Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rust ~ Post No. 15



This poor old truck is the last of Jane's contributions, but she's been to New Mexico so there may be more. If not, I have a few of my own to post. After that, I need to drive around the countryside to look for more. A fun project to get me out of the house.

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OK, I put this post and the next one up a while ago. Now I need to give a status report on my health:

First of all, I have Type 1 diabetes. The kind also known as Juvenile diabetes. It's an autoimmune disease, where your body turns on itself, which mine decided to do when I was 49 years old. In Type 1, the body no longer produces insulin. None. In Type 2, the body becomes resistant to insulin, but still produces it. I'm immensely grateful that I didn't get this when I was young. That would have really cramped my style, as the saying goes. Mine is called 'adult onset' Type 1 and is very rare. 

It took almost a week, then yesterday a full-fledged cold set in. I'm glad, because I didn't feel good about the constant cough. Now that I'm sneezing, and blowing my nose, I feel sort of relieved. At least I know what it is.

Thanks for your cleaning help comments. I think my problem is mostly when I get ill and can't do it myself. Or when a big holiday, like Christmas, approaches with so many other things to do. So I would wish for a cleaning service that could be trusted to just come in whenever there's a need and just clean house. Living this isolated, it may be difficult. Many of the service people in town won't come out here. Or that's what I hear. But I haven't investigated it myself. I will do that when I get better. 

My new vacuum cleaner works well and is light and easy on the new floors. I also bought a whole Swiffer set up and that works well too. The floors are dark, so the fur Faith constantly sheds doesn't show. Seeing the new dark floors,  Samson must have decided that his pretty white fur would decorate it nicely. So he decided to shed -  his overcoat (?), before winter (?). Usually they shed their undercoats in the spring. He hasn't done that since he was about five. Dogs!

Finally, my friend Carol told me they ordered a special crush for gravel that would be comfortable for their large dog to walk on. They now have it in their yard and it works great, she said. She will find out the name of it and that, plus a few large indoor/outdoor rugs, may solve the problem of all the sand the dogs drag in. 

I just have to remember that a lot has gotten done and the rest will get done too. And that patience is a virtue.....






14 comments:

  1. I hope your cold clears up soon. Colds can really knock your energy out. I thought I was about to get one, but fortunately it passed. There must be a cleaning service that would come out your way. My aunt who is 80 and lives alone just hired a mother/daughter cleaning team and they have been so helpful for her.

    Love the neat old car!

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  2. sorry you have the cold but so glad that is why you feel bad, that will go away. it is hard to find cleaning people even in town and you are far from the madding crowd. the stone sounds good. we keep a rug at the back door to catch MOST of the dirt/leaves that comes in. and a broom by the door. LOL... hope you feel some better today. be sure to rest up and don't over do until you feel better.

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  3. Hi Inger - I'm glad you're in control of what's going on - however difficult. You seem to have sensibly realised that practicalities are best ... we can only do so much ... hence why I've moved across to be with a cousin of 89 ...

    Fun car ... rusting up the landscape - look forward to more when you have time and energy ... take care and with thoughts - Hilary

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  4. Every time I see something rusting away in a field or yard I think of you.
    Some how that comment doesn't sound right!! : )

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    1. It's a great compliment because to me it means that, with Jane's help, I am making my Rust posts worth visiting.

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  5. I didn't know Type I could start with an adult. Hope you have it under control. Know what you mean about a cold. As nasty as they are, at least they are familiar and not scary. Do be kind to your self and be well soon.

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    1. Normally it is under great control, but as soon as I get sick, it becomes incredibly difficult. A healthy human body is a wonder to behold, that's for sure.

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  6. Dear Inger, I'm sorry about the cold. I never like to feel sick as I have to keep going like the Ever Ready bunny. I hope it won't last too long.

    I take lots of vitamin C to boost my cold fighting abilities. On the farm, I have to work even though I'm feeling under the weather but since I take time released vitamin C, I seldom get a cold.

    A lovely old rusty relic. We don't see this very often.
    Take care and stay well.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. I never get colds either, can't remember the last time. This is a cold from hell or perhaps the flu....

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  7. I think that I have just the cab of a very similar truck near my house. I need to take a photo to compare them. I love your truck!

    I'm glad that it became a cold before you got too worried. As for the cleaning, do any of your neighbors have someone who cleans their houses? That's how I found our wonderful (now) friend who cleans for us. We also live in a place where bigger companies don't want to come.

    I am thinking of getting a Roomba for that fur that shows up every day on the floor. We have light colored hardwood so the black and brown fur really shows up!

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    1. My friend has a Roomba and she love it. It could be great for the fur.

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  8. I like those rusty old trucks, this is another nice one.

    I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about 43 years ago so I can relate to the struggles it can give you, it is a constant battle to control, just take care of yourself.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about your Type 1. I hope you are doing OK with your. I'm usually doing fine, but not when I'm sick.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the truck...I'm in love with these old trucks. Always looking. So you hear you are constantly fighting for good health. As we age it seems to get even harder...bummer. I have pre diabetes but have it under control. Take care and try to get some cleaning help...I am going to work on that too.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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