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Just Another Day at the Ranch


I guess I should start with the bad news, I STILL have the eye twitch. However, the good news is it doesn’t feel as frequent. It was really bothering me yesterday when I was trying to read a book on my iPad, I could see it shaking in my vision. Of course this is in my left eye AKA my “good” eye. (I swear I’m sounding older everyday) But out of all the things in the world, and of all the problems I’ve had with my other eye, I guess I really don’t have much to complain about. So, I’ll stop…for today 😉

Nothing has really changed with the plumbing problems. We have at least stopped whatever leak we may have, because the fan is drying up the concrete. That’s at least good, another good is we have another water heater that is used before the add on, which would be laundry, kitchen, and the bathroom in the hall. Which mean even better news…I can shower!!!! It really is the small things in life that matter!

I finished up the second part of my fast diet today, ending at 3 (I was a little late yesterday make a burger), with a half of a large thin crust pepperoni and jalapeño and a nice glass of homemade sweet tea. I had to go to Tractor Supply to get some dog food, they’re the only ones in town that have the Beneful Healthy Weight in 30 pound bags. While I was out I got a pizza at Pizza Hut. And before you start judging my choice in pizza, remember that I live in the-middle-of-nowhere with only that place and a local pizza place that’s also good and is the only thing that Speed will eat, so when he’s away I like to get the other just for something different. Plus it’s right across from Tractor Supply and I had a coupon.

When I got home and fed the dogs, they were going crazy for food and in natural fashion the male dogs scarfed the food down quickly! I also got the collars in the mail today that I ordered for them at http://www.drsfosterandsmith.com (pictured below) for Coco, Annie, and Dizzy. We didn’t get one for Busy mainly because he’s technically not our dog, even though we’ve been feeding him and he sleeps in the dog house we set out on the front porch when he first arrived. Because if he was mine he’s nuts would have already been snipped…poor baby. I tried taking photos of them and have attached the best ones that I could take.

Besides running to the store, I successfully painted all twenty of my digits, toes are India Mood For Love (OPI) and the fingers are Let’s Do Lunch (Sephora), watched last Sunday’s Once Upon a Time (love that show!), and then finished with the normal Tuesday’s Law & Order SVU marathon on USA. I got a FaceTime call from my parents that thankfully made it back from Cozumel safe and sound. During the call I remembered that I was supposed to FaceTime my sister-in-law and talk to my nephew (age 15) who has autism and has been asking about me recently. He was off to Costco with my brother, but I got to see and talk to my other two nephews, ages 12 (and also has a higher functioning form of ASD) and 3. The twelve-year-old showed me his new chick that they got at Easter. Don’t worry they know what they’re doing they already have two adult chickens, 9 rabbits (apparently they keep multiplying) one cat, and a autism service dog. I also have a twenty-year-old niece in college who apparently was on Facebook instead of paying attention in math class. (I’m so thankful that those distractions weren’t even around when I was her age, not to mention that I didn’t need my business aired on the internet then!!!) Can I get an Amen!?!?!

The cherry on top tonight was that Andy Dick is making it another week on Dancing with the Stars! I love me some DWTS, and I have just fallen in love with sober Andy Dick! (not that drunk Andy Dick wasn’t funny, but it’s always great to see a changed man) I used all my votes on him last night and probably will continue to do so until he’s not there anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I think that Zendaya and Kellie are awesome, but their high scores will keep them going for sure, because they’re great dancers! So for now I vote for the underdogs, until it gets really serious!







There’s Just No Getting Around It, Mondays Suck!


Well the bad news is the eye twitch is still there!! The good news is that Annie didn’t pee on the carpet today!! However the other bad news is there is some sort of leak in the bathroom. I’ll explain…

I woke up with my right knee hurting, which then creeped up into my hip. I know, I know I’m getting old. I think this all stems from the 5k I did on Saturday, which I totally didn’t bother to train for. Anyhoo, I finally decided to go into the bathroom to get some Aleve that just so happens to be in Speed’s cabinet which is attached to the wall that has the water heater on the other side of it. (Did I mention that the water heater is in Speed’s closet?) When I stepped up to his sink area my foot splashes in water. At first I thought Annie had peed on the floor again, except it was clear. Then I moved the small little mat and I found a bigger spot on the floor! (Picture below) We have grey carpet in the house, and they put it in the bathroom, and I hate it! I think for me, this is another reason for us to get rid of this damn carpet!! So the other crappy thing about my day was that Speed left to go deal with some stuff in Galveston and will be staying for a few days which means I’m dealing with this problem over the phone. So I call Speed to tell him the good news and he tells me that I’m going to have to go get the Makita (cordless screwdriver) and take the piece of board off to see what’s going on with the water heater. This is after I checked to make sure it wasn’t coming out from under the sink. So once I got the board off, making sure there weren’t any scorpions or other critters to get me, I found that there was water on the floor. (pic below) Great! None of the pipes were wet and the board that the water heater was sitting on was wet. He said that we (I) were going to need to turn the hot water off. So I would need to go ahead and take a shower while I still had hot water. Even better!! So after getting my shower on, and enjoying it because I didn’t know when the next one will be, had to call Speed back and get directions on what to do. At one point I was touching something to see if it was wet and I touched the wires and was shocked! And when I told Speed he said, “yeah, don’t touch those live wires”. Thanks for telling me that NOW!! Then when he was describing what I was supposed to be seeing and I was describing what I was actually seeing, he calmed his voice down really low and said “look, this isn’t hard” Which I role my eyes to. Seriously? You might as well be telling me how to dismember a bomb! I have no clue what I’m doing!! When he finally lets me talk, he says “Oh, does it T off”? Which I reply yes to, I then get an “oh, it must go to the bathroom upstairs” (which we already knew about) After all this deliberating Speed decided I needed to turn the water heater off from the breaker box that resides in my closet. After accomplishing this task I had to get the fan from the guest room (Mom and Dad used it as white noise to drown out all the silence up here) and bring it into Speed’s closet, to try and dry up the water. UGH!!! So now I’m waiting on what will happen next and that whatever happened won’t happen again. Speed isn’t planning on coming back until Sunday with me, I’m supposed to drive down Thursday and meet him so Goofy can take the car back here and watch the dogs for us while we have a FUN weekend with our friends (I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks, so some damn plumbing problem is not going to stop me!!)

The one thing that sucks even more about this is I can’t have a cocktail since I started my fast at 3 today! And the only reason I’m making sure to get my fast done is so I can have whatever I want this weekend!! If anyone bother to read this, all I ask is for a prayer that my eye lid will stop twitching, sometimes it’s the little things in life that can put you over the edge, and I have a feeling this is one of them! I can deal with the knee, hip, back pain, the peeing on the carpet, the not having a job, the not having any friends but Speed nearby (Not that that’s bad, but he doesn’t shop well), the not knowing what the hell to do with my life, and even the plumbing situation in our bathroom. Just please Dear Lord stop the eye twitch!!!!