The Comfortable Coop Challenge

It’s been a little over a year since I last posted anything. Now that time has passed and I’m beginning to come to terms with late 2017 and pretty much all of 2018, I think it’s time to get back to it. Things have changed radically since I last was with you. For many months I felt it was the end of life but now I see it as The Comfortable Coop Challenge.

What’s the challenge? Well, since my last post Mr. Comfortable and I lost our home…the Comfortable Coop is gone. As I’ve said, cancer is expensive and we just couldn’t keep up with the bills and the rest of our life. So, we declared bankruptcy, surrendered the house, and left. That was the beginning of the challenge.

Since that time I’ve been diagnosed with a heart condition. This required two hospital stays in July. I also got to wear a really fun “event monitor” for a couple of weeks. That was another challenge.

Finally, the biggest challenge has been starting to turn our new place into The Comfortable Coop +. Our youngest son and his wife insisted we move in with them so we could keep the dogs (Remy & Henry) and the ducks (Freckles & Penguin). Rental places are very adamant about no dogs over 100 lbs, no dogs that look like Pitbulls, and no ducks of any kind. The idea that we could keep our critters, be with family, and still have our own space was wonderful. It was also terrifying. Living with our son and his family might be great but it might also turn into a nightmare.

We have a new granddaughter since last I was here. She’s the light of my life (along with the other 7 grand babies) and you’ll be hearing a lot about her and the other kids.

Now that we’re starting this new chapter I thought it might be time to talk about The Comfortable Coop Challenge and reconnect.

I hope to talk with old friends and make new ones along the way with this new journey.

Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

38 thoughts on “The Comfortable Coop Challenge”

  1. Dizzy and I are so happy to see you back again. We were thinking in the summer that we hadn’t seen you in ages, and hoping you were ok. x I’m so sorry it has been such a hard time, but am glad all of your family have been able to stay together (ducks included :)). Family is the most important thing. Sending donkey hugs! xxx

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  2. Welcome back, dear Elizabeth! You very very much missed, and I, for one, am delighted to have you back. I wish you the best of luck dealing with all your challenges and send a bunch of blessings your way, first and foremost for health!

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  3. Elizabeth, itโ€™s so wonderful to hear from you again!!! It really is nice to know that you are well and safe๐Ÿ˜
    We all have challenges and itโ€™s the way we deal with them that makes us stronger, look forward and enjoy those wonderful children of yours. We are only given a limited time on this earth so I truly wish you good luck and joy!! Welcome backโ™ฅ๏ธ
    Iโ€™ve been slacking on my posts also, been dealing with some health issues myself. Gonna get back to it soon! Hugs!

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    1. Karen, you have to get back. Just seeing notes from all my old friends here has made me feel so much better! Take care of yourself and if you ever need a shoulder I’m here!


  4. Congratulations on the new granddaughter!!! Glad to hear youโ€™re feeling better, and big hugs due to the challenges you and Mr recently faced. I cried.

    Canโ€™t wait for the next blog!! You are just amazing with the ability to pickle, grow, build, clean, prune, weed, sew, and raise anything Michigan has!!

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  5. Wow, Elizabeth!! What huge challenges! But you have risen to the occasion with fortitude and grace. I’m so sorry about the loss of the comfortable coop, and all the other losses you’ve suffered. Thank God for your son, and daughter in law stepping up!!
    Life always has more surprises, doesn’t it? So glad to hear from you.

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    1. I wasn’t meeting every;thing with much fortitude and very little grace for a while. It’s a good thing my daughter-in-law is a saint. I drove her insane for a while before we made the move here. There’s still a lot ahead but I’ve decided to make it an adventure rather than a chore. It’s great to hear from you!

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    1. Thank you. I left rather abruptly (spoiled brat temper tantrum over life) but I’m going to try to at least blog semi-regularly now! I’ll catch up over the next couple of weeks on everything that’s been happening at your cottage!

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  6. Elizabeth!! It made me so happy to see your post in my email! (I’m so behind in emails… O.o) I’ve missed you so much. I’m sorry to hear of the struggles you’ve been through, but I’m glad you are with family at least. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to catching up on the posts I’ve missed! โค

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    1. I’m delighted to see you!!! I’ve missed you! It was a rough year and I spent too much time feeling defeated but I’m back to being the weird old me I’m used to being. I can’t wait to catch up with your posts and with you!

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      1. Same here – delighted so see you too! ๐Ÿ˜€

        I’m sorry that it was a rough year. Wish I could give you a hug through the screen.

        Aww, thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I posted this morning, but be warned, there is an arachnid in it… XD

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  7. Oh my goodness Elizabeth you are a sight for sore eyes. I had kept checking you blog, every so often hoping to see something but nothing. Then today thee was your comment. Happy can’t even describe it. I’m sorry for all the things y’all have been going through but it seems you have landed in a good place. I’ll do my best to catch up, as quick as possible. And check my list and see why in the world your posts aren’t showing up! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I have missed you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Things were rough for a bit and I felt sorry for myself but that’s just a stupid way to live. So I stopped. Once we got through moving I thought about coming back and finally did. I’ve missed everyone so much! You folks are SO good for me!

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      1. And you are so good for us too! I know what you mean. It seems like I have had a pity party for myself at least once a day, every day for over a year now. It has just been one thing after another. We all go through it, but thankfully you pulled yourself up, and are back. For that I am thankful ๐Ÿ™‚

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