Summer of 2022 was a difficult time for me.
Living in the RV, enduring the brutal heat.
Watching thru the storms that seemed to relentlessly roll thru. Hiding out in the RV park bathroom, or curled up in my recliner just breathing. Many times finding myself in the truck just moments before driving over to Joshua's for safety. Always watching the radar.
Add to the storms and the heat, an abscessed tooth! What I thought was a sinus/ear infection, turned out to be one of the worst abscesses I have ever had! When I finally found a dentist who was willing to work with me, he took the x-rays, pushed on it a couple of times, and out it came! Dentist said that the abscess was so bad that my whole jaw was infected, and it was going up into my sinuses, as well as down into the lymph nodes of my neck! The tooth was very literally floating in the abscess. From start to finish it was almost 2 months solid.
Just about the time the infection was gone from my jaw, a UTI from the pits of hell hit me. 90* degrees in the RV, my temp at better than 100*, and I was shaking, shivering, and feeling like I was sitting in a tub of ice water!
- antibiotics, enough water to float the Titanic drank, and finding out that lemonade works wonders for a UTI . . . 3 weeks later, I could breathe without doubling over in pain.
I did make a trip to SS to see my daughter and granddaughter, and to go to my Momma's family reunion, in mid-June. Enjoyed that so much - it was before the brutal heat, before the abscess, before the UTI. I am so glad that I went - especially as all these things began to hit me from every side.
2 puppies found me in September & October. Were they dumped? Were they abandoned? Not sure. I tried to keep them both, but the boy was so aggressive to the little girl, and to me, that it became apparent he needed a new home. Hopefully one where he was the only fur-baby. A lady in town took him. (I think about him a lot these days, wondering how he is.)
The little girl, I named "Coffee". I was drinking coffee when she found me, and she was about the color of my coffee. She was such a precious little thing. I enjoyed the time with her - about 3 weeks. We were sitting outside one day, letting her play in her pen, and I stepped back into the house for a moment. While inside, I heard the most awful noise - I raced to the door thinking that something had gotten in the playpen with her. Sadly, no. She was having a massive seizure, and it lasted for almost 30 minutes. According to the vet, there was nothing I could have done, and nothing to be done now. Her little body (she weighed less than 2 pounds) just would not be able to recover. She died about 2 hours later.
How does the heart get so wrapped up in a fur-baby when it's only been 3 weeks?
I cried for 3 days, and still, these months later, if I think too much on her, the tears stream hotly down my cheeks.
Rest easy, Coffee.
You were so loved.
Once the little house became available to me, I spent time going thru stuff, and packing at the RV. As well as cleaning the little house and watching as projects there were accomplished and it became time to move.
The RV sold for the same price as what I had purchased it for. The $2000 that I had spent on it, was not recovered. BUT - the money it brought, did pay my truck completely off. I got back less than $1 when the loan was closed out! LOL
Feels good to have that paid, with no payments due!
My cousin, Paul, died in October. I made another trip to SS to see my daughter and granddaughter the weekend of Paul's service.
Time with the family before, during and after the service.
Then, time with my sweet daughter and granddaughter. Found out that I am going to be a Great-Grannee early June 2023!!!
Thanksgiving came, Christmas went.
The Siberian Express moved thru and we endured frozen pipes and cold temps for about 5 days.
2023 entered quietly for me.
2 weeks of being sick with the creeping crud.
Then a round of colitis, which seems to take longer and longer to recover from the older I get!
And here it is - January 25, 2023.
There are moments where time seems to drag . . . and then, it flies!
Momma used to talk about how crazy time was - course, back then, as a child? I thought my Momma was crazy! LOL - I need to apologize to her.
I am going to do better at working on this website, and keeping up with this blog.
Will it ever be something that someone else reads? Or that will help someone else?
Only Heaven knows.
But - I know this, it helps ME.
And right now - I need all the help I can get!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here