Thursday, October 31, 2013

BOO - halloween


Isabelle got up at 5:45 to go outside. Hubby let her out. Then he went to take a shower & get his lunch ready. I got up at 6:30 and made breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby. It was raining this morning.

I did laundry & dishes.


Went to get the mail walking Ben. Bud, Isabelle & Maggie came with us and ran around outside.

We got the title application for the Bronco that we sold from the people in California. Hubby had lost the other title. 

I picked up poo with the dogs. Bud came with me outside in front to pick up Izzy poo.

UPS man came today with packages for hubby at the shop.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FIRST SNOW 2013 & Icy COLD Morning

October 28, 2013

We woke up to the first snow here. Just a sprinkling. However, the wind was blowing all day long. Trees were down all over. Lots of broken branches were down. Thank goodness the electricity stayed on here all day.

Got up and made hubby his latte (we have already started with eggnog) and egg sandwich. Dogs got their pills along with an omelette.

Drove the car down later to get the mail. It was too cold to bike or walk down.

Dogs were depressed. They slept most of the day. Isabelle has been sleeping in the back room all day now because she hurts too much to go upstairs.

I did laundry & dishes. Vacuumed with my new vacuum.

Hubby came home at 6:30. He got to rest all night on the couch. He was very tired. Watched HIMYM and new show The Blacklist. I was exhausted when we went to bed at 11:00.

October 29, 2013

By the time hubby woke up late at 7:07, it was past time to make his breakfast sandwich & latte. He had to rush to get ready for work.

It was 26 degrees this morning. Brrr.

After hubby left, I had to make eggs for dogs as Lil Bit kept up the "dancing bear" routine along with begging. They were finally happy after I made breakfast for them.

I did laundry & dishes. Fed the deer. Gave the last of the bird food to the birds. Went down to get mail with Isabelle. She fell again when she walked up the steps.

Our shitty ass crappy neighbors are shooting AGAIN. Go to hell, freaks. It would not be bad if they just shot once or twice, but to keep it up for HOURS. It drives me insane. The dogs are all freaked out. Go to the damn shooting range, fuckers!

October 30, 2013

I was unable to get up and make breakfast. I had BPPV dizziness again. I have not had this for a while and it is depressing that it has started again.

I stayed in a chair and tried to keep from throwing up all day.

After hubby came home, unloaded deer food, and had a little dinner, he said he needed parts in Athol. So we got milk, filled my FMF with gasoline and got the parts from the guy. Bud & Ben came with us. I dropped hubby off at the shop and then came home.

Hubby came home around midnight.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Vacuum

October 27, 2013

Cold, wet, rainy & windy. Horrible fall weather. We canceled our plans to go to Greenbluff with the kids today.

Fed fish & replaced water filter.

Got up at 7:30 and made latte for hubby. No eggs in house. Loaded up dogs (not Isabelle; left her home alone to rest) and went to Country Nook in Rathdrum for breakfast. YUCK. Awful. Waitress wore obnoxious perfume and never brought condiments to table. Food was bland & cold. Never going back here. I don't understand why there is such a crowd here all the time.

Stopped at McDonalds to get sausage biscuit sandwiches for dogs.

Took dogs for a walk in the park on the road by the water tower. Gave them their biscuits.

Then we drove to WalMart in Post Falls by Cabellas. Got new vacuum and lots of groceries. Went to get me a white coffee granite in CDA. Drove home the back way looking for cats in neighborhoods. Got home by 12:00.

Hubby made weiner winks. I started applesauce in crockpot. Made apple pie and cinnamon sugar crusts.

Watched Dr Who marathon. Hubby watched some Won and Done Pinks racing show.

Very windy & cold.

Gave leftover apple cores & pieces to deer.

Hubby put together my new vacuum.

Gave reviews online Google to restaurant. Two Thumbs Down.


October 26 2013

October 27 2013

We slept in late until 8:15. Got up and made latte & egg sandwich for hubby. Made omelette for dogs. Took dogs for walk in park. Lots of coyote poop, horse poo, and good smells for the dogs. They also found wasp nests in the ground.

