Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Slow Go of Things

Well, the title says it all, I guess. I've kinda thought of posting a few times, but there's not much progress right now. We've partly moved. I'm taking Thursday and Friday off of work. We'll finish moving over the weekend. We were driving past the house last weekend, and a deer was in the front yard. No neighbors on the left, right, front, or rear. Just pine trees all around. The peace and quiet and privacy will be wonderful. I really can't wait. Not to mention, I've got a bunch of stuff on Pinterest I would like to do. I've taken a few pics to post on here, but I haven't had any luck in that department yet. They're not the best pics, though. It's a work in progress. Besides, I'm a bit reluctant to post any before pics without progress. I'm not sure if It's because I'm afraid you'll call us brave or nuts or maybe it will be discouraging. Either way, we've certainly got our work cut out for us.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Harder Than I Remember

Three weeks nearly since my last post. Shame on me, I guess. But it seems harder to keep up with blogging than I remember. But then again, I'm driving now. So we haven't started on the house yet. We're moving a lot of stuff this weekend. I'll be so glad when we finally get out there. Then I'll be ready to see some progress! I'll certainly take plenty of pics. Gonna be brief tonight, though, cause I'm watching The Voice! See y'all!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'm Not Hungry Anymore

I do not like to leave food on a plate. I will try to eat everything on my plate. Even when I am full I keep eating until all the food is gone if I can possibly help it. I know it's not healthy. I don't know why I do it. Maybe It's because I don't like to be wasteful. Maybe it's because I'm a bit O.C.D. (I even measure my shoe laces). Perhaps it's because that personality test I took in college said I was a perfestionist. But the fact remains that I do it. I'm just thankful that I have a fairly high metabolism rate. I could weigh 600 pounds now. (I could still stand to lose a few pounds). With that being said, I dare say I'm the same way in life. If you give me a task to do, I'm gonna do what it take to get it done. And if you give me 100 tasks, I will try to accomplish them, too. Maybe it's determination. It could be a will to prove I am somebody, I am not a loser. Possibly, it's a will to survive, or a need to feel wanted, accepted. But the fact remains that I will do it or die trying. Sometimes it feels a bit overwhelming. How will I ever get all of this or that done? I've tried ignoring the issue at hand, procrastination, if you will. It's still there. It doesn't go away. In fact, it only increases the stress level, particularly if there is a deadline involved. I don't care for asking for help. Maybe I'm afraid of looking weak, not up to the job. But life seems to favor those not-so-little curve balls. And it becomes necessary to make a change, albeit ever so uncomfortable to do so. I will either be forced to get assistance or back out altogether. But quitting is such an ugly option to me. The stresses of life have been mounting lately. My mind goes a thousand miles a minute most days. I watch the news and fret over things I have little to no control over, because I know it could potentially affect my life. Potentially? It shouldn't even be a concern yet, but it is one. Work has been changing drastically lately. I'm not convinced it's all for the good. But I work for the man, a rather large corporation that has been on the fortune 500 list. When they say jump you are more than welcome to ask questions, but in the end you'd be wise to just jump. But overall it's been a good job, and I feel compelled to be be thankful for it. Of course, there's this move coming up, as well. Anyone who has ever had to move knows the stresses of it all, whether it's across the street or across the world. Just the decision alone could nearly drive one mad. And I could never leave out family and friends. I must admit that some things have gotten a quick prayer and then forgotten. It's not because I don't care, but because I do. I could easily allow so many other problems consume me when I haven't even begun to conquer my own. But immediate family and close friends are not an option to ignore. I dare say I'd do just about anything for those close to me if I could. These days life is what it is. The stresses of life are great, and I'm positive I'm not alone when I wonder how I will ever get through it all. But I'm convinced it is not impossible. If I could give any advice on how to cope with a full plate, even to myself, it would be this: Start with one bite at a time, feel free to share, and don't be afraid to say no to dessert.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

You Are Here

I don't even know where to begin! I guess I start by saying we don't have chickens anymore. Well, that's not entirely true. We have three. We still have Bucky and China. They're starting to show their age now, though. We've also got Honey Boo Boo Chick. She was supposed to belong to a friend that was a neighbor. But she moved and Honey Boo Boo stayed. That doesn't mean we're gonna stay chickenless. We just needed a chicken break for a bit. So, now I gotta say that we're moving! My great aunt passed away a few years ago. My mom and dad had been taking care of her, and got her house when she passed away. My brother and his family were living there for a while. Then Hurricane Irene happened. There was a lot of damage to The house, as it got flooded. So now we're gonna move out there and fix the house back up. Yeah, it's gonna be a lot of work, but it will be so worth it in the end! Three bedroom, two bath, two car garage, brick home...3/4 acre. Yeah, that's what we're looking for. Plus, we'll be just around the corner from my parents. We enjoy spending time with them, but we'll be nearby if they ever need any help. We've got four dogs now, too. We've still got Max and Minnie. Now we've got Ladybird (Birdy) and Daisy May. Birdy is a Boxer mix that belonged to another neighbor friend that moved to an apartment where they couldn't have a dog. So, being the animal lovers we are....voila. And Daisy is a Dachsund Beagle mix. She was a puppy of another friend's dog. I picked her up and BAM! She was mine. I'm still working for Airgas driving the CO2 truck. I actually love it! At one point I hated it. My route was too big and spread out that I couldn't keep it up. I was getting calls all day and night, and I was so stressed out! But the finally hired another driver, changed my route, and made things easier on me. I can breathe easier now, and I'm back to a regular schedule. Of course, since we're moving, my route will change again. We're moving an hour and change away, and my supervisor wants to redo my route based of where I'll be living. I don't have any pics on here to share yet, but I'll see what I can come up with for later. It's really good to be back! I look forward to seeing you guys around!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Trying to Come Back

Well, it's been two years since I last posted. Been wanting to get back to this blog, but...well, I could give a laundry list of excuses. Anyway, I'm here now! A number of things have changed on Loggers since I was here last. Now I'm trying to figure this out on a tablet. Wish me luck! Hope to see y'all around. If I get this figured out, I'll fill y'all in!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chicks On The Way

Well, things have been alright lately. Mike and I have been working hard to put away for a trip to Beeville, Texas this summer. Our stuff has been in storage for over 5 years. That's been too much money. So we're saving to get it all back. We've got some important stuff we can't get rid of. No specific dates yet. But we're working on it.

In the meantime, the birds are all doing great. We've got several hens sitting on eggs, all bantams. Well, one Black Australorp will be sitting soon I hope, too. I've also ordered 25 chicks from McMurray Hatchery. I ordered the rainbow layers, a variety of good laying hens. So it will be interesting to see what we get. They are due to ship on April 16th. I'm soooooo excited!!! I can't wait!

It's been nice chatting with some of you on Facebook! I'm on there regularly. If you're not my friend already, please stop by. www.facebook.com/ranman.pete

Hope you're you're all well!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Is it gonna work? Don't have a computer, so I'm trying from my cell phone again. I'm on Facebook. www.facebook.com/ranman.pete  All is well. Mike and I are doing a bit of remodeling. We have 2 closets that were back to back. We knocked down the wall between the 2 to make a big one. We also moving the washer and dryer into there.  Planted a Winesap Apple tree and a Bartlett Pear Tree. Haven't started the garden yet, but by months end it should be well on it's way. I've included the link to my facebook page if anyone wants to be friends. I'll try this again soon! See y'all around!!