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    Genealogy, Reading, All types of crafts, I mostly knit and crochet. Mostly I like to spend time with my family.
  1. Deb2of9

    Did they prove an Adam and Eve?

    This is interesting. But then I didn't need scientists or some study to tell me. It is right there in the Bible. God did it.
  2. Deb2of9

    Revamping the car kit.

    When i have the money I want to buy one of those quick start things for the car. I saw one in a video on YouTube that looked cool and is small when I was looking at videos about preparing your car for winter.
  3. Deb2of9

    Revamping the car kit.

    I think the two biggest issues I have with stocking my winter car kit is money and space. I can get around the money because I may have a lot of what I need around the house. I know I have blankets and first aide kit and some tools (not that I know what to do with the tools once they are there.) I have one of those pre-made emergency car kits that has reflectors, tow chain, gloves, space blanket, battery cables and I can't remember what else. I know I also have flares in it. I have a fire extinguisher, but it is old and probably needs recharged, although it has never been used. Space is the issue. My car is a hatchback. No trunk to store things. No full size spare. No real jack, just the stupid scissor jack. The car isn't very big and if I fill the hatch with emergency supplies, there is no room for anything else. I need to find a way to organize it to fit more. I know one thing I can do. there is a console area between the two front seats. It is full of junk. I can clear it out and use it for small things. Under the seat will fit the first aide kit. After I get the car to the shop again this week, I will take everything out of the car and then put it back in organized in some way and see what I can really fit in there. Maybe with being creative I can find room to fit what I need and still have the car usable to do things like transport grandkids or fit groceries like big bags of dog food.
  4. Deb2of9

    Long time since I have been here

    I like that. I remind my daughter that "This is the day the Lord has made." I tell her that he made today for today's worries, not yesterday. Remember, Thank him for making it to this day and make the best of it. I know that God is always there whether I notice Him or not. I just have to take time to notice Him and lean on Him. He will help us through. It is hard to remember that in the midst of something going wrong, but I try to.
  5. Deb2of9

    EDC purse kit.

