Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday and Hairdo Day

I slept well again last night. I did wake up a couple of times but got right back to sleep. I got up shortly after 5:00AM and had coffee and Chai Latte. I have planned to have breakfast with Bob and take him the cake boxes in my trunk. I only had the large one. I don't know what happened to the small one. I will look in the garage.

I left here shortly before 7:00AM to pick him up for breakfast.  We ate at Eggberts and I had an omelet. That should perhaps hold me for lunch. If the weather holds, I will take these two books back to the library and get some more. They don't open on Tuesdays until 12:00 noon. It's a little after 10:00AM now and so far, no bad weather.

I did a load of laundry early this morning and it is in the dryer now.

More later...

Esther texted me this afternoon and asked me what my car insurance was going to be and the renter's insurance too.  They have three paydays in March and she wants me to put aside the money for those expenses. I looked them up and told Esther I would save the money for the payments. Those kids are so thoughtful for even thinking of those coming expenses.

I called the City of Coffeyville to see if the final payment for my Coffeyville electric bill had been paid. The woman there told me it was posted today. It was $92.00 and change. I had scheduled it for the 16th. They posted it today. Between the weekend and the Monday holiday, it arrived later then usual. But it was not late.

There was no sign of snow when I finally went to the library at 12:30 or so. I got two new books and turned in the ones I had read. About halfway though the afternoon Nancy called and wanted to bring me some of the vegetables that her niece had brought to her. She wanted to share them with me. She brought me some potatoes, green onions, oranges, coleslaw cabbage, and lettuce. I told her I would cook something with it. I may buy a small roast and put it and the potatoes and some onions in the slow cooker and have some of it for a meal.

Halfway through the afternoon, after I had read for an hour or so I noticed it was snowing outside. There is probably an inch or so of snow on the ground but it has stopped snowing now. It is 32 degrees out there now. It may begin snowing again later tonight.

It is 6:00PM now and I have read most of the afternoon. In an hour, I will take my bath and plan to go on to bed at 9:00PM.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday and President's Day

I slept well last night and got up around 5:30AM.  I will bake my cake today and see what the weather will bring tomorrow when I usually go to Coffeyville to have breakfast with Bob and get my hair done and run my errands. If it's decent, I may take it over to the church today and put it in the freezer there just in case the weather channel gets our weather right this time...for a change..

More later...

I have baked my cake and it is cooling. After it's completely cooled, I will ice it. Then I will decide whether to take it over the the church.

I am reading the last book I have checked out at our library here. It is Gresham's "Gray Mountain". So far, so good.  I read all evening last night and when I went to bed, I slept well.  Reading instead of watching TV helps me get sleepy.  It is 19 degrees here now....very cold.

I have been watching CBS News and they have an active investigation going into problems with maintenance  at Southwest Airlines. Most of the airlines try hard to keep their planes in the air so they can maximize profits. Sometimes that is at the expense of safety for their crews and passengers as they skip regular maintenance. What a tragedy!

More even later...

I got my cake done and iced and then Nancy called and came over and wanted to eat breakfast with me at Eggberts. I made it brunch since I had had my oatmeal but we had a good visit.

She brought me home and I read some before deciding to take my cake to the church and put it in the freezer.  I did that and came back the other way, through the airport road and down 75 to Caney.  It was sunshiny and a nice drive.

I will meet Bob tomorrow for breakfast in the morning since the bad weather is supposed to start after noon. I will then get my hair done at 9:00AM and go to the market if I need to do that. I will go to Walmart or Dollar Tree  to get those two things...a  cake mix and pan for the next cake. I have icing. I bought one at Country Mart on their $1.00 aisle the last time I was in Coffeyville.

Right now I will get back to my book. If I finish it, I will return these two tomorrow if I am able to get that last one finished before the bad weather begins.

More later....

I took my cake out to the church after lunch and will read to finish the second book. 

Well, I finished the second book and will return both of them tomorrow afternoon.  It's after 6:00PM now and I will take my bath at 7:00PM and get ready to go to bed at 9:00PM.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday and Cancelled Church

The roads are icy this morning and the pastors have cancelled church. Too many of our people come from way out of town and since we are in the country and the roads are too treacherous to have them drive in from Neodesha, I guess I will just stay in. I thought about visiting a local church but they may be cancelled too. Most all churches anymore are made up of older people who are not safe to drive on icy roads, let alone walk on icy sidewalks.

I will just watch the weather on TV. Too many TV evangelists are strictly fundamentalist in their belief systems and I would be horrified I am sure.  😉

More later...

About 10:30AM, I went out and checked the streets. They were fine...no ice at all. I had a prescription to pick up at the Independence Walgreens store so I decided to go up and get it. While there, I would go to Walmart and get a couple of things I needed from there too and then stop at their Braums and get milk. I got all that done...no ice at all.

When I got back to Caney I noticed that Casey's still had $1.99 on their gas so I got 10 gallons. That was 10 cents a gallon cheaper then Independence and 5 cents a gallon cheaper then Coffeyville.

Then the really bad news came in. I got a call from Georgianna, Juanita's (my blind friend who would have turned 94 in October) cleaning lady,  Juanita's son, Chet, who just turned 70 last week, had had a diagnosis of 4th stage lung cancer last month and he died on Wednesday. Juanita had a stroke a week ago, and she died yesterday. Michele, Chet's wife, is overwhelmed. Not only has she lost her husband but she also has now has lost her mother-in-law, Juanita. She is inconsolable.  I don't know how much help her two sets of twins will be.

I must get a letter off to Michele and the family and a sympathy card as well.

I wrote her a letter and sent a card as well. It won't go out until tomorrow since today is President's Day and that's a national holiday.

I spent the evening watching TV and reading. At 7:00PM I took my bath and at 9:00PM I went on to bed.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday and a Trip to Coffeyville

I slept fairly well last night. I had trouble getting to sleep to begin with. Then I woke up in the night and needed to go to the bathroom and while there, I took my med.

This morning my watch has stopped. I just had a new battery put in six months ago. For some reason this watch just eats batteries. I may go to a jewelry store to get this next one instead of Walmart.

I am lost without a watch so I will go over to Coffeyville and get one put in. There's nowhere here in Caney that does that.

Bob called this morning to say my ex-neighbor, Marilyn, had gone to the emergency room yesterday very sick. I tried to call Evelyn to find out how Marilyn was and she had not heard she was sick. She contacted Marilyn and then called me back. Marilyn had been just fine but then she went to Arby's for a turkey sandwich and after that she got violently ill with both vomiting and diarrhea.  Her stepdaughter came and took her to the Coffeyville emergency room. They diagnosed it as food poisoning. It will be awhile before Marilyn goes back to Arbys....if ever.

