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So HOT!

Guess who got her water heater lit today?  That's right, me!  My friend came to dry and drain the rest of the water.  The equipment he had didn't work, but I decided that since I was already under the house, I'd try to light it.  The pilot did come one and I held it about a minute and then turned it to on.  It stayed on, YAY!  I am going to have a really nice hot bath tonight.  I really need to wash dishes too, but I am more in need of a bath.  I can wash dishes either tomorrow, or later.  I want to make sure every bit of hot water is in the tub with me! LOL!

After I got that lit, I came back up, cleaned off and put on some warm at home clothes.  My friend called me and asked if I would ride with her to get gas in her car.  I said sure if she'd run us by Starbucks. LOL!  She agreed so we did.  I got my beloved cascara latte. Yum!  It was so delicious.  It was nice to be able to go to Starbucks and not worry about my car!  Plus, it's cool out and my friend has heated seats in her car.  My booty was nice and warm. I wish my car had heated seats.  They are so nice.  

Anyway! lol I am going to do my French lesson, fix some dinner, and then hit the tub.  It's going to be so nice to just soak.  My entire lower body is so sore from the contortions I had to get into to try and light that damn pilot light! LOL!  


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!

 


Monday again?!

Well, when I got up today, I did not want to get out of bed.  When my Fitbit alarm went off, I didn't move.  I probably would have fallen back to sleep if I hadn't gotten a notification on my phone. I thought that was weird as I turn my phone off at night.  I forgot to do that last night. lol Sort of glad I did.  I was up longer last night than I should have because I made the mistake of opening Fallout Shelter and playing it.  It had been such a long time since I'd played and it was just as fun as I remembered it.  I don't know why I stopped playing.  I will probably put it on my phone since that will be faster.  I like the bigger screen of the tablet, but my tablet is old and slow.

Today it was quite warm again and I got a little hot on my walk.  Not too bd though.  I came home and relaxed for a bit before lunch.  I needed to mow the front lawn, so I did that after eating.  I hope I won't have to mow it again this season.  That would b nice.  My friend that takes me out to eat and helps me out a lot, needed a favor tonight.  He wanted to know if I could go to Lowe's and get a couple of florescent bulbs.  I went and got those and took them by his mom's house.  He stays at her house on Monday and Wednesday.  She is elderly and the he family can only get sitters part time so the other times he or his brother or other family members stay with her.  He was over there tonight and see needed a bulb so I went and got it.  I was thinking of getting something to eat while i was out, but my car was trying it's best to overheat so I came straight home!

Lowe's is very close to Starbucks but I didn't go! lol . I thought about it and then said, no, I've been the last two days in a row, I'll give it a rest.  I'm glad I didn't because the way my car was acting on the way to drop the bulbs off and on the way home, it would have probably been bad.  

I'm sitting here really wanting a snack, but I don't have anything to snack on. Wah!  LOL  Oh how I wish I had some candy bars or some McDonald's fries!


Sunday Starbucks. :p

It was dreary and overcast when I got up today.  It was supposed to rain when I would be walking, so I decided to skip.  We don't need any more rain for sure!  It was also pretty chilly!  I went to my friend's house. It was her birthday.  I went with her and her son to pick up food.  When we went back to her house, we walked over to her mom's and they had cupcakes. Yay!  I had a cupcake and it was delicious.  After that, my friend and I went to Starbucks.  She had a free birthday drink so she was going to get that.  I got a maple pecan latte. I had forgotten how good they were.  

After we got back, I came home and decided to get my walk in.  It was overcast, but it wasn't raining.  I got in my walk.  It was weird to go at a different time, but it was nice, too.  I was glad to get it in.  I think the weather is supposed to be okay tomorrow so I won't have to worry about rain.  

Speaking of rain, my basement is flooded.  I noticed when I washed dishes yesterday that the water in my sink didn't get hot.  I knew that meant that all the rain we had flooded the basement.  I decided to go down this evening right before dark to get it back on.  Nope! It was higher than I've ever seen it.  It was still higher than where the flame is, so there is no way I could have lit it.  I'll have to wait until it goes down. I've seen it several inches down there before, but this was a lot more than that.  There are cement steps going down into the basement.  The bottom step had water up to it's top.  

I always wash my hair on Sunday since it's bed linen day.  That way my hair and bed linen are both clean. :p . Unfortunately, I din't have any hot water for washing. I had to wash my hair in cold water. BRRR!  It wasn't as bad as it could be.  I got it done and was glad to have it done and over with.  Hopefully the water will go down in the basement quickly and I'll be able to get the pilot light lit. I'd like to take a hot bath!

 


Saturday Starbucks!

