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Rain, rain, and more rain!

It's been raining here all day.  We are getting the remnants of Sally.  I think it's supposed to be gone tomorrow.  I hope so as I want to go to the grocery store but I don't want to do that in the rain.  It is guaranteed to be pouring when I'm loading and unloading the car! 

I did run out today and get some gas.  My car was down to a bit under half a tank after coming back from the beach.  My friend said he'd fill it up when we got home, but he hasn't gotten around to it so I did it myself.  I like to keep it near full. It's so funny because, with my Cruiser, I'd run it until the gas light came on and fill it.  I don't like to get my fuel level below half with this car.  It's still running well and it hit the 93,000-mile mark as we were driving home from the beach.

I want to do a recap post of the trip.  I have a lot of goodies that I got to share.  At the Longs SC Goodwill, I saw a box that looked like a GPS.  My friend went over and brought it back along with a few other electronics.  They were in the scarfs!  There was a TomTom Ease, a Nike Fuelband, and a little digital camera.  My friend bought all three.  He had been meaning to give me one of his GPS devices so he just gave me this one. It's cute and small so it's perfect for my little car. :P. He also gave me the Nike Fuelband.  I was sad to learn they no longer support it through an app that can be synced with.  I think though that I have an old version of the app on my oldest iPod touch. 

I am working on a way to update the little TomTom.  The TomTom app won't work with my Mac for some reason.  I looked and it seemed other people have this issue, so hopefully, I will be able to do that soon.  I tried it out last night and it did find Starbucks, but it took me to the old location.  That it found the Starbucks at all made me hopeful!  Even if there is a small fee, I'd like to update to current maps and locations.  I just need to be able to run the app on my computer.  I no longer have any computer running Windows, so that is out. Oops! 


Saturday Evening post

We went out and ate at Denny's.  We were going to eat at Victoria's but they are closed on the weekend.  We forgot and went there first. D'oh!  Oh well, Denny's was delicious. Look at this chicken sammich!

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It was delicious!  We left there and went to a Starbucks we missed yesterday. We've been to it twice this trip already. lol. I found a few things.  After that, I got to go to a brand new Starbucks!  I've never been to this one before so that was cool! It's really nice inside, too.  I got another tumbler. ^^;  Well, I had an offer to spend so much and get bonus stars and the tumbler and the drink put me well over the amount. Plus, I have another tumbler. I also got two cards I didn't find at the other Starbucks!

I still need to get in my beach walk and then I'm not sure what I'm doing.  I'm really tired as my sleep was horrible last night.  I hope to sleep soundly tonight. I'm not sure what we are doing tomorrow.  I still haven't made it to the pier. I have to check to make sure it's open on Sunday! If it is, I'll probably attempt it tomorrow. :)

 


Another Leuchtturm 1917? Yes!

I have my notebook for my 2021 bullet journal and it's a Leuchtturm1917!  This is my fourth one.  It's yellow and it's so pretty.  I will probably add a decal or sticker to the front at some point.  This years I had already planned the decal for it.  It was a Myrtle Beach one that matched the cover.  I will look to see if I can find a cute decal when we go to the beach next month. If not, I'll use a sticker.  I got a little packet of Adventure Time stickers in the mail yesterday.  They came in with the order where I ordered the Leuchtturm.  I also ordered a few more things that arrived yesterday.  The last item in that order was supposed to come today, but it didn't.  Hopefully, it will come tomorrow.  It's a passport size TN. ^^: Yes, I know I don't need any more TNs! ;p

An eBay item that I ordered last week came today, too.  My Note has all four of the Nissan hubcaps on it, but the front driver side one had broken pieces and it's cracked in places. I was able to find one on eBay and ordered it. It finally came today.  I was able to put it on after some fun of trying to get it on. LOL, The old one was easy to get off, the new one took me a bit but it's on.  Now my wheels all look good.  

The next thing I want to get for the Note is the cargo cover.  I don't know why they don't have that included when you buy the car. I've seen other people mention this, so I don't think this one is just missing one from a previous owner.  The cargo cover (Nissan branded) is a bit over $100 so I am going to keep looking. I'm hoping to find one for a much, much lower price!

Here is the newest Leuchtturm.  I can't wait to set it up and hope that 2021 is much better than this crazy year!

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Sunday again....

Yes, I know I haven't posted in several days. I just haven't had the energy to post anything.  I got out today though.  I went to a few places and I stopped by a dam on the Riverwalk and took a few pictures.  I didn't go on the trail, though. I just got a few pictures to share.  I hope to get back to my daily posts here tomorrow, but we'll see how it goes. For now, enjoy these pictures I took!

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Art installation at a stopping point on the trail.  There are benches (as you can see) and tables here.


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The dam.  It's higher than usual because we had some rain recently.


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The Union Street bridge that is near the dam.  I took the dam picture and this from the same spot.  I just turned in different directions to take them.


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Looking from the area back toward the parking lot. My cute little Note is in this picture. :)  I deployed a physical Munzee while down there too!


Sunday again....

Yes, I know I haven't posted in several days. I just haven't had the energy to post anything.  I got out today though.  I went to a few places and I stopped by a dam on the Riverwalk and took a few pictures.  I didn't go on the trail, though. I just got a few pictures to share.  I hope to get back to my daily posts here tomorrow, but we'll see how it goes. For now, enjoy these pictures I took!

