Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I am packing and trying to figure out what to keep and what to leave behind. Some of the electrical appliances are not going to be possible at the desert house, because we have solar panels for power and it is limited. So the A/C will stay behind. Also I think the Microwave won't be usable either. But all the other stuff is just going into boxes and I will go through them later when I have time. I need to really speed this up so I make the deadline. I have never been good with deadlines, but this one is not negotiable. I am also working on custom orders and trying to keep my online businesses alive. I have been doing research on my own and with the help of an Etsy thread to figure out how to have internet access without a phone line. I have lots of reading to do and several phone calls to make tomorrow before I have a handle on that one. I will also be informing my employer that I will have to resign from my job. I have called the client already. I had already become quite attached to them. Changes are always exciting and difficult. Scarey because of unknown factors and exciting because of the very same thing. I know once the move is done I will be so happy because I have always loved my desert house.
Notice in the photos, the kerosene lamps, used for light after dark. The goose cookie jar holds clothespins for hanging laundry. And the frog cookie jars hold bars of soap, and sponges for washing dishes. Even though the cats keep the field mice population pretty scarce, I don't like to take chances with things that are needed on a daily basis (and the nearest store is a half hour drive over dirt road).

Monday, April 20, 2009


Well, I have now been served the "unlawful detainer" notice. I have gone to a Legal Service for seniors and have a lawyer now. So I will be spending the next 6 weeks moving my home and studio back to the desert house.
At first I was scared, then mad, now I am accepting the whole thing as something I need to experience in life to make me a better person. I know that I was sent by God to take care of that little girl. I also know now that I am being used as a tool by God to show my ex-employer what the consequences of her actions actually are. I am taking her to court for the money she still owes me. I will just have to try and repair all of the artwork she damaged when she moved it, and I still don't know what she will do with my equipment. I might need to have help getting that all back.
So here are some pics of my desert house. I am going to repair the back section of the house to use as my studio/living space until I can get everything repaired for the coming summer. The solar panels are not adequate at this time for a water cooler, but that will be a priority. Also a top priority will be internet service, somehow. If anyone reading this lives in a really rural area and has some tips about internet service, please let me know. I am going to be looking into WiFi and see if that will work for my situation.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


I am offering all of my downloadable journal spots (normally $2.25-$3.00 each) at 3 for $5.00 all during the month of April on ETSY. www.donnalda.etsy.com