Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thankful in Cowcamp...



My little pine is doing well though it lives between a rock and a hard place. 

Willie and I went to my granddaughter (Ali) and her husband's, they have a big ol farm house in Marymine's compound, for Thanksgiving.  Tyler deep fried the turkey, and Ali made all the rest of the food goodness, with a little help from me.  Marymine flew back home from a short vacation trip to New Or-lins just in time to sit down with Ali, Tyler, Cody, Lauren, Colt, and I.  It was a good day full of good food, great love, hugs, dogs, pistol shoot'n, & much laughter.   


Ali disking rice stubble



My arm is mostly healed up, with all the appropriate ugly scars from the Angel debacle. Strength & range of motion are daily getting better.  The horrible side effects of the high powered antibiotics have been treated and are mostly gone. I still get tired easily, and naps have been more frequent than I would wish.


 
looking East from the deck


A young local couple toured the house the other day, and they liked it, so their current house goes on the market today.  They have an old Victorian the husband did a beautiful complete remodel on.  While he was here he kept saying, "I love your house, it's open, airy, has big rooms, big skylights, lots of storage & a shop!" His wife, little girl, and (possibly more importantly) his mother-in-law loved it, too. Keeping my fingers crossed.




28 comments:

  1. Your pine gives us all hope that we can survive when between a rock and a hard place.
    Sounds like a find Thanksgiving and so glad you are doing better. Hope the house has found a new owner.

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    1. Arkansas Patti, It's a tough little pine. I planted it after I cut out the huge dead juniper that was there.
      It was a good Thanksgiving, hope your's was as well.

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  2. Keeping my fingers crossed on the house.

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    1. Adrienne,
      Thanks, between you & St Joseph I feel better already...

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  3. I've worked on old Victorians, and it's like having a second job. The husband can't wait to get out of there. Sounds good my Dear. My fingers are crossed.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      LOL, you are so right. He kept saying "we live in a Victorian house, small rooms, no storage, constant work to upgrade and maintain." and repeated that to me several times. Yep, he's ready to move. I give him lots of credit though, he's has done a beautiful job on his Victorian.

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  4. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. That's an amazing tractor there....don't think I've ever seen one quite like that.

    Glad to hear your recovering from the injuries. I know I sure don't heal as fast as I did even 5 years ago, so just let it heal.

    Fingers and toes crossed on the house for you!

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    1. drjim,
      I did have a wonderful Thanksgiving. That tractor is a hoot to drive, it is built that way to make it easier to get into wet fields.
      Thank you for the good thoughts. I sure can't cowboy up quite as fast as used to, and my mind is slow in accepting that fact of life.

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  5. Getting older. More responsibilities and slower healing. Still better than the alternative.

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    1. Well Seasoned Fool,
      You really didn't have to remind me that I'm getting older!
      No matter I intend to live it all the way til the end.

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  6. Glad you're healing. Hope the house stuff moves along. I think Woodsterman is right about those old homes. When I sold my 100+ year house it ended an intimate relationship with plumbing and wiring I hadn't realized would be so ongoing. :-)

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    1. Celia,
      Thanks, I am doing much better! Keeping the faith here that the house sells.
      You do know the trials of owning an old house!

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  7. Good to hear you are on the mend. Hope it all works out.

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    1. BW Bandy,
      Yep, on my way. Been loving your photos thanks for sharing them.

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  8. Sounds like a great holiday time. Your view is amazing. Hope the house sells

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    1. Rain Trueax,
      It was great, I don't get to see Marymine & crew as often as I did, so I cherish the time I do get.
      The view is much better than the photo... I can see the foothills, the Sierras, Lassen volcano and much more.

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  9. Glad to hear you had a good time, and are on the mend! Good luck with the house!

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    1. Old NFO,
      Thanks, I plan to keep on having a good time as long as possible.
      Looks like your Thanksgiving was a winner as well.

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  10. Your opening picture and statement was the best! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving and happy you are healing.

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    1. changes in the wind,
      LOL, if you only knew how many times I changed it.
      Thank you, I hope yours was good too.

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  11. It is amazing where nature can thrive. Makes me happy and hopeful.
    Fingers crossed for the house!

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    1. Jenn,
      I love those tough little pines for their tenacity.
      Thanks for the crossed fingers.

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  12. I'm so happy to hear that the healing is continuing, and that all things physical are improving. Your Thanksgiving sounds perfectly wonderful. If that young couple does the deal on the house, we'll all have a second day of Thanksgiving to celebrate. (You'll probably be thankful a good bit longer than that.)

    I'm anxious to read your previous series of posts. Things have been nearly out of control around here timewise, and I didn't want to start until I really could absorb them -- and follow all the rabbit trails. I love reading about the pioneers, and love reading their own words. I have a bit of history of one side of our family written by a great-aunt who came to live in Louisiana. It's so interesting, and I always thought I should do something with it "someday." Thanks for bumping my memory!

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    1. shoreacres,
      I will have a huge Thanks party when the house is sold.
      You really should do something with the great-aunt's story. I would like to read it. My mother's family is from Mississippi and Louisiana (my birthplace).

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  13. That tractor was made by Badgers, in Racine, WI. Badgers are comfortable with the concept of large!

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    1. I think this model is made in Fargo, N Dakota, but I'm not sure. Either way their tough and only cost around $500,000 for a new one.

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  14. I'm with Shoreacres in that with the olive harvest (326 bottles this year) and Thanksgiving for 27, son/daughter-in-law and small children here for a week, well??? I am plumb tuckered out. I will read your four installments this week as I am going to a place way out in the desert to paint horses where there is not telephone, television, or radio. Only (they promise me) internet. If you don't hear from me, you'll know the internet connection was lousy.

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    1. Cheri,
      You have been busy, what with that many for Thanksgiving and the bountiful olive harvest. If your press is even half as good as the last one, it's primo.
      I'm envious of your going to the desert to paint horses, with no outside media interference. Can't wait to see what your paintings are like. Enjoy your well earned R&R.

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