    I don't carry a purse most the time. When I do it has my meds, lighter, phone charger, tissues, hard candy, phone, money and id, lip balm and bandaids and antibiotic ointments. I used to carry a bigger purse that had more in it, but with back issues it is hard to carry much. I do have more in my work bag, including all my nurse supplies. When my kids were younger I had snacks and drinks, scissors to cut straws down to size for the smaller kids to drink and kid occupiers such as a mirror, small toys and books. Now I travel lighter and most of my supplies are in the car, not on my person, including a walking stick and some of those slip over the shoes ice grippers, but most of what I carry ends up in my pockets, not a purse. Besides, when I carry a purse everyone adds their stuff to it for me to carry and it gets heavier.
  6. These lists are a good idea. I need to copy them and update them to my needs. I also need to get more organized in my storage. For instance, important papers and pictues are spread all over the house. I need to organize them or maybe make sure all of my pictures are scanned along with the important papers and keep that in my fireproof box easier to grab. Living in a trailer my two greatest fears are fire and a tornado, almost everything else I think I could shelter in place. In other places there are other worries. My step-mom and some of my siblings live in California. They live below Los Angeles but just because they were out of range of the recent fires, that does not mean that they aren't at risk for earthquakes or fires that are both reasons to have to evacuate. My niece in Florida has her own reasons to worry about evacuation. I guess I feel lucky that I don't have those big threats. I even live on top of a hill so that flooding although a possible worry in my area, it is most likely to mean I am cut off without electricity and not flooded directly. Even still, you never know what events may trigger you to have to leave. It is the every day have to leave the house unexpectedly that catches me off guard. Take yesterday for instance. I left to take my daughter to work. It was cool, but not cold enough for my winter coat when I took my daughter to work. I just wore a fleece lined sweat jacket. The weather turned before I got to town and then I got stuck in town till my older daughter got off work because my grand-daughter couldn't be left without supervision. So here I was in town, no proper coat, no charger cord and didn't even get the dogs out before I left since i was just going to be gone a half hour. And the weather turn. We got snow. Another reminder that my preps are lagging. During the winter I keep an old coat in the car. It and the blanket and other winter car preps got removed last spring. They are going back in the car today. As disorganized as I am half the time, need lists like this to keep me on track. And regular review to make sure everything is kept up to date.
  7. I swear so much seems to go on everyday, that i just haven't been here in a while. Of course it doesn't help that I am sharing a computer with my daughter again. I can't even remember what was going on in my life the last time I got on here. I know a lot of it has changed. For instance, I semi-retired last April. You would think that would mean I had a lot more time. Not a chance. It seems that as soon as you aren't working, everyone needs you to help with something. My younger daughter has a part time job. She has had it for a year now, but still has no license, so I have to get her back and forth to work. Part time does not mean less days. She works retail so she is working 4-6 hour shifts. My brother also got a job and is working full time now. He and my other brother moved out a little over a year. I was very happy that they got their own place. It is in town, so that means they can get to most of what they need done without me taking them. That helps a lot. Another bit of big news that I have mixed feelings about is I am going to be a great-grandma. It is mixed feelings because my granddaughter is not only unmarried, but she has mental health issues that make this very complicated. She left home as soon as she turned 18 and has been back and forth and on the street and with friends since she left home and off her medications. Her being a single mother worries me. I don't know if she will gain maturity being a mother or if she will only endanger herself and the baby. Part of this is reinforced by her actions Sunday night. She stole her mothers medications and tried to kill her self. Luckily she and the baby are fine. Can you believe the hospital first pink slipped her as a danger, then released her because they have no beds. So along with coming back on here again, I am going to ask for prayers for her and the baby. I am looking forward to my first great-grandchild, a boy if the ultrasound is right. I have had it with my car. It is now giving me trouble again. I have had this car for almost 2 years now. It has needed breaks, a transmission, new engine, and a bunch of little things. Now it is something with my front tire. The car makes noise there when ever I try to drive it. It had me so tense when I got home from work Sunday night that my back tensed up so much it completely seized up on me. I couldn't move. So back to taking it slow again so it can heal. I will try to get on here more. I am so far behind in my preps. we had mice destroy a lot of the dried goods, my freezer broke and I lost everything in it, so at least as far as food preps go I am starting from scratch. Between that and my car and finances being as tight as they are adjusting to less income, I am slowly trying to work to build it up again. Glad to be back again and as I said I hope to find myself getting back on here and getting to know all of you again
  8. Deb2of9

    Is Paper Dead?

    Love it
  9. Deb2of9

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Oh I also suggest supplies to make a ramp if needed so someone who can't use stairs easily can get up and down and I have added a portable hand dolly and a wheeled clothes basket so I don't have to carry loads. I even can pull the wheeled basket across the lawn to hang clothes.
  10. Deb2of9

