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October 13, 2023 at 12:18 pm #423087
Hi My Friend,
It sounds like you are having a nice peaceful day, which I hope you are.
How is your hand. I hope you feel better.
Have a Beautiful weekend & hope to read from you soon.
Shookie~October 13, 2023 at 10:00 am #423079
Hi My Friend,
My neighbor mentioned selling my vehicle due to the problems. I have come to the solution to keep the battery charger in the car & if needed in the future have the hydraulic system changed to a regular system. It is a 2022 S 430 Mercedes Benz with only 47.287 miles & I have had the car for 11 years. It is Black Pearl with Black Leather seats. It looks new because I am the only one that drives it. The dealer offered me $500 for the car. I politely said no thanks. They know it can be fixed & want to fix it and keep the car for themselves. After researching changing the suspension in a few years if needed would solve the problem. I’m sure other things may pop up & I’ll fix them. Better than to have car payments & higher insurance.
My neighbor called me this morning and asked if I knew who to call because someone hit a large opossum in front of his house. He said this thing is so big I don’t know what to do. I told him to give me a few minutes and I would come and get it. I laughed so hard because he had those work horse cutting props on each side of the poor baby in the middle of the road.. I put on a glove & picked it up and took it into the woods. I laughed so hard because it was probably only 3 months old. I took his props & put them back in his garage & hosed off the road. He said the blood made him sick. He is also the one I got the snake out of his garage & took into the woods. It was alive, only a black snake.
I hope you are having a nice day. The weather here is 69 & cozy. My babies are doing well & I need to clean the house except not in the mood. Too much on my mind.
Have a great day & will be thinking of you my friend.
Shookie~October 11, 2023 at 6:35 pm #422991
Long day, my car has been to 4 different places & all tell me it is a different problem and they need to keep it for a week at a time. It has been a month now and finally back in the garage. It is 23 years old & has a battery drain, so each mechanic has to check basically every component /fuse & electrical system in the car. Each time I get it back something is not working which was before I took it to be worked on. The car is so old & hard to find parts for. Now the radio does not work & the seat remote is not working. I am going to keep a portable charger in the car and drive it until the wheels fall off.
I hope your day went well. My stomach gets in knots when I read about the war & all of the hostages they have taken.
Carpal tunnel is very painful & surgery takes a while to heal & you must type most of the time.
Know in your Heart how many people you have helped turn their life around. If not for you I would not have gotten as far as I have with the hurt I was going through. You have earned a Gold Star from me.
I wish you were my neighbor. You have a huge Heart to do what you do & I can’t thank you enough.
Sleep well my friend,
Shookie~October 11, 2023 at 8:44 am #422963
Hope you are doing well. The war is heart-breaking & the hostages which are being held are terrible.
I am glad my opportunity of traveling was years ago. I lived in many places including Taiwan & wouldn’t go back.
Egypt & Japan are 2 countries I would enjoy seeing again except with so much conflict I would probably be disappointed as
to what they would look like now. Egypt especially since so much building has been going on around all of the places I would like to visit.
I’ll have a place in my head where I see them as they used to be. So sad sacred places being surrounded by restaurants & stores.
Have a nice day.
Shookie~October 10, 2023 at 11:57 am #422933
Thank you for the kind words about my Father. It makes me feel better. I haven’t slept in 2 days and am angry at myself.
The county I live in is small and most still live in the past. The Sheriffs department actually closes at 5 and your 911 call goes to another county which takes them a minimum of 30 minutes to get here. I was also a paralegal & 2 semesters of law school & understand that they have to be caught on my property. Just like the stalker can sit in front of my house 24/7 as long as he is not touching my property.
I haven’t been out in 2 days. The war going on is so sad & seems like the world is falling apart.
I would give almost anything to live back in the 60’s. Technology has ruined the world.
Hope I read from you soon, I am at a loss for words.
Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Shookie~October 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm #422909
Good Evening Anita,
My day hasn’t been a pleasant one. Many things have been happening, a stalker which won’t stop coming by and this has been going on for a couple of weeks. I called the Sheriffs Department and was told there wasn’t anything they could do for me to call my Sheriff’s Department because we live in different counties.
