Guess who was about to forget to post today? Me! Sorry about that. I got some good writing done today. I wrote 2,777 words on my story! Yay! That makes up for not writing anything yesterday. I went to the post office as I planned. I picked up my mail, I got a book of stamps, and I paid for my post office box. After that, I headed back home where I've been since then. It is raining here again. ~_~; I hope it isn't too bad this time. I am not ready for cold and rain. Boo on that! I got a few penpal letters. Now I just need to sit down and write my letters. I hope to do that tomorrow or Sunday at the latest! I so wish I could do it at Starbucks. I miss my favorite 'third place'.
What am I babbling about? Well, I ordered a laptop bag today for the MBP since my laptop bag was too small, yes, I could use the sleeve and I might use that too at times, but I wanted an actual bag. I ordered one on Amazon and I also ordered a clear snap-on case for the MBP. It's blue and clear. This MBP is in such great shape so it will look so nice in that case. I looked at a lot of cases. The ones I really wanted were $20 and up. This one was $10 and it looked nice. I hope I like it. I am not a fan of the 'frosted' look and that is the case that is on it now. I could have gotten a pink one but my new laptop bag is pink. That is too much pink! :p. The laptop bag came in black (too basic), blue (not a good shade) and grey (I think). I liked the pink the best. It's pretty cool. It opens completely. If you pulled the zipper down, you can lay the bag out flat. The laptop goes in the big sleeve side and there are two smaller pockets on the other side and it has an outside pocket. I like it. I hope I picked right by getting the pink. I like pink in limited doses. :p
As for I'll be ready to go and I can't go. I can pack up my laptop to go out, but that is really not an option now. I miss going out and sitting in Starbucks on my laptop. I am getting the bag and case with the hope that a future time will be back to normal and I can go sit in Starbucks! I shouldn't have bought them both this month, I'm low on money because my personal property taxes were due and my post office box was due. I plan to go to the post office tomorrow and check my box, pay for my po box, and get any letters. Then I hope to write all my letters. Any that are at the post office and any at home. I need to buy stamps too. I haven't had any in a while. I want to get my letters caught up and sent out asap!
Here is the bag as shown on Amazon:
Well, letters, no lattes. Phooey! I got all of my pen pal letters written today and mailed! Whoo hoo! I'm so glad to have them done. I got only one at the post office, so I'm now all caught up and have a new one. It was a good thing to get them all done. I went to the car wash while out and washed my car. It needed a fresh wash. I was going to do it here, but since I was already out, I went ahead and got it done. I was tempted to go to Starbucks, but I was good and didn't go.
When I was in the car wash, I took a picture of the pretty rainbow foam. I always call it unicorn pee. :p. It's pretty, but this time it didn't go on very thick.
Exciting, isn't it? :p
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.
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
I had planned to go to the post office this evening and check my box and then swing by Starbucks as it's double star day. I was able to go to the post office, but not Starbucks. My friend texted that he was coming over after he ate to work on my air conditioner in my room. I had enough time to go to the post office because I asked him. I had enough time for Starbucks too, but I didn't know that at the time. I don't like to make people wait for me. I missed out on my chance at double stars. :( Oh well, maybe next month!
The post office trip was a success. I received five letters. Four from regular pals and one from a new one. It's always fun to get new penpals. For once, I didn't have any mail in my box except pen pal letters! I am glad I went. I have informed delivery, but I didn't know about several of the letters. I don't know if I just overlooked those days emails or what.
I hope what my friend did to my air conditioner will help tonight. Last night I had a really hard time sleeping. It was right at 5 am the last time I looked at the clock. I couldn't get cool or comfortable. I'm hoping the air will be cooler tonight.
I sat down tonight and got all of my letters written and mailed them out. I checked my box while there and had no new letters. I'm actually completely caught up for once. Yay! My box wasn't empty, though. I had my latest bank statement. It was nice to not have a completely empty box.
