Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rust ~ Post No. 11

OK, so who else do you know that has three huge diesel engines sitting in their field? Rusting away. They should have been sold a long time ago, now they are either scrap metal or rust sculptures. 

I have been thinking that I just don't have time to blog right now. I'm on a mission to clean up outside around here, to walk the dogs and myself in the mornings, to clean out the two lower kitchen corner cabinets that may contain who knows what, from mice poop to Errol's dusty gumbo pots. All other drawers and cabinets are done. Clean! Next I want to clean the outside of the cabinets, so they will be done when I get my new floors installed. Buy some new hardware for them.

I still haven't changed out my closets from winter to summer clothes, I just stuff my summer tops in there and, of course, I wear jeans year round so that's not a problem. I also haven't put together my new vacuum cleaner that I broke and may have fixed. It needs to be put together before I will know if it works. "Ack," as we say in Swedish! 

I so like to be organized.

Then I read your comments on the post before this one. And for some reason, I teared up. Actually, I know why, because you are my friends now. Those of you who leave a comment because you care. It's very different from blogging to get as many followers and as many comments as one can. In the beginning, I thought that being a popular blogger was important. This is something quite different and much more precious. 

As I wrote this, I felt that I had written it before, not too long ago. Old age is so funny, things come and go in one's mind and one can never be sure if one is repeating oneself. But then, nice things cannot be said too often. 

So I will blog and keep in touch with you.

And Jean, on the secret: She may be having surgery, so this would be such a perfect surprise. Thank you so much. I will email you in the next few days. 

Next week is a busy week for me with doctors' appointments, one in Bakersfield, one up here. After that, I will make up for lost time. I hope all of you are well and thanks for your patience with me and my erratic blogging. 


  1. I have TEN diesel engines rusting in my field. Just kidding. Tee-hee. I didn't want to be outdone in the diesel engine competition.


  2. Blog now, clean later!!

    1. That's a beautiful bird-like cloud in your header!!

  3. Hi Inger - I hear you ... clean up - that's what I want and need to do ... but there's always blogging - and getting around seeing friends here there and everywhere ...

    Good idea to do what you can while you feel like it - then you'll be able to relax more ... go for it - we'll be here ... I agree blogging and relating is important, but having an organised, clean (as you want it) home to do it from eases one's thoughts. Good luck with the appts et al ... take care and see you when you can get around ... cheers Hilary

  4. I want to do what you are doing in a few more cabinets.. I did a few but there are MORE waiting. with age, the desire is there, but it takes so much get up and go to get started.. I fully understand your erratic blogging and that is fine with me. I am here whenever you pop up and waiting when you don't.. I agree with you about the personal blogging and not trying to number up. hope the doc visits go well

  5. I like to get organized every now and then, then being the operative word lately. However, I do like order and being able to find things and want everything that can be seen to look neat. My secrets are in my drawers, closets, and basement.

    I hope all goes well at your doctor's appointment.

  6. Dear Inger, your posting reminds me of the verse from Ecclesiasticus--"For everything there is a season." A season for posting on your blog; a season for decluttering; a season of taking really good, gracious care of yourself; a season for going with the flow; a season for everything. But I think all seasons are for taking care of the animals who companion us and for the gratitude that fills your heart. Peace.

  7. Even when the brutally hot weather makes me stay inside, I can still find a way to put off housework for another day. One good thing about blogging is that you can tell if you have all ready posted about it. Not quite the same in regular conversation. Hope all goes well with your appointments. Let us know.

  8. The diesel engines sitting there put me in mind of irrigation motors I used to see at the edge of fields, obviously used to pump water to sprinkler systems.

    Take care of yourself first and then you will have more time to check in with us.

  9. Inger, I will need your address please, I am at
    Did you see the first part? all else will be done by Monday ready for the post.
    Old engines, they would have some stories to tell, and look at your new header photo, that is wonderful, wide, dry hills behind and one gorgeous cloud.

  10. Cleaning can wait ,do something you enjoy! I love tho,d engines they look like part of the landscape.

    1. Hi Annette, problem is cleaning has waited too long and is getting impatient!

  11. I'm glad that you're okay. The diesel engines look very cool!

    I am happy for you selling the LA house but I'm sure that it is bittersweet. My dad recently sold the house that I grew up in, and, while I was happy for the "nest egg" that it gave him, a little piece of my heart cried.

    Hang in there - and we'll all patiently wait for when you have time to blog.

  12. Lots of work getting organized but you'll feel great once you do it.
    No rules about blogging, just nice to see a post from you when you do. 😊
    Enjoy your day.

  13. I'm so glad you posted this and linked up because I missed your blog not having read it for quite some time. I'm glad to see you are still enjoying life in the rural area. I know what you mean about needing time to get organized. I feel I have a lot that needs to be done too. Take care and hope everything goes well next week.

  14. I think it's a good idea to just blog when we get time and want to share something. We have all become such good friends and like to keep up with each other. I love your banner and that amazing cloud. Enjoy your day sweet lady! Hugs!

  15. Cleaning up outside and around in a fire area is so intelligent.

    I have been out of sight, just returning from Switzerland, and recovering. So it is good to be back to read your blog.

    How is Samson? Did I miss anything?

  16. I noticed your "dove" cloud too. Nice! Hope all goes well with your doctor visits. Hugs to You, Samson and Faith!

    1. Hugs back to you, and Samson and Faith send wet kisses.

  17. Hope all goes well with your appointments. Let us know.

    แตกใน xxx

  18. Dear Inger, I am glad that you and Samson and Faith are ok!
    I hope all will be well with your doctors' appointments!
    I always love visit you and talk with you, my dear friend!

    The diesel engines looks like an rust sculptures.
    In the garage at my country house, my husband has many rusty pieces too.

    Wishing you all a nice week ahead.
    Hugs and Love!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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