I will call Marilyn after a while and see how she is feeling today. She needs to know I was concerned about her. She was a good neighbor.

Bob and Joanne went to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast this morning. They were unimpressed with the coffee. Bob said it was very weak. He much prefers the Lion's Club pancake breakfast.

Well, more later. I'd better get over to Coffeyville and get that watch battery. 

I stopped in Coffeyville and got a watch battery from the Cantrell Jewelry Store and then went on to the First Baptist Church to the pancake lunch. Then I went by to visit with Marilyn, my former neighbor. After we had a nice visit, I went to Brahms and bought my yogurt and then came on back home. It has been cold all afternoon so I just watched TV for awhile. I was tired of reading.  At 5:00PM, I got a message saying "they" had tried to deliver my package 4 times. Unless it was the box of coffee from Amazon, I don't know what package that would be.

Marilyn just called me to say there was no package there at the apartment and no truck had been by to make a delivery. That's good. I thought I got my coffee order cancelled in time before the move. I do have to go to Walgreen's sometime soon and pick up my prescription. They texted me that it was ready.

It's almost 5:30PM so I guess I will go watch the news.

More later...

I watched the news and then the weather channel  until 8:00PM. I could not keep my eyes open any longer and went on to bed. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Now Friday is Cleaning Day

I slept well last night and was very glad I didn't clean yesterday. I won't be getting out on a solid sheet of ice so today I will clean instead. I have just been watching the weather channel and playing a game on the laptop. It's after 8:00AM now and I haven't even begun. I have had my breakfast though and done my dishes.

I had better get the cleaning started and get back to this later.

I washed the bare floors and vacuumed the entire apartment. I even made the bed up on the trundle bed. Now, if some reason, I would want to use it, it's all ready for me. Missy and I used to sleep on it when I had company. Again, I really miss Missy! Now I am sleeping with the little Shar Pei stuffed puppy. It gives me some comfort to have something in there next to me where Missy used to be. She usually slept right next to my back.

It's only 9:30AM and I am finished except for the dusting.  That won't take long. After I catch my breath, I will do that.

More later:

I didn't get the dusting done after all. I will do it in the morning. I went to the library and they were open since we had no snow.  I took the two books back and got two more. I had one of my chicken pot pies for lunch and an ice cream bar afterward.  Then I read all afternoon. Nancy called about 4:00PM and we visited for awhile.

Then I had an e-mail from Gay. She had her little cat put down today. It had a UTI and it was reoccurring again and in pain.  She did the merciful thing as hard as that is to do.

In a little while, I will eat some of my yogurt and read some more or watch the news.  It's 4:55PM now and the news will be on shortly.

After the news, I will take my bath and later...at 9:00PM, I will plan to go to bed.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning Day

I slept well again last night and got up shortly before 5:00AM. I have had my breakfast and dressed for the day. I had better enjoy today because tomorrow we are to have a wintry mix of rain and ice and snow and 20 degree weather. Today it is to be in the 70s. The weather is very sporadic these days..

I had planned to clean today but may wait and do it tomorrow when the weather will be terrible.

I updated the address book on this computer. I am using it more since I got it from Bob. I hope I got all those in the congregation.

I started another book last night but am not too impressed with it. It is called "Calico Joe" and is another Gresham book.

More later...

I went out to Dollar General and bought another birthday card for Cheyenne...this one is from the congregation. I have it out on my mailbox with the flag up.  The postman should be around in 40-45 minutes.

I went to city hall this morning and got the form to fill out to register to vote and filled it out and put it in the mail.

I also called Nancy and, sure enough, she is sick to her stomach again. I have tried to encourage her to let me take her to the doctor but she is evidently in denial and does not want to know what the problem is. You can't force someone to go to the doctor if they are determined not to go.

I am considering what to eat for lunch. I was going to eat out if Nancy was willing but now I may just open a can of soup.  I should go ahead and vacuum today too. I usually do that on Thursdays. Tomorrow is forecast for bad weather and I could just wait and do my cleaning tomorrow since I will not be going anywhere then.

More later....

I didn't have any lunch. Instead, I went by Nancy's and discovered she was better although she was still in her night clothes. She gave me some tomatoes that Sandy had brought her.  She had plenty. She also gave me an orange and some bananas. The Dollar General doesn't carry fruit or produce so the city orders that from another source. They plan to put in a city owned market here this year.

While we were visiting, Schwan's called me. They were at my apartment but were not supposed to be there until after 5:00PM.  I mentioned that and also that Nancy had been one of their customers but she had not seen them in months. She gave me permission to give them her address and they said they would come right over. They did that and she ordered several things. Then they delivered my order and I paid them for that. Since it was ice cream bars, I came on back home and put them in the freezer.

They have a new salesman and his name is Dalton.  He lives in Coffeyville.

After I got back home, I watched some TV and later took my bath and went on to bed at 9:00PM. It had been a big day but no cleaning was done. I will do that tomorrow since we are forecast for snow tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday and More Cold Weather

It is 30 degrees this morning. I slept pretty well last night. I left the door to the den open and that helped keep it warm. I also put a blanket over my feet and legs and that helped too. What really helped was the benadryl I took to dry up my sinus'.  I was drowning in my own juices before that.  I slept until 6:00AM for the first time in a long time.

As I was getting myself ready for the day, Scott called. He was on his way to work. I had not heard from him in well over a week. This past week was his first week on the job on his new job. I texted him last night to see how it was going and he and Ginger were at a play at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.  He told me this morning that they stayed until halfway through the play but Ginger had a flight out this morning early and so they left early.

I don't have a plan for today.  I usually clean on Thursday but I may just clean today since I have nothing going on but reading.  I have to admit, I am bored.

More later....

I read all afternoon and finished the first book. It was "Rogue Lawyer"...another Gresham book.  I finally ate some more of my chili.  I froze the rest.

I started "Calico Joe" but I am not too impressed with it so far.

At 7:00PM, I took my bath and got myself ready for bed/

I went to bed at 9:00PM.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday and a Trip to Coffeyville

I slept much better last night. I had read most of the day so didn't get as much of that blue glow from the TV that damages your body's melatonin supply.

I will text Bob in a few minutes and see if he wants to meet for breakfast this morning, We generally have done that on Tuesday when I go to Coffeyville for my hair appointment.  I will also go to the bank and the market while there. I will have to check and see if we have fog this morning too.

So, more later...

