We are still without the internet, but they do have a tower up near the end of the lake by our home. They are trying to work out some problems with it and told me to call back at the end of August. I am suspecting we will be online sometime in September.
This picture is a few miles from our home and I get to see this beautiful view as I head to Tonasket or Omak to do my big shopping. It’s been a beautiful summer here and we are blessed to have this home. We have lots of good things to share when we return back online. Life is good. We hope you all are having a blessed summer this year. Hope to write more soon… I miss writing with a few good friends and being able to research things when I need to. Bye for now…
We are having trouble finding internet service for our area. I was referred to Wild Blue ISP , but unfortunately they are 80% full for the area (whatever that means, as there’s just not many homes up our way), so they are not taking new customers. We have a provider coming to our house on Friday to see if it is serviceable, but I am doubting it. Thank God there is a local provider who is putting up a receiver or something at the end of the lake in the middle of the Summer. He said that we will be up and running then so we’ll see you then. Take care everyone and have a nice Summer.
We came into our motel room hard. Everyone but the babies had either food sickness or the stomach flu. One child was vomiting on the motel room floor while the other parent was cleaning up after the other one. It went on through the night and Matthew and I were sick as well… vomiting, fevers, diarrhea and all. All 7 of us at once. It was horrible, dirty, exhausting and finally testing on our marriage for a day. It took us until today to feel well enough, rested enough, clean enough and able enough to get out and explore the area where we live. What a beautiful, gorgeous day it was. Here are some pictures that will make you want to move here. Approaching Blue Lake… this one of the lakes near our home. See how remote the lakes are out here? See the cow to the left?
The lake looked much bluer than this the other day. I will have to capture it with my camera one day.
Beautiful hills and scenery everywhere.
I felt as if I was in a different county today. It all looked so perfect and new. The land here in Okanogan County is so uncharted… virgin land everywhere. It is just breathtaking to see in person. There are cattle, apple orchards and vineyard everywhere. I will have to take more pictures over the months of the beautiful vineyards and orchards. I have never seen this part of Washington before, most residents here haven’t. It is incredibly fertile ground with loamy soil that you can put your hand down into and turn easily. There are 600 lakes and a multitude of rivers here…. and what makes it so beautiful is it’s still so uninhabited by man. I believe that may be Chopaka Mountain in the background. This land used to be inhabited mostly by Indians years ago. This was the best part. Unfortunately the picture was blurry but I still want it for a memory. What a beautiful day after such a hard, hard weekend.
Though we’ve been in an apartment for over 2 months, we’ve still managed to have some fun. Here are the girls blowing bubbles this morning outside of our apartment. I have a gazillion more pictures to upload… pretty soon. I want to catch up as we are heading to Oroville in the morning. My friend Heather made these sweet looking skirts for me a couple of weeks ago. The kids would go hiking with daddy and somehow ruin their dresses and skirts. I had nothing left for them to wear. Thank God for nice friends to help. See Heather how nice they look on them? You’ll see in the upcoming pictures how we are getting really good use out of them.
Update: We are heading to Oroville next Thursday to stay our last week in a motel in the town we are buying the home in. We are excited to be going there as we will be able to get to know the area and talk to some of the people there.
Also, I am finally uploading several of our old pictures that somehow didn’t transfer over to this blog. You can see some of them on the older posts starting in 2007. It’s fun to see how much we have all grown.
When we moved into this furnished unit, we shared that we would need a couple of months here. My husband asked if we needed a few more weeks, if they could accomodate us. They (Alfreds Inc.), shared that they would then proceed to charge us weekly. Well, my husband called to share when we would be out and they shared that they had someone moving in here already and that we need to be out on the 16th. We won’t be in our home until the 24th so we are very upset. We’re trying to get in a rental for our last week up in Oroville, through our Realtor. Things just feel really hard right now. Please pray for us, it’s been a hard week.
Another problem that we got resolved: Our belongings are in the ABF truck in Iowa and while they will deliver to Spokane, they won’t deliver to Oroville. We had to arrange to have the truck dropped at Benkins Moving Company in Spokane, pay men to unload and reload a completely packed 28′ truck to drive up to our home in Oroville at another $2,000. It’s just been a hard week. No more moving for us until we are good and old!
Two nights ago I started to miscarry. Ten hours later I was still expelling too much blood and too often. I went in to emergency and seven hours later they did a D&C. I am so happy they did. The ultrasound tech said the lining of my uterus was still very thick, though they could not see the baby in there anymore. They put me to sleep, I woke up refreshed and alert. I will go this way again.
I don’t know why but I don’t have any grief with this baby. I just have peace and rest. It is so contrary to my first miscarriage where the pain was so deep. I believe the Lord has bestowed His peace on me. I’m hoping to stay in this place and to actually not have to grieve. Even when they put me in Labor and Delivery to recover with all the pretty baby pictures, it did not make me sad. Thank you all for your prayers, I believe they helped.
We lost another little baby. I am just waiting for my miscarriage to start at home now. I was 11 weeks on Thursday. I went in today for an ultrasound because I was spotting and cramping yesterday. I really thought I would see either twins again or an 11 week old baby with a strong heartbeat. But, I had lost the baby back around 6 weeks or so. I asked the ultrasound tech why my pregnancy tests still come back red and why I am still nauseated. She shared that it’s because I’m still pregnant. I guess you can be pregnant and not have a live baby and have all the symptoms. Pregnancy always meant a “live” baby to me. So, I am sad today, my head is in a fog and I know what is coming in the next few days to week or two. I wish I was in our home, it’s hard to go through things like this in an apartment. I’m sad today… I really want another boy. Maybe one more… but I’ll be 44 then. Thanks for your prayers, I could use them today.