Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Again

I slept poorly last night. This cold has really pulled me down. I seem to be a little better today and it's the fourth day for it. I don't have much of an appetite but I know I should eat something. I've lost four pounds over this cold this week. In a little while I will go meet Bob for breakfast. Then I don't know what I will do the rest of the day. A lady called last night about the air compressor. I really would like to keep it and the electric power washer. I could store them with Bob. Even if he moves across the street from my new apartment, he will have a large storage shed. I think when she calls to see it later today, I will tell her it's taken.

I am thawing out some pork chops for lunch. I will have them and mashed potatoes and gravy, a salad and veggies today at lunch time. I'm really not up to cooking but I know I should. If I don't eat, I will just continue to lose weight.

I would like to go by the apartment and see what my landlord has done so far. He is putting down carpet in all the apartment and vinyl in both the kitchen and bathroom. I imagine I will just wait until tomorrow though when the kids want to see it.

The only jobs Aime wanted me to look into were in Independence and I definitely can't afford to drive to Independence to work sixteen hours at minimum wage. I told her so. I don't know what she will do about moving me. She says I am way past due for the move.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Another Cold Friday

It's 16 degrees this morning...very cold! I went to Independence to get my hair done early this morning and when I got back I got Bob's wheelbarrow down from the back of the shed and moved all that trash I had pulled out of the shed and out into the back yard to the front for a special trash pick up today. That included a couple of old chaise cushions Slinky slept on. It was easier then I thought. Now the first warm day, I need to finish cleaning out that shed. It's a mess. Bob never kept it clean and I never cleaned it after he died. It was just too much of a mess. Now I must clean it out in order to get ready for the move. I will pull everything out into the yard and blow out the mess in the shed and sweep it out. I still have to sell my Dixon mower. Two people came to look at it after I announced it on Open Line 69 but it was too small for their yards. The wanted a larger one. I have so much junk to sell or get rid of.

Today Bob and I will split a T bone steak for lunch/dinner. I will have baked potatoes with it and a salad. I may not fix a veggie. That should be enough and I have fruit and cookies for dessert.

He was going to try to rent a Jody Foster movie for tonight. We watched the old "Phenomenon" movie with John Travolta last night. I had seen it many years ago but only once. We both feel that most of the time the old movies are the best.

More later....

Thursday, January 31, 2013

. Lost Wednesday

I never found the time to blog yesterday. I went to buy a birthday card for my great granddaughter, Cheyenne and since I was just a block from the apartment, I decided to drive by it and see it in daylight. It looked every bit as good in daylight. I was on my way to the post office to mail off a book I sold on Amazon, and my landlord called and invited me to go to Independence with him to pick out the carpet and vinyl. I told him I had promised Bob I would go to the doctor with him in Bartlesville but I could go right away and pick it out. He had a doctor's appointment at 10:00 so he agreed to let me go up and take care of that. When I got home, I called him and told him the name of the salesman.

Bob and I left about 11:45 for Bartlesville. I didn't feel particularly well but figured it was my sinus and ignored it. We went to Dink's Bar B Q when he got out of the doctor's office and ate their famous Bar B Q brisket. By the time I got home I realized I was developing a cold. I haven't had a cold in years. I fell asleep in my recliner yesterday afternoon. Bob left at 9:00 and I took my bath and went to bed. As soon as the pharmacy is open, I will go get some Coldese. That always seems to cut a cold short...especially if you start it right away. I also want to get some Cloraseptic for my throat. It's a little scratchy today.

I talked to Aime yesterday and she is going to let me stay in the job training program but is going to move me from the district court. She said I am way past due doing that anyhow. I am only supposed to stay at any one site one year. If I am happy with the move, I will stay in the program. I can still legally stay another three years.

We are having hamburgers and french fries and baked beans and coleslaw for lunch/dinner today. Tomorrow we plan to have T bone steak and baked potato. I am thawing the meat and buns now. We use those little thin buns. Neither of us likes a lot of bread with out hamburgers.

More later....

