Originally Posted by Coffee 1st
OK short story,,, :) I'm in the coop this morning and I hear MOM are you out there,,yeah i hear my sons voice... so i grabbed my poop bucket and my pitch fork and leave the coop.. super happy to see him. he says mom i think we should talk I'm like ahh ohh whats wrong... so i empty my poop bucket in compost put the pitch fork away and head for the house to wash my hands. so i sit down at the kitchen table with my son and daughter in law, and my son ask`s Mom are you OK? Yes why would you ask that? Because you are outside in your pajamas with a poop bucket in one hand and a pitchfork in the other there is a **** chicken in your bathroom,you don't go any place anymore, you have dishes in the sink no makeup and you chopped your hair off and alls you talk about is chickens you are almost 50 years old and should be traveling or enjoying a easy life not working harder,,and why is there a chicken in your bathroom??? If you need some help maybe we should move back in with you.
OK so the chicken in the bathroom has in infection and I'm going to take a warm rag and soften it up so i can squeeze the puss out of it and i have to clean the poop out of the coop since chickens DO poop, the pitchfork is so i can turn the straw over in the run and fluff the pine shavings, I get out of the house i just went to fleet farm yesterday, I chopped my hair because I'm having hot flashes and I'm as you said I'm almost 50 i don't need hair down to my *ss I'm not out to get a boyfriend why should i wear makeup when its just me and if i don't want to do dishes today i don't have to.. If i want to raise chickens instead of traveling that's what is making me happy right now..
I'm FINE its OK
Hahaha! this is me as well, i'm 4 years from 50. My family (sisters and mother) thinks i'm becoming a hermit. I don't care. My husband doesn't care. he is a home body as well. I usually only end up out there in my pj's on the weekends. during the week i'm up at 4, and go out there before I leave for work at 4:45, fully dressed.
Make-up, smake-up. I look fabulous without it!
Hot flashes? I'm always hot. When I do start getting hot flashes i'm just going to spontaneously combust, we all know it. It is just a matter of time then. There will just be a pile of ash sitting where I was, and nobody will be surprised.
Originally Posted by Minniechickmama
It pays to be able to tear that stuff down yourself. I don't know how many repair manuals we have but DH has saved us thousands of dollars by working on all that stuff himself. Every time you take something in to one of those places they want to screw you somehow it seems.
Chain sharpening on your own can save you lots too! If you are cutting a lot with it, it is SO worth it, and buying chain by the 100' lengths as well. I don't know what DH will do once all the trees that are old and falling apart are gone. It seems to be the way he takes out his frustrations from work. LOL
I agree here, my DH is handy as heck thank goodness. builds things, works on all the yard tractors, equipment, boat stuff, cars, etc. Has saved us thousands over the years. Holm, let that be a lesson to you, learn to fix things and be handy! You've already got a good start, with your coops and that duck hutch you built! Someone will be lucky to have you if you keep it up!
Say, anybody dealing with Folks that live like hell for 70+ years then wonder why their bodies are falling apart? (rocket scientist you don't have to be) My dad's life consisted of coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol, and that is about it, then he wonders why he has heart failure "cause it doesn't run in the family"... ummm