Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Labor Day week-end!!

I do hope you have a fun and happy and safe Labor day week-end.  WE will be getting Tom to rest!!  Our grass is waist high but it will not get cut this week-end maybe not in a long time.  He  really needs to rest and then do his exercise and we will take our walk tonight.
We are finally getting a lots of tomatoes!!!
This will be a do nothing ---go no where--- rest and sleep week-end!!!

Happy fun weekend to you and your family,  Fern & Tom

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Walking to heal

Tom and I have been doing lots and lots of inter-net searches on heeling a hernia!!  TOM has tons of work to do to make his inter core stronger--- lots lots stronger or this will just keep happening to him, if he stays in business for himself!!!!!   What would you do if you were him??????

Most people would get out of business for them self----- BUT  but what to do with ALL that equipment????  Sell it???  I know how that gos from when my first hubby and I left the gas station!!!
You can not get what you should be able to get for it so you keep it and you end up paying a ton of money storing it!!!  A TON OF MONEY!!!
What to do???   Tom has to get his inter core STRONG!!!!  That means we have to work very hard!!!!
We have started to walk for 45 minutes every night.  Rain or shine--hot or cold!!!  We will walk.  Tom has started the exercises!!!!!   Every day!!  There are lots of herbs and seeds that can help too!!!

That first picture is a baby quilt top I made years ago for my grand-daughter's first child!!  Turns out she doesn't want a child!! 
Love coming your way, Fern

Monday, August 25, 2014

A new week

Poor Blue-- he is getting Old too!!!  he doesn't look that good now  a days!!!
This is our volunteer hot pepper plant!!!  it will make some hot peppers for us! This is our volunteer tomatoes and they  are giving us some tomatoes but not a lot of them!!  it was so cold in the spring and now it has been so HOT!!!!!

Tom has bought a truss to wear on his hernia and it is helping some!!!!!
Have a good week dear friends.
Love coming your way,  Fern

Friday, August 22, 2014

Remember our lightening strike

I am sure you do remember our lightening strike---yes???    It took out our phone and computer and the DVR and my kitchen stove!!!!  
Well not long after that had happened our hot water tank started leaking and we had to have a new water heater!!!!!
We had had a 30 gallon tank and we never ran out of hot water but Tom being Tom got a 40 gallon one to replace our old one!!!  He installed it him self and he shouldn't have but he did!!  I think that is what made his hernia worse!!!   LIFE!!!   IT GET HARD at times!!!!!

Sonja had sent me a very nice fast computer that that old lightening took out!!!!!! Ever since I have been back on the old one Tom bought for me that was built in 98!!!  It is so SLOW!!!  it has been painful to use after a nice fast one!!!!!!!!   Tom and a friend have been looking for a new computer tower that will give me a new fast one again!!!!!!   They have found one and Sonja is going to send me a check so Tom can get it for me---- I don't know when but maybe in 2 or 3 weeks I will be on a new fast one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU SONJA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lots of love, Fern

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today wordless--- almost

The kittens when they had been here for 3 days.  Took then to the vets that day!!   Almost 2 years ago now!!
feeding them every 3 or 4 hours when that young--YES!!!
Look what a week and a couple of days does--WOW!!!!
Bengal they are!!!!!  WOW
Max on the left and miss Allie in the right~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~``   cute!!

They are such sweet cats --all three we have now are the most loving cats I have ever ever had in 78 going on 79 years!!!  I guess you have to get them really young to get really good ones so loving and there for you all the time!!!  The kittens will soon be 2 years old!!  Circle was 2 years old last May.
Love coming your way,  Circle, Allie and Max and their MOM

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tom for sure has a Hernia !!!

It is worse then the first one also!!!!!   I don't have a clue what is going to happen??????

We are eating so very well maybe his body will fix itself-- wouldn't that be wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He went to work today but said he was only going to do book-work and answer the phone!!!!!!   WE will SEE!!!!

Love coming your way, Fern

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tom is hurting---

We are afraid it is a hernia!!!!!!!  What will happened to us????????? 
Tom says he will live with it!!!
Tom lived with the first one for 3 years and worked ------ BUT  BUT  he can not work like he should -----------
with a hernia!!!

Tom took Friday off and stayed in bed most of the day!!!  It was good that he got some rest!!!

We are eating very healthy food everyday of the week!!! Getting exercise everyday too!!!  Maybe with lots of prayers and the healthy life style it will get all better!!!!   PLEASE Dear Lord!!!!

Love you lots, Fern

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Tom is hurt again

Look at those arms????   Those hands!!!  Beautiful --- yes????????????  He is such a hard worker!!!
BUT  he needs the power of the paw!!!!!  For 2 weeks now he has been complaining about pain in his stomach !!!!  We now are afraid it might be another hernia!!!!   Please LORD -- not another hernia!!!!!
Please pray for Tom.  He needs your help!!! 
We don't have any money any more for anything!!!   I have asked him to take 3 days off from work!!!  He has work at the shop but he needs to heal from this last injury too before it becomes worse!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your help!!!

Love coming your way, Fern

Thursday, August 7, 2014

That big truck

Yes that big truck Tom built from the ground up.  People have said, you would have to have a ladder to get in that truck and you are correct!!!  There was a ladder on each side!!!  I never got in to that truck or most of all the others he has built!!!!
In 82-- I think Oct-82 Tom went to work at the Jeep Dealership  here in Tallahassee. At first he was just a mechanic but in short time, he was the Jeep's side's Service Manager for all the Jeeps.  He had 8 men under him.  Larry owned the dealership and he use to say Tom was part Jeep!! LOL
Tom worked there until 1990 when the dealership was sold and Tom left.  Later that year he went to work for a guy that had a 4 by 4 shop and very soon he was building these big trucks from the ground up. Tom really enjoyed the challenge it was to do so. he did that until 96 when the IRS closed the business for un-paid taxes.  Tom had just started this truck you see in the pictures.  We have no garage so the customer kept his truck pieces until Tom opened up his own shop in 97.  For 10 years Tom built a bunch of big trucks and he made good money doing it.  I saved 34 thousand dollars for our rainy day!!! While Tom was making good money I was putting it away!!!
In 07 the bottom fell out of everything!!  Tom hasn't had a truck to build since.
That nest egg I had went for Tom surgery in 2010.   We have nothing to fall back on any more!!!
We live from one job to the other now!!!   Tom is also not the young strong man he use to be either!!!
He thinks if he got a job to built a truck he could-- but  I don't think he is up to that heavy heavy work any more!!!
Those big trucks he use to build were usually put in mud bogs and a coulpe in truck shows!!!!
That is the story of the big trucks!!
Love coming your way,  Fern

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

a couple more things I made

I made what I was wearing in the two pictures here.  The vest I made right after losing Amanda was to help me with her loss. I called that vest my love vest.  It had roses I embroidered on, you can see in the first photo.
I made what I was wearing here too!!  Getting older here and sicker.
I have a lot of money tied up in my sewing room and I feel so bad about not being able to use my stuff in there!!!!

Love coming your way,  Fern