So far so good. No fog....Bob says Joanne wants to meet for breakfast too. They will meet meet me there at Eggberts. I will leave about 7:15. Alexa says that is when dawn begins.  I should be there shortly after 7:30.  I am drinking my chai latte now. That will warm up my stomach.

I want to go out to Walmart after breakfast and get a few things. My hair appointment isn't until 9:00AM. Which I do first depends on how long we stay at Eggberts.  I will probably just go to the bank before my hair appointment. I will need money for the week.

Vic McCaren called last night. He had not seen my car in the carport there in Coffeyville for a couple of weeks and found out that I had moved. He wanted my address now. He brings me strawberries in May and peaches in the fall and wants to continue doing that. I am delighted.  I told him I could meet him in Coffeyville or if he comes up highway 75 from Porter, he could drop by Caney or I could meet him somewhere here and pick them up. He will call me when the time comes and we will decide.  It is so good of him to do that. He also takes some to Wayne, my old landlord on the block there in Coffeyville.

More even later after I get back home....

I met Bob and Joanne for breakfast and afterward went to the bank and then to get my hair done. After that, I went out to Walmart and bought the few things I needed. Then I came back home, put away my empty trash container and picked up my mail. I then warmed up some chili for my lunch and had some cheese and crackers with it and read my mail.

Nancy called me again,. She and Sandy had been to see Polly Pearsall at the nursing home and Nancy called to ask me if she had her temporary front tooth in when I was with her day before yesterday. She did have it in. Now she has mislaid it again. She really should go ahead and get the permanent one because it appears she is going to mislay this one from time to time. She should put it in the same place every time she takes it out. That's what I do with my hearing aid. I hope she finds it. Sandy is helping her look for it.

Leslie and John came a while ago. They had been delivering that liquid feed for cattle. Leslie hooked up my DVD player. Now I can watch a DVD if I cannot find anything I want to watch on TV or on Amazon Prime. I can even check them out at the library here.

I will read some more on my latest book that I checked out at the library. I am not particularly impressed with it but it is something to read.

More later in the day...

I finished the book "The Confession" and before I took it and the other one back to the library, I called Nancy to see if she had found her tooth...she had! Thank goodness! Then I went back to the library and returned the two books I had checked out and checked out two more. I may start one of those this evening if there's nothing interesting to watch on TV this evening.

More even later....

I read all evening until bath time and then after my bath, I read some more.

I went to bed at 9:00PM. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday and Laundry

I got up early this morning and stripped my bed. I did a load of laundry while I fixed and ate my breakfast. While the laundry was drying, I remade my bed, then folded and put the rest away. I sure like my new washer and dryer. The one at the other apartment was an antique. Now I am considering taking my coverlet to the laundry here and washing and drying it there. It got a little soiled in the move.

We have dense fog this morning and rain too. I will stay in and read. I got two more books at the library on Saturday. Tomorrow I hope the weather is resolved so I can go to Coffeyville to get my hair done and go to the market. I need a few things from Walmart but nothing that can't wait until the weather clears. My main concern is my hair. It will be a week tomorrow since it was washed and it's also time for the haircut. I also go to the bank while I am there. And I usually have breakfast with Bob at 7:30AM on Tuesdays. My hair appointment is at 9:00AM. I will just play it by ear. I am not going to take my life in my hands to get a haircut.

More later...

 I read all morning and finished the book, "The Litigators" by John Grisham.  It kept my attention all morning and I had just begun it yesterday evening. I did make a run to the post office to buy stamps. I wanted to get Cheyenne's birthday card in the mail to her. Her birthday is next Saturday. She will be seven. I had the rest of my tomato basil soup for lunch with cheese and crackers. It was good! Then I ate my last two cookies. I also had an ice cream bar.

More even later....

There was nothing I was interested in on TV so I read all evening. I read the Gresham book, "The Confession". I still have a little bit to go but I have not enjoyed this book as much as others.

Finally, at 7:00PM, I took my bath and got ready for bed and then back to the book. I finally gave up and went on to bed at 9:00PM.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday and Church and Coffee Cake Today

I got up very early this morning.  I went to bed at 8:00PM. I was very tired after our trip and the dinner as well as the tour of the Price Tower. It was very interesting though and our guide seemed to know everything about it's history.

I have dressed and had my breakfast and am now ready to start the coffeecake. Bob and I alternate doing a coffee cake and his banana nut bread for the church school classes.  I am not sure what the weather is like today and I will drive the 17 miles or so to the church now. I am thinking it is just going to be cold and not icy.

I will get back to this after I get the coffee cake in the oven.

I have been looking through the file cabinet for my passport and have not been able to find it. Strange! One of these days I will just go through every file. I must have put it in a file I didn't mean to use for that. I have all the information I need to get a duplicate if I should ever need one again but I would like to find the original.  It worries me that I cannot find it in the file that is labeled "passport".

The coffeecake must be about done now. I had better get it out of the oven to cool and then I will ice it. I will leave here about 8:40AM this morning to drive over to church. I still have an hour and a half.

More later in the day...

We had a nice sized congregation this morning and afterward most of us went to Great China in Independence for lunch.

My brother-in-law told me he was ready to stop baking his banana nut bread so I plan to just do the coffee cake every week. I know he is tired of dealing with it. 

Afterward I came back to my apartment and did the newsletters and sent out three to those who are not online.

I plan to read this afternoon until 60 Minutes comes on at 6:00PM. I will take my bath at 7:00PM and try to stay up until 9:00PM when I plan to go on to bed.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday and A Valentine Dinner

I slept very well again last night and got up at my usual 5:00AM.  I got myself ready for the dinner in Bartlesville at the Price Tower. Karan will pick me up at the dental office parking lot here in Caney at 11:00AM and we will go on to Bartlesville for the luncheon. Rick and Carmen had to cancel last night. Rick has to work. He manages a large trucking concern and has a lot of responsibility.

I asked Nancy to come too but she was not feeling well last night  and thought she had probably not try to plan to go. She had chili for lunch yesterday at Eggberts and I wondered if that would set well on her uneasy stomach. Evidently, it didn't.

Anyhow, I have had my breakfast and am ready for the day and looking forward to it. Karan said Leslie had agreed to let the congregation's funds pay for everyone's tour of the building. That's good to know. It's after 8:00AM now so I have about three hours to wait.

 More later...

I went to the library and took my book back and got two more while I waited to go meet Karan. I tried to call Nancy a couple of times to see if she didn't want to go to dinner at the Price Tower with us but was unable to catch her at home.

So about 11:00AM, I went on up to the parking lot to wait. Soon Karan and the others came and picked me up.

This is a photo of the Price Tower in Bartlesville, designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956.