Hubby dropped us off and went to shop to work.

I went to get nails done! Got almond shape with dark red/purple polish!

Picked up dog burgers at McDonalds. Went to KKJ's to purchase an extremely expensive $28 small pizza & breadsticks. Never again. Hubby says it is not good pizza.

Dave & Vera were at the shop. Hubby had to go help #3 get his truck started. I brought Vera up to the house while Dave went with Hubby. Hubby & Dave got back and then they stayed until 8:15 talking.

We watched some tv, Sat Night Live & went to bed.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


October 23, 2013

Got up and made latte & sandwich for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

Hubby left; drove Excursion with trailer to work.

I took pain pills and went back to bed. Ben slept in bed with me for a while.

Washed our comforter. 

Hubby came home and had dinner.

Kids came over with Beebo to show us their rent-a-car that they had while the Jeep is being fixed.

After kids left, Hubby went down to shop to work until midnight.

I went to bed at 10:00.

October 24, 2013

Got up and made latte & sandwich for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

I felt a little better today; did the laundry & dishes. Fed the fish & deer.

Went down to get the mail with Bud & Isabelle. My orders for Alloy & Tobi sweaters came in the USPS.

Monday, October 21, 2013

monday blues


Hubby got up with his iPhone because his clock battery had gone dead. I made breakfast sandwich & latte; then made omelette for dogs.

Isabelle spit out her egg & pills.

Hubby was too late for work for me to take him to CN Diesel to pick up his Dodge. He took the Excursion to work instead.

I did laundry & dishes. Made beds. Fed Deer and Fish.

UPS man came with my Lancome perfume Xmas present.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


October 17, 2013

Got up and made breakfast & latte for hubby. Made omelette for puppies.

Cold in the morning. Only 32 degrees. I sat in front of the fireplace.

Went out and picked up dog poo in the afternoon when it got warmer.

I did laundry & dishes. Washed dog beds.

Hubby came home later. He worked in the shop until midnight.

OCTOBER 18, 2013

Hubby was late getting up; it was 6:55 when the alarm rang and woke him up. He got in so late last night that he needed more sleep. I did not have time to make him breakfast or latte so he grabbed the Sausage Cream Cheese pinwheels that were down at the shop.

He called me and told me that he was getting a latte at Thomas Hammer. Then he went to the Mern Meeting and got a commendation.

It was boring today. Warm in the afternoon as usual.

I did laundry & dishes as usual. Went out to feed the deer. There has been food left in the bowls from the night before, so they are not eating as much.

Bud & Maggie came with me to go get mail.

When hubby came home, I told him that the neighbor that shoots all the time got arrested. He might be gone for a while...

Hubby worked in the shop until 9PM with Bud as shop dog & Izzy sitting in the truck. He came home and changed clothes. Then we took the White Diesel down to CN Diesel and left it there. On the way, we saw fireworks being shot off as we drove down Hwy 41. The fireworks seemed to be coming from the Post Falls high school. Hubby took a different truck over the detailers on Prairie. I drove the FMF with Bud, Ben, Lil Bit & Maggie. We left Izzy home because she need sleep.

Hubby jumped in the FMF with us and we went to get burgers at Wendy's. Then we drove home.

Hubby fell asleep on the couch when we got home & watched TV. Went to bed at midnight.

October 19, 2013

Got up at 7:45 and made breakfast. Egg sandwich for hubby with a latte and omelette for the puppies. It was nice to sleep in late.

Hubby is panicking because they eliminated the SPEED channel and now there is nothing on Cable with Automotive shows. They discontinued all the SPEED origin shows and Fox bought out the rest and put them on a stupid Sports channel.

We got the dogs ready and took them down to the park for a walk. Dropped milk jugs off at Robin's Hair Salon in town. We saw Turkeys in the park when we were leaving. Then we saw deer on the Perimeter road when we went to get eggs. The Post Office was closed, so we could not get eggs.

