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  • #233629

    anita
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    Dear Bella:

    How exciting- I see your cat, you succeeded posting the photo, now I can see what you see every day!

    No rats here, never seen one. Did see mice, lots of small mice. I will be in that crawl space in about four hours and am not looking forward to it. You mentioned the options of selling and of getting a roommate. There are pros and cons to each. And the unpredictable factors in each. I suppose if the economy improved, if real estate values increased in your area, you will be encouraged to sell.

    What are the pros and cons regarding selling, if you want to think about it (I tend to postpone stressful topics, most people do, I think, so I don’t expect you to answer).

    anita

    #233649

    Bella
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    Hi Anita,

    I really don’t want to sell my house because I don’t know where I would go & no point in moving away.  Just the thought of trying to sell and box up everything makes me nauseous.  I like company, but not to live with.  Sometimes I get scared about growing old alone, but it will be however is in Gods Plan for me.

    The land I will try to sell probably in the spring.  I will talk to a realtor about it & see what they recommend.

    It is chilly here this morning & still very wet from all of the rain.  I couldn’t sleep again last night from thinking about so many things.  I am so sick of not being able to sleep well. People suggest a glass of wine, but I am not a drinker.  LOL

    Be safe under to crawl space & have a nice day!

    Bella~

    #233653

    anita
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    Dear Bella:

    Thank you. I understand feeling nauseous at the thought of moving. Regarding the suggestion of drinking a glass of wine, I used to hate the taste of alcohol of any kind, any drink, be it beer, wine or anything stronger. Then I discovered the… magic of orange slices in red wine, squeezing some orange into red wine, letting the squeezed slices soak in the redness and it is delightful to drink the wine and eat the slices. I wonder if you may like it too. Always in moderation, of course.

    anita

    #233725

    Bella
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    Thanks Anita,

    Going to get dressed & go to the grocery store for some oranges…I hope it works for me, sure does sound tasty!

    I just would like to have a peaceful nights sleep…

    Thanks, once again & I will let you know how the slices work for me.

    Bella~

    #233729

    anita
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    Dear Bella:

    Another cat photo- adorable face!

    I am all dressed down to crawling under the house. When I am back to the computer, in about seventeen hours, I will let you know if I survived it and how it was. I hope to read about how your wine and oranges experience works out- I am looking forward to read about your experience and share about mine.

    anita

    #233755

    Bella
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    Hi Anita,

    The first picture was my little 6lb girl, the wild one, and the current one is of my precious 16lb boy.  They both have helped me get through the last 7 months.  Stash, my boy is a God sent…He has always been my special boy & he Loves me so…He had a little sister (Bella), that passed away with Congestive Heart Failure at the age of 3 & I still miss her terribly.  Stash almost has a sense of my feelings and at times I believe he is trying in his way to communicate with me the best he can.

    I am so tired from not sleeping well & just thinking all night about wasteful things.  Things I should and should not have done, said etc…

    I wish I had a friend like you that I could hang out with and visit.  My friends are limited and have their own lives, and honestly, they don’t understand how I feel.  I would give almost anything to have a local Friend like you.  You are so understanding and you have helped me tremendously, along with many others that you communicate with.  There is a Special place in Heaven for people like you!

    Be safe under the crawl space and I will let you know how the orange slices work.  I haven’t made it out yet! LOL

    Bella~

    #233867

    anita
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    Dear Bella:

    Your recent post is the first one I looked at and read this morning. I share your feelings, I too see you as a friend. This is why I share with you little casual things I don’t share elsewhere, like the crawl space and such. Will reply more thoroughly later.

    anita

    #233873

    anita
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    Dear Bella:

    I have to get away from the computer till Monday morning, about seventeen hours from now, will post to you when I am back.

    anita

    #234207

    anita
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    Dear Bella:

    I can see the appeal Stash has, no wonder your little girl kitty is in love with him!