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We had a very good gourmet meal.  Then we had the tour of the entire building. It was very interesting although the tower is not used for anything but a museum and art gallery now. That's a tragedy...yet they didn't choose to tear it down. Since Frank Lloyd Wright built it, that would be a waste of one of his national treasurers.

This was my table at the Copper Restaurant. Sue, Phyllis, Becky and Karan sat at the same table.

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We got back home around 5:00PM. Karan had wanted to stop at Hobby Lobby so that took a little while.

After I got home, I watched TV and later took my bath around 7:00PM . I will go to bed in a little while. I am very tired. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday and a Very Cold Day

I slept very well last night. I put a quilt over my legs and was warm as toast. That helps a lot.  It is 12 degrees here this morning. There is still a lot of ice out there so I may not leave the apartment again today. I have my tomato bisque soup and also my chili in the frig. I will probably eat the soup and tomorrow is our early Valentine dinner at the Price Tower in Bartlesville. Karan is driving so I will just park my car at the dental office parking lot and meet her there.  I hope the ice is gone by then.

I have had my oatmeal and my coffee and Chai and juice. So I am warm on the inside just now.

I hope to get back to the library today. I want to return my book and get another few just in case it's a mess all next week.

More later...

The library was closed because of incriminate weather.  I will have to return the book when it is open again.  It has been a lovely day today...sun shiny and all.  Nancy called this morning and we went to Eggberts for lunch.  Then we went to the museum and looked at all the things they have accumulated there from Caney. Dale, her cousin, is doing a lot of work on it there.  Afterward, we went to Nancy's home and visited all afternoon. We had a good time. I got home about 4:30PM and had my mail. I got my first gas bill. It was $25.34. I put it in the electronic account to be paid online on February 14th. So far, so good. But that was just part of a month.

Now I have my first Consumer's Report magazine to be read since my move. I also have my new Independence Reporter. I guess I will read awhile before the news comes on TV.

More later....

I watched TV until 7:00PM and then took my bath and got myself ready for bed. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM as usual.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday and House Cleaning Day

I slept well last night again although I got up pretty early this morning. I decided to make chili and also clean the apartment. The ground beef was thawed so I wanted to cook it.

It snowed a little last night. It's mostly ice so I haven't been out of the apartment. The mail should be coming soon and I will go out and check if I got any bills yet. I am very curious to see how much my bills are going to run here.

Nancy called this morning and I invited her over for chili but she called later and said she was afraid to get her car out of the garage. There is too much ice. I certainly understand that. About 11:00AM, I went ahead and ate my chili. Now I need to put it in a covered bowl and get it in the frig. I will eat it one more time before I freeze it. It was very good.

More later...

I have run out of anything to read and it was too cold to get out and go to the library again.

This was the snow and ice scene out my front window.

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I had a phishing expedition again  from someone pretending to be Cox. I checked it out with Cox and sure enough it was a phishing expedition. It's always Cox they imitate. It keeps me busy constantly checking them out.

What a mess!

It's after 4:30PM now and I have just puttered around all day. I will take a bath later before I go to bed.

Nothing much the rest of the day.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday and Bunco

I texted Marilyn this morning to be sure we were having Bunco at the senior center there in Coffeyville and she answered affirmatively.  So I baked peanut butter criss cross cookies for my treat. I will pick up a drink or take my peach tea with me.  It's only twice a month that we either have games or bingo and I don't go to Bingo.

I slept well last night again. I got up close to 5:00AM.

I texted Karan to remind her about the bunco game at 1:00PM. She responded o.k.

More later...

I did go to Bunco after my lunch. I ended up having tomato basil soup and cheddar cheese and crackers for lunch.  I finished off my peach tea too. I was going to have chili but the Dollar General store did not carry great northern beans so I will make that tomorrow. It is to be icy out tomorrow anyhow. While I was in Coffeyville, I went to Country Mart and bought four cans of great northern beans for my chili tomorrow. I also got oleo and that dollar icing for my next cake. I went to the bank and withdrew my week's money too.

I didn't hear from Nancy today but of course, I was gone all afternoon.

I spent the evening reading my book and finished it.

After that I took my bath at 8:00PM and went to bed close to 9:00PM.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday and Cake Delivery

I slept very well last night. I took a melatonin before bed and since I had all my immediate problems solves, thanks to Leslie, I managed to sleep well.

I got my cake loaded into the trunk of my car so I wouldn't forget about it.

Bob texted me at 6:00AM to see if I was up and around and I was...just barely. I had dressed and put my makeup on when he called and was drinking some coffee. He wondered if were were having breakfast and I told him as far as I was concerned, we were. I have my hair appointment at 9:00AM and can be over there early enough for breakfast.

When I picked him up, he told me he had an appointment this morning with the Cox representative between 9:00AM and noon to hook up his TV again so he asked me if I could take the cakes up. Of course, I could. We transferred the cakes into my trunk and then went on to Eggberts for breakfast,. He insisted on buying my breakfast for the extra trouble he felt he had caused.  After we caught up on our news, I took him home and went to my hair appointment. After that, I took the cakes on up to Independence and also stopped at Braums up there and bought my yogurt.

I notice we are under  a winter weather advisory....so far, it's just a drizzle.

I called Nancy this morning and she is feeling bad again. I encouraged her to call Dr. Christensen and make an appointment. That's who I turned to after Dr. Gillis retired last month. She has felt bad, either with diarrhea or a stomach problem, for months. Now her right knee is hurting so badly she can hardly walk. I hope she will make an appointment and I will take her if she does. I told her I would also go in with her if she did. Four ears are better then two any day. I don't know whether she will or not.

I am so pleased with my new bamboo blind. It dresses up my den room really nicely.

I think I will turn on the weather channel and see what the forecast is here now.  This afternoon, I want to take these books back to the library and get a couple more if I can. If the weather turns bad, I want to be able to read.

More later....

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday and a Cake

I finished the second book and was going to take it back but they don't open the library until noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Also I baked my cake for tomorrow. I will ice the cake after it gets cool.

I got the cake iced before Leslie got here.   

Leslie came around noon and saw about hanging this new bamboo blind.  I hope all goes smoothly. I had a time trying to hang pictures in that cement board. And she is going to try to hang that bamboo blind and the valance over it. I hope she brings a masonry drill bit.

She did that. That woman thinks of everything. 

I will go on to Bartlesville with her and we will eat lunch down there.  At 3:45PM, she has a doctor's appointment with the dermatologist, Dr. Eslicker. It will be a full day.

I am also using my new washer to do a load of laundry.  This is the second time I have used it.

More later...

