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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Broken record...

Aw, I appreciate all of your congratulations and sharing my joy at the defeat of the bedbugs, but I've now been back at my kids since Thursday. The "few bedbugs" just kept on biting and I wasn't going to hang around and get more bites. With multiple bites around my neck I was going bonkers with itching and just feeling yucky. SO, here I am again. I'm thinking it might be time to look for another apartment. The problem may get cleared up in the future, but I can't be a guinea pig any more and I want to find a solution so my kids can have their life back. They are being so good to me and don't act like I'm a bother, but I feel like it anyway. I'll keep you posted.

Faye, you asked how I keep from bringing the bedbugs to my kid's house. I've tried very hard to make sure all the clothing and things I bring over are clean or have been heat treated. There's no way to be 100% sure, but I do the best I can. These critters seem almost demonic in their ability to survive! (Well, not ALMOST. They're just another example of Satan's hold on this planet.) If I move I'll probably leave behind my bed, couch and recliner. I'll just be careful with everything else. I'm not going to drive myself crazy over-thinking things because, believe me, I'm capable of doing that, lol.

Anyway, I've worked one day at the tree nursery. It's rather repetitive, tedious work. I already knew that, but 8 hours of that kind of thing really brings it home. I plan to keep going. It's tough on the back muscles but hopefully they will get stronger as I go. I've missed two days being sick, but I hope by Monday I'll be feeling better. I think I'll try wearing a face mask while working because there's so much dust and pollen flying around as we work.

I'm so thankful to the Lord for providing family to help and to take me in. I'm so blessed to have a roof over my head and family to love. Besides my family here, all of my kids and step-dad have been giving me support and suggestions. It seems like in the last few months I've had only a few days that I've really felt well. It's either been bug bites or the latest wave of sickness. Thanks everyone, for lending an ear and being so kind.

Happy Easter to all! He is risen!


  1. Oh no! Praying for you, sweet friend.
    Happy Easter!

  2. How disappointing that the landlord was not able to get rid of those bugs. I can only imagine how frustrating it is for you. On the other hand, how awesome that you're welcome at your daughter's house and I'm sure she is happy to have you stay
    with them. Praying that this will be resolved soon.

  3. Bon courage, Lisa x Such a trial. Prayers xx

  4. Oh, Lisa!! Well, now I've read to the end of the saga thus far. This is quite sad. I know you liked your apartment, but this really is ridiculous, and you should not be paying rent on a place where 1) you can't live, and 2) it makes you sick! And you'll lose furniture :( What a quandary! I'm so sorry. I hope you gradually feel better. It has been a horrible year for various flu bugs. We've had so many kids and staff absent, esp. in Feb. and March, I think. Better now. I hope your life calms down soon and you have rest.

  5. Dearest Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about the bugs again! And your work in the middle of the polls!! I can feel, how you feel, because I have the same sensitive reactions. You are so brave and in spite of your pain deep blessed because of your good heart and peaceful devote soul. I hope you will find a better home without these little bad devils! Grace of Easter from Dori from the Bavarian Forest


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