    I was at the crawl space Saturday for maybe ten minutes or so because I was not able to cut the plastic tubing there as planned, not enough force in my hands. I removed some tubing that were already cut and lying around. I was scared before going in but it wasn’t that bad while there. I am looking forward to read about how your orange slices in red wine works for you.

    I was touched yesterday reading the second part of your last post and as I imagine it, it would be lovely if we could sit together and well, just sit on a sofa with the kitties and talk while it rains outside.

    anita

    #234873

    Bella
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    Hi Anita,

    Sorry for the delay in my posts, I have been sick for since Friday.  My girlfriend brought me some food yesterday as I have not eaten anything in 4 days.  She wanted to take me to the Doctor, But I chose to stick it out & pray I start feeling better.  Too much stress I believe.  I actually went out today for about 2 hrs & ran a few much-needed errands.  At least after getting back home, I feel I will recover if I could just keep some food down.  I know I haven’t been taking care of myself as I should.

    Now I won’t be able to Trick or Treat tonight. LOL…

    I hope you have a nice Halloween, many trick or treaters around your parts? or, mice dressing up as Halloween Goblins?

    Bella~

    #234911

    anita
    Participant

    Dear Bella:

    Mice dressing up as Halloween Goblins, funny, Bella. No trick or treaters where I live, outside the city limit and that is fine with me. I wore a scary Halloween shirt yesterday, underneath my coat and poncho as I took my walk, raining here.

    Sorry to read you’ve been sick! I sure hope you feel better today, do you?

    Better make a plan for taking better care of yourself. Chicken soup, I would have made you chicken soup is I was there.

    anita

    #235043

    Bella
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    Hi Anita,

    Feeling a bit better today, I managed to get some Chicken Noodle Soup down… I called a Realtor about selling my 3 acres of land today & have mixed feelings…I figured I could list it with a realtor and if it sells, it does.  I probably wouldn’t want to sell my home & rebuild anyway.  Maybe after it is sold I will have a better idea of what I want to do.

    I have a little 1000 sq. ft rental house I was going to sell, but have decided to just keep it & invest some more money in it.  It is so cute!  Have had it for about 8 yrs & it has been a good piece of rental property, or at least since the last ones just recently moved.  They were pigs & didn’t take care of it & it took about $1,000 to get it back in shape for re-rental.  I have already put new gravel in the driveway, getting a new roof & new landscaping.  All else is good.  It has the original hardwood floors from 1940 when the house was built & the house has so much Character.  It has beat board ceilings and beautiful light fixtures, a bar in the kitchen, nice upstairs with about 500 sq. feet of open space & just pretty hardwoods.  There is no heat, or air upstairs, so it is used for storage.  Maybe someday I will live there as it is in a very nice part of downtown close to local grocery stores/hospital & restaurants.  Would be a good low maintenance retirement home for me someday.

    I hope you are doing well and take care, my Good Friend!

    Bella~

    #235129

    anita
    Participant

    Dear Bella:

    As I was reading about your rental property, before you mentioned it, I thought to myself that maybe you should live there, but then thought maybe it provides you rental income that you need.

    I am fine, thank you, my good friend! I am glad you are feeling better, do take better care of yourself, will you?

    anita

    #235877

    Bella
    Participant

    Hi Anita,

    I am in my own little world again,  all I do is what has to be done.  Please tell me the rest of my life is not going to be just getting by.  Nothing really excites me anymore, I am beginning to feel like a Zombie and at this point feel like I could be alone forever.  I don’t want to see anyone, or even leave my house.

    Bella~

    #235891

    anita
    Participant

    Dear Bella:

    The song mama told me there will be days like this, just came to my mind. I am not focused now, was just about to get off the computer, will be back in about fifteen hours. For now I will say: the rest of your life is not going to be just getting by!

    You still have seven weeks or so to take advantage of my online dating one-to-one guidance offer, for one. Tell me  more how you feel and what you think before I  am back, will you?

    anita

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