I want to take this moment to thank all of you that have donated for the Nikon p1000 camera. So far, $150 has been donated!! This is definately growing to help me reach the funds to purchase the Nikon! This camera is so strong---please Google it and you will see what it can do.
The campaign is still open and if you are interested in helping, please visit the link below or CLICK HERE
Any amount help bring me closer to my goal amount!
Thanks to your ongoing interest and support with my photographic documentation of the RR.
If you would rather send me seomething, you can do so, see address below!
EZ C Productions Youtube
104 Main St., Unit 29
Granger, WA 98932
Hi everyone! I know it has been months since I have written on here but a lot has changed in the last six months. I have now settled into my new home and I love it! I continue to work full time as a Social Worker which is only 2 miles from home, yes! I continue to record the RR during my lunch times or after work hours. So, life continues alright. The newest issue involves the need to repair my right knee; I have been Dx with a torn meniscus. I have my surgery scheduled this week and it will be a repair vs removal.
I plan to be out of work to recover but the RR videos will not be so frequent. I can capture about two videos for the month of July (whilst I am driven to my follow ups in Yakima). But my friends and coworkers recommended that I vlog my pre-op and post-op :D! I laughed at that thought and explained that I could not record when I wake up in the ICU, nor look decent to record (oh, the vanity)! They said, that didn't matter, that they want an update and would like me to record and they would definitely watch.
What are your thoughts? Interested in learning my updates?
I guess, I can talk about my experiences and what one can expect...?!
I mean this would be a third torn meniscus repair that I have undergone and each time, it never fails, I am terrified. I DO NOT like to undergo surgery, it terrifies me.
Okay, I think I have answered my question; I can vlog about this in the future.
Thanks Maggie and Blanca.
Until next time, love you all!
Last night I read from our local newspaper that Yakima City Council voted to remove a 30 year old Pit Bull ban! That's right, this is a huge deal for the breed and for the community members that love the pit bull breed. It was years that I'd visit the local humane society and would notice many pit bulls housed and it was difficult to even think about adopting one because of the city limit ban. That of course, will change and I'm sure we are all excited of this change. This may have been brought on by countless community members and the preservearance of our Yakima Humane Society threatening to close down and relocate outside of the county; they provide nonprofit services that the city could not take up on their own, see link August 7th article.
The ban is planned to be lifted by September 23, 2018.
Today, I visited the humane society facility and counted the amount of pitbulls housed at this time and there's 25 out of 51 kennels-Today!
This is huge and this is great news for the breed and the love of all dogs!
I'm working on a video this week, stay posted!
Here we are in near the end of Summer and we are experiencing massive amounts of smoke in the air. Here in Yakima the air quality has now reached Very Unhealthy and valley at Hazardous. I suffer from allergies and this smoke has me feeling headaches and some lightheaded.
The smoke is coming from northerly winds from smoke from wildfires across northern parts of Washington state and southern British Columbia that has blown into the Columbia River basin and surrounding valleys. On Sunday, the air quality in Yakima was at Very Unhealthy and the lower valley was at Hazardous; according to Yakima Herald, reporting dangerously high levels of ultrafine "PM 2.5" particulate pollution.
It is recommended that if you suffer with heart or lung disease, respiratory problems, diabetes or are the elderly, pregnant women, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion, and limit their time outdoors.
Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles produced when wood burns. The biggest health threat from smoke is from fine particles, which can penetrate deep into your lungs and cause a range of health problems. Click here to read more
Smoke can cause coughing, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes, and runny nose. (Remember that when smoke levels are high, even healthy people can be affected).
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pains or overall ill feelings, please see your health care provider right away.
It is recommended to use a mask if outdoors; Mask that covers the the nose and mouth such as the N95. See image on right side. You can also call your clinic or local Fire Department for assistance.
Come by and check out video of our smoky City of Yakima posted on my Youtube or follow this link EZ C Productions or click on link below.
Here is a link with updated Air Quality in your areas, click here.
Please remember to always use Safety Fire Habits and follow your local Fire Bans for continued safety.
Thanks for visiting and watching!
