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Friday, June 27, 2014

Update coming soon

Thanks to everyone following this blog.  There’s so much going on in my life right now that it’s been hard to write a post.  I promise I’ll post a longer “what’s going on in the desert” story soon.

In a nutshell, I’ve been neck-deep in boxes in my garage still preparing to move at some point.  This is a long story.  There’s a lot to go through and dispose of – some things I’m not ready to do that with yet, posing another problem.

The house being built two lots down is really progressing at a fast rate now.  I suspect the owners want to move in before school starts in the fall.  The beautiful front door arrived the last time we did a walk through one evening.  We’re going back there again tomorrow, after the workers leave, to take another look before they start locking up the house.

Koki’s favorite lizard was breakfast the other day for a passing roadrunner.  She’s rather down over that.  I’ll write more about this later and post pictures.  This is a story by itself.  We get such a first hand look at nature here and some of it’s brutal.

Tootie’e eye is starting to look normal again, although not quite as bright, but we’re still doctoring it once a day – more on that later.

Raven’s growing fast and is almost eight months old now.  He started choking tonight and my husband calls me to say the cat has asthma.  What?  I would hope not.  That’s all I need to deal with right now.  I administered petromalt and we’ll see if that does the trick.

There are issues to deal with every time you turn around that I have to add to the list of things to do before we can sell this house.  Most things are minor, but it’s still another task and annoyance.

The heat is getting to both of us, although we have had bit of a break the last three days with it being only in the upper 90’s.  By next week, we’ll be around 108.  Running a fan in the garage does help with all that work, but you still sweat like a pig out there all day and come in exhausted and still having to get dinner together and then clean the kitchen up.  I think I could sleep a week.

I’ll post in a couple of days as soon as I can download some pictures.


  1. I hope you get through this soon! I hate to see you going through this without help. Be good to yourself and take care!

    1. Lisa,

      You have no idea. It looks like it'll be fall before we put the house on the market now due to several issues, not to mention how hot it is here now and proabably not very conducive to sales.

      I'm used to doing pretty much everything by myself. It was H*** moving here from CA after twenty-five years. It took me all summer to get organized and packed. We held garage sales, donated stuff, and threw things away. I still remember that nightmare as if it were yesterday. I never wanted to be in that spot again and yet here I am.

      I will eventually get you guys that chapter too. I'm up to my eyeballs in stuff at the moment and haven't had much time to work on it. Then I don't like my changes, etc. so it's back to the drawing board again. I think I'm too exhausted to think clearly and the triple digit temps aren't helping in that dept.

      Thanks for stopping by.



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