Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

Every clean container is being filled with water. Either to drink or use for the toilets.  Took catalog of our canned goods.  Bought flashlights, batteries, and candles.  Gassed up the generator.  It's not a big generator but it will run the fridge and freezer.  Just a bit worried about heating as we bought a pellet stove.

Put away all the toys and lawn goodies today.  Charging phones and cameras.  Not sure when I will be online again.  I do have my phone but I am sure there will be cell tower issues.  This is the latest advisory as of 2:15 am.

Advisory is in!
The hurricane is right on track as predicted. Pressure is still the same. 75 mph winds. This is the beginning of it's approach towards landfall. This storm has not turned out towards the sea. Weather channel is very confident in this forecast. Winds will pick up to 80 mph tomorrow. If you have not made preparations you may have a few hours tomorrow morning to make them. They are se
eing a lot of thunderstorm activity. The eye wall is a bit ragged but there are thunderstorms on the right side. It is going over warm water of about 80 degrees so it is able to still sustain itself. The tropical moisture is moving in which means high rain. The new determination of rainfall is 12+ inches of rain locally. The concern is the prolonging effect of the storm as it basically strolls through the Northeastern PA region. While it is close to us we will experience 40-50 mph winds steadily with gusts up to 75+ mph which increased since our last update. This storm is going to be a more damaging storm than Irene as stated by the Weather channel.

 We are about 20 miles south of Williamsport. Which means the eye will pass right over us :(

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


A clothesline was a news forecast
To neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by
To spend a night or two.

For then you'd see the fancy sheets
and towels on the line;
You'd see the company tablecloths
With intricate design.

The line announced a baby's birth
To folks who lived inside
As brand new infant clothes were hung
So carefully with pride.

The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed
You'd know how much they'd grown.

It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It said, "Gone on vacation now"
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, "We're back!" when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare.

New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy gray,
As neighbors raised their brows, and looked
Disgustedly away.

But clotheslines now are of the past
For dryers make work less.
Now what goes on inside a home
Is anybody's guess

I really miss that way of life.
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best
By what hung on the line!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

How Do You Handle?

So Miss Sadie is 8 weeks old.  She is baby #5 and I have breastfed all my babies.  My mom has started questioning if she is getting enough. Snuck her a bottle of formula the other day (free sample she intercepted) and Sadie cried all day long.  I was/am not happy.  I have told her about how I feel but now I don't trust her.   Sadie has a very sensitive belly.  She has to be burped or will go crazy in the evening.  My mom believes she  is starving because of her crying.  How would you handle it?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Didn't Know I was Pregnant

For months my sister in law kept getting asked are you pregnant.  She's like no I'm not.  I am getting my period. And if she missed she didn't think anything of it as she hasn't been regular in years.  Her and her boyfriend were getting asked a lot.

1:30 Friday, April 13th 2012 she started cramping.  She thought she was getting her period. Cramping and back pain had her going from room to room to find a comfortable spot.  Her dogs and kitty following right along trying to figure out what was going on.  The only thing that seemed to help was sitting on the toilet and hot compresses on her back.

At about 5:15 am, she was sitting on the toilet the pain got so bad she had no idea what was going on.  All of a sudden Logan Dean was born right in the toilet.  She quickly grabbed him.  Grabs her phone and calls me and asks me to come take her to the hospital.  I say to her you should call your boyfriend and 911.

Ironically her boyfriend was driving his gas truck right past the house.  He quickly calls 911 and parks his truck and runs into the house.  He gets in the house runs into the bathroom where she is holding Logan wrapped in towels and blanket and she has the placenta in a bag in the other hand cleaning the bathroom.

Emergency crews arrive (which should just be an ambulance and paramedic) in 9 cars.  Fire chief and all!  They get them cleaned up, cut the cord and wrap them all up warm as it was 29 degrees F that morning.

All the while I am getting stuff around for my kids to get on the bus while I'm not there.  Everyone here is in shock and awe....

Audrey and I get to the hospital.  This cute little guy is what we walk into see.  He he is adorable.  Logan Dean 4/13/12 5:15am 5 pounds 6 ounces 18.5 inches long.  They believe him to be 35 weeks.  Logan and mama are in perfect health.  Mama is trying to get her nursing relationship established.  Having a few bumps in the road but so far so good.

I thought I would never become an aunt.  But man it's one of the best feelings in the world. I love this little guy and his mommy and daddy.   I wish them the best of luck in the coming years!


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