Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday and Breakfast With Bob

I slept fitfully last night. It's probably because I didn't do much of anything yesterday except play FreeCell and watch TV. Today will be different. I will drive over to Coffeyville and pick up Bob at 7:00AM and we will go to Eggberts for breakfast, Afterward I will fill my car with gas at Woodshed and get my hair done at 9:30AM. I may go out to Walmart and get a couple of things or stop at their Dollar General and get them so I won't have to drive clear across town to their Walmart. Then I will come back home. There are no game activities at the senior center today. Next Wednesday is game day.

I went ahead and ate some oatmeal this morning even though I will have another breakfast at 7:00AM this morning. It keeps my system running. Oatmeal is so good for you. I also had a cup of coffee. I will forgo the breakfast bar and Chai Latte. I do need to check and see how many cats/kittens are waiting for their breakfast.

Well, Scruffie and her kittens were all out there and one of the yellow cats too.  The yellow cat ran all the others off. That's disgusting. There was plenty of food for them all out there.That yellow cat is eating like he/she had not eaten in a long time but I know I fed that cat yesterday morning. That yellow cat is the adolescent cat not Big Yellow Tom.

So more later.....

I went over at 7:00AM and picked up Bob for breakfast.  after that., I went out to Woodshed and filled up my gas tank and then out to Walmart to buy groceries.  Then I got my hair done and came on back to Caney to get the child's chicken strip dinner at Sonic for $2.18.

Then I came back home and called Amazon again. This is almost four weeks now since I have been able to get into my Amazon account. I have now talked to 21 different people...none of which has been able to help me. Finally it occurred to me why I haven't been able to get their texts of a number to put into the OTP security. I have blocked all calls whose numbers are not familiar to me. I get so much spam I don't even answer them. I just block them and delete the numbers. I evidently have blocked the many Amazon customer service numbers.

I went back over to US Cellular in Coffeyville and found out how to unblock all those numbers. There must have been hundreds. It took me hours to unblock all of them. But it's done now and I should be able to get Amazon's texts now. After a few days I will try again to deal with them and try to get my account so I can access it. I am exhausted with the entire thing right now.

I went over to Nancy's after that. I tried to call her but for some reason her phone rings six times and then goes to voicemail. I will pick her up after she gets her hair done tomorrow and we will go to Bartlesville to Honda of Bartlesville and get my oil changed in my car. Before that we plan to go eat at McCalesters.

Friday I am meeting Gay and Adele at Anna Maes in Independence and I will take Nancy there too. She has to get out of that house.

Leslie and John will be gone this weekend to South Dakota to a meeting of people in John's type business.  Octavia is expecting her puppies any day now. If they are born while they are gone Ray, Johns brother in law, will feed and check on the dogs and cattle.

I had four cats and kittens come for their supper this evening. After they ate their fill I brought in the bowls and then worked on this blog while listening to music on Alexa.

It's my bedtime now. I took my bath when I got home from Nancy's and it's 9:40PM now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tuesday and Another Boring Day

I slept very well last night and was up at 5:00AM. I have had my coffee and oatmeal and am watching the weather channel waiting for the "weather on the 8s" to come on.

I fed five cats/kittens this morning. They were all hungry. Last night was a rainstorm so none of them came for supper. I think they are finished now and I will need to get the bowls back in the apartment.

I don't know what I will do today. Tomorrow I will get my hair done and perhaps take Bob to breakfast. Then I will get gas and come on back home. There are no games tomorrow. They are on the first and third Wednesday afternoons. Tomorrow is the second Wednesday.

I finally saw the weather on the 8s. It looks hopeful no more storms this week. I am so glad Lowe's are not coming this week. I was not looking forward to the mess.

John and Leslie are going to South Dakota for a conference this next weekend.  I am concerned about crowds that come from everywhere for conferences. That is very dangerous. I don't know whether everyone will be wearing face masks and keeping their distance all weekend. They are both at risk...John with his diabetes and Leslie with her history of Crohn's disease. I am concerned about their immune systems.

