Walking Feed

Wowee!

My friend got me a pump for my basement that is supposed to come on when the water gets a certain depth.  I haven't been down there in a while so I didn't know how much there was.  It was deep.  He turned on the pump and we kept it on for several hours. I would have left it going, but it's supposed to rain tomorrow and since it was so deep to begin with, he couldn't go down there to plug it in.  It's plugged into an extension cord and into an outside outlet.  I went down before I unplugged it for the night and there is still a LOT of water down there. It's crazy!

Hopefully once we get this water out and this thing is installed, I won't have this problem anymore.  That is the hope! It's now been almost 2 months since I had hot water and it's getting very old.  I got in a decent walk today.  It rained again last night, so the ground was wet in some places and there were some puddles on the sidewalk.   All this rain is nuts.

I came home and got some things done and then my friend came to install the pump.  After he left, I went to get gas and then went to the grocery store.  I knew I would be in the store awhile as I was getting most of this month's groceries.  I didn't leave it running because I was afraid it would overheat.

Luckily I was able to get it to start right away.  I didn't go anywhere else. I didn't want to risk it.  I am glad that I was able to get some groceries. I was out of just about everything!  Most of the stuff I got was on sale too.  Only a few things weren't. I also got a set of cute snowman face cups discounted from the holiday stuff. I love snowmen and I can always use more coffee cups. :p

 

 


Welcome 2019

It is now 2019 and it was in the 60's today!  It was very nice outside for my walk.  Such a big change from the rain yesterday.  I enjoyed my walk quite a bit!  It was great to walk in short sleeves. ^_^

In other news, I ended 2018 by going to Starbucks and I started 2019 with the same. :P . My friend who never wants to go when I ask wanted to go tonight.  I hadn't really planned to go today, but when she agreed, I couldn't say no. lol 

I never found a way to watch ABC last night. :( . I had to watch a stream of NBC and I didn't know that they didn't show the ball drop.  The live stream was also a few minutes behind, so I actually saw it hit midnight before they showed it.  I was not happy.  Hopefully, ABC will get with the program and get local streaming in my area by next year!

 


Goodbye 2018

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over.  Just a few more hours and we get to start anew.  It was overcast when I left for my walk today.  The weather apps said it would not rain during my walk.  Well, my weather apps, LIED.  As soon as my feet hit the street and I started up my street, it began raining. It rained for almost my entire walk.  I was not amused!  I was quite happy when I got home.  I had to put my clothes in the dryer.  I also put my shoes on either side of the heater to dry them out, too.  

I mailed off letters during today's walk and then I had one more I needed to mail after I got home.  I decided to mail that and went to Starbucks while I was out. Yay! It was delicious, of course. :p  I wanted to end the year right.

With my walk and my trip to Starbucks, I also took down my Yule tree.  It took longer than it should because all the lights decided they wanted to get tangled up. lol . I was finally able to get them all off and packed away.  Everything is back in the boxes for next year.  I am going to relax the rest of the evening and get ready to watch the ball drop on TV.  I  was able to stream that last year, so I'm hoping I'll be able to again this year. It won't feel like New Year's Eve without that!


Goodbye 2018

It's hard to believe that this year is almost over.  Just a few more hours and we get to start anew.  It was overcast when I left for my walk today.  The weather apps said it would not rain during my walk.  Well, my weather apps, LIED.  As soon as my feet hit the street and I started up my street, it began raining. It rained for almost my entire walk.  I was not amused!  I was quite happy when I got home.  I had to put my clothes in the dryer.  I also put my shoes on either side of the heater to dry them out, too.  

I mailed off letters during today's walk and then I had one more I needed to mail after I got home.  I decided to mail that and went to Starbucks while I was out. Yay! It was delicious, of course. :p  I wanted to end the year right.

With my walk and my trip to Starbucks, I also took down my Yule tree.  It took longer than it should because all the lights decided they wanted to get tangled up. lol . I was finally able to get them all off and packed away.  Everything is back in the boxes for next year.  I am going to relax the rest of the evening and get ready to watch the ball drop on TV.  I  was able to stream that last year, so I'm hoping I'll be able to again this year. It won't feel like New Year's Eve without that!


Back at it!

So, I got up today and I still didn't feel great, but I got my butt up and went for my walk.  I was glad to get back to it.  I got it in and then came home and relaxed for a bit.  I washed my hair and my bed linen.  I just have to put the linens back on the bed.  I thought about going to Starbucks, but I never got motivated enough to get up and go! I still could go as it's early, but I don't know.  Maybe I can run over and hit the drive thru?  I am not sure I even feel like getting dressed to go out! 

I still haven't taken down my tree. I wish I had the room to store it like it is.  I'd just wrap it in plastic wrap and call it good until next year. LOL!  I hope all my new lights still work next year, too.  I might run to Target next week and see if they have any of the blue lights still available.  I'm sure they'll be on sale.  I could buy a few boxes as backups.

 


Hello from Friday!

