Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Some updates

I've been reading blogs but, haven't been posting. To much on my mind. First off, the dynamics of the house has obviously changed. Little Jimi was the mayor or the little general. He kept order in the house with 3 monkeys below him. He ran a tight ship. I didn't realize how tight until he's been gone. Now the other are running amok. The cat eats out of all the bowls. no one greets us at the door. The barking has subsided. everyone is sleeping when we get home. "Oh your home?" He watched out that window vigilantly for any thing amiss outside. and waited everyday for our cars to pull up. He wasn't like the others. Almost human. I could talk to him like a person. He would understand. "i wouldn't leave the yard if i were you Jim" He'd turn right around. Anything i would say he knew what i was saying.
But, we are doing better. I'm going to be making a stone for his grave with mosaics. It's getting pretty full,back by the pine trees. 4 dogs and 2 cats. I want to make alittle grotto.
now on to my other dilemma. I went out for a bike ride Saturday and lost my wallet and my camera. I put it on the hood of my trunk. As i was loading my bike on the bike rack. I drove off. So, I've been combing the ditches of highway 22 alittle mile at a time. So far No luck. Walking and more walking. At least I'm getting some exercise. I had my drivers license and bank numbers, a MasterCard, and 100.00. my last hundred for the month. I don't get paid again till the 1st of Sept. I'm broke. So that's why I'm walking the ditch miles. I have nothing else to do.
The building still is not emptied. C'mon John get your ass in gear. He has sooo much stuff. So off i go to walk some more. If i don;t walk and try to find it. I'll always wonder. So No pictures either.No camera.

Monday, August 17, 2009

"New plant"

When i lost my little buddy Jimi, i decided to buy a new plant in honor of him. I came home with this beautiful "White cactus orchid". With hopes i can keep it alive. It seems to be taking off. Just look at the huge bloom i got off it. More are on the way. It's not really in the orchid family, so that's probably why i can grow it. It's more like a christmas cactus. It was love at first site. The blooms are fleeting. They come out at night and fill the house with the most beautiful fragrance. Then gone by morning. But, well worth the wait.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

on top of the world

Hey barb, take alook at the ladder bill bought from you. Acouple of months ago, bill picked up a floor jack and an old orchard ladder. The ladder needed alittle fixing. It looked like it had been in a grass fire. Bill dug thru all the wood he has squirreled away and voila it is good as new. He had a blast repairing it. Now he told me to tell barb he's coming to get the other one and another jack if you still have them. Barbs antique store simply iowa is a treat to go thru. you never know what might turn up. I had'nt seen bill so tickled about something for awhile. So, look out here we come.

Monday, August 3, 2009

"Good bye my friend"

Well, I'm sad to say we had to take my little man to the vet Saturday morning to be put to sleep. He started seizing around 6:00 in the morning and never stopped till we got him tranquilized. He was screaming the whole time. Literally screaming. It took 3 people to hold him down to give him the tranquilizer. I've never witnessed anything like that. He would scream at home if he was touched during a seizure. That is my only regret. Why did i have to hear and see all that. We didn't take him in to be put to sleep,just for some help. but, we left knowing it was the thing to do. He just wasn't the same after that 1st sign of a massive seizure. He was like a person with dementia. I was the one that kind of took care of him , his vet needs, taking care that the house was clear of objects etc... So I'm taking this alittle better than bill. I've seen his decline up close and personal. He's not suffering, and i feel good about that. I have been preparing myself for a week now. Knowing he wasn't getting better. I tried talking to bill about it. But, he really didn't want to talk about it. He was in denial. So, as a result of that, bill is not doing well. Not well at all. Oh, he'll get better, but, he always takes it harder than me. Good bye my little man , we miss you terribly.