Thursday, February 24, 2011

Status Quo...........As Usual


We leave in mid April back to England and there is so much to do before we go. Besides the spring chores of removing posts and such.........There is the spreading of fertilizer and weed killer in March, so hoping all this snow melts soon..............I will not put up with another year of "slobbers" secondary to clover and humidity. Not sure if I'll have everyone vaccinated before we go or if I'll wait until we're back. Besides the mounds of outdoor chores, Stephen has decided to patch and re-paint the extension...........we're talking a 30 foot X 40 foot room with sky lights and and a peaked ceiling to at least 25 ft. . So that will require the movement of furniture, covers over it and two sets of stackable scaffolding with a ladder........gads.........And rather than start it next week, we are making a trek to Navy Pier in Chicago to go to a Garden Show. I am overwhelmed once again..........And a resounding "thanks!" to perimenopause and the slightly higher blood pressure it has caused me , I have added yet another med to my arsenal of daily meds...........yay! And it makes me sleepy by mid-day. On a good note, we have bought a tread mill, Gold's Gym............I'm starting slow 10 minutes at first, but at a 2.5 mph with a slight incline.......will increase each day................Also the new med seems to be helping with the BP issue so far...........And I have to get stabbed by the vampires once again on Tuesday..........The horses are doing well............I've cut back their hay a little as it warms up. Still have their blankets on. I will consider taking the blankets off as soon as it is consistently warmer. If you haven't heard, Wisconsin is in an uproar.............honestly, I don't care either way. I personally have no bargaining at work and my wages in spite of a raise are going down as they find more ways of taking it from me, now with a spousal surcharge on top of family coverage for insurance, I think I now pay $600 a month for health insurance..............Oh well................Goats are fine, Jenny goat fits right in, however, I have never before seen such a happy goat. She actually smiles and when we give her a special treat, her whole bottom wags along with her tail, really quite a character. Thinking we'll have Zoe here to take of the critters while we are on our trip. She finally has her driver's licence, which is good and she's made a few serious treks in the few short weeks. Next things to do, hair to get done before the end of March and "OMG!", I have discovered LUSH products for myself................heaven.............Anyway, hope all is good with everyone out there............

7 comments:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

It's good to hear what's going on with you. Speaking of fertilizer, my hay farmer who charges an arm and a leg, told me that his costs are still going up, so he might skip fertilizing this year. I was like, "Say what? Doesn't that affect your quality of hay?" He was on a serious ramble, and I think he forgot he was speaking to one of his customers.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Oh yeah, and he also informed me that he may knock his 100-pound bales down to 80-pounds each and charge the same amount!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

The "to do" list never gets shorter, does it?? I know what you mean about the wages and health insurance -- don't even get me started on the healthcare situation in this country. But it will all get done, and you will have a fabulous vacation "across the pond." Take care!!1

Grey Horse Matters said...

Well you sure sound busy. England should be fun though. We're busy here too. Enjoy the garden show.

Cheyenne said...

"Lush!" Now there is a typically Welsh word? Used all over the UK, having been used repeatedly by The Gavin and Stacey actors!!!

Nice to hear it from an expat? Lush!

Rising Rainbow said...

I don't know how I missed this post! Good to hear what's happening with you.

I have heard of all the uproar in your state. I think those things are happening everywhere. Dave's cost for medical coverage shoot up too and with him still not working we couldn't pay ours anymore. Being without insurance is really a scary place to be. But oh well....

Glad the PB meds worked. That's a good note as you gt ready for your trip.

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