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I got back to my regular routine today.  I got in a good walk.  It was quite chilly out there.  I had to wear my hoodie for the whole walk.  I came home and put my bed linen in the dryer. I had popped it in the wash before going for my walk.  I relaxed a bit and then decided to try to get the pilot lit.  I got down there and the water had gone down a little more.  It was still deep enough that I got quite wet. :( . My hair, my jacket, and my feet and legs.  I had to lean down to be able to see the pilot light.  I got it lit, but it wouldn't stay lit.  I'll give it a few days and try again.  The water was so COLD. UGH!

I was down there a long time trying to get it started, but no go.  I came out and rinsed my feet and legs off and then washed my hair.  Who know what was floating around down there. Yikes!  I dried it under the bonnet hair dryer and then had lunch.  After lunch, I decided to go and get my hair cut.  I've needed to get it cut forever now.  It's so much shorter and easier to manage.  I got a reversed bob which is my favorite.  The only thing is, the front is a bit shorter than I wanted it to be.  I am not too upset because it will grow out, but I wish she hadn't cut it so short.  The back is perfect though.  I wanted it really short.  When I got there and I told her what I wanted, I said, "I want a reversed bob, but I don't want the  'can I speak to your manager' haircut. LOL!  

I downloaded and installed Mojave on the MacBook Pro tonight.  So far I don't see a lot of difference, but I haven't really gone into it yet.  I'll play around with it later.  I hope it doesn't slow down the MBP since it is an old one.  So far, it doesn't see to be slowing it down, so that is great. I just need to play with it.  I checked out a few of my programs and they run fine on it.  I'll go check it out as soon as I do my French lesson for today.


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!

 


Meh

I walked today and it wasn't too bad.  It was warm, but it's no where near as bad as it was a few weeks ago.  I wish it would cool down a little more.  I came home and did some of my other stuff.  I also noticed it was getitng overcast.  It drizzled a bit.  I hope it doesn't rain a lot.  We certainly don't need anymore rain here!  Some people are still without power and there are still trees and lines down.  There was a mud slide the other day and it took out power to a bunch of people again.  I think they got that fixed.

I went down in my basement after my walk to see if I could get my water heater lit.  Nope.  The part that I would need to light is still under water!  I took a ruler down there and measured the step to see how deep it was the other day when I was down there.  12 inches!  Good grief!  It's still about 8 inches of water down there so I'll have to wait a few more days and try again.  I hate not having hot water.

Remember the Fossil satchel bag I got that I wanted to start carrying this fall?  Well, it stinks.  I mean reeks of perfume and I can't stand it. I don't like a lot of heavy scent.  I wrapped it in newspaper, stuffed it with newspaper and closed it up in a some plastic bags for over a week.  I took it out the other day and it still reeks.  It's bad.  I've been looking up ways to take the smell out. One solution was to put it in a closed container with dry coffee grounds.  That sounds like a good idea.  Especially if it smells like coffee. LOL . I just want it to smell like leather!  I'm going to find a sealable plastic bin big enough for it and put it in there with some coffee grounds and hope for the best.  I really want to carry this handbag, but at the moment, it's not a possibility!


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!

 


Hello again!

I bet you thought I forgot to post yesterday, didn't you?  Well, I didn't!  I had power issues.  My power went out around 2:30 pm yesterday and it didn't come back until 5:15 pm today!  Believe me was I glad to see it back.  Yesterday was one crazy thing after another.  I went out at my regular lunch time and nothing was open.  The power was out all over the city.  We had a LOT of rain in a very short time and some extremely high winds.  It was nuts.  I think a tornado touched down here but I don't know if that has been confirmed.  The first time I went out to try and find something open so I could get food, it was insane.  It was still raining and nasty.  There were roads under water, trees across roads, waterfalls where there are no waterfalls, etc.  It was very exciting, but very scary!  I actually had to drive UNDER two trees that were across the road and then drive around another tree on the same road.  Luckily that was back near my neighborhood so my happy ass went home!

After the worst of the storms were over and it was only raining a little, I went back out to go to two different areas of the city that I didn't get to last trip.  One area was completely without power and the other area was blocked due to water in the road.  I had to go a crazy round about way, but I finally got back home.  That time, I decided I should just stay in!  I wrote a stack of pen pal letters on the MBP but of course, I couldn't mail them!  I also couldn't charge the MBP or my phone.  Oh and my data that I usually can use in a power outage decided to not work too!  I couldn't even get on to post that I couldn't post! Lol

So later, my friend texted and asked if I had power yet.  No, I said, what about you?  He didn't either.  He asked if I wanted to ride somewhere and try to find something open to get food. I agreed immediately!  We found two fast food places that were open but they were backed up like crazy.  We found another one that had people inside eating, but when we got to the drive thru, they said they were closed. BOO!  He mentioned a gas station / convenience store that usually had deli sandwiches and stuff.  We went there.  They were busy busy, but they had sandwiches!  I got two bacon, egg, and cheese croissants.  They were so delicious.  After not eating all day, they were ambrosial!  I got a bag of chips and a Mountain Dew.  I also got a bag of mini chocolate chip cookies and a bag of Funyuns to have for today.

