Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning Day

I would have slept well last night but Missy was restless and woke me up about 4:00AM. I finally just got up. I tempted Missy to the kitchen for her treats so she would get down from the bed and I could make it. After that, I got myself ready for the day.

This is Thursday and the day I scrub the bare kitchen and bathroom floors and vacuum the carpets. I got that done and watered the plants too. I have washed the vacuum filters and they are drying now. Strange, even though I just had the carpets cleaned last week, I still get an awful lot of cat hair in the vacuum.

I need to bite the bullet and dust too today. I also need to check the filter in the furnace. I changed it about a month ago and haven't run the furnace much yet. It will probably be just fine.

I did some more laundry this morning and it is drying now.  Missy has missed the litter box twice and peed on two of  the bathmats I put under the litter box. So I had two of those to wash and my underwear. Yesterday afternoon, I tracked in some dirt on my newly cleaned carpet in the dining room so I used my Resolve and an old washcloth and cleaned it up.So I washed that too. I need to always leave my shoes on the little doormat by the kitchen/dining room door.

I took Missy out a couple of times this morning but it was raining the first time and everything on the patio where she likes to go, was all wet. There is no roof over the patio. It had stopped raining the second time but there was a lot of water standing and the patio was all wet so unless it dries, she won't get to go out again today. She had to stay in all day yesterday since I was gone nearly all day. She is lying here behind me on the daybed now.

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Fact Checking Trump:

Trump said that Saudi Arabia has ordered $450 billion from U.S. companies, including $110 billion in military contracts, representing over a million jobs.

Orders on that scale don’t exist. There is no data behind the $450 billion, and the $110 billion is a blend of smaller deals in progress, old offers that have not come through, and speculative discussions that have yet to move forward.

Trump’s claims about jobs ignores the long runway between signed agreements and actual delivery and payment. He treats spending that could play out over a decade as if it were spent in one year.

More importantly, if the $450 billion in orders is a mirage, the 1 million jobs is equally without substance.

We rate this claim Pants on Fire.

As usual, the president just takes a number out of thin air.

It's almost 4:00PM and I still have not been to the market. I may just let it go since I will be gone  with Karan and Leslie tomorrow at 10:00AM until Saturday evening to the Mission Center Conference in Springfield.

I have soup for Saturday evening and ice cream bars too. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday and Poor Sleep

I awoke at 2:00AM and went to the bathroom and took my thyroid med and then went back to bed. But I could not get back to sleep. At 3:00AM, I just gave up and got up. There's no point in just tossing and turning  the rest of the night. My sinus' were draining again and I had to get up to blow my nose a couple of times.

I guess I will go up to Juanita's this morning and balance her checkbook. I want to get back before noon for game day this afternoon at the senior center.

Tomorrow I will clean the apartment again.  I will need to vacuum as well as dust. At least I have all the laundry caught up.

Friday at 10:00 Leslie will pick up Karan and me for our trip to Springfield for Mission Center Conference.

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I need to go to Brahms this morning and buy milk and half and half coffee cream. I used what little I had left for my oatmeal this morning. I want to get some more cold ease too. I used all I had on hand. It worked too. The cold I started to get was cut short. I took 4 one day and 5 the second day and as of yesterday, I had no symptoms. Amazing! I went through a box of tissue the day before.

The new phone seems to be working fine. Leslie got the e-mail working yesterday and arranged the icons better for me.  She also got my facebook on it. When it comes to electronics, she and my eldest son,  Keith, are simply genius. Scott and I struggle with it. We get by but that's about all.

I went to Independence about 9:30AM and balanced Juanita's checkbook. Keith called me while I was there and we had a nice visit. He had taken my younger granddaughter and he and Esther went to Vegas for a couple of days. He had just put her on a plane to send her back to Texas. I got back in time to have one of my frozen dinners for lunch. That and an ice cream bar are plenty for me. 

Then I went to game day at the senior center at 1:00PM and had a good time. There were only four of us but that was plenty to play Skipbo I got home about 3:30 and read for awhile. Marilyn brought me some homemade soup and I will have it for lunch tomorrow. I went to Brahms and bought my milk and stopped at Country Mart and bought half and half. Brahms container is nearly impossible to open without tearing it up.

