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Chilly Willy!

So, it was cooler here today.  I actually wore my jacket at the beginning of my walk.  I didn't have to keep it on very long though.  I got in a good walk and came home.  It was cool in my house.  I'm considering taking the air conditioner out of the window, but I'm a bit afraid to.  It could get hot again.  Our weather is so weird.  I'll probably just keep it in a little longer although I really want to just take it out!  It's dark here now, so I wouldn't do it tonight.  It would be hard to see and I don't want to trap any spiders or anything in there when I shut it up for the season.

I went under my house today and looked to see if the water had gone down. It went down a lot, but it's still too deep for me to light the pilot light on my water heater.  Hopefully by Sunday I can do it.  I went down in flip flops since I knew I'd be in standing water. It came up above my ankles and it was COLD. Brrrr!  I came in, rinsed off my feet, dried them, and put on fuzzy socks. :p

I  checked my email and saw that I had a few pen pal letters at the post office, so I thought I'd run down there and check my box.  It was pretty full.   I had three pen pal letters, a catalog, a bank statement, and some advertisements.  Afterwards, I ran by Starbucks and went through the drive thru and got a latte.  I got another Maple pecan latte.  I like them, but I still don't like them as much as my cascara latte. I should have gotten one of both.  It was bogof today.  I could have put the extra in one of my tumblers and it would have been okay for a few hours.  I know when I used to go and stay at Starbucks for hours, I would get a drink in one of my insulated tumblers and it was hot or at least nice and warm the whole time I was in there.  

Last week before the hurricane /tropical storm came through I had to run the air conditioning.  Tonight, I'm sitting here in a hoodie!  I like the cooler weather, but I don't care for cold weather.   Why can't it get cooler gradually instead of just getting cold all at once. Bleah!

 


Busy busy busy!

Yes, that was me today!  I walked and then came home and let myself rest for just a little bit and cool off before heading to the grocery store.  I spent WAY too much there, but have a lot of good food in the house.  I came home and put that away and then ate lunch.  I relaxed a little bit and then headed back out. I went to Family Dollar to get my first of the month essentials and a few goodies.  I got another one of the $5 candles.  I still have some of my old one left but I wanted to get a new one so I'd have it ready to go!  It smells so good!

I left Family Dollar and was going to get gas at a local station that is nearby.  They were closed but the pumps are usually on so you can use them after hours.  The pump I pulled up to said it was off, so I just headed out and went somewhere else to get gas.  I did that and headed towards home.  My car was starting to overheat a bit when I had to sit at stop lights, but it wasn't too bad ... well... until... I get back to the neighborhood and had to wait for a train to go by before I could go into the neighborhood.  My car started to overheat and even went in the red.  I couldn't move because of the train in front of me and the car behind me was so close I didn't have room to back up.  I turned my heater on full blast.  I finally was able to move and it went down some, but as I was trying to park it, it started again.  I turned it off and got out of there! LOL!

I washed a huge load of clothes and I need to go get those out and put them away.  I also washed a sink full of dishes.  I bought some pork tenderloins at the store.  I used to make my own frozen dinners with a piece of pork, some peas, and some potatoes.  I made eight of those tonight. I have nice divided dishes with lids that are perfect for this.  I grilled the pork chops two or three at a time in my George Foreman grill and then put them in with some peas and some potatoes.  I used canned peas and I got a couple of packs of those already made potatoes you see in the meat case. It makes a tasty little meal and it's a lot better than regular frozen dinners.

I also got some ground beef and I will make it into patties tomorrow.  I will probably freeze those until I'm ready to make them.  I got sandwich meat (ham) but I forgot to get sliced cheese. D'oh! I like my ham sammich with some cheese. I'll get some tomorrow either when I walk, or I'll drive down there afterward and get some.  I got several coupons from the  store fro what I purchased, so I should be able to pick up the cheese for free.

I even sat down tonight and got three pen pal letters done! I still have about seven to go, but I got those done and I'll mail them tomorrow.  I was glad to have all that done. Now, I'm going to get off of here and relax until bedtime. I want to play some Pocket Camp. The Halloween event is such fun. I love Halloween and I MUST have all the Halloween goodies! LOL!


