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It came!

My charger finally came! Whee!  I have charged the DS and I'll play with it a little later.  I have been doing other stuff that needed my attention first.  I am hoping to find a few games for the DS on the next thrifting trip.  My friend texted about possibly going tomorrow, so that will be great. I'll try to find a game or two. At this point, if I can find any game for a few bucks, I might get it just to keep the slot from getting dusty. :p

The styluses are still in Raleigh with no update on them. Phooey!  I don't know what is up with that.  My hard drive is finally on its way.  It was saying, 'shipping label printed, not received by UPS' but now it's on its way. I'm happy! I am glad they were able to get my stuff, too!  I will be able to figure out everything and give the borrowed drive back to my friend.

I only wrote a little tonight. I might go back and write some more.  It has just been an off day.  I have a part coming up that is going to be fun to write, I'm looking forward to that and not wanting to do the pages in between! :p I found an Adventure Time game on eBay for the DS the other day. I put it in my watch list. I might get it as it's not expensive.  I love Adventure Time, so it would be nice to have an AT game. I also want a Mario game or two. I'm an old-school Mario girl from way back.  Well, I prefer Luigi, but there you go! :p

 


And I did it again.....

This time I knew I was going to do it, though!  Last night it was getting late and I had to put the linens back on the bed, so I skipped posting here. Sorry about that.  I got all my usual Sunday things done yesterday and also went to the grocery store.  I started the month off right today by going to Starbucks! I got a peppermint white mocha and it was delicious! It was extra delicious today, actually.  Yum!  I didn't go anywhere else while I was out. I just went to Starbucks and then came home.

I wrote a lot yesterday (3813 words!) and I'm already a bit past 2500 for today.  I am going to try to add a little more to what I wrote today but I'm pretty happy with what I wrote.  I might go through and edit the last two days. It was two good writing sessions for those almost 7500 words!  If I wrote like this during NaNoWriMo I could do two books! I was on a roll yesterday. I had a big thing happen and it turned out well. I will go back and make sure I don't need to edit anything.  Today's writing was good too. I am going to see if I can't get a few more words as I mentioned.

My DS charger finally updated on the tracking.  It's been over a week since it updated at all!  It now says it is in Roanoke. This is usually the last stop before it gets to Danville. Normally, I would say with it being in Roanoke today, I will get my charger tomorrow, but with the way things are, I am scared to say it! The set of styluses that I got has been sitting in Raleigh NC since Wednesday of last week. Raleigh is only about 2 hours from my house. I know the USPS is slow lately, but come on!  Sheesh!  Anyway, I hope to get the charger and the I'll get to really play with it. I still haven't ordered a game.  I should have done that already. It will be April before I get one at this rate. :p

 


Thrifting for me, thrifting for you. I'll have a thrift, you have one toooooooo!

I bet you know what I did today! LOL!  I found two amazing finds.  We went to Reidsville and at the Salvation Army store, I found a few little things but my friend walked over and showed me a little thermal printer.  It was brand new in the box. It makes little pictures on thermal paper. You can also buy sticker paper for it. It's nifty!  It was $3!  It retails for $37. on Amazon. Whee!  After Reidsville, we went to Mayodan NC to try a new Goodwill we haven't been to before. I found a candle and a box of cards there.  The next great deal was in Martinsville.  We went there after Mayodan and I found a single cup coffee maker new in box for $4.00!!  I found it online for $69.  It takes K-cups or you can use the reusable filter that comes with it. It's so cute!  My friend even suggested it would be good for me to carry to the beach in case there were no coffee makers. Neat!

I've played with the little printer and it's fun! It has settings in the app where you can create a little to-do list and print it out.  It's so nifty! I love finds like that. The other things I got were a three-wick candle, (it smells sooooooo good), a Christmas light tester, a mug, an old Yahtzee game, a pack of vintage cups, a kindle cover (sadly it's too big!), and a snowman doorstopper.  It was a pretty good trip.  The coffee maker and the little printer being phenomenal deals!   

