Okay, so this is what is going on. It has been a crazy month here at Our Little Red House.
Sometimes I am amazed I have time to post anything on this blog. I wish I had more fun DIY posts for you all because that is what I enjoy the most about blogging. We have been trying to get my son and daughter’s schedule together at the university they attend as well as prep for the Winter.
We had to make some major changes because we have decided to go all online until we get a better feel on things out there in the world. This was spoken about a few months ago when we all had a family meeting and decided we have to prepare to move within this year, or next two years at most, depending on how things keep going with the city. This city is changing and changing fast.
The christian university my son and daughter attend is surrounded by a lot of violence. If the kids are in dorms, never leaving outside the university, then they are pretty safe inside the campus. It’s a beautiful campus too. But having to drive there every morning my daughter would tell me the things she was seeing on the streets. They call the area The Blade, look it up. The Blade in Phoenix. That is an area that surrounds a huge Christian university. The city mayor that is in charge of everything seems to not be concerned too much about this. There is a spiritual battle that is going on everywhere, sadly only a few can see this.
There was a family that sent their son to this university and when he left the campus area to go for a jog in the evening he would be hit by a hit and runner. Eventually they found the woman who ran the red light and hit him, but that does not make the parents get their son back. It is a tragedy that we see here a lot here in our city. Lots of Hit and runners. In my family it has happened to us three times, thank God no one was seriously hurt in all those accidents with hit and runners. Two were caught in our cases.
Of all the places, why there…why surround a Christian university with so much violence? Anyway, this is why it has been hard to leave the city right now. Our son and daughter are attending a university here and we can not leave them alone in this city. Now that everything is online that will free up more of our time. Eventually they will have to transfer to another university or trade school, we don’t know yet.
Thought I share with you all one day of errands here in the city.
This day of errands I am sharing with you all in photos was from another fun day of shopping. The kids are getting their favorite things now at their favorite stores before we go into a volunteer lock down of sorts for our busy season here in the valley.
We still go out of house during our mini lock downs, but early and only visit small events throughout the city. We have always avoided huge crowds , traffic, and stores from October-January. Because of our weather here 6 months out of the year, things can get a little busy, more people etc…so this is nothing knew to us.
We have always gone into a mini lock down of sorts in the busy months around the cold/flu season. Always got our holiday shopping done early. Arizona is a very popular state in our Winter months. The traffic and people driving here during those months can get intense, just being an honest native.
One day was all groceries, the next day was pet supplies and chicken food, another day was shopping for towels, and clothes, another day was going back and forth for vehicles parts and tires.
The new tire thing was a fear I had and I didn’t know how to explain to my husband about my worries about a tire going out on the rim or cliff when we head up north. I was getting really frightened. You know, we moms sometimes are extra careful.
I had a weird dream the other night too. I know, boring to hear someone else’s dream but it was just creepy. It was another door dream. I had to walk through a door, but it was more like an entrance. I couldn’t see the door because it was already opened for me. On the sides of the door were two black scorpions. One small one on my left side and a giant one on my right side. Like they couldn’t get through the door but wanted to, so they just hung out by the entrance.
I remember I was afraid to pass them at first, being cautious once I noticed black scorpions near me. But I knew I had to get through that door, so when I saw them, I ignored them but was still careful. The smaller black scorpion just stayed still and watched me closely, as well as the giant black scorpion on the right, it’s beady little eyes moving with each step I took closer to that entrance.
As I started to walk through the entrance the large black scorpion started freaking out, turning in circles and almost looked like it was attacking itself because it couldn’t reach me. The little black scorpion could not even move but the large one was so full of anger that it just twisted itself up, spinning in circles and still it couldn’t reach me. It looked like it was stinging itself…creepy. That is when I walked through the door and woke up. I can’t even tell you what was on the other side of that door, because I woke up. See…weird huh? I told my husband about the dream and he always says the same thing when I share a boring freaky dream with him…
“ What the heck did you eat last night?”
Anyway, my husband took our truck into the shop and they discovered that even though our tires looked nice on the outside, they were all cracked inside and were actually 11 years old. Very misleading tires, that’s what they were. The dealership we bought the truck from said they were only 3 years old.
When my husband took the tires in to to be checked, the tire shop showed my husband the inside of a tire and how bad the cracks were. They could probably last another year the man said. We drive rough roads up on cliffs when we head up north, good tires are so important. Because of so many shortages, my husband decided to not wait a year or take a chance with driving on old tires so he bought new ones.
The next day, we took my son and daughter out for a day of fun shopping to their favorite stores. It was my son’s turn this time to pick his favorite shopping center. I will share our grocery shopping trip with you all in another post. We are so grateful that we caught that tire thing in time, God is looking out for so many out there, another thing to be so thankful for.
So here they are, a whole bunch of shopping photos from one day of errands.
There were actually 6 stores we visited this day but the 4th store we stopped at I did not feel comfortable taking photos. Stay safe out there you guys. I will have a fun post for you all on how to make some pretty Fall home décor sometime or another. I seriously need a craft break from all this prepping and organizing. Fall decorating is so fun too, can’t wait.