Tuesday, right?

I swear I had to make sure what day it was. lol It's been a long week and it's only Tuesday.  I got in my walk today and when I came home, I noticed a package on my front porch.  It was a replacement modem from Comcast / Xfinity.  I don't know why they thought I needed to upgrade my modem, but okay!  I got it installed easily and pretty quickly.  I switch the network back to my own info so I wouldn't have to change my phone, Roku, computers, etc.  I got that done and then watched some crime shows on Amazon Prime.  I am almost done with the episodes of this last one I found.  I'll be looking for something else after that.

My friend texted me and told me not to eat that we'd go get something.  That sounded good to me as I was actually pondering what the heck I wanted to fix for lunch! lol . We went to Roma. It's a local Italian place that is so good! We split a pizza like we usually. I even had leftovers to eat for dinner.  When we got back in the car, he handed me a bag.  He got me a different Roku for the remote! LOL!  My remote is messed up and when you try to go to something it scrolls endlessly.  I plugged in the new Roku just to check it out and make sure it works.  I'll have it as a backup if mine dies.  This one is a bit different from mine and the remote is different too.  I like the remote on this one because it has a Hulu button. lol . I wish you could re-program the buttons.  I'd like to make one Prime.  It has a Hulu button, a Netflix button, a sling button, and a vudu button.  I only have Hulu of all of those.

 


So HOT!

Guess who got her water heater lit today?  That's right, me!  My friend came to dry and drain the rest of the water.  The equipment he had didn't work, but I decided that since I was already under the house, I'd try to light it.  The pilot did come one and I held it about a minute and then turned it to on.  It stayed on, YAY!  I am going to have a really nice hot bath tonight.  I really need to wash dishes too, but I am more in need of a bath.  I can wash dishes either tomorrow, or later.  I want to make sure every bit of hot water is in the tub with me! LOL!

After I got that lit, I came back up, cleaned off and put on some warm at home clothes.  My friend called me and asked if I would ride with her to get gas in her car.  I said sure if she'd run us by Starbucks. LOL!  She agreed so we did.  I got my beloved cascara latte. Yum!  It was so delicious.  It was nice to be able to go to Starbucks and not worry about my car!  Plus, it's cool out and my friend has heated seats in her car.  My booty was nice and warm. I wish my car had heated seats.  They are so nice.  

Anyway! lol I am going to do my French lesson, fix some dinner, and then hit the tub.  It's going to be so nice to just soak.  My entire lower body is so sore from the contortions I had to get into to try and light that damn pilot light! LOL!  


Back to it and more!

I got back to my regular routine today.  I got in a good walk.  It was quite chilly out there.  I had to wear my hoodie for the whole walk.  I came home and put my bed linen in the dryer. I had popped it in the wash before going for my walk.  I relaxed a bit and then decided to try to get the pilot lit.  I got down there and the water had gone down a little more.  It was still deep enough that I got quite wet. :( . My hair, my jacket, and my feet and legs.  I had to lean down to be able to see the pilot light.  I got it lit, but it wouldn't stay lit.  I'll give it a few days and try again.  The water was so COLD. UGH!

I was down there a long time trying to get it started, but no go.  I came out and rinsed my feet and legs off and then washed my hair.  Who know what was floating around down there. Yikes!  I dried it under the bonnet hair dryer and then had lunch.  After lunch, I decided to go and get my hair cut.  I've needed to get it cut forever now.  It's so much shorter and easier to manage.  I got a reversed bob which is my favorite.  The only thing is, the front is a bit shorter than I wanted it to be.  I am not too upset because it will grow out, but I wish she hadn't cut it so short.  The back is perfect though.  I wanted it really short.  When I got there and I told her what I wanted, I said, "I want a reversed bob, but I don't want the  'can I speak to your manager' haircut. LOL!  

I downloaded and installed Mojave on the MacBook Pro tonight.  So far I don't see a lot of difference, but I haven't really gone into it yet.  I'll play around with it later.  I hope it doesn't slow down the MBP since it is an old one.  So far, it doesn't see to be slowing it down, so that is great. I just need to play with it.  I checked out a few of my programs and they run fine on it.  I'll go check it out as soon as I do my French lesson for today.