Here is the little printer:

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I love it and I put a set of printer rolls on my wish list at Amazon. :p The prints I've done so far are very cute. It's definitely going to be used in journaling.  All I had to do was search for the app on Android, download it and pair it via Bluetooth to the printer and I was able to start using it asap!

Here is a sample of the print.  The first is a sample to-do list that I made and the second is an artistic rendering of a picture of a Starbucks cup I took some time ago.

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Pretty nifty, eh?  It was a great thrifting trip.
  


UGH!

I went to print something tonight and my printer wasn't working.  I went in to try and fix it and now it won't connect to my network. ~_~;;;;;  I have done troubleshooting and nothing. I CAN print if I have the printer connected via USB but that defeats the purpose of a wireless printer. I will mess with it again tomorrow. I've spent far too much time on it tonight when I had other things I wanted to be doing!  Let's hope I can clear it up.  It is so frustrating when stuff like this happens.

I didn't do a lot today since I'm still under the weather.  I did go to the car wash and then to the gas station to fill up Goontz!  I went by Starbucks while I was out ad had a Blonde honey almond milk flat white! lol That is fun to order, let me tell you! :P I'm going to write for a bit and then relax.  I wrote earlier, so I just want to add more words. I'm going to try one more thing that was suggested and that was to re-start my router. I wanted to post this before I did that!  Wish me luck!

 

SPOILER: IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P


Nice and warm!

It was in the sixties today and it was nice.  My friend and I went to the trail to take a walk.  I didn't really want to go as I'm a bit under the weather, but I went.  It was nice down there.  We got to see the two bridges they have finally repaired and put back.  We walked a total of 3 miles. This, back in the day, would be nothing, but since neither of us has walked in a while, it was rough.  It didn't help that I'm sick.  The scenery was pretty as always and I got to love on a cute little puppy! <3 

I am going to try to crash a little early tonight and hopefully knock out whatever this is that I have.  I've been so careful.  I haven't been sick in over a year so this really sucks.  My DS charger is supposed to come tomorrow so I can play with it a little more. I haven't done anything with it since I got it since the battery was low.  I hope to be able to get some games for it. I'll keep my eyes out when we thrift shop.  We see them sometimes but I've never really looked into them since I didn't have a DS.  

As for now, I think I'm going to share a few pictures I took along the trail and then close the MBP for the evening and relax.  Hopefully, I can go to bed early.  I could use the extra sleep!

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Guess what?

Did you guess thrifting? Did you? Well, if you did, you are correct!  My friend texted today and wanted to do our entire thrifting trip but backward. Instead of starting in Reidsville and ending in Martinsville, we'd do the opposite and we did!  I found a Nintendo DS Lite in the Goodwill with an old GBA game in it for $3!  It works, too!  I was surprised, but I'm glad I found it.  I had to buy a charger and stylus but they were less than $9 shipped. (I ordered them online)  That is pretty cool!  The bottom screen is a bit scratched up. I might replace it if I actually use it.  I will be looking for cheap games at Goodwill.  I looked online and it was insane with the prices. Yikes!  The game that came with it is a combo cartridge. It has Life, PayDay, and Yahtzee! Cool!  It takes the old GameBoy Advance games too.  That is what was in it.  I think it's a good buy for $3! 

I found a lot of other things, too. I was able to get the little saucers or dessert plates that match my dinner plates. The matching bowls were gone. D'oh!  I got a wallet, a purse, a jack o lantern, a mini coffee cup, two pairs of shorts, a Pokemon mug (Gengar) and I think that is all?  It was a pretty good haul.  Keep in mind I got all the stuff at two stores. The Goodwill in Martinsville and the Goodwill in Reidsville.  I'm very pleased with the DS as I always wanted one.  I even have a pouch for one! I got it some time ago just because it was a cool pouch. I used it for something recently so I have to figure where I put it.

