Thoughts for week of 5/4-5/10 : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

Pray for rain, we need it, not too much, but we're more than 7 in. down for the year and it's only May. God bless you all.

-- Cindy (SE In) (, May 04, 2001


After months of wading mud and feeling like we were going to float away, it has stopped raining. The well is beginning to drop. Dust devils are beginning to be common. Not good. They are giving us a small chance of showers this weekend. We can all hope. We still are not having many wildflowers this year. I think the previous years of drought have taken their tole. Dewberries are getting ripe though, and people with strawberries are about done picking them. Our highs have been in the 80's this week, and nights in the upper 60's. Summer is on it's way here rapidly.

-- Green (, May 04, 2001.

Think I'll pray for rain "where its needed" - sounds like several of us are having the same problems.... ND and IA should learn to share, lol (not making light - I know...).

-- Sue Diederich (, May 04, 2001.

Georgia needs that rain too if anyone can send it this way. Last year our water level in our well was so low we could only wash one load of either dishes or clothes a day and that's with saving bath water to flush toilets with! I'm so afraid we'll run out completely this year if we don't get a good bit. We'll just keep praying that God will be merciful to us. Thanks to everyone that posts - I log on every day to see what I can learn. God bless!

-- Deena in GA (, May 05, 2001.

Hey!!! Texas is getting the rain we needed EVEN as we speak! Thank God...yippeee and happiness!!!! I love rain. I was afraid to say that it was too wet, or I wished it would stop raining for awhile because I really appreciate it after so many years of drought. I just pray that we can have a normal summer where we boil and bake, but get a few showers in the process. Blessings to all of you!

-- Doreen (, May 05, 2001.

Rained about a 1/4 inch here over night. It feel nice and slow so that it soaked in. Something killed another chicken last night. This time it took the head and left the body. It happened after 5 a.m. because I got up and went out in the rain to check on things. The dogs had been barking, but I didn't see anything.

-- Green (, May 05, 2001.

This was the driest spring anyone here can remember. A few of the neighborhood kids decided it would be fun to sneak into my neighbors' shed, and play with a candle and some matches. They couldn't get stuff burning quite the way they wanted, so they poured a little gasoline on. I just happened to be home, and heard a strange noise out back, so I look out and see that shed go up in flames. The kids got out, unhurt, wish I could say the same for my Fluffy kitty that they had in there. I have never been so scared as when I saw her stuck in the fence, surrounded by fire. When I reached for her, it was too hot, I couldn't keep my hand there or I would have been burned. She managed to break free, but has pretty severe burns on all four paws. The vet says that as long as we can keep them from getting infected, she ought to heal just fine. These boys were seven years old, several blocks from home. I got a vet bill, and a $20 roll of fence. Four firetrucks, a huge mess next door, and nothing is going to happen to the kids or their parents. What's up with that?? Yes, I'm furious.

-- Cathy in NY (, May 07, 2001.

Cathy, I am so sorry! I hope your kitty pulls through just fine. Have YOU been over to talk to the parents? Sometimes it helps to see the people that are harmed. I would be outraged as well. As a matter of fact, I am. Take care.

-- Doreen (, May 07, 2001.

Doreen, yes, I went to two of the boys parents. The kids weren't actually caught in the act. One of them confessed, and squealed on the others. The first mom was very upset, she offered to help pay for my expenses. The second woman said "Innocent until proven guilty", no one can prove her son did it. I still can't find out where the other kid lives. Anyway, Fluffy is eating and drinking well, and takes her medicine without a fight. She doesn't like having her tootsies washed, but it's a must. It upsets me that a parent would teach a child to avoid responsibility in a situation as serious as this......better to lie/deny your way through life??

-- Cathy in NY (, May 08, 2001.

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