Clutter: What was I thinking????

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   Posted 8/30/2005 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
What was I thinking????

I must have had my head in the oven when I bought
this place in the middle of God knows nowhere. Hey,
it's great to have 1.1 acres until you have to mow it.
Then, there's all the weedeating. Not just around the
house, mind you, but around the barn, too.

Last week, I was mowing by the barn and a wasp
got me on the backside of my left thigh. I was
thrilled. I waited till dark, when all the little
b@stards were back in the nest (somewhere behind
the cabinets in the barn). I slid up the door, very
quietly. The last thing they ever heard was the
sound of the 20 ft wasp and hornet killer coming
in their direction. I haven't been up there for a
while so I guess I'll go see if any of them
are left

However, I have just gotten home from the ER. Seems
I was weedeating at the back of my house and I got
stung by something that looks like a wasp but is
a golden color. The sob got me once and then a
second time where he lost his stinger.

That was yesterday. When I got up, I noticed how
red and swollen it was. The redness kept increasing
and it kept itching and shooting pains here and
there. MK said I needed to go to the ER right
away, so I did.

The dr came in and she marked the area of swelling
and redness. I felt like I was with Dr Sean Bush in
Venom ER. The treatment is oral benedryl and
an antibiotic. I shouldn't have needed an
antibiotic for a bug sting. I think that the
infection that sent me to the hospital for 8
days really must have weakened my immune system.

So, after getting my script filled, I headed home
like a woman on a mission. I know where they live.
I saw them going in there (the corner of my house).
You must picture this: My car is running and the bright
lights are on. I got my two-step kitchen stool and
the can of 20' biter killer. No 20' for me. Oh no,
I put the stool much closer. darn thing wasn't
on level ground and I feel down.

Now, thoroughly irate and feeling stupid, I leveled
it, climbed up, and to one of my favorite Joe Cocker
songs loudly helping me on, I attacked. I sent the
spray up there. The wind swung around and got me.

I'm planning on being up before dawn to try it again.
I'd like to smoke them out but I'd probably set
the house on fire.

And just before leaving for the ER, my neurologist
called. He wants me to have another angiogram like I
had back in 2001. That was a Depends moment. It's
hard to be credible to your dr when you can't stop
laughing. I told him that the first one was the one
thing that had made me to quit smoking after almost
40 years. I told him I would think about it
and call him back and I will, someday.

Now it's time to take 2 shots, about 25 pills and
relax. Good thing one of the 25 is a valium.

Shaking off the dust, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 8/31/2005 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann, I have no idea what is harder to do.... stop laughing or start on you about allergic reactions. I have an allergy to bees and let me tell you the second time is not fun. Your tongue swells and you can not breath and your eyes fill with muck. You can not see and you can not breath. Making the point that you would not be able to get to the hospital. I can not believe they did not write you a script for a shot to give yourself. You live out in the middle of no where with no one to help. You really have to stop playing frontier woman and take care. I love coming here and reading your clutter. Please take care and make sure you have a solution for your bee stings on hand...don't make me come down there. Of course listening to me you would think I have the shot on hand. They are only good for so long and then you need a new one. After a few years you tend to forget and then you tell other people what to do when you are not doing it yourself. LOL Love ya and take care....If I could spell hypocrite, I would sign this post with that name.
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

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   Posted 8/31/2005 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann, I love your stories, I love your quote, love Joe Cocker, and I love YOU! You really do need to either write a book, trust me it would be a best seller, or move someplace with less adventures! LOL I always look forward to tiny town stories. Pleezze take care of yourself and be careful.


Sara Dearing
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present!

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   Posted 8/31/2005 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce, the dr told me that no dr would write a script for the allergy kit because of all the meds that I take. Once I make sure the things are gone, I am going to seal up any open area with that stuff that you spray and it expands.

BTW, when they were showing some of the initial damage from Katrina, in an area that wasn't flooded yet, there was a John Deere that had rolled over on it's back, wheels just kicking like a palmetto bug. A sad site indeed.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 8/31/2005 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW!!! I agree with Sara you should write a book. lol I enjoyed reading what you wrote but can't imagine how miseriable you must be feeling with the sting and reactions and all. Take care of your self....skeeter1

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   Posted 8/31/2005 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Jo-Ann what did he say to do? That could be really serious. I told Vic about the John Deere and he said when they roll it over, it will start again. Anything with John Deere on it does not quit. Think we should get a John Deere tattoo? They could roll us over and we would start right up again also? LOL Love and Hugs Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

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   Posted 9/1/2005 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Our very own resident master story teller.  We don't need no stinkin' stingers! 
Take it easy and and take all you medicine.  Did you hold a small service for the little pests before they went to their reward?
Hugs and blessings,
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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