Friday, July 20, 2018


JULY 20 2018

Much cooler today.

Got up at 4:00AM to potty. I did not have the strength to go back upstairs, so I slept on the sofa. Hubby got up at 6:15AM and I got up after him. Wilson jumped on the sofa to wake me up.

Kittitas, Chelan, and Mattawa all have fires in Washington.

Got on the internet and found that there were 3 fires burning west of Spokane.

I made latte for hubby. Then made eggs because he was running late and did not have time. I made a sandwich for him. He fed the dogs.

Then he went to work.

I did laundry and dishes. Cleaned up the kitchen.

Went outside to give clean water & food to dogs & cats.

Picked up dog poo.

I went to get the mail at 1PM.

Thursday, July 19, 2018


JULY 19 2018

Got up at 6AM.

Made latte for hubby.

Hubby made eggs for all the dogs.

Hubby left for work.

I did laundry and dishes.

Put out fresh food and water for dogs & cats.

Panic emails from Mesquite saying that the loan is closing earlier. Not middle of August, but end of July. That stupid realtor is an idiot.

Bank guy called me later because he was so upset with Realtor.

Hubby got home at 5PM. He was down at the shop for a while, talking with Casey.

We drove the Tan truck up to Ponderay to pick up the Helicopter truck.

Stopped to get a latte for hubby at Starbucks. Stupid girl was talking to somebody else at the drive thru and hubby had to repeat his order THREE times. Finally got to window and got the wrong drink. Had to drive thru again and she only put flavor in the drink. Stupid customer service. This is not typical, usually this store has great customer service.

On the way back, hubby drove helicopter truck and I drove tan truck. A semi got in-between us and I had to drive behind it. Had to stop for road work on 95 near Sagle; sat there for about 10 minutes. Traffic reduce to 1 lane as they were cutting off the top of the blacktop and pouring new.

Drove to Joe's Transmission and dropped off the helicopter truck. Saw a little bunny at Joe's that was hopping around with his chickens. Then hubby drove home.

At home, we loaded the dogs for a walk, but as we were driving down the driveway, I was overcome with cramps. Had to go back home. I took a hot bath. Hubby took the dogs with him to the Blue Shop. I took lots of aspirin to help the cramps. Then fell asleep on the sofa.

Hubby got back at about 9PM. Scared me when I heard them coming in the door.

Hubby had dinner. We went to bed early.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018



I actually slept in bed all night. Wilson got up with us around 2AM.

Got up and made latte for hubby.

Hubby made eggs for himself and the dogs.

We watched Shaun The Sheep for about 20 minutes.

Hubby went to work at 6:50AM.

Wayne was just arriving as hubby left for work. Wayne got his equipment out of the garage.

I started laundry and dishes. Made the bed.

Went outside to pick up poo.

Heard Coyote yelling behind our house. Wayne came out of the woods and said that she had lots her pups. She was running around crazy.

Then we heard a gun shot and did not hear the coyote anymore...

Wayne pulled a torn up, dead rabbit from under the blue truck which was parked by the garage. He disposed of the animal.

I went back inside. Hubby called & texted me.

I ordered black shirts online. HM does not have my black jersey shirt anymore. Sad face.

Hubby got home at 6PM. He had picked up Dave 2.0 from Charles' shop.

I drove the FMF to Post Falls to drop off Dave at his house. Then hubby got in the front passenger seat and we drove over to Jitterz to get granitas. It was very hot outside.

Picked up Beebo. Had to drive very slowly as they had chip-sealed Poleline Road. Beebo jumped into the car and was all excited.

Drove to CDA to eat at The Gyro Shack. Hubby wanted "steak". No good steak places around here, tho.

We left Beebo in the car with the windows down. We ate quickly. Hubby's brother texted that the other trustee does not want to settle and wants to "visit" all the beneficiaries. He is wasting time again. Hubby got upset.

Smelled burning rubber again on the FMF. Still need to fix the ABS brakes before we can drive it again.

Saw LOTS of cops out tonight. Several people were pulled over getting tickets, one by Jitterz, one by The Gyro Shack, saw another on the Interstate.

