July 21, 2020

It's Been A Day


I don't know about others but since this whole virus thing started it seems over time the days all keep running into one another.

Now truth is my brain does seem to lose a day here and there like when I think it's Friday and it's only say, Monday? Ahh the joys of getting older. But lately each day feels the same and now that I think about it maybe that's not such a bad thing?

I love that tree up there. That's a pear tree in my back yard. It does put out fruit every year but unfortunately the tree is sick with what I don't know but I don't have the finances to call in a 'tree doctor' to find out. So each year I watch it give rotten fruit. Kinna drives me nuts but tree doctors are expensive. 

The last few days have been particularly hard on me physically. Most of you know I have RA but well, let me put it this way, I am fifty years old and my body is going through some, umm, changes? So the last two days I've pretty much been sitting on my bed, in my bed, sleeping, reading blogs and blogging.

Mr however has been a busy boy. He has a building project which is he just loves although the heat is really hindering him. It's been in the mid nineties with heat indexes up to and over one hundred and five so he's only able to get out there and work from about six thirty in the morning until maybe eight thirty or nine in the morning and then the heat and humidity is just too much.

He's building a small housing shelter for the generator we bought. Here in the South on the coast we deal with hurricanes. We have had historic flooding and two years ago we had what you could call biblical flooding. Tragically people lost their lives, their homes and everything they own. Some are still trying to rebuild two years later and, hurricane season is already here. So far the Atlantic has been quite. I pray it stays that way.

But when you live in the South, air conditioning and a good working generator are needs not wants. Insurance companies will pay for damage but they don't pay for hundreds of dollars lost in food. I've spent many days in a row with no electric, toting huge bags of food over to my neighbors to store in their freezers for us because they do have a generator and I didn't want to have to go through that again if we get a storm this year. It's been too quite here hurricane wise and I have the feeling we will have one this year. Please pray I am wrong. If I'm not, I want us to be as ready as we can. Tomorrow my Mr has to go get more lumber so it will be a non working day for him and he's hoping to have it completed by the weekend. We will see. I will share photos of it when it's complete. This is what he's done so far..

It's coming along. 


15 comments:

  1. Robyn, Praying for you. Oh I fear flooding worse than anything else. I worry losing power when we need the sump pumps. I wish I had never sold our house in town. I would much rather be living there and not here where we have winds most times and a basement that is too close to the ground water level. Blessings to you, stay safe. and get better. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Oh I understand. We have been blessed that my little area has not flooded but every other area around us has. Two years ago the flooding after hurricane florence was so bad that water started coming up on the street behind us and the block in front of my street. I got a little nervous but it didn't go any farther thanks be to God. I wish we had a basement. Most houses here do not. Wind is what scares me most. Many time I wish I could go down into a basement with the winds and we've even had a few tornadoes in the area in the last few years. Thank you so much for coming by Susie XO

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  2. Oh Robyn, I will add you to our morning prayers. So sorry you are now well, and the past few days have been so hard. How wonderful to have a hubby who can "fix and build" things. We often laughed when we were in ministry, the deacons would say "Don't give Pastor Don tools"....Just let the man preach! HaHa That's his gift. My Dad was a fixer of any and everything.
    Love your pear tree and sorry it's sick. We have lovely trees outside the balcony in the Villa where we live. It's a senior/family complex. Since we always lived in parsonages..we never bought a home...then you are ready to retire and realize you have no equity in a home to sell. But God has always provided for us. Bless His Holy Name.

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  3. Hi Wanda,
    Yes I am blessed to have a husband who is handy. He can build an entire housing complex if he wanted too. His father taught him. but he's been sidelined for about 14 years now because he's had a back surgery every two to four years since 2005. He finally had a spinal cord stimulator implanted in his spine last October and God blessed us as it's given my husband his life back, our lives back and his abilities back again, albeit maybe a little slower but that also comes with age, he's 63 and has some other medical issue's but he's able to finally move again after so many years.. Ad yes, As long as we allow Him and follow Him, God will and does provide. God bless you ...

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    1. Thanks so much for your response, Robyn. I've added you to my blog list so I can find you easily. Hugs.

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  4. What kind of pear tree? It looks like a Bradford Pear tree.

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    1. Yes it is a Bradford . Thank you for stopping by 😊

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    2. Bradford pears are soft, not rotten. I eat them, and they are okay

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  5. Howdy there Robyn, so nice to meetcha and so glad you stopped by my blog and thanks for commenting! I was headed over to say "hi" and tell you that and then I see where you've already been back and left a second comment, LOL, ha ha! Glad you've stopped in and hope you find something interesting and come back again and again. Thanks about the bracelets!--those ARE SO OLD--were in style ages and ages ago, but I saved mine. I got them out again this spring and summer and in style OR NOT...I like them and I've been wearing them! ha ha. I call them my "marble" bracelets, they look like big marbles to me. Glad you enjoyed the post about the old ghost town. I hope y'all get over to see it. It's worth the drive even just to see that old Bell tower, I think. I'm familiar with your city, we used to come there quite a bit when we lived in the myrtle area. Glad you like history, if you go to my archives....there are quite a few history posts, mainly charleston history. Have you been to Charleston? Yes, it's been so hot hasn't it....and so glad your husband is getting that generator project....that is a very very very good thing to have here--well you know all about that because of the hurricanes and the flooding and all. I am enjoying your blog very much. Nice to make a new friend!

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    1. Hi there,
      Would you believe we have been here 17 years and we have NEVER been to Charleston to sight see?.... Its due to health issue's . My husbands and my own , however when the weather gets nicer this year in the fall I would like to take a day trip there or even maybe rent a nice hotel room and stay over for a day there...I am going to go back in the archives of your post to see your older posts..As for your bracelets, nothing is ever out of style if you enjoy them so much . I'm so glad you're still wearing them! Thank you SO much for coming to my blog and commenting also. It means so much to me when people take time out of their busy day for me when they don't have too.. And yes! It is nice making a new friend! XO

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  6. OOOOPS, Ps, yes that lil tug moved that big hulking boat, ha ha LOL! Me and Mr. Front Porch consider this another of our free/cheap entertainment adventures, LOL.

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    1. I still can't get over that little tug boat.. Small but mighty? LOL... There's nothing better than fun, free entertainment I always say :)

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  7. It'so wonderful Lou's life is "somewhat" normal since the neurotransmitter! This question is coming from a Midwesterner plus a big city girl and we don't get hurricanes. Shouldn't the structure to protect the generator be made of brick? We do have wicked tornadoes but I'm too close to Lake Michigan, for the most part, that they really don't hit my suburb. Although we did have one about 15 years ago. My best to Alvin!

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    1. HI LuLu!!
      The housing for the generator isn't very tall so it really won't be affected much by hurricane winds because it's lower to the ground and you have to be sure it's vented correctly for air flow.. Lou is making the frame of the walls out of wood but the actual walls and roof will be of metal from the metal roofing we have had left over when we had a metal roof -put on our house. Brick would be sturdier but then you wouldn't be able to vent it well enough.. I hope you are well! XO

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  8. That's a nice shelter for the generator. We should have one as well. Not for hurricanes but for when the power shuts off due to wildfires.

    I hear you about losing days. Just today I asked my husband where Tuesday went? He couldn't tell me. LOL.

    This too shall pass...

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