Working on it

So, I'm working on my finance issues.  I pawned a few more things today and got a small loan from a friend.  I was able to put $71 in my paypal account.  I also was able to order two Visa gift cards with my Paypal credit.  As soon as they come (I got e-delivery) I am going to put them in Paypal and then contact them to charge those for the $355.  Between those and the $71 I put in today, I will have it covered all the way around.  That would be great.  It has been almost 2 hours since I did the purchase but it said it would take 1 to 3 hours.  Hopefully it will come through soon and I can get all this done.  I will still have to pay back the credit, but this way I can pay over time and keep my Paypal account open! Wish me luck!

I walked today and I mailed off the two letters that I hadn't written.  Well, they are written now. :P . I actually wrote them both last night.  I got them all ready to mail so I dropped them in the box on my walk today.  It was hot out there but it wasn't too horrible.  A friend carried me to CVS to put the money in Paypal.  I would have been able to put in $75 but there is a $3.95 fee.  I think being able to add money like that is cool.  It didn't take very long at all.  I'd say less than 20 minutes if that long.

The email that said they would  try to charge my bank again would be in "3 business days" . I am hoping that means it will be Monday before they try again instead of tomorrow.  I am working hard to get something in there so that I'm not in the negative!  I also brought down the buy it now price of my cel.  If I can get $300 for it, that will help me so much.  I could get this bill paid and I won't have to worry with it anymore.  That would be nice!

I am just getting anxious waiting on the things coming through.  Instant payout my booty! lol


Tired!

I got out there and took my walk today. It was so hot and humid that I was literally dripping sweat when I got home. Ugh!  I was glad to get back to walking though.  I came home and cooled off and did a few things that needed doing. I also ran to the recycle center.  I've been needing to do that for a while now.  I was glad to get it done.

I also got a stack of letters written.  I only have two more of the original pile.  I went to the post office this weekend and I had several new letters.  I may get some of those done and I may wait.  I still have to write these last two and they are going to be longer ones.  

I finished The Mist on my walk today and went to the library and borrowed Doctor Sleep. I've read it once before so this will be my second, 'read'.  I don't think I liked it a lot, but we'll see how I like it by listening to it.  The funny thing is, it's narrated by the same guy that did The Mist and I didn't really like his voice.  It wasn't horrible, but he isn't my favorite narrator.  Oh well, I'll get through!

I now have to write two more letters and do my French lesson. It's nice to be back on track for a little bit.  Hopefully the whole taxes situation will come out okay, too.  I talked to the place today and they didn't think my trying to pay and using the wrong account should mess anything up so I'm hopeful. I'm also hopeful that my sister will pay it so I won't have this hanging over my head.  Wish me luck, please!


Treadmill... well... sort of!

My friend came today and helped me get the treadmill from my car and into my house.  We set it up where I want to use it and plugged it in.  Then, he realized that the 'key' that you have to connect to use it wasn't there!  He'll look for it tomorrow when he goes back to the house where he got it.  Hopefully he'll find it. If not, it should be easy enough to order a spare online.  I was able to get the model number from it so I could download a pdf of the manual.  It's pretty nice.  I has two cup holders and a book holder.  I think I'm going to like it.  I just wish I could have tested it out! It was too big for my room, so I put it in another room.  I will have to get a fan for that room!  In the winter, I have extra space heaters, so that won't be a problem.  Now, I just need to get the key so I can test it out.

It was so hot on my walk today.  I had just started out and I thought to myself, "I've made a mistake." LOL . I went ahead and did my whole walk though.  The machine was still out of soda! :( I had just enough with me and with the added 50ยข that someone left in the machine that was empty.  I was able to get a bottled one at the hospital.  Luckily, I didn't have to go into the hospital  They have the drink and snack machines in between the automatic doors.  I don't need germs with my soda. :p

Tomorrow is double star day at Starbucks, so I might go and write my pen pal letters.  No, I still didn't do them today. :( I would have gone over there tonight, but I knew my friend was coming to help me move in the treadmill, so I didn't go.  I would like to go tomorrow as they was always my regular day.  We'll see.  If nothing else, I'll go and get one to go and come home and drink it and write my letters. ^_^

 


More purse pics....