Hubby drove the FMF over to Metro Express to get it washed. We drove thru this time, no problem.

Drove home because it was too late to pick up oil at North 40.

At home, we watered plants.

I put out fresh food & water for dogs.

The deer was already here. She wandered off after a while.

We went to bed at 10:30PM.

Beebo started barking at something in the woods around 2AM. It woke up us. We had to potty. Hubby closed the doggy door so the dogs would not go back outside.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018



Got up at 6AM and made hubby a latte.

Hubby made eggs for dogs & himself. He watched Shaun The Sheep and left early.

I did laundry and dishes.

Cleaned up kitchen.

Gave fresh food & water to dogs & cats.

Took fresh water out to deer area.

Took the Tan truck to Hayden to get my nails done. Karen had no time available and scheduled me almost 5 weeks out. I think that is too long. Might have to get them done with somebody else before we leave.

Picked up Arby's burgers for dogs on the way back. Stopped at Jitterz for a granita.

Drove home. Picked up the mail.

Did more laundry.

Gave more fresh water to dogs.

Took a nap. I was exhausted.

Hubby got home at 6PM. He ate the Arby's roast beef burger I had brought home. Then he took a 2 hour nap on the sofa.

We went to bed at 10:30PM.

Monday, July 16, 2018



Got up at 5AM to potty. I fell back asleep on the Sofa. Too tired to climb the stairs.

It was pretty cold last night. Got down to 50 degrees.

This morning was really cold, too.

Up at 7AM when I heard hubby get dressed.

He made eggs for himself & dogs.

I made him a latte.

He left for work while I took a hot bath. Body aches & pains.

At 9:30AM, Ken, the Neighbor's Glass guy came to install windows.

He worked all day long.

At 10AM, I rode my bike down to mail a payment.

At 1:15PM, I took the dogs for a walk down to the mailbox to pick up the post. The mailman did not pick up my post.

I had to shut the dogs in the laundryroom all day because the guy was here working. I put their food and water in the room, along with a fan to cool them down.

Wilson liked to bark at the guy when he walked out to his truck to pick up the windows.

I was bored all day.

Sunday, July 15, 2018



Got up at 7AM. Hubby made eggs for dogs.

I made latte for hubby.

I watered plants outside.

Hubby sat in his shorts and watched his Automotive shows for about 2 hours; then we took the dogs for a walk at the Junior High School in Spirit Lake and around the nearby neighborhood.

Came back and Mike's family came out to visit. They talked until about 2PM.

After they left, we were hungry and made lunch.

Hubby watched Automotive shows on TV.

I cleaned up dog poo in back yard. Got bit by chiggers.

I did laundry and dishes.

Hubby fell asleep on the sofa for about 3 hours.

KR texted me about her boyfriend at 5:30PM. I had been trying to take a nap, but woke up.

Hubby woke up at 7PM and fixed dinner.

We watched some new episodes of Preacher and went to bed at 10:30PM.

Saturday, July 14, 2018


JULY 14 2018

Got up at 7AM. I had already been up at 4AM because a mosquito bit me on my left ankle, right on my chigger bites. I need to stay out of the woods.

Hubby made eggs for himself and the dogs. He insisted on having a burrito. Instead of thawing out the ones inside the freezer...

Hubby went outside to mow while I oiled all the cabinets in the bathroom & kitchen. It was difficult, hot work.

Hubby mowed the circle drive and the backyard.

Ken was here early at 8:30AM. He talked to hubby for a while.

Ken left to put out  LITTLE ITTY BITTY SIGNS in Spirit Lake and down Clagstone Road. No wonder nobody, absolutely NOBODY came to the Open House!

It was a very hot day. I think the high was 92 Degrees F.

Hubby took a shower and I changed clothes. Had to clean up all the oil that spilled on the floor.

We drove to Spirit Lake and 1/2 way there, one of the RV storage people called and said they were there to get out their RV. We had to return to the house and open the shop.

The dogs and I waited patiently in the hot truck while hubby got the RV out and the people left.

