Monday, July 29, 2013

Remember Me?

I had all intentions of getting back to posting at least 3 times a week. Things happen though and I got sidetracked. My 72 soon to be 73 year old brother is in hospital. He was in ICU for over a week with chemical and fungal pneumonia. One lung was filled with fluid and they couldn't suction because it caused his heart to go crazy. When he coughed his heart rate when crazy. The first few hours they didn't think he would make it and called family in. He is now in a regular room as of yesterday. He had been moved before but had to be moved back to ICU. He is doing lots better today and hopefully will go home next weekend.

Though our garden flooded we were able to go pick a little more corn, tomatoes, and watermelons. We then cut down all the corn stalks to dry for fall. Daughter wants some for her fall wedding and we will have some for sale at Flock Swap meets. I have been freezing corn, making and canning spaghetti sauce all last week. We also were given several loads of firewood that we had to go load and then bring home and unload. Lets just say that I really felt the heat from this wood without even burning it! It was so hot and humid while working with this wood but it will come in use this winter.

We have a new kitty around the homestead. We saw him first a week ago at the end of the driveway and he was so tiny and skinny. Couldn't get our hands on him. A few days later he was on the back porch eating Whiskers cat food. He ran when we went outside. A couple of days ago I was able to pet him while he ate but not pick him up. Now he lets me hold and pet him and is so sweet. We named him Pepper and he is now a barn kitty that spends a little time on the back porch. Whiskers is around 12 yrs old so doesn't seem to mind having Pepper around to catch mice. We shall see.

William has volunteered me to help him stain a customers deck this week so am off to help him. Things around the homestead need doing but will just have to wait. This deck is big and will take several days and of course it is going to be hot and humid. That mountain cabin is calling my name and I cannot wait for fall so I can head back but until then its time to get to staining. Have a blessed day and I promise not to wait so long to post.


Carolyn said...

Sorry to hear about your brother, but glad he's on the mend.

And how nice of you to help little Pepper! I'm a crazy-cat-lady so it's so hard to see any cat go hungry. If it weren't for DH, I'd have a MILLION cats. Hope he likes his new home.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I thought I had answered this one --but guess I just read it and didn't comment.

Hope your brother is doing better now. He's been on my prayer list...

I know you all have been busy since I keep up with you on FB. Hope you get the deck finished today.. That's hard work.... When are you two going to slow down a bit?????? ha

Have a great week.