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June 2020


So, my friend got off work early today. He hadn't heard back from the dealer but decided to go anyway. We drive all the way up there and the lot is EMPTY.  The dealer is gone.  No cars, just an empty lot.  WTF?  So we call the number and it's out of service. D'oh!  There is a lot next door, so we go and look at their cars.  The guy comes out and my friend tells him that we had been looking for the lot next door and the guy says they moved.

He gives us the new address and we head there.  Nope, that isn't the place. We go back and they say that it was the correct address but the car we were looking for was not there and we still don't think that was the correct place.  He said they moved and re-branded.  I think he was full of it! We did get to visit a few Goodwill stores, so the trip wasn't totally wasted.

I found a Fossil bag and a cool Gumby mug in the Goodwill store in Roanoke.  All in all it was a frustrating day.  We drove all that way for nothing.  Oh well, the search continues.  I didn't sleep well at all last night. It was extremely late / early morning when I finally got to sleep and I woke up before my alarm at 10:30, so I'm super tired.  I hope to sleep well tonight.  

Wish me luck!

My friend found a car for me out of town and he has made an offer on it and if they accept, we are going to go there tomorrow so I can test drive it! It's a 2009 so it will be four years newer than my car.  I am so hoping this will be my car.  Of course, I'll give details tomorrow. I don't want to jinx anything!

I've been looking at a certain make and model of car.  I'd been looking at some 2007s, but he found this 2009 one and it has great specs.  I'm so hoping I can get it. It will be awesome to have a reliable car.  This is coming from a dealership, so hopefully, I'll have support!

Sunday and an apology

Sorry for not p0sting yesterday.  I meant to and then it got late and I never did. My friend and I rode to a few places to look at cars and we were able to go to the Goodwill in Martinsville.  We haven't been in there since before COVID, so that was nice.  I found a Dunkin Donuts mug.  As you know, I'm a Starbucks girl to the core, but this was a nice mug.  It was from 2013 and it still had the sticker on the bottom!  It is in excellent/new condition and it was a whole twenty cents!  I also found a Keurig metal rack that fits washi! Of course I have containers for my washi, so I'll eventually use this for something else.

I went out to replace some of my Munzees today that needed maintenance.  I replaced two, I archived three (these are in hard to get to locations and I figured it wouldn't be any need to replace them. I only have on more I need to replace now.  It's at a picnic shelter in Dan Daniel's park. I went there today but there were people at the shelter, so I didn't bother them.  I drove to Angler's park and replaced that one.  That was the one that was the furthest away and I figured it would be a while before I got to it.  Nope, it was fixed today!  The other one was never the River on the other side and I replaced that one too and deployed a new one nearby.

I also got one virtual Munzee at another park in the city.  I hadn't been to that park in a long time.  It has changed quite a bit. I didn't get out there, I just captured it in the car. :p. 

I took some pictures down where I fixed one of my Munzees. It is near a dock where a bridge used to stand.  I loved that bridge and still miss it!   They have a plaque and an arch near the street and you can walk down to the dock.  





This last one is from the path near the dock. You can see the arch in the picture at the top of the steps.  (there are two sets of steps)



So, it is Friday again.  I didn't sleep well again last night so I am hoping to sleep well tonight.  It is that time of year when I have trouble sleeping.  I don't know what it is about this time of year but it happens just about every year!

I was going to order a zipper envelope pouch for my little TN but i knew I had one in my passport TN.  I figured it wouldn't be big enough but would do it until I could order the right size. It is perfect!  It has four credit card slots on one side and the 'zipper' pouch on the other.  I was able to sort and organize my Munzees even better in this.  I can still use the other guy too if needed.  I looked everywhere for that little TN yesterday and was trying my best to figure out where I put it.  I had a thought about one place I hadn't looked and there it was. Yay!  Now I don't have to order anything else.  I'm a happy camper.

As I was looking through the Munzee site, I noticed that on the 'needs maintenance' Munzees it has an option to 'print'.  I can reprint the actual Munzee so I can replace the damaged ones. Yay!  Since it would only show one at a time, I saved them as picture files and dragged them into a word file and printed them all at the same time.  I typed which was which under them so when I cut each one out, I wrote which was which on the back of it.  That way I'll be replacing the right ones at the right place. Awesome!  I have learned a lot from those early Munzees I deployed so these should hold up better.  I still prefer the ones I got from the Munzee store, but these will do for replacements. :)

My friend and I went to look at houses and cars.  He is hoping to upgrade his car and house.  He is also going to help me get into a 'new' car.  Not brand new, but newer than my car.  It will be nice to have a dependable car.  If the air works, I will be SOOOOOO happy! lol. It would be great to drive a car that doesn't overheat, always goes into gear, and has air! Whoo hoo! 



