Saturday, February 7, 2009

Shocking Developments!

I thought if we could find Leslie at home today, we would take Scott and go out and see the progress on the house this weekend. She was going to help a friend empty a storage building today.

We went out to see the progress on the house by ourselves and the brick work had been started. That looks lovely.

The most startling development, though, was the installation of the sound system. The installer cut out a section of their wall next to the fireplace to install it and the builder will have to patch the sheet rock there. It is a strip about six feet tall and four - six inches wide from the floor to halfway to the ceiling. It will be interesting to see what John and Leslie think about that and also what the builder thinks about it. Personally, I would have been sick about it if the house had been mine.

Of course, they probably should have had the sound system installed before the sheet rock was up but they had intended to put it in the ceiling. The installer said there was only about two feet above the ceiling and there were solid 2 X 4s all the way down the wall so they couldn't get the wires threaded down there.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Painting Evening

Bob and I went out to Leslie's last night at 5:30 and I helped her paint the great room of their new house. Our grandson, Jeromy, was there too. Between the three of us, we got the second coat of paint on all the walls. She will not get any more paint until Wednesday when the truck comes for the lumber yard. I suggested she buy the paint for the bedroom and paint that but haven't heard back from her yet.

We had a call from our son, Scott, when we got home last night and he is coming Friday night after all. He will not stand in the way of any painting plans we have for Saturday though.

Today, we will go to Independence and take our daughter to lunch and while there, Bob will take his W2 form in to the Social Security office and see if what he made last year with FEMA will raise his social security any at all. Otherwise, we have no plans for the day. Also, I could paint again tonight if Leslie gets the bedroom paint.

They have the counter tops on now and are slowly, and I do mean slowly, making progress.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Busy Wednesday

Yesterday was pretty busy. I went to Independence to get my hair done, go to breakfast with Juanita and dropped by Nanny LaRose to see if Karen had any new jeans for Spring. They won't be here until next week so I'll check back.

I came home and had lunch and after Bob's nap, we went to see my sister who finally went home from the nursing home on Monday. She is very feeble. My brother-in-law has his hands full. He put bars next to the tub and stool so she could bathe herself and get up and down from the commode but he ended up having to bathe her himself. She can barely navigate herself but even worse is that the Alzheimer's Disease seems to have gotten even worse. She asks the same questions over and over again. I told him to call me when he simply has to get away and I will go sit with her and visit her.

She and he had watched that special on PBS on Tuesday evening about Alzheimer's Disease. It was very appalling to him that there seemed to be no hope...even with that new drug that is supposed to slow it down.

Taking care of her is going to be a job...that's for sure.

Today we will go to Ministerial Alliance at noon. We have nothing else planned. I may go out this evening and help Leslie paint her house. She is working on the great room.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


We have bailed out the Wells Fargo Bank to the tune of 25 Billion dollars and now they plan to take their executives on a very lavish junket to Las Vegas!

What is this world coming to? What are these people thinking of? And the president!!! What is he thinking of if he lets them get away with this!!

Read all about it at this link!

WASHINGTON - Wells Fargo & Co., which received $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money, is planning a series of corporate junkets to Las Vegas casinos this month.

Wells Fargo, once among the nation’s top writers of subprime mortgages, has booked 12 nights at the Wynn Las Vegas and its sister hotel, the Encore Las Vegas beginning Friday, said Wynn spokeswoman Michelle Loosbrock. The hotels will host the annual conference for company’s top mortgage officers.

The conference is a Wells Fargo tradition. Previous years have included all-expense-paid helicopter rides, wine tasting, horseback riding in Puerto Rico and a private Jimmy Buffett concert in the Bahamas for more than 1,000 employees and guests.

“I was amazed with just how lavish it was,” said Debra Rickard, a former Wells Fargo mortgage employee from Colorado who attended the events regularly until she left the company in 2004. “We stayed in top hotels, the entertainment was just unbelievable, and there were awards — you got plaques or trophies.”

While the nation’s recession has led other banks, such as Bank of America, to cancel employee recognition outings, Wells Fargo has not.

“Recognition events are still part of our culture,” spokeswoman Melissa Murray said. “It’s really important that our team members are still valued and recognized.”

What's wrong with a pat on the back??

A Quiet Day

This should be a quiet day. It's too cold out to go anywhere and do anything but just stick close to home. Bob has gone up to Red Cross to a budget meeting and I am just sitting here reading the news and posting here. I had to do some work on this laptop yesterday since I ran short on virtual memory. It is working better now.

I don't have anywhere to go until tomorrow morning. I will get my hair done at 7:15 and then go to lunch with Juanita. Then I have to go get some makeup or shock everyone badly when I go to CMA on Thursday. :)

Bob wants to go along tomorrow and I don't know how that will work out. It's usually just Juanita and me. Also, Slinky will be having to go outside and I'm not sure how cold it will still be at 6:45 when I have to leave. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

I am reading this book, "Saving Paradise" and I am finding it very interesting. It's amazing how little most of us really know about the development of the theology of the early Christian church. At least speaking for myself that is true. Perhaps you readers are better educated on that subject then I am. Anyhow, it has been a very interesting read.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Busy Weekend

We had a busy weekend. Our son, Scott, came late Friday night and Saturday his sister called and wanted to go to Owasso to buy the paint for their great room walls. The Bartlesville Lowe's store was out of it. So we drove down there, ate at Olive Garden and came back home then we went out to Leslie's house to see the paint job she had been working on. The house is coming right along. The bricklayer is supposed to come this week. Of course, he was supposed to have come twice before but got sidetracked somewhere else.

Saturday night we went to Tavern on the Plaza and had a light dinner. I wasn't very hungry after that lunch at Owasso but Scott loves the atmosphere there.

He left early Sunday morning to get back home because he had a date.

We had church and then went to lunch with Karan and Bobby. I spent the afternoon doing my notes. Then last night, we watched the Superbowl. Bob and I were disappointed that Arizona didn't win but it was an exciting game. The Steelers won again but they won at the last few minutes.

Then I went to bed. When you get up at 5:00 after not sleeping well at all, you are ready for bed very early.