I was recommended by a neighbor of a man which was supposed to be a good worker & I had to leave the garage door open so he could get the products I purchased to do the jobs. He rang the doorbell leading into the house asking to use the restroom & I was sick so I asked him to use the restroom in the back of the house which he urinated on the seat & floor. I locked the door behind him and he got irate. I went back to bed and the doorbell rings again and he asked me if I would pick him up some lunch/drink and stop by the store and pick him up some toiletries so he could take a shower before he left. I told him he was “NOT”coming back in the house for anything.
I told him I was sick & not going to drive. He got angry again and left without finishing the job after I purchased over $600 of supplies.
I went back to bed and at 11:00 at night he pulled into my driveway, he was back ringing the bell again & I went to the door and told him if he didn’t leave I was calling the police. He said he had left something in my garage, screaming for me to let him in. I spoke in a soft voice & told him he had 3 seconds to get off my property and he did. Have not heard from him since.
I know Lowe’s Hardware & Home Depot recommend contractors which I don’t trust due to having work done by one of their workers & it was horrible.
Being single & not knowing but a handful of people I am at a standstill. My house needs so many repairs which I can no longer do with the sight in my eye being so bad. If the sun comes out it blinds me & all I see are white specks. Also the work needing to be done requires a 16 foot ladder because it is gutter & roof work. Also under my crawl space to attach my dryer duct because it has fallen out of the floor & needs to be re-attached & I can’t wash and dry my clothes.
That’s only 1/2 of it. I will stop complaining. I have so many emotions running through me right now I don’t know where to start writing a list and putting everything in order.
I hope you had a better day than I have. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
I feel so ashamed for being so gullible believing in these workers. My Father would be so dissapointed in me. I feel that upsets me the most.
Shookie~October 7, 2023 at 5:13 pm #422858
I am so sorry about how your Precious Hunter passed. I am sure each & every time you pass the spot it is painful.
I still feel the pain of my Loving Parents everyday & each morning when I wake I look for Stash afraid of seeing him when it is his time for passing. He is such a precious baby. I have noticed some changes in his demeanor and I am worried as what to do. As I mentioned before I want him to pass in my arms except that is not in my hands to have his death a peaceful one. I have been researching on ways if he is having a heart attack to help him pass at home. It would take a lot of strength to do what the only 2 options are & I will need to stay strong.
How is the weather for you today? It is supposed to be 44 here tonight. At least the humidity is gone. Summers are nice except I don’t have the hair for humidity & It makes me feel terrible. My hair just turns to ring-let curls.
I went out today running some errands & people are getting so mean. I was in the grocery store & 2 women fighting over a can of fruit. Many shelves are bare when it comes to fruit, except fighting over a can of food is a bit extreme. I went and paid for my items & couldn’t wait to get home.
I am going to watch a comical movie tonight & try and relax. I am so glad in these moments I live alone.
I am so torn about a situation & maybe you can share your wisdom on the subject. Here goes, My girlfriend which I would give my life for if needed & both of us mirror one another with the exception of religion. She keeps telling me if I don’t start going to Church & believing in God I will go to hell. I believe in a higher power except not the same beliefs as her. I usually don’t talk politics & religion with people due to everyone has their own beliefs. When she tells me I will die & go to hell due to not going to church I change the subject. I love her & we have already made plans on spending Thanksgiving together. I have told her I respect & love her but our beliefs are so different. When she comes to my home she tells me I need to remove all my Buddhas. My house is decorated Very Oriental & I enjoy my Buddhas. I don’t want her to feel uncomfortable, except I am not going to put them away for anyone. My house~
I wish you a Beautiful and Peaceful evening & will be thinking of you with a smile on your face.
Shookie~October 5, 2023 at 1:54 pm #422743
I am so sorry to hear about Hunter. I am sure he is having fun with all the other fur babies which have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
Stash is still hanging on with his illness’s. The vet told me 2 yrs. ago he had six months & he has passed that by 1 & 1/2 years. I have all my babies indoors now. The vet was telling me to keep changing & trying different medicines which started making him sicker. All babies in the house and I no longer take them to the Vet for shots. I never did like giving any of my babies shots the vets say are a must. Not saying I know better, Vets these days are all about the $$$. My old 2 vets which were great have retired.