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Further Development

A friend of mine who did not want me to move from Coffeyville found an apartment for me in a nice fourplex here in Coffeyville. I will begin moving in in February. It is as large as my home here so I will not have to get rid of any of my furniture...only my second bedroom furniture and my frig. So only my address will change. My ISP and e-mail address will be the same.

It is a little more expensive but it will be worth it to keep all my furniture and to stay in Coffeyville where all my friends are located.

Thank you so much for all the good wishes.

My brother-in-law and I went to see it this evening after I got off work. The owner will let me choose new carpet and vinyl for the kitchen floor and he will let me keep my ten year old cat, Missy.

Cakes Again on Tuesday

The home schooling group that was helping with the cakes at the First Christian Church in Independence has dropped out after just one turn. So it's back to every other Tuesday. I baked my two just as soon as I got home from work. Bob came over with a DVD movie and his cake and we watched that after I got my cakes out of the oven. It was called something like "The Last Three Days". It was pretty good except that I could barely hear the dialog.

When I went to work yesterday I told one of my co-workers that my house had been sold and I would be having to give up my job. She seemed happy for me. But when my supervisor came in and I told her, she was very unhappy. She had been called and told I was leaving by the director of the program. She never spoke to me all afternoon. She's very moody and I never know what to expect from her moods. It will be good to not have to work and deal with that type of response anymore. My last day is February 6th, the last day of this pay period.

I tried to get the manager of the duplex apartment to let me come over and see it so I would know how much space I will have. She would not budge. It will be at least another week before the apartment is ready. The painter has a full time job and only paints in the evenings and weekends. So I still do not know what it looks like. And I don't know how much furniture I can keep. If worse comes to worse, I will store my furniture and move in with my daughter for awhile. I just hate to move twice.

At the next library board and foundation meetings, I will tender my resignation there too. I will also have to give up the office I hold with the PINCH organization. Worse yet, I will have to give up my Living the Question group. I do not like to drive at night anymore. I hope to eventually start a group in Caney.

I have my hair appointment this morning at 10:00 and Bob is also getting a haircut. He will go with me to deliver the cakes first. Then we will eat at Big Cheese Pizza before I come back home to go to work. First though, he needs to return the video and I need to pick up my prescriptions at The Medicine Shoppe. I ran out of my blood pressure medicine yesterday and did not take it yesterday.

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Different Monday

I have told my Living the Questions friends about the sale of my house. They were all very disappointed. I have a friend who owns a mobile home lot with ten mobile homes. They have one available. Their rent is $150 more then the duplex in Caney and they only pay the trash and water. I'm not sure I want to live in a mobile home park. I think senior housing would be safer. Actually I'm conflicted about it. I will need to think about it after I see the duplex in Caney. If I took the mobile home I could keep my job and all my Coffeyville responsibilities. I am on the library board and the library foundation and president of the PINCH organization. I will have to resign from all of that. I could also continue to cook for my brother-in-law and myself.

That decision will have to wait until after I see the duplex.

Today I will try to sell my mower on the Open Line 69 radio show. Before I call it in, I will have to go try to start it to make sure the battery is o.k. I sold Bob's table saw on Open Line 69 that way. I also have some yard tools that I need to sell. I have a rake, shovel, sledge hammer a leaf blower, an air compressor, and an electric power washer. I have some tools on the workbench that I need to sell too. But I will have to go through them first. The garage is filled with banker boxes and packing boxes along the west wall right now.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Exciting Day

Yes, the house sold yesterday! We signed the contracts last evening. I got what I wanted out of it too. The closing is March 15th. (Or before if everything works out)In the meantime, I want to rent a storage unit over there and start moving these boxes of stuff I will need to get rid of into it. This spring I will have a series of yard sales at my new home and try to sell what I can't throw away.

I will need to give notice I am giving up my job right away. I will be so busy moving stuff that I wont have time to work. And living 20 miles away I would be spending a fortune on gas. So the job has to go.

Bob came over last evening and we watched a music video. Tonight we will go to Wanzer's home for dinner and the Living the Question group meeting. After I get settled in over at Caney, I would like to start another group over there if at all possible.

Another thing that will change is my lunches with Bob. I can probably have him over a couple of times a week for a home cooked lunch but it won't be an every day thing.

More later....