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!
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.
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
Well this hasn't been the best day. It started out okay. I got up and did my usual things. I tossed my bed linen in to wash, I washed my hair, I pulled out a puzzle. Well, I didn't start on the puzzle. I also didn't get my letters done. I was going to do both, but my friend texted in the afternoon and said he was coming to put a part on my car.
He came and put the part on and we took it out to drive. It did great. The shuddering and skipping were gone. It got over 40 mph too! It still felt like it was hesitating when he would stop and the gas light came on. He stopped and got me some gas and then we drove it a little more and realized that the speedometer isn't working. ~_~;
I checked and Google Maps has the speed on it so I turned that on and it showed the speed we were going so we didn't have to worry about a ticket. Well, he left and I did a few things around here and then decided since it was running so well to take it out. It started right up and drove easily up the street and down the road. Then I got to the place where it usually likes to cut off when I pulling out in the road. Guess what? It turned off. ~_~; I started it back up and got going. I'm glad the shaking problem is fixed, but it seems the cutting off is still an issue. It's still got an overheating problem too. As we were bringing it back in from the first run, the needle was starting to go over the half way mark. Oh well. I guess I should have known that it was too good to be true that my car would be working well again.
Hopefully he can get the speedometer fixed. I'm not driving it very far from home until that is fixed. It is hard to see the speed on the phone. I need to see if there is a way to make it bigger. I don't think there is and I'd rather rely on the speedometer in the car itself!
I officially hate this puzzle. lol It is taking entirely too long to work. I am going to try to continue on though. We'll see how that goes! I swear the pieces all fit funny and it's just weird. I think if I can get the tree section of it done tomorrow, that might help a lot. Here's hoping!
I didn't sleep well at all last night. I was up far too late because I wasn't sleepy and then when I laid down, I couldn't get to sleep. Then, I slept a bit and kept waking up. UGH! So frustrating. I hope to sleep well tonight. I have clean bed linen on the bed, so that should help. I just have to let my hair finish drying. I have a load of laundry in the dryer, but I think I'll wait and get it out tomorrow. Until tomorrow, here is the small progress I've done on the puzzle.
So, I'm playing around with themes for my blog here at Typepad. They haven't added any new ones in a long time. I am experimenting with several, but when I got to preview them, they display all wonky. I don't know what is going on. It's very annoying. I've put in a support ticket with them and hopefully they can advise me. It's just so frustrating to want to change my layout and I can't because the preview won't work. I did this a few weeks ago and it was doing the same thing! I gave up then. I even applied the theme to see if that helped, but it displayed wonky. Phooey!
So, I was trying to add a Goodreads widget to my blog. It adds it fine, it just looks weird and no amount of tinkering with it will get it to show up correctly. It's getting on my last nerve!! I will try once more after I post this and if you don't see a Goodreads widget, I give up! lol I tried.
I walked today and did all my regular Sunday stuff. I also got a few groceries on my way home from my walk. Then, this afternoon, I went to Starbucks. :p . I was on a star dash and I didn't want to miss out on 200 bonus stars! I did that and I got to see Dookie and Corgi. ^__^ . Such a cutie pie!
Now, I'm going to try to put the widget up once more. If it doesn't work, I'm giving up. My patience is totally OUT!
I got in my walk today. It was quite nice out there. In the 70's! It was a pretty day too. I enjoyed the weather. I came home and relaxed a bit. I worked on my puzzle and I totally made up for not working on it yesterday! I got a lot done. In fact, the building is now pretty much complete and I have a lot more done. It's turning out so pretty! Here is where I am:
I only have one new puzzle left after this one. I haven't been able to find any more that I liked. They did have a few in Ollies when I went yesterday, but they weren't puzzles I liked. Maybe I can get over to Target or back to the Dollar Tree. There was another 500 piece puzzle that I like and they may have gotten some more in since I went. I do have an old puzzle that I never finished that I mentioned before. I will probably get that one out and try it if I can't get any more new ones after I get the other one done. They are so relaxing to do. (Well, most of the time!)
I have a lot of stress going on and I'm thankful for anything that helps relax me!