I ain't complaining, but It has been a hard summer for me
My father is 94 yrs old, is in ill health, he keeps falling down. He broke his arm twice this year. The second time was a rebreak. We didn't know it was rebroke. He keep working and finally asked me to take him to see the doc. He said it hurt. Coming from a guy who has the dentist work on him without anesthesia, well, I guess it hurt!
My mother is 93 yrs old, in constant pain and in a rehab center now, recovering from various illnesses. She had a stroke, but still knows who is who. Every day she is alive is a gift. Hope she can come home so we can fix her up.
My daughter is moving out to be closer to the university for medical school. She is a bit nervous about it, I will miss her.
Some poor guy tried to mug her on the school campus a couple of weeks ago around 2am.. Good thing she was a little inebriated and really sleepy, so it was a fair fight.
He didn't get what he wanted. He did get a faceful of mace and a swift kick in the you know where. I reckon he ran into a tree running away too,since he couldn't see real well. He left a couple of teeth there. He is sure caty wompus now. Don't mess with hillbilly gals!
He best find a new line of work. This one don't suit him.
My daughter's new nickname is LDS. No, that not the Mormon Church. It stands for LUCKY DUMB SHIT. Give her a lemon and she builds a lemonade factory and makes millions. She gets mugged and converts a pore little sinner to the ways of our Lord. Amen!
One of my last close friends passed away two weeks ago.
Another two passed away about 2 months ago.
Only got a couple of close friends I grew up with left.
On the plus side I have determined to have new friends YOUNGER then me from now on. Shouldn't be to hard!! Thanks to WA for all my new great friends.
Summer is busy for me since I live on a little farm, sort of. I lost two trees, a cherry tree and an apricot tree. To blight and bugs. My family relies on our fruit and vegetable crops to get us through the winter. We can jams, etc, dry and freeze to eat over the fall and winter.
On the plus side, my raspberry crop was the best I ever had . Got quarts and quarts.
No blackberries yet, and only two apricot and one cherry tree left, so apricot harvest fair and cherry poor.
My pear trees have no pears, and only one apple tree has apples.
It was a bad spring and my orchard bees all died, must explain why I got no pears and scant apples.
My neighbor has 3 honeybee hives, so lucky the honey bees took over for my pore little orchard bees.
My lone nectarine tree got a bore last year, I killed the bore that infected it and a new peach tree as well. The nectarine isn't doing so well yet.
On the plus side, my peach trees and plum tree had to be thinned or the branches would have broke!
My asian pear trees are looking spry, as are my concord grapes.
Only planted tomatoes and eggplant this year. Couldn't plant my regular crops due to mom and dad.The wild weeds are living it up!
On the plus side, my ground is lying fallow, ready for next year.
Loads of chicken poop for next year too.
Lost our chickens. A big boar coon killed two.
I gave the rest to another farm because I was living at my parents house taking care of them. They called me the next day and told me General Lee (my favorite hen) escaped the chicken coop and was looking for me. She kept escaping my coop too, and was always waiting for me on the back stoop come sunup. Followed me around like a hound dog. That's when we started calling her General Lee. He was good at escaping traps too. Till the last one at Appomattox .
Our cat died, She was a gentle little gal, her name was Stray, She was a wild cat that showed up one day.She had 6 toes on each paw! Pretty cool huh?
We fed her and she decided to stick around. I figure she was around 13 years old when she died. Real good with kids, but fought all the other cats to a standstill. She was a good mouser. RIP
Squirrels got in my attic. Little varmints! Had us a time getting rid of them. They are all gone now.
My area got rezoned for commercial use. So they are building 4 new apartment and condominiums just down the road. Soon lots of cityfied folks coming in.
That means my taxes skyrocket. On the plus side, I can sell my property at a higher price.
Can't stay on WA as long as I would like. On the plus side I make every minute count here.
If you have read this far, I am impressed!
You get a gold star!