Welcome To Sarah's Attic Of Treasures. This is a special place where I share what is important to me. What I hope will bring a smile to your face. I am a Child Of God. A Wife. I am Also an Angel Mom. I share what makes me happy. Things I need to do. I share Christian Blogs and Bible Studies constantly. Making My Home A Haven is important to me. So I will have a number of posts about housewives and homemaking. Recipes and food. Gardening. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am and Our Neck Of The Woods.
I am so tired but for once it is a good tired. Good because I am tired from DOING something, physical.
Yesterday I wrote how Danny and I were getting back to NORMAL .
(Normal for us anyway- we will NEVER be considered normal to MOST people we know- we actually like each other and spend hours a day with each other……even when we don’t get a chance to work together. We are hermits when we get behind our closed gates)
Back to early work days and early getting home…for Danny anyway. I spend most of my time right at home here on the ranch. That can mean anything. Home in the house, Home working in the yard or at the bunkhouse. Home mowing . Or working beyond the compound here.
Today, was a mixture of it all.
I was OUTSIDE for 5 hours. Much of that was on the lawn mower…..Then pulling weeds, mainly Caesar weeds. Watering. Taking care of the rabbit…..cleaning cages.
I miss riding the tractor.
I got the mowing done elsewhere (meaning the outlying areas and the back of the bunkhouse….Entrance and the drive in or out) in no time. Now I never get it all done.
We do live in a wonderful place that God Created. We are very fortunate to live here. Not many people ever see this piece of property.
We are ONLY caregivers. Hopefully sometime , in the NOT too Distant Future, we will be able to open sections of it to the public.
Horseback riding and hiking.
That’s it for this post.
My life right now is one big BORE. I actually laughed at that so I must be in pretty good spirits.
It’s been raining again. Good for the grass seed. Bad for the flooding going on everywhere. The park is still flooded in places and has been for MONTHS.
Our section of Rolling Meadows Ranch is a bit higher so we actually dry out quickly. But that is not what this post is all about. Last night I rambled about the laptop not working.
Well after a restore …..uploading all the updates or most of them….some are still being added and after uploading Norton AGAIN….. With ALL of their updates…….The computer is working BETTER.
I said better.
Not great. Not even good. So I still need to tweak it some more. I usually can fix it.
If I can’t…and I pray I can…..Because EITHER I Leave it the way it is OR I ASK DANNY TO WORK ON IT.
Danny loves working on computers. Desktops. He loves building them. Which is why I have this desk top and he has just built himself one. His lap top was wearing out.
His GATEWAY, that I bought him crashed and burned a few years ago.
Mine Bought at the same time STILL WORKS AND WORKS WELL.
It is almost 9 years old.
I mentioned it last night also.
I bought the Gateways with the money I got after Bobby died. SO I am hanging on to MINE with everything I have. I have Danny’s and it is used for parts. It has EP on it. I thought of updating it. We really can’t afford to. I decided not to because It has so many programs on it I use all the time.
AN old Office program that I use for WORK. None of my other computers have one. So much more.
I am still in a RAMBLING MOOD….not sure why except Danny’s been working in his computer room…Working is not the right word but I will leave it for now. LOL.
I totally got of the subject:
Danny loves WORKING ON DESK TOPS…..
HE HATE WORKING ON LAP TOPS.
Mine especially. So I haven’t asked him to LOOK AT MINE. It will take him hours to fix it….probably.
To get back to the original subject: the title:
Word Press seems to be acting up.
I got tired of seeing
BEEP BEEP BOOP.
Danny just yelled out: “Do you have internet ?”
Well, that at least answers one question. Yes, I have internet but IT IS SLOW.
His came back on….
It does this all the time.
Still doesn’t explain not getting past the
BEEP BEEP BOOP…..
On any of the computers……
The lap top is still uploading programs.
So I guess I am stuck here for awhile.
Oh How did I get the lap top? Danny promised me a NEW one.
He found one. A Returned New One from someone else…fixed and put on Amazon. Cheap. Well under $100.00. So not the new one I wanted but I was very glad to get it.
Right after it came. Danny built the desk top and gave it to me.
So I went from an old computer I need to save to having 3 computers.
Still wondering when I get MY PHONE THAT WAS PROMISED 9 years ago?
But that is another ISSUE FOR ANOTHER DAY.
I am done with this post.
Aren’t you glad?
1.I wrote this On November 22, 2013 On a blog I started back then. Somehow I couldn’t find it so I started a new one. https://sarahkasch.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/where-do-i-start/
Where do I start?
I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time now. In fact, Somewhere, out there is at least one I started.
If you want perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation then you have definitely come to the wrong place.
In high school and college I was an English Major. I could write about almost anything. The words just flowed. Now as I turn 55 years old I am limited to what I can write and how I can write it.
My brain is often foggy. The words just don’t come and when they do they may not be the right ones.
There is a lot I want to say about myself.
I’ll be sharing my life, past and present.