We had lunch at a new Chinese restaurant in Bartlesville. The meal was very good. We had orange chicken and brown rice. Then we went to Lowe's and priced roman blinds. They are custom sizes and so they came to over $1200. I will just have to do one blind at a time.  First, before I do anything about the roman blinds, I will see how my budget goes. It may be spring before I can begin buying them one at a time. 

Leslie got the valance up in the bathroom before we left for Bartlesville and later, after her doctor's appointment, she got the bamboo rod and blind up.  It looks very nice. It also has a valance over it. I am so pleased!

Now I have had my yogurt and an ice cream bar. In about 45 minutes, at 7:00PM, I will take my bath and watch TV or Amazon Prime until 9:00PM and then go on to bed.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sunday and the Superbowl.

In about 25 minutes the Superbowl will begin. I guess I will watch it.

I slept well last night even after getting an e-mail from Cox saying they were going to shut down my e-mail address and delete all my information in 90 days. I tried to reach someone in the business office and there was no one there on the weekend.  So I called Cox Complete Care this afternoon and their tech named "Mike" checked it out and learned that was not going to happen. He dealt with someone who assurred us it was not going to happen. But Cox Communications  has jerked me around so much the past three weeks or so that I cannot depend on that. They have changed my billing three times...depends on who you talk to as to what it is. My tech, that connected my new modem and router gave me a firm amount that it would be and then when I got an e-mail about the bill, that was nearly double what I had been told, I called them again and got an entirely different number. Dealing with Cox has been a nightmare.

I went to church this morning and then Phyllis and I went over to Just Us for lunch. Bob didn't want to go. Neither did Karan. Karan has been fighting a sinus infection. She was just going to go home and lie down. I took Phyllis back to church after lunch to get her car and then I drove back to Caney.

I have been reading a new book. I finished the one I was reading yesterday. But now it is time to turn on the Superbowl so I will sign off on this for now.

More later....

I watched the Superbowl but found it rather boring. Much defense but not much action.

At 9:30PM or  so, I took my bath and went on to bed.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday and No Plan

I slept well and did not get cold. I was prepared to put the quilt back over my legs but that was not needed.

I got word from the blog people that the blogs would be shut down by April.  I hate that. I will lose all my blogs.

I got up shortly after 5:00AM and dressed and got ready for the day. I may go to the library this morning and make sure my Coffeyville library card will work here in Caney.

I have had my breakfast and my Chai Latte and coffee. I am watching the weather channel since this is Groundhog Day.

All I have left to do here at the apartment is help Leslie hang that bamboo blind and the metal sculpture Mr. Seaton had bought for my office at KGGF. Then, as soon as I see how the money is going to go, I will order a Roman blind for the bedroom. Next I will order one for the dining room and last of all, two for the living room.

More later....

Nancy came by after calling first and wanted to go out to Eggbert's for breakfast. She picked me up. I had an order of toast because I had had my usual oatmeal earlier in the morning.  We had a nice visit. She left me to go home and write some letters and I got around and went to the library.

Sure enough, my Coffeyville library card is fine for here too. I checked out two books and spent the afternoon reading one of them..."The Racketeer" by John Grisham. ...as usual, a good read. By 5:00PM, I had finished it. Tomorrow is church and afterward we will have lunch somewhere.  Tomorrow afternoon is the Superbowl and I will watch that.

In about an hour I will take my bath and watch TV for awhile....at least Amazon Prime.

Then at 900PM, I will go to bed.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday and Another New Day in the New Apartment.

I slept well last night. I finally got up in the night and put a quilt over my legs. That helped a lot. My neighbor, Alice, told me she sets her thermostat on 72 and I tried to do that too. That's a little cold for me but I put on a long sleeved shirt this morning as well as jeans and a vest. I am comfortable now. I have had my breakfast and coffee and watched the news.

I intend to stay home again this morning. It is still just 39 degrees here. It is supposed to get up to 50 degrees today but seeing is believing. I may put the hardware back on these three pictures and see if I can drill into the cement board to hang them here in the den.

I talked to Nancy this morning and she is still feeling a little punk. She has been sick off and on for weeks but will not go to the doctor. I have offered to take her but you can't force people to do something they don't want to do. She said if she gets to feeling better, she will come over to see what all I have done.

More later....I had better get with it.

I got quite a bit done today. I had some chicken pot pies and so I fixed one of them for my lunch. I also wrote two thank you letters for classmates' contributions to the expense of the class newsletter and one to a former neighbor who wrote and said they missed me.

Then I sanded that place in the bathroom where Steve put some patching compound yesterday. It was completely dry by this time. Then I stirred up the paint and painted over it. I cleaned up my mess and put the paint brush in the plastic bag Steve left me for that purpose. I wrapped the paint stirrer in a plastic bag and threw it away. Then I put the paint back where he left it along with that brush I cleaned out and the thing I sanded with. Hopefully I sanded it enough. One less project for Leslie to do. I don't know when she will find the time to hang that blind. She is on call this weekend.

It's 3:00PM now. I may try to read awhile. 

I read the book that Karan loaned me for a couple of hours. At 6:00PM or so I ate my yogurt and an ice cream bar and watch some Amazon Prime until 8:00PM. I had fallen asleep on the sofa again so I just got up and went on to bed. I was very tired.  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday and a Bathroom Wall Repair

I slept pretty well last night. I got up shortly before 5:00AM and got myself ready for the day.  I had my oatmeal for breakfast and juice and coffee and then my Chai latte. Then I watched the news on channel 6 again.

Finally, after I did my few dishes, I came in here in the den to blog.

Suzanne and Steve will be here this afternoon to repair that damage on the bathroom wall caused by us trying to put up a bracket for the valence in there. They will put spackling compound on it first and when that is dry they will repaint that area. Next time Cyndi and Leslie come, they will hang that valance using Command hanging strips.

I will stay home today. It is very cold again. I have hung everything I could find a place for and put away the decorative accessories I could not find a place for. I stored them in the storage closet.

My brother-in-law, Bob came over and brought back the computer I had given him ..the one Scott gave me several years ago when I was visiting them in Florida. Bob decided he would rather have TV then the internet and was having problems with the internet anyhow, so he brought me back the Dell Inspiron computer he had been using,

I spent the evening converting it over to my stuff and getting the bookmarks back on the top of the screen so I could use it myself. Cox had a problem with their e mail so it was evening before they got that straightened out. The notebook was using the router that they put with the TV so I could get my Amazon Prime.    The other two computers were using the USB wireless adapter router for the den room. I finally got that worked out and everything working.  That took awhile.

More later...

