Thursday, February 4, 2016

VID 20160203 133356

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Eagles - Take It Easy -HD

Life...is a Highway.



I met with The Mayor...and Engineer... this morn.
Then...went on...to our Beloved Vet's Office... about 30 miles away....
to get Meds... for Polly. : )
I captured this video... of part of the trek.
After watching it... I realized....
Life... is Truly a Highway.
The Wind...was Howling... from the West.
When I turned North....
I also...realized... I was going to have to lock the Old Gypsy... into 4wd.
The snow...was drifting over the road....with the Heavy Winds....
It was Slick.
I pulled over... on a gravel road...and could barely get my door open.
The Wind... was Pushing so Hard.
I listened...to The Mayor...and Engineer....this morn... : )
Dear Friend, Stephanie Walsh Brandenburg... came with me...
took notes....
and Supported me.
{Angel.}
I...listened....said...little...
but, stressed.... I won't back down.
Been down...this 'Road'... before.
Told them... If... you have never been...through 'Condemnation'...
'Eminent Domain'.....
I wouldn't wish it...on them... but,
They... could Never... Understand.... 
how it Rips...Your Heart...from Your Chest....
unless...
You've Endured.
{20 years ago...we went through it, and...after...I had to start coloring my hair.}
It's Ugly.
Told them... John's Life.... was probably... shortened...from Working So Hard....
to Carry the Load....
of His Dream.
<3
mine...too.
This Land... to Us....
is Priceless.
Priceless.
{They Couldn't Offer Us... Enough 'Money'.
 Period. }
They were both... very cordial.
The Mayor said... the City... would Never... 'Condemn'...
: )
We'll see... what comes.
: )
{Sadly... I've heard that... before... too. : ) }
I'll do my best...too. : )
to help...
 {the developers : ( : ( : ( Not!!!}
'Community'... 'Neighbors'...
yes. <3
down the road.
: ) 
as John would....and did... know...I would.
: )
but...
I'll Dig My Heels In....
Deep....
before our Land... 
is 
Taken
From
Us.
We've Sweat Too Much Blood.....
to have it 
Taken...
from us...
in the Blink of an Eye....
and...
Stroke...
of a Pen.
again.
Yes... as The Gypsy... and Me...
carefully...
negotiated...
Slippery...
Slopes...
today...
: )
I had to smile...
: )
Had a guy... on our Tail....
trying to Push us... 
to go faster.
: )
oh my.
I learned to drive...
when I was 7 years old.
Dad propped me up.... on some old catalogs....
behind the wheel....
my feet...
could barely touch the floor.
I pulled Dad... and his Old Trucks...
out of Many... Mud Holes... on old... Cow Paths.... : )
Draggin' Junk Iron.... out of The Depths.
I learned... 
when to 'Give'er Hell'
and...
when...
to 'Take'er Easy'...
when I was very young. : )
Today...
was a
'Take'er Easy'....
Day.
: )
The Guy... ridin' mine...and Old Gypsy's Tail....
on 218...
Got a Goose...
: )
{tho... you can't really see it... }
at the end... of the above, video.
I would bet... he peed his pants.... just a little. 
: )
oh my.
One Day... at a Time.
One Mile... at a Time.
Keep Us....
in Your Prayers.
Love... to ya.
Barb C.
I'm posting our 'ride' today... above.
It won't 'play' as an image.
who knew. ?
{Early this morning... I heard on the News... there had been a Bad... accident...
just a few miles, from where The Old Gypsy and me.... where at...yesterday.
I thought.... as the guy was breathing up... Gypsy's Tailpipe ...
   'If I should have to tap the brakes....for Any Reason... that guy... would go for a ide... and...maybe... into oncoming traffic.'
We all get in a hurry. I know I do.... but.... not on roads..... when they are like The Above Video.
They can be good... for a stretch... then... a Mess... all of a sudden. : (
Kinda like... 'Life'. : ) }











Monday, February 1, 2016

True Grit (1/9) Movie CLIP - River Crossing (1969) HD

Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me - Jamey Johnson ( feat. Willie Ne...


I Dedicate.... the above 'Tune'... to 'Life'.