Then we left again. Driving to Spirit Lake. Could not get a latte at the Espresso Stand there because they had 4 cars on each side. They have a great business in the summer!

At the traffic construction in Oldtown, ID, hubby threw out his water bottle. It missed the pickup bed, so he got out and threw it in. He opened the rear window of the truck so Ben could have air. However, he had spilled 90 Weight Oil in the back and it STUNK. I was about to vomit.

Drove to Newport, WA and got blended Frap lattes there and then drove into town to get the truck washed. I had to walk the dogs around the railroad tracks and in front of the hardware store shade. Hubby talked to another guy that was washing his truck who suggested that we take the dogs for a walk int he woods near there.

Another guy from the motorcycle shop across the street came across and talked to us about Ben's coloring and his son's pitbull.

We went for a walk in the woods that the guy had suggested. Upper Wolf Trail System. It was nice. Not overgrown weeds. Dogs liked the new smells.

Stopped to get gasoline at a gas station just past Oldtown. I had to potty. The girl behind the counter knew exactly what I wanted and directed me. It was funny. Hubby was talking to a couple that were hauling trailers to Alaska. Sounded Fun.

Then we drove up to Priest River to have burgers at Burger Express. It took us over 20 minutes to wait for our order. While hubby waited in the truck at the drive-thru, I went inside the grocery store to get a case of water. Came back outside and still had to wait another 18 minutes. It was awful.

We finally drove to the park and had a nice picnic. Hubby's hamburger had TOO MUCH SALT. So he did not eat a lot of it. I pottied at the restroom in the park. It stank even though it was a flushing toilet.

Drove back to the grocery store so hubby could get bleach for the back of the pickup bed to wash out the smell. He also bought laundry detergent on sale. We waited in the hot truck while he was inside. Hubby had parked in the Handicap space in the shade near the front door.

Hubby poured the bleach in the bed of the pickup. Then we drove back towards home. Called Ken and he said that nobody had come for the Open House. It was 3PM and he was going to leave.

Stopped for another blended iced latte in Newport, WA downtown and then drove home.

At home, we unloaded dogs. Hubby went down to the shop to talk with Larry & Casey. He closed the doors on the big grey shop.

We drove into town. Hubby had to wash the truck at Metro Express. It did not come out very clean.

Then we drove over to Post Falls. Stopped to get blended cold lattes at the new Jitterz in front of Fox Trailers.

Went to see Tom and get pro-rated rent check from him. Hubby talked to him for quite a while at his house. Tom had NO work at his shop.

Drove to Nate's New York Pizza. They were actually OPEN. Ordered a half canadian bacon half pineapple pizza to go. Hubby drank cider while we were there. We both pottied.

We drove home with the pizza. Hubby called Chad on the way home to find out if he was not talking to him because of the DRAMA. But Chad was nice and talked to him for a while.

At home, we gave the dogs ham. We ate pizza. Watched TV.

Went to bed at 10:30PM.

At home,


JULY 13 2018


Got up at 6AM and made latte for hubby.

Hubby made eggs for the dogs and himself.

Hubby left for work.

I did laundry and dishes.

Cleaned up the kitchen.

Picked up dog poo.

Watered the plants outside.

Fed the deer & put out clean water.

Took a nap.

Got mail at Noon.

Did bookwork.

Hubby got home at 7PM.

Paid Wayne for working on the woods.

We watched TV. Hubby fell asleep on the sofa.

Went to bed at 10:30PM.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


JULY 12 2018

Got up at 7AM.

Hubby had already left for the day.

I was hung over with Benadryl.

I made coffee and water.

Did laundry and dishes.

Text message photo from Realtor in Nevada showing house almost done.

Nevada Home

Took a nap.

Packed up stuff from house.


Hubby got home at 7PM. Fell asleep on the sofa.

We went to bed at 10:30PM.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


JULY 11 2018

Ben slept with us all night and Wilson came up around 1AM. By 2AM, I had to get out of bed because Ben was wiggling in his sleep.

I came downstairs and started a load of laundry. Then slept on the sofa for the rest of the night.

Got up early at 6AM.

Made latte for hubby.

