Sunday, December 29, 2019

Happy New Year 2020


Drain pipe fell off from roof.
 Heavy Rain made a river running. . .
Now it is WET MUD on the (notice ditch in my
sidewalk).  Courtyard sidewalk
. . .which is way to wash house, our apts. and Office.
When everything feels like an uphill struggle just think of the view from the top.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Merry Christmas and Many Blessings . . . Sharing Decorations


Christmas Decorations are up and hopes are high. . .
hot water and heat are here.

 Henri J.M. Houwen: “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

Monday, December 9, 2019

Where I LIVE

Birds and Squirrels get fed.  .  . Fountain in background.
 Minx enjoying the heater (above).
 Finally the courtyard ditches covered. . .
Watch your step.. .MUD 
and no concrete in part of sidewalks everywhere.
They did finally get the stacks of leaves carried off.
Henri J.M. Houwen: “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

WHERE I LIVE . . . .                                   Another Danger. . . .

50-60 mile an hour winds . . .
 . . .with gusts to 70s will leave huge
limbs/logs across the yard and sidewalks. . .
This is NOT the first time this has happened.

There will be a lot of horrendous rain and storms through  Thurs and Friday into early Saturday.

Weather may be a hazard everywhere. . .be careful and be SAFE!

To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Where I live. . .

They came and took care of the dirt, but it will rain and turn to slick mud. . .there are pieces of concrete still missing (mud will leak out) and sidewalk not cleaned up.

 The dirt is everywhere and can wash onto the 
sidewalk. . .plus concrete missing.
 My sidewalk is missing concrete. . .mud will wash
into the drain and possibly stop it up.
 This is the entrance to the Wash house. . .more
concrete missing and will be muddy area.
 Birds are eating on the pillar and the
Fountain is Icing up. . .it does every winter.
The best is yet to come. Be patient.
I believe 40 days and 40 nights and on and on is pushing patience.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Work Completed Nov. 9 but not cleaned up . . . 5 days later. . .


Birds eating and Fountain ICED
Children played here over weekend 
in the construction site.
Ditch, Concrete and Orange curtain
Only way I can get to my mail and/or
do my wash. . .impossible with wash because 
I would have a basket in my arms and cannot 
traverse ditch, mud and concrete with each step.
I have no idea when this will be cleaned up. 
Friday the 9th the work was completed.
You can’t always control who walks into your life, but you can control which window you throw them out of. . .

Saturday, November 9, 2019

40 days and 40 nights

Lake front property (night time)

No hot water or Heat

40 days and 40 nights. . . .seems like I've heard that before. . . .How did that turn out?

RAINBOW    Let us hope so.

I fed the birds on my Patio
 . . and the Squirrels.  Pretty place.
 Now it's not so pretty. . . .
Amazing how one place can go so far down so fast. . . . totally.

Renting is not the way to live EVER!  My experiences.

When life gives you crumbs, feed the birds.

Friday, November 8, 2019


Heavy rain at night after digging had begun the day before. . . there was a LAKE in the courtyard overnight, fortunately the patio did not flood.

We have heat now, but no hot water. . .they had to put in new pipes. . .throughout complex.

 My Patio and Front Yard
 Aftermath of water and putting some dirt back

Not sure when there will be Hot water for  bathing.  .   . washes . . .Dishes. . . .None since 30/Sept.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

ONGOING project . . . .


Heat back on after 33 days. . . . .  Still no hot water. . .

Digging . . . .

Flags were taken up by the 'kids' and had to be reset by workers TWICE!!! Which stopped the work progress several times. . . .NO ADULTS WATCH THEIR KIDS.


This sets the whole project back days and weeks.


Author Steven Aitchison:   “Honesty is a power very few people can handle.”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Minx . . .hogging the heater. . . .of course she is!!!

Lights are back on. . .

We now have no heat and no hot water since September 30. . . .

We do have a heater (2-story, high ceiling). . . .

Look who is hogging the heater.
In this predicament . . .Don't forget the Electric Blanket.
We will be having 20 degrees at night and possible flurrys.  
Not sure when we will have heat. . . .workers aren't here. . .

Welcome to OKLAHOMA!!!!
Author Mark Shields: “There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


 This is my Apt and the neighbors Apt on the corner . . .
no lights on the building.  
These are SOLAR lights and should come on as soon as it is dark.
 Evidently no electricity . . .they do NOT have to be set up, just add electric.

If you are coming up to my front door. . .
this is what it looks like
and the apt. number cannot be seen. . .
nor can anyone be seen breaking in.

 This is my building. . .lights at the top balcony
but there are NO lights on the bottom.  What
light you see is reflections of 2 lamp posts 
in the bottom windows.
We   have had a burglary. . .and 
we do have "bums" come through the complex.

Our temperatures are in the 30s, 40s, and a few70s now.
Still no hot water nor heat. . . no idea when it will be on.

Author Steven Aitchison:   “Honesty is a power very few people can handle.”

Monday, October 14, 2019

Where I Live

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

No hot water. . .  No heat. . . Since 30/Sept.
I have a 2-story and this is what we have to heat 
our whole Apartment.
30s at night and sometimes 60s or 70s during day.

 Our Robins have been gone awhile.
 Squirrels still around.  .   . some of them.
Put on a heart of compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience, which has the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes, with good temper.”

Friday, April 12, 2019

Trees, horses, Clouds, Birds, Red night sky and Minx

Spring is in the air. . . .Flowering Tree
 2 Horses in the pasture. . .winter coats gone.
 Cloud Bank, Blue Sky and Tree blooming.
 Dove comes to Patio to eat. . .
 . . .as does Mrs. Cardinal.
 'Red Sky at night, Sailors Delight'
 Minx relaxing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring is in the air

Squirrel in backyard. . .Sun is shining.
 Bird in the tree. . notice the buds.
 1920s House/Trees . . . Fence covers most of it.
 I see Green on the trees in the backyard. . .clouds.
 Clouds, Blue Sky and Trees.
 Tree buds . . .Clouds.
 Gray horse in pasture. . .Heavy coat is gone. . .
 . .and Buckskin horse.
 Minx in the window watching.
 Fountain is going again.
 Plane leaving trail. . Blue Sky.
 Dandelions. . . wow haven't seen these lately.
Hippocrates: “Healing is a matter of time, but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity.” Seize every chance to fortify the well-being of your body, mind, and soul.