Thursday, June 27, 2013


Some people are able to write about everyday life and even make routine chores sound interesting.  Sadly, I'm not one of those people...

This post is full of woe, so have a tissue, or skip it all together.  (Not all has been sad, though. Will do a happy blog another day.)

This past year has been bad. We've "lost" three pets, one loved refrigerator, and one despised washing machine.  The worst was three of our local young people getting killed.

Carmen's  (my daughter) cat, that was in our care, suddenly got sick and died. (Cat was notorious for eating things she shouldn't, so our veterinarian thinks she might have poisoned herself.) This cat had the sweetest little meow, and she was so loveable and cuddly and never scratched.

Our gentle butterball (hound and border collie mix) hurt his back and could no longer get around. At 150 pounds, there was no way we could handle him. Also, he was in pain. Poor old baby.  (He never barked and had the softest, silkiest coat. I loved to rub his long ears.)

Right after Carmen left for Russia in January, the washing machine caught fire. (The motor seized up.) Thank God I was home, because I had to use the fire extinguisher on it.   Luckily, no damage was done to the house.  I really disliked that washer, so other than the expense of getting a new one, its demise was a good thing.

Then, in May I had pneumonia.  Threw me for a loop. Thank God, Carmen was home visiting so that she could help. Poor "kid".  I still don't have tons of energy, but overall I feel better than I have in months.

While I was recuperating, our beloved Old Dog (rotty/lab) failed very fast, and one morning she just couldn't get up.  At at 15 years old, I guess this was to be expected. My heart is still broken...  Even tho technically Old Dog was Carmen's, Old Dog was my baby and my shadow.

THEN, right after Old Dog passed away, our old refrigerator quit. Everything in the freezer and some things from the fridge section had to be tossed. This is really silly, but I felt like another family member left. J & I bought that fridge when our first child was a baby. (Yes, we did have a newer refrigerator, too, so most everything that was left from the old fridge fit in the newer one.)

The last thing and the very worst, three of our local teens were killed in a horrible fiery wreck.  My heart aches for their families.  (This is a small community where most everyone knows and/or is related to each other.)  J was one of fire department people help on this wreck.  He is still shaken and very upset. 

So sorry this is so morbid.

Right now, I really need to go to the office to input those pesky invoices so I know how much State sales tax is owed. Whoop-dee-doo.

Happy blog with pretty pictures will be coming.

Daughter is off on another adventure.  If you are interested:

Hope this finds everyone well and happy.


Vee said...

Well this may actually prove that when it rains, it pours. I'm so sorry about all your sweet fur babies leaving in such close proximity to one another. That is not easy. We had to put down Molly and we haven't been the quite the same...I still think I hear her or feel her lying beside me...a little unsettling.

The expense of replacing appliances is enough to make anyone weep, especially these days.

What a sorrow for your community to bear...the loss of these young people. May you be able to work through it together.

Madeline's Album said...

Sorry to hear about all your troubles and you sure have had them. I hope things are better for you. I want you to know you are in my prayers every
night. Have a blessed day and stay well. Madeline

Barb said...

Hi Sue~

Oh my goodness, this is a sad post! I have also been a slacker, so I didn't read it until now. I'm so sorry for all of your losses. It's so hard to lose our wonderful loved furry friends...I'm so, so, sorry...
Just thinking of my old Lab getting sick, or having to be put to sleep makes my cry.

How sad for your community - my heart goes out to all the families who lost their loved ones. It really does affect the whole community - you will all be in my prayers.

Gentle Hugs,