Hubby made eggs. I had already prepped his breakfast sandwich. He fed eggs to the dogs. He then left for work.

Amazon mailed a WRENCH instead of the hand cream I ordered. It was delivered in the package via Fed Ex that was obviously opened and taped back up.

I gave tuna to the cats.

I cleaned up the kitchen. Put more laundry in dryer.

I gave the dogs & cats fresh food & water.

Then I passed out on the sofa again. I did not get much sleep last night.

Hubby got home at 7PM.

Went to bed at 10:30PM.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


JULY 10 2018

Monday, July 09, 2018



Had a very bad night.

We went to bed late at 11:30PM after watching episode 3 of the Cars That Made American.

Could not sleep.

At 1AM, I heard a screaming in the woods. Ben was up and started barking, but Wilson stayed in his library cubby hole and slept thru it all.

Hubby got up with his gun and I had the flashlight.

We thought something had gotten one of the kitties. Captain, Zim, and Joey all came when I called, but Rattler was missing.

I was sick to my stomach all night thinking that the poor kitty had been killed.

At 3AM, Wilson finally came upstairs to sleep with us.

The cats were coming and going thru the dog door all night, which kept me awake.

When I woke up this morning, hubby had Joey in his arms and said that the cat was not dead. I told him, "Wrong Cat!"

However, Rattler WAS down in the Library on the window seat sleeping. So all cats are presented and accounted for.

Hubby had already fed tuna to cats.

I got up and made latte for hubby, made eggs for dogs.

I started laundry and dishes.

Cleaned up the kitchen.

Hubby fed eggs to dogs.

Hubby left at 6:50AM for work.

I went outside and watered all the plants with gallon water jugs.

Then Wayne came at 8:00AM.

I gave fresh food and water to the deer, cats, and dogs.

 Rattler Resting After A Rough Night

Then I did more laundry.

Hubby got home late. He was still moving stuff out of Post Falls shop and cleaning it up.

We ate dinner and went to bed.

Sunday, July 08, 2018


JULY 8 2018

Got up at 7AM. Made latte for hubby.

Turned on the A/C. Summer has finally arrived.

Hubby made eggs for dogs & himself. He put out tuna for cats.

Zim and Rattler came inside to eat.

Rattler wanted extra loving.

I started laundry. I cleaned up after breakfast.

Hubby went outside to hook the Diesel up to the trailer so we could move trucks today.

Lane H had left the gas on in the tanks, so there was nothing to use for torching.

Drove to Rathdrum and got Jitterz for me. Saw Toothless there. He was going to our house to get tires.

Jeff (toothless) came to get the tires. He was still there when we got back home.

Drove past Starbucks, they had about 15 cars in line at Noon. I was going to get egg bites, but decided not to stop.

We drove to the shop to load blue truck and parts. Casey and kid was there. Tom was there helping customers. Hubby gave a card to one of the customers which had a fucked up truck because of Tom.

Hubby With Blue Truck at Home

The guys loaded parts while I sat in the truck, baking in the sun. It was awful. I will stay home the rest of the day.

We got done at 1:30PM and drove home.

At home, I made more latte for hubby. Made french toast for hubby. He had come up to the house to get his jump box; then went to the shop to unload parts & truck.

Made french toast to eat for me.

Started dishes.

Sat down to eat.

Hubby returned home from getting several loads from the Post Falls shop, and cleaning out the Blue shop with the guys. Toothless is supposed to come back and put plywood on the walls, paint them white in the blue shop.

The H2O truck was delivered by Superior Towing.

Hubby and I took the dump truck with a load of scrap metal to Garwood Wrecking and left it there. I had driven the Tan truck behind hubby.
Scrap Metal To Garwood Wrecking

Then I drove us to Super One to get milk and toilet paper. Ran into some really rude people there. A mother with 5 kids that blocked our way into the store. A super fat woman with children in the deli blocking the way.

We finally got back home and hubby had purchased salisbury steak which he put on a bun and ate at home.  We watched the 3rd episode of The Cars That Made America. 

Tired at 11:30PM. Went to bed.