I woke up this morning and my daughter was cleaning the house. That was a pleasant surprise. Its her day off and I got to sleep in and get up to a clean house. Things are going well here. My daughter and her baby daddy are both working. I am taking care of the kids. I get tired, I really look forward to sleeping in on days off. The rest of the time I have to be up at 6:30 to get my grandson off to school and the baby wakes up in the night still. All in all its good tho. There are some things I miss about California. The bread here is awful, I cant get the bread I used to buy. I don't know if its because its not sold here or because Hostess went out of business. It wasn't a Hostess brand that I know of , but it could have to do with that. I also became partial to Royal Brand Basmati rice and that is no where to be found. I'm not dating and I don't have a social life as of yet. I don't know that I will. I haven't gotten very quiet in my old age. I kinda just don't know what to say anymore and I can't seem to hold a casual conversation. I don't even really know what to write here but hey- its something.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Posted by Raine at 11:18 AM
Friday, November 9, 2012
Today is my youngest grandson's first birthday. His Mom got a job so I am watching both grandsons during the days. They keep me busy. So far this has been a good move for us. Both my daughter and her son's father have gotten the first jobs they applied for. My son in law type person even got a call for a second job yesterday. My grandson is doing very well at school. They were saying they thought he was ADD at the school where we used to be but this teacher says she doesn't see it and he is thriving there. My daughter kept him back this year and the extra year seems to have made all the difference. Of course if he had started school here the cutoff date is different and it turns out he wouldn't have started school til a year later and would be in the same grade that he is now. The house is very lively. We have two dogs, two kittens and two kids. We got a little snow this morning and more is expected today and tomorrow. Before the snow fell we had strong winds that blew lots of dirt in the air. My car was parked under a tree and the snow caught all the dirt as it fell and made a real mess of my car. It seems to be a bad idea to put water on a frozen window, so I had to scrape the ice, run the car for half an hour and get the windows warmed up and then spray the window to get enough dirt off that I could see where I was going. This blog gets very little traffic nowdays but those who do come care so I thought I would post this little update.
Posted by Raine at 9:37 AM
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I'm here in Nevada. I have been here two weeks tomorrow. The trip went pretty well. The only thing that really went wrong was that at storage before I even had the tow dolly on the car, I bumped on of the cement poles that protects the sides of the building. I loosened it a bit , but it seemed ok. My daughter and the kids took the train, as the baby has a fit in the carseat after just a little time and we never would have been able to make such a long trip with him in the truck and managed to retain any sanity. At least on the train she could hold him and walk him around some. The train hit a wild horse and killed it, but the kids were asleep and knew nothing about it and the horse was removed from the tracks fairly quickly. My son picked them up from the train and brought them to his house were they were made comfortable til I got there. It took a long time because the mountains were very steep and the truck would only manage about 30 miles an hour going up them. The mobile home wasn't quite ready for us when we got here. My son and his family had been doing work on it every chance they got but weren't quite finished yet. They left boxes unpacked at their own house to work on mine. We all worked together and got things settled fairly quickly. So far everyone seems really nice here. My daughter has applied for a couple jobs. One that she is hoping for is to drive the motor coach (bus) that takes the miners to the mines. It would be a split shift, 4 hours in the early morning and 4 hours in the evening which would be helpful because the baby would sleep during the first shift. It also pays fairly well and has benefits so all keep her in your thoughts , hoping that she gets it.
Posted by Raine at 12:32 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Well my son closed on his house a week ago. Now we know we will be moving mid October. Its gonna be alot of work but we have made a good start already. I have had Mormon missionaries visiting me for quite some time now and they have volunteered to help with the loading. That will be a lifesaver. We have a over 100 year old upright grand piano to move and it is HEAVY. We have to have at least 4 more people to move it. We also have a 2 bedroom apartment that is packed full along with the back yard that has a mountain of bicycles and birdcages and assorted items, wagons etc. We have a 10x10 storage unit that is also packed and a smaller storage unit that isnt packed. All this has to go into one large truck with my car being towed behind. Guess who is driving? Yep , me. I'm gonna take that 26 ft truck over the pass on I-80 to Nevada and it is majorly steep. All of you wish me luck.
Posted by Raine at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I found out tonight on Facebook that my best friend from my twenties had a brain aneurysm go off Friday and they took him off life support today. This is kinda hitting me a bit hard. I am afraid. It seems selfish I know, here he is dying and I am afraid for myself. The thing is that I am now the oldest person in my family. I have lost most of my friends to death. those that were in my age group anyway. There are just a few left. This really scares me. I am so not ready to go. How odd - when in the midst of bi-polar depression suicide is a thought that is never far away yet at the thought of really truly dying- I dont want to. I'm not ready. I have things to do. I need to be here for my grandkids and my kids still. They still need me. Also, I have a problem with .... I just dont really have any beliefs about what happens after death. I am envious of those that have faith. I would like to have faith. I would like to believe there is an afterlife and a loving god and my friends and family waiting for me but I just dont quite buy it. That makes it even more scary. My friend Harley is a great guy and the world will not be the same without him. He is a wonderful man with a great sense of humor and a big heart. He had a conversion like experience and firmly believes that God touched and healed him. I hope that there is a God and he is waiting for Harley along with his friends and family that have gone before him. He deserves that.
Posted by Raine at 1:24 AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Well , once again its been a very long time since I posted. My son has gotten the approval from the underwriter on the house he wants to buy and is now just waiting for signatures from the bank and the USDA. So hopefully we will be moving in a couple months at the most. He should have a date by the end of the week. Once we move I will have a room again and some privacy and be able to post more regularly. Its a bit uncomfortable to really write anything when there are people walking by that can just look over your shoulder. I hope you are all well and happy and having a great holiday (those in America)
Posted by Raine at 2:49 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Being able to see my son and his family regularly
Posted by Raine at 3:37 PM