The Old Tattered Flag

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No comment...........

I say no comment because I really am speechless! It's snowing AGAIN! Actually it really hasn't stopped for over a week. I was kind of joking when I wrote before that when my husband is gone it's going to be a rough winter, but it's not a joke anymore. The proof is in the photos! To add to it I've had a very sore tooth for the last week and a half. Went to the dentist and he ground down two teeth, said they were hitting each other and causing vibrations and soreness. So, after 4 days of more pain I called and said, "I don't think that was it". So, come to find out I had a bad abcess. Had to go in this morning for a root canal. All that wouldn't be too bad, believe it or not, but since it's snowed everyday I've had to go out and plow and the temperature has been excruciating to my teeth. I actually kept my son home today to plow, then school closed early so all was well. So, I finally got my teeth fixed, come home to plow and the cable on the winch broke. So, now I have a snowy driveway, another 6-12 inches of snow coming tonight and my day of painting for tomorrow has now turned in to fixing the plow. Really, I'm not trying to be gloom and doom. You have to have a sense of humor I guess, but really this friggin snow is really getting ridiculous! The picture of snow you see is our memory garden with a nice primitive fence that stands about 30 inches tall and is right in the middle of the yard. Yup!

On to better things. I wanted to show you the "Dream Big" Rug mom finished. It came out so cute. I do hope to get to painting it tomorrow as well as the other patterns. I am also including a picture of a chest I did for a silent auction on Fort Drum. It will be filled with kids games and should fetch a good price. Also, see a rug my mother is working on now. Gorgeous design by Lori Brechlin of Notforgottenfarms, sadly, not my design, but I do appreciate the gorgeous art of others too! Also, Mom did just finish hooking my Lady Liberty pattern and it is currently for sale on ebay.

So, I'm going to try to hold on to my sanity, until next time.......


Courtney said...

Oh, Sweetie,
You have had a bad run! It is so hard to do things on your own. But you are strong...which is really cold comfort right now...but it's true! You are a woman warrior!! And eventually the snow will go away, and the teeth will be better, and dawn will break...hang in there. You can vent to me (us) all you want! I really love all the finished projects, btw!
Find something really cool to treat yourself to in the coming days!

Gayle said...

I had an abcessed tooth last summer and it was pure agony, so I kinda know what you're going through! Hang in there - and please send me some of your snow - we haven't had much here in Utah this year and I'm sad.

theoldtatteredflag said...

Thank you for writing ladies!! It's nice to know that someone out there is listening. Hey Gayle, I send that snow to you overnight express. Hows that?

About Me

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.