It has been very cold today so sure enough I have stayed in the apartment. I had a frozen meal for lunch and afterward, Steve and Suzanne came and Steve patched the wall again and left the paint so we could touch it up after it dries. He also cut that dish wire that had pulled down the guttering.

They are gone now.

I finished the crossword puzzle and took the paper over to my neighbor, Alice. It is 2:00PM and still very cold.

I will get back to this later....

The doorbell just rang and when I went to answer it was the delivery of the blind for the den window. I don't know when Leslie will be able to come hang it since she is on call next weekend. It is lighter then the one on Morgan Street but I believe it will blend fine with the valance.

More even later...

Suzanne called me this evening with some welcome news. I have been asked just to tell Leslie my daughter, about it so I will do that when I hear from her.

I have had my bath and am ready for  bed at 9:00PM but it's just now 8:10PM so I have a while.

More later....

I did stay up until after 9:00PM and when I went on to bed I slept well.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday and Hanging the Rest of the Pictures.

I slept well last night. I got up at my regular time...5:00AM, dressed and got myself ready for the day. Then I tried using those Command strips to hang the last three pictures in that den room with the cement board siding on it. They would not stick for long. All three fell down after ten or 15 minutes. It must be that cement board. They just would not hold on that slick surface. I will have to come up with another solution.

I am going to load up the rest of the trash and take it to that dumpster by the car wash. I was not home when the trash people came yesterday so they only picked up what I had out on the curb. That left three large boxes and the flat boxes Leslie broke down on Tuesday. I will put the boxes in the trunk and take them to the car wash dumpster. That will leave the flattened boxes Leslie broke down for the trash people to pick up on next Tuesday.

So, more later....

I took everything but those flattened boxes to the car wash dumpster.  Now I think the trash is manageable.

I called Nancy and asked her if she wanted to go to Independence with me. I was going to visit the social security office and make sure that the online address change I made really was saved. The Medicare people said they had no address change and Social Security is supposed share those changes with them.

Nancy wanted to go to get out of town.  It was a beautiful day except for the cold. It was 21 degrees by noon. Sure enough, the Social Security address change didn't work. So the lady at the Social Security agency in Independence made the necessary changes.  Then Nancy insisted on buying lunch.

We had a good visit. I was glad I had asked her.

I vacuumed everything after I got back home. The place had not been vacuumed since the move. I also washed down the bare floors in the kitchen and bathroom.  It's 2:15 PM now and I am caught up with everything except hanging those three pictures. Leslie and Cyndi will have to figure out how to attach them to the den wall. I may have to put the hardware back on them.

Bob called. He was frustrated that his computer is not saving the change he made to his password on his bank site. I suggested he call that Parsons telephone number and get help from the man that helped me when that happened earlier.  If he gives up that Dell computer, I want him to give it back to me. Scott gave that to me a couple of years ago when he got an Apple and I gave it to Bob so he would have a computer.

It's just like the laptop Keith gave me before Windows 10 crashed it. I sent it to him and he added memory and hard drive to it and sent it back wrapped exactly how I had sent it to him, wrapped in bubble wrap and filled with peanuts. The US postal service managed to break it in the shipment back. It had a broken screen and several broken keys. It was ruined. They must have thrown it off the truck.

More even later...

I stayed home the rest of the day. I watched the weather on TV for awhile and then decided I wanted a milk shake for supper. I drove up to Sonic and bought a medium banana milk shake. I had no idea it would cost $4.25. Wow! I can no longer afford to buy a milk shake..that's for sure!

Anyhow, I watched the news and then took my bath and switched to Amazon Prime and watched  a program about how they determine what causes airline crashes. I fell asleep on the sofa during that program so I just got up at 9:00PM and went on to bed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday and a Trip to Coffeyville.

I got up about 5:00AM and started getting myself ready for the day. Scott called me and talked to me for awhile. He starts his new job on Monday. He is pretty excited about it. I am thrilled for him. Both my boys have very good jobs now. Leslie and John also seem to be doing well. They bought me a new washer and dryer.

Bob called to invite me to breakfast there at Eggbert's in Coffeyville. I told him I would go and would pick him up at 8:00AM or shortly before. My hair appointment is at 9:00AM and then I want to go out to Walmart there and get my coffeecake mixes after we have breakfast.  I gave him four boxes for Joanne to use for storage.

Sunday I started to bake my coffeecake and found I had no coffeecake mix. I went over to Casey's and got donuts instead.  So I decided to buy two coffeecake mixes today at the Coffeyville Walmart and that would hold me for the month of February. After breakfast, I also stopped at Braum's and bought my milk and yogurt. Then I went by the hardware store and bought some small brown screws...just in case we need them. I got home and took some of those empty boxes by the car wash where I washed my car yesterday. They had a completely empty large dumpster.

After I got home I started in again. I organized Bob's toolbox. It was such a mess no one could find anything in it.

Cyndi and Leslie came by about 2:30PM and Leslie started in with the internet problem again,. This time because of the Ethernet cable she had brought plus the fact that she reached a man at Cox Complete Care that actually knew what he was doing. They got it done! I am on the internet in the den now. Cyndi had brought some "Command" things that you can hang pictures with that do not require any drilling or nails. I will wait until in the morning to give them a try with the last three pictures I want to hang in that den. 

I called Nancy and sure enough she was sick again. I encouraged her to get an appointment with the doctor in Independence and told her I would take her there. She has not called me back. She probably is afraid of what they may find. She has had spells of stomach upset and occasional diarrhea every since I have been visiting her. I pulled into her drive this afternoon and called but she must have been napping or something.  She never answered the phone. Then after Leslie and Cyndi left I called again. That's when I encouraged her to call and get a doctor's appointment. I have not heard back from her.

It is 4:16PM  now and I have not eaten anything since breakfast. I will warm up my cashew chicken in the microwave and have that. I may just rest the rest of the afternoon. I am so relieved to have the internet in the den and about those "Command" strips to hang the pictures in the den. .

More later...

I warmed up my cashew chicken and had that for supper. I took my bath at 7:00PM and then I just watched TV the rest of the evening. I fell asleep on the sofa and got up and went to bed at 9:00PM.

Monday and Leslie Comes.

Leslie came early and we began putting things together that took two hands to do. She helped me hang two large mirrors and the hanging curio cabinet.  I had put everything that need to be put in the corner curio cabinet away before she got here. I fixed us some lunch from that tomato basil soup I have in the frig. I had had some of it Sunday night and it was good.

After lunch she tackled the job of installing the USB wireless internet adapter. She worked for hours and never did get it done. It connected once but then disconnected. Finally she moved the computer in next to the TV and tried to hookup an Ethernet cord to it so she could get some help from my Cox Complete Care.  She dealt with two different guys who just couldn't get the job done. Finally she decided that wire was not an Ethernet wire and said she had one at home and would bring it tomorrow.

