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Weird things...

Okay, I'm really tired and I've been trying to doze off for several hours tonight. I can't go to bed this early as I will wake up waaay too early. I do want to get my blog post done and tell you something very weird that happened.

So, two years ago while my friend and I were at the beach, we came home and I noticed that the light I had in my backyard wasn't lit. It's a pole that my mom had the city put in a very long time ago to keep the backyard lit. I have a big backyard, so it was necessary.  In any case, it went out two years ago. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I could not get the city in to check it / replace the bulb. So for two years, I have just had the pole with no light and I've been paying for it.  (It's on my utility bill each month.) So, imagine my surprise tonight when I went through my house and saw a light in the yard. I thought to myself that it looked like the light from the pole. I knew it couldn't be that, it's been dark for two years! Well, I look and it IS the light. I have absolutely NO CLUE how it's now working after two years. There is no way a truck could have gotten in to change the bulb.  We did have a big wind storm here today, a bit of rain with a LOT of wind. I am not sure how this would make the light start working again, but it is working. At least it was when I went back to check on it. I went out and came back and told myself it would be out again and I'd only have the picture I took that it was on as proof. lol So weird!!!! So, my backyard light is working again. I just don't get it.

The only other thing I can think of, is maybe with the winds, the city came and worked on the street poles but there were power outages around the city, so I can't imagine them coming in this neighborhood since our power never went out. I guess it's going to have to remain a mystery for now.  I'm VERY glad to have it back. It's was so dark in my yard without it.

 


Tired!

I finally got my trip stuff put away. I also put away the laundry I washed last night from the trip. I'm sitting at my desk now typing this up before I forget and don't post later. lol I received a few items today from Amazon for my M1 MBP. I got a USB C mouse, a keyboard skin, and a SD card reader (USB c, of course.). I was upset when I opened the mouse as it had a regular USB A connector with an adapter. I didn't want to use an adapter, that was the whole point of buying a USB C mouse. THEN, I realized that this mouse actually works with the dongle OR as a Bluetooth mouse. YAY!!!!!  So, now both ports on my MBP are free! :D The SD reader works well, too.  I moved over the few pictures from my digital camera that I didn't do at the beach. The ones I did there, I just put them on the old MBP and I have Photos saved in iCloud so it moves across devices. I didn't want to have to do that every time I used my digital camera, so I got the little adapter. It works well. The skin is pretty and I'm saving it. I'm using the one now that matches the case I got, I'll use the blue one that came with the case I found at the beach next, and then I'll have this one for after those both wear out.  I like using them to protect my keyboard from crumbs, stains, or whatever.  

I was thinking about doing a post about my M1, but I think I'm going to wait a bit longer. I'm really tired and I need to write a good amount tonight to make up for being at the beach! I DID write every day while there, but some days it was just a few paragraphs. I want to get a good amount done today. I have written some, but I had to get going on getting my things put away. 

Sadly, tomorrow I need to mow the front lawn, but I'll worry about that then! Oh! Did I mention my mouse has holes in it and it lights up from the inside with different colors? It's pretty cool. Okay, enough for today. I need to get a few more things done (like writing!) and I want to relax.  I hope to be back to my normal self tomorrow.

Here is the mouse and the dongle and adapter in case you want to see them!

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Wednesday post (beach trip done)

I am home. We got back almost two hours ago, but as we drove into town, a storm hit. We drove a bit and then went to eat until it passed since we had to unload stuff.  I'm in my room with the air and the fan on me. lol, I've finally cooled down a bit. I have a load of clothes from the trip in the washer. I need to put away everything. I have my M1 set up on my desk. :). I will do a post about how I'm getting along with it. That will be soon.  As for now, enjoy a few last beach photos. I may do a trip recap soon, or I may not. LOL!

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I probably won't post again until tomorrow. I'm exhausted. I'm ready to get back into my normal routine.


Tuesday evening post

I'm relaxing in the room after walking to 17 earlier. I wanted to get a small walk in and I did. It almost killed me, but I did it. lol. I stopped at two stores, I ❤️ MB and Sugar Kingdom.  I got a keychain and a few decals in I ❤️ MB and some candy in Sugar Kingdom. I spent a good amount of balcony time earlier.  Trying to get in some since we are leaving tomorrow.  I'm tired and ready to get home to my own bed. I will share a few pictures. I may or may not post again until I'm home. We'll see.

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There are a few pictures from 17. :)


Monday evening post

Wowee am I tired. We went down to Pawley's Island to go to a fancy Goodwill there and to visit a Salvation Army. The SA closed early so we didn't get to go there. We did make it to the Goodwill. There it's called GW Boutique. 🙄 I found a grey Relic bag and a bracelet.  We ate while down there and I visited a Starbucks! :). I tried the pink drink. It was good, but I think I'll stick with my coffee. LOL. I mean, yes, I might get it again, but I prefer coffee drinks.  I also got a new tumbler with stars while in there. lol. 

We drove to the beach at Pawley's and found a parking area and got out and took some pictures. It's really pretty down there.  I am happy to have finally been on the beach at Pawleys, if even for a few minutes. :)

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There are a few pictures for you. :)


Sunday evening post

We were gone most of the day, so no afternoon post. We went to Conway to go to Goodwill there and one pawn shop.  We also went to Office Depot / Max while there and I got a USB C hub. I'm using it now and it works well.  We ate at a local place up there.  We came back via North Myrtle Beach and went to the Goodwill there.  We also went to two more while out and then came back here. I took a few pictures when out to share and a few a bit ago. It was just a few minutes ago until the internett kept messing up.  I'll try to upload them all again.

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Saturday evening post

Well, it rained some here today.  I was out on the balcony earlier and saw it coming. I loaded up and came back in.  It rained hard for a bit, so I did the right thing.  We stayed in until later and then went out to get dinner. We ate at Sonic and then went to the grocery store to get a few things that we needed for the room.  I'm now relaxing on my bed. I will share one late afternoon ocean picture and a couple of pictures of the pretty sky after the rains had gone. I took those as we were leaving the hotel for Sonic.

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Saturday afternoon post

I went out to 17 and just got back. dead lol

I got a shirt and some MB decals.  I then headed back. I only went in one beachwear store, Eagles.  The Bargain Beachwear is just too far for me at the moment. It was muggy out there. I'm just thankful it's overcast or I really would be dead. :p. I took a few interesting pictures to share:

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These are two different areas like this.  I thought they were pretty cool.


Friday evening post

Again, we were out this afternoon.  We went to the Amazon locker to pick up the case I ordered for my M1 MBP.  It's so pretty. I'm in absolute love with it!  We also went to three of the Goodwills we've already visited and he visited a few pawn shops. We ate at Victoria's while out. I had yummy breakfast food!  My thrifting was a bit unfulfilling. All I found was a mug. It's a cute one. It's Snoopy and it has a jack o lantern on it. So, two loves in one. :). The sky was pretty ominous tonight after we got back. It rained off and on a lot of the day.  Here are some pictures:

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It looked a lot darker and more ominous in person. :p. Here is the laptop case and the matching keyboard skin:

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It looks so nice on there!