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    You know looking at the list everyone has here made me think of something and not being prepared. Years ago my daughter ended up in a wheel chair for about 6 months. I don't think she has the wheel chair anymore, but could be wrong. She got it from the local Hospice store for a dollar, but was supposed to return it when done with it in case someone else needed it. From there she moved to a walker. I bought one of those nice wheeled walkers with the seat and a basket to carry stuff for her, with the understanding it went to me when she was done with it. About 4 years before that I bought a cane because my knee sometimes doesn't work right. Fast forward about 6 years. Walker is in the shed and who knows where the cane has disappeared to. I hadn't used it in 5 or 6 years. My knees and one hip are getting way worse. My chronic back pain has started to interfere with daily activities on a daily basis. I can no longer lift a lot or do a lot of the work I usually could. I have even given up kneeling at church because I just can't move and have severe pain if I Kneel more than about 5 or 10 minutes. ( Face it, I can't after sitting too long either. ) Well one day I had to reach to the other side of my bed for something. Instead of going around I knelt on the bed to allow me to reach across. When I went to stand up I could not put any weight on my left leg. For the next week, I could not go to work because I could not even stand unassisted. That first day, I was there alone. I couldn't find my cane and it wouldn't have done a lot of good because the bad him is on the opposite side so I needed support on both side. I could put no weight on the left and only partial weight on the right. I ended up using two walking sticks to hop around the house until my daughter was able to go to the shed to dig out the walker. Not only would I have not been able to stand to dig through the shed, I needed to get down 5 steps to even get out of the house. I bought another cane that is one of those ones with a wider base than a normal cane ( but not a quad cane,) for when I could get around a little better after a day or two. So the lesson is, not only to have supplies that you need but to also make sure that you can access them if needed. I live in a trailer so it wasn't practical to store the walker in the house due to space. However, it is now kept in the house. I no longer trust my legs to get me up and down. The cane usually stays with me just in case I need it. Of course, I could have used it yesterday, but is it with me. Of course not, I went out of town and left it at home. I have another item to add to the list. After my daughter's injury, I started to keep a gait belt with me. I have one from work, but also found they have something similar in yoga supplies to help maintain position. pulling on clothing to assist someone to stand is not good. Lifting up under the arms can cause damage and a gait belt allows you to help someone balance when the walk on their own. My daughter lives in a split level, so once she could walk we needed to be able to get her up and down stairs. A gait belt is invaluable and can be used as a binding strap as well to keep a stack together when carrying something. A very practical item. I have one in the house and one in my car.
  11. Deb2of9

    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    Haven't been on here in a while. My preps are definitely changing. I have gotten so far behind, that I don't feel I am prepped at all right now. I had been out of work for about a year and used my supplies and emergency funds. My brother hit hard times and moved in and my income decreased and I had twice as many to support just when the price of everything went up. It did not allow me to rebuild my preps. At best I have about 2-3 weeks of supplies right now. My household has changed. My one brother got a full time job and moved out with my younger brother and my daughter also got a part time job. I no longer am the sole support for everyone. I ended up concentrating on knowledge at the expense of supplies and did not do as well as I would like with that. However, now that I am restarting my preps, my focus is changing. One reason is I have developed more physical issues. I have had back and knee problems for years, but this past year and a half I have added a bad hip and the knee has gotten so bad, that I spent almost a week out of work because I couldn't even stand, let alone walk. I have started to worry about what I could handle. A 92 year old lady