Monday, May 20, 2024

T Stands for Bye Bye to the Barn

 Hi Everyone!

I'm joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for the T-Party. Come join in or at least see what's going on over there. 

It's been a week. First the big beautiful tree had to come down and today the barn is down. 
I was so happy that Jason, the contractor, let me run the CAT. OMG! I forgot how much fun it is to run big machinery. 

Here is, what I call, the barn.
Here it is going down.

















 We have no front fence at all now and it will take time to get it replaced. I really dislike that, there is so much home robbery here for drugs.
Without the storage building everything is up against the side of the house. Oh well, the angels will protect us.... or not.
For my drink today I couldn't resist. I would love a coffee pot like this. :)
One more thing. It is lupus awareness month.

Also as much as I hurt exercise makes it better.

Wishing all of you good health.


Fundy Blue said...

Happy Monday, Nicole! Looks like Jason did a great job of cleanup! I have never driven a piece of big machinery, so I'm impressed that you did! I LOVE that coffee pot! I remind myself when I'm grumbling about exercise that I should be grateful for the ability to do it. That usually changes my grumbles. Take care!

Mae Travels said...

You didn’t make it clear if getting the barn removed was your choice or that of your landlord. I hope that eventually this demolition will turn out to be good for you!
Again, your postings about Lupus are very informative. I hope you’ll be in a good place soon with regard to pain and symptoms (I understand that the intensity varies, so I hope yours is soon low intensity).

best, mae

Divers and Sundry said...

I miss T Tuesday. I love that dragon coffee maker. Cool!

Christine said...

You are so adventurous!

My name is Erika. said...

You look great in that big piece of equipment. Now that I've driven my husband's tractor, I get where you're coming from. And that barn came down pretty easy from the look of it too. Have a great T day. hugs-Erika

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You make me think of My Rare One. Every time she saw a. big tractor or piece of machinery, she had to sit on it and dream of operating it, lol! I'd like a dragon coffee pot too, now that you mention it.

Tom said...

...some changes aren't good.

Rita said...

Wow! It looks so different with the building gone. And Wow--you could drive that thing!? Cool!
*gentle hugs from another warrior with an invisible battle going on* :)

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, COOL!!!! You got to handle the CAT!!!!
Sad there is a drug-problem, though...
You are like my friend fK and I trust the angels will protect you!
Go for that coffee-pot, it´s awesome!
To warriors, keep on fighting! To a great new week (we had a public holiday so today feels like Monday)...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was certified to run a forklift, but not a Cat. I think you look quite good in it. That was some undertaking. I hope your landlord gets a new fence for you soon.

WOW. I LOVE the dragon coffee maker. It is pretty awesome. I think I like the one with the purple wings best.

We had rain last night, so I wanted to work in my front garden and get it cleaned. After about 30 minutes cleaning in the new part, my fingers, hands, and feet were so swollen, I had to stop. I hope they find a cure for this debilitating disease, but I fear that will not happen anytime soon.

Thanks for sharing your lovely self on the cat and all the work you did to get the barn down. Thanks, too for sharing the dragon coffee pots. They are an awesome addition to T this almost Tuesday, dear Nicole.

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy T Day. Sorry about the barn, stay safe! I have a full blown flare up just now, lots of lovely tablets to swallow,so not a happy bunny! Hugs, Valerie

baili said...

wow you are so talented to ab able to drive huge machinery :)

i hope your fence will be replaced sooner dear Nichole ,i can imagine mental restlessness that can one face during lack of the sense of security .

your hubby and daughter are in my thoughts and prayers!

so are you my friend !

enjoyed the coffee pot look :)

i think world has been made over state of war and we all have to fight till last breath ,some fights are seen easily some are invisible .
nature keeps check on our attitude what choice we make and leads us accordingly
hugs and best wishes

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I feel the same way about exercise. I could never be a hypochondriac because I am so happy every day to be fit and healthy.

Gene Black said...

The only “big equipment” I have driven is a forklift. I was 18/19 and had no training. I was working at a factory and that day I was assigned to help the in house garbage man. He told me to drive so I did. I remember backing into a pallet of something at least once.
I think the coffee pot is cool, too.

kathyinozarks said...

I love the dragon coffee pot pretty cool. Larry still has most of his heavy equipment-his toys smiles. is any of the wood from the downed building reuseable? have a good week

Jeanie said...

Yikes, that's a big project. I hope things will be all right without someplace to store them -- will the barn be replaced with a shed?

Carola Bartz said...

I want that coffee pot!
I'm very impressed of you running that big machinery. I have never done so, but I could be tempted into it. Why did the barn have to go? Will there be a replacement for it?

Katerinas Blog said...

The power of the machines,
fell like a paper tower!!
I hope God protects you and you don't have a theft episode (my house was stolen and it's really bad).
I hope the fence will be replaced soon.
Have a great day Nicole!

Lisca said...

Well done you for driving that CAT. I can just about drive a car, let alone big machinery.
Why did the barn have to come down? It looked ok to me, well at least you have some firewood. And yes, I too pray that angels will protect your property.
That coffee maker is amazing!
Happy T-Day,

nwilliams6 said...

Hello, Nicole, and happy late T-day. I have missed your posts - always so interesting. We have had to destroy a barn too - it was rattlesnake infested so they did a little burning, dug a hole, and buried it all. I am sure any survivors just dug their way to the top and I never go anywhere near them as it just feels snake haunted. How fun to see you in the equipment!

I want that coffee pot too. You are so talented, you could do a sculpture and attach it to your coffee pot without even trying.

All your health pictures are so true - people have no idea what pain others are going through. People judge my husband thinking he is always looking angry and disinterested, but his back and legs hurt so much it is all he can do to not scream every time he moves (or even if he is not moving). I know you hurt a bunch too and I am so sorry.

Many hugz

Lowcarb team member said...

Well done on handling the CAT, great series of photographs showing the barn coming down.
Stay safe.

I do like the dragon coffee maker.

All the best Jan