It has been a hectic 24 hours for me. Last night I did a write-in for NaNoWriMo and that was fun! My computer was slowing down terribly so I went to restart it. I was smart enough to back up the day's writing in Evernote. Good thing I did because my hard drive failed quite spectacularly! I went to Target and bought an external hard drive and I was able to re-install Lion (SO OLD) and then I was able to upgrade to... I think it was El Capitan and from that, I was able to install Catalina. I currently have Scrivener, Chrome, and Evernote on here. I am going to try to save my files from the bad hard drive, but for now I'm satisfied. I have my first two days of NaNo writing and I can keep on. I haven't written today because I was trying to get my MacBook Pro back to a working laptop. It is and I hope tomorrow to get the files from the dead drive. It's there, but I'm going to have to do so work to get my files back. I'm just happy to have a working laptop for now. The other stuff will come later. I'm going to get my daily word count for NaNo and I'll feel so much better. Wish me luck in getting all my files back!
A friend asked tonight what I was writing for NaNo an now I am doubting myself. AHHHH! It's too late to go in another direction. I could do another book in the zombie odyssey, but I am not ready for that right now. I had another idea for a story a few years ago. Now I don't know if I want to go with book two with my skaters or do something completely different. It is way too late to research something else NOW. AH!
My lawnmower is currently dead. I need a new part for it. I would have used my backup mower, but I didn't have long enough cords. My backup mower is electric. I had the right amount of cords, but one of them got messed up so now I need a new cord or a new part for my mower. It's so frustrating as I needed to mow earlier this week. Ugh.
So, my friend got off work early today. He hadn't heard back from the dealer but decided to go anyway. We drive all the way up there and the lot is EMPTY. The dealer is gone. No cars, just an empty lot. WTF? So we call the number and it's out of service. D'oh! There is a lot next door, so we go and look at their cars. The guy comes out and my friend tells him that we had been looking for the lot next door and the guy says they moved.
He gives us the new address and we head there. Nope, that isn't the place. We go back and they say that it was the correct address but the car we were looking for was not there and we still don't think that was the correct place. He said they moved and re-branded. I think he was full of it! We did get to visit a few Goodwill stores, so the trip wasn't totally wasted.
I found a Fossil bag and a cool Gumby mug in the Goodwill store in Roanoke. All in all it was a frustrating day. We drove all that way for nothing. Oh well, the search continues. I didn't sleep well at all last night. It was extremely late / early morning when I finally got to sleep and I woke up before my alarm at 10:30, so I'm super tired. I hope to sleep well tonight.
I had to keep convincing myself that it was, in fact, Friday. It doesn't seem like a Friday at all! Oh well, it is and here I am posting. I got my Munzee stuff today. I got five of the big game piece Munzees, a sheet of 50 generic Munzees, and a grab bag assortment of Munzees. It was a good haul. I can't wait to go out and play. I was going to do that today, but plans got changed.
My friend texted and said we'd eat and then he had a few places he wanted to go if I wanted to tag along. I did, so I did! We ate and then we went looking at a few houses. He is wanting to move from his house somewhere else and is just looking at different places. I wish him luck in his search. I really liked one of the places he looked at. It was pretty neat. As for my own house situation, it's still uncertain, but I can't do anything about it, so I'm going to try not to worry about it.
I went out yesterday evening and got another container for my washi. I had been able to get everything in my old containers, but everything was crammed in there pretty tight. Now I have plenty of space and I can always add more washi. As if I need more! I also got a few more things I needed for the house. I spent a lot more than I had planned! I still don't know how I did that. Too much stress, I guess.
Anyway. I hope to get out and Munzee again this weekend. Perhaps I'll do it on Sunday again. I have many new Munzees now so I want to go deploy them. Hopefully it won't be too horribly hot. At least I hope it won't be! We'll see. As for now, I'm going to sit back and relax until bed time. I slept poorly last night and I'm hoping to make up for that tonight.
Yes, it was a pretty stressful day. I am not going to get into all that, but I will tell of the good things that happened. I got my order from Etsy. It's e-reader sleeves. One is a Pacman design and one is coffee. They are actually bigger than my Kindle, but they will still work for that. They also will fit my bullet journal so I can use them for that too if I want! I took a picture. It's not the best because I waited for them to be delivered all day. It never said they were but I checked and they were on my porch. The tracker still says 'unable to deliver'. This is twice that has happened with something I ordered. I don't know what is going on with that.
Anyway, I got them too late to take a picture in natural light so here is the compromise for now. Aren't they cute? They are reversible too!
The color is way off in this photo. They are way prettier in person. I'll get a natural light picture tomorrow but I wanted to share how cute they were tonight!
Yes, it's Monday. I was up way too late last night. Why? Well, I went to put my bed linen back on the bed. I was struggling with the fitted sheet. It likes to come undone all the time so I was working at getting it on their more securely when I fell on the bed and heard a thump. I thought I'd knocked the box springs through again. I pulled everything off and realized I hadn't. ~_~;; My bed doesn't have a lot of space under it, so I have two little mini bricks under each leg. That raises I up enough to use under the bed boxes and such. One of those had fallen. Ahhhhhh! So, I took the bed apart for nothing!
