Monday, November 20, 2017




Got up when I heard hubby banging around in the kitchen.

He made eggs, bacon, and sausage in the oven.

I had to clean up his messes.

He was happier and in a good mood because of the Super Cortisol that he took last night. Takes the stress out of your body. Replenishes cortisol. Works wonders.

We drove up to Priest River to get the new Expedition licensed and titled from Texas. Super simple. We were the only people there. The lady was a little sick, but she did it right away. We were out of there in under 10 minutes.

Drove back home and unloaded the Expedition from the trailer. Hubby unhooked the trailer.

We got the grey Dodge out and took the Expedition over to Charles to fix the coils.

Hubby loaded junk tires into the back of the Dodge. We can drop off 4 each day without having to pay, so we will be doing that everytime we go into town.

Then we drove to Spokane and I got my nails done at the Walmart next to Costco in Spokane Valley. Shortened them up a lot. Maybe too short.

Hubby got his haircut next door at the Hair Stylist. They did not do a very good job on his beard.

Then we drove over to the Mall and had lunch. At the Italian Kitchen, I got a calzone. Hubby got a slice of cheese pizza. We were starved.

We went over to Silver Safari and I got 3 more piercings in my left ear. It was the same girl that did them - Alyssa. She is very professional. Kelsey was the girl that she was training and observed.

I went to give my drivers license ID, but found that the girl at the Licensing Department had not given mine to hubby. Hubby called and confirmed that they had my DL, so the girl on the phone said she would mail it tomorrow to our address.

When I was done at Silver Safari, we drove to Rathdrum. Picked up cat food and bedroom light bulbs at Ace Hardware. We drove to Spirit Lake to get gasolline for the Forklift. Hubby accidentally sprayed gasoline all over his clothes. He stank. Had to drive with the windows down.

At home, we got mail. Got a check from the Hooker vs. Sirius Lawsuit. That will be deposited tomorrow.

Sunday, November 19, 2017



I got up to pee at 4AM and was too tired to go back up the stairs. So I just slept on the sofa until hubby came down.

I slept all the way thru him feeding the cats and making eggs.

Then I woke up and made latte along with oatmeal.

Loaded the garbage and all the pumpkins in the yard.

Took the dogs for a walk in the park at Noon.

Stopped at the dump and unloaded garbage.

Got fuel for the Forklift at the station in Athol.

Drove home.

Hubby filled the Forklift.

I took leashes off dogs. Ben went in the basement for some reason. Wilson was very upset that he did that.

I microwaved the Starbucks turkey panini from the other day.

Hubby made noodles, sausage, and tomato soup.

Hubby watched TV.

Saturday, November 18, 2017



Did not sleep well last night.

I took more flu medicine. Hubby slept without coughing.

Got up at 9AM to make eggs & lattes.

I am still tired.

Did an invoice for hubby.

Windows look really clean. It is warmer out today.

I was tired and slept on the sofa for 10 minutes.

Hubby had to go to the shop to collect from a customer.

Friday, November 17, 2017



Got up at 6:30. Was sweating and could not sleep anymore. The HVAC unit by our bed was making an awful racket and it was not turned on.

I made latte for me. Hubby cannot have milk while he is taking antibiotics.

Hubby made eggs.

I went outside to feed the moose because all 3 of them were here early.

I finished making the bed, finished making the eggs. Hubby fed eggs to dogs.

Hubby fell asleep on the couch. He was still very sick and feverish.

I finally got him to get dressed by 9:30.

Got the house cleaned up so that the window cleaners could come by and clean.

Hubby left at 10:30 for the shop in Post Falls to repair a transfer case.

I stayed home and continued to clean.

The window cleaner Jay got here at 12:30PM.

I went down to get mail.

Hubby got home at 2PM. He took a nap on the sofa.

The Moose came to eat. I told Jay to be careful.

Jay finished the window cleaning at 4:30 and I paid him. He did a great job.

We watched Scrubs for the rest of the night.

I think I am getting sick. I fell asleep on the couch from 6PM to 8PM.