I went out to the post office today and picked up my mail.  I had a lot of mail, but only one item was a pen pal letter.  Boo!  I got all that and decided that since I was out, I would go to Starbucks.  I did!  I got my favorite, the cascara latte and headed home.  More places have power here now, but there were some still without it.  The section I walk through was still out today. I don't know when they will get that back on. I did see them working on some lines when I walked down. They were gone when I got back but the places were all still dark.  Hopefully they'll get that back on soon.  The parks are closed as all of them have either flooding or trees down.  I always cut through the front of one park on my walks and there were a lot of trees down in there.  They were working on those today too.

I'd like to go out and see if there are more places with power now.  I know some houses are still without.  I hope they are able to restore everyone's soon.  It's not fun to be without power.  I am just glad it's cooler so it's not so hot!  That helps when you don't have power.  I might go out in a bit just to see if the section that was off earlier has been restored yet. I don't know.  I can't decide what I want to do. lol I'm such a silly!  


Bleah! LOL

So, I bought a frozen dinner at the grocery store yesterday that I thought would be really good.  It wasn't!  I LOVE PF Chang's.  They have hat 'at home' meals for several years now, but they just started making an at home version of my favorite thing in their restaurant.  Their chicken lo mein is the BEST ever!  I saw that my grocery store had a frozen dinner version of that a week or so ago.  I finally got one last night.  The picture of the food on the box didn't look like it does at the restaurant, but I figured if it tasted like it, yay!  So, I decided to make it for dinner tonight.  Big mistake. It's horrible.  It tastes exactly like EVER OTHER frozen Asian dish I've ever tried.  GROSS.  I've tried every teriyaki chicken and every fried rice I can find and they all taste the same.  They are not good.  I was very disappointed in this and I'm so glad I only bought one!

I actually have had one dish that was an Asian inspired dish that was pretty good. It was from Lean Cuisine of all people!  Their sesame chicken is delicious.  It's a really small portion though.  Still, it's the only frozen Asian meal I've ever had that was good. I'll stick with my local Chinese and Japanese restaurants for good food.  I so wanted this dinner from PF Chang's to be good.  We don't have a PF Chang's here, so I'm only able to eat there out of town.

Oh well! Live and learn! I didn't walk today. I decided to take a rare day off and just relax.  I did just that.  After lunch though, I felt the need to get out for a little bit.  I drove to Target and hit the Dollar Spot.  I got seven cute Halloween items!  I got a notepad, a caution tape, pumpkin washi, a little Hallloween sign, a wooden? jack o lantern, a jack light up necklace, and a jack bucket.  All cute things.  I then noticed that the Starbucks in Target HAD the acorn / fall gift cards. WHEE!  I went and got what I thought were two sets.  I got home and realized I had one complete set and I was missing one from the other. Boo!  I was going to wait and go back tomorrow but the power in my house went out!  My friend who lives less than a mile away said his was out too.  It was an big outage from what I learned later. 

I decided to run back to Target Starbucks and get the card I missed. I'm glad I did, because I saw some other cards that I didn't have so I was able to grab a few of those. I was going to get a drink in there, but they were out of an ingredient, so I just went to my regular Starbucks and hit the drive thru.  I got a Frappuccino since I was hot and I didn't have air at home!  I came home and the power was still out.  It was starting to get dark outside, so I lit some candles and just drank my Frappuccino and relaxed.  The power came on not too long after that.  

Still no word on my Nano shirt being shipped. Boo! lol I want to see it.  Oh! I did run a milkshake by a friend's house on my way home from the first trip to Target. He is the one that does a lot for me and carries me out to eat all the time.  He tried to give me the money for his shake and I wouldn't let him.  I like to treat when I can.  

I have my notebook out that I used to NanoWriMo last year and I plan to write some ideas and notes for this years book. I have a idea of the majority of the book, but I want to have other stuff to lead up to that point. I want to get my notes down.   I also want to re-read the first two books before this year's so I can make notes and remember things I might have forgotten.  This one is going to be mainly centered around my two main characters and their Corgis on a dangerous road trip, but the other characters will be there in the beginning.  I want to re-familiarize myself with everyone. 


Coffee!

Yesterday was National Coffee day and I didn't even mention it in my blog post.  Oops!  I did have coffee yesterday, of course.  I went to Starbucks in the afternoon to get a latte.  It's not National Coffee day unless I go to Starbucks. :p . I went in for a change and got my drink.  I wanted to see if I could get any new gift cards.  I got the cute Halloween one and a couple of the eletronic load onces.  They didn't have the cut out fall ones.  The Barista said they didn't get any.  I'll keep an eye out at other places.  I found the cut out summer ones after the season at a Starbucks, so hopefully, I can still get a set of these.