Saturday slump.

I didn't walk today.  I took a rare day off and it was actually pretty nice.  I laid in bed until almost 4! LOL!  I didn't really sleep, I just relaxed and enjoyed being in my warm bed.  I was up later than usual last night because I started a new true crime book and I got involved in it and didn't want to put it down.  

I went down in the basement again today.  The water went down some more, but I wasn't able to get the pilot lit.  I did get my clothes wet, my hair wet, and hurt my knee. Boo!  Hopefully I'll be able to go down tomorrow and get the pilot light lit.  Who knows?  I might give it an extra day and try again Monday.  I really want my hot water back.  I guess I'll be washing my hair in cold water again.  Brr!

I've been playing Fallout Shelter again.  I moved it to my phone.  My tablet is so old that it's hard to play it on there.  It loads too slowly and the game play is laggy.  It is much faster on my phone.  The only issue is the screen is a lot smaller! lol . Oh well.  It's fun.  I had forgotten how much fun it is.

 


Chilly Willy!

So, it was cooler here today.  I actually wore my jacket at the beginning of my walk.  I didn't have to keep it on very long though.  I got in a good walk and came home.  It was cool in my house.  I'm considering taking the air conditioner out of the window, but I'm a bit afraid to.  It could get hot again.  Our weather is so weird.  I'll probably just keep it in a little longer although I really want to just take it out!  It's dark here now, so I wouldn't do it tonight.  It would be hard to see and I don't want to trap any spiders or anything in there when I shut it up for the season.

I went under my house today and looked to see if the water had gone down. It went down a lot, but it's still too deep for me to light the pilot light on my water heater.  Hopefully by Sunday I can do it.  I went down in flip flops since I knew I'd be in standing water. It came up above my ankles and it was COLD. Brrrr!  I came in, rinsed off my feet, dried them, and put on fuzzy socks. :p

I  checked my email and saw that I had a few pen pal letters at the post office, so I thought I'd run down there and check my box.  It was pretty full.   I had three pen pal letters, a catalog, a bank statement, and some advertisements.  Afterwards, I ran by Starbucks and went through the drive thru and got a latte.  I got another Maple pecan latte.  I like them, but I still don't like them as much as my cascara latte. I should have gotten one of both.  It was bogof today.  I could have put the extra in one of my tumblers and it would have been okay for a few hours.  I know when I used to go and stay at Starbucks for hours, I would get a drink in one of my insulated tumblers and it was hot or at least nice and warm the whole time I was in there.  

Last week before the hurricane /tropical storm came through I had to run the air conditioning.  Tonight, I'm sitting here in a hoodie!  I like the cooler weather, but I don't care for cold weather.   Why can't it get cooler gradually instead of just getting cold all at once. Bleah!

 


Another new shirt!

Yes!  My Pop Pilates shirt came in today's mail.  It's pretty cool.  It didn't smell either.  Yay! lol It's so nice to get something in the mail that doesn't smell. :p . My NaNo shirt is in the washer at the moment.  I hate to wash a new shirt before wearing it, but the smell was too much for me!  Here is the Pop shirt:

 


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One more time!

This will be the third time I've tried make this post!  So, guess what came in today's mail?  Yes, my NaNoWriMo shirt! I love it.  I have tried twice to post a couple of pictures of it.  Since it's being a bitch, I'll just post one.  Here you go:

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And there you go! I love it so far.  It's so cool.  I have wanted to get a NaNo shirt since my first year.  This one has the cutest design.  I love it!


Meh

I walked today and it wasn't too bad.  It was warm, but it's no where near as bad as it was a few weeks ago.  I wish it would cool down a little more.  I came home and did some of my other stuff.  I also noticed it was getitng overcast.  It drizzled a bit.  I hope it doesn't rain a lot.  We certainly don't need anymore rain here!  Some people are still without power and there are still trees and lines down.  There was a mud slide the other day and it took out power to a bunch of people again.  I think they got that fixed.

I went down in my basement after my walk to see if I could get my water heater lit.  Nope.  The part that I would need to light is still under water!  I took a ruler down there and measured the step to see how deep it was the other day when I was down there.  12 inches!  Good grief!  It's still about 8 inches of water down there so I'll have to wait a few more days and try again.  I hate not having hot water.