We went to bed at 10PM.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


NOVEMBER 16 2017

I had nightmares all night long, but slept pretty well. Got up at 5:30 to potty. Hubby had not re-set his clock for daylight savings. So it kept going off every 5 minutes and he would hit the snooze button.

Hubby got up at 7:30 and was coughing.

He made breakfast eggs. I got up and made lattes.

Hubby ran down to the shop to look for parts for Lane.

I watched turkeys fight one turkey and then ostracize him. Poor little turkey ran away into the woods. It was an awful thing to see. I felt sorry for that poor little turkey. He will not have the protection of his flock now. 

Then hubby came back and I got ready. Took the Grey Dodge to CDA. Got a latte for me at Jitterz.

Got him to the Doctor's Office by 9:30AM. I took the truck and drove back to Horizon Credit Union and made a deposit because last night, I had paid the credit card bills with the wrong account. We had to transfer money to the correct account.

Then I went back to the Doctor's office. Hubby was still in the waiting room.He looked awful. Feverish, red face, looked sick.

We got called back and finally saw Dr Wester at 10:30AM. He gave hubby a prescription for antibiotics, told his assistant to get a referral to Dr Draeger for the numbness and pain in his foot, and a note for hubby to be off until Dec 15.

I drove over to Post Falls and made a deposit at the other credit union office there. Then we drove to Rathdrum and I took his prescription in to the new Pharmacy there. They filled it right away.

We got groceries at Super One. Then we drove home. Got mail at home. Ebates check, mostly junk mail. Unloaded groceries.

I watched Vera for a while. Then drove down to the Post Office at 2PM to mail the Tax payment via certified/registered mail.

Came back and fed critters. Put grain and carrots out for them.

I did bookwork.

Hubby watched his automotive shows and tried to sleep. He had already taken his antibiotics.

Charles called and then Tom called about truck that Charles is trading to hubby for $ that he owes him. Tom wants the plow on the truck.

Deer came at 4PM.

We watched new show on Hulu - Future Man. It was good. We binge-watched it to the end.

Watched a couple episodes of Archer, then went to bed at 10:30PM. Hubby was still sick.



Got up at 10PM. Had finally slept for a while.

Hubby made breakfast eggs. I made lattes.

We walked the dogs in the park. Took them around the Waldron Campground. The park had opened the gates again because the snow had melted.

We put the ticket on the window and our receipt that we had purchased a park pass with our new registration.

Came back and dropped off the dogs. We drove into town.

We were going to stop at KR's, but I called her and she said that she was about 5 minutes away. So we went to Columbia Bank and put in the check from the Lariat and a customer's check.

Went to Lowe's to pick up Dryer Vent that the cats had shredded.

We saw an advertisement on Outback Steakhouse that they had $4 Apps for Happy Hour. So we waited until 4PM to eat there. It was a deceptive ad, as they said Apps FROM $4. They had no deals. Fucky crappy place. Never going there again. The Women's bathroom had this HUGE molding, gross water stains on the ceiling tiles. I really don't know how this passes State inspection.

 Disgusting Ceiling Tiles

Tuesday, November 14, 2017



Hubby was still not feeling well. He woke up feeling somewhat ok.

He made eggs while I made lattes.

Hubby fed the dogs. He opened tuna for the cats.

We went outside to feed the critters.

At 11:00, the mail man went by outside and we wanted to go get the mail.

The Rocky Flats Settlement said that the checks had been mailed and it should arrive soon.

We loaded the dogs into the Grey Dodge and drove to the mailbox. The Settlement check had arrived!

Took the dogs to the park to walk. It was cold and wet. Dark grey skies.

 Ben & Wilson

Walked dogs around the water tower and down the road.

Stopped to get a latte at the Espresso stand in Athol.

Drove home. Dropped off dogs. I changed clothes.

Hubby drove me in to Hayden for a latte at Jitterz. We had just enough time before my hair appointment at 1PM.

Hubby drove to the shop, picked up axles, picked up checks. Deposited checks at bank.

Then he picked me up at 4PM. My hair took longer than I thought it would. Rachelle did a GREAT job on my hair.

