Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fresh Squeezed Lemons

I haven't blogged in about 3 weeks. So little and so much has happened. I keep telling myself I really need to update. My memory anymore is crap. I will start off by saying I didn't go on my camping trip. Life came up. Life has away of getting in the way of good plans so does the lack of money. I can't remember everything that has went to hell in the past three weeks but the major one was our water pump went out on our water system. No pump = no water. That cost a good 1,700. Mostly, because the pump is located in the lake. Needed a new harness built for the pump and water line also. It is aggravating but not the end of the word.

It seems many things have been on stand still lately. My kitchen is waiting and crying it needs fixed. The bathroom is crying it needs major new flooring and sub flooring. Everything in the house is screaming "We need your attention" I scream back I'm not made of money. The house then screams we don't give a crap we will break on you. We are really trying to figure out how to get it all done before it snows. Trying to find honest hard working people in this small town is very hard. Everything is so overpriced by American standards also. Don't even get me started on how much more expensive everything is here. When the Canadian dollar is higher than the American dollar. It really upsets me to pay double and triple on some things.

I did though have one nice day exploring,hiking and going to a tourist trap and eating a Indian Taco on a Rez. I need more of those days. I was so tired hiking 3.0kms of very rugged terrain. My back and legs where a mess the next day. Oh the bush though. It calls to me at times and soothes my crazy racing head. I feel more at home than even in a mall.

I used to call shopping home but not to long ago I went and felt so out of place. I'm not used to the choices at all and the sticker shock. Ended up getting all dressed up. I'm starting to feel like a hick anymore. Example: They had a dyson hand blower that looks so different and I marveled at it. Kept blowing my hands. Did managed to get J new glasses. Also, some real nice sweaters and more dressy clothes so when we go down south we won't look like such hicks in a fine dining establishment. Ended up eating at the Red lobster. One of those all you can eat shrimp things and I have been so sick the last past couple of days. I don't think I can look at shrimp the same now. It is something when to do shopping you have to drive a good 180 mile trip and get the gift of food poisoning. I also got my monthly present at the same time. I feel so lucky. The night we went ended up drinking to much wine also and had a hangover the next day also. I haven't been so physically sick in ages. My stomach better today still gargles.

My mood is getting slowly under control. It has been a ride on the mixed roller coaster.


  1. It does sound like things have been pretty up and down and all around for you -- food poisoning is NO GOOD. Ugh, or the new pump. I feel for you, friend. I hope things get on a more even keel for you now.

    Have a great day. :)

  2. oh the mixed states suck - they had to recently up my meds to tolerate it and not land me back in the hospital. I have too much shit going on right now to be in a mental ward - especially Elgin Mental (about two miles from my house).
    I strongly suggest that you invest in some basic tools and get a home improvement guide. There is no reason a coupla lesbians cannot do some of the things on your list. They may not come out perfect the first attempts but it will be far cheaper you will sleep better after working on it all day. I learned how to make things by screwing up a lot and getting it right a lot. Most of my skills come from the books I read and putting what I learned into practice.

  3. Hi Kristy...sounds like the house repairs are proving stressful on you. Hope u get it done before the snow. I've only ever experienced snow as a child once when I lived in my homeland New Zealand. I've also been bush hiking twice recently. I love the bush. The first one was 3 km through what I consider rough terrain. Oh my knees are still paying for that one!

  4. Ewwwwww!
    You can't win for losing.
    It almost feels like there is a conspiracy to get you, led by the house, and including the rest of the world.
    I do hope things improve a whole lot, very soon.
    Maybe you need to be like Bear, and spend more time in the bush.