Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Alison Krauss - "Ghost In This House" [Music Video]


Sick...days...and Dark, and Smokey....Places.

I tend to get a little Stir Crazy...
after being down...for so long.
Today, I spent most of the time, doing...very, little.
Still get winded, pretty easy...so, even phone conversations can be too much.
: ( 
I deleted over 6000 e-mails....from my laptop. : )
I'm sure...It's Breathing Better!
I, don't like e-mail...or, texting. 
I, don't like 'Mail'...of any kind.
I prefer Face to Face, or...a Phone Call. : )
I, will say, over the last few years, I have been Very Blessed, by Lovely Cards, and Letters.
and...
So Many...Wonderful, e-mails. 
I saved...Many, today.
<3 <3 <3 
Some, were difficult to read...from difficult, times. 
I also....played with the camera on my phone. In hopes....I could learn more about it, and capture better images.
: )
Oh Dear.
I posted the ones below....
and...asked my FB Friends, which one, they preferred.
Guess...I'll Never Make It as a Photographer!!!
They most, all...liked the Brightest one.
That, was my Least Favorite.
Hahahaha!!!
I, liked the dark one, below.
It reminds me of the time, Pal...Colleen and I, were setting a booth in Nashville.
We'd driven all night, through an Ice Storm, then... unloaded, and worked our Tails Off...All Day.
I asked the Promoter, where we could get some Supper, close by. It was so late, most everything was closed.
He said... "There's a Fast Food joint, up the hill.... or, if you don't mind, Dark...and Smokey...places, there's a Tavern...down the hill."
I was dead...on my feet, all I could say is...
"Where's The Dark... Smokey, Place??? That Sounds Good...To Me!!!"
Colleen, didn't mind. : ) <3
We wound up...having a Great Time, in that...Dark, and Smokey...place, in Nashville. : )

Sometimes...'Bright', isn't a good thing.
At least, to me.
Yes, you can see...MORE.
but, there's...no Mystery....when things Glare.
yes...
Those, Dark...and Smokey places....
soften the sharp edges. : )
and...invite you to take a step...closer. : )
Just, my thoughts. 
I've got tons...to get done.
Folks, coming to pick up Furniture. Meetings, about Estate Sales.
FUSO, to load...for Junk Jubilee Jingles.
Information to get out...for The Anamosa Show...in January.
DOT, and city...crap. 
Everything, is Hurry Up...and Wait, it seems.
Maybe, a Good Thing. 
I'll just bask...in the dark, and smokey....places, for a bit longer.
I don't need Anything... Glaring in my face, these days.
{Unless...it's concerning The IDOT and city of Fairfax. I'm Not...Dimming any Light, when it comes to this Recklessness. }
Well...enough.
: )
Thank You...All, Again.
Reading so many e-mails, from my Dear Blogger Friends, was such a Gift.
<3 <3 <3 
I'll Treasure Them, Always. <3 <3 <3 
Love, to You.
Barb C. 


I'd just starting closing my laptop, after I was done posting....tonight, and looked up.
: )
Yes....
I Love, dark...and smokey, places. <3 <3 <3
I, am...a Ghost, in this house.
: )

Monday, September 10, 2018

patsy cline your cheating heart


Oh...dear.


Oh...dear.
: )
So much, going on...
so little, getting done.
Wound up, in the Emergency Room, around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
I hadn't felt right, for several days, but... when I couldn't breathe, I gave in, and went to the hospital.
Pneumonia.
: (
I'm so Sick and Tired, of being Sick, Broken....and Tired!!!
I, just want to put my head...in my hands... and CRY!!!
Dang It!!!
So Much, to Get Done!!!
On EVERY Level!!!
This DOT and city trail....
The Kids...
The Shop...
Shows...
Sales...
: (
I'm Beyond.... Frustrated!!!
I, know....I shouldn't be.
I...should be Thankful.
There were a few moments, Saturday.... I wasn't sure, I was gonna make it. 
Couldn't get enough air in, or...out. 
: )
Thankfully, I've had asthma most of my life, so....being short of  breath, doesn't panic me.
however....
being That short of breath, wouldn't allow me to sleep, in fear, I'd stop breathing in the night.
I'm still, pretty closed down....but, can breathe better. 
The muscles in my torso are so sore....from coughing. 
The Dr. said it might take a few days, for the meds to take hold.
They Better.
Quick!
I've got Mountains....to Climb!!!
Please...keep me in Your Prayers. <3
I wanted to let you know, the things that were taken, from the rabbit hole, were mostly....all returned.
That's been a very....sad, deal. : (
I, Pray....for all concerned.
Love...to ya. 
Barb C. 
This is where they left, several of the pieces.
Under the Archway, above.
They left a note, too.
Sadly....they didn't return everything.
Maybe, they didn't think...I'd notice.
I, remember....every...little thing, down the rabbit hole.





