Friday, September 29, 2023

Here we go

 Daughter 2 spent yesterday in the ER... with Son 2 as we couldn't be there as his next of kin. Son 2 said it was worse to see her sit and cry as she is terrified of her baby brother dying and dealing with her dad nearly dying and afraid I will die of heart failure or crohns. He did get her to make appt with her shrink while sitting with him and then stuck her with making HIS follow up appts with all his doctors and HIS Shrink.

Daughter 4 (who would have handle it better )was babysitting granddaughter so her daughter could be with her baby girl as she was having surgery again. Premature birth, fluid on brain, VAD and shunt was not working so changing which side of brain shunt is on. Granddaughter didn't tell us because we put out Son 2 was in ER. Her line of thinks was we are already praying daily for this child and there is nothing else we can do. As we already paid their rent. What we could do. 

Son 2 was again having heart event. Not heart attack. He had tons of tests (just like his Dad did) and in now in the follow up appt hoops along with seeing his civilian and VA primary doctors and getting refers to Cardiologist and GI for fatty liver (Tylenol and drinking , but he quit both over a month ago so he's not dealing with withdraw now). 

Daughter 2 was in ER over weekend for sever sprained ankle. Now in boot and crutches. She explained we couldn't be there because we both had covid for the first time. 

Doc said even though it's safe for food to be canned while having covid, he knows me and doing 14 to 21 jars plus is too much the first 5 days. I am to rest (I struggle to rest on Sundays) On Day 6 (because Day 5 is Sunday) I can do 14 jars a day for a week. THEN mentioned so CAN HUBBY.As Doc does the canning (in fact we have another couple that the man does the canning) so he figures Hubby can do it also. My line of thinking , I'll do the canning (put jars in , take jars out) and he can process the food to the jars... which is a lot more work. Guess we could flip who does what (that is not happening at all as I know my Hubby), he will take jars out and take jars to basement.

A friend told me trouble comes in 3s. SO Hubby's dad cancerous bowel tumor, Hubby's heart attack and great grandbaby born too early was the first 3, Hubby's covid, grandson in Army came out due to damaged knee, daughter 2's ankle is second 3. My covid, Son 2 heart event ... we are missing one and I am okay with that. GEEZE.

Do we get to count M's brother getting electrocuted and it past through his hands and feet?? Since we were the one to get the message... fun trying to pass phone calls to Amish while you have covid. I now have a sign on door not answering due to covid. My UPS guy honked until I stepped out and told me he put us on his church prayer chain AGAIN. No one around here can find out what he was doing around electricity to begin. It's not something they are usually around even when working construction site they ask the electric not be on until they are done.  

I need to pay bills


 M sent the 3 little ones over. They each has acorn squash. We were thinking she got ran over... hummm nope. Little E "harvested" our compost and took them home for dinner. They explained they were ours and he was stealing food from us which made him cry. Hubby thanked him for harvesting them for us, just to ask the next time before he picks them. Actually we had missed them when harvesting pumpkins. Which Little E let him know the rest of the pumpkins are ready also. They have to enforce not stealing strongly.  E told us later that Little E said he should have asked his Dad first if it was okay to ask us if it was okay to pick them. I struggled at first to follow that statement LOL. 

We both were a little upset that they came down so strong but we understand their faith isn't tolerant of it at that age. He is old enough to know it's on our property so it's ours as he is 6. M was upset with E because the child crossed the FENCE to get to our compost pile AKA Hubby's garden as it seems every year something grows in it.  And E didn't realize the kids were not with him. He has them help clean up the saw mill (not near the actual saw). SO E got in trouble also.

THEN the widow on the other side thought the birds had ate all her cherry tomatoes and come over and asked if she could harvest some of ours No problem as they ran us over. Hubby asked if the little ones (what we call E's kids that aren't in school) had been over to see her as they think of her as a grandparent. YES they had. We told her about Little E and the squash. She stopped and asked Little E if he had ate her little tomatoes and he told her that the 3 of them did. M sighed. Widow told her she's not feeding them enough if they are looking for food else where. M came over and told me what was said and I backed widow. I also pointed out that they are looking for veggies so she needs to increase that serving for them.  E stopped two days later and said the kids are eating twice as much as she was serving them and they both told them that if they are still hungry to say something. I told him that when they see the pan is empty they think there is no more food so they might offer to make something. She's went to having raw veggies in the spring house for snacks. Told E that the kids ate through 3 large zucchini she has cut up like cucumbers like I suggested in one day (she was happy the zucchini was ate as her's is still coming on) She harvest her potatoes early just to have another veggie on the table. They have watermelon and cantaloupe daily   She already puts bread on the table every meal and has some kind of dessert. I told E best buy more material as M was going to need bigger clothes as that means they are growing. He sighed. Widow said she was there when he passed that message on and M sighed also but walked over and made a list to send with the oldest to school as the school teacher's mother does the fabric for the community. LOL  I was like ..she doesn't have to go shopping (isn't that nice)for material as they all wear the same fabric and basic colors. Boys pants are blue, wear brown, green, gray or blue shirts. White shirts for boys in summer or church. Girls dresses are brown, gray, green, and blue Church pants and dresses are black. It came home yesterday as the kids in the back of the buggy waved it at me as they passed.  LORD only knows when she is going to get more time to get more clothes made. She's already up at 3 now getting laundry done so she can start canning after that. I can see her lamp on in the wash room. I should have asked when they hold church, if she's lucky it will be Nov and the ladies all come over to help do a deep cleaning of the home for church so she won't be doing it with just the kids over the weekend when the kids are home to help.

We all told them to not feel bad, their kids should know they can say they are hungry to them. M said she told the kids to pick their tomatoes to eat, I told her they could come over and pick our cherry tomatoes as we have more than plenty. I notice she had the older kids come over after school and pick a basket of cherry tomatoes. We got a dozen eggs and a pie sitting on the porch for us.