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  2. snapshotmiki

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    We have been trying to get back to zero since we closed on our house last June. Almost there now and hope to be at zero by September! Putting in a back door and putting up a 5 foot chain link fence and small deck did us in but had to be done before we brought animals over. It's a process. You sound like you are in better shape than we were!
  3. Yesterday
  4. Ambergris

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Looking at the finances glumly. I kind of over-spent this month.
  5. Mt_Rider

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Wow, Annarchy....this year has been so warm/mild winter. All the usual 'markers' are ahead by at least a month. I keep thinking we're well into June already. We've had fires....mostly the grass fires...not forest wildfires. Agree about our furry pals....shorter life span. My nearly 18 yr old cat has recovered and is ....fine. As fine as an 18 yr old cat can be, I'd guess. She still leaps up on the bed, etc. Always a tiny cat...I think that helps. LOUD meowwing a lot ....demanding when I fix her special food or when she wants me to dangle the string-on-stick. But doesn't seem to be in pain. Might be. She's interacting as normal and sleeping normal for this late stage of her life. What more can ya ask for. Have a nice day, y'all.... MtRider
  6. Annarchy

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I wish pets would live longer too, Miki. The ferrets and ole Grrr are in their “Golden Years”. Tough on the heart, knowing what’s coming. Found a solution to tiny gnats in my potted plants inside. The gnats were eating the thyme sprouts as fast as they could grow. I rubbed bug repellent on the outside of the pots. It worked! The rose bushes are beginning to bloom and grow new leaves. Yeah! I didn’t kill them when I planted them. Today, I am hoping to find out what is wrong with the lawn mower. I think it’s a clogged fuel line. God willing, that’s all it is. Then, pull out my canning jars and prep them for the carrot and beet harvest. The sun sun is up and I need to get stuff done before it gets too hot. They are saying 106*F by this weekend. Oh, along those lines, the National Forest Service has shut down the forests, until it rains. Major fines if they catch you in there. We haven’t had any rain and the fire danger is extreme. We’ve had several fires already this year. Way too early in the season.
  7. Mt_Rider

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I tried covering a stack of buckets in the basement/garage with black trash bags ....keep dust off. Unfortunately the mice decided it was a cozy place to hide, chew, poo.... So now I'm trying to figure out a different method of dust covers. Maybe taped down so they can't get up underneath? MtRider
  8. Last week
  9. Jeepers

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I saw that one on the Sears web site. I have a little dolly that folds flat. It wouldn't carry very much though. Maybe about 4 cases of water or a couple of full trash bags to the curb. I needed some big garbage bags awhile back. I bought some of those contractor bags. Wow, those things are huge. I had no idea. No way could I fill them even 1/3 way full and lift them. Not sure what I was thinking. Those things are nearly 5 foot long. But they made really good covers for 5 gallon buckets. Put 2 side by side and stack them 3-4 buckets high and they are perfect. They keep the light out and dust off of the buckets. They also hide them! I wouldn't have bought them for that but since I already had them, I use them to cover (hide) my buckets.
  10. Jeepers

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I'm sorry Miki. Vet bills cost as much as human medical bills. Worse really because there is no insurance or government help. It's tough to have to make that decision but peoples needs have to come first. Darn it. That's the hardest part with having pets. But...you give them a good life then let them sleep. I'm still sorry you are going through this now. I mentioned hail the other day and wouldn't you know it. We just hade a huge hail storm. It sounded like it was going to break a window the way it was hitting them. I couldn't even see across the street. The sky got green (I hate that) and then it opened up and sent a deluge down. Green sky and hail can be the sign of tornado weather. I don't think there were any around me though. Jeep was safely in the garage, thankfully. I hear thunder rolling again.
  11. snapshotmiki

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Doc thinks dog has kidney problems and DH says we can't afford tests. Doc told us what to (try) to feed her. She understands the money issue. We will just try to keep some weight on her and let her be happy until she isn't. I wish dogs lived longer lives!!!
  12. Mt_Rider

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    That one looks sturdy, Jeepers. I don't have any of the triangular wheeled ones...yet... But I have a large one with good basket capacity and larger wheels. It rides in my truck. Purpose: If I ever have to EVAC and then have to walk....it carries E-stuff from truck. Have had tooooo many close calls with wildfire EVAC. I also have 2 of the small, versatile two-wheel dolly things. I use for moving stuff around the garage. VERY helpful. I have a tiny dolly too....have my town Just/in/Case bag on that. In lieu of a rolling backpack. None of them do our stairs well, but it would help with getting home....or evac. MtRider
  13. Jeepers

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    OMG....Where did you get my picture! Step...away...from...my...corn...nuts!
  14. Jeepers

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Hee-hee. I meant storing the wagon when not in use would take up more storage area than one of those carts. I've seen those two wheel carts with triangle wheels meant for going up steps. That would be nice if you just have to go up a couple of steps from garage to house or front door to house. I Googled. They are calling them utility carts. I figured 'grocery cart' was the wrong description. Sigh. Looks like you can use this one as a dolly too.
  15. snapshotmiki

