Still alive, still thinking and feeling, still me. LOL

Hi,
I’m hopeless in keeping up to date all my projects, I have wanted to update my website all the time since I sort of crashed it late last year but I just got the parts restored and not my access to it really so I have no way to update it per say.

That is, I can make and create new pages, just not access it with the program I used to use… FTP is only access now a days, and it is too much for to keep site working so I let it slide…

Was working on a replacement, but things got in the way, life for instance, and then my Cripple Creek Research kicked in and lured me away full-time.

I have a lot of thoughts in my mind, few is of use to share with others… Overall I say life is kinda good at the moment, not great, but not filled with all bad stuff either. There are plenty of that, but it has not dragged me down to much.

This summer been wet so far, awful in many ways, but I found and have used and learned quite some stuff and even found location of an old photo I got of eBay last year – of a mine called Cove Boy – that was real cool and great!!! πŸ™‚

I try to keep up to date with my Internet friends, but even that tends to be a mountain railroad ride – ups and downs! 😐
But, I at least try

After all, my name starts with LIT and I like to look at is meaning “Life Is Trying” and that is how I try to live, do my best in all I do!

Even feeling bad… LOL

Last was sort of a joke. πŸ™‚

Lately I been wondering if the world is really a good place to be, if I can be of use for anything out there, but I’ve yet to figure that one out so I am still searching for an answer on that one.

I realize I am sort of unique in my way of thinking and combining thoughts and such, and I been wondering if that is something I could use to maybe help my income a little, but then cold hard facts – or my own bad thinking (have not figured that one out yet) – hit me in the face and I realize, I am just one of many wanna bees…

Then again, I am at least unique, like we all are…

LOL

But, I am working on me, figuring me out is a full days job in it self, do we all have it that way?

I guess we do, but how many thinks about it, and try to learn from them self?

Either way, this was just a bunch of rambling words, I was supposed to write an email to a friend, and somehow I ended up in here instead. πŸ˜›

Life’s funny sometimes, and I love to smile, that is easy to know as it is so easy to make me smile!

Take care who ever reads this!

Linda

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Categories: Misc

Heavenly, how can a shower be that great… LOL

07 Mar 2012 1 comment

Hi,

After years of getting worse and worse water supply up here at the cabin I am stuck in, we for about a month ago finally came to the point where it was impossible to live with it anymore, now it was droplets and maybe 20 seconds of water before we had to turn of pump, wait, turn back on, get some seconds, repeat…

We knew we had to bite the bullet/bad apple and call the plumber and get it fixed, even if it is not reusable in all parts if I ever figure out how to earn money and not just spend them…

Today, today they came, first they ran of the road due to ice so got lot of trouble getting up to us, then they spent the next 3 hours dragging up our old water hose from the drill hole in the ground – all 30 meters or so.

Then, in the snow and wind coming from above then put in the new pump, now directly into hole and bypassing our old one in the crawl space we call a cellar, and they told me later they got it down 20 meters and then it refuses to go further.

Sadly I never got to see the pump, they where so fast, which is great as this is expensive and will cost about what I earn in 4 months… I earn not that much.. 😦
Just to put it into perspective, it is about my monthly income with Tore’s pension added.

As he spend all his income already in various stuff, included stupid loans he took to hide stuff before, it is rather bad for us, but, tonight, tonight I was in heaven for ten minutes or so!!! πŸ™‚

I had my self the first shower in about 2 months, and, I tell you, that was the greatest time for a very long time, a very long time!!!

To feel clean, not dirty, to feel water streaming over a body longing for it, it was great, can not describe it, you have to experience it.

And, the power in the water, it was like old days, lot of pressure in it – I loved it!!! πŸ™‚
Only bad part is a slight problem keeping the temperature, it went a little from great to slightly to hot back to great again.
But I use a lot of hot water so I might notice it better then Tore.

Either way, I am clean, I feel warm, great, happy for the first time in a very long time, life, right now, is great!!