I was able to get out and take some pictures of my purse today.  Here are a couple: 20180804_154904
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It also has a clip on strap so it can be carried cross body.  It's so pretty.  I still can't seem to get a picture of the true color of it. lol . To me it's a deep rose color.  

It was sunny today as you can see in these pictures. I was able to walk without worrying about rain.  That was nice, but at the same time, it was really hot.  I came home and cooled off before doing my workouts.  I had to run out for a couple of errands and then came home and I've been here since.  I meant to go to the post office while I was out, but I never made it.  I am planning on writing letters tomorrow.  I might run those and drop them off tomorrow evening and pick up any new ones.  I think I have two or three waiting for me.

 

 


That was more like it!

I got in my walk today.  It was sunny and overcast during the walk.  It was like it couldn't make up it's mind. :p . I didn't get rained on, so that was good! It was extremely hot though.  That part wasn't great.  I got through though.  I came home and cooled down a bit and then did my workouts.  I just finished those a little bit ago and then did my French lesson.  I am now blogging before I do anything else today.  I may go to Starbucks tonight with my pen pal letters, an dI may not. I haven't decided as of yet.  I might just run over and get a latte through the drive thru and come home and write letters.  I need to run by the post office and pick up a few that have come in since I last checked it.

I use Informed Delivery at both my house and my post office box.  I like it at the post office because I don't waste a trip down there when there is nothing in my box.  I have two or three waiting.  I need to go get those so I can answer all my letters together.  Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to fix for lunch!  I can't wait to go to the grocery store on Friday.  I'm out of everything I like! lol


No stamps, no mail!

I went to the post office tonight to mail a letter and to check my box.  I had my bank statement and a very familiar looking letter. It was one of the ones I sent out last week!  I forgot to put a stamp on it. LOL . Oops!  I brought it home, opened it, added a note to my pen pal and then put a stamp on it.  I'll mail it on tomorrow walk.  

Today's walk was pretty nice.  It was overcast so it wasn't as hot as it usually is.  That was a nice change!  I came home and relaxed a bit before doing my workouts.  I got those and my French done and then had a little time before fixing lunch.  The weather app on my phone said it was an 80% chance of rain on my walk, but it never did rain.  It even got sunny after I came home.  The sky was still mainly clear when I went to the post office, but I noticed it was dark off in the distance.  It's been storming off and on for a while now.  The rain was really coming down, too!  One clap of thunder was so loud, it sounded like someone was outside my window fired a gun. I jumped!  It was extremely loud.  I love storms, but that was crazy!

I am not sure what it is going to be like tomorrow when it's time for me to walk.  Hopefully if it's going to rain, it will wait until later like it did today!  We'll see.  I want to at least get my pen pal letter out since it's been so long since I originally sent it. :p


Whoo!

I have written eleven letters and I only have one more to go!  I'll be mailing them all off tomorrow on my walk.  I can't believe I got so far behind.  I'm caught up now and I'm very happy!  I have two new pen pals in this batch.  Yay!  Oh boy, a moth just attacked me while I was typing. Help! It's still attacking meeeeeeeee LOL Seriously, this moth is nuts. :p

Anyway!  I am worn out from walking, working out, and writing letters!  I'll type up a good post tomorrow.  I did take a picture on my walk today to share:

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Well phooey....

It's been a really long day.  I planned to get a lot more done than I have today.  Hopefully I can get things done tomorrow.  I did walk and do my workouts.  I just haven't wanted to do much else.  I've been so tired.  Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight and get a lot done tomorrow.

 I started typing some pen pal letters tonight, but I have a lot more to do.  I'm just going to finish all of those tomorrow.  I so wish I could go to Starbucks, get a latte, and write my letters!

I transfered a folder from the Macbook over to the MBP today.  It was over 70 GB!  When it first started moving over it said it would take 6 days. LOL!  Luckily it didn't take but a few hours.  I wanted to make sure that got done before starting on my letters.  That is one reason I didn't get much done.  That folder will be good to have so I am not having to open the Macbook.  I had to go on it last night for a file and I remembered why I was so happy with my MBP.  It is so slow. Poor old Macbook!  

I got another snap on case today so I would have some variety.  It's blue like the other but it's a different color blue and it's a made a little differently.  Here it is on the MBP.  It was sitting on my yoga mat after I did today's workouts.

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