We ate at Carmela's again.  I got the fettuccine alfredo again, too. It's so good. Want to see it?  Look at this..... goodness, now I'm hungry again! :p

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The dish in the background is lasagna.  We both liked our food.  It was a good trip with an excellent meal to end it out!  My friend ordered a couple of power pack thingees.  They came while we were gone and he ran by for us to get them. (He got me one)  It's charging now. It's pretty cool.  It has ports for a regular outlet plug, USB, etc. It has a flashlight too.  The jump box only has a USB port for charging so this will definitely come in handy in case of a power outage!

 


I have power!

The storm wasn't as bad as they were predicting. I never lost power this time either!  My friends went out for a few hours this morning, but mine didn't.  Figures, the one time I prepared for it and it doesn't happen. Oh well, I'm going to put the Sterno stoves and the generic stereo in my heavy-duty Dew / Oakley backpack and make a bug-out bag with it. I had thought about doing this some time ago.  It will be good for a BOB or just an emergency kit for at-home during outages. 

I didn't do much today, I stayed in.  I was tired most of the day so that had a lot to do with nothing much getting done! I did write though, so that is good.  After I post this, I'm going to get in my sleep clothes and get comfy and relax and re-read what I wrote.  I did a lot of work on yesterday's writing. I added stuff to it to make it flow better. I also wrote another 1100 words in addition to the edits.  It's coming along great.  I only ate half of my pizza today, so I'll have the rest of that for tomorrow. It was pretty tasty!  Of course, it's pepperoni pizza so it pretty much has to be tasty! ;p


Yet another....

You won't believe this but guess what we did tonight?  We went back to Reidsville! No, seriously!  We went and ate at Carmela's. I got the fettuccine alfredo and it was sooooo good.  They had a special on pizzas so he bought us both one to go!  Why? Well, we are under a bad winter storm warning.  Lots of ice is expected. The last storm over the weekend caused many people to be without power here in the city.  Luckily, we both got through that with no outages, but we are probably going to have them this time.  I have put supplies in my room and I'm ready!  I have everything I need except a can opener. LOL! I forgot to add that to my stash. I figured it would be warmer to just stay in here and put a towel under the door and try to keep warm in here.  (If there is no power)  I brought supplies and stuff and I'm about to charge up my jump box so it will be fully charged to charge my phone and my MacBook Pro!  I have candles set aside, snacks, Sterno, and everything I need.  I remembered something after I posted last night.  I don't need a lot of ice cubes, I have a bunch of those ice 'bricks' I  can put them in a cooler and keep things cool is need be!  I wish I had been able to go out and hunt down one of my hard-sided coolers, but I never got around to it.  I think I'm prepared.

As for thrifting, we did! We got a late start, so no Salvation Army store, but we did hit Goodwill and I got some great stuff! I found a Starbucks tumbler (cold cup 16oz) and it still has the straw!  I found two Cricut items, one is a package of cutting pads/mats.  I can use those in regular crafting.  They also had a Cricut accessories kit.  It had a lot of items AND a paper cutter.  My old paper cutter's blade needs replacing and the blade for it coats more than this entire set!  This Cricut accessory set retails for $50! I got it for $2.99. SCORE!  I mainly wanted it for the cutter, but I would like to get a Cricut one day, so the rest will be kept safe in case I do!  I also found a wallet I liked and a laptop bag that is big enough for my MacBook Pro 15".  It's a Victorinox brand and it's sturdy! I was going to pass on it but it was only $1.99 and I couldn't beat that deal. It had the padded section for the laptop and it has an organizer section, too.  It's pretty nice.  It has been well used, but it's in great shape.  I love all the compartments.  Now I have a choice between it and my backpack laptop bag!  I just looked at it again and I keep finding compartments I didn't know it had! :p 

Oh! I forgot one more thing.  I found some Corelle dinner plates. I love these things as they are very difficult to break and I had wanted to buy a set of them or just some plates to add my set.  I am missing a few.  The individual plates are pretty expensive.  They had eight plates cellophaned together for $3.99! The pattern is very cute, too and I love them.  I love Corelle because they are sturdy, almost unbreakable, and they last FOREVER. It was a great thrifting trip! I will have an entire set of these and the other set of mine.  They had the matching saucers, too but I didn't get them.  If they still have the when we get back, I'll get those too.  I was not leaving without those plates!  I love thrifting!