More later...

An hour ago I decided to try once again to talk to someone in customer service at Amazon. This was the 17th person in the past three weeks . Each one of them promised me they would get this settled so I can get back into my Amazon account and nothing has happened yet. This woman told me to wait 24 hours for an e-mail from Amazon and then try to log in again. I have been told this at least three times by various customer service people but it has yet to happen.  I have never got the e-mail. This morning I thought I would try once again to log into the account but was unsuccessful. Then I was locked out. That's when I thought I would try once again to get a customer service person that had some "follow through".

We will see. Tomorrow is Wednesday and I will be gone all morning. Maybe by afternoon they will let me into my account. I want to order a book.  This women seemed so sincere that I hope I can trust her to do what she said she would do. She said they had an entire file on my problem. I bet they do.

I went out and trimmed on my hedge again earlier. Darn thing grows fast. I have to trim on it every week.

I had one of my Healthy Choice frozen meals for my lunch at noon and an ice cream bar for my dessert. I will have a banana for supper.  That usually holds me until breakfast. It is 2:45PM now.

I may drop by Nancy's and see if she is up and around. Dale did sell her car. So she has no way to get around now except on foot. She won't go far that way.

More later...

I never got over to Nancy's but I did call her. The Food Basket texted me to ask if I could help sort food Thursday afternoon. We will wear face masks to do the work. It will be all inside work.  I will pick her up shortly before 2:00PM on Thursday. That will give us something to do that is a service to the community.

I see Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris for his vice president candidate She has been a prosecutor in Sacramento and a Senator too. I hope that works out.

Sources close to Joe Biden have long said that he was looking for a governing partner. 

And while Kamala Harris is only a few years into her first term as US senator, one selling point on the experience front is her leadership as California’s attorney general. 

Harris often said on the campaign trail that she led the second largest Department of Justice in the country, second only to the US Department of Justice. And as Biden looked at the range of experiences that would make a vice president ready to serve, that was one of them.

She seems well qualified.

It is 4:55PM now. Scruffie came by about an hour ago and wanted to eat her supper so I put some food out for her. Poor thing...every time she comes to eat, her two kittens see her and come crowd her and eat out of her dish with her. This time she came by herself. She is getting smarter. :)

The Food  Basket texted me a change in their hours on Thursday. Now it is 11:00AM until 1:00PM and then again 6:00PM until 7:00PM. I may be able to work the early shift but I may not be up to the second one. I will play it by ear.

More later...

At 7:00PM, I took my bath and watched some more TV shows on Amazon Prime before I will go to bed at 9:00PM.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday and Laundry

I got up at 5:30 this morning after a bad night's sleep. I woke up after midnight with a very sore neck. I must have slept crooked or something. I finally got up and took an Aleve. Then I went back to bed and after a couple of hours I had leg cramps. I had a med for that too so I finally got up and took a couple of those. I finally slept until 5:30AM. When I got up and dressed I stripped my bed and remade it and started my laundry. I believe it's ready to go into the dryer now so I will get back to this in a minute.

Five cats came for their breakfast this morning. Scruffie and her two kittens and Big Yellow Tom and the adolescent yellow cat all came at once. They ate their fill and left. I will get the bowls in and then get the laundry in the dryer. I will need to get cat food today.

I got the laundry in the dryer and am watching the weather channel now. I also stopped and got a breakfast bar to eat with my coffee.

I don't have a plan for today except the laundry. I will water the outside plants and deadhead them in a little while.  I want to watch "the weather on the 8s" for our forecast first.

I got the plants watered and deadheaded and I noticed we are forecast for  rain Wednesday and Thursday. This is Kansas so that may not happen.

More later....

I got the laundry folded and put away. Now I have nothing much planned.