that my daughter runs errands for and helps where ever she needs has added to this. She lives alone an has health issues and has fallen several times. We constantly worry if we don't hear from her that we will find her dead. Add to that last year I fell and hit my head. I ended up with 12 stitches. Although I was not home alone, I was the only driver out of 4 adults and could not drive myself to get stitches. My older daughter's car was in the shop. We ended up calling her and she got a neighbor to drive her out so she could use my car to get me the help I need. All of that has contributed to the other big change, I have semi-retired. I can't handle a 40 work week anymore. I now work 3 days out of every two weeks. I find it is much better for me health wise. This has led to me changing how I look at prepping. First of all, I am considering moving to town. I currently live out of town with my younger daughter. She doesn't drive, so if I was unable to drive us, we would be stuck. Half of me would love to get a place near my older daughter so we could help each other out. She is recently divorced and as she is now a single mom, having help available would be useful. ( I am not sure I want to live that close to the grandkids. Full time around them might drive me crazy.) Because of my physical limitations as I have gotten older and my body has started to fall apart, I am looking at prepping differently. I am never going to be able to carry much with me if I had to bug out, So I have to focus at shelter in place. In fact just yesterday a simple thing of an escalator defeated me. I am stiff and unsteady every time I stand up. The escalator was moving so fast, I couldn't safely step on to it. They have never been a problem for me before. Mowing my lawn took me 3 days ( about an acre) and left me so sore I couldn't move afterwards. So physically, what will I be able to handle. I am looking at step saving methods that limit my lifting, bending over or stooping to long and realistically, I would have to figure where to hide until danger was past rather than flee. I wouldn't make it if I have to bug out fast and would slow everyone else down. So as I have gotten older, I know I need to do the following: 1. associate with a group with varied ages so that there are people that can focus on the more physically demanding job. Develop a better support system 2. Allow more time to do everything. That mowing job would have taken much less time for a younger more physically fit person. 3. Concentrate on staying put safely instead of bugging out. Bugging out is definitely a last resort. 4. Develop useful skills so that I am an asset to any group I am with. 5. Encourage others to prep so that more people near me are ready if something happens. 6. Accept that I might need help and will not be able to do it all on my own. 7. A big one is to concentrate on areas of weakness and find ways to compensate for my physical limitations and find a better way to accomplish tasks that needs to be done. That means looking into ways I can keep use of power so that I have the ability to keep doing everything from cooking to cutting wood without the expense of my energy. I know I do not have the ability to do a lot of the things necessary to survive on my own. I have to improve my physical ability to my maximum potential, but to find ways to adapt and survive with my shortcomings that I can not change. I can not magically make my knees, back or hips work again. I have to accept that I may have to carry a couple or even one thing at a time because I no longer have the strength, physical dexterity or even the mental acuity that I had when I was younger and before my job did the damage that has been done to my body. I need help, can not do it on my own and need to focus on the most efficient use of my time and abilities. Now, how I am going to accomplish all I need to do is another matter. I am now on a fixed income and realistically have to accept that I may become a dependent with in the next 10 years or I could be one of those 100 year olds someday that people are amazed by how well they are doing. I think in shorter terms now though, because I know there will come a day when I won't be able to do as much as I want. I is just that I need to think about health and physical issues more now and make plans to how I can be the most useful with my current abilities. On the other hand, being older does not mean helpless or useless. I still have a lot to contribute to a group and need to concentrate on where I can and not on what I can not do.
  12. Deb2of9

