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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


Starting the month off right!

How you ask?  Well, I went to mail off my letters.  My mailbox was full but not one of the things in there was a pen pal letter. D'oh!  I left the post office and went to Starbucks. I thought starting the month off with a cascara latte would be a good thing since the syrup is going to be gone soon. I'm going to miss my cascara syrup. I'm glad I was able to get one more. I hope to get over there before they are totally out.  The Barista told me that the last bottle they have runs out on the 7th, so I hope to get one more.  I know they won't run out of the syrup because I'm the only one that orders it. lol

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Power outage and missed packages.

I was fixing lunch today and the power went out.  Luckily I was using the gas stove so I was able to finish my food.  The power was out for a little over an hour.  While it was out, I was sitting at my desk watching for the mailman.  I had a package coming today and was looking forward to it.  Well, I go to get it after I see the mailman leave and there is no package!  I get dressed and walked to his truck.  Thankfully he hadn't left the street yet.  He said he didn't have a package for me.  WTF? Really?  He said maybe it was on another truck?!  Really?  Okay.  So, I go back home and check my package tracker and it still says 'out of delivery'.  I check it a little later and it says it was unable to be delivered. That is odd considering that I was sitting watching out the window for the last half hour.  There was no 'attempt' to deliver my package.  I was not a happy camper.  They better hope they deliver tomorrow.  I think the guy probably DID have the package and forgot to deliver it and after I asked about it, he put the 'could not deliver' notification in there.

I've only had that notification one other time and that was last winter after a huge snowstorm.  It was in the 60's and sunny today so that wasn't the issue. While all that was going on, I was working on NaNo.  I only got a little bit done when I saw him go by and all the other stuff ensued.  I finally got back to my NaNo and got more done after my power came back.  I did a bit over 2000 words today so I'm now well over the 10,000 mark. Yay!  


Whee!

I got everything on my list done today!  I was able to get two of my books and my DVD back to the library.  I recycled my plastic and paper, too.  I then came back home and did some things around here.  I finished the puzzle.  I also sat down and wrote fourteen letters!  That took several hours, but I did it.  After I finished those, I got them all stamped and ready to mail and headed to the gas station.  My gas light came on as I was coming back from the library today.

I got some gas and then headed to the post office.  I mailed that huge stack of letters and then checked my box.  I had some ads, some junk mail, and six letters! Yay!  I am going to set aside a day of the week to answer any letters I get that way I won't get behind again.  I'm go glad to get that huge stack answered.  Whew!  I felt so bad for letting them get so behind.

Now I just need to get my but up and walking again! Hopefully soon.  I need to get back to it before the beach trip in September or I am going to be so out of shape.  I walk a lot of places in Myrtle, so I really need to get back to that.  We are either staying at Myrtle at a new place or a North Myrtle at a place we've stayed before. My friend hasn't decided on which yet.  Both are in decent walking distance of a Starbucks. :p

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Isn't this puzzle pretty?  It had all the pieces, too! Yay! Thank you to whomever donated this puzzle.  They put the pieces in a Ziploc bag inside the box.  I was so glad to have all the pieces. Whee!

How I am using Evernote today:  I am making templates to use!  I made a template for my word count for NaNoWriMo the other day and today, I made a penpal letter tracker.  Cool, yes? :) I love my Evernote!


Tuesday and no more Inbox. :(

Well, Google actually did get rid of Inbox today.  I'm desperately looking for a replacement that I like, but so far I haven't found it.  I don't know why they had to get rid of it.  I've used it since the day I got it and I have loved it so much.  Nothing else comes close.  Not even the original Gmail app!  I'm going to miss it.  Google has made me a sad, sad, girl!