Outside it snows and blows and we have ice making roads dangerous, but hey, I am not driving out till Friday morning, so, right now, no worries –Β  love that!! πŸ™‚

Take care

Linda

Categories: Eidsvoll, Misc

Guestbook entries for CrippleCreekRailroads.com

30 Oct 2011 4 comments

Hi,

After years trying to fight all the Spam messages flooding my site I figured to try this Blog thing as a way to allow you as a visitor to leave some form of guestbook entries to me if you like.

Thanks for the support people!

Linda

Categories: Guestbook

We live as we learn – or was that the other way around… ;-)

Hi,

Today been a happy and a sad day. First I finally got two packages I been waiting for ages on, containing a total of 18 glass plate negatives where at least 17 of them is from the Cripple Creek district, the 18th I’m a little unsure of.

And, best of all, seller had marked them as antiques, which they are, but that lead the Customs in Norway contact me and from that I learned about a rule saying that if the items are over 100 years old, we only get to have to pay the sale tax (time being that is 25%) of 20% of the value of the items, normally we get the tax on the whole amount including the shipping… 😦

Which, in this case was a real treat, as I saved a whole lot of money!! Thankfully! And, I learned a useful thing for future buys, even better! πŸ™‚

Now, the sad thing, my husband’s brother – Steinar is his name – has been in the hospital for about a month now, went in for a routine operation, got real ill and is in a respirator now, and have turned again from being better to go worse second time around.

The Doctor came to us on our visit today to give us an update and so on, and he also mention that we have to take into consideration what will happen if Steinar is not improving.

Every day in that bed is not a good thing, and we where told that in case his vital organs give in, hearth, lung, kidneys, they have decided to not do anything out of respect for Steinar.

As the doctor said, if he turns that bad under this very controlled environments, it is just sign from the body that “leave me alone” and we should respect that.

It is hard to learn, but it is also part of life, and so far, they are doing all they can for him, and we are very grateful for that. But it was clear he was not in a good shape today, and not sure he knew we where there or not.

Last time, while sleeping due to the induced Coma, he looked at peace and great if looking beyond all the tubes and everything, today he looked real sick. 😦

So yes, we all learn as we live, or was that living as we learn?

LOL

Take care

Categories: Misc, The District

How one thing leads to another…

Hi,

I spent part of my day keeping busy putting images I did not win into my image database over know Cripple Creek District images, and also the one I use to keep track of my own collection.

Being a database customized out of one meant to collect books it means I spend quite much time doing manually work, and today I made it into another workload as one of the images was of two elephants in some sort of a parade going from East Myers Avenue where the trolley ran and up into the South 4th street up towards the National hotel along Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek.

I wanted it, but I lost it as I did not want it bad enough.. But, that is beside my point here, while I was filling in info I figured, this image, I can place that exact on a location, but not knowing the street names by heart I had to open my Sanborn maps to check them out.

And, as the image has vision of a sign saying something about a Lumber yard it should be easier to date the photo also, as my 1896 (November) Sanborn gave me a lumber yard at that location but no brick structure as the photo show.
My 1900 (September) Sanborn map did have a structure there, but on that map it was marked as a Machine something.

My 1900 map said the street was named East Masonic Avenue and my 1896 map said it was named East Myers Avenue. Another photo from that collection gave the name E. Myers, so the photo has to be before my 1900 Sanborn…

Elephants and a parade, that should be easy to search, so I did enter the Colorado Old Newspaper site (Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection) and did a quick search on the “Morning Times” newspaper which was in Cripple Creek.

Which gave me two possible dates, one in May of 1898 and a Circus in Town with a elephant, and on in late June, early July 1899 with the “Prof. Gentry’s Dog and Pony Show”, which was to have two elephants in its show.
But, that gave also a short article, with a size given on the smallest elephant being only 42 inches high, which kinda ruled out the photo I was trying to date as there we see a small elephant that is maybe 2 meter high and a large one maybe 3,5 – 4 meter high..

Other images from the collection though lead me to still suspect this last one, but at least another photo may fit more with a circus…

Other images again may lead me to think a 4th of July Parade, so it fits more with the Gentry show…

I mention all this as it shows how I can go from just putting in a known photo from my area of love, to suddenly dig around on the Internet and all sources I have access to (in this case, only the newspaper site) just to try learn more about one image as that image can be enough special to actually be able to date and learn history from.