Munzee and more!

I received a new traveler's notebook in the mail today. :P. This one is bigger than a passport size.  It will hold small Moleskine cahiers and Field Note notebooks.  I made mine into a Munzee kit!  I can use it as that and if I want to change it up, carry it as a smaller tn in the future! I like the way I set it up.  I want to get another pocket type insert.  The one I'm using cam in another thing I got and I saved it. It fits perfectly in this little TN and I can store Munzees in there.  All the extras I have in an old Altoid tin.  I can add more to the TN as needed.  Neat, yes?

Of course, I had to give it a test run!  First I drove to a place where there was a virtual Munzee and captured it, then I rode to Ballou park and drove around trying to decide where to deploy a couple of Munzees.  I have deployed several in the park.  You can deploy one within 50 feet of someone else's and at least 150 feet from your own. (Or the other way around, I forget! LOL!) Anyway!  I was able to deploy two and that was fun.  I took pictures of the TN while there since I was outside is beautiful natural light.  Here are the pictures:


This is the TN itself.  I put it in the bag my Foxy came in to carry it in my purse.  It's such a cute size!


The inside.  I have a Moleskine Evernote notebook in there.  I am using it to keep track k of the Munzees as I deploy them to keep a record. (I also have a tracker in my bujo)


The little plastic guy that I'm using for now to hold my Munzees.  I used washi tape to secure everything since it's easy to remove and re-stick.  The blue post it has a list of ones that I need to repair that I've deployed in the past.

I think this will be a neat system and I can easily toss this TN in another bag if I go out without my  purse.  I think I'm going to love it.  I found this TN on Amazon for a very good price. It comes in brown, black, and dark brown (what I have).  Very nice quality. It came with one notebook and an extra band. Highly recommended!


I didn't get to sleep until after 4am last night and I have felt it all day.  I did get a lot done though.  I mowed the front lawn and I washed a ton of dishes.  I also made myself some delicious hash brown casserole.  I felt it would be a good present to myself. :p

I am currently reading a trilogy of post-apocalyptic books.  I finished book two last night and hope to start book three tonight.  It's really good.  It's not a zombie one for once. It's about a virus that kills off lost of people.  It's pretty damn good and I'm anxious to see how the third book goes.  The main characters are interesting.  I've enjoyed reading their story so far.



How do you like that title? lol  I was in my kitchen today about to fix lunch when my friend asked if I wanted chicken.  I replied that I always wanted chicken. :P

He brought over some KFC for us to split.  I still have some leftovers for tomorrow's lunch or dinner so that was good.  He got extra crispy and I'm an original recipe girl but I can deal! lol. 

Wow, this post is so exciting, isn't it?  I am going to close now and try to have a better post tomorrow. See you then!


I was just about to forget to post here.  I meant to do it earlier and we all know how that goes!  I had to do a bit of calling and driving, but I was able to get my prescription today.  It was ordered last week and my pharmacy didn't get any.  Today they said another store in the chain had it so I went there.  Well, they look and don't see it. I'm freaking (internally not their fault!) and he is trying to figure out something and he looks once more and he says, "The computer says we have it?!"  So he goes and looks again and found it. YAY! It had slipped behind or under something. I can't remember which he said.  I was just relieved to get it! It was hot out there, so I just clutched my pills and went home happy! Lol

My friend took me to eat again tonight and we went and looked at houses for him.  He is finding some he likes but they are waaay out of his price range.  I am hoping he finds the perfect thing for him at the right price. His current house isn't bad, it is just on a crowded street and it's just not ideal.  


I see a lot of wildlife in my yard.  I had to run to the grocery store today and when I came back, I saw two bunnies sitting in the yard.  I carried my things in and got my camera that has the zoom on it.  I took a picture of the cute little buns!  I also saw a Fawn in the yard.  I took a picture of him.  They are so cute!



Aren't these three cuties?  I love that different animals come in and out of my yard.  I have a resident groundhog, too! lol

Springmail Pier

Remember when I was at the beach and I said I'd do a post with the progress on the Springmaid pier that was damaged in a hurricane several years back?  Well, here that finally is! :P



I wish I had a view of it from the same distance, but I think you can see they've made a lot of progress on the rebuild.  Sorry, it took me so long to post.  I found some old sd cards tonight and I was looking on them and it made me think about it.