I'm glad to have them all done and mailed. I hope to keep them on track. I got a bit behind the last few months, I hope to stay caught up. We'll see how that goes.
Well, I didn't get my inspection sticker today. I went but he was really busy and said if I came back tomorrow he'd work me in. I will head back up there tomorrow and get it done. I did get by the post office while I was out though. I picked up a stack of mail and was able to get a 'book' of stamps. It was actually a sheet of stamps, but there you go! Now I can get my letters written and mail them out.
I should have worked on them today, but I didn't get around to it. I had to go back out for a quick errand this weekend and ended up riding around a bit. I couldn't help myself. :) It's nice to not worry about the car cutting off, overheating, etc!
In other news, I need to get one of my mowers going so I can get the front lawn mown. The back doesn't really need it and even if it did, I'm not worried about it as no one can see it. The front is still not horrible, but it's getting shaggy and I don't like that! I'll see what I can do tomorrow after I get my sticker.
No, I didn't get the mower going, I didn't get the lawn mown either. What did I do? Well, I got my car registered and the tags transferred from the old car to the new car. Yay! My car is now street legal. I was going to get a Virginia inspection sticker, (I have a NC inspection but they don't give stickers) but the place I go to was closed for the week. I have a backup place but by the time we got to the first place, the other would be closed. My friend got off early today and we drove an hour away to a DMV express location that took 'walk-ins'. They did everything from inside, but I was able to get. my business taken care of. I'm so glad! I, of course, had to take it out for a bit this evening. So smooth! I love it.
While I was out, I took it through the car wash and got some food. I'm going to have to get used to the new interior. My cup holder is not in the same place, my window buttons are in a different place too. I love that it has the controls for the radio on the steering wheel! I listened to my iPod while driving and that was fun. :)
I stopped by the park and my favorite tree and deployed a virtual Munzee. I also got a Pokestop while out. I was going by the post office, but I figured that I could do that tomorrow when I went to get the inspection sticker. I need to get a book of stamps, too! I want to get my letters caught up. I might even go to Starbucks and hit and the drive-thru. Who knows? :)
By the way, the DMV Express office that we went to is in a VERY rural area. These are pictures from where we were in line. We thought the GPS was tricking us. lol
Yes, it's Monday. I got my pen pal letters done today! Yay! I also got them all mailed off. I had three new ones in my box. Not new pals, but new letters from old pals. lol
I was thinking of Starbucks while out, but it was rainy and bleah out, so I just came home after the post office. I came home to a bit of a mess. The new container I had in the closet to catch the drips was working well. The old one tipped and fell out on the floor. UGH! I cleaned that all up and put it back. I put another heavy item in there to keep it from tipping again. I hope that helps. It's supposed to rain for days. BOO!
I did take a picture while I was in the post office. I love the old boxes they have. There are little windows on most of the boxes so you can see if you have mail or not. I love this old building. It's very vintage. I just wish they had lockers. At my old post office location, if you go something too big for your box, you got a key. It would open a locker and you could just pick up whatever it was that didn't fit in the box. It was quite convenient.
I sat down today and got my letters written and then went to mail them off. It's quite hot outside today. I should have known when I was trying to sleep last night and it was so warm that I had to turn the air conditioning on! It's been on all day today, too! I was walking out the door to mail my letters and realized that one of them didn't have a stamp. I ran back into the house and got a stamp and then went back to my car. I drove down to the post office and ran in. I dropped my letters off and then checked my box. I had five more letters waiting. Well, four that I'll actually answer. The fifth was from an inmate. ~_~; I used to write a few of them, but they always get the idea that we are in a relationship and that is not going to happen. I don't want to date anyone on the outside either. LOL!
I had thought about going by Starbucks while I was out because I have a bunch of stars and I could have gotten a free drink, but I figured with it being Saturday, they would be really busy so I skipped it! Plus it was hot and I have no air. I prefer hot coffee and today was not the day. If I had air, yes, but I don't. Oh well! My stars don't run out anytime soon, so I'm good!