Like the Parade photos sold recently on eBay of the glass plate negative type which I was able to grab many of but not all as I did have to focus on the more important ones for me, railroad and mine based ones…

But, it was fun to be doing some of the stuff I love doing, digging and trying to find out more about a photo, place it, figure out what might have happen in the scene and so on.

So yes, one thing certainly leads very often to another which again leads to another and so on.

I think we can call that life. LOL

πŸ™‚

Take care

Categories: The District

How life can be stale yet move on…

Hi,

It been nearly a year since my last Blog entry, I have not had the best year where I am located and mentally, but,Β  when looking back, I have had a great year for my education of the Cripple Creek District in Colorado, USA!

So many things I have been able to get hold of in terms of photographs and such! And, the last month I have got hold of – at quite a big expense though 😦 sadly enough, but it had to be done – quite many glass negatives! πŸ™‚

And, last night, I won a view where a mine I lost a picture of just minutes into the year of 2007 was much better viewed on the one I won then the one I lost! That was great, and, it did not cost me a leg and a arm either! πŸ™‚
In fact, with the shipping to Norway of that and the 9 other views, this particular view of a area and a mine called Caledonia Mine costs me “only” US$ 63,41 which for what I have had to pay over the years for various views up into the hundredths of dollars is quite a great deal!
Made me real happy!!
Can’t remember what I lost the other view for though… I just remember that view was taken looking more north from across Squaw Gulch, the south side so to speak, and the view from last night is looking more east, not showing Squaw Gulch at all, but I see partly the roadbed of the Florence & Cripple Creek up on a hill at left.

So, while I do feel life is standing still, stale, and nothing good really happens, and life is taking a bad turn all the time around me, in terms of my ability and chances to learn about the history of the Cripple Creek District through images, that really has not stood still at all, and I feel blessed I am able to put aside some money each month to pursue this very important part of my life, what I live and bread for, what keeps me going when things are hard here we live…

The History of the “Greatest Gold Camp on Earth” is still filled with mysteries, hopefully, I will be able to still keep on collecting and learning parts of them over the years to come!

Best wishes

Categories: Misc, The District

Fifty three weeks ago

Hi,

Clearly I’m no big user of this blog thingy, and now that I’ve lost the direct blog part from my web site provider I’ve been forced into using another service.

Other then that, life is pretty much hell like it been for ages.

I love my husband, no doubt about that, which makes it extremely hard just to give up and walk away, but I sense my resources are draining away, fast now a days.

Fifty three weeks ago, Friday the 9th of October 2009 was the day Tore, my husband, ended up in the hospital with a severe infection who lead to the death of his left foot – one should have imagined that ordeal to be enough.

But, now, 53 weeks later, 52 weeks last week, he still do his same old crap to try to mess his own life up so much that he ends up there again…

It is like he needs/want to have a mummy taking care of him, and in order to gain that he has to mess him self up so bad that others are forced to take care of him. Forced to look after him, to make sure he eats, sleeps and do all the stuff he says he wants to do…

I’m on a loosing end here, I fight hard, long, awful for what I believe in and for what I feel, I do stuff no one should have to do, I even try violence and harsh words to try help Tore see him self.

But every fucking time it is like after a short while the devil in him surface and speaks directly to the devil in my and temp and drag and do every thing he can to let the ass in my take charge and make me do stupid things.

I so wish I could just walk away, but how ca I walk away from a man so lost in him self, so alone, no-one wants to deal with him, no friends anymore, they all turned they’re backs on him his family except a somewhat mentally challenged brother don’t want to deal with him…

How can I walk away from a guy crying for help, claiming he needs help, my help?Β  Professional help don’t seem to work either, been like this for ages, and now a weekly sessions has turned into one each 3rd week…

Help, I just need help, I can’t deal much longer, my energy level is dropping way below safety I feel.

 

Linda

Categories: Misc