Friday, October 4, 2013

Old stuff. A bridge that is only a memory and a typing machine that is quite useless. Just old stuff that caught my eye.
The Corona was in an office supply window and the bridge was on my place in Idaho. A tree fell on the bridge and then the ditch company took them both out.
Like a lot of things in my life, memories.


This week I traveled the 4 hours to see Miriam.

She was not nearly as sharp as she was last month. I knew it would be this way, but it still made me feel deeply sad inside.

I spent quite a few hours with her. Most of the time she was sleeping in her wheel chair. Her posture, which was always good, is turning into a definite lean to one side. Some AD patients end up in a fetal position. I don't want it to go that long.

I stayed a couple of nights in my tiny house. I visited with daughter and her family. It was a good visit.

My intention was to stop to visit my 2nd daughter in Pendleton Oregon. Daughter wouldn't be home for another couple of hours and grandson for an hour. That was OK, I killed some time and waited.

I have not spent much time with her for a while, and with her husband gone along with 3 of her 4 children, it would be a quiet visit, so I decided to stay for the weekend.

It will be good and I might even get some rest!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Last weekend I took a ride out into the desert. We are on the north edge of a giant desert area that includes a good part of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. It is called the Owyhees. 
One of the reasons I love living in this area is that wonderful desert. Most people don't appreciate desert so there is not too many people around.

if it ain't one thing it is two

Today I made two more trips to the plumbing store.

As you can see I am a horrible plumber, but i finally got all of the pieces and plugged them altogether.

Then I made some whole wheat pancakes and ate a good breakfast. Often i will keep a sink of hot soapy water to put things in as I cook and this time to bring dishes from the bathroom and the utility room.

I washed them all quite carefully.

Then the faucet broke! I kid you not water squirted the wrong places. It would shut off but not like should. Back to the Plumbing store I talked to my old friend Blane. He looked at my iPhone picture, shook his head and said that those are not repairable. He said he was sorry.

So I bought a new one. This time it has two knobs so hot and cold an be easily controlled (it was also cheaper and my budget is strained).

But I had to take that cast iron sink out to put the new faucet in. Otherwise it is an awful job. I was able to lift the sink out (after I cut all of the caulking that had it glued in place). It is heavy, but I was able to get it onto the floor, prop it up on edge and change the faucet.

Tomorrow morning I'll hook the water lines up and fix a breakfast of something I have not had for a while. (Not sure what it will be!)