We tried to hang a valance in the bathroom but ran onto a metal plate and ended up making a mess. The speckling compound broke off and the new paint job in there up by the window there was ruined.  I was sick about it.  

Finally she had to go get John and go pick up the little girls( their grandchildren). She said she and Cyndi would come back tomorrow afternoon with an Ethernet cable and get it finished.  I called Suzanne and told her about the mess we made and she made little of it. She said Steve would come by tomorrow or the next day and put some more speckling compound on that area and when it dried he would repaint it.

I worked the rest of the day hanging more pictures and finding a place for everything. I even tried t wash the den windows on the outside. That didn't work out very well. There was too much mud where I was trying to set my kitchen step chair. I will do it again when It is dry out there.

Finally, at 7:00PM, I took my bath. At 9:00PM, I went on to bed.  I still am not sleeping very well. I am worried about the internet connection to the desktop computer.

Sunday and Church

I got up a little early this morning because I was going to not only eat breakfast but also study my sermon a bit. I worked it up several weeks ago, anticipating the move. I had breakfast and did just that. I am nervous about it.

More later...

The sermon went fine..in fact, better then I thought., We had some guests and I hope they come back again. They seemed like nice kids.

After church Bob and Phyllis and Karan and I went up to Great China and ate. I brought enough home for another meal. I love cashew chicken.

In the afternoon, I moved the printer up to the notebook and did the newsletters. Then I worked on unpacking some more and putting things away.

Tomorrow I will hang pictures. I have stacked the boxes in the kitchen and there at 11 of them already. There should be 30 altogether. I have looked in every box for my Kindle charger but it appears I will have to buy another. I have no idea where it is. Leslie will be here tomorrow and help me get the internet in my den room. I bought a Netgear wireless internet adapter at the Independence Walmart.  I hope it works.

At 7:00PM, I stopped again and took my bath and got ready for bed. I will try to stay up until 9:00PM because I am not sleeping well at all. I have too much on my mind. I worry about getting the internet in the den. 

I finally went to bed at 9:00PM.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday and A Trip to Independence

This little notebook constantly changes the size of the font when I am typing with no help from me at all. I am going to try to do this post in Word to avoid that problem. Then I will copy and paste it into my blog and see if that helps. I tried to add yesterday to my blog last night but the font became enormous. That is so aggravating!

The move went well in one trip. John is a genius at packing furniture in. We had both Leslie and John and Jeromy, my grandson, and a strong friend of his to help. But I will be unpacking boxes for weeks if the past two days are any indication. I simply will have to put a lot of unessential but valuable stuff in the attic….like old pictures and scrapbooks and things I may want to use later…Like my Christmas decorations. There is a floor on part of that attic.

The Cox man came at 10:00 yesterday as scheduled. However, over the past 16 years he has been on this job, he had only installed three Tivos.  He could not get it to stop recognizing an antenna that no longer exists here. He spent hours on the phone to other people who gave him step by step instructions but nothing worked. Finally, he decided he was going to have to wipe the Tivo clean in order to get it to recognize a cable. At 5:30PM, that worked.  It works fine now and I can also stream my Amazon Prime. 

I went to Walmart in Independence this morning to buy a USB wireless adapter for the desktop computer in the den room. He could not wire that because of a firewall in the attic preventing him from doing that..by law.  So, the USB wireless Adapter is the answer.  My Echo does not recognize the modem and router I had to rent. So that will be necessary for it to work, I imagine. Alexa says we will have to reconnect for this location. It could not use the one for the TV. Leslie is coming on Monday to help me tear down the boxes…dozens and dozens of them.  She will also do the adapter for me. 

Well the "copy and paste" didn't work. I may have to get hold of Cox to get this resolved.

I worked all afternoon on getting things together but didn't make a dent in it. It will probably take a week or two to get everything out and in place. I even tried to wash the outside of the window in the den room. It looks better but certainly not perfect. It is 4:00PM now and I still don't have the living room done. I need to find the box that has the things from the curio cabinet in it. I really want to get that done before Leslie comes on Monday.  I may try to find those things before I quit for the day.

More later...I may try out my new microwave for something to eat.

Well that worked. The microwave will be just fine.

I found everything and put each thing in the room where it will go.

I worked until 7:00PM and then took a bath and got myself ready for bed and watched the news until 9:00PM and then went on to bed. I was exhausted!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday and Move Day

I slept well last night and was up early. Bob and I met for breakfast since all my food is over to the new apartment. I took him home and answered two phone calls before I got Leslie's text that they were on their way. I will be awhile getting back online since I am dependent on Cox for getting that all done tomorrow. Who knows when I will be back online.  I may have to take my notebook to the library to do that.

See you all later....

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday and One More Day to Move

I slept very well last night. I was exhausted as usual. I have one more day until the move...that's tomorrow. My family is supposed to be at the U Haul place at 9:00AM.  I am taking whatever is left of the small stuff this morning including the food in the frig and freezer. I will eat out for breakfast somewhere in the morning. ...probably Eggberts. I will take everything except my change of clothing and my makeup and toothbrush. I also want to deposit the money I have left of that money Betty paid me for my appliances. It needs to be in the bank not in my wallet.

I did a load of laundry this morning. I washed my sheets and I may just sleep on the daybed trundle this evening rather then tear up the bed again. I will just fold the sheets and take them over to the new apartment. Then I will remake the bed over there tomorrow evening.  I will strip the daybed and trundle in the morning. I will wash their sheets in the new washer and dryer there and remake the daybed and trundle over there...probably on Friday.

I went to my last Commission meeting last night and gave the prayer and stayed for the meeting. I will contact Doug by e-mail this morning to tell him I asked Mary to take my place. If that isn't satisfactory, he can ask someone else. After all, he is the one that wanted to disband the Ministerial Alliance.

Speaking of e-mail, it may be awhile until I can get back online. Cox is supposed to come on Friday sometime and get the computer set up again and also a cable connection for the internet in that den room. But I never bet on Cox. They can be very difficult to depend on. For instance, today I got a notification that I owe a $55.94 bill due on the 28th. I paid my $53.94 Cox bill on January 18th. That was before I even knew about the $2.00 raise in the fee. They seem to have screwed up again. I will call them again after 8:00AM.

But daylight's burning and I'd better finish my packing and get over to Caney early this morning.

More later...

I finally got hold of Cox and the bill they sent me electronically was the one I paid on the 18th less the $2.00 raise they  added without my knowing it. I sent them another $2.00 on Thursday through my bank.