I’ll be sharing my life here in Florida. The life I never thought I would be living. If someone would have told me I’d ever leave Colorado for Florida, I would have said they were crazy. Me, Living in Florida…..H… No. Never. Ever.
You know what they say about the word NEVER.
I will also be sharing Bobby.
My son. My only child.
I am an angel mom.
I am a wife.
I am forever changing.https://sarahkasch.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/where-do-i-start/
From Sarah: Here’s Number 2. https://sarahkasch.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/fumbling-around-here/
Fumbling Around Here
I am fumbling around here. I read other people’s blogs and wonder how they got there start. How did they figure everything out?
I remember first getting on FACEBOOK. A friend my hubby worked with at the time wanted me to connect there. To be her “Friend”. I really wasn’t sure what I was getting into.
I soon learned FB was a fun place to be. I had a lot to learn. For one thing, Everyone kept making Hearts using ❤. Easy enough.
Not for me. I just couldn’t get it right.
I’d hit< the #. I’d hit < then a space then 3.
I did it over and over.
I was told to just Copy and Paste?
Time to laugh here.
I had no idea how to C/P.
I never learned to type. I still peck away. Faster. Thank heavens for Spell Check.
Do you get the picture?
From Sarah: Number 3
Still Fumbling Around And More Confused Than Ever…
The more I look around the more confused I get. I know what a Gravatar Is but what is a Gravatar Blog and how did I get one on Word Press? Is my blog private or Public now? I have trouble finding the home page. Or seeing the posts like everyone does.
So many questions and the more I read the more confused I am.
I love how you can change the background.
The one I have is of our Cow Camp at Lake Kissimmee State Park. I will probably be changing it a lot. We have a beautiful piece of heaven on earth here and I love to show it off.
At least I can write a simple post. LOL
From Sarah: Number 4
Part 2 Of Fumbling Around Here.
I mentioned I was trying to figure things out.
I lost the first draft of this because I didn’t save it.
So now I am saving in sections. I need to figure out how to do one message…..saving while I go.
One thing you will learn very quickly, if you haven’t already.
I make lost of mistakes. In spelling, writing, grammar and punctuation. I also have trouble coming up with the words I want to say.
It’s very frustrating for me.
I was an English Major. I got A’s. I was good. Really good at expressing what I wanted to say.
I wrote short stories and sometimes got them published.
Then I had MIGRAINES For 2 years. Constantly. If I didn’t have a HEADACHE (The wanting to scream kind), I had the stomach problems that come after taking all the medicines.
It was a bad time.
I have other problems as well.
So if you expect perfection……This is not for you.
I WILL RAMBLE.
To get back to the original topic…..I had a lot to learn. I still have a lot to learn.
SO please bear with me.
From Sarah: Number 5
Danny’s Hospital Stay
No one should have to spend time in the hospital, yet at one time or another we all do. It is never convenient and we can never afford it.
Danny ended up in the hospital the week before Christmas. He was really sick.
We were praying he’d get out for Christmas Eve. Praying even more that everything would be alright.
God answered our prayers. He will be fine. He got home Around NOON Christmas Eve. Not the best Christmas and It won’t be the best NEW YEARS EVE/DAY but we are thankful to just be together.
From Sarah: Wednesday Early AM.
I posted a few reposts from other blogs on it as well but I won’t share those here.
Not really sure why I couldn’t access the first account. Months had gone by yet, I still had the name and password.
Today, somehow…..I found it in an old file. Then when I went to open this BLOG I couldn’t get on it.
Too many email accounts and passwords for AMYONE To HAVE.
This is from my Our Neck Of The Woods Facebook Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/sarahsneckofthewoods. Our Life. Lake Kissimmee State Park, Rolling Meadows Ranch and Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, Lake Wales, Florida. Where we work, live, play, cry and most of all Love each other.. Come and sit a spell. Danny and I share so much laughter and tears here, working and living here as we do. I needed a place to start downloading pictures I have taken over the years here. I need to write about them. I spend so much time wishing I was still living in Colorado that I forget what I have here. We really have a great life. I’m praying that once we finally get into the Cracker House things will get better-UPDATE- We are in the remodeled State Cracker House and it is better, although there are times I miss the RV. We lived it in for 5 years. It was home. It IS OURS…..I am also posting about Country Life in General and Florida in particular. Danny is a park ranger at Lake Kissimmee State Park. I volunteer there. I am a former teacher who misses being around kids.… I am mom who lost her only son, Bobby 9 years ago. I am a wife. I need to find me again. “Our Neck of the Woods” refers mostly to Rolling Meadows Ranch, were we live. It joins Lake Kissimmee State Park, on one side and Allen David Broussard’s Catfish Creek Preserve State Park on the other. We work mostly at LK and RM.
From Sarah Now. : Our Neck Of The Woods, Is all about Our Life in the last 10 plus years. All about Our area and it’s history. About Life in Florida. It is about Danny and Sarah. Life at or around the park.