Wednesday, September 5, 2018

God Only Knows - BBC Music


Boney Fingers - Hoyt Axton


Simply Iowa Scout being Naughty after the flood

Thanks So Much!!!


Thanks...So Much, to Everyone Who Attended The Labor Day Weekend Sale!
It was a Soggy One!
but...
It was so Wonderful, to see so many...I hadn't seen in a Long Time!
<3
It was Great...meeting Folks, I've known Only, through this blog, and FB. 
<3
Their Kindness...was Humbling. <3
<3
I feel very Blessed, to have Folks in my life, that are...so, Amazing.
Angels.
Since the accident, I wear out easily, so....the rabbit hole, never got done.
but...
it was better. : )
well, it was the best I could do.
Thankfully, The Kids helped..unload, and Liz helped clean, and display, outside.
<3

I'm pretty worn out....
but, I'll find my second wind. 
The Flood waters, took our fence out, this late morning...and Scout got out, so....I stood in the rain, several hours with him, today...until Justin could get the fence back up.
<3
I'm still soaked.
: )
too tired....to change my clothes. : )
I took him to his stall, and tied him there...after we'd stood in the rain, for hours.
At least...it was dry.
I was afraid to, for a long time....because the Creek can come up, so fast, and take the barn, I didn't want us to get trapped.
That Stinker, really wore me out.
: ) 
He hates to be tied, but...my arm is so weak, I knew I couldn't hold him....if he got Naughty.
I'm going to post a video, above....tattling on him. 
He's so Mellow, except...when I make him stand. 
He's like a Teenager. : ) 
He broke his manger. 
Stood in it. 
: )
He weighs about 1500 pounds, and can be a Pistol. : )
Spoiled. <3
I wish...the city, would stop allowing so many to build flood plain Up.
Too many new buildings.
Nowhere, for the water to go....but, here. : ( 




I had the worst Sale....I've ever had, here. : (
But...one, of The Best...times.
: )
Others, had Their...Best!
That, makes me Very....Happy!
Sadly, I had several things stolen.
Two Clocks, Four Pieces of Widow's Walk...and several pieces of Jewelry.
maybe...more.
I'm posting pictures, below.
Four of these were in a stack. They left.
The Clock, on the left. It has a woman's face, at the top. 
The Clock, in front of the mirror. 
Thanks, to Jess...who took these images, while shopping.
<3
Several pieces of Jewelry.
Among them....were
an Owl Pin, and a Large Purple Brooch.
Please Pray...for those....who stole these items.
<3
The Rabbit Hole, has a Way...of getting things back.
I, never... worry. ; )
<3
Thanks, Again... to Everyone, who stopped by. <3
Even, the Thieves. : )
Bless their hearts. 
We'll Meet Again, I'm...Sure. ; )
Love...to Ya!
Barb C.
{I had to Laugh...at Scout, when I turned him loose. : ) He stood there with me. I tried to walk out of the barn...
he blocked me, over...and over. : )
I couldn't get a picture, but... believe me, he didn't want me to leave. <3
He's such a Pistol, but...next to Admiral, he's the Smartest Horse....I've ever known. }
<3 <3 <3 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dancing In the Moonlight


Labor Day Weekend Sale...Runs Thru Monday, September Third!!! 8 a.m. 'til Dusk...Daily!!!

We had a Great...Day One!
We'll be Bringing More In...in the Morning, Early!
: )
Come Dig!!!
Rain, or Shine!!!
Wear Your Grubbies...
and Bring a Truck!!!
101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa.
Don't Miss It!!!
: )







Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Sale!!! August 31 thru September 3rd!

Just came inside, from unloading some MORE...Great Stuff!!!
Much...is coming in, Tomorrow!!!!
We've been Working All Day, but...have a LONG Way to Go!!!
Oh My!!!
: )
Here are a few images. More....Tomorrow!
Hope to See Ya!
{101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa.}



















Sunday, August 26, 2018

John McCain Reads Hopeful Book Excerpt


Rabbit Hole prep for 2018 Labor Day Weekend y!

Workin' down the rabbit hole... preparing for the 2018 Labor Day Weeken...

Hey...Everybody!!! Workin' Down The Rabbit Hole, Preparing for The Labor Day Weekend Sale! Please watch The Videos Posted Above.

