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Youtube: My Best How-to Friend

Tiger Sleeping


I never imagine in my wildest dreams that YouTube would be my best supportive friend. And so much so that my sister Paula will say, “She found out how to do it—on YouTube.” Being a widow and finding out so many things my deceased husband took care of—that was now left to me to handle alone, and without knowledge or experience. Yes. YouTube is my best how-to friend.

I am sure there are those without children or someone that can step-in to help a woman who is alone in this world. Yes, I do have my sister’s family—however, her sons have jobs that take them away from home. So, alone again, just me and my cat Baby and Tiger my kitten—both adopted me by landing on my property—and asking for help. And, since I am an animal lover—it was no contest as to who was pleased the most.

I now understand how important it is to a person that has something alive to love and take care of each day. I didn’t really want another animal in my life as I lost my Pomeranian in 2016 six months before my husband passed away. It broke my heart and I promised myself that I would never love anything or anyone again—because it hurt too much.

Well, so much for well-planned plans—Baby and Tiger blew a hole in that bubble. As I am writing this they are in the kitchen eating a mid-morning snack. I let them eat when they want to eat—so no schedule in their life.

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I do not live in the city, town, suburbs or a community even—but I do live in a rural area in the country—on one acre of land. Which means I had to learn how to find someone to mow my yard since our riding mover died of old age. I also had to learn how to:

  • Repair and paint the outside of my home.
  • What to do when my water pump stopped working?
  • How to check the oil and water in my 1999 Rodeo?
  • How to paint it—I am still thinking about this with YouTube.
  • How to fix screen doors?
  • How to change the filter in my a/c.
  • What temps to set in on in winter—not to use much electricity.
  • How to fix pipes that leak? I am still in limbo on this one because I need my kitchen sink fixed and one in the bathroom. When something breaks I try to find a way around it until I can fix it.
  • How to cook for one person and be healthy.
  • How to bathe a kitten? This was a scary event—I decided Tiger needed a bath to get rid of fleas and it was summer in Florida so as I normally think—No Problem. However, I failed to relay this to Tiger—and she had other thoughts on the issue. YouTube said to wrap a towel around my arm before the bath begins—so I did. YouTube did not say Tiger would tear it off of my arm and hold on to my skin for support and then jump out of the tub to run though the house and hide under my bed. No, YouTube did not tell me that, however, YouTube did not know it was advising a novice in bathing a kitten.
  • Then I found out I was borderline diabetic from my lab test results and I was determined not to take medication for this—so here I come my best supportive friend—YouTube,
  • My doctor gave me three months to bring my count down—so I got started.
  • After listening to doctors on YouTube—I made up my own diet and plain recipes. And, I have lost 30 lbs in three months. My doctor was so pleased and so was I after all the hard planning and giving up my sweets. No other person would want to go by my diet. There are so many good ones on YouTube for people to select.
  • I learned how to cut my hair and save money. My sister liked my haircut.
  • I look up recipes of my favorites and added my own touch without the additions of herbs and spice.
  • I learned how to make Ketchup, Barbecue Sauce and I used Dukes Mayo all without sugar.
  • I think on My Tombstone will be written, “Sugar Free.”

  • Relationships--Advise from men and women to help couples who do not want to seek help by making appointments in the city.
  • Doctors have their channels online and are very popular some inform with charts and others have vlogs.
  • Animal Care from qualified Veterinarians.
  • Ministers from all religions.

I thought I would share a bit about my life’s adventure so far with you at HubPages. I am still looking for “Sugar Free Chocolate Recipes” if you have any good ones put them on YouTube. See you there.

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YouTube has helped so many people since we have been inside our homes for a long time due to the Covid19 Virus.

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This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2019 Barbara Purvis Hunter


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 12, 2019:


Nice to hear from you and I hope to be reading your hubs soon.

Take care,


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 12, 2019:

Hi My India Friend,

So happy to hear from you and I hope I will be back soon writing on HubPages. And, reading your work again soon.

Take Care of Yourself,


Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 12, 2019:

Paula, I am so very happy to hear from you. And, yes I have learned many things in these last three years. Thankfully I am from a long line of strong women. Love to you and yours always,


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 11, 2019:

PurvisBobbi44 great to read a hub from you. I think you are good at what you do.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 11, 2019:

Good to see you publishing after a long time Bobbi.

Sorry to hear about your loss but you are a brave woman. Managing everything on your own needs courage. I am glad that you are doing it and YouTube is a great help.

Thanks for sharing your personal experiences with the readers. God bless you.

Suzie from Carson City on November 10, 2019:

Bobbi!! Am I ever happy to see your pretty face again! Actually, I am not around the streets of HP as I once was...but I've certainly missed you and glad you're back. I'll watch for your submissions.

About this one, girlfriend.....You are without a doubt, a woman after my own heart. Self-sufficient, creative and willing to learn something new at every turn! I'm thoroughly impressed. I too, have gone through life finding solutions to just about everything. There's simply no need to remain helpless! Life deals us many blows and yes, it's painful and difficult to trudge forward. I do know this first hand, girlfriend.

You are another HERO! Stay in touch! Peace, Paula (Your "other" sister, Paula!!)

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 10, 2019:


Thanks for the visit--yes I count my blessings everyday.

Bobbi Purvis

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 09, 2019:

I’m sorry about your loss and glad you have found those beautiful cats and YouTube to keep you company.

Barbara Purvis Hunter (author) from Florida on November 09, 2019:

Hi Bill Holland,

It is great to hear from you and I hope all is well in your world. I lost the information you gave me on what format you use to submit your books to Amazon. If you have time please tell me once more and I will write it down.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 09, 2019:

It's so good to see you writing again. Hooray for you for strapping on your "boots" and making a go of it despite your setbacks! Best wishes to you, my friend.

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