When we came back, Ben decided to run thru the woods.

Hubby went down to the shop with Isabelle in the Excursion and Bud as shop dog. I went down later to help him load boats into the building, but Tim came later and helped. Dave the deck builder stopped by to ask if he should put in a new beam where the old one is rotting.

Around 5PM, hubby came racing up to the house with the Excursion. We drove into town to get one more 30 foot boat from the boat repair shop on Taryne Street in Hayden, ID. It was getting dark as we drove home the back way. Hubby did not want to drive up 95 as so many people were heading to Scarywood!

Hubby loaded boat into shop by backing it in with Tim's help. Then I drove the Excursion up to the house and unloaded dogs while hubby closed up shop and came home.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Too Early

October 16, 2013

Got up this morning at 5:30 to make breakfast & latte for hubby. It was SO dark. Dogs were confused because they did not understand why we were up so early! None of them wanted to get up.

Hubby had to pick up a co-worker that was dropping his truck off at CN Diesel at 6:30.

Before he left, hubby had to empty the catch bucket in the basement for the fish. He has to modify the filtration bucket because it is leaking and since it is inside, we cannot let it leak out now.

After hubby left, I was exhausted and went back to sleep on the couch. Slept until 9:00. It was very cold outside, so I had the fireplace blasting. It was very nice & comfy.

It finally warmed up to 45 by 11:45AM.

I made Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels.

Went down to get the mail with Bud & Isabelle. My new Levi jeans had come via USPS.

While I was outside, I fed the deer.

The birdseed was still full, so it did not require anymore. I wonder if my little Chickadees have started migrating?

Dave came by to work on the deck again at 4:15. The dogs had fun barking at him.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kids Came Back & Beebo Went Home

October 14, 2013

I got up and made breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby. Dogs had omelette. Bravo is getting better at not begging and staying out of the way in the kitchen.

Once hubby was gone, I went to feed the fish, feed the deer and put out more food for the birds. I noticed lots of morning doves eating the food on the ground around the circle driveway tree.

Ben naps

 Buddy napping

Bud and Isabelle came out with me to get the mail. There was no mail there today.

Made Cherry Brown Betty.

Cherry Brown Betty

Hubby brought home groceries. He got some really good grapes. 

October 15, 2013

Bravo & Bud came out with me to go get the mail. But Bravo stayed in the circle driveway sniffing things that were interesting. Bud ran down to the shop with me.

Got lots of mail and brought it back. Hubby got some advertising from Comp Specls.

Bravo is waiting for mommy & daddy

Bravo nicely sucking a bone

Bravo still waiting for mommy & dadddy

M&K got here at about 1:45 to pick up Bravo. They did not stay long. 

Hubby helped me drain the fish tank catch bucket when he came home. He said that he needs to drill a different lid for the filtration bucket.

We had to go to bed early as hubby promised to meet a co-worker at CN Diesel & take him to work.

I had been exhausted, but laid in bed forever trying to fall asleep. Isabelle got up at 1AM and wanted to go outside. It seemed like she had been whining for hours when I got up.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

COLD & beautiful Saturday / Busy Day Sunday

October 12, 2013

Only 28 when we got up this morning. Brrr.

Hubby refused to go to bed until midnight last night, so we slept in until 8:30. I got up and made breakfast & latte; made extra eggs for dogs because Beebo is staying with us while kids are in Texas.

We took the dogs for a walk in the park. Down the road to the Brig Museum. On the way back, we ran into a couple that nicely stopped for us while we loaded dogs back into the truck. TOO MANY DOGS!

Came home and hubby went down to shop to work by himself. He took Bud & Izzy with him.

I did laundry & dishes. Put up fall decor. Fed the fish & deer. Put out more bird food.

I took down contract for Pontoon boat and ran into lady. Chachi was there and said hello. He was driving his half/track.

Then I went back with Maggie & Ben because Chachi has not see the dogs since Ben got big... Chachi said they are up to 4 dogs again.

Ben sleeps on my chair

Bravo is watching the door

I researched things to do this month online. Hubby said he needs to get out of the house.

