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Goodbye 2018

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over.  Just a few more hours and we get to start anew.  It was overcast when I left for my walk today.  The weather apps said it would not rain during my walk.  Well, my weather apps, LIED.  As soon as my feet hit the street and I started up my street, it began raining. It rained for almost my entire walk.  I was not amused!  I was quite happy when I got home.  I had to put my clothes in the dryer.  I also put my shoes on either side of the heater to dry them out, too.  

I mailed off letters during today's walk and then I had one more I needed to mail after I got home.  I decided to mail that and went to Starbucks while I was out. Yay! It was delicious, of course. :p  I wanted to end the year right.

With my walk and my trip to Starbucks, I also took down my Yule tree.  It took longer than it should because all the lights decided they wanted to get tangled up. lol . I was finally able to get them all off and packed away.  Everything is back in the boxes for next year.  I am going to relax the rest of the evening and get ready to watch the ball drop on TV.  I  was able to stream that last year, so I'm hoping I'll be able to again this year. It won't feel like New Year's Eve without that!


Goodbye 2018

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over.  Just a few more hours and we get to start anew.  It was overcast when I left for my walk today.  The weather apps said it would not rain during my walk.  Well, my weather apps, LIED.  As soon as my feet hit the street and I started up my street, it began raining. It rained for almost my entire walk.  I was not amused!  I was quite happy when I got home.  I had to put my clothes in the dryer.  I also put my shoes on either side of the heater to dry them out, too.  

I mailed off letters during today's walk and then I had one more I needed to mail after I got home.  I decided to mail that and went to Starbucks while I was out. Yay! It was delicious, of course. :p  I wanted to end the year right.

With my walk and my trip to Starbucks, I also took down my Yule tree.  It took longer than it should because all the lights decided they wanted to get tangled up. lol . I was finally able to get them all off and packed away.  Everything is back in the boxes for next year.  I am going to relax the rest of the evening and get ready to watch the ball drop on TV.  I  was able to stream that last year, so I'm hoping I'll be able to again this year. It won't feel like New Year's Eve without that!


Letters letters letters!

No walk again today, but I got a stack of letters caught up.  I'm so relieved to do that.  I have put them off way too long.  I'm so glad to have a stack to mail.  I still don't have enough stamps for them all.  I hope to be able to walk in a few days and I'll get the stamps I need then and mail the stack.

I was able to get my car unstuck today.  I went out and shoveled some snow around my car.  I got in and drove forward and backward. I was able to get it dislodged. I backed out and went to the gas station and got some gas so I didn't have to worry about that anymore.  I was able to get home and get my car back in and in it's usual spot.  I was so happy to get that done!

I will try to drive it again tomorrow in the afternoon to help keep the driveway clear.  I thought about going out tonight but it was freezing out there and I knew there would be ice on the roads so I decided to just stay here.   

I ordered an additional case for my iPad Mini and it was supposed to be delivered today.  It wasn't. It was out for delivery and I kept waiting for it. I finally saw where it couldn't be delivered because there was no access to the house.  I think he just posted that and didn't even try. I have my front walk shoveled all the way to the street. Hopefully he'll bring it tomorrow.  


Saturday again

I walked today and I actually walked a bit further than usual because I needed to go to the post office.  I had a stack of mail again.  I am writing all my letters tomorrow.  I stopped one more time on my walk to look for an item I needed, but I couldn’t find it.  I’ll try somewhere else after the snow.

It’s supposed to start snowing tonight at 3 or so and snow al the way into Monday morning!  They are saying 6-12 and then I heard 12-18. Yikes! Lol. I am not sure how much we will be getting, but I’m definitely not walking tomorrow. The streets are salted and some of the sidewalks, but it will still be a few days before I’m able to walk again.  

I totally forgot to pick up stamps today. I have a lot less stamps than I have letters at the moment.  I’ll still write my letters. I never meant to get this far behind and then today I got anotther stack of them. Oops!  My new year’s resoluation is to not get behind on pen pal letters!

 


Stuffed Sunday

I finally got to the post office today to check my post office box. It's a good thing I did, because it was totally stuffed.  I had nine, count them, nine letters.  I also had an ad and my bank statement.  Yikes! lol . I will have to sit down and write letters. I've gotten behind as I already had four or five here that haven't been written.  I will write everyone either tonight, or tomorrow.  I need to get them all caught up and sent off!  

In other news, I walked today.  It was warm enough that I was actually able to take off my jacket!  I walked in short sleeves and didn't get cold at all.  I came home and put the bed linen in the dryer.  Ihad put it in to wash before I left.  That should be dry now as when I checked it earlier, it wasn't quite done so I put it back for a bit.

I ran out to get the mail and totally forgot to turn the lights on the tree so I could see how they look from the street. D'oh!  Oh well, I'm sure I'll see it before I take it back down. :p . I am less than 3000 words from winning NaNo!  I am not sure if I'll write a lot tonight or not.  Tomorrow will be the last virtual write in and I'd like to participate in that.  Even if I get the words up to 50,000, I might not be done with the story.  I'm sure I'll have things to finish up.  I am going to miss these characters.  I have lived with them for the past three years of NaNo.  I guess I"ll be thinking up new ideas for next year's NaNo.  I don't think I want more than three books of this series.  Who knows, though?

 


Lame Library?!

Please tell me why I can get ebooks and audiobooks online through my local library, but I can't renew my library card online.  What is this, 1995?!  LOL . I had to go down to the library today to renew my card.  It took all of 2 minutes. Why they can't do it online is beyond me.  Oh well!  It actually expired recently and I went to put a book on hold on Overdrive and it said the card was expired and I'd have to go to the library.  I didn't want to have to go all the way down there, so I asked online if it could be done online.  Sadly, no!  The lady from the library told me that she would extend my card until November 1 so i could use it and it would give me time to come in.  I was glad to get that done.  It used to be you had to renew it every year.  Now it's two years, so I won't have to worry about this until 2020!

While I was downtown, I went by the post office.  Good thing I did.  My box was stuffed!  I had eight pen pal letters! Yikes! LOL!  I thought I had about four, I was not expecting eight.  I also had an ad or two.  I got all that and then swung by McDonald's.  I had a game piece for a free snack sized McFlurry.  Yummy!  I got that and came home.

I walked today and afterwards, I ran to get my car inspected.  I, for some reason, thought my inspection was in February.  That was my old car from eight years ago! LOL!  I looked in my journal at the beginning of February this year and didn't see anything about inspection.  I got out last's years journal and there is was, in October. Oops! LOL!  The place I usually go only does cash for inspections. No checks/credit.  I went to another place I've been before and asked if he had time to do one and if they took credit cards.  He said yes to both so I was able to get it done.  I felt bad going at the end of the month.  I am not one to wait until the last minute!  I was so glad to get that done and not have to worry about it.  One less worry on me is a good thing!


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!