One day this week, Lowe's will come to put my new flooring down the the kitchen, utility area, dining room and bathroom. The plumber will need to come to get the stool out of the bathroom and turn off the faucet to the washer. Lowe's is not allowed to do that. Lowe's can move all the furniture out of the dining room and the washer and dryer out of the utility area and frig and range out of the kitchen. Thank goodness! I have no idea how I would do that!

Suzanne, my landlady, just called. She is not all that happy with the flooring she chose and wants to cancel the order at Lowe's and look at Derailed Commodity where she can find what she really wants. I told her that was fine with me. I am in no hurry to have to deal with all the commotion of them moving all that furniture out and the plumber coming to take up the stool. She said it might be months or it might be weeks but she wants to get what she really wants down there. I am really relieved.

I just ordered some of Schwan's Chicken pot pies for Thursday's delivery. I think I just have one left in the box and I really like those. I have one at least once a week. Other then that, I get my frozen meals at Wal Mart.  I even have begun to get my ice cream bars at the Dollar General Store here in Caney. Schwan's are much too expensive. Consumer's Report says Healthy Choice is a very good brand to get and costs just a fraction of the cost of Schwan's.

More later...

I used the printer and noticed I was running out of ink. So I went up to Independence to the Walmart store and bought the three things I needed there and then bought the cat food and the ice cream bars at Dollar General here.

I wrote a check for the accrued interest on my old life insurance loan from back when we bought the double wide here in Caney and used the last check in my book  I thought I had one more book but it was from the Morgan Street address in Coffeyville. So I called and ordered more checks. Keith Rogers was supposed to have arranged that loan so the dividends would pay on the loan. That never happened. Then when Leslie was working for Prudential, we asked her to make that arrangement. For some reason, that didn't get done either. So every so often, probably once a year,  I get a notice from Prudential to make that payment. That notice came today and this time it was $48.89. Always something.

Anyhow, I should have my new checks in a week.

More later....

We had quite a bit of rain and wind and even some pea sized hail this morning.

My neighbor across the street had two large limbs fall off his tree and into the street during that storm. He left awhile ago and left those limbs out there in the street. I finally went out there and pulled them next to the curb over there. He is the one who parks one of his three pickups in his yard. That is so disgusting.

More later...

I watched some "Dr. G" , played some card game on the laptop until bedtime. I took my bath at 7:00PM and went to bed shortly after 9:00PM. I was going to watch "Bull" but just couldn't make it. I recorded it and maybe I will watch it tomorrow.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday and Online Church

I slept very well last night and got up at my usual 5:00AM. I made my bed, made myself ready for the day and had my breakfast. After breakfast I opened the front door to five hungry cats. I took their food out through the garage just to play it safe. I don't want to chase a cat through the apartment. They are out there eating now. There is Scruffie and her two kittens , big Yellow Tom Cat and  the yellow adolescent cat. They act like they haven't eaten in days and I know I feed them every day at least once a day and some of them come back in the evening for supper.

Leslie texted me last evening to invite me to dinner today. They are grilling a chicken and baked potatoes and vegetables. I will call Jay at the Shed over at Tyro and find out what kinds of pies he has. I will stop there on my way to the kid's and choose one. His pies are baked by the Amish colony over at Parsons and they are great pies.

I so appreciate being asked to dinner at the kids. They did that a few weeks ago and I took a cherry pie. Leslie is not on call this weekend.

It looks like all the cats/kittens are gone now so I will go out and get the bowls and bring them in.

I see Big Yellow Tom is still eating hungrily so I will wait a little longer .

I received my new replacement Medicare card in the mail yesterday. I looked everywhere for the original card but somehow or other I lost it somewhere probably when I changed purses and cleaned that other purse out. I called Medicare a couple of weeks ago and they said it would be a month before I got it but it was only a couple of weeks.

I watched a couple of shows that I like on Sunday morning "Vet Pet" is one and I had recorded "Lucky Dog" yesterday morning and watched that too.  Then I came into the den to play FreeCell for awhile while I wait for Jay to open over at "The Shed" at Tyro. I will check on a pie then.