I watched some Amazon Prime TV until evening and then I took my bath and lay down with Missy on the sofa to watch some more. At 9:00PM, we went to bed.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday and a Catastropic Day

I slept well last night probably because of the Benadryl tablet but it was nearly 6:00AM when I got up. I fed Missy and then I stripped the bed and washed the sheets and put them back on the bed.

Bob called and wanted to know if I wanted to go to breakfast at Eggberts and I said "sure" so we did.

Then I got my hair done and then I decided to go to the bank for the money for the week and also bought $10.00 worth of quarters. I was going to wash my coverlet. It was time. I went to the laundromat and put my coverlet in a washer and inserted $2.50 worth of quarters and sat down to read my kindle on my smart phone. I visited with one of the two men who were there doing their laundry. The one I visited with was a minister.

When I finished the wash and got up to put the coverlet in the dryer, I put away my phone in the side pocket of my purse. As I was visiting with the minister, I watched him as he carefully folded his laundry. He seemed like a nice young man. He said he would be 54 in a few days.

I got my coverlet out of the dryer and folded it to put it in the back seat of my car, picked up my purse and drove home. Both men had left before I did. Missy wanted to go outside and I had put her off all morning. As I let her out, I went to my purse to get my phone. It was gone! I got Missy back in the apartment and got into the car and went back to the laundromat to see if I had accidentally left it on the table next to me. No, it was not there. It was gone..

I immediately went to US Cellular and reported it stolen. I don't know which of them would have taken it but I knew it was in the side pocket of my purse after I finished reading my book in it.

I had it in-activated immediately before someone had a chance to use it. Then I began trying to see how I could get a duplicate phone without it costing Leslie anything. I also bought a protective cover for it. I was going to have the insurance send me another phone but Leslie suggested I just go ahead and immediately get another one just like it. It was only going to cost her an additional $5.00 per month. I left it with the US Cellular people after I went home and got a phone I had been using when Leslie gave me the smart phone for Christmas. It had my e-mail addresses in it.

I picked up Karan and we went up to the First Baptist Church for the Salvation Army's salad/soup luncheon. Bob's girlfriend, Joanne, had give him a couple of tickets for me and Karan.  Then  I went back to US Cellular and picked up the phone.

Then I went out Leslie's home and had her set it up for me. That killed the rest of her afternoon.  While I was there I got a chance to see John's Cowboy Corgi pups. They are a cross between a Corgi (Hoover) and John's Blue Heeler female. The puppies are like all puppies...very cute! I got home about 6:00PM...exhausted.

This has been a week. I spent $370. to get the car repaired and over $120. on my part for the cover and to pay off the other phone. What a week! And this is only Tuesday!

Now it's nearly 7:00PM and time for my bath. Then hopefully Missy and I can lay on the sofa and watch TV again. At 9:30 or so we will go on to bed. The only good thing that has happened so far this week is getting all these things taken care of. The car is repaired and I have a phone again. Oh yes, the cold I had started with yesterday was evidently nipped in the bud.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday and Carless

I had an eventful weekend. I picked up Phyllis and her food to go to church on Sunday. After I got there and we got our food taken into the kitchen, I realized I had forgotten to get the secretary book for the business meeting we were to have along with the worship service.  I tried to start my car repeatedly but it would not start. I borrowed Bob A.'s car and went home for the minutes book and got back just after the service started. I took care of the minutes

After the service, I tried again to start the car but it would not start. Rick had brought his auto computer from the trucking firm he works for thinking he could diagnose the problem but it showed no codes at all. We tried jumping it but it still wouldn't start. So we locked it up and left it. Bob Avery took Phyllis and me home.

Scott called me this morning and we had a good visit.

Then later this morning I called Rough Country Towing, a towing outfit Gary uses, and made arrangements for them to tow it. The man I spoke to will drop by my apartment to pick up a key for the car.  He will tow it over to Gary's Automotive for Gary to figure out what the problem is. But it will be awhile. He has another towing job in Independence first. On his way back from Independence, he will pick up my car and tow it over to Gary's.  I will be without transportation for a few days