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Taking old dog to vet as she doesn't want to eat much anymore. Laundry day this afternoon. And eBay photos.
  16. TheCG

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Today...I'm staying home. Finishing painting the drawers for the camper, then setting it up. Also on the list for today: Laundry Cooking another 5 pounds of taco meat Baking low carb chocolate muffins and scotcheroos (those'll be an experiment) Making low carb snickerdoodle waffles If I have time, making low carb pancakes. Running to Dollar General because the kids just told me there's only 1 egg left. So that'll probably happen BEFORE all the baking. Oh, and on the keto front: I decided I'm not messing with tracking while we're gone. I'm going to wing it and see how it goes. If I can't do that without going hog wild, I'll have the food scale with me because I'll need it to do my smoothies anyway.
  17. snapshotmiki

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I took a computer break from Sunday morning until tonight, now. DH's friend is here and has a huge solid black pit bull boy--fixed, who is the most sweet pup I have ever met! He is great with our dogs and goats, very submissive. He is a certified service dog who is getting to be just a regular dog for right now. I went to a very sweet wedding Saturday afternoon, Church twice on Sunday, mostly cooking in between. Made over 100 chocolate chip cookies Sunday and made jambalaya today. Gong to rest soon!
  18. TheCG

    2018 April/May Free Ebooks

    The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NMX2VBI/
  19. Momo

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    We've made it about a week with great vital signs for DH. Yeah! He had some blood readings still out of norm but I'll take any improvements. He has fortunately been able to do a lot of mowing (on the riding mower) which is great. I had to do a Wal Mart run yesterday. I went early to avoid the masses and to improve my chances of getting a decent scooter. I hate to go, but when the list of needs gets long you gotta grin and bear it. DH is hungry all the time now..which is good. He is munching out on everything and wants sugary snacks too. It's alot better than when I have to nudge him to eat. We've had about a week of rainy days. It's great for the garden. The tomatoes have really jumped up. Too bad we weren't able to plant a big garden this year. So Jeepers is a closet squirrel..who knew?
  20. Momo

    Who Do You Think You Are

    New episode tonight at 8pm central time. According to my channel guide there will be a second new episode immediately after the first.
  21. Midnightmom

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Who said you have to bring the wagon to the groceries instead of taking the groceries to the wagon. Keep the wagon at the top of the steps and make short trips up with the grocery bags and load it. Once all your groceries are in it, THEN take it inside.
  22. Midnightmom

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    You need to teach her HOW. Getting a license isn't really necessary, but she really needs to know how to drive in case of an emergency!
  23. Midnightmom

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    To be "thrifty," buy puppy training pads from discount/dollar stores.
  24. Mt_Rider

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I keep telling my parents: If you forget to tell them to bag stuff lightly, carry extra bags in your truck and redo it before carrying them up your stairs to kitchen from garage! They buy a lot of liquids....milk, tiny soda cans, juice, etc. Those are HEAVY!! And we surely all have plenty of extra grocery bags.... As for that "lazy...good-for-nothin'" label inside our heads...... It's in the genetic code of all the German-ancestry folk in the community I grew up with. Er, well...95% of them! It was EVER SO HARD for me to become disabled young... [sit - around - not - working - doing - nothin' - wantin' - to - have - my - life - back - and - still - BE - SOMEBODY!!!] 'Course by the time I've reached the "older" category...pffft, piece of cake. Already BTDT and have the tangled thots/emotions straightened out. Illegitimate/illogical thot patterns have been shown the door. [ahem, ...mostly] I certainly DO understand that train of thot but please begin to recognize what it is....illegitimate. Oh, it DOES legitimately fit some folks. Seems like too many folks in this era. But here's my rule that I've shared with many other disabled folks: If you're worried that maybe you're just bein' LAZY......You. Are. Not. Cuz truly LAZY folks certainly don't worry about it. Right? And as for what others may think...... Not sure most would notice or care. MtRider ....got way more folks around here guilty of 'OVERWORKING' than 'lazy' on this board, for sure
  25. Jeepers

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    I've had to ask for help at the hardware type stores plenty of times. I've always found them more than happy to help. Especially those young stock boys. They can hoss stuff around and not think anything about it. I really need to get over not asking for help more often though. I'm not embarrassed to ask but if I get help then I think I'm perceived as lazy. I hate that. I think it's a carry over from my growing up days when I heard the family talking about so-and-so being lazy. Sigh. And all of the women in my family took such pride in the care of their house and yard. Except for one aunt. She was the "lazy" one. Bless her heart.
  26. Jeepers

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    I ran some errands today. I still need to go to Wal-Mart. I forgot to take my list along and didn't trust myself to remember what all is on it. I was hot and tired anyway. I pulled into McDonalds for a sweet tea. Then I saw something prettier on the menu board. I got a small blue raspberry slushie made with Minute Maid juice. That little thing was so good and refreshing. The small size was plenty. A nice change from the caffeinated and soda pop
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