So, I had to sleep with no air conditioning last night.  Luckily it wasn't too hot.  I am a person who likes to have my bedroom as an arctic climate when I sleep because I like to snuggle under covers.  I can't sleep unless I have some kind of cover on me.  I toss most of my bedding to the bottom of the bed and only used a light sheet and a blanket.  I finally got to sleep. One good thing about the power being out was that it was totally dark. I like it to be as dark as possible when I sleep.  I got my wish for sure last night.  I couldn't see anything.  

So, today, I get up when my Fitbit alarm goes off, actually I was awake a bit before it did.  The power was still off, so that meant no coffee. OH NOES!  I drank a room temperature Mountain Dew. BLEAH!  I love cold soda. I DO NOT like warm soda.  I had to have the caffeine though!

I decided to walk since I missed the last two days and there was nothing to do here anyway!  I got in a good walk.  I had to walk carefully in some areas because of downed lines and downed trees, but it was mainly okay.  The whole business section I pass when I'm walking was without power and still is as of about 20 minutes ago.  I had to run out to mail a package.  

I was able to get a cold Coke (Thank the Goddess) at my turn around point. I came home and my power was still out.  Boo.  I noticed last night when I went out with my friend that my other friend that lives at the top of my street had power! WHAT?!  UGH.  Her street is on another transformer or something.  So, today, when I walked by there, I noticed that her son was home.  He is 21 and in college to be a doctor and I love him to pieces.  I called and asked if it would be okay for me to come up and charge my phone and my laptop.  He said sure so I went.  I charged my Macbook to about 80% and my phone to almost 100 and headed home.  They have power and they have a coffee maker.  I made myself a cup. LOL . 

So, I had a nicely charge phone and MBP.  I came home and was trying to decide what to do about food.  I checked my phone and my data was working again so I was looking to see if I could find out what was open today.  A lot of city was / still is out.  My friend texted me and said if I could wait a bit, he'd pick me up and we'd go eat.  I did, and he did.  We ate and then he dropped me home.  While I was waiting for him to show, my power came back. YAY!  His didn't, though.  Sorry, friend!  

So, when we got back and he dropped me off, his power was still off.  I went out just a few minutes ago to mail off a package from one of my ebay auctions and a business that is a few streets over from his house had power when they didn't earlier and it looked like several houses on his street had power.  He had gone out to a friend's house since they had power.  I guess he'll head home soon.  I know I'm glad to have mine back!

While I was at the post office mailing that package, I also mailed off the letters I wrote last night. I was able to print them off today. I had to type them because it was the only way I could see to write them. LOL . OH!  After today's walk, something was hurting me on my chest right below my shoulder. It's way dark in the house without lights even in the daytime, so I couldn't see what it was.  I reached and a felt what felt like a flying stinging insect. I still don't know what it was or if it's still in my house.  It put a nice sized hole in me and it HURT.  Oh man, did it hurt. I'm pretty sure it was a wasp or a yellow jacket or something of the sort.  It's actually feels hot right now.  Not good! 

Ah, well, I just wrote my book for Nano in this post. LOL Well, I didn't get to post yesterday so there you go.  I should be able to sleep well tonight with the air going. Yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fantasy RV shopping....

Well, it's research, but yeah.  It was fun! I went looking for an RV that I'll be using in my upcoming book.  I searched high and low on Google and finally found a company that makes compact ones that are perfect for my needs. I printed out the brochure and the interior layout for reference.  Two of my main characters are going on a road trip away from the compound so they'll need something safe to go in.  I'm going to have it look like crap on the outside (on purpose). It's to look like that so no one will mess with it when it's parked. (Zombie novel) . It will be steel reinforced on the outside and just the right size inside. I didn't want to use one of those huge ass RVs, so I went looking for one a little bigger than van size.  I found this one company that had a lot of them. I picked the one I want to use.  

In other news, I walked today.  It was overcast it and even rained a bit as I started out, but it soon stopped raining.  On the way back, the sun came out and it got hot. BLEAH!  I hate heat. It's October, it should not be this damn hot.  UGH!  It's making me feel ill.  Sick ill, not pissed ill!  I feel like I'm going to pass out and die before I get home. It sucks.  Hopefully it will cool off soon!

