couple of things wrong. 3 nails were loose in a shingle on the roof and Finches have built a huge nest in the attic. Of course he wants that taken out, and I understand that. The roofing company we hired to do the work looked at it and said the inspector is nuts. It took less than 10 minutes to do the work.
The cabin, however, is a different story. The deck is bowed from the weight of the hot tub. There is no fireplace even tho it looks like there is. When you pull the screen there is a tray full of pretty rocks and no fireplace. For me that is a deal breaker right there. So we are going back to the cabin tomorrow to deal with all of that. Oh, and the pile of crap that the realtor called bird s–t is actually bat crap. There are 4 bats living in a decorative thing over the front door.I don’t know what to do about that. Bats are good and I refuse to let them kill the poor things. And when the inspector turned on the water in the kitchen, the faucet fell apart. Had enough? Me too.
Wish us luck and keep your fingers crossed that we can get the deck shored up enough to hold the hot tub. Y’all take it easy and be good to yourselves. We’ll talk when I get back from the cabin.
DREAMAHth[10]

HOUSE, CABIN, STUFF

Well, here I am again. Things are looking up around here. We sold the house and it looks like we are cabin bound. I am so excited to get there. Looks like we will be moving around Oct. 20th, and the fall leaves on the mountain should be at their peak. I was telling Sister this morning, when she called, that we are so primitive there that we have to take our trash to the huge dumpster out at the gate and we have to go to the general store to pick up our mail. How’s that sound?
I think Sister and her friend are finished with the friend’s house and it is listed for sale. She will be going back to Ohio soon and Sister will be lost without her. She has been good company for her.
Hubs pulled up all the tomato and cucumber plants from the garden and it looks just pitiful. I hope to be able to have one at the cabin. We shall see. We have never lived where we had a Home Owner’s Assoc. I’m not sure how that is going to work.
Hubs’ brother is here for a week. It is really good to see him. I have known those two since I was 12 and Hubs was 14. We didn’t use to even like one another, but our marriage has worked for a lot of years. Anyway, I mentioned I was going to make a peach cobbler and both mouths started watering. Don’t know what I’m making for dinner, but there will be peach cobbler.
I know this is supposed to be a blog about writing, but we haven’t had any time for that lately. I can’t wait to get back to it which will be (for me) after I get to the cabin.
But if you can, spend some time each day on your work. And remember EDIT EDIT EDIT. Oh and don’t forget to EDIT.
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REALTORS. DOGS, BUSY, ETC

Hey Guys:

Sorry we haven’t been more diligent with our blogs, but Sister is busy helping her best friend, and I have been more than busy with realtors and trying to sell this house. Sometimes I feel like a motor full of sludge. I can’t seem to keep up with everything I need to do.
When we moved from Florida we said we would never move again. This was it for us. Now we are moving to the cabin and having to go through everything again.
It wouldn’t be so bad if we did not have to leave the house with the dogs. That means we can’t go to a cafe and have a cup of coffee while we wait. AND we changed realtors. Otherwise we would probably have sold already and be packing boxes.
BUT. Sister will be back at THE HANGMAN soon and I will be trying to edit while I pack. But it will all get done and soon I will be sitting on my 11×32 screened in deck in my hot tub. Oh mercy, I can’t wait. I hope I don’t get the mss wet.
Well, the garden is all but finished. I will miss my tomatoes and cucumbers. I still plan on having a small garden at the cabin.
I am so happy. Football has started and I have a large problem. I don’t know how many of you follow the teams, but Florida State University and The University of Miami are bitter enemies. We despise one another. NOW my grandson is a cheerleader (yes, I am that old.) at Miami. I have always been an FSU fan. I can’t help it. I love the NOLES. I will also love the Canes for at least one year. So you can picture a short pudgy woman sitting in her jammies on Monday night with a U of M tee-shirt holding an FSU cup screaming for whoever has the ball. But I do hope I see him on the sidelines cheering. I am so proud of him.
Well, you all have a wonderful holiday and be good to yourselves. After all, a lot of people depend on you.
We’ll talk later.

DREAMAJH

SUMMER, GARDEN, ETC.

Hey everyone:
Yeah, it’s been 13 days since the last blog. Seems like much more than that to me. We haven’t blogged because nothing is going on writing wise. Sister just can’t find the time to work on THE HANGMAN, and if she can’t write, I can’t edit. I have, however, started knitting again. And I am even reading a book by Catherine Coulter, NEMESIS is the title and naturally, Savich and Sherlock are busy saving the world. But I still enjoy reading about them.
Well, the garden is putting out tomatoes as fast as it can. The cucumbers are just about finished. I will miss them greatly.
We haven’t sold the house yet, but we are changing realtors. The first one just didn’t work out for us. Hopefully, the next one will jump in with both feet and get it done.
We’ve been going through things and trying to downsize, but it is so hard to get rid of stuff you have had for years. Stuff that means something to you. But, we are going from a 3/3 to a 2/2. And we’ll have to go from a 9 1/2 ft Christmas tree to, maybe, a 6ft. That sucks. I love tall trees.
Well, I suppose I should get up do something even if it’s wrong. Probably will be. I seem to be in a strange mood today. I know part of it is that I want to see my sister, but we just can’t get in a trip to Colorado right now. Hopefully, well not hopefully, by Hell I’m doing it after we move and all this real estate crap is taken care of. Poor thing she is not getting any younger (haha) and it has been over two years since I saw her.
(NOW SHE’S PISSED)
You all take care of yourselves and get some work done. We’ll talk later

DREAMAHvbme0698

SUMMER, TOMATOES, ETC.

Hey everyone:  I know, I know.  It has been ages since we have put up a blog.  I swear this has been the summer from Hell.  Sister in Colorado has been very busy helping her best friend.  I can’t fault her for it.  In my opinion, that is why we are put here on earth.  To help others.  I have been busy with the garden and trying to sell this house.  Every time there is a showing, we have to take the dogs and leave the house for an hour or two.  Oh I just want to be on top of my mountain where it is peaceful and quiet.  That’s all I want.

Now we are inundated with tomatoes and cucumbers.  I’ve already made pickles.  Now I think I will make some Gazpacho.  We all love it and it uses up the plethora of tomatoes we have.  But just as soon as I get the kitchen all nasty and tomato juice all over the place, the realtor will want to do a showing.  So it is a never ending battle around here.

I’m not going to be able to go visit Sister in Colorado, what with all that is going on, but I did go up to Mansfield for a few days to visit our sister there.  It was my nieces  birthday party.  While we were there, her air conditioner went out.  Oh my goodness.  How miserable that was.  But she got it fixed the day we came home.

So, that is my sad story for not.  I sure hope things get better around here.  At least slows down a bit.  I am so ready for fall I can’t stand it.  I am done with the heat.  You all taker care of yourselves and we’ll