Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Saffy scored the first rabbit of the year.
The chimney guy came yesterday, and I'm pretty sure I paid more than I should have for tar to be applied around three chimneys, but at least it's done, hopefully it will resolve the two issues I was having. I would say I wish I was handier, but that wouldn't solve the problem of my complete and utter fear of heights that would have halted me from being handy on said need.

Last night I was able to run to Mum's w/ Davey T in order to discuss auctioning things off and cleaning things out. Tip: Don't have meetings to discuss selling/disposing of your childhood home around the time you could be a little PMSy. It's disrupted my sleep, it has me weepy and distracted, and it just feels like a heavy weight. I'm with my sister that it feels like forever before this can be done and we just want it all over with. I feel pulled in different directions, I feel like there are demands on us creating internal conflict, but mostly I just feel conflicted and disappointed.

I did get to see where Davey T goes to get "half greased" on the regular, sharing a drink with him, and then got to visit w/ Miss Becky as well while we grubbed some Chinese. Who would have thought Portage would have a good Chinese place?!

I need to get hours in at this point, but I'm distracted, I want to step out for lunch. Maybe a good cry is in order, or a drink. I'm really looking forward to my hug "scheduled" at the end of the week.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

This week is going to be more tedious than it normally is... I am already tired of the mother's day themed commercials.  Enough.  Thanks.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

After all of the things I've accomplished earlier this week, I decided today I was going to be a lazy, other than taking Saf and Vix to the vet for rabies shots.  How that turned into...

laundry
dishes
buying and potting my "garden" (four tomato plants and two pepper plant)
taking more pictures at Richland Cemetery (I processed all of the ones I had here - finishing about 100 of that set earlier today)
"mowing" the front lawn (I say it this way because, technically I weed ate it - the mowers would never start - but since the back lawn isn't high yet, this buys me another week or so before I need to see if my guy is still in the mowing game this year)

... I'll never know.

I'm ready for a nap, I'll tell you that much.

Friday, May 01, 2015

I was able to leave a bit early today, so I headed to Altoona to gather my stuff out of Mom's attic.  That's three flights of stairs for each box, so they didn't make their way upstairs here, I'm lucky they are in the house.  I tried to get most everything else out of the attic that I could carry myself as well.  I didn't count those flights to the second floor.  While I was there I mowed the lawn too.  All that before catching up w/ the Wild Ones for dinner.  Gee, I wonder why I'm so tired.  9:30?  Yep.  Wash up and out.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WHERE IS IT!?  I've been hunting for the titles to the vehicles to no avail.  I am sure I put it somewhere "safe", yeah, so safe I can't find it.  They're not in the safes, they're not in the secretary in the dining room, they're not in the filing cabinet.  There are no other logical places I would have put them.  The good news about this is that it's pushed me into cleaning out some stuff from upstairs as I rummage about.  Good timing too since spring cleanup is only a little over a week away.

There are three big garbage bags and two boxes waiting to go to the curb, the very back of  the Durango is completely full for drop off at Goodwill tomorrow, and the shred container is to the brim (hopefully BRM does the free shred day again this year).  I still can't bring myself to shred old tax paperwork.  I know they say you only need to save years, but that seems so little.  I can see much more carpet in the junk room!

On other news... I finally decided to try Vixie's thundershirt on Saffy for the storm that happened earlier tonight.  I guess I had assumed that it would be too big for her, but it tightens down nicely.  Success - she's laying on the couch looking comfy vs hiding under the coffee table looking terrified.  This, of course, means I'm a complete jerk because I didn't try this sooner.  Poor kid.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I hate that crushy feeling, like there are so many things I need to do, but nothing I really can act on in this instant. It's partly the press to get things in motion (pick up for the old TV, garbage out for spring cleanup, ready the Durango to part with her, finding space for a ton of other stuff that needs to come back from my Mom's, getting time w/ Davey T to discuss other matters) and then the addition of news meaning I'll have to turn the apartment over again soon that has me feeling this way.

As I dwell on stuff I also then start to think about the other stuff that has lingered on the to do list like contacting someone about the drippy chimney and make some progress on the website design I got roped into (I don't care how many times people try to say I volunteered, the fact is they're missing a word - "was" - I WAS volunteered). Yes, yes, that gets me feeling twitchy and anxious which then makes me just want to go lay down and sleep or eat... yeah, eat! Neither one is a very good idea as that then reminds me how far off the wagon I am after not having lost weight at all in the past few months.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TV is all hooked up!  A gang of us got together Friday night at the Orchard for wings and drinkies.  After my Favorite Egg was already on top of starting to put things in order.

Saturday we headed out to Johnny Mac's wedding and reception.  I didn't sleep super well Friday night, so I wiped out on the couch pretty early after we got back.  While I slept, the rest of the components were magically put together and everything was pushed back to the wall.  He's a good one, no doubt.  :)

Today we did a little running to facilitate cooking and then watched Meet Joe Black.  The TV is pretty sweet, but it's a little odd to see every scar and flaw on the faces of actors.  It also seems hyper realistic, so some things look a little 3d or faked.  It will be nice to be able to hit the internet from the TV and use it for so much more.

The day (heck the whole weekend) went way too fast.  Don't mind me, I'm just going to sit here, feel sorry for myself, maybe workout my arms/shoulders/sides, and then slip into a coma before I need to get through another week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It was snowing today.  I didn't throw myself to the ground like a two year old, but I really really wanted to.  I knew it wouldn't lay, but c'mon, did it have to get cold enough to warrant the winter coat coming back out?  *exasperated sigh*  This doesn't help the fact that I've been so tired lately, it makes me want to retreat into winter-hibernate mode.

The new TV arrived just a few minutes after 8 this morning, so now it sits waiting for my Favorite Egg to visit.  I'm excited about it, I admit it.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Not only did I scoop last night, but I started making piles of leaves in the back yard.  It really helped speed things up today when the youngest Law came to assist with my lawn work.  It's so nice to have his help, he doesn't shy away from the work, and it's nice to get to talk with him.

The front and back yards are both in order now, and ready for mowing, but I'm not ready to send the message and ask if my lawn care guy is still doing it this year.  I worry every year that he'll hang it up.  As I look outside it appears that a rain storm is trying to blow in and it's cooling off pretty fast.  Have at it mother nature - I got everything done.  Neener neener.

I'm going to sit here and relax this evening, and play w/ my faster internet speeds to upload some grave photos I took last night.  Yay!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Today mulch the planet took place in Ferndale.  The weather is fantastic.  I should be out back scooping poop to ready for more work here tomorrow, but I think I'm going to make a Big Lots run.  My cabinets are quite empty right now.  Then, maybe a nap... but yeah, yeah, I'll get scooping. *sigh*  I wish I didn't have to feed them.

Friday, April 17, 2015

This evening I uploaded my 58 videos from vacation in a short period of time.  I think that answers the question that the cable modem arrived in time for my afternoon appointment.  Yay, welcome to a new world.

I came home today to join my sister who kick started me on some long over due cleaning and purging.  The pile of bags at the curb for trash is rather inappropriate right now.  Boy they trash guys won't like me next week as it's mostly heavy stuff too.  I feel a couple of hundreds of pounds lighter, literally.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

For realz? The place I attempted to order the TV from doesn't ship here. He said "if you look at the map on my website"... um, huh. I could understand if you only shipped within your state, but no, they are all over the place, just a big gap over PA and NY. Friggin Jersey, that's all I have to say. Ok, so I ordered from the place with the next lowest price. They'll take my money, they ship to all 48 contiguous states.