 


Saturday's post.

Thrilling title, I know. :p . I walked today.  It was overcast so it wasn't too hot and that was nice.  I don't mind walking so much when it isn't scoring hot.  I got my walk in and came home and relaxed until lunch time.  I fixed lunch and called a friend. I wanted to go to her house and drop off something and then run some errands.  She wasn't home, so I went waited and did some things here.  When she got home, I went up there and was going to do what I needed to do up there and then do my errands.  Well, that didn't happen! I got there and she got me to ride with her somewhere. I did and then we ran back by her house to get her son to take him by McDonald's to get some food.  We did that and then went back to her house. I had to see all the animals, so I did that and then did what I needed to do. After that, I ended up staying a lot longer than I had planned.  My hubby and I discussed books.  He gave me those first three books that I read recently so we were talking about those and serial killers and true crime.  It was a good time. lol

After I left there, I came home and relaxed a few minutes before fixing some dinner.  I did that and watched a couple of episodes of Crime Stories.  I just finished those and did my French.  I have charged my Fitbit and now I'm going to do some more notes and prep work for Nano.

Oh! Cassey Ho, also know online as Blogilates got married today to her long time boyfriend. ^_^ Her brand Popflex Active sent all the people registered at the site a gift card today to celebrate the wedding. I ordered a cool shirt!  It's a black t-shirt with Pop Pilates on it.  I love it! ^_^ . It was $22 and I had the $10 gift cards.  Yay!


Sunny today!

Yes, it was sunny today.  No problems with my walk at all.  I was happy that it didn't rain on me again.  I wouldn't have minded the overcast sky, though! :P . Even though it was sunny, it wasn't too bad out there.  I'm hoping that Fall weather if finally going to show up around here.  That would be so nice. I'm ready to wear all my hoodies. ^_^

I have been watching a good true crime show on Amazon Prime on my Roku.  It's called Crime Stories and it's based in Canada.  I've enjoyed all the episodes so far and there are still some on there to watch.  After I finish this, I'll see what else in on there.  I love that on streaming you can get shows from other countries that you might not get to see here.  I watched a show from France on TubiTv recently.  I was loving TubiTV until the commercials came.  BOO! lol I watched it for a few weeks before I saw the first commercial.  That was cool.  I was watching a show called The Prosecutors on there and hadn't finished when the commercials started. I found the show on Prime so I finished watching it there.  The Prosecutors is done by the same people behind FBI Files and New Detectives.  Both shows that I love.  I see quite a few shows that look like true crime on the Prime channel, so after I finish this series, I'll check those out.

I finished book four the Dan Wells books.  I'm ready to start on book five.  It's ready to go on my Kindle.  I finished Doctor Sleep on today's walk, so I went to the library and got The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.  I've read it, just like Dr. Sleep, but this will be my first listen.  After I finish that, I'll see what else the library has. I might see if they have some books by other authors I like.  There are a LOT of Stephen King ebooks, but not as many audiobooks.  I'll find something to 'read' after Bazaar, I'm sure!


Rain, yeah.... boy...

It was overcast when I went for my walk today.  It wasn't raining though.  That certainly changed! LOL I was on my way back and I noticed it was starting to sprinkle a little.  I got my umbrella out.  It started raining a little so I used the umbrella.  Good thing I did!  It started to POUR rain and it was the kind that isn't coming straight down.  My butt and back were soaked through quickly.  My shoes, socks, and feet were soaked.  My shoes are still wet!  It stopped raining as hard, but it kept raining until I got home.  After I was in and dried off and changed, it stopped raining. ~_~;  I needed to dry my clothes, but I just tossed them in the washer with some other things that needed washing and did that instead.  It was not fun walking like that.  It rained so hard and so quick that there were a lot of puddles.  I kept stepping in them by accident.  Believe me, I was glad to get home!

I laid down on the bed to relax a bit after I got home.  My friend texted and said to not eat.  That means we would go out.  We went to another of our favorite local restaurants.  It  was so delicious.  I got a bacon burger and it was the best burger I've had in a long time.  He needed to run a few errands, so I rode with. He got me a Frappe at McD's while we were out.  I had my Kindle with me, so when we were stopped at the places he needed to go, I read on my current read.  It's book four in the series I'm reading.  It's pretty good so far.  I'll read more later.  

Right now, I'm feeling sort of bleh.  My friend got onion rings with his dinner and let me have some.  I love onion rings, but onions don't like me. LOL . My mom was the same way.  She loved onions but they didn't like her back.  The crazy thing is, I only had a tiny bit of onion.  I usually just peel the breading off and eat that so it isn't so bad.  It was so good though! :( Oh well, I knew what would happen and did it anyway! lol