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About MrsVan

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  • Birthday 10/06/1974

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  1. Thanks Tank. It's been a long time coming. The dogs started eating again last night. We still look for her during the day; will take some time to get used to her not being there. My hand has an infection, but it isn't bad... burned-ached like crazy, but the dr.'s meds has now taken the heat and most of the ache away. Still a bit swollen up and I can't put pressure on it, or pick things up (use the hand muscles for heavy things). Today is Rocco's 12th birthday! We're only doing science/chemistry lesson today, then he and I are heading into town to buy cake and sweet thin
  2. Missy our old German Shepherd dog, died this morning just after 5am. Brandt took her to the vet to be cremated. She bit me last night when I tried to move her (she was in pain, but couldn't move and I wanted to help, but...), so I have a small puncture wound on my hand. Going to see the dr. later today for anti-biotics. XXX ❤️
  3. Thanks E.G. ❤️ More of the same: Brandt caught the first signs of a re-infection (no.4-5?) early today. He got in on an emergency appointment at the urologist - they sent away for tests again, gave him anti-biotics again, and he told Brandt until the operation is done, this is going to be the norm. Brandt is arranging with his one client to take leave (they'll try to co-ordinate leave so that both are unavailable to work at the same time), from around the second last week in March (22nd - 31st). He got the anti-biotics, then drove down to south coast to marshal at a race there tomo
  4. Thank you EG. ❤️ It's been a bit rough to say the least. I feel as if we are being tested on so many things emotionally and physically, but it is slowly getting better. The one machine after the other broke or gave in. We've had numerous power outages, ag you know, the usual unexpected things that happen in this thing called life. Then Brandt... March! Starting off a bit calmer, but a lot of things still has to happen. Anyway... the boys and I are trying to get back on track and I'm happy to say that we've walked Monday morning, and did our strength training this morn
  5. Brandt went to see the Urologist today (again). He wants B in the hospital yesterday, meaning asap, but it will be for a minimum of 8 days: 2 days on strong (intravenous?) antibiotics, then a CT scan on day 3, then the op (clean and scrape prostrate), then another 3-4 days in hospital after the operation. Brandt said he won't go this or next week, he has to think about it and sort things out first. He doesn't want to take days off, because no work no pay. I told him if it needs doing, it needs doing. He was prepared to withdraw money from long term savings for fixing/installing things here at
  6. Hi guys, sorry again for not getting to the posts here. Last night was back to hospital again with Brandt. Again a UTI. He only got home around 2am this morning. I was also so busy with the other things I had to arrange during the day, the tumble dryer was delivered (haven't even washed, or dried clothes yet), homeschool work, you know the usual other stuff, that I didn't get to anything else. I collapsed on the bed and we slept till nearly 8am this morning. Then it was school, go buy him more meds, etc. etc. Now its 3pm and I'm falling asleep in front of my computer. Just wanted to let you gu
  7. Yikes! I can believe the millions of new gun owners, but never would have thought you'd have a hard time with powder/ammo too. Brandt and I went shooting Monday afternoon, and the owner of the range told us that he is fully booked up for the rest of the month, to train and certify new gun owners. We didn't know it was that busy here too, with all the trouble we've been having from government's side. Same as you, I guess. There are also more gun shops opening up. Hi Shannon. So lovely to see you here. 👋 ❤️ Hallo EG! Hugs and thanks for that invite. I haven't read through it prop
  8. Sorry, it's been a hectic two weeks. Here's my new challenge. I'll catch up soon as possible.
  9. I openly admit I got my title from a YT group whose Bible teachings I'm currently watching. Changed it a little bit, so as not to infringe on their name/title/rights... but this is what my challenge currently in real life comes down to: the good, the nice, the fun. Also... Rocco (my youngest son) is stuck on silly alliteration rhymes (eg. Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers...) and I guess it rubbed off FOR FAITH, FAMILY & FIREARMS Life threw us all kinds of loops this last two weeks, so I have to change my exercise schedule a bit. Still going to do
  10. Electricity for the neighbourhood only came back on Thursday 6am! So some people were 42hrs without. I offered to help the neighbour to freeze meat, refridgerate food, charge cellphones, etc. but she declined. Francoisana phoned me... had a nice chat. The other lady on the Grannies' Friends Group (the one who was so angry about my suggesting Telegram) is moving out of town to be closer to her children. So of the original group it will only be Francoisana and myself who are left in town. Otherwise really not much to tell. I put my head down and worked, did school work, finances, etc
  11. Firstly, way to go on the exercise! Secondly how are your clothes fitting? Any changes there, instead of just taking weight into consideration? Thirdly, nice going on the one muffin.
  12. Glad that you are now feeling much better after some sleep and relaxing with Sra. Tanque; and having had time with your parents.
  13. How are things going? How are you doing? Praying and sending you lots of hugs and support. ❤️
  14. Now that you're both aware of it, you could probably see where you could work something in, even if only a short hug. Agree with the touching as @KB Girl said ^^^. I also need touch, while B doesn't, but he'll give me a quick hug in the morning or try to touch my shoulder or back when either of us walks past the other. He likes me making him coffee, doing things like opening the gate, helping him to put the cover over the car, etc. So doing things for him. Hope you both get some much needed sleep. Hugs to Little Bit.
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