We stopped at North 40 in CDA to pick up check and then drove over to Best Avenue to get Philly Cheesesteaks for dinner. On the way out of town, we stopped at Arby's to get roast beef sliders for the dogs.

A Little Bit of Blue Sky

Hubby picked up milk and lotto tickets at Lil Town Market.

Then we drove home.

Unloaded everything. Ate our dinners. Hubby watched his auto shows and rested his leg.

He was feeling sicker, coughing and feverish. I suggested that he used the dry sauna to feel better. His chest and back have been hurting him.

We went to bed at 11PM.

Monday, November 13, 2017



Got up and made eggs for hubby and dogs.

Made lattes.

Hubby had gotten up really early because he was coughing while in bed and did not want to disturb me. He had gotten flu or cold overnight. Drinking lots of Nyquil.

He slept on the sofa most of the day.

I went out and fed turkey & deer.

Walked down the driveway to get the mail in the rain, but there was no mail.

Went down at 4PM to get mail; just junk mail.

Hubby woke up around 4PM and watched some of his automotive shows.

Hubby was really sick today.

Finally went to bed around 10PM.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


NOVEMBER 12 2017

Got up at 8AM. Did not sleep well last night.

Both of the stripe cats were here this morning. One had been missing last night and we were scared he had been killed.

Turkeys were already here. They ate the leftovers from past feedings in the yard.

I got up and made lattes. Hubby had already made eggs and fed dogs.

Hubby mounted the thermostat by the side of the fireplace.

He finally got dressed at 10:30AM.

We drove into Rathdrum and stopped to get lattes.

Then we drove to Walgreens to pick up a card for Amanda's open house.

Drove to the Post Falls shop to pick up invoices and check.

Went to hubby's MRI exam at 2:45PM. Was there until 3:45PM.

Then we drove over to Amanda's and dropped off the card with $ inside.

We talked to Amanda and KR for a while, then left.

Drove to CDA and went thru the Metro Express car wash with Jeep.

Ate dinner at  Cafe Rio. It was ok, but not great.

Drove home and watched The Walking Dead. I don't like this show anymore. Boring.

Went to bed at 10:30PM

Saturday, November 11, 2017



Got up at 8AM this morning.

I actually slept for 8 hours last night and it was wonderful. But had to get up 2X to potty.

I made lattes; hubby had already fed the cats and made eggs.

Hubby called people that were selling 2WD SUV in Moyie Springs. They said that the son had over-nighted the Title for the car. So hubby got the trailer hooked up to the Excursion.

The Excursion was "missing" in the motor. So it was running rough. Hubby was upset about that.

He also could not find his tool sets that he had, he looked everywhere in the house & garage for the tool sets.

We finally got going at Noon. Left the dogs at home.

Drove to Sandpoint and parked the truck & trailer. Got lattes and food using Reward points at Starbucks.

Arrived in Moyie Springs around 2PM.

Could not find the address at first. Snow all over Old Highway 2; Had to turn around to find the mailbox. Road went straight up. A non-plowed two-track.

The people owned 2 black dogs. One dog only had 3 legs. It limped around.

Took forever to load SUV as it did not run; hubby and (Gene) had to run over to his dad's farm to pick up ramps to use on the trailer.

As we got into Bonners Ferry, the tire blew out on the trailer. So hubby pulled into Les Schwab to put a new tire on it.

We walked in the dark down to the Burger Express restaurant and had burgers to warm up and waste time.

Then we walked back to the Les Schwab dealership, paid and left.

The new tire blew out again in Sandpoint, so we pulled into Walmart to have a new tire put on it. They would not do truck tires on a trailer, so they sold hubby the tire and we put it on ourselves.

I went to the bathroom while we were there.

Then we drove home. On the way, a couple blocks away from Walmart, we smelled burning tire again. Hubby pulled over on the road and pulled the fender off. It was rubbing against the tire. So we surmised that was what had happened to the other tire.

Hubby took the fender off and put it in the back of the SUV. We drove home slowly.

At home, we unloaded everything and left the Excursion in the driveway hooked to the trailer.

One of the stripey kittys was missing all night. Hope he is OK.