I purchased tickets for several shows in CDA so that we can attend. I am still debating whether or not I want to waste the money for Scareywood. Maybe not. Too cold and I don't want to ride any amusement rides at night.

Lil Bit naps between my legs

Hubby came home at 7:00. I made Stew & grilled cheese sandwich for his dinner. We watched a new TV show - The BlackList. It was good.

Went to bed at 11:00.

October 13, 2013

Got up and made breakfast and latte for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

We walked dogs in park. Then came home after a brief drive thru Bayview.

It was wonderfully sunny out today.

Got to work around the house about 11:00. Drained & cleaned fish tank. Dragged fish tank to the basement. Filled fish tank & put fish back in. Got all the plants put down below on the front porch under the deck. Dragged all the chairs from outside on to the front porch. Put all the lawnmowers in storage.

We finally finished everything by 2:00. Hubby came inside and started to grille up his steaks.

Bravo had gone swimming in the gross pond while we were outside and I had to fill the tub and wash him. I got soaking wet and had to take everything off because I got a chill.

Hubby helped wash & rinse Bravo with me. After Bravo had dried off a bit on the deck in the sun, I had to brush all the wet & shedding hair off him. He was not too happy about being brushed. He even nipped me a little.

We were both exhausted by the time we were sitting down. Nothing to watch on tv. We watched The Good Wife and went to bed.

Friday, October 11, 2013


October 11, 2013

Got up and made breakfast & latte for hubby. Made omelette for puppies. Bravo was excited to get a sample of ham.

I was too sick to drive Bravo to Groomer, so I called and canceled. I fed the deer, fed the fish.

Did laundry & dishes.

It was cold, frost covered everything and there was fog everywhere. Hubby left for work. I took a nap in front of the fireplace. Cramps & diarrhea again.

There was no rain today; it was dry and the sun actually came out. I got a great photo of my Fire Bush.

Burning Bush

Gave dogs their bones to chew on; gave them something to do.

Bravo growls

Maggie Slurps

Lil Bit hogs 2 bones

 Ben is intent

A pillow cover that I had ordered for KRN's Xmas present came today in the USPS mail. Bud came with me down to the mailbox. He was excited to run.

Dave came and worked on the deck from 3:50 to 6:30.

Hubby came home with another boat. He went down to shop to work at 6:30. Took Bud & Isabelle with him.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Panic City


No sleeping late for us today! We got up at 7:00.

Got up and made latte & breakfast sandwich for hubby. The dogs had omelette.

Drove up to Sandpoint; Stopped at Post Office in Careywood to get 6 dozen eggs. Got crappy EggNog Latte at Java Bear in Sagle on the way. Not made with real EggNog milk; only had added flavor to it. Yuck.

Visit with Tom's Differentials there. Took Bud & Ben. I took them for a long walk down McNearney Road. It was wet & muddy still. Saw lots of construction going on.

Stopped at Arby's to get burgers for dogs. We drove to Kootenai County Sheriff's office to drop off our applications for Concealed Weapons Permits. The paperwork that I had pre-filled out online was outdated and we had to fill out new paperwork. Took our fingerprints. Paid $66.50 for each permit. Washed our hands afterwards with Scrubs-In-A-Bucket.

Drove to get me a White Coffee Granita at Higher Grounds Espresso. In Rathdrum I got my nails done. Got my prescription at Rathdrum Drug.

Went home and unloaded everything. Packed Maggie & Lil Bit in the FMF and drove behind hubby. He took a Toyota FourRunner to drop off in Spokane Valley. Met the kids at Sullivan Park to walk the dogs. Bravo jumped into the FMF with me and we all drove over to Black Angus Steak House to have dinner. The dogs stayed in the car and we left water with the windows down. Hubby went out repeatedly to check on them. The temps were pretty low so they did not have any problems being in the car. All of them took a nap.

Gave Matt his birthday card with $ in it.

Hugged the kids goodbye as they were leaving for TX vacation in the morning.

