I feel like I have to appoligize again for not being on here that much or commenting much on projects. I always look at the projects that come to my email, but don’t always comment. First of all my computer is so slow it’s a pain to do anything on here anymore. Good news is I’m getting a new computer. Should be here tomorrow. But then I’m leaving for the river for the next week. My last week off before I have to go back to work 7/22. Not looking forward to that at all. I can’t believe it’s almost over.
This summer has been lousy for me. Some of you might remember I’ve been hit hard over the past several years with, stuff. My brother Gary died in 07. My mother died 9 months later. My brother Danny died in 2010. Gary was only 48 and Danny was 54. We’ve been hanging on to my dad for the last 3 years and all he wanted to do was be with my mom. We tried our best to make him happy. He died in May. I can’t help feel that he is where he has been wanting to be since my mom passed and that makes me happy for him.
When my dad died my cabin was getting flooded at the same time. Just the lower half. That’s ok, I’m use to it. The new room addition didn’t get wet at all. My bathroom vanity I built held up! I just had to clean it up. In 08 we had a major flood when my mom died. I lost a diamond ring that year. I had the ring made with my moms 1st wedding ring from my dad. It was missing a diamond and I added a few more to it and had a ring made about 15 years ago and wore it ever since. Well, I was working at the river one weekend and I was pulling weeds and throwing them over the bank. That Monday back at home I noticed the ring was gone. I figured it went over the bank with the weeds. I look for it or think about it everytime I’m there, but I’m not crawling down a rock bank to look. There is no way I would find it there anyway. I just thought it probably slipped behind big rocks and would never see it again. A few weeks ago we burnt furniture that was in the flood. I went out there after it rained and started raking the gravel so you couldnt see a burnt spot on the ground. Things were too big to burn in the burn pit we have so I burnt things outside of the pit. I raked and raked and picked up every nail and screw I could find so nobody gets hurt or a flat tire. I told my husband what I was doing and that he might want to look again. He did and when he came in he told me to open my hand, of course I said, no, not knowing what he was going to put in my hand. He dropped my ring in my hand that had been missing for 5 years. It was full of mud but cleaned up just nice, like a new diamond! It was under the gravel, under the fire that we had burning all day, and it’s perfect. I can’t help think that my dad caused that flood that gave me my ring back. I miss him terribly but it comforts me to know he is where he wanted to be and I can see that smile on his face because he gave me my ring back.
Anyway, I hope to be able to get on here more often now and talk to everyone again. I can’t wait to get back into the work shop! Life needs to slow down for me. We are so close to getting our cabin done, but feel like we just took 3 steps back, again.