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I got on a writing roll today and wrote 3550 words!  I was type, type, typing! :p I did my usual Sunday stuff, washed my hair, my bed linen, took out the trash, and put away the laundry I washed yesterday.  So, a bit of aftermath from the beach. On the way home on Wednesday, we stopped in Reidsville on our way back to go to the Goodwill.  I had not found a single Fossil handbag on the entire beach trip. Guess what I found at the Goodwill in Reidsville? Yes, a Fossil bag! lol, I love it. It's fabric and I am using it at the moment.  It's more of a summer bag. the yellow Sak bag will be back again later this year, for now, I'm using this.  I will take some pictures soon. I want to do a post-beach picture post.

Friday of this week, we went on our little thrift trip. I didn't get a lot, but I did find Fossil-branded canvas jewelry/pen roll-up.  You know I love Fossil stuff. I am not sure what I'll use it for yet. We also went on a thrift trip last week after the beach trip and I found a very cool item. It's a Brother P-touch label maker that works!  I bought some batteries to test it out and it works. I can get replacement tapes pretty cheaply so I'm very happy. I paid a whole $4.00! YAY! I love bargains like that. OH! At the same Goodwill this weekend that I found the Fossil roll up thing, I found a brand new Anker USB C to USB C cable for $1.00! It works well and it's the braided fabric kind. It's 6ft long and I love it.  I love finding bargains.

Now, for the other thing.  Yesterday I heard from my sister, nothing bad, just every time she calls I get so nervous it's bad news about the house i live in. My stomach is in knots when I hear from her. I certainly miss the days of being glad to hear from her! Anyway, I have been dying to get a newer iPad Mini as my iPad Mini 3 only has iOS 12.  It's getting slower too.  I have tried everything I could think of to get credit to get one.  Well, after talking with her, i thought of something and tried it thinking it wouldn't work. It did! I  was able to get one on the spot. BUT I knew I would have to wait for it to come. It had, 'set up your account online now' thing. So I did and got the card number and info.  I go look at the local Target and of course they have none in stock.  The Best Buy in Lynchburg VA has the one I want.  I go on there and put it in my cart thinking the car won't go through, I'll need to wait until I get the physical card. Nope, it worked and I had purchased it! @_@  I was ecstatic but also a bit concerned as I'll have to pay it each month.  

I had to drive to Lynchburg to get it. I got dressed and jumped in Goontz and left.  I got up there and it was ready so I went to the curbside pickup, got it and then pulled to the side to look to make sure it was the right one. It was and I was very happy but a bit angry at myself for buying it when I couldn't afford it.  I had seen a McDonald's and a Bojangles right outside of the city on the way up so I headed back there and got Bojangles and ate it before heading home.  I got home and backed up the old one and put all the things from it on the new one. I love it and i know I'm going to enjoy using it for years. I'm still sick on my stomach for spending so much, but I made a promise to myself to pay more than the minimum each month and not put anything else on it.

I did put one more thing on there though. After I got back to town, I went to Target's site to see if they had any First-gen Apple Pencils. I have wanted one forever.  They had one so I took the plunge and got it. I LOVE it. It's better than any of the ones I've bought in the past. Works fast and very responsive. I'm in total love.  Now, I plan to try and pay all this back as quickly as possible. I also plan to look into shipping costs and try to sell some of the Fossil bags that I've bought that I won't carry. I bought several because they were Fossil, not because I particularly liked them. I hope to sell some and make some money to put towards this bill!

Speaking of Fossil bags, I found a small yellow leather one in the Salvation Army store Friday. It's so soft and one I actually would use!  I have so many that I am hoping I can sell some and make enough each month to just pay the bill on this and have it paid off soon.  I know I can do it if I put my mind to it! 

Best Buy offered six months of Apple News for free and six months of Apple Music for free for buying it. Apple has a promotion for a year of Apple TV+! Cool beans. That made me feel a bit better about spending so much.  I already signed up for Apple TV+ and watched an episode of the Peanuts show on there! :) I hope to enjoy my free Apple TV for the year.  I will probably use the other two trials too.  I love freebies with purchases. Too bad I couldn't get two years of Apple TV. One for the iPad and one for the pencil! :p Oh well, I'm not greedy. I'm happy with what they gave me.

Wow, I think I made up for not posting in a while!  I hope to do some picture posts soon.  I'd like to share the Fossil bag and some more beach photos. OH! Some time back I picked up a case for my old iPad Mini and it didn't fit, it is for the one I just got. So, I even have a case for it without having to order one. Yay!


Tuesday Evening Post

Sorry for no afternoon post.  We ate and then went out for a bit.  I took a few pictures of the sky and beach before it got dark to share. This is probably my last post until tomorrow evening.  If I don't post then, I'll try to post on Thursday with a Google photo gallery of all the pictures I took. We'll see how that goes. For now, enjoy the ones I'm sharing. I still need to get my nightly beach walk. I am mostly packed so I won't have so much to do in the morning.  I'm ready to stay here forever and I'm ready to be home. I miss my Goontz!

