Daily Archives: June 10, 2020

Another trip to the valley…..

First Post op appointment. What did I do. Seeing these pins sticking out of my finger is when it really set in.

After the appointment what do we do…..yep head to Lowe’s for supplies.

Our little troopers

We drove back home. Martin and his one handed assistant got back to work

Martin ran water lines, drain pipes and power. Finished insulation.

Luckily I ordered TP from Costco before the hoarding really set in. Covid 19 virus has officially turn this country into a shit storm. People going crazy with the threat that this virus will kill us all.

Pi day 314

Luckily we were able to have Pie on Pi day. Locals along with travelers joined together to celebrate the special day of Pie Town.

My favorite cherry pie

With everything we have been through in the last six weeks there is always time for a birthday party.

Mika and Papa

The reality of this Covid 19 virus is hitting home for everyone. Mika just begun a relationship with Parker and he had to return to Canada. She was so sad and our hearts broke for her.

Trey and Tanner
Jamie and Joyce
Marty and his favorite girl Sassy

Martin turned 63 and still the love of my life. Happy birthday love. Thank you Jamie for putting together papas party.

Hoping to get these damn painful pins out of my finger

Yes removal day

I’m ready but not ready.

Pulling supplies.

So nervous. I had to sit and wait alone. No husband by my side. The virus had kept him from being allowed not only with me but from even the waiting room. Alone the doctor finally came in to torture me. Pulling firmly one slid out. The second one was not as easy. The angle was not right. The pain intensified. Breathing deeply he moved to the third one. It came out easy now back to the stubborn one. Dr told me to just breathe. What I really wanted to do was to kick him in the shin. He held my finger firmly and then just pulled hard. OMG!!! It hurt so bad but it was finally over. Now I was sporting this stupid pink thing.

Stupid pink thing

Till next time…… I will finish catching up tomorrow


Where has the time gone…..

I must apologize for my lack of posting. 2020 started off great. I finished a very busy season. My best ever! We started the new bathroom. Then I broke my finger screwing in a screw.

John and Martin framing up the foundation for the new bathroom.

The dudes came to give Martin a hand in pouring concrete.

Many hands make work done faster.

With the concrete work complete. All my work done it was finally time to start building.

However the weather was not the best. The girls loved it though.

Kari’s favorite thing is snow.
Kansas can take it or leave it.

We had appointments in the valley for yearly check ups and a very special boys birthday.

Happy birthday Tanner. Age 9
Brother Trey age 11

Go cart racing. Martin and Marty battled and Martin came out with the fastest lap of the night. The old man still has it.

Cousin love.

As soon as we got home we got busy building. But first with all the snow we had to dump water. Hopefully this will be the last time. With a new bathroom we plan on using that water we would dump back to Mother Nature.

The girls had so much fun playing in the water and mud. Now it was time to build.


The progress was going good for only two days of building. Then on the third day 2020 went all to hell.

Broken finger

I was screwing in a 3” screw and the damn thing would catch in the wood. So I adjusted my hand to hold it better. Pressed harder and pulled the trigger faster then it caught the wood along with my glove. It twisted my glove around the screw. I said, “Ooow my finger.” I could not let go of the screw cause it was caught. I had I put the drill in reverse then I was free. Pulled my glove off and went, “ Oh Shit!” Martin said, “Girls get in the truck”. He loaded us all and he zoomed down US60 looking at that ugly finger the whole way. Hoping it was just dislocated he made the hour trip to the hospital in 50 min. Awaiting the doctor to look at it the pain started to set in. The X-ray proved my suspicions wrong. It was not only broke but shattered, twisted and shorter.

When the doctor told me I needed surgery to pin it I just started crying. I was so mad at myself. I worked so hard during my season and I was so looking forward to helping Martin build now I was screwed really screwed. Martin was able to contact my hand surgeon and surgery was scheduled within three days. That meant another trip to the valley. (We just got back)

With my styling left hand we didn’t let it slow us down much.

Bathroom all wrapped up

With the bathroom all sealed up Martin was able to cut the hole for the doorway. This was a big deal.

Peek-a-boo I see you.

A new bathroom needs power, water and propane. So pulling all those was another big deal.

We were so anxious to get the toilet in Martin started tiling. Me I took a nap. Still struggling with pain!

Back to the valley we go first post op appointment.

OMG!!! What the hell did I do?

Till next time…..