To have the health I had 3 years ago would be a blessing beyond description. As the night time temperatures dropped into the 20's I am having a hard time functioning because I am in so much pain.
The coughing, sneezing that started at the onset of this cold spell has gone into my lungs. For two winters I have had pneumonia so bad I could barely breath. The homeopathic drops for mold, mildew and dust that I purchased last week don't seem to doing much of anything.
The Bassel-Hagens disease is causing multiple problems. My body simply cannot function in these temperatures, and the migraine is just driving me insane. It will leave, then come back in force. It's like a hammer waiting to keep knocking me off my feet. I can't believe that emotional and physical stress can cause THIS much damage.
The last 3 years has given me a whole new insight into what
homelessness means, and what it can do to a human being. The emotional denigration is almost insignificant alongside the slow but painfully physical destruction.
This morning, before sunrise, I had to get in the truck for an hour just to get my body warmed up. My hands, shoulders, hips, spine and ankles felt like they were frozen in place. So painful. And the weather forecast for the next week isn't that optimistic.. another cold front may bring in continued bitter cold conditions.
Robert Huckins has mocked his victims, made fun of their predicament. It's an annoying trait, but it's one he seems to take pleasure from. I am having a difficult time seeing the funny in his criminal escapades.
The minimum payment the 12th District courts allow has not arrived, even though it was court ordered to be paid on or before the 10th of each month. 19 days ago. Perhaps it got "lost in the mail." It may arrive today, it may arrive Monday...the reality is, it may not arrive at all.
The news that Jimmy Savile had died was sad news indeed. He was born and raised close to my home, and he exemplified all the humanitarian kindness God instills in those with compassionate hearts. He leaves a void hard to fill.. and I know my mother will be heartbroken.
Sir Jimmy Savile, best known for his TV series Jim'll Fix It, has died at his home in Leeds.
The veteran broadcaster and charity campaigner, known for his penchant for lurid tracksuits, chunky gold jewellery, tinted glasses and cigars, was 84. He would have celebrated his 85th birthday on Monday.
Police were called to his home in Roundhay, Leeds, at 12.10pm on Saturday, where they discovered his body. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
He was admitted to hospital suffering from a bout of pneumonia in September.
Born in Leeds in 1926, the youngest of seven children, Savile enjoyed a long and colourful career in showbusiness, which included dancehall manager, Britain's first celebrity DJ, book reviewer and Top of the Pops presenter. He was also a Mensa member, marathon runner, cycle racer, miner and wrestler.
The white-maned star presented the first episode of Top Of The Pops, but he was most widely known as the fixer of childhood dreams through his 1970s TV show. Thousands of children wrote to him in the hope of having their wishes granted.
His catchphrases, including "Howzabout that then" and "Now then, now then..." were parodied by impressionists.
Savile was knighted for his services to charity, having raised £40m for good causes, including £12m to help create a spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.,
He was also a staunch supporter of Margaret Thatcher and claimed he spent 11 successive New Years with the former prime minister at Chequers.
BBC director general, Mark Thompson, said: "I am very sad to hear of Sir Jimmy Savile's death.
"From Top of the Pops to Jim'll Fix It, Jimmy's unique style entertained generations of BBC audiences. Like millions of viewers and listeners we shall miss him greatly."
Former colleague Dave Lee Travis told Sky News Savile was a "larger-than-life" character. "We are all going to be worse off without him around," he said.
Radio presenter David Hamilton paid tribute to Savile's "tireless" work raising money for charity. "He was a very energetic character," Hamilton told Sky News. "But most of all, I remember him as just a totally flamboyant, over-the-top, larger-than-life character and as he was on the air, he was just the same off."
Broadcaster Stuart Hall told BBC Radio 5 Live Savile was "unique" but "a loner". "He had lots of imitators, the one and only Jimmy Savile."
Former radio colleague Tony Blackburn remembered Savile's "big, over-the-top personality". "He was quite a character," Blackburn told Sky News. "I think he will be best remembered for his charity work and, you know, those tracksuits he always used to wear, and he was just an unusual person.
"He was a one-off, that's the way he'll be remembered, really. But in particular all that money he raised for charity."
A spokeswoman for Buckinghamshire healthcare NHS trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, said: "We are incredibly saddened to learn that Sir Jimmy Savile has passed away. Sir Jimmy has been a great supporter of Stoke Mandeville Hospital for a number of decades. He was tireless in his attempts to fundraise for the hospital and was integral in the creation of the National Spinal Injuries Centre that we have today.
"Sir Jimmy will be sorely missed by staff and patients alike."
The article pertaining to the electricity free lighting really interested me. Without a home or barn it's very difficult to visualize how this type of lighting could be used. It's so dark in this shed I'd welcome it here.. but this isn't my shed.. it belongs to an investment company and I fear they would object to my cutting holes in the roof.
Still, it's a very interesting concept.
Plastic bottles filled with water and bleach can light up a house!It turned into a beautiful day so I took the day off work to try to figure out how to get through the upcoming cold weather. And, what can be done in a deep recession to make enough money to obtain a home...
This innovative idea can be found in the city of Manila in the Philippines, where MIT students have come up with an ingenious solution for lighting up homes without electricity. A 1 liter plastic bottle filled with water and placed through a hole in a metal roof can redirect sunlight to efficiently light up the inside of a building (the bleach just keeps the water free from bacteria, so that the water stays clear). An organization called Isang Litrong Liwanag (which means “A Liter of Light”) has already installed over 10,000 of these new “light bulbs” in homes across Manila as part of the Solar Bottle Project.
I suspect that robbing banks isn't an option, but we all see what penalties are given to convicted felons.There has to be someone related to Robert & Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that Robert Huckins was not going to steal our money and leave me homeless. You personally guaranteed that it would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
Look to your health and value it next to a good conscience; for health is ... a blessing that money cannot buy.~ Izaak Walton