a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Grands With Catch Up

Andrew headed to camp,
Jake playing some football with the dogs
Zander using the ant's telescope
to check out the view
The one and only flower I lay claim to

Andrew is back from camp, with one extra boy for a time.  Jake is playing baseball for the summer.  Zander is...Zander. 

Already 81 degrees outside a little after six am, the roosters are quiet for some strange reason but that is nice for a change.  The camp boys are still sleeping, as is Ki, snuggled in with Andrew.  I put Maggie out and I am the only one awake now in this house.  I soak up the quiet like water in a sponge.

I am lucky to work for three hours today.  We, the entire postal service, are so short handed this happens in many places, juggling and moving people when someone else needs off.  I like the way my friend said it yesterday, "They have cut us to skin and bones and now they're after the bones"

Hubby is scheduled for more heart surgery July 20th and I have managed to get off for that.  My washing machine may still be under warranty but it appears Hubby is not.  I will have to pay for all replacements parts and repairs, plus the service call.

Washer is on the list for repair the 27th and I have been to the laundromat once, so far.  That is a story all by itself.

The vacuum has yet to be repaired, maybe I can work on that this weekend.  Needless to say, the house is a mess but life goes on, with or without the conveniences.

My computer is back up, but still have no volume and no virus protection at all now, so any post may be my last until I can correct that.  It still says my speakers are not plugged in, but they are internal speakers.  I have tried all I know.  Computer says they are working but not plugged!

On the bright side, Hubby will be repaired, I have a job even though he doesn't, my computer is supplying my drug of choice (blogging), I have no know ailments except insanity, and those roosters are still quiet....this day is good.


Country Gal said...

I love the way you write !
Our postal workers are all on strike here . Roosters must be having a sleep in today ! The roosters down the road here are crowing their heads off , I love the sound as I grew up on a farm and still do ! I'm rootin for your Hubby to get through the surgery with flying colors. Hope you get all that needs to be fixed , fixed soon , Cause not to have you posting I would miss very much ! All in all try to have a good day !

barbara wise said...

Hoping all goes well with surgery! I enjoy your positive outlook on life - your posts make me smile (and sometimes laugh out loud!)

ellen abbott said...

sorry to hear hubby has to go back in for more surgery. I guess the doc didn't mean tractors when he said he could drive. and what happened to poor Zander? who shaved his head?

Barbara said...

I do love your sense of humor, when all else fails smile.. Praying for all your needs and especially your dh to be healed and regain his health quickly, God bless you dear friend, and know you are not alone, we have a friend that sticks closer than a brother, that friend is Jesus.
Hope your day is filled with blessing and your appliances are fixed soon too, hugs Barbara

Rob said...

Of all the boken things you have I guess hubby is the one you want fixing the most, I hope eveything goes well for him.

What happened to make the sound stop working? Did you check in the sound settings to make sure the sound isn't on MUTE or the volume right down? If you have a headphone socket and some headphones or ear pieces try and see if the sound works with those plugged, if they don't work either then it is most likely a problem with the computer.

Sue said...

Zander cracks me up.

The fact that your husband has more surgery ahead does not.

July 20th, huh? I'll keep him in my prayers.

In the meantime, I think you've got it right. Life is sweet, and yours especially so.


Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So sorry about all the things going ka-flooey on you. Seems we all have days, weeks like that. I will keep your hubby in my thoughts. I'm sure everything will be just fine. :)

LindaG said...

*hugs* Gail. God bless you all. ♥

carolina nana said...

what else is your hubbie having done?

My son the postal worker feels the same as you. He said there is talk of hiring temporary workers to fill in but nothing has happened so far.

I love it when I am all alone and it is quiet and still.
Blessings to you

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you so much for stopping by TNS.
I understand your angst about the P.O. My sister in Florida just retired and my BIL went before her. I still have a niece working there and she says pretty much the same thing you do.
You really have a great attitude what with all you have going on. I will put your hubby in my prayers.

Rudee said...

More heart surgery? You two have really had your share of ups and downs lately. I hope things clear up soon.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well it must be a little repair if they are waiting until July 20th to do it..that is over a month away. There are some Free AntiVirus Downloads out there..I have AVG. It seems to work well.
Well I suppose you will be down at that crick beating the clothes against the rocks till the washer gets fixed.
Take Care..remember Pioneer women had dirt floors:)

Dawn said...

You sound like you're in the middle of a roller coaster ride.
Thinking of you.
Love the way you think and your outlook.
It also looks like our boys would have a grand old time together:)
hope you have a good rest of the weekend.

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