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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!


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!

 


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. 

 


Hello!

Sorry about yesterday.  It was almost midnight and I didn't have a chance to make a real post.  I just posted a quick line and called it good.  Yesterday, it rained a lot.  That helped with the snow a lot.  I went out to check my route and it was looking much better.  It was supposed to rain some today too, but it wasn't raining at my regular walk time.

I went for my walk. There were several places where I had to be very careful not to slip and a few places I had to walk in the road a bit to get around huge piles that were still there.  I was able to get my walk in successfully though.  It was nice to get back at it.  It was overcast for my walk until I got on the way back and then it started to rain. I had to use my umbrella the rest of the walk.  At least it wasn't too much of my walk.  I got home and had to put my clothes in the dryer and put my shoes by the heater.  My shoes got pretty wet, my clothes only a little bit.  

I am glad I was able to get back out there and walk.  Of course, it was hard to get back to it, too.  I almost talked myself into waiting one more day.  I needed to get back to it. Hopefully tomorrow I won't get my shoes wet!  


Cabin fever!!!!

So, this is another day with no walk.  I decided to go out for a bit in the car. I just needed to get out for a bit.  I drove down my regular walking route to see how the sidewalks were.  It was about 50/50.  Some areas were completely clear and others were not.  It’s supposed to rain here tomorrow, so that will probably speed up the procsss.  At least I hope so!

While I was out, I picked up my presecription from the pharmacy. I thought about going to Starbucks, but I didn’t.  Maybe next time I go out.  Who knows? Today was the first day the mail carrier has delivered mail all week!  I had a package two days ago but it was just delivered today.  Sheesh.  I cleaned the walk off and everything too.  Oh well.

I’ve been watching The Addams Family on Hulu.  It’s such fun.  I’ve seen it all before, or course, but it’s fun to be able to watch all the episodes in order. I’m currently on the one where they try to teach Lurch to dance so he can go to the butler’s ball. ^_^

 


Letters letters letters!

No walk again today, but I got a stack of letters caught up.  I'm so relieved to do that.  I have put them off way too long.  I'm so glad to have a stack to mail.  I still don't have enough stamps for them all.  I hope to be able to walk in a few days and I'll get the stamps I need then and mail the stack.

I was able to get my car unstuck today.  I went out and shoveled some snow around my car.  I got in and drove forward and backward. I was able to get it dislodged. I backed out and went to the gas station and got some gas so I didn't have to worry about that anymore.  I was able to get home and get my car back in and in it's usual spot.  I was so happy to get that done!

I will try to drive it again tomorrow in the afternoon to help keep the driveway clear.  I thought about going out tonight but it was freezing out there and I knew there would be ice on the roads so I decided to just stay here.   

I ordered an additional case for my iPad Mini and it was supposed to be delivered today.  It wasn't. It was out for delivery and I kept waiting for it. I finally saw where it couldn't be delivered because there was no access to the house.  I think he just posted that and didn't even try. I have my front walk shoveled all the way to the street. Hopefully he'll bring it tomorrow.