Friday, May 09, 2008

Well, I certainly fell off the Blog Sphere..... I haven't posted a word for nearly four months. I have thought about it, but never started to write. Part of the reason I avoided writing was I found myself not willing to write about how I was really feeling. I was very aware of my emotions, but I wasn't willing to share them.

My fire victims finally moved back to their property. They stayed here for four and one half months. What a challenge! I had two people and a boat load of dogs camped out in my living room. Over the four months they spread out into the kitchen, and bedrooms. I tried not to get irritated cause they were in pretty bad shape losing everything in the fires, but I wasn't completely successful. I did more than most people could do, but I expected myself to act like Ghandi. Unfortunately, I lost my temper several times, especially with the guy. Oh well, progress not perfection.......

It took several weeks to get back on track with the house repairs. Part of the problem was all the rain. The weeds grew constantly, the trees needed trimming etc. Now, I am working on my kitchen. I am so excited to have a new kitchen. I can't wait till it is complete, and I can learn how to cook.

23 Comments:

At 5:50 AM, Anonymous Mary L A said...

Popped in and am very glad to see you back and posting again. Welcome back!

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

YAY! There you are!!! Woo hoo!

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger the only daughter said...

Woo hoo, indeed. I'm glad things are seeming to get back on track. Can't wait to see the new kitchen.

 
At 3:11 AM, Blogger dAAve said...

Glad you're back. I think those people owe you a whole lotsa thanks.

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger A Bear in the Woods said...

Glad you're posting! I'm amazed you managed 4 months with a family camping out in your house without going crazy or psycho on them. I don't know if I could have done it.

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger Dharma Kelleher said...

Congrats on the new kitchen and the renewed privacy!

Peace out,
Dharma

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Alexandra said...

good luck on the kitchen work.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Elizabeth McClung said...

Is the kitchen done now - I miss seeing the progress of your projects!

Cheers

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger jilly said...

well I sit here with tears down mly face as i see the beauty you posess as you took the fire victims in...particularly the dogs. i wonder if they will ever realize how lucky they are to have had you, the doggies that is? i am dreaming of getting sober again and i was surfing the net for sober living in florida with animals. this is when i found your blog. I want to leave my boyfriend and take my kitty. I just dream and pray for a place to go that is safe. Does anybody have any ideas?i am stuck...

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Elizabeth McClung said...

I'm glad you are posting and I appreciate the challenge you took on, I have had people stay but never so many for so long. It was a good thing, but sounds like a hard thing and it is good to have YOUR space back. I look forward to you blogging again.

 
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