This is how it went. I started at 11:45 pm to put my bed linen back on the bed. It was 12:30 am before I got everything back together and the bedlinen on. Sheesh! Of course by that time I was tired, irked, and out of breath! It took a while to cool off and get myself back to normal. I'm hoping tonight is an easy night for sleep!
I finished my puzzle today. That bottom part was intense. All the pieces looked a lot alike. I'm happy to say that all the pieces were included and no extras this time! ;p
So, my floor lamp has been blinking on and off lately. I thought the bulb was about to go. I checked the bulb and it was okay. It didn't do it for a while and then today, it was flashing off and on and I couldn't take it. It was making me sick so I turned it off. I figured that my lamp must have a short in it. I look at Target.com and find they have a lamp that looks a lot like the one I have. It was only $8.99 so I drove over to get it. I got it and one other item I needed, did self-checkout and headed out. I was right there near Starbucks, so I went to the drive-thru there. I decided to try something new since they don't have my cascara any more. I gave the smoked butterscotch latte a try. OMG, It was delicious! It was sweet without being overly sweet. This is what I loved so much about the cascara latte. This is definitely a new favorite. I only got a tall to make sure I liked it. I did! Delicious!
It was after 4 am when I finally laid down and tried to sleep last night so I've been pretty tired and out of it all day. I did get a puzzle done though. It's a pretty scene, too! I enjoyed working it. While I was in the process of working it, my shoes came. I tried them on and they fit fine. I was distracted then, so I didn't really walk around in them much. I'll try them out soon and see how they are. I think they'll be okay. They come with a spare set of insoles and a pair set of laces. Pretty nice for $10. Now that I see them in person, they are more red than pink. I think I'll like them, but that all depends on how they feel when I wear them.
My friend had plans tonight, so I knew he wouldn't want to walk. I hope he wants to go tomorrow. I'd like to give them a try. Ah! I got distracted by Starbucks earlier and forgot to finish my thoughts about the lamp. So, I get it put together and plugged in and guess what? It is doing the same thing as the old one! I noticed when I bought this one that it is supposed to take a three-way bulb. The old lamp did too, but I never had an issue. Well, I turned it off and ran up to Family Dollar and bought a three-way bulb and put it in the lamp. No blinking! So, I didn't need a new lamp, just the correct bulb. That is okay, I can definitely use the old lamp in another room. I just need another 3-way bulb. I only bought one to make sure that is what the problem is.
At Family Dollar, I also got a small table lamp. It was marked down to $4. I have two just like it. I put it away for a backup. Couldn't pass it up at that price. I also got a few other things I needed and I got a couple of bags of Cheez Doodles. :p I
love my Cheez Doodles!
So, there is a novel for you. Here is the pretty puzzle:
So, I woke up way early and heard dripping so I check my containers. I poured out some and then went back to bed. Later after I got up, I went to empty another container. (I have leaks in a few places) So this one I emptied successfully but it's on a shelf. I didn't put it back far enough and it started getting water in it and it crashed down scaring the crap out of me. LOL! I cleaned up the water, put it back and put a heavy rock towards the back to keep it from tipping if it got that full again. So far it's not much in there so hopefully I won't have a repeat of that!
I started a crazy puzzle today and I didn't get a lot done. I'll post a picture of my progress with a picture of the box so you can see why! :P Also, I got a notification from my library today that a book I had put in a request for at the library was automatically loaned to me. They didn't have the book so I put in a recommendation for it and they got it. I went to put it on my Kindle since I finished my latest read last night and was excited to read it. Queue all day of me trying to get it where I could read it. They didn't have a Kindle version and I was trying to send it to my Kindle anyway and that wasn't working. I could read it with Overdrive on my phone but the screen is so small. I downloaded Overdrive on my iPad Mini and I have it there. In the process of me trying to get it where I could read it easily, I picked out a book so I'll read it as soon as I'm done with the current one.
Okay, so it started out okay! I got my car started with no issues. I went to the recycle center and did my recycling, I went to the post office and picked up my mail. I then went to Dollar Tree and got 12 new puzzles and a few other things I needed. I was able to get through all of this and get back home. My car cut off a few times when idling at stoplights, but it started right back up and I drove it after that to make sure it was charged. OH! I also got gas while out. So, I did all that and came home and started a puzzle.
I got half of it done and was looking at my emails. I see a receipt from McDonald's in their mobile app. I have used this before, but not in a while. I look and the order was in Berkely CA. I am in Virginia! I called McDonald's and got that sorted with them. I then called my bank and I'm getting a shiny new card soon. Luckily, the bills I pay come from my checking account itself and not my debit card even though the money comes from the same place. I won't have to worry about anything not clearing between now and when I get the new card. I only need to add it to a couple of places so I'm good. That is a relief. It's frustrating to have to get a new card, but it's a lot easier than the last breach when I had to get a whole new checking account. I love my bank. They have the best customer service ever! First Citizen's Bank if you want to know who!
Here is the puzzle so far. It's gummy candies. I don't like gummies, but I loved the colors so I got it. I have 11 other fun puzzles too!