From Sarah: Elizabeth’s timing on this post is perfect.
Menopause has not been good to me.
I was sitting at my desk here, waiting for Danny to come out of his Computer Room where he’s been tied up since we got home from Walmart. I’ve had a sinus headache all day. So my mood hasn’t been all that good. I’d tried laying down but couldn’t fall asleep. I just KNEW Danny was going to come out and say: “Are you ready for a glass of wine?” It’s been our habit to have a glass or so of wine every night. We both look forward to that. I usually have a few snacks ready as well.
This was my first read of the day.
I’d been thinking of ALL the words I wanted to say to him. The ones I really shouldn’t say. The angry, bitter or whining words.
Danny hasn’t done anything wrong. I could always go in and just ask “How much longer”.
Yet, I sit and ponder ALL those WORDS.
So Elizabeth: Thank you.
I love Getting Framed..
From Sarah: This is a must read for those of you who truly miss your hubbies when they are traveling . I really enjoyed Elizabeth’s story.
I have a love /hate time when Danny is forced to travel for the state . Fortunately, he doesn’t have to travel very much any more and when he does I usually get to travel with him. One advantage of being a Volunteer at the state park.
I love “My time” at night. I lived for most of my life as a single mom so I sometime DO MISS the evenings spent alone.
I READ or immerse myself in a series or marathon of movies.
I don’t have to make coffee . I am not a coffee drinker. I can’t stand the smell. Yet, I make it for Danny every night so he has it in the morning.
Danny and I email, send message over the phone, chat for hours when he is away. Just like we did for the 2 years before I moved to Florida.
We spend hours a day together when he is not home.
But then we spend HOURS together when he is home.
What I do Miss . We have a King Size bed and I usually end up with enough space to lay down and not fall out.
So you would think I’d crave the whole bed to myself.
I hate it. I really HATE IT. Danny will cuddle me ALL Night most nights……
I need that time with him…
I miss not being there when he walks out the door of where he is staying. I hate not watching his truck leave in the morning.
Then at night , I hate not seeing his truck coming back home from the park.
Every day, rain or shine…I watch him leave and then I watch him come home.
I am glad Danny does not have to travel very often . I am glad he chooses NOT to when he can. Or that I can tag alone at other times.
There’s been a lot of confusion here about where Danny and I live and Work. It’s is a bit complicated. I talk about us working at Lake Kissimmee State Park , Rolling Meadows Ranch and even at Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park. I also mention Catfish Creek ,the Creek. I mention living at the park and RMR.It’s all true. So here’s a bit of the story: In November 2006, I moved to Florida from Colorado. Danny and I moved out of the house his Dad had built when he was a child. His dad died when Danny was 6. He lived in Haynes City all of his life. We bought a 5th Wheel and moved to Camp Mack Fishing Camp…..Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales. It’s right across from Lake Kissimmee State Park. Danny was working at Bok Tower Gardens at the time.
February 1, 2007, Danny got a job as a Park Ranger at Lake Kissimmee State Park (LKSP) I started volunteering. August 4, 2007, we moved the RV across the street to LKSP and lived in what is called Day Use Area. I was Campground and Day Use Host….Among many other things. We lived their until December 2008.
We moved over to Rolling Meadows Ranch. It was a SOD FARM til the state took it over 6 years before. The Sod people totally moved out January 4, 2009. We remained in the RV until the Cracker House was Gutted and remodeled. (Part of the kitchen was left as it was. I wanted the CABINETS.)We worked on the house for almost 4 years. We moved into the Cracker House and out of the RV in September 2011. It was not totally finish. Not by a long shot. We also need the RV to cook etc for months.
Lake Kissimmee State Park manages Rolling Meadows Ranch. LKSP also Manages Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park (CCPSP) or Catfish Creek. LKSP also manages a place called Money Tree and a few other tracks of land.Lake Kissimmee State Park also leases pasture land. All the pastures seen from LKSP to RMR on both sides of the road belong to LKSP.Rolling Meadows Ranch connects to CCPSP. So LKSP has almost 20,000 areas to manage. Rolling Meadows Ranch is the largest of the 3. It’s where we take our NIGHTLY DRIVES that I talk about. It’s more of our Evening Rides because we usually get home around Dark.
Catfish Creek runs through CCPSP and RMR. I’m usually speaking of RMR’S Section of it. SO HAVE I TOTALLY CONFUSED YOU? It takes time to fully understand all we do.
From Sarah: There are pictures in the original post on Sarah’s Attic Of Treasures. Showing the Cracker House :Beginning.
I am one of those people who seem to have a hard time keeping up with all the ways we connect to people : most of which we don’t even know. I have days, weeks and months when I just don’t get on here much at all. Here being the computer…..Then there are the days, weeks and months I am never far away. I can’t seem to find the right balance. Most of the time , I am quiet. Needing space yet needing to connect….Reaching out yet afraid at the same time. I could go on and on …
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