I followed hubby and he dropped off the Toyota. He got in the car with us and we drove home.

Got burgers in Rathdrum on the way home. When we went in shopping at Stein's in Rathdrum, Bravo got into the leftovers and ate the steak. I had put the burgers on the dash so he could not get them! Bad Bravo.

Arrived home after dark. Gave the dogs their burgers and watched a little tv. Then went to bed.


Got up and made latte & breakfast sandwich for hubby. The dogs had omelette. Isabelle refused to take her pills.

I was horribly sick today. Diarrhea. Maybe sick from dinner at Black Angus last night?

Bravo barked a lot today.

KRN's girls called from the stand and had a problem with the cash register. Seemed like they were in Panic City.
Bravo sends puppy kisses via Cell phone to Mommy & Daddy

My new boots came via USPS today.

Hubby came home at 6:00. He had a quick dinner then went down to the shop to work. Took Isabelle and Buddy down to the shop with him.

Buddy came up later. Hubby got home at 11:00.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Just Another Muddle Monday

October 7, 2013

Got up and made latte & breakfast sandwich for hubby. Packed up the Protein Balls so he could take to work and share.

Dogs got their pills. Izzy came down for potty. We did squishy dog with Isabelle.

Hubby got a late start & did not leave until 7:20.

Dogs took a mid-morning nap while I did laundry & dishes. Turned on the fireplace as it was cold.

I made another quiche.

Spinach, Bacon, Cheese, & Onion Quiche

Sunday, October 06, 2013


OCTOBER 5, 2013

Got up extra early this morning and made breakfast sandwich & latte. Hubby gave the pills to dogs. Then we packed up Maggie & Lil Bit in the FMF while hubby drove a truck to Cabela's. The couple met us at 8:00. Nothing was open this early on a Sunday!

We walked the dogs in the bitterly cold wind & then saw some people with in a camper with a couple horses in stalls at Cabela's.

After giving the truck to the people, we drove to Stateline to get cheap gasoline in the FMF. Hubby decided to get more breakfast sandwiches at Carl's Jr. We purchased some for the dogs at home.

CDA to go shopping at Big R, but they do not open until 10:00. We gave up and dropped off a deposit at PSB, then drove to Rathdrum to shop at Super 1. Got groceries and then tried stopping at Egg people on Diagonal, but they were not at home.

At home, we unloaded groceries. Hubby rested for about an hour, then we loaded up and took Excursion with boat trailer on it down to Farragut Marina & parked it. Took Bud with me in the FMF. We walked him around the marina, then drove up to Wild Dog Walk and spread Harriet's ashes. It was very sad. There is another home built at the river's edge. We talked about all the fun Harriet & the dogs had there running around wild. Harriet's little head bopping up over the high grass.

Spreading Harriet's cremains

Then we drove on to Sagle & bought lattes. Then on to Sandpoint to get deer food, bird food & dog food at Big R.

Bud shopping for dog food at Big R

After shopping at Big R, we then got sandwiches at Arby's to eat on the boat trip. At Garfield Bay, we paid Ron for a partial month. Still no news on if the Marina will be there next year or if the owner will sell it!

Hubby bought a tennis ball Kannon at Big R

Got the boat loaded up. It was FILTHY. Rain & dirt everywhere. I was just so discouraged and did not clean it. Hubby called Detailer guy up and he said he will be up on Wednesday to clean it.

Eagle in the tree on branch to the left

Took about 1.5 hours to get back. It was a leisurely trip. We saw an eagle in a tree; lots of sailboats, and lots of fishing boats. It was very clear on the water & a little overcast. Also saw snow on the surrounding mountain range.

Snow on the mountain range

At the Farragut boat dock, we unloaded. Hubby met a couple guys that he works with and one engineer at Frontier even came over with his wife & friends (who had brought their 5 dogs down to go rock hunting at the shore) to help us get the boat out. Hubby had put the trailer in too close to the dock and the boat kept scraping the dock until he finally moved the trailer out 2 feet. It loaded ok. We drove home at about 25 mph.