I didn't walk today because my weather app said it was going to rain / or said it was raining, during my walk.  It didn't rain. D'oh!  Oh well,  I'll walk tomorrow.  It was pretty chilly today too, so I didn't feel too bad not walking.  I did get a lot accomplished.  I got my mail backlog taken care of.  I have a HUGE stack of mail to go out in tomorrow's mail.  I'll mail them on my walk.  I went out this evening and went by the post office.  I had two new letters.  One was from a pal that I already had a letter from in the pile I was working on.  I added an additional letter to her letter.  Now, I only have the one letter to answer.  That is from a new pal and I wanted to wait to write hers.  I was a bit burned out after getting through that stack!  I'll get hers done in a day or two.  I'm going to stay caught up on my mail.

I worked on my puzzle for a little bit today.  I didn't get a lot of it done, but I did get all the pieces laid out around it so it would be easier to do.  Here is what I have so far:

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As you can see, I didn't get a lot more done today, but I got some done.  I am going to walk tomorrow and then I need to go to the grocery store.  I am out of everything good.  I have been able to get my car started every time I've driven it lately, so I'm hoping that I'll be able to start it after getting my groceries tomorrow.  Wish me luck!


Letters and lattes....

I went to the post office tonight. I needed to check my box so I could see how many letters I have.  I got six new ones.  I also wrote nine letters.  I'm all caught up on the ones I got and now I just have the new ones.  While I was out, I went to Starbucks.  Luckily, they still had some cascara syrup.  The last time I was there, the barista said she thought they were almost out.  When I went tonight, I asked if they still had some.  They said, yes! I got my cascara latte.  When I got to the window, he told me that they had to go in the back and look.  I think I got some syrup from the last bottle.  I'll try to get over there and get more before they run out!

I brought my latte home and wrote my letters.  I have a nice stack of them to mail out on tomorrow's walk.  I'll get to the new ones in a few days. I'm trying to get this year off right and keep up with my letters and answer them quickly.  Of the six I got today, one is from my favorite penpal and one is another new letter from an inmate. ~_~;  I probably will pass on that one.  I have written (and do) write to a few inmates, but it's really not that great.  We don't have anything in common.  Plus, even though I mention in my welcome letter that I'm single and like it that way, they all seem to think I want a boyfriend.  NO THANK YOU!  If I did want a relationship, it sure wouldn't be with someone in jail.

 


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!

 


Almost a bad day!

So, I got up today and I was getting ready for my walk.  I was going to toss something in the dryer for a bit.  I had already started my bed linen in the wash.  The dryer wouldn't start!  Oh no!  I messed with it for a bit but I had to leave it and ate breakfast and went for my walk.  I figured if I couldn't get it started when I got home, I'd have to carry my linen to the laundry and dry them there.  I really didn't want to do this as I am extremely short on funds this month and that would have taken money I didn't ned to be spending. Plus, I'd have to go somewhere and get cash back since I never carry cash.  The dryer had done this exact same thing before and my friend came and unplugged it, took it apart, couldn't find anything wrong with it and put it back together and plugged it in.  It worked! LOL!  So, I decided, I'm going to do that too!

I didn't take the back off, but I did unplug it and check the 'hose' that goes into the wall.  I re-seated that and cleaned out some of the lint.  I put the dryer back carefully, turned it on and it worked! YAY!  I didn't have to go to the laundromat and I didn't have to leave.  I was a happy camper. It's nice when something actually goes right for me every now and then.  I put my bed linen in and it dried it.  

I did other errands around the house that needed doing and I ran out and got some gas.  I plan to go to Starbucks at least once to write during NaNo and i was low on gas.  I didn't get a lot, because like I said, I'm low on funds.  I had extra bills this month and it's really screwed me up.  I need to buy stamps.  I need to write letters, too!  I'll write my letters tomorrow and get them mailed off.

As for NaNo, I did get that done for today. I wrote 2022 words!  I have been on a roll.  I am glad to get several early days with extra words in case I have days later that I need the buffer.  It's always good to have it.  Sadly, my pizza tradition after I hit 10,000 words will not be realized this month.  I don't have enough to do that as I'm already going to struggle to make it through.  Oh well!

 


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!