How much more?
How... Much...More?
: )
That's all I want to know. 
In the last year and half...
I've lost.... my Mom.
Husband...John... {Soulmate....}
My Sister in Law...{whom I Admired... so.... }
and both of my Brothers.
Last week... the Vet told me....
Polly ... my Beloved Pup... who has Kept Me Alive....
these last two years...
may have a Month... possibly two.
I'm doing Everything... I can... to make her comfortable... : )
Everything. 
{I Always... Have. : ) : ) : ) }
: ( : ( : (...............
Peg.... My Best Friend...
'Sister'... in Every Way... that Truly Matters...
 called.... this morning... said... as she was walking with Mike..and Little Charlie....earlier...
she looked at Mike and said......
 "Why?... here were are... 'walking'... and... I'm walking Dead."
: ( : ( : (................ 
the cancer... won't..... leave her alone.
I tried... to console her..... Peg... tried... to console...me. 
: ( : ( : (............... 
then...
Son, Justin called...worried sick.... said... a man from the City... stopped by....with a map....
they are going to try and condemn a major part of our property...
for a 'walking trail'.... 
for a new housing addition up the road.
: )
I've been on the phone all day... with the DOT.... The DNR....
The City....
Engineers... etc.
While waiting for returning calls....
I decided to begin... to take the Christmas tree down.
I finally... turned the lights out... on it... a couple of weeks ago.
It...looks sooooo sad. : (
As I pulled ornaments... off... and placed them... in an Old cardboard box... John had given me...a few years ago... from Him... and The Kids...
Filled.... with Beautiful.... Massive... Ironstone and Staffordshire Platters... 
Covered in his Beautiful Writing....
I began humming the above tune.
Then... singing it... out loud...
 To 'Life'.
Louder....and Louder. 
and...
LOUDER!!!!!
I finally... walked away... from the darkened... tree.
Helped my Polly... up the stairs.
sat down...here....
and decided to write.
My hands... are trembling.
my body....
trembles.
If you've never been through 'condemnation'....
well...
you could never understand.... how it rips your Heart Out....
to see... what you and Yours.... have worked so Hard For....
'Protected'
Most... of Your Life...
then...
have it taken... away... with the stroke...of a pen.
When we went through this... 20 years ago... with the DOT.....
I Fought... Hard.
{John...handed Those Keys... to Mama. He was Broken... of That Mess }
It was for a Better Highway.
: ) 
That...was Bad....Enough.
but...
for a 'walking trail'.... hmmmm...
Commercial... Frontage... Property....
that both John and I.... have Sacrificed SO MUCH for...
in exchange... for a...
'walking' trail. 
{and... put a 'sewer line'... along our Creek... for the folks in the New Addition...
coming in the future... 
We don't have City Water or Sewer..... here???
Don't Want... It... 
Don't think our Neighbors do... either. 
We DON'T want a Sewer Line... NEAR The Creek!!!! }
How Much?
: )
I'll be paying the rest...of my 'life'... on medical bills... for John. : )
to... Save... what he and I struggled so Hard for....
This Is His Sanctuary.
{still waiting to go to trial.... with medicare }
If you ever wondered.... does 'life' hurt more....
when it's happening to you... or... 
when it's 'Happening'... to Those You Love.
: )
well... let me tell ya.
I Could Never... Fight This Hard... for myself.
Everything.... Every Thing.... that has happened....
and Is 'Happening'... 
is ALL About Those I LOVE.
There Is NOTHING.... in this World...
Worse....
Than That!!!
NOTHING!!!!
I'll Fight... for Those I Love... 
until...
well...
I'll never stop.
Never.
but... 'Life'... I've got your number. 
You are having quite... a time... around here. 
I'm Handing 'This' over to The Lord.
He knows how to make 'crooked things'... straight.
: )
<3 
and... tho.... I don't have much money...
if need be....
I know a Damned Good Attorney....
that Loves to Fight.... for The Underdog. 
Bless Her Heart. <3 <3 <3 
She's an Angel. <3 <3 <3 
{Who also... Knows how to make 'crooked' things...straight. }
Please... keep us All.... in Your Beloved.... Prayers.
{I just got off the phone... with that 'Damned Good Attorney'....
<3
: )
I told her.... like most of you... already know.
I work.... my Tail Off... to Keep Things Turning.
then...
I go to bed..... and don't move... 
'Life' and me..... go round and round...these days.
but....
I am No Quitter. 
When Push... comes to Shove....
'Life' can 'shove'.... and 'shove'....and....
'Shove'.
Enjoy.... keeping a smile... from my face.
but.
Make No Mistake.... No Matter......
How Broken and Weary... 
I Will... Find the Strength....
to...
'Shove'... back....
when...
 It's The Right Thing to Do.
For Those.... I Love.
Prayers...Prayers....Prayers.
Love, to ya....
<3
Barb C.
{I told that 'Damned Good Attorney'.... "John's Coat and Shoes... are right where he left them.
Always...Will Be.
John wouldn't use a chemical on the ground... or... trim a Crazy Tree.... : ).... 
He took Care... of His Beloved Sanctuary...."
I.... Intend... to 'Keep'... His Wishes.... Forever.... 
All of Our Kids..... Feel The Same... Way. }
{As I spoke with an 'Official' of sorts... this afternoon..... from near Home....
Hoping... to find some Trusted Advise.... <3
and...
{Sobbing....in his ear....the Moment... I heard his voice... : ( }
to my Surprise... he already knew... the reason 'why'....the Tears.
Said he'd heard... from another 'official'... a while back....
there were going to be 'problems'... with a few others... in the community.... over 'this'.
but...
he told my Friend...
"All Hell... is going to Break Loose... on the 'other side'... of 151."
meaning...
Our
'Home'. 
he was right. }
John... on his Beloved 'Deere'... a Month.... before he passed..
: )
He LOVED to Mow. : )
He Loved... His Sanctuary.
He was So Weak...from All of That Radiation....
 and I... was So Proud... of Him.... when he took off...
on The Deere. <3
He'll.... Always... Be Here.
I Know That.
He Loved This Place... Too Much...
to Ever.... Ever... Leave.
<3
I've known that...from the day he left.
I...couldn't have stayed.... here.... alone...for a moment.
I remember... the day... John... 'passed'....
I came Home.... and sat under His Old Oak Tree.
Friends.... didn't want me to be alone.... they all wanted me to go home... with them.
I couldn't Leave. : )
Never gave it a thought...
because.... I Knew....
John would Never Leave....his Sanctuary.
and...
I'd Never... be Alone.

