Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Prayers Needed -- be Back Soon!



Hi there!!
Popping in real quick like to say... We've been up in Dallas this week since Sunday- at the Hospital.
The Honey has been having some health problems ... No not his heart this time. It appears to be Liver - but the root cause is undetermined as of now.  He's been treated and monitored for Gall bladder... But once it got down to the test its his Liver.

So I'm a little bit busy at he moment but hope to be back before the end of the week!
See you soon!
'Til next time, be blessed!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Frugal Fodder no.33— DIY, Salvage and Productivity

 

Today has been one of those uneventful but productive Saturdays!

We haven’t done much today—had the Littles from next door as both parents work this weekend. She is nursing and He is on-call at U.P.S.  He doesn’t work for them… he works AT them. Ha! My son in law repairs conveyor belts!

All over Texas!  I tell people he’s on call and they think since she is a nurse…he must be a doctor. 

Since the boys were here… I took a little bit of time to give the bathroom a good cleaning and do some laundry, run the vacuum… you know, CLEAN!

This week was rather productive too—we haven’t worked on the camper much—we took a little break for things more pressing. We made some repairs to the truck.  It’s sort of camper related—without the truck, the camper (when it’s ready) isn’t going anywhere!

We had a radiator problem and the truck was overheating.

1998 nissan truck

 

Time for a new one! Isn’t it lovely?  Not exactly the sort of picture you’d see on most blogs… but mine, yes indeed!  The part that is shiny is the radiator…the rest of it…is our OLD FAITHFUL TRUCK.    I ordered the radiator Monday and The- shade- tree- mechanic- Honey, got it in by Thursday. Last night was the first time we really tested it out…

We drove all over… WITH THE A/C BLOWING COLD!

1998 nissan truck

The gauge held… right where it needed to be. That meant, this old gals gauge also stayed within a pretty good climate range. We love driving that truck… lots of fun and good memories!  Glad we are able to drive it again without the worry of over heating…AND! we’re able to haul things in the back.

You know what that means… HARDWARE STORE, CAMPER PULLING …AND YARD-SALES!

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YES! bought this good solid dresser for my other set of grandsons, for $10… I also bought a few other things for my kitchen, including a kitchen sink for the camper. We’re not going to be able to use the previously bought FUNKY SINK… it just took up too much space. So this small stainless steel sink…is going to work nicely!

stainless sink

It needs a little bit of a spit shine…but should FIT our small camper pretty well.

I’m happy to be seeing more yard sales popping up around our area… since we’re rebuilding the camper…using what we can find and salvage.  A big savings!

I think one of the most satisfying parts about this Frugal Fodder post… is that the radiator was paid for with money made blogging! My Husband is also quite capable and handy… able to save money on certain repairs.  To me…that’s a nice top off!

How about you?  Are you saving money on purchases and buying second hand rather than new?  Do you save money and make repairs yourself or shopping thrifts and yard sales?

***also:  don’t forget to check the new URL and name of my camping blog…    Lil’ Camper That Could. YES! I’ve actually had this blog about 4 years…as long as we’ve had our camper… please visit and leave a comment. you can even sign up to receive it in your email!  Check our progress!  I hope to be rolling soon.

‘Til Next time, Be blessed and thrifty!

 

Thou has kept him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trust in you. ~Isaiah 26:3

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kernels of Corn- no. 7 Hustle and Bustle

 

My blogging has been pretty sporadic lately… and almost every week I have an ICAD post up for the better part of the week. There’s only two more ICAD posts it wraps up the end of July.

I have plenty to blog about but finding the time to sit down and spit it all out onto the screen is another story.  I know you get what I’m saying… because when I’ve been able to read and leave comments, I’m seeing the same trend every blog I read!  HUSTLE AND BUSTLE!

momma's washpot

Where has the summer gone? It seems like it took forever to get hot and now I see some are saying they’re getting cooler temps.  The rain almost thwarted our efforts at gardening but in the end…we have more than enough cucumbers!

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I’ve still got cantaloupe on the vine and have enjoyed having fresh melons through the week.

A few years ago—we pruned our huge old fig tree. It has taken a few years to get back into the “mood” to put on fruit—and it could be the grasshoppers haven’t been so plentiful this year,too!  But here they are… FIGS!

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Last month marked a year since  the T2 Diabetes diagnosis… it is also when I took myself off my meds. I’ll go into more later. But, I thought I’d let you know… I’m having much better days and much better readings. 

I attribute this to taking charge of my days and paying closer attention to my body!

** EXERCISE DAILY, Watch what I eat, Include more healthy foods!  I drink a glass of Kombucha and have incorporated Kefir either with whole grain granola or in a fruit smoothie… I’m certain these foods are so good for me.  I’m hooked on them!

With all of this busy-ness, I am grateful for the busy work around our home and to be able-bodied enough to do it. I love the bounty from the garden the knowledge and information to be well!

One last KERNAL of information:

I’ve changed the name and URL of My Camper blog and it’s now called 

LIL’ CAMPER THAT COULD

 iF YOU READ THERE OR HAVE IT BOOK MARKED… PLEASE BE A DEAR AND CHANGE THE LINK.  I’M GOING THROUGH MY POSTS HERE AND MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO THE ALL THE BACK LINKS. ALSO… THERE IS A NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE BAR FOR LIL’ CAMPER THAT COULD

… BECAUSE I KNOW, YOU ALL WANT TO SEE HOW IT’S PROGRESSING!  Thank you!

‘Til next time, be blessed with diligence!

 Thou has kept him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trust in you. ~Isaiah 26:3