Monday, April 5, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Covid Shot

So I got the call from Tarrant County Monday to get the shot Wednesday between 11-2 south of Fort Worth.

Ryan was getting his second in Hurst and he was on site for 40 minutes including that 15 minutes in waiting after the shot.

Me, it took 45 minutes from getting off the highway to the site at 1.6 miles an hour.  Guestimate was 3.5 hours wait where people were way too close and it was cold and breezy.

I hit the pharmacy sites and found a Walmart 10 miles from home and made an appointment this weekend.  CVS, Walgreens and Kroger have those options too.

I avoid being close to everyone and this was a great way to get covid.

Wordless March Wednesday

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Texas Almost a Year Later

Ryan landed here a year ago in February and we got here in April.  Is this home?  It's home for now. 

I was thinking this week I don't know how many times we will move or where we will live in 20 years.

We pick up friends as unique as sea shells on our way.  Some seem to disappear but some.stay close to us this entire time.  I love picking up the phone and talking to people who I haven't seen in years and a day hasn't seem to pass.

I am also realistic that there are people who mean well but once you are gone you are just another Facebook friend.  I try not to be hurt.

I still need friends and am seeking deep friends, forever friends.

I am glad I took one with me in Ryan.  May will be 20 years of marriage.  I am glad he is my best friend, we have had to fight to stay that way.

God has been good.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Creality Ender 3 Adventures

We did a Kickstarter 3 years ago for an Obsidian 3d printer.  Notice it isn't in the title because we are still waiting.

Also we subscribed to Makersgeek Filament of the month club.  The company died but the filament has been working out well.  We now have had about 20 rolls waiting on the machine. 

I saw that there is a big group of people on Facebook that have Ender 3 printers.  The people are helpful so when the 3d printer was about $180 I got one.  

Then Ryan put it together and told me to be in charge.  That means unless something falls off I have to figure out how to run it.  It is my hobby now.  Thankfully the Facebook group helped me when all I could get were prints going on the nozzle for a ride.

I needed alcohol, well rubbing alcohol for cleaning the bed.  Thankfully my quilting cloth is near by for lint-less rags :)

Turns out my bed needed to be 60c vs 50c and I turned my nozzle temp from 200 to 215.

Now I am getting a good print, well its only 15% done but looks much better than others.  Not curling up and such.  I hope this articulating cat from Thingiverse will work out for me.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Ten Year Perspective

Just got the call that our truck driver's girlfriend just died.  He and the truck are on their way to Michigan.  My heart breaks for him.

This is where the 10 year Perspective comes.  In ten years will it matters we slept in the floor four days or nine?  Not really.  It's like indoor camping.  We are fine. 

It's just stuff.

I think of our driver.  I am praying for him.  Safety, patience, clarity in mind and driving.  In ten years this will still hurt him.  I do pray he and his girlfriend know God and trust in Him.  If so he will see her I in heaven.  That's the hope of Jesus.  Being in heaven with Him.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Texas Part #2

We close on the Michigan house at the end of March.  The next day we will close on the house in Fort Worth.  Right now Ryan is up here in Michigan with me. 

Ryan was sent "home" to do work like most of his associates.  Some of his people are working in their garages.  That won't work here since it was 27 degrees this morning.  Ryan actually put a heater up in our room.  He has a desk and 2 to 3 computers up and running up there.

I got him outside for a walk today.  Then he went upstairs for long underwear and a winter coat.  Maple enjoyed the time outside too.

We are packing like nothing will happen to stop trucks from traveling the USA.  I think we will go thru 3-5 states to get to our new home.  I have no idea.

God is the only one who knows what is going on now. 

Not sure the kids will be going to finish the year online with Michigan or in a Texas school.  They can't even go out to make new friends.  This is really weird folks.

Monday, March 16, 2020


So the world is shutting down due to the Corona Virus.  We went to my step-moms this weekend.  I got her some groceries to keep her inside. 

I was amazed at the lack of toilet paper.  I included some pictures from South Bend and Fenton near where I live.

There are alternatives. I have a lot of fabric that can be reused.  It is not all packed yet. 

I remember my time in India (water bucket) and 2 out of 3 kids were in cloth diapers.

Walmart South Bend Indiana

Aldi South Bend Indiana

Grandma and Maple

Target Fenton Michigan

Thursday, March 5, 2020


We are packing for Texas.  We did a ton before putting the house on the market.  Ryan packed a lot of his stuff before he left in January.

Home Depot is the place to buy boxes.  I have moved so many times and it is worth the cash to get all the boxes the same size and to know that they are sturdy.  I did get my tape at Meijers on sale.  That is a grocery store up here.  I just run out of tape after using 6 rolls.  I tape the tops and bottoms 3 times each.  I have some stretch plastic that I used on a baby doll bed I took it apart.

We close on the 26th for the house in Michigan and Close on the house in Dallas on the 27th.

Now that I know what kind of house we are getting and there will be some room for canning and quilting I am packing.  I got 4 dozen quart jars in a Medium Home Depot Box.  I used cardboard to separate each jar.  I have so many that I am not worried about losing one or two.  I also sold 14 dozen jars before this.

It is March 4th and we have 3 weeks left here.  Do I pack the snow pants?  We went sledding Sunday at Clover Beach and now it is in the 40's.

I packed some food today that I knew I would not use till I am down there like Maple Sugar and sprinkles.  Yes we do eat healthy.

My box cutter is my friend in all of this packing.