I feed Stash what he wants, of course watching his salt intake. I purchased a grooming kit & keep him shaved so he wont get hair balls. He gets where he breathes hard sometimes except with all 3 of his illnesses I am happy he has made it this long. I love all of my babies so much. Izzy is friskey as ever & my Balinese is not the sharpest knife in the drawer but his keeps this little baby face on as if he is telling me, “Mom, I’m never growing up”. Stash loves playing with him and I believe that contributes to Stashe’s health.
Stash doesn’t have much choice when Takeda jumps on him wanting to play.
I am still working on sealing my steps & wanted to read your message. It makes my day!
Take care Sweet Girl & I will message you tonight or tomorrow.
Shookie <=^..^=>October 3, 2023 at 3:47 pm #422691
Hi My Friend,
The wait has been due to being hurt.
I didn’t go to the hospital, I haven’t been able to eat or drink & got dehydrated.
I made it to the store and picked up needed essentials and already feeling better.
Your question last time was about me cutting down the tree. The tree is dead and if we have another bad storm it will land on my home. I love all of nature.
My house was struck by lightning 2 weeks ago & all of my electrical outlets blew & today my kitchen lights went out.
I will not say what next, due to I am expecting anything can go wrong at any time.
Going back outside to seal my front steps. I am picturing myself falling. Someone is coming to help so I’m sure I will be safe.
I hope you are doing well & I still picture you walking your dog everyday with a Beautiful Smile~
Shookie~September 18, 2023 at 6:49 am #422201
My Friend Anita,
YES, the first time, my home was hit by lightning. Only mine & my neighbor, which had their televisions and some electrical knocked out.
I have a dead pine tree close to the back side of my house & thought it was the tree. That little sucker is going to be cut down as soon as my other neighbor goes to Florida for the winter. The tree is mine & he says it’s his. When he gets back it will belong to the wildlife.
The neighborhood has most of the empty lots sold & all the wildlife are being pushed out. I still feed mine. I have many nests for the animals which have been since before my mother passed. I have seen several red foxes & their kits. Two mama skunks with her babies. It amazes me how the babies are mostly white & it doesn’t take long to get the black stripe on their backs and the little white caps on their heads. LOL~ I have a deer feeder, which of course, the mean neighbor does not like. It’s my property. I bought some watermelons for the fox and now they love me.
I was going to build an A-frame on my property except it would cost more to build one 1/2 the size of mine and the cost would be the same to build as I could sell mine for. The only reason I was thinking about it is I would have no neighbors, just wildlife.
I have my precious girlfriend which I don’t see enough and ran into a friend I haven’t seen in over 15yrs and we have been talking on the phone on occasion & text a few times a day. It’s fun games where I try to guess what color shirt he has on for the day. Silly, but fun. We have many laughs. We have known one another since we were 21~ He has many girlfriends. He is like my big brother & I believe that is why he treats me with respect.
As I mentioned in past messages, I prefer animals over most people.
I am learning to appreciate the life I had growing up instead of thinking about just getting older. I realized I had the best parents I could have asked for & an exciting life and fun jobs.
I watched Top Gun Maverick the other week and it brought back good memories of when I flew & worked on the flightline in the Military.
I am going for a walk and come home to box up and donate things I have been hanging on too long. Another good lesson I have learned. It’s only stuff. Memories stay with you forever & it makes me so happy.
I hope you are happy and doing well.
I will look for tomorrows read from you & will write to you tonight when I am tucked away for the night with my 3 babies.
I Love Stash, Izzy and Takeda so much. Since I stopped letting them go outside they have turned into Luv bugs…
Your Friend Always,
Shookie~September 17, 2023 at 9:56 am #422175
My Friend Anita,
I have been reading a lot & have taught myself to accept what happens and move on,
My 20 yr, friend has been working out for months, We had a talk, and he explained things which of course I already knew.