My... Polly... tonight.
: )
I wouldn't let her see me cry.....
the last few days.
I Know.... how much it worries her... when I cry.
: (
Tonight....
after all...
so much...
'Life'...
I weep.
dang it.
She won't leave me.
<3 <3 <3
<3 <3 <3
Paw....on Mama's knee....
oh my.


I posted the 'True Grit' Clip....
from a memory....
 when Dad took me to see this Movie... when I was 5. : )
'The Damned Good' Attorney....
is...
MY...
Amazing...
'Lawyer Daggett'
{Just Recognized ... The Parallels...}
: )
 Met Her... nearly 20 Years Ago...
Down the Rabbit Hole.
She was wearing Striped Knee High Socks... and Had Men Running...
as She... was Preparing to Load a Big Garage...WINDOW!!!
{10 feet by 10 feet... : ) }
She... Was and Is...a Force... to Reckon With...
oh dear.
<3
{The Eye Patch... also... is a Parallel. oh my. That's....Another....Story. <3 }
My Amazing.... 'Lawyer Daggett'... said.... I... have No Patience.
: )
She... and Pal... Allyson... would have Much... in common, concerning my demeanor.
: )
{I Expect 'Royalties'...
when
They... Write... Their... Books.
<3 <3 <3 }
'None'...
They...
Have Earned Them All.
: )
{and... Then... Some. : ) }


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Whistle While You Work - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Shop is OPEN most Any Day... Any Time... in February!

The Shop will be OPEN Every Day.... in February.
Most....Any Time... : )
but..
by appointment... only.
{simply... call ahead! : ) }
I'm working on Many Projects.... in many Buildings.... here... : )
I can be in another building.... with no reception... and miss you. : (
I can be OPEN Early... or Late... no matter...
just... let me know... when you would like to come visit!
 Love...to ya...
Barb C.
phone #
319 241 13 four eight