    Urgent prayers needed

    I was really upset last night and so I said my nephew when it was my grandson that was missing. He has been found. I am not sure about his emotional state. What has led up to this is a long story. My daughter and her husband separated last summer. It was due to the children being removed by CPS because of her husband. The kids are back now and at this time their is a temporary restraining order against him. The abuse was mostly emotional and mental abuse, with some physical. They also believe sexual against one of the girls but they haven't been able to get any proof. However this is what drove my grandson away when he was a couple months shy of 18. He moved in with his girlfriend and her family. She is about a year younger than him and they have been engaged since about a year after that. Unfortunately, what we didn't know is her home life was as messed up as his, actually, maybe more so. Her mother was forced out of the house about a year later. Her Dad moved in with his girl friend and my grandson and his fiancé went with them. We only found out recently how bad it was. At first, the father did odd jobs, but he got my grandson to do all the work and he kept the money. Wanting to marry his fiancé, my grandson found a really good job. It paid over $20 an hour. His fiancé's father kept all of the paycheck except for $100. Also the fiancé and her mother had always been small as long as we knew them and very pasty in color. Her mother improved when she moved out, but his fiancé didn't. In fact, she got worse. About a month ago my grandson bought a pull behind trailer and moved out. It is basically a camper, but it is his home. He rents a space in someone's back yard. The end of March, my grandson was asked by his fiancé's family for some money for groceries. They said their was no food in the house. He gave them $200 but instead of groceries the Dad bought late Christmas gifts. My grandson was upset about this and told them that they were never going to get any more money from him. My grandson's fiancé decided to go to my grandson's place after a big fight with her father where he attacked my grandson who was helping her leave. A week later she was in a panic because her dad kept trying to force her to leave the house. He called his mom and she went to stay with her. That only lasted a night, but my daughter was shocked when she saw her. His fiancé had lost a lot more weight. In fact my daughter said she looked like pictures of concentration camp prisoners. When my daughter fed her she was afraid to eat. She said she would get into trouble if she ate anything. It came out that they fed her very little and she was not allowed to eat anything unless it was given to her by them. I will add that her father and his girl friend are both on the heavy side. Anyway, his fiancé came back to his house and that is when we got the next shock. It seems the Dad showed up only with the sheriff this time. They forcefully removed her from my grandson's place, kicking and screaming. It seems her father had got her listed as incompetent and made himself guardian. He had apparently done it a while before although she had no knowledge of this. He also has been receiving social security check for her for years. He is claiming her defect is low intelligence. I have worked with the developmentally disabled. She is not. She may not be brilliant, but she is of average intelligence. Yet he has used this to lock her up in his place. She is not allowed to answer the door, talk on the phone or get online. She has to go to her room if anyone comes to the house. She has not been allowed to see anyone for about two weeks now. Her Dad told my grandson that she didn't want to see him. In his state, my grandson believes he must have done something wrong and just wants her back. He feels his life isn't worth living without her and thinks she rejected him. I am pretty sure it is her Dad that is doing it no her. This is a real mess. Add to it the mess my son-in-law has caused and it is a problem. My son-in-law actually got up in court the other day and gave a bold face lie. He told the court that my daughter had him accused of killing my grandson in 2010 and that she had left my grandson alone when it happened with only his then 15 year old brother to watch him. He did this to manipulate my daughter. Not only was she home her son died in front of her. They had thought he took some pills, but later that was proved wrong. However in court he told them that my daughter said he killed him by letting him get his pills when it was her pills that did it and then he proceeded to say how the pills did it. He also said he was read his rights after she accused him. One they were both read their rights, prior to them investigating the death. His death was sudden and therefore suspicious. The pills suspected was never his and my daughter was so zone out at the time, she couldn't have accused him of anything. He was in court for harassment charges because even though they feel he is a potential family annihilator based on texts and phone messages he left. He told her that he already had the gravestone with their names on it and they would all go to eternity together. He also said he could take someone out for $70. It is all pretty scary. One night he called her 31 times alone over 6 hours and that was just the cell phone. That is not counting the calls to the home phone and texts he sent. So he is adding all sorts of stress to the situation. I am worried about my grandson as well as the rest of the family with all that is going on. I am also worried about the fiancé. My daughter has placed a call to adult protective services for her and is waiting a call back. Please pray for all of them.
  13. My nephew is missing. He has been depressed lately and disappeared today leaving his phone and wallet behind. He left a note saying that there is no point anymore. He recently broke up with his girlfriend.
  14. might be an effective ploy if they are really staying aware to change tactics if necessary
  15. Deb2of9

    Prayers needed for my family

    Thank you for all the prayers. I think that this past year is one of those that shows how much your world can change quickly. I can see post be in alot of this, for instance my daughter is now seeing that she was in an abusive relationship and is trying to change it. It has been hard convincing her that just because he didn't beat her, that does not mean she wasn't being abused. He was physical and has had her flee the house for the safety of herself and the kids a number of times but made excuses that it was because he was drinking or under a lot of stress. The fact that she couldn't go or do anything, have anything in her name and had to keep in constant touch by phone wasn't seen by her. He even kept telling the kids that they were responsible for her health issues and that they were killing her. Now she is starting to take control of her life and the kids aren't afraid to be kids. Yes I worry but I see things getting better as they get through this. As for the job, I was thank ng of leaving anyway. The new owners have made working conditions horrible since they bought the place two years ago. I just would have preferred leaving on my own with a new job to take its place. But even that, Change may be a good thing. It is getting through the now that is rough. As I said my sister and my job were both a shock but my daughters situation has me to n fear.
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