I told him, friends, only & it has been exactly that.
My house was struck by lighting Wednesday night and after months of no contact, I called him because I have a a fear of fire & he is also an electrician and the only one I will let touch any electrical outlets. He called within a minute and asked if I was home, I said yes, and he said I would be there in five minutes.
He arrived, checked the outlets and said “Yes you were hit & don’t let anyone touch or try to fix them.
He only had minimal time because he was on his way to Florida. He said he would be back next Thursday to fix them.
I had already checked the breaker box and the reset outlets throughout the house, he laughed when I told him because he knew I would check everything first.
He came and checked all the outlers & we found the problem. One reset receptacle had no reset button. He said he had one at the office and would change it out.
He made me promise not to let anyone touch it & he would take care of it.
My girlfriend was here for an early Birthday visit. She adores him and says she wished we could have a life together. I told her that was a big “NO”
Divorced or not, he has too much drama in his life & I want to remain friends. He hugged and gave me a kiss.
I popped him on his shoulder & said go & have a safe drive, see you next week. It was a nice feeling to know we still have our friendship.
I am really feeling so much better and have missed you dearly.
There are no words to express our contact again. I am so happy!!!
My babies are all doing well. Stash seems to be getting better, he is acting like a kitten again.
My roof also had damage & when the adjuster came out he fell in love with blu, the sweetheart I was trying to find the perfect home for. I love him so except Stash was scared of him.
The adjuster said he was looking for a Blue Russian and couldn’t find one. I told him if he wanted him and would give him a good home he could have him. Blu followed him around the whold time he was here.
I came inside , and got Blus carrier/bed/toys/food and water bowls, a bag of treats, and food. I gave him all his paperwork with vet trips for his neutering and all vaccinations. He took Blu when he left, which of course I teared up and felt like a traitor.
I know in my Heart I was doing it for Blu. Winter will be here soon and I didn’t want him in the cold. The guy sent me pictures of Blu riding in his lap looking out the window. The next day he sent several more and said he slept with him the first night. I am so happy for him. The guy is single and said he would treat Blu like his baby. I told him for any reason if things changed, I would take him back.
I have probably blown up this message and given you too much to read in one reading.
I will touch base again tomorrow & tell you more~
Good afternoon My Friend,
Shookie~September 17, 2023 at 7:13 am #422171
I was so excited to read your message. Ecstatic, is better.
I replied to the one I just received & don’t see it on the thread, I am going to write, send & see what happens.
How have you been? I can’t tell you how lost I felt when the messages stopped.
I never stopped wondering what you were doing & how you were.
So much has happened in my life since our last message. Good, & bad, many changes.
I have missed our messages and hope this will go through.
Once you respond back I will tell you more.
I have accepted what comes in and out of my life, there is a reason why everything happens,
Shookie~February 23, 2023 at 6:18 pm #415706
It’s been a while. I hope you are doing well.
I have been a bit stressed & seem to be turning into a recluse. I like being alone with all the bad things going on.
When it rains, it pours.
I want to move so bad, I have no friends here except 1 & we mostly talk on the phone. She treats me better than my sister ever did.
My neighbor which I thought were friends invited me to come over to a Football Party she was having a few weeks before the party date and I told her I would come. I got sick with a 102 temperature & had gone 7 days and couldn’t eat. My Dr. called in something for me and it took a few days. I am feeling better now.
She hasn’t called since the party. I am not playing games with her. She is 70 and is acting like a spoiled teenager. I am glad I found this out sooner than later.
And I don’t and haven’t called the 20 yr. separation friend. He still texts me every day telling me he misses me & he always has a smile on his face when I text him back. I want him as a friend. I guess that’s what we are. Friends that never see one another.
He did stop by a few weeks ago and we had small talk. As he was leaving he paused and turned around and said you have no idea how hard it is to leave you. I want to rent a place and get out of the mess he is in except he can’t due to his choice to stay.
After that I did hurt for a few hrs. and put my big girl pants on and told myself enough is enough.
I feel safe knowing he is there even if I don’t see him.