I didn't forget to post yesterday, I just didn't get time to.  My text messaging has been hit or miss from one of my friends. (The one I text most with.) . I tried different SMS apps last night and finally went with one that I had used in the past.  I seemed to be getting his texts after that.  I hope it's working now.

The bad thing is that I am not getting notifications on my Fitbit when I get a text.  Out of all the texts I've gotten since I changed sms apps,  only got one notification on my Fitbit. UGH!  I don't know if the texting issues were on my end on my friend's.  I guess if it continues, I'll have to contact AT&T and get them to troubleshoot.  Hopefully I'll get it worked out and I also hope to get my notifications again.

The notification on my Fitbit helps when I am walking.  A lot of times I can't hear the phone because I have my ear buds in.  This way, at least I know I have a text and if it's something I need to reply to.

It poured rain all day today so I didn't walk.  My friend wanted to go to South Boston again to get something he saw the last time we were up there.  He was able to get it and we went to Dini's brothers and ate again.  That place is so good!

We came back to town and went to a thrift store.  I got a dish drainer and some pen holders.  Exciting, I know. :p

 


Hello from midweek.

I was quite tempted to skip my walk today as I woke up very tired.  I went for my walk anyway!  I was glad I did as I was able to pick up a few things at the grocery store on the way home.  It was nice to get a few things I needed.  

I need to take down my Yule tree and put it away for another year.  It's such a pain to take it down. lol I am not looking forward to that.  I might wait and do it on Friday since it's supposed to rain all day and I'm may not be able to walk.  They have already given flood warnings.  Boo, that means my basement is still probably flooded or will be again.  I still haven't gotten the pilot lit.  Still no hot water.  How long has it been now?  Let me look....   November the 7th was the last time I had a hot bath.  It's been almost two months now.  Phooey! If I go down tomorrow and get it lit, it will probably just get washed out again.  I don't know why my basement it doing this so often.  Yes, we've had a LOT of rain, but it doesn't usually fill up that fast. It's so frustrating!

 


Happy Holidays

I’m glad that is over!  I walked today and it was weird to see everything closed.  I got to see a few cute dogs along my walk. :). I also stopped by the neighbor’s house and loved on Zeus the dog.  He is such a sweetie pie. All I wanted to do after my walk was to come home, put on my give up on life pants and do absolutely nothing.  Sadly, I didn’t get to do that!  I was expected to go to my friend’s house to eat.  I got to see all my favorite pups, though! Cocoa, Daisy, and the demon dog Ceaser. Lol. I also saw Percy and a sweet Roxie!  Roxie at one point, climbed in an chair and onto the kitchen table. LOL!  She is such a silly!  I snuggled her a bunch.  

I ate and stayed a bit and then came home.  They made me feel bad because they gave me gifts and I just didn’t have the money to buy any this year.  I got a cute Intuitions bracelet, a grocery store gift card and a Starbucks gift card.  I stayed a bit after eating and then headed home.

I waited until dark and then went to my car. I did my tradition of going down Riverside drive and seeing everything closed.  I also went to a few neighborhoods to see lights, but not a lot of people decorated.  When I was a child, most everyone decorated.  Not so much now.  Oh well.  I did that and came home.  Sheets was open (convenience store that has made to order food) but they were BUSY.  I knew they would be and hadn’t planned to go anyway! I didn’t take my extra key so I couldn’t have anyway.

 


Much better!

I got up today and took my walk.  I came so close to skipping it and staying in bed.  I prevented myself from backing out and staying home by taking my bed linen off the bed and throwing it in the washer.  That way, my bed wouldn't be much fun to get back into.  

It was nice to get back to it.  I wanted to go to the post office, but I figured since it was my first day back to walking in almost a week, I should just skip that part. I did run into Dollar General on the way back and picked up a few things I needed.  

I came home and was happy to relax!  I played some bingo on the iPad.  I washed my hair and my bed linen.  I just need to put the bed linen back on the bed.  I've already done my French lesson, too.  I finished my current read last night and I'm starting a new one tonight. 

I hope to get to the post office tomorrow.  I really need to go.  I have some things that I need to pick up that I know are there.  I have informed delivery at my post office box and at home!  It keeps me from going when I don't have anything in my box. :)  


Sunday and no Starbucks!

i walked again today.  The sun was out for most of my walk.  It sprinkled just a bit near the end, but it wasn't enough to have to use my umbrella.  That was a good thing!  I got to see one of my neighbors dogs that I love. His name is Zeus and he is a a big ole sweetie pie.  i also saw a guy that usually has beagles.  His current beagle was with him today and he had him in a Santa suit!  Cutest Santa ever! I should have taken a picture.

I got to warm water up on the stove to wash my hair today.  I haven't been down to try and get my water heaters pilot light lit in over a week.  The last time I went down was Saturday.  A week a go yesterday.  I was hoping to get it lit before the big snowfall, but I didn't.  My friend came and tried to get it lit too, but no luck.  He is going to come back again sometime and try again.  His plant is on vacation from the end of this week through the new year, so hopefully I'll have hot water soon.