More later... I called  Jay and chose an apple pie. I will pick it up at 12:15PM...after I watch church online. Leslie seemed happy about the apple pie.

I am watching CBS news Sunday morning now.

More even later...

I watched the church service and immediately left for Tyro to pick up the apple pie. Then I went on out to John and Leslie's.

I hadn't been there long and Leslie decided she needed some Amish bread for our meal. We went back over to the Shed and she chose some. Then we went back to the house. John put it on the grill and we sat out on their patio/gazebo and drank iced tea. He fixed the chicken and Leslie put the veggies on in a skillet and I stirred it while she got everything else done.

The meal was delicious! So was that wonderful Amish apple pie.

John had sold some of his art work and he showed me photos on his phone of the art work he sold. He did 22 pieces. He is a talented artist. Some of that was oil paint and some was metal sculpture.

We had a nice visit and then later that afternoon, I headed back home.I stopped at Nancy's and gave her my extra piece of pie. She was delighted!

Later that evening, after my bath,  I logged on to the Mission Center site with Zoom. 

I stayed up until after 9:30PM and then went on to bed.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday and Another Boring Day

I slept well last night and got up at 5:00AM, made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I had my oatmeal and coffee and am working on my Chai Latte now. I will also have a breakfast bar.

I opened the door to four cats/kittens  and took their food out through the garage so they wouldn't try to come in the apartment. They have eaten and are now gone....all but one yellow adolescent cat. She is still out there eating.

I have no idea what I will do today. Each day is basically the same...boring. If it weren't for the Amazon Prime and books, I would be in even worse shape.

I am waiting for the weather on the 8's and then will turn to the CBS news.  We have a 50% chance of rain this morning and it will be hot!

They are still going over the explosion in Beirut. That is a major tragedy.

More later.....

It's 10:00AM now and I have been playing FreeCell  in the den on the den laptop computer. I finally got tired of it. I watered the outside plants and deadheaded them. So far we have had no rain.

I may drive by Nancy's and see if she is up and wants to go to lunch. If her cousin's wife, Gina, is there, I will not stop.

More later...

Gina was not there so I stopped and asked Nancy if she wanted to go to Independence and eat at Big Cheese.  She did. I waited until she took her bath and put on some clothes and fixed her face and hair and then we drove up to Independence and ate at Big Cheese. Since I drove {Dale did sell her car} so she insisted on buying my lunch. I told her we would take a drive every week and stop somewhere where they are careful and have lunch if she wanted to. She was delighted! She said that would get her out of the house. I stayed until 3:00PM or so and then came home to get something done.

Krystal and her girls came to mow later then they thought. She had taken them all to Bartlesville to buy school clothes. They got here about 8:30PM and the girl who mowed finished in about 30 Minutes and I paid her. Luckily, I had trimmed earlier and so it looks pretty good.

I will play another game or two of FreeCell and then go to bed. As soon as they left, I came in and took my bath. I will go on to bed about 9:30PM

Friday, August 7, 2020

Friday and Lowe's Comes to Measure

I slept well last night and got up after 5:00AM and dressed and got myself ready for the day. Before I went to bed last night I did the load of laundry I had in the basket, dried it and put it away.

Then when I was dressed this morning  I fixed my regular oatmeal and a breakfast bar with my coffee.

When I opened my front door this morning, I had four cats/kittens waiting for their breakfast . I fed them and they are gone now.

It is supposed to rain today but we can't count on it.  They have a time predicting our weather. They may as well toss a coin. This is Kansas.

Lowe's is supposed to come and measure for the new floors today. We will see.

I had better get that cat food in before the ants find it.

More later...

The man from Lowe's came to measure the area where we will have new vinyl put down. He used a digital tape that actually drew the measurements on a tablet he had with him. New technology!

