Thursday, February 28, 2008

Internet then no internet...

We have been having problems with our internet connection. I hate this, it's especially not good when we have internet phone. It drives me crazy. So we have it right now, of course, but there's no telling for how long.

My laptop hard drive bit the dust last week and my husband just got the new one put in. Lost all my bookmarks which is a bit frustrating. I do have a desktop 'puter, too, but I had been using the laptop mostly. Anyway, I am all better now. :-)

I put a link to Luke's blog on the right side. Go check it out when you have a chance.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Royal Scroll

This is one of the things I got at the auction last Saturday. The copyright is 1896.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Guess What I Did Today?!! :-)

You guessed it, went auctioning. I couldn't believe how expensive everything was going. They had about 5 or 6 (maybe more) of those scrapbooks with greeting cards similar to the ones I gave my sister-in-law but these were '30's and 40's. I just couldn't see myself paying over 100 dollars for those, although they were quite nice. They had a bunch of old, very nice, valentines cards that went high as well. I wish I had taken my camera to show you what I am talking about. They had old post cards, which I love to look at. I picked up a few old books and some old sheet music. Do we see a pattern here?

Friday, February 08, 2008

Now on E-Bay...

I have put a book on E-Bay called Chile con Carne or the Camp and the Field. I found out in my research that it is a rare book. We will see how it does.

Chile con Carne

Ok, so this fits right in with a tag from Mary at MoM2-2goodBoys. So... Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages.)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Link back to the person who tagged you.
6. Tag five people.

From Chile con Carne or the Camp and the Field. There is a word in these sentences that obviously had a different meaning back then. I posted the next three sentences after the eighth sentence cause I didn't want to type that word, hope that was OK.

"Occasionally, also, little parties of horseman wound slowly and cautiously downwards. A false step of their mountain ponies might hurl them a..."

Not sure who to tag.

Monday, February 04, 2008

How to catch a live mouse

A couple weeks ago I (notice I didn't say we) woke up to the sound of a mouse in our garbage can munching on pop corn from a bag my husband threw away. (There were only a few kernels in that bag sitting in the garbage can on my side of the bed.) I lay there thinking Mark will hear it and then he will take care of it, I knew better then to wake him up, but surely he will hear the noise this mouse is making. After what seems like hours (probably minutes) the noise stops. I fall back asleep but not a very sound sleep because I know there is an unwanted visitor in our house, in our room. One of the first things I do in the morning is empty the garbage and vacuum our floor (which I hadn't realized how much pop corn was not making it to my children's mouths). The next night our unwanted visitor was back to finish off the pop corn. It jumped into our tall garbage can which was now empty (before the pop corn was laying on top of other stuff, so easy to get into and out). Immediately it knew it's mistake and tried to jump out to no avail, of course this wakes me up and I lay there listening once more and hope Mark wakes up this time. Well, lo and behold he wakes up, listens for a second and falls back asleep, a deep sleep I might add ( that man can sleep through anything). I try to sleep but how can a person sleep through a critter trapped and wanting loose so bad. I kept thinking about throwing my bathrobe on and taking that mouse in the garbage can to a field far far away (3 or 4 miles) but I try to sleep and also hear my husband snoring away next to me. Finally, the alarm turns off (Mark hits the snooze about every 10 minutes for an hour and then turns it off) and Mark gets up puts his robe on and takes the garbage can outside to let the mouse go. When he comes back in I ask "which way was it heading?" I'm thinking that it would be right back in our house as soon as the door was closed. Mark tells me it went toward the blue spruce, which is away from the house. Oh, just a ploy to make us think it is not coming back. So there you have it, a way to catch a live mouse, just have a plan on what to do with it once you catch it.

Another kitty update: Our Tigger is back to normal it seems. Never quite figured out what was wrong. Hopefully we won't be going through that again anytime soon.

Added March 17: About a week and a half ago I was up in my room looking for something when I kept hearing a strange noise. I just kept on with what I was doing and went to throw something in the garbage and was surprised to see that the noise was the mouse in the garbage can, again. I tell ya this trap works! (Forget that it was probably the same mouse.) I had a hard time with the thought of killing it so I grabbed the garbage can and drove about 5-8 miles down the road and let it go in a field. They are called field mice, right? On the ride back home I pictured it running next to me trying to make it back before I did.

Do mice have short memories or what?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Kitty Update

Update Feb. 2: Mark went and bought some of the cat food she is use to and she could hardly wait for him to put it in the dish. So she seems to be doing better now that she is eating. Yay!! Silly cat.

We brought Tigger home tonight. She still is not well. So far what we thought at first was wrong, isn't. They took some blood to see if that will show anything. I won't know anything until probably Tuesday, hopefully she gets a lot better by then. Don't like seeing a pet sick. She hasn't eaten anything in at least 3 days.

I heard Matthew in the bathroom praying for Tigger yesterday and at least one other time. So sweet coming from a 6 year old! I figure if she gets better it will be because of my little boys prayer. Can't you see God smiling at the sound of his little voice so sincere and trusting?