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We are safe right now. Nannygoat, Lloyd, Ladybug, and Butterball were evacuated this morning around 4:30am. It took her two hours to make the drive here (20 miles). We are currently watching and trying to stay awake from only having a few hours sleep. We have to stay vigilant as we are a little surrounding by fires in a high fire danger area.

Will update if anything new happens.

Oh yea, and like Frigga I got the day off work. If work is still there….

Wow, did my team suck today. Well the defense was awesome, but it doesn’t do much good if the offense forgets to show up for the game. Today Bear went to visit her horse, Apache. She didn’t ride though. Apparently, she and the trainer decided that she had an “affinity” with the trainer’s horse (who NO ONE can ride because it is a retired Thoroughbred race horse) and she should ride Rio. Apparently Rio and Bear got along so well, that Bear did her first JUMPS today. Truly amazing, since after $600 and three months of effort she had only trotted a few times. Now she cares for, practices with, trots and canters. And as of today she rides “unride-able, but by one” thoroughbreds and jumps! In three weeks! She has a natural ability and a lovely seat. To see her on that long-legged thoroughbred with her tall, thin frame is beauty in motion.

On a sadder note my beloved first chihuahua Don Juan who has been bitten by a six foot Southern Pacific rattlesnake (saving my 7 year old) yet survived and brutally ravaged by a coyote last year (barely surviving with a punctured lung, three broken ribs, and a gash so large in his neck that they had to put a giant drain in it for weeks) seems extremely ill this evening. He is very subdued, won’t eat, and seems to be struggling to breath. He turned down salami for hecks sake. He was fine this morning and I don’t know what to think. It could be a respiratory infection or….who knows. I do know that I don’t have a dime to spare, I don’t have dimes to feed us. I so wish that Mr. Vixen’s state disability had not so suddenly ended and that it will take months to get his permanent disability approved. Why do these things always happen on a Sunday, four mere days before I get paid??????

So, the leach field was beyond salvage. We have no choice but to put her out to pasture. As of this morning, our toilet is again non-functioning. It lasted approximately 48 hours. Now I am back to the yellow beast in the barn. So if posts are slow and not very entertaining you will know why. I lose some of m shimmer when I keep having to run way over there to the cold, dark barn. Catch ya on the flip side.

The torment continues. I have survived exactly 9 days way out in the country that is my new home. Living out of boxes as I unpack them, counting, seriously counting the day until there is internet and cable TV. That was today.

I am posting from work **sob**

There is no internet. There is no cable TV. There is a very, very unhappy Mr. Vixen and three very unhappy cubs who’s entire lives (their E N T I R E lives people) depend on either TV (Mr. Vixen) or the internet (the cubs). There are online college classes starting…..and I CAN”T BLOG. Or read blogs. Or chat with my mom. It is killing me. I sit each evening on my porch and listen to the frogs croak and the coyotes howl and the rest of the family complain about how there is NO TV OR INTERNET.

The people I hired to do cable and internet. Fired. Unable to do the job. Refused. Denied. So now? DSL (oh please let it work) on Friday. TV? Possibly available in 2-3 weeks. Yes weeks. And I have already watched every DVD I own.

I may feed myself to the coyotes.

But in case you forgot…..moving sucks. AND I won’t have internet (except here at work, shhhhh) until June 5th.  Just didn’t want you all to think I had gone and died or anything (although it may have been close a couple times, especially that time when I was almost crushed between the side of the house and a sideways hot tub). Oh the stories to tell….soon.

In my family I am known as the Queen of Sarcasm, just so ya know. In case there is confusion, let me restate: the following comment is dripping with sarcasm.

I am currently having the time of my life.

Just wanted the universe to know.

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