Good evening y'all, it'a been a long time and I apologize for the absence but as I mentioned on my last video, I had a death in the family. I received news that a sister of mine passed away at the age of 50 years old, she suffered with hypertension, chronic kidney disease, obesity, diabetes, and schloderma. I am still in a bit of shock. I traveled to Texas with my brothers and helped our sistser prepare the funeral and all of our late sisters' storage and apartment rentals. See, it was about 20yrs since we had last seen in person....about 3 months since we last talked on the phone, so yes, I feel it is a grave mistake that we waited too long to see each other. As we dined and drank with siblings and long lost cousins, we promised that we would not make the same mistake. We promised to travel and visit one another every year. Lesson to be learned...make the time, save that vacation and money to visit distanf family and loved ones at least once per year.
Nonetheless, I brought with me some of her belongings and now I listen to CDs that she was fond of...
I know she still watches over all of us.
Thanks to all of my viewers that gave their thoughts and prayers...
Hi guys, here is a screenshot of another comment from my Yotube channel...see below. At first I took offense but then maybe he meant from the Chikkis Tv channel?
Ha, yeah I doubt that. So what do you guys think? How rude, huh?
I guess this come along with the internet and posting for the world to see.
A little background, I work full time and do my channel because I like to; after my 9 hr shift, I rush home to cook dinner for the house and create. So, I take care of it all.
Thanks to everyone for their continued support!
Alright, so if you're reading this please tell me what you think?
Below is a screen shot about the RR in Yakima & Union Gap and let me say, I do love the first part. Let me explain...about late January when I started recording the RR, I had a weird dream. I dreamt that I was above watching the crack and the soil amd earth continues to open up...I then saw what looked like faces or "spirits" being disturbed or released. I don't know what or why I dreamt that but given this is an ancient battle ground and land of the Yakama Nation, I understood it as it is, sacred. So, reading this post brought back my dream...and I have always asked, "why dig at this area, why in such a beautiful sacred land"?
Food for thought, I guess.
Then the last lart of the post, what does it matter the color of the shipping containers! Why not ask, why? Why not ask...for it not to cause harm to anyone instead? Why not ask...something useful? With or without the shipping containers, this will definetly be AN EYE SORE.
Hello and good evening, wanted to share yet another positive post and give updates. From the last post, my life has changed a bit but it's a positive change. I have gained life experiences and grown a bit wiser. Just gotta say, appreciate another and don't take anyone for granted. I have to include to live life and enjoy it as much as you can.
Anywho, I have created and posted more videos and that gives me much pleasure, especially when it is appreciated. Below is a nice comment from a viewer that gave a nice comment. He actually went through all my videos and was kind enough to leave a comment. See, I tend to apologize when I record free style and he reminds me not to apologize...amazing. Thank you!
Then there's this rude person. Who thinks this way? This isn't the first rude comment he's posted but it's his last. What a prick, huh?
Have a great night kind people!
Hi everyone, welcome to website and blog. I haven't been present for a variety of life changes and rude awakenings. Nonetheless, I want to take a moment and share with you some nice, encouraging, and positive inputs. As you know, I continue to record the moving landlside in my city which continues to move at about 1' 6" per week. Given my full time job and recording with limited technology and software I post what I can and many of my viewers understand this as well. All the comments received are greatly positive and encouraging and I apolgize if I didn't post yours but you are felt and I am more than sure I will screenshot and share it. I greatly appreciate all your inputs as well, you will see for example the first comment below. Here is a mindful person giving his reccomendations in a positive manner...along with a compliment (thank you!). And, then comments from long time viewers like Lisa, Carol, and Sandra...very smart and great people! Lisa, I too wanted to reply to some of the rude comments but it is not worth the time. *thumbs up
For all those that show interest and give their great inputs, thank you! There have been a tiny amount or rude comments and, please don't take this as a means that I "can't handle it". On the contrary, I have grown a strong back bone and will continue to take it all as a motivation to continue and let the negative pass on by.
As a social worker and a young single parent early on, having to fall and get back up, I have grown wiser and will continue to do so, with the grace of God behind me.
Even though, my life continues to challenge and change me, I will continue to survive and strive for positive changes in my self and evolving towards better present & future.
Something I learned from a great boss, Mrs. Blithe, "lesson to learned" and always take any criticism as constructive criticism, so Thank you!