Preparing to back the trailer in to the water

When we got home, we parked the Excursion & the boat down at the big shop. Then hubby changed out of his wet pants; we got all the dogs & put their collar on. They were all excited to go with us. We packed Bud & Maggie in the back of the pickup and Lil Bit along with Ben tried to run away when hubby was loading dogs. I got them rounded up & Lil Bit jumped in the truck by himself! 

It was getting darker as we drove to Sagle, then to Garfield Bay. Very scary. A deer ran out in front of the truck. I screamed.

It was totally pitch dark by the time we got to the Marina. We unloaded dogs & walked them around. So sad to see most of the boats out of the water...

Then I took Maggie, Ben & Lil Bit with me in the FMF. Hubby drove in front and I followed. Lots of deer & even a coyote. Very scary driving in the dark in the mountains.

At home, we unloaded the dogs & put out deer food. I made No-Bake Protein Balls.

Protein Balls (Peanut Butter, Coconut, Chocolate Chips, Oatmeal)

Hubby made chicken leftovers and then we watched a little TV. Went to bed around 11:00.

Saturday, October 05, 2013


October 5

We actually slept in until 8:00 AM! Both of us must have been really tired.

I got up and made eggs & latte. Hubby fed the dogs their pills. We got ready & went for walk in the park; the last campground site is closed so we took the dogs thru there. They were very excited to be walking on a new trail. We also went down to view the lake at the boat dock after we were done with the walk.

Hubby dropped us off at the house and he took Bud & Izzy down to the shop with him. Dave came around 11:00 to work on the deck. Lil Bit & Maggie were not too happy to see him there & barked a lot.

Dave left at 2:00 and the deck had been torn apart.

Lil Bit took a nice nap later.

Lil Bit on top of the dog beds

I bicycled down later to pick up the mail with Maggie, Tim was there with both girls. Asked him about the new baby. Her name is Averie.

I cleaned house most of the day. Did laundry & dishes. I also put away the chairs from the fire pit and the solar lights from the circle driveway. Getting spring & summer stuff picked up & stored for winter.

Hubby came up around 5:00 to put up a post by the doggy door so the dogs would not fall off the deck.

Hubby was done working around 6:00. We watched a little tv, then went to bed early. Both of us were exhausted!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Frost & 28 Degrees

October 4

We covered up the fish last night because there were freeze warnings on the weather predictions last night.

Woke up to frost on everything and 28 degrees. We really need to get the fish inside this weekend.

Dogs take their early morning nap. It is still quite chilly outside so I have the fireplace roaring.

Maggie in the corner, Lil Bit & Ben on the couch

Two deer were here very early this morning. All the deer food was gone, so they ate the spillage. I wish they were a bit less afraid so I could go out and re-fill it for them...

Made breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby.

KRN called me later to let me know that she had a Meth Lab RV parked in her parking lot this morning. She had to call the cops so they could clear them out before she opened for business.

I fed the fish & fed the deer, washed my hair.

Lil Bit on his Prince Bed

 Ben sleeps in the Sun

Later this afternoon, I made a Chicken Crockpot. Chicken Breasts, Onions, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Flour & Cornstarch. Then I made Long Grain & Wild Rice to put the chicken on. It SMELLS so good.
Chicken in Crockpot

Went down to the big grey shop with Bud, Izzy, and Maggie. Unlocked it so that Hippie Mike could put his trailer in it.

Hubby came home and had some Crockpot Chicken. He said it was very good. Then he took some down in a tin to feed #3 who was working at the shop. Hubby came back around 9:30 from the shop with Bud & Izzy.

We went to bed at 11:30. I was exhausted.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Brrrr Colder Temps

October 1

Made quiche.

Cheese, Onions, Bacon

Added Spinach & more Cheese

Baked Quiche

October 2

Made Apple Brown Betty

Baked Apple Brown Betty

October 3

Got Isabelle's pills from the Vet. Took Bud, Ben, Lil Bit & Maggie with me in the FMF.