I went on ebay today and listed some more anime cels.  These are all a lot less than my Nuriko cel.  I hope to sell some of them, but if not, that is okay too.  I just want to get some money to help cover the bill that I had that I shouldn't have had to worry with!  I should list some of my extra Starbucks cards.  I could have some small listings or a huge lot.  I might do that.  I have the rest of the day to list some more things.  I had some free listings and they end tomorrow.  I figured now was the perfect time to list things!

I walked today even though I really didn't want to . I came home and relaxed a bit and then mowed the front lawn.  I also carried branches to the street for tomorrow's pick up.  I have already washed my bed linen and it's in the dryer.  I haven't checked on it in a while. I already washed my hair today, too.  The only thing that I have to do is put the bed linen back on the bed.  I'm thinking of changing to my fall/winter comforter.  I might do that.  I need to go check and make sure it's okay. It's in a room that sometimes gets musty.  I'll have to see if it smells fresh.  If not, I'll have to air it out before I put it on the bed!

I'm going to do that after posting this and then check to see if the bed linen is ready to go back on the bed.  I am already into book six and will probably finish it sometime today.  I'm also checking in on Pocket Camp a lot because there is an event going on.  It's a Halloween one and I adore Halloween. I want ALL the Halloween goodies!

Oh, if you are interested, here is a link to my ebay seller page:

AnnDroidGirl's Ebay Page


Good news for a change!

So, the Visa gift cards came through today and I added them to my Paypal account.  I find that I can't move the money from them into my account. DOH!  So, I go online and look for solutions.  I took them off my Paypal account and then invoice myself at a different email address from my Paypal account.  I was able to use them as Visa and send myself the money.  I lost some in the fees, but I now have enough in my Paypal account to cover the bill when it hits.  Thank goodness.  I am so relieved.  That takes a lot off of me.  I can pay it back in payments and get it paid.  I'm just so relieved, you just don't know!

I walked today.  When I first got up, it was overcast and I thought, uh oh! I'm going to be walking in the rain.  Luckily, the sun came out by the time I left for my walk.  No rain for today's walk. Yay!  I am glad to get back in my routine.  Now, I just need to get back into doing my workouts! :p

I checked Informed Delivery for my post office box snd there is a letter in there from someone I haven't written before.  I'm thinking it's probably from a new pal. Yay!  I may run down there later and pick it up. I have a few more things in my box.  I think that is the only letter, though.  I think I should go get my mail and stop at Starbucks to get a treat for myself.  I have several freebies on my Starbucks card. ^_^


Bullet Journal goodies!

So, while I was at the beach, I ordered a couple of things from Amazon to arrive today.  That way I would have something to look forward to when I came back.  What did I get?  Well, I got a new Leuchtturm1917 for my 2019 bullet journal.  It's Ice blue and gorgeous!  I also bought a cool pack of brush pens that included their own case!  Look at my goodies:

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The last picture is of the new Leuchtturm and the current one. Look at how fat my current one is! LOL!  I can't wait to set up the new one for 2019!  It's going to be pretty cool.  In other cool news, I went to a really neat place at Myrtle Beach....

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This was seriously cool!  I have to share the top of my receipt with you.  Yes, I bought stuff. LOL Two Homer pins, a Maggie pin, a Lisa pin, and a Marge pin.  Also a Homer keychain.  I didn't see a Bart pin with the others.  Here is the top of my receipt!

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I didn't walk or do my workouts today. I took a day off to recover from the beach trip. I did mow and do my shopping.  I also went to Starbucks because I was one trip away from a star dash.  I made it! That gave me enough stars for another free drink.  I now have three on my card. LOL!  I also checked the Starbucks at Target while out and was glad I did.  They had some summer die cut gift cards that I didn't have. YAY!


Evening post!

So, I spent some balcony time this afternoon after getting back to the room.  My friend and I went out after that.  We went to North Myrtle Beach.  I wanted to go to Tuesday Morning and I got to go!  I got a planner and some inserts from a different kind of planner.  I also got some washi. :p We went to the Goodwill while we were up there.  I usually find stuff I want at that one, but this time I didn't. Oh well.  

We went to Sonic for dinner and it was good.  We hit the grocery store to pick up a few things we needed after that.  Now, I'm sitting in the room on my bed relaxing.  I like my planner.  I am going to see if I can't get some more stuff for it.  I'm hoping the inserts that I got will work for a planner I have at home.  The planner I bought was one I've never seen. It's got weird rings.  It's pretty though . It's green and has Hello on the cover.  The receipt says "Planner Hell" LOL!

I am going to take a beach walk later, I am not sure when.  Sometime between now and midnight.  I still need to do my French lesson.  I guess I can do that after I finish posting this.  I might go out on the balcony for a bit.  My friend is watching tv and it's way too loud.  I already have a headache and it's not helping at all. 

Oh, I forgot to mention I got to go to the Starbucks at NMB.  It's one of my favorite stores.  I was able to get a stack of gift cards that I didn't have.  Yay! ^___^