Hey Everybody!
Labor Day Weekend Sale is
Aug. 31 thru Sept 3!!!
8 a.m. 'til Dusk...Daily!
Rain or Shine!
Wear Your Grubbies...
and Bring a Truck!
Outside Images, will begin on Tuesday!
You can follow my Rabbit Hole Progress...
by watching the YouTube Videos, above.
: )
I've had some Dear Friends, stop by...the last few days, and want to shop.
: (
It's So Crazy Here....I can't let Anyone...in. 
The Rabbit Hole, is Torn Apart.
: (
How...I'm gonna pull This Off...: ) I have No...Idea!
I Miss...Peg, and John!!! 
I'm sure...if I asked for HELP!!! Folks, would be here. <3
I'm...actually, really enjoying...
{in a Very Strange Way...as I'm Wearing Out, too easily...
 and Sweating...non Stop!}
 {I Climbed the Ladder, a few times...today, To The Ceiling! I thought to myself....
'I Really Should, have one of those Buttons, so when I Hit The Ground....I can Call for Help!!!!'
hahahaha. }
: )
Yeah, or....a video camera....watching the Insane things...I do.
oh my.
We'd All...be Rich!!!
: )
'Can't'....is not an Option. 
It takes me a lot longer, but...so far, I'm gettin' it done. : )
I've thought...many times, today....
I should've started This Project, a Year ago. : ) 
I had All...of my Body, then. : )
but...
my Mind, wasn't here. 
: (
It, still...isn't. But, I feel more focused.
Prayers, and rest...will do that. <3 
I'm gonna post a few pictures, I honestly....haven't had time.
Please, make plans...to stop by.
I'd Love...to see ya.

The Sale is Located, down the rabbit hole.
{101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa. }

{I would also like to say, May God Bless, John McCain, his Family, and Friends.
 I lean...to the Left, most Folks, think.
The Fact is...I Jump, in The Collar, as an American. 
John McCain...was a Fine Man, who Sacrificed, and Served Our Country.
We Need More, Like Him. <3 <3 <3}










Tuesday, August 21, 2018

God Only Knows - BBC Music

Home from Gold Rush!!! LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE...is NEXT EVENT!!!

Thanks...so much, to Everyone for stopping by The Simply Iowa Booth, at Gold Rush!
It was So Great...Seeing Everyone. <3
This, was my First Show, I could attend, since March.
Thank You, All...for The Hugs, and Continued Prayers.
<3
I Thank God, Every Day...for The Kids, Family...and Friends, who have helped me, so...since the accident, in March.
Really, over the last... four years, when our World, turned upside down. 
God, only knows...What, I'd be....without Each...and Every One, of You.
I'd intended on writing a post...concerning the Trail, Fairfax is trying to get through, but...I have no time.
It's gonna take time. What...I have to say, yes...will take time. 
It all Hit me, last week, while I was getting things in order, with John's Attorney....
like a Ton of Bricks, what they are trying...to do.
I've been so Consumed....by Safety concerns, I didn't realize, what They, are doing...to Us. 
I, can't begin...to tell that story, in a hurry.
Stay Tuned. <3

Today...
I'm working on Two Upcoming Estate Sales.
THEY...are going to have to Wait...

SIMPLY IOWA'S...
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE
Is Replacing The Fall Harvest Sale.
THIS....
IS
THE BIG FALL SALE!!!
: ) : ) : ) 
AUGUST 31st., 
SEPTEMBER 1, 2...and 3!!!
8 a.m. til Dusk...
Daily!!!
Tents....are Already Up!!!
The Lawn, and Buildings....
Will Be Brimming!!!
LOTS...
Coming IN!!!
Friends, and Neighbors, are Bringing Some Very Cool Stuff!!!
I'm So Excited!!!!
: ) : ) : ) 
Lots...of Surprises!!!
: ) : ) : ) 
Oh....Dear!!!! 
: )
Don't...Blink. ; )

Located...
Down The Rabbit Hole.
: )
101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa.

I...Hope, to See You. 
<3 <3 <3 


We'll be travelling through....
The Looking Glass, for This Sale.
; )
{LOTS...of 'Em!!! }

Love...to ya, Barb C.

Many...Images, to come.
Make Plans...to Attend.
As, Always...
Wear Your Grubbies, and Bring...a Truck!!!
<3



{I've been saving room, for the Folks, who I've directed here, for The Fairfax IDOT Walking/Bike Trail.
They'll have to scroll down.
I need, to take care of Business, and Friends, for awhile. : ) <3
I'm posting a Tune, above...for My Friends, and Family...who've Helped me, So Much....above.
<3 <3 <3
A few, of the IDOT Folks, that, have been.... Amazing, because...They are Honorable. : ) <3
along with a Wonderful...Linn County Attorney, and...my 'Lawyer Daggett'. ;)
I, don't forget... 'Overlook'... 'Honesty'. <3
Thank You.
<3 }