Monday, June 1, 2009

Hello Everyone in Blogland

I had to come to Crowley for the night to get things I needed at home. The hard facts are now coming to life and it's very difficult letting go of our parents things. I took a crying spell yesterday morning. Me and my sil were talking about things and when she told me about the night Mom died, I cried. Even though they told us she was okay, I wanted to drive to Jennings right away, but Brenda wanted to wait until morning, so I never got to say goodbye to my Mom. I guess that is why I feel so at peace in our home we grew up in and it will be difficult to let it go to strangers.

I misplaced my camera, so I can't download some pictures I took of some great vintage treasures I have been finding.

I will most likely be having surgery as soon as the garage sale is over and this is one time, I am looking forward to having surgery. The pain is getting worse and nothing seems to help it. I didn't have enough pain free time to get everything ready for the sale and only had my sil once a week. Brenda has come down a few times to help and she really gets a lot done when she comes, but our younger sister is only coming in Wednesday to help. We need to do this to save the house because the estate money is used up and we still have insurance, property taxes, and a note for my brother to pay---the rest, I am paying to live in the house---rent and utilities. I was going to get Internet service, but I had to sign a 2 year contract and the house may be sold before that and I don't want to pay $20 a month to cancel it. It would be dial up, which I guess is better than nothing. I do miss coming here and also reading my Emails and after June 12Th, analogue will no longer exist. I got the converter box, but it's horrible, even with the new antenna. Al was willing to pay half of it to help me out, so I am going to try and talk to Direct TV and ask for a one year contract---all they can do is say No.

I visited a few blogs last night and I was so happy to see Deena's beautiful hair growing out and that wonderful smile she always had through her battle with breast cancer. She is truly an inspiration for women and I pray I have that kind of courage if I am faced with something like. Deena if you are reading this, I am so happy you liked the little nests and eggs. I have been walking around the yard looking for more. It seems the Mocking Birds are attacking the nests of other birds in the trees. Your post about them touched my heart and I thank you for that.

Nettie, as usual, you are making wonderful things and I am so ready to craft again. As soon as the boxes are gone from my old bedroom at our house, I am taking the rest of the wallpaper down and pull up the carpet and make me a craft room there. I won't take all my craft things, but will take some much needed things to do. I can earn a little extra money making things for Brenda's shop. I took a picture of the beautiful Bible cover that my aunt won at a Senior Citizen bingo and have all the things to make some.

Chris is still in Hawaii, but will be returning soon. She is so funny--she found a wedding ring that she liked, very vintage platinum from the 50s and she left business cards in her boyfriends socks and other places---not too suttle, I told her and he got a big kick out of it. So who knows what comes next, but I am praying they get married soon and start a family.

Well I have rambled on and have much to do before going home tonight and I do want to visit some more blogs today. Love and miss you all. I pray for all of you and hope that soon I can have Internet to visit more often, even if it takes me an hour to post. God Bless all of you and take care until I return again. I am thinking of spending a week here after the garage sale and getting some things done. My bathroom looks like a storage closet and now I can't get in to get my tent for the garage sale, so Al will have a lot to move to get to it. See you soon. Love and Hugs, Pat


SweetAnnee said...

Hey Pat.. can you send me a postal address where I can write you while you're there??

Are you going to stay in your parents home permanently??

Please email me

I have pics of my treasures

carole said...

Hi Pat:
I truly was so glad to hear from you today!!!
Yes, please e-mail me so I can have your "snail" mail address as I am a good letter writer : )
We have to play catch up, my friend.
Hugs to you

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Knitty said...

I hoping for the best for you, both with your surgery and internet.

Nettie said...

Hi Pat,

Great to hear from you.

All the best with the garage sale & I hope that you can get some sort of internet.

Most of the craft stuff I've been doing lately is for the PuzzleArtPlus site.

Take care
Love Nettie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Pat! Wish things could slow up a bit for you. Glad to hear you are okay. It is so hard going thru things & letting the family home go. We had to do that with DH's family home7 yrs. ago. It just takes lots of time. Many memories, I'm sure.

Hugs & prayers,
Angelic Accents

Mary said...

Hello Pat, Bless your heart, I know how hard it is going through your parents things. I sorry that you Sister can not help more. That is a lot of hard work getting ready for a sale. Is there not any where you can use the internet? Do you have a laptop? I use the big old computer, Burl get to use his laptop. Take care and rest a little. Love and Hugs Mary:)

Julie said...

Hi Pat,

Hope all is going well with you. Check in when you can and take care of yourself.

We are just now getting high speed internet at our maybe there is hope for where you will be living too.

The Urban Chic said...

You gals are the best. It's been a few weeks since I was here, but the garage sale went really great, but still over half left. I am completely worn out. Thanks for all the great comments. They mean so much to me. Love and Hugs, Pat