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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Journal of the Bugsman's Wife
I don't know what people are talking about. They say this is the most hated car but I haven't seen one person who doesn't love it once they see it and drive it. I have never been stopped so many times in my life. Everyone asks what car this is and stop us to compliment it. A LOT of people telling me that they would love to buy it.
It's quiet, it's safe, it's fully loaded and automatic. Stable! Besides, I can use it in any weather condition. I have all weather in my city. It's AWD, the safest way to go anywhere.
Hubby is a great pilot, has driven anything you can think of. He is not easy to be pleased by cars, it has to drive PERFECT! He took me to see a cabriolet because I was in love with the looks of it, specially the Caribbean color. Once he drove it, he fell in love with it too. So I found my used one in the Caribbean color across the USA, we flew all the way to get it and are driving back now. Yes! It was worth it! Heeeey! It's AMAZING! For the first time I'm driving in major highways, I feel safe! I love it! And it's gorgeous! GORGEOUS!
My in laws drove it too. Loved it! It drives niiiice!
With the top up, you can't even tell that this is convertible in the inside. It's BIG and tall. In the summer I will be able to enjoy the top down. And I still have a back seat, which many convertibles don't.
I seriously think that the bad reviews were made by some opponent, such as Toyota or somebody else. Because this car is perfect!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The boys always come home full of stories to tell. Today Michael captured his first raccoon in an apartment complex.
Raccoons are so cute! Such a sweet face. But they are extremely mean and also transmit rabies. If you have raccoons around, call us 775-425-4343
Friday, October 18, 2013
Soooo, we decided to see the famous Heart Lake. It's beautiful and magical in the picture. The direction says that we need to drive to Castle Lake and go for a short and easy 20 minutes hike. I shouldn't even need my hiking shoes, right?
Well, wrooong! I'm glad I had my hiking boots, it was a steep and long hike uphill. Lots of rocks! We made it up there after 1:30 hours because we took the wrong trail and had to walk back long ways.
It was past 5:00pm when we made it. But it was worth it! Beautiful views from Black Butte, Castle Lake and Mt. Shasta from up there. The lake is hidden and very cozy. You don't want to leave!
It would get dark before long, we decided to start heading down hill so we wouldn't encounter a mountain lion or a bear like the other night. I really would like to get back soon because Castle Lake road would be a dark drive at night.
As soon as we get to the parking lot, we turn the car on and...nothing. No battery!
So, it's after sunset and we are stuck in the middle of nowhere! No cell signal, no jump cables. Simply nothing.
A few cars left on the parking lot. We kept waiting for the people to come back to their cars and asking if they had a jump cable. Nobody did.
We remembered about a crystal point that saved us at Tahoe once, when we ran out of oil. We pointed the crystal to the engine in that occasion, and, as the book says, the crystal would put enough pressure on the engine to make the boat to start. And it actually did! So, I looked through my purse and finally found a small crystal point, we set it on the battery. After 5 minutes, we tried to make it start. It made a noose and the lights came on...,good sign! But not enough energy and we're running out of sunlight.
Anxiety attack! I started calling all Angels and saints I could think of! PLEASE Jesus help us make it back before dark.
This would take a miracle! Maybe 2!
All of the sudden, two ladies in a Mercedes Benz passed through that dead end road and parking lot just for a quick view of the lake. She offered to help calling assistance from her car since there was no cell signal. While she was talking with road assistance, a couple appeared and offered a ride to town. We really didn't want to leave the car all night there but there was only one more truck left in the parking lot, and so far nobody had a jump cable. I didn't want to take any chances of having to stay all night long in there, since the truck didn't have space for us. We accepted the ride from the couple.
They reminded me of the angels that rescued us in the storm in Kona! As we got inside their truck, this guy comes out of the blue and walks towards the last truck in the parking lot.
- Do you happen to have a jump cable?
The couple offered to wait until the car starts, just to be sure we don't need a ride. Two more girls showed up and all of a sudden, we had all these people to help us to start our car! Be careful what you ask for, I asked all angels and quite a few showed up !!!!!
The car started and the drive back wasn't pitch dark like last time. It is the first night of full moon! It was a beautiful ride with beautiful views of the moon between the trees and My. Shasta in its glow!
Thank you Angels for being with us! Thank you for sending help every time we need it. <3 we love you so much.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
We learn most things when we experience them. This episode today made me cry and despite my husband's objection, I decided to tell you.
We decided to drive to Shasta this weekend and stay at the mineral springs to help with our healing.
We stopped at the Café for some breakfast and a man was sitting outside with a cup of coffee. He looked very poor but he still didn't ask for anything. He only gave us a big smile and wished us a beautiful day.
That touched my husband's heart somehow. Once we got inside, we set by the window and he kept looking at the man who was talking to himself.
Once the waitress came to take our order, my husband ordered for the man too, but he asked to be an anonymous gift.
Once the man got served, we both looked out the window, he was so happy and started to pray. He was praying thanking God for that food and smiling for about 5 minutes before he even touched it.
I took this picture, I had tears in my eyes and so did my husband and the waitress. My husband thinks the man is an Angel in disguise. He may be, but in my heart, the biggest Angel here is my husband.
He gets the greatest pleasure in helping others and he thinks I am the enlightened one in our family and he thinks that he learns with me. But I am sure that I am the one who learns with him everyday. These simple little things that he does, he just IS.
I try so hard to be so perfect, so spiritual, to crush my ego, to help people, I pray, I decree, I do yoga, I control my food. I read all books and attend all courses. But my husband simply IS what I am just trying to become. He had no ego at all in that moment and so many others, all his pleasure comes from seeing others happy.
Sometimes he notices people needing help and don't even think twice before helping them, even when we are in a hurry or with problems in our heads. He is selfless while I, "the spiritual one", didn't even THINK about feeding that man. I was so lost in my own thoughts and that didn't even cross my mind. I wish it had.
Leaving the restaurant the waitress told me: "your husband is a keeper". Yes, he is an angel to me and even though he thinks he learns everything with me, I am sure that I am the one who learns with him.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
By Lívia Jepsen
CURIOSITY ABOUT ANTS:
Some studies suggest that the weight of all ants in the planet would be superior of the weight of all human beings? Wow! That's a spooky suggestion.
Did you know that fire ants are not originally from America and were brought here accidentally in cargo ships. They are not in our area just yet, but moving quickly from East Coast. They thrive in any environment.
Here are some facts about ants from Wikipedia. If you notice ants in your house, call us before the infestation gets too difficult to control. They can thrive and aggressive infestations may take several treatments.
Lots of Love to you!
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ants thrive in most ecosystems and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success in so many environments has been attributed to their social organisation and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.
Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study. Many human cultures make use of ants in cuisine, medication, and rituals. Some species are valued in their role as biological pest control agents. Their ability to exploit resources may bring ants into conflict with humans, however, as they can damage crops and invade buildings. Some species, such as the red imported fire ant, are regarded as invasive species, establishing themselves in areas where they have been introduced accidentally.