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About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022 — The second quilt top for Quilts For Kids got finished today, so now I have three quilts to be taken to the long arm quilter. I’ll be glad to get them back so they can … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 — A beautiful day today. I started sewing on the second quilt for “Quilts For Kids”. It’s a super-simple layout, with just strips of color bordering a cute animal print. I finished the 1,000 piece jigsaw … Continue reading

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Monday, January 17, 2022 — Today has been another really good day. I finished the first of two Quilts For Kids quilt and have it ready to go to the long arm service, along with my quilt of Valor. I … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 16, 2022 — Yesterday was quite a day. I drove us to Bakersfield to pick up two quilt kits to be made up and turned back in to an organization called “Quilts for Kids“. When I left home, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — Yesterday was a very good day. I spoke with both of our sons, with my sister who is now home after being hospitalized with COVID, and with a local friend who’s undergoing cancer treatment. AND, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 — It continues to be cold as all get out and this girl is going to stay inside, bundled up and happy. I made a quick trip to the mailbox yesterday so will ignore it today. … Continue reading

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January 9, 2022 — An update to my post about my sister and COVID. My niece says Paula is improving but not well enough to return home just yet. I asked if she’d been vaccinated and was told ‘no.’ I … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 9, 2022 — It never rains but what it pours. A dear friend is in the hospital with pneumonia and I just learned that my younger sister is in the hospital with COVID. I don’t know if she … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 1, 2022 — Wishing everyone a blessed and Happy New Year! May the new year bring you health, wealth and happiness each and every day. We have family and friends staying with us this weekend, and last night … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 — It’s been an interesting day today. I had some high points (got our health insurance situation cleared up and everything is going to be o.k.), and some low points (spent an hour on the phone … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 — It’s snowing again and I sit here all warm and comfy, watching the Crown Sparrows, the Rosy Finches and the Juncos as they go through the pan of birdseed sitting just outside my window. And … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 23, 2021 — It’s always something, isn’t it?? Part of me wants to laugh and another part wants to cry. I truly hate having to fix passwords on sites. And, I hate having to deal with government entities. … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Keep the faith — always! I found Robert’s second pair of glasses. He never said he’d sat in the driver’s seat of the car and I’d gone out this morning to put my grocery bags back … Continue reading

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Monday, December 20, 2021 — And there are blessings to be had! I received an e-mail about my dental/vision insurance and when I checked the plan, I saw that for 2022, we could get a free exam, free lenses and … Continue reading

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Monday, December 20, 2021 — A new day lays before me. I will be patient today and quit obsessing about water under the bridge on many things in my life. I know it doesn’t do any good. I sit here … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 19, 2021 — Another very different day today. The high spot was a visit by a board member of the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum — with a gift certificate for $40 for the Keene Cafe! Given in appreciation … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 19, 2021 — I want to say thank you to all of the people who not only read this blog, but who respond with comments. I so appreciate that you care and are there for me as I … Continue reading

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Friday, December 17, 2021 — Another day glides to a close and my anxiety over the things that have happened today is greatly diminished. Sometimes, things happen that are totally unexpected and can throw you into an emotional downward spin. … Continue reading

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Sunday evening, December 12, 2021 — It’s coming–ready or not!! LOL oh my… We’ve had a wonderful weekend with a visit from our niece and her husband. Out for breakfast Saturday and today–we’re both kind of stuffed right now. I … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 — First of all, I want to say blessings and prayers for those who gave their all in WWII so that I can sit here and write, surrounded in the safety of freedom. I have to … Continue reading

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Monday, December 6, 2021 — Having your FaceBook account hacked isn’t all bad, especially when it reconnects you with friends who have moved away. I received a “Hello, how are you?” message from a quilting friend who moved with her … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 5, 2021 — What a day yesterday turned out to be. We did $149 in sales of donated baked goods, so it was all pure profit. We had a lot of goodies and I had baked like a … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 — A very good day today. I’m tired tonight because I was up late last night and then when I did go to bed, I couldn’t get to sleep. Off to bed around 1:45 a.m., and … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 28, 2021 — “Like the drop of a hat.” Just that quick, Robert fell asleep with his cup of coffee in his hand. I’ve just finished cleaning up one of the moments I’m sure some of you have … Continue reading

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Friday, November 26, 2021 — Today has been quiet as a church mouse! I did get my first row done on my Victory quilt and discovered I’d misread the directions. <sigh> But all is not lost, the quilt will just … Continue reading

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