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Art installation at a stopping point on the trail.  There are benches (as you can see) and tables here.


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The dam.  It's higher than usual because we had some rain recently.


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The Union Street bridge that is near the dam.  I took the dam picture and this from the same spot.  I just turned in different directions to take them.


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Looking from the area back toward the parking lot. My cute little Note is in this picture. :)  I deployed a physical Munzee while down there too!


It's my birthday!

What did I do to celebrate?  I went to mail back my old phone.  I checked my box and had some letters.  I washed my car because it needed it and I was too lazy to do it at home! I left there and went to Starbucks.  I got my birthday drink.  I sipped on it and went to the park to sit by my favorite tree for a bit. I hung out in the park a bit and then went and got gas for my car.  I filled it up / topped it off and it was only $8 so that was nice.  I did take some pictures.  Two in the post office and one of the darkening sky when I was sitting in the park.

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I thought it was going to rain, but it never did. The sky was pretty though!  My friend texted me from work and said he was bringing by a hoagie from a local place.  Steak and cheese. It was delicious!  It was a good birthday lunch.  What's for dinner?  My favorite, hash brown casserole! :D. Yum.  That is too delicious meals today.  The Starbucks was pretty darn good, too! :p


Procrastination!

I have a bad habit of letting my dishes pile up to crazy amounts.  Well, I finally washed a ton of dishes last night.  Hoo boy that was crazy.  I had more coffee cups/tumblers than anything else. LOL. Of course six of them were new purchases.  I had so many dishes that I had to use both of my dish drainers and I had dishes stacked on other dishes.  I will try to keep them washed as I go. Of course, I say that every time and I never follow through!  Today's lunch I bought out so I only have a dirty fork to wash and I'm skipping dinner because I ate my lunch later than usual and there was a lot of it.  I may have a snack later before bed, but maybe not.

I was going out today to wash my car because some kind of tree junk had gotten on it.  I meant to go out with the hose and do it here this afternoon and got to doing other things.  So, I figured I'd just run out and wash it.  Well, I went out and it rained almost the entire time I was out, so I just didn't wash it today.  Hopefully, the rain will get those spots, if not, I'll get out the bucket and hose and do it myself tomorrow. That is twice lately when I've been going out to wash it that it starts to rain! lol

 


Surprise thrifting!

My friend and I went out of town to a new place to try today.  It was in Eden, NC so not too far away.  We ate there and then went to the Goodwill in Eden. I found a few cool things and bought them.  We then came back to Danville and decided to go to the Goodwill here too.  I found this neat guy:

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He is actually a wax melt warmer that is missing his lid, but I didn't know that.  I just thought he was cute so I bought him! :). The mugs on either side were two of the items I found at Goodwill in Eden.  A coffee mug with coffee all over it and a mug that has a 1986 calendar. Very cool!

I received an item in the mail today that i ordered recently on eBay.  It's a Loot Crate exclusive Ice King statue with Goontz and several other penguins.  It's so cute! Here that is:

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I want to get another one so I can keep one in the box and display one!  I'll probably do that because it's just too cute not to display. I found it when looking up Gunter stuff on eBay.  I love Ice King and I don't have any merchandise with him featured. I have a shirt he is on, but the other characters are there too. I've been wanting something Ice King so this gave me Simon and Goontz! :)


Stuff and more stuff!

So, yesterday at Goodwill I got a lot of stuff.  I got a Starbucks cold cup tumbler.  It is missing it's straw, but I can get replacement ones. I found another 'Starbucks' tumbler.  I say it like that because it DOES have a Starbucks logo on it, I'm just not sure it's a legit Starbucks tumbler.  I am still searching to see if I can find one like it.  I also found a really cool Starbucks cup from the Barista line! ^_^. First time finding anything like that.  I also got some stretch sting (for crafting), two pumpkin buckets, the Pokeball, a snowman ornament, a mug with a red crocheted cozy, a Gap purse (.99!), some graph paper, and a letter-size pad holder.  Whoever donated it left a cute Harry Potter pen in there so that was an extra score! I think that was all I got.  I got all of that for $16. Not bad at all!  

Today, I only went out once.  I had planned to go and wash Goontz and then vacuum too.  As I left the house, it was a bit cloudy, but no rain.  As I started driving it began to sprinkle and then the bottom fell out! LOL! It rained a LOT.  I decided to give up on the car wash since I was getting a free one!  I went to Dairy Queen and had a cotton candy Blizzard.  I had forgotten just how good they are.  It was delicious.  I turned on Munzee while there and noticed that the parking lot I was sitting in to eat had quite a few Munzees.  I was only able to find two and capture one.  One was faded too much to scan.  The others were in other parts of the lot, but it was still drizzling a bit and it began to thunder, so I headed home. Most of the Munzee stickers were on light poles and I didn't want to be scanning and become a possible target for a lightning strike! :P I'll go get the other ones at another time.  

PS Blizzards are EXPENSIVE! Sheesh!

 

PPS The Starbucks tumbler IS legit.  It's an old Thermoseve one.  I can find many of them that are the same type as mine but with different designs. I haven't been able to find a picture of my design, but they are legit.  I am just so used to all Starbucks cups having Starbucks on the bottom.  I guess these were before they changed.