After we left Goodwill, we ran by Pete's so my friend could get ice cream.  I had noticed last night that the menu said coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino.  Well, I got a cappuccino and it was delicious! :p After that, we headed back here.  I finished getting my supplies together and now I'm writing this.  I need to do my French lesson and I want to write a little more.  I may not as it's so late. I wrote a little over 1300 words, so that isn't too bad!  Even if I don't have power tomorrow, hopefully, I'll still have data on my phone so I'll try to post.  That year that the hurricane came through and I was out of power for over 24 hours, my data went screwy too! Boo on that! 

Here are the pictures of the cup, bag, and plates. 

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I'm glad we went, we might not get to go again for awhile!


Another thrift trip! :p

My friend texted me today and said he wanted to go to Pete's in Reidsville, so we did.  I found some vintage Hallmark boxed cards at the Salvation Army store.  We made it in time to go this time! :)  At Goodwill, I got a sleep mask, a small Starbucks tumbler, and a cute pink desk lamp.  The lamp is very cute and it's very bright!  I  love it.  It's a nice size too.  It takes up less space on my desk than my old desk lamp.  Look at how cute it is:

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It has a USB port on the side, too!  I like all of my finds.  The sun actually came out today. After days of rain and ice and just general yuck, that was nice! Of course, we are supposed to have more winter weather this week.  I am going to put together a kit tomorrow in case I lose power.  I have some Sterno on the way, I have my Sterno 'stoves' out and ready.  I am going to put together that with candles, various foods that don't need to be cooked, extra blankets, etc.  I also have the jump box that has ports on it to charge things.  This way I can at least have my phone and laptop charged if need be. I also am making some ice cubes to fill a cooler. I probably won't have enough to fill a cooler by the time I need it, but I'll have some ice, so I'll be good. I would go to the store tomorrow and get a few more things but I heard that the stores here insane today from two different people.  I have enough! lol

 


Thrifting and an apology

I meant to write in here last night and it wasn't until right after midnight that I remembered I hadn't done it.  Oops!  The whole day was weird yesterday. First I thought it was Wednesday. I had to look at my phone to confirm that it was, in fact, Tuesday!  Then, later, I thought it was the weekend. I really need to start getting more sleep! Ah!  

My friend texted me today and mentioned going to Reidsville to eat at Pete's.  We went later than usual, so we only got to go to the Goodwill and not the Salvation Army store.  I found several great things tonight.  I got a Starbucks VIA mixer tumbler, a metal jack o lantern sign thing, a pink over the door thing with hooks for hanging things, a little plastic storage container, a nice pencil bag (new with tags!), and an ice towel. I was new too.  Oh, I also got a clock radio.  It's a GE brand and it's in pretty nice condition, with only a few scratches.  It works well and that is the important thing.  The display is green like my bedside radio.  It also picks up my favorite Classical music station and it sounds great. Very nice!  

My friend found another GPS! This one was cheaper than the one he gave me and it's newer! He was pleased because all of his are older ones.  This was a nice find for him.  I am still hoping to be able to do an update on mine.  I'll try again later.  Since we took my car this time and the last time we went to Reidsville, he topped off my gas tank for me when we got back in town.  That was nice. 

My replacement hard drive is being shipped soon!  I hope to get it so I can backup stuff again. I'd like to be able to give my friend his drive back.  They haven't started to try to recover my old drive yet. They could take a while. I'm happy they are sending the replacement in the meantime!