Remember the Fossil satchel bag I got that I wanted to start carrying this fall?  Well, it stinks.  I mean reeks of perfume and I can't stand it. I don't like a lot of heavy scent.  I wrapped it in newspaper, stuffed it with newspaper and closed it up in a some plastic bags for over a week.  I took it out the other day and it still reeks.  It's bad.  I've been looking up ways to take the smell out. One solution was to put it in a closed container with dry coffee grounds.  That sounds like a good idea.  Especially if it smells like coffee. LOL . I just want it to smell like leather!  I'm going to find a sealable plastic bin big enough for it and put it in there with some coffee grounds and hope for the best.  I really want to carry this handbag, but at the moment, it's not a possibility!


Monday again?!

Well, when I got up today, I did not want to get out of bed.  When my Fitbit alarm went off, I didn't move.  I probably would have fallen back to sleep if I hadn't gotten a notification on my phone. I thought that was weird as I turn my phone off at night.  I forgot to do that last night. lol Sort of glad I did.  I was up longer last night than I should have because I made the mistake of opening Fallout Shelter and playing it.  It had been such a long time since I'd played and it was just as fun as I remembered it.  I don't know why I stopped playing.  I will probably put it on my phone since that will be faster.  I like the bigger screen of the tablet, but my tablet is old and slow.

Today it was quite warm again and I got a little hot on my walk.  Not too bd though.  I came home and relaxed for a bit before lunch.  I needed to mow the front lawn, so I did that after eating.  I hope I won't have to mow it again this season.  That would b nice.  My friend that takes me out to eat and helps me out a lot, needed a favor tonight.  He wanted to know if I could go to Lowe's and get a couple of florescent bulbs.  I went and got those and took them by his mom's house.  He stays at her house on Monday and Wednesday.  She is elderly and the he family can only get sitters part time so the other times he or his brother or other family members stay with her.  He was over there tonight and see needed a bulb so I went and got it.  I was thinking of getting something to eat while i was out, but my car was trying it's best to overheat so I came straight home!

Lowe's is very close to Starbucks but I didn't go! lol . I thought about it and then said, no, I've been the last two days in a row, I'll give it a rest.  I'm glad I didn't because the way my car was acting on the way to drop the bulbs off and on the way home, it would have probably been bad.  

I'm sitting here really wanting a snack, but I don't have anything to snack on. Wah!  LOL  Oh how I wish I had some candy bars or some McDonald's fries!


Sunday Starbucks. :p

It was dreary and overcast when I got up today.  It was supposed to rain when I would be walking, so I decided to skip.  We don't need any more rain for sure!  It was also pretty chilly!  I went to my friend's house. It was her birthday.  I went with her and her son to pick up food.  When we went back to her house, we walked over to her mom's and they had cupcakes. Yay!  I had a cupcake and it was delicious.  After that, my friend and I went to Starbucks.  She had a free birthday drink so she was going to get that.  I got a maple pecan latte. I had forgotten how good they were.  

After we got back, I came home and decided to get my walk in.  It was overcast, but it wasn't raining.  I got in my walk.  It was weird to go at a different time, but it was nice, too.  I was glad to get it in.  I think the weather is supposed to be okay tomorrow so I won't have to worry about rain.  

Speaking of rain, my basement is flooded.  I noticed when I washed dishes yesterday that the water in my sink didn't get hot.  I knew that meant that all the rain we had flooded the basement.  I decided to go down this evening right before dark to get it back on.  Nope! It was higher than I've ever seen it.  It was still higher than where the flame is, so there is no way I could have lit it.  I'll have to wait until it goes down. I've seen it several inches down there before, but this was a lot more than that.  There are cement steps going down into the basement.  The bottom step had water up to it's top.  

I always wash my hair on Sunday since it's bed linen day.  That way my hair and bed linen are both clean. :p . Unfortunately, I din't have any hot water for washing. I had to wash my hair in cold water. BRRR!  It wasn't as bad as it could be.  I got it done and was glad to have it done and over with.  Hopefully the water will go down in the basement quickly and I'll be able to get the pilot light lit. I'd like to take a hot bath!