The dogs were overjoyed to see us. I gave them Ham slices, which Ben promptly vomited on the hallway rug. Had to clean that up.

We watched Vera and Dirk Gently on tv. I went to bed at 11PM.

Friday, November 10, 2017



Got up and I was exhausted again. Only got a few hours sleep. Hubby was snoring all night and woke me up several times with his snorts. I was hot and had to open the window, then I got cold and shut the window.

Wilson finally came upstairs and I was comforted by putting my hand on his belly and falling asleep.

Hubby made eggs for dogs & gave cats their tuna.

I went outside and fed deer, moose, and turkeys. Moose had come in the night and ripped open the huge bag of carrots. I had to pick up the carrots off the concrete porch and take them out. Also took a few pumpkins and split them by dropping them. The deer & moose love pumpkins.

We took the dogs for a walk in Farragut Park much later about Noon. Hubby was upset about money and retiring from work. There is a fear of the unknown future.

Talked about our options and he calmed down somewhat.

Hubby took the Excursion over to Charles' shop again because the engine was still missing.

Drove to Rathdrum and got a latte for me.

We had to drive into Post Falls to pick up checks and take parts to the shop there. Hubby talked to Gary S while he was there. Picked up Z's check.

Went to the bank and deposited checks. Drove to Popeye's in Post Falls to try their chicken. There were only 6 cars in line and the dining room was packed.

We took the food over to KR's to eat it warm. KR was just leaving with Amanda to eat at MOD Pizza and then go watch a movie. She took Beebo with her. I went outside and said hi to Amanda and Ellie. Ellie licked my face, she was so happy to see me.

Took the food inside and ate at KR's dining room table. The chicken was OK. Jambalaya was nothing but rice in water. Green beans were bland. Mashed potatoes with spicy gravy was a little off-putting. The pecan pie (which they repeatedly tried to give us Apple pie) was pre-packaged bland from a different company. Preservatives and gross.

I don't think it was worth the wait for this restaurant.

We drove to Stein's in Rathdrum. Picked up milk. I had to potty there. The potties there are awful. No toilet paper and dirty.

At home, we unloaded groceries.

We watched the end of Vera, and a new episode of Chance.

I took a hot bath and went to bed at 10:30

Thursday, November 09, 2017



Got up and was tired. Only had 1 hour sleep last night. Tossing & turning.

Made lattes. Hubby made eggs.

I fell asleep on hubby's lap on the sofa.

Moose were here early. Then the turkeys came. I took grain out to them.

KR called and had gone to the Dept of Labor. No luck there. She talked for quite a while.

Then I went out to feed grain to deer. Deer were here early at Noon.

Hubby shoveled the snow that fell off the roof of the garage. It was extra heavy because of the rain.

More rain.

We drove to the dump.

I was hot and tired all day.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017



Got up at 7AM after taking 2 Benadryl last night and a handful of aspirin. I am TIRED.

Hubby had already made eggs for breakfast.

I made lattes.

There was an early morning deer here at 9:30AM.

I went out and fed the critters. Took out carrots, apples, and grain.

Cannot walk dogs because hubby has only sandals to wear because of leg swelling. Had to leave dogs home.

 Stripey Kitty in Long Box

We drove into town. Picked up lattes at Jitterz.

Stopped at Poteet Produce, bought 3 cases of old apples. Bought a crate of pumpkins for $40. They were supposed to be free, but the old guy wanted money today.

Stopped at Starbucks, got turkey sandwiches with Points, purchased more Verismo Blonde Espresso pods.

Drove over to Post Falls to pick up Drivelines; then dropped them at Post Falls shop. Hubby picked up his paperwork from the desk there.

We drove to the old man's farm on Hayden Avenue and got 4 bags of grain.

Mountain views From the Prairie

Then we drove home.

Got the mail. Nothing but junk.

Unloaded the truck. All 3 Moose were here. Limpy was still limping around.

The Moose came over to eat the grain, apples, and pumpkins. Then the deer came out to eat.

Hubby rested his leg while I did bookwork.

KR called to say that she had been laid off due to not having enough money to run their business.

She came out to our house with Beebo and talked with us for quite a while. They finally went home at 10PM.