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        12-23-2013, 10:53 AM
    OMG, Roadyy, are those Camellias??? How beautiful! I have a degree in Horticulture, but cannot grow anything that ends in -ia.....

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        12-23-2013, 11:02 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by greentree    
    OMG, Roadyy, are those Camellias??? How beautiful! I have a degree in Horticulture, but cannot grow anything that ends in -ia.....

    I was under the impression they were a breed of the Azelea family. They are all in those areas and I have no intentions at this time to thin out that area. There are a few walking paths through those areas just to the side of the house and I really like it like it is. That road path starts just to the side of the front yard and goes out to the back where Dolly is standing in the road so I don't have to go through the yard to get to the back area.

    I actually took a quick break from the tractor work to walk around over there to relax and snatch those pics for ya'll.
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        12-23-2013, 11:23 AM
    Just really lovely property Roaddy.

    Love the idea of the zap swatter...will see what I can do!

    Back here. Still waiting on the zap. He almost refused the daily walk....but I'm oh no ya don't!

    New drama...FIL. remember I do live the guy...way better dad than I have...but his wigging me AND DH out! Called to update him this morning....he just really insistent on wanting to come down. Which again, it's his child and I understand...but DH is telling him NO, and I simply reiterate it....ok he says...not happy, but sad.

    Then I get a txt fromSIL (remember she is not my favorite). Asking if they can come down and that dad wants to come down. Again, I reiterate DHs wishes. She wants to know if he doesn't want them bc he feels like he is inconveniencing them...or if WE just want time alone! This gets me HOT! It has nothing to do with ME. I don't give a hoot if they come...if they did visit..I would feel free to shop! FIL too said at one point....I know you two want to be alone..

    Listen to me's DHs wishes to keep you at home, not mine! Geez! So they have been calling DH this morning along with me...and have him aggrevated

    On to another note, I had a horrible dream about the horses last night! they got loose, and one got hit on the road....all this nastiness. Called mom right away, had to check all was good. . Even had my childhood pony in the dream, wierd!

    Ok, gotta check about those lost cards!!
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        12-23-2013, 11:23 AM
    Green Broke
    NM-Glad you are feeling able to roll w/the punches. We don't get to control life-there are just so many surprises.

    TJ-that is a darling tree! I love the hearts. I put some packages for hubby under the tree yesterday while he was out. Today was trash day, so all the corrals are cleaned early. Yesterday we got the cracked water trough emptied-it's now a feed bin for Wendy, & the donkey has a small blue barrel for her water. We have also seen evidence of her chewing on Wendy's tail-AArgh!

    Rick-you are getting lots done w/the tractor-love seeing the blooming roses-I miss mine, particularly the Icebergs & the Joseph's Coat climber.

    LaDonna-I had no idea an unmortgaged house could be taken, especially for medical bills. I hope you can get the tooth fixed soon, dental bills can be quite scary! I had 2 teeth break this year & I'm hoping to get an implant for one of them soon. It just feels so weird to have a gap, luckily, it can't be seen.

    Sent off the property taxes, so that's done for another year. Next hurdle will be filing the income taxes-we have to do the federal & 2 states, as DH's pension requires that we always file in CA, no matter where we live. We have to send them a copy of the federal, but not the CA-which I think is rather strange.

    I am thankful for the small increase in the S.S. Checks-every little bit helps. I am ready for 2014! I hope it is a better year for everybody!
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        12-23-2013, 11:35 AM
    Green Broke
    Oh, crossed posts...
    NM-sorry for the new drama, can anyone tell him (FIL) that DH really needs to rest?

    Rick-I had some giant rose bushes, so that's what came to mind-but now I remember the Camellieas we used to have in Sacramento-they were huge, & we had Azealea's in the front yard. My Dad really had a green thumb, & I did pretty good w/plants in CA, but here in AZ, not so much. We have so much wildlife & I am not fond of having to fence in all plants.
        12-23-2013, 11:44 AM
    Originally Posted by greentree    
    OMG, Roadyy, are those Camellias??? How beautiful! I have a degree in Horticulture, but cannot grow anything that ends in -ia.....
    I am thinking that those are camellias.
        12-23-2013, 11:51 AM
    Green Broke
    I will get better pics of them this evening and post up, that is if the rain doesn't wash the rest of the petals off on to the ground. I doubt I'll be doing any tractor work with all this rain so I'll venture around some of the trails and post up some of the views from them... I am really going to enjoy it for the shade come summer. You can get in some of the trails and with the forage so dense it seems like you are hundreds of miles off into the woods relaxing away from everything....while you are wearing ear plugs not to hear the sound of the

    I'm not much of a horticulturist and thought they were kin to each other.
        12-23-2013, 12:11 PM
    Yea! The cards were delivered!! thank you all so much!!

    He's in getting the 'shock treatment' as we speak..... Hope it goes smoothly.

    So ya wonder why we don't want FIL down here...thought we would make him feel important by getting the hospital bed and delivering it to our house, and setting it up...with a little help from BIL....after several txts I think its all straight...but bc he can't hear, and he gets confused easily...many things were lost in translations.. He means well...really... (Sigh)

    Thanks again for everything guys!
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        12-23-2013, 12:12 PM
    I wonder can they take something that is paid for??? The house that is??
        12-23-2013, 03:41 PM
    Well, it is official. They will be auctioning off the house.

    Mom had to file bankruptcy after Dad died because of outrageous medical bills. They had also used credit cards to pay for medicines that Medicare wouldn't pay for once they reached a maximum amount each year.

    So between credit card bills and hospital bills, Mom had no choice but to file bankruptcy because her only income is Social Security and it is not much,

    When you file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the only way your house is protected is if you owe money on it. If you own it outright or have significant equity, the Bankruptcy Trustees can seize it and sell it or auction it to get money to pay the creditors.

    If you google "will I lose my house if I file bankruptcy?" you will learn all this. I have spent so much time googling I see the google icon in my sleep. And by the way, Virginia is the worst state for taking houses in bankruptcy.

    There is something called the Homestead Exemption Act. Mom is entitled to 10k in liquid assests after bankruptcy. She has 5k in the bank which means she will get 5k when the house is sold/auctioned. That is the only protection offered in VA. If she was under 65, she would only be allowed 5k total. Gotta love VA.

    So, anyway, I am in a better mood today. Thanks for all the encouraging words. Just having this over and done with has relieved some stress. I am getting my tooth fixed on Thursday. After that, I just need to come back down here and meet the movers on the 3rd and then life just MAY get back to normal, whatever that means,

    Nicker, stand your ground with SIL! Hopefully DH 's zapping is working!

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