Oh, Deer!

Well…I didn’t move last week. I’m going this friday instead. I just had too much to do and me working by myself…well, it was just too much. But the extra week helped and I am nearly done with the packing and tossing junk I don’t need. I will be ready to go early friday morning.

Sorry I haven’t blogged this week…I’ve been too busy. But I have taken a few minutes to read from the reader. A lot of inspiration this past week…thank you!



This is my Baby. She is quite a character. This is her snake-like pose. She is really sweet…mostly, but when I went to put her harness on…all teeth and toenails. Needless to say, I didn’t get it on her. I’ve tried three times with no luck. And one of my other cats ditched her harness this morning and I can’t find it. Her  name is Oreo…a tuxedo cat, but the last cat, Pooka, still has her harness on. She doesn’t like it, but she hasn’t tried taking if off yet. Oreo’s my escape artist. I had another harness on her awhile back and she slipped out of that one, too!


Well, here we are getting down to the wire. One more day to finish packing and then I’ll be on my way to Oregon…on Friday. I’m not sure if I will get done by tomorrow night or not. I may have to come back next week and work another couple of days to get it all done. Face it…I have too much crap.

My sunset was taken from the dam at San Luis Reservoir awhile back. I’m really going to miss the great photos I get down here. I hope Oregon gets some sun…soon.


Sunrise at San Luis Reservoir on March 12. I will miss those. Oregon is still raining and very overcast. I only hope that they will have some great sunrises as the summer nears.

I worked all day, packing stuff into the pod. I still have the trailer to go which I will do tomorrow…or at least as much as I can in one day. After all…it’s only a 27 foot 5th wheel. How much stuff can one have in there.  Well…alot more than I probably need. Have to weed through and get rid of some stuff, but I’m still going to have extra room left over in the pod.

Mt. Shasta

This past week I’ve driven to and from Beaverton, Oregon…in the rain, and worked on moving out of my trailer. I’m down to the wire. I have four more days to pack my stuff and Friday early morning, my daughter and I are leaving for Oregon. I should say my adult daughter is riding with me up there then taking a plane back to San Jose. I think she wants to make sure I make it up there…and of course…a last visit for awhile.

I began this post with Mt. Shasta. I stopped there on the way back and took this picture. I could barely see it for all the clouds…and it began to rain shortly after I took this one. But it is beautiful.


I’ve lived here on this farm for almost eleven years. Boy how time flies, but I’ve come through a lot since I first moved here. The Martins were very gracious in letting me move onto the property. I was in a bad way and unemployed and facing eviction when they offered me a place to live. I live in my 5th wheel trailer. Anyway, since I first got here, I’ve become employed…first at Starbucks…for nearly five years and then the Cal State Parks Department for a season and a half, then my job as security officer at Department of Water Resources…for a little over three years.

Now I’m more stable and moving to Oregon. I will miss this farm and especially the lilacs that line the front driveway and part of the street. This year they are blooming like crazy, just in time for my move. It is bittersweet. I will miss the Martins and the friends I’ve made at work. It’s scary to move to a totally new place…at least it is for me. But I think it’s the right thing for me to do at this time.