We will have to have the plumber come and lift out the stool in the bathroom so the flooring can be put down there. We will also have to unscrew the water faucet from the washer.  It is a liability issue with them. They will put the new flooring in the dining room, the kitchen and the utility area and also the bathroom.  I am looking forward to having new flooring. The flooring I have now is pretty worn. It is probably the original stuff.

More later....

I had lunch of a chicken pot pie from Schwan's. Very good! I also had an ice cream bar for dessert. Then I played Freecell for while and watched another "Dr. G" program and then read my Kindle for awhile. Now I am back in the den. It has been raining a little...not enough to worry about. It appears to have stopped. It is 2:20PM now.

I spent the afternoon alternating between watching Amazon Prime's "Dr. G"and reading and playing FreeCell. This is a terribly boring time. It rained a little off and on all afternoon. I just stayed home.

At 4:00PM I  turned to the Channel 6 news and after that the CBS news. Later I watched some more Amazon Prime. I read the book I got on my phone. I couldn't download it on my Kindle but it came through on the phone. Strange...

At 7:00PM, I took my bath and at 9:00PM, I went on to bed.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Thursday and A Change of Plans

I slept fairly well last night but was up several times in the night to go to the bathroom. I got up around 5:00AM.

I had five cats come for their breakfast this morning and only had bowls for four so one had to wait to eat.

I had planned to go to Bartlesville today to Lowe's with Suzanne to choose the flooring for my kitchen but she had to return something for Steve there too so she went ahead and picked out what she wanted to put down and she sent me a photo of it and it is alright.

I learned she wants Lowe's to come on Friday and measure for all that. They will move the furniture out of my dining room and the washer and dryer out of the utility area as well as the frig and range out of the kitchen and replace all of that when the flooring comes in. I am not wild about having vinyl in my dining room with my formal furniture but she said I could put the area rug I have in the den in the dining room like I did in Coffeyville so I may do that.

My neighbors, Pablo and Kylie, are moving in March to a larger apartment or house. They will have their baby by then and will need more room. Suzanne would like the have Nancy move into their part of the duplex when they move and sell her house and wanted me to suggest that to her. I didn't think Nancy would be interested at all but I told Suzanne I would suggest it to her. I went over to Nancy's last evening and discussed it with her but, as I thought, she definitely did not want to do that.  She still wants to stay in her own home.

So, I will clean this morning as I usually do. But I will wait until after the CBS news is over at 10:00AM.

I have watered both plants outside and deadheaded them too. If the flowerbed needs watering, I will do that later in the day.

I want to start my vacuuming now....

I got the entire apartment vacuumed during the various commercials in the news. I left the vacuum out and every time a group of commercials came on, I started vacuuming. Over the first hour of the CBS news, I managed to get it all finished. I will begin dusting next. I want to get that finished today just in case Lowe's does come tomorrow.

More even later....there's another thirty minutes of the CBS news.

After the CBS news went off I watched two episodes of "Dr. G" on my Amazon Prime.

Then I went into the den to play some FreeCell. But if I am going to dust, I had better get to it. Lowe's may come tomorrow.

I got the dusting done in the bedroom and den and I will do the dining room and living room tomorrow before Lowe's come.

I also charged the trimmer and edged the yard. I will probably get one of Krystal's girls mow for me this weekend. I don't want to ask Ryan to do it. That will become a chore if I take advantage of his good neighborliness.

It's after 4:00PM now and I am watching the Channel 6 news. At 5:30PM the CBS news will be on. I will want to watch that too.

About 6:30PM, I tool my bath and then decided to do the load of laundry I had in the basket. It was mostly underwear and  towels. It is in the dryer now. When I get it out and put away I will go on to bed. I have had indigestion this evening and took several Tums. All I ate for supper was banana and a very small apple Marilyn gave me yesterday. That shouldn't have caused any indigestion.

Anyhow, it is better now.

I took my bath at 7:00PM and watched TV ("Dr. G") and played some FreeCell until 9:00PM when I went on to bed.