My washing machine quit working & needed to have someone come look at it. I called 5 different places and was told it would be at least 6-8 weeks. I did text him and asked if he knew anyone and he said he would stop by on his way to work and look at it.
He said it was not an easy fix but maybe someone could fix it rather than purchase a new one. New ones are so cheaply made and don’t last. With his call, someone was here in an hour.
I have discovered it’s his power I like. He knows everyone in town and he makes a call like waving a magic wand & someone is available for him. Even if they know I am friends with him I get better treatment. Sad, but true.
Does that make me keeping him at arm’s length by texting him back when he sends a text using him? I know the answer “YES”.
I take Stash my sweet baby that has a heart condition to have him bathed and shaved. His hair is so long that he throws up hairballs. I know he will feel better once he gets it taken care of. He will be scared but happy when he gets back home.
Take Care My Friend,
Shookie~January 7, 2023 at 9:39 am #413340
Hi My Friend,
This was an awful experience for me a while back~I was in the grocery store and bumped into a man who was 80yrs. old. First too old for me except he seemed nice & lonely and asked if I wanted to have a seat in a small area the store has if you purchase food & want to enjoy your sandwich in the area.
We spoke & he gave me his number. The girl in the customer service area which I know because I usually pick up my groceries in the store said he comes in a lot and was a very nice man.
I called him and we spoke for a while and decided to meet at a restaurant. When I got there he said he wasn’t really hungry and he lived a few miles away & would I like to come by & talk. I also don’t like cheap people & I felt that from him. Also, his house was filthy and a mess~
He lived in an area I was aware of and had close neighbors to his home. I didn’t see any harm so I went.
He told me he rented one of his rooms out & his wife passed 16 yrs. ago. Then he asked if I wanted to watch a movie & I didn’t feel comfortable because he kept trying to hold my hand and touching my hair. I told him I didn’t like my hair to be touched and was uncomfortable. He asked if he could be honest and tell me something & I said sure. I almost fell to the ground when he said he had been dating and not found anyone he was interested in but had an attraction to me which gave him an erection and I was disgusted.
I told him I made a mistake by going to his home and felt what he said was very disrespectful to me & I was repulsed.
He actually asked if we could get together again and I told him absolutely not.
Why do men do such things? I know girls that sleep with men only because they felt an obligation because they paid for their meal or they thought the man had money and will sleep with them thinking they may get some type of security from the guy.
I have avoided all of these situations and feel I may be alone with my babies until the end of my life.
People have changed & most have no idea how to communicate or treat you like a lady.
Being old fashion, I want to be courted and respected. I would not feel any type of obligation to sleep with a man because we went out. I definitely don’t like being touched.
It takes a good 6 months or longer to really know someone you just met & I have no past boyfriends I would want to date again. Most may have passed because I have not seen them in so long. Guess I am a loner and sometimes I feel I am on my way downhill instead of spending my golden years with someone.
I have one girlfriend I trust and we are so much alike. She worked at the Sheriff’s Dept. and is disabled now. We talk on the phone. Besides writing to you and speaking with her on the phone I am basically a loner. Also, my trust in people has come to a halt due to all the deception I have experienced.
Back to the dating scenario if a man tries to get emotionally involved on the first date I can only imagine what their past was like and don’t care to waste my time sharing my life.
I didn’t sleep well last night, for some reason I feel so disappointed in people these days. Too much deciet and intitlement is what I feel from people.
Maybe it’s me?
Have a Beautiful day!
Your Friend Shookie~January 6, 2023 at 12:30 pm #413302
Hi My Friend,
I believe I have a good gut feeling about things which I should have listened to in life decisions. I believe & feel Cherokee beliefs & Values and also Buddhism totally are connected.
Many in my area are high rollers & go to church walk out and turn in to such a hypocrite. Many don’t understand how I can live alone & be independent. I don’t believe you go to dinner and invite a man into your home. I would always meet in a public place. I know within less than a minute if I will get along with someone. Men say things that repulse me and I call them out on it. That is why the 20yr. old was intrigued with me.
Maybe I will be alone forever. I am ok with my fur babies and myself.
Your Friens Shookie~