I packed up everything in my frig and freezer and took it over to Caney and put it in the freezer and frig there. Then I came back home, got a few more boxes from Steve and packed some more stuff. I will go to game day this afternoon and then go to the Presbyterian church and leave my boxed up stuff before going back over to Caney to unload again.

Suzanne texted me and wanted to meet for coffee. I told her I would be there shortly before 4:00PM and I would meet her at Eggberts for coffee. She said she would also help me unload the boxes afterward. She also wanted to see if there was any flooring in the attic while we were there. She would pull down the ladder and climb up there to see.

We unloaded the boxes after we have a good visit and I headed back to Coffeyville to repack the last minuted stuff before taking my bath and watching TV until 9:00PM when I was going to bed. I will sleep on the trundle tonight.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday and Also A Trip to Bartlesville

I slept well last night and got up early again. It was nearly 5:00AM. I will have a huge day. I will go to the beauty shop at 9:00AM, take the cakes on to Independence after that to the First Christian Church and get back here for my dental appointment at 11:00AM, then make a quick trip to Bartlesville in the afternoon to have my new visor installed. I heard from Matt in this morning's e-mail. The visor is here. I am so tired of having to push that thing up out of my field of vision constantly. On my way back, I will stop at Caney and unload anything I can load in the car this morning. I know I have one of the silverware drawers packed.

In just a little while, I will have my oatmeal for breakfast and coffee and Chai and watch the news and then head out to the beauty shop at 8:45AM.

So more later....

I did that. Bob contacted me and volunteered to take the cakes up to Independence. That simplified my day quite a bit. I went on to my hair appointment and then on to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. After that I went on to Bartlesville to get my new sun visor for my car. I got that taken care of  too. I stopped on the way back and took my boxes into the apartment. I also stopped at the post office there to check out why I am not getting mail at either address. It's a mystery. The lady postmistress in Caney said I should get my mail in Coffeyville until Thursday when the address change takes effect. I asked her to check into it and call me but if she learned anything, she did not call.

I did go online and change the address for my Reader's Digest and Consumer's Report magazines so that has been taken care of. I also called the City of Coffeyville and gave them my new address for their bill and also the final bill.

Now I should contact Cox Communication and make sure they have my new address. Amazingly, they had it.  I wasn't too sure they would since few of my experiences with Cox Communications have been satisfactory except for their tech service.

At about 6:30PM I am to go to City Hall here and give the invocation for the City Commission meeting. That will be the last time for that. I will be in Caney after Thursday.

When I get home from the meeting, I will take my bath and after that at 9:00PM, I will go to bed. It has been a big day!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday and a Cake Day

I slept poorly last night. Actually it was fine until 2:30AM when I woke up concerned that I had missed something about the move.

I need to call the Reporter tomorrow and make sure they have my new address as of Thursday. Kim said she would take care of that but I haven't had a newspaper in well over a week. Of course, I know that is the fault of the US Postal Service. It takes a week to 10 days to get mail after you fill out a change of address form and then they send it clear to Wichita to be sorted at their Central Processing service. That's ridiculous! I also need to contact Consumer Reports and give them my new address but I am not sure I will know how to do that without a copy of the magazine for my customer number and I pass mine on to Bob who passes them on to Denise. I also get the Reader's Digest but I don't have a copy of that either...same reason.

Then I was concerned that the cable people would not have a Cox card for my Tivo with them when they come on Friday. They operate out of Pittsburg, Kansas, nowadays since they closed their Coffeyville office several years ago. That's the nearest office. That's at least 60 miles away. It's extremely difficult to contact them without dealing with complete incompetence. I had a terrible time just trying to arrange for an installation. I  told them I also will need the cable in that den room so I can stream my Amazon Prime. So, I am up at 4:00AM again.

Today, I have to bake my cake and ice it. Phyllis and Bob will be bringing me theirs and I should remind Karan it is our cake week. She usually forgets...especially since we didn't have church yesterday and had no bulletin to remind her.

I see we are under a wind advisory again until 9:00PM this evening. Just what I need...more wind. I also need to contact the City of Coffeyville about taking my name off the electric bill on Friday. I need to do that tomorrow  too. Lots of things to take care of when you move...especially in today's world of incompetence.

And, I almost forgot...today is Martin Luther King Day and everything will be closed. I will have to do all of this tomorrow. And tomorrow I have a hair appointment at 9:00AM, cakes to deliver in Independence after that as well as a dental appointment back here in Coffeyville, at 11:00AM. That will be quite a trick.

I missed the Large moon last night since I went to bed early but one of my blogging friends didn't. Here is her photo of it. It is called a Super Blood Wolf Moon if I recall correctly.


Really unusual, isn't it? More later...

I have the cake baked and cooling to be iced. Tomorrow will be tricky. I will leave for the beauty shop at 8:45AM, get out at 9:30AM  and go straight to Independence to deliver the cakes and then  right back to the dentist at 11:00AM.

I don't know if I will get over to Caney twice today or not...depends on whether I can get some more boxes at Steve's. He is open today but not until 10:00AM. I asked yesterday. I could take my fall/winter clothing over first and early..like after daylight at 7:30PM..except for what I will wear the rest of the week. I also need to take my vests and coats. That may be all I can take. I still have tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday to finish taking the little bit of boxed stuff.  We move the furniture on Thursday. It will be close.

More even later...

I took a load of clothes and coats over at 8:00AM this morning and put them away. Now I am ready to load up another load of clothes. I hope to get the rest of them over there and hung in the closets.  I will see if I can get another box in the front seat too.  Bob's Celebration of Life cards and stuff is in the trunk but I need to label it.

So more even later...

I made another trip over to Caney and unloaded clothes and coats.  I brought some things back here to donate to the Presbyterian church thrift shop. Bob contacted me about being free for lunch and I contacted him and agreed to eat with him and we went to El Pueblito and had lunch. Joanne had company. A niece came down from Independence to visit her. She gave him permission to call me for lunch. :) I picked him up when I got back to town.

After I took him home, I iced my cake and then called Phyllis and she brought hers over. Karan is working on hers now.  Bob will do his later this evening. I need to go over to Steve's and get some more boxes for the last minute stuff. I'll get back to this later...Karan brought her cake and I did get some more boxes and I ended up going back over to Caney with another load of clothing. All I have here now are the clothes I will wear tomorrow,Wednesday and Thursday.

I ate a bowl of ice cream for supper and watched some TV. At 7:00PM, I took my bath and got ready for bed. I went to bed at 9:00PM. I was exhausted. The wind blew hard every time I drove over to Caney.