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Monday Evening Post

Well, I did it, I got P.F. Changs! It cost way too much but it was delicious!  I ordered it via UberEats and it was here way before the estimate.  That is awesome.  Here is a bad picture:

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I ate that and I have spent a LOT of balcony time today.  I've been out there for hours.  My friend ordered us food from DoorDash a bit ago. It was from a place called Hwy 55 and it was pretty damn tasty! He got a huge burger and I got a Philly steak sammich. Yummy!  I ate on the balcony because it's just so nice out there.  We haven't gone out at all today. I went up one floor to get a Coke.  I have Dew but I wanted Coke with my lo mein.  We may or may not go out later, if so, I have two things to mail. I googled to see if there was a dropbox near here, but there aren't. BOO! When we stayed at the Northern end of Myrtle, there was a box at the shopping center on 17 not far from the hotel.

If we don't get out tonight, we definitely will tomorrow, so either way, it will get mailed.  I'm going to take my nightly beach walk at some point. I am not sure when. It's not really dark here yet but it's getting there fast. Here are a few pictures to share for this evening.

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Until the next post, enjoy!


Monday Evening Post

Well, I did it, I got P.F. Changs! It cost way too much but it was delicious!  I ordered it via UberEats and it was here way before the estimate.  That is awesome.  Here is a bad picture:

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I ate that and I have spent a LOT of balcony time today.  I've been out there for hours.  My friend ordered us food from DoorDash a bit ago. It was from a place called Hwy 55 and it was pretty damn tasty! He got a huge burger and I got a Philly steak sammich. Yummy!  I ate on the balcony because it's just so nice out there.  We haven't gone out at all today. I went up one floor to get a Coke.  I have Dew but I wanted Coke with my lo mein.  We may or may not go out later, if so, I have two things to mail. I googled to see if there was a dropbox near here, but there aren't. BOO! When we stayed at the Northern end of Myrtle, there was a box at the shopping center on 17 not far from the hotel.

If we don't get out tonight, we definitely will tomorrow, so either way, it will get mailed.  I'm going to take my nightly beach walk at some point. I am not sure when. It's not really dark here yet but it's getting there fast. Here are a few pictures to share for this evening.

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Until the next post, enjoy!


Monday Afternoon post

Ahhhhhh just took a shower and washed my hair and do I feel good. Whoo-hoo! lol  I am seriously considering getting P.F. Changs via UberEats.  We don't have them at home and I love them so much. It's so tempting!  I might do it. I'll let you know if I do. :P  I spent some nice balcony time before coming in to wash my hair. That way it will have all day to dry.  It takes forever with it as long as it is.  As soon as I'm vaccinated, I'm getting a much-needed haircut! It's so long and gross. :(

Here are some pictures I took on the balcony this afternoon. As you can see, it's pretty out today:

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Monday Morning post

I was awoken about 5:40 to an alarm going off. It was the fire alarm on this floor.  I got up and looked out and all was clear.  I then opened the door to make sure and the alarms finally went off.  UGH. I did go out and get some pictures of the beach and ocean though to share.  It was so pretty.  

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I was able to get back to sleep after a while but I'm so tired. Not sure what we are doing today. I'm happy to just hang out here and relax.  


Sunday evening post

So, we went out and were going to eat at Red Robin, but there was a wait because of low staffing.  Cracker Barrel is right across the lot, so we went there, still a wait but a shorter one and plenty of staff.  We looked in the gift shop while waiting and I found something to buy! :D  This is Stumpers:

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Look at the wittle Corgo! <3 We went to a Goodwill and my friend went to a Pawnshop.  We also got Krispy Kreme donuts. YUM!!!!  I took a nice beach walk and now I'm back in the room trying to cool off. I'm roasting. It's rather humid out. I only planned to walk to the water and back, but I ended up walking down to the hotel we have stayed at before and came back.  I took a picture of a cute little Palm tree to share too!

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This was in between the Krispy Kreme and the Cook out.  Baby Palm! :)


Saturday early evening post

My friend order IHOP for us and we went to get it. We ate and then I spent some balcony time and then he sat to relax a bit. While he did that, I changed and walked to 17. I only went to two beachwear stores and then came back.  Since I haven't been walking lately and it's really hot here, I figured a small walk would be okay and it was.  I got a keychain and a can koozie in one store. A bracelet and some decals in another. I'm sending one of the decals to my favorite pen pal! :)

I took a few pictures while I was out in case you wanted to see something other than the beach! :p Enjoy the randomness:

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From top to bottom, a look back to 17 from the road I was on, I forgot the name, sorry. The next is a view ahead on that same road.  The third is a giant concrete seashell that is at a hotel on Ocean Boulevard.  The fourth picture is a pretty flower I stopped to take a photo of and look up in Google Lens. it's a West Indian Lantana.  I thought it was pretty so I stopped and checked it out. :)  Now I am going to relax a bit, probably eat a little something sit's been quite a while since we at IHOP, and relax. 


Saturday Morning post

I have beeen out on the balcony and it's nice. Since it's a bit overcast today, it's not as hot out there as it would be. I came in to post this. I have been doing some posts from the balcony, but it seems to lag when I try to upload pictures so I came inside. Plus, I'm going to be heating up some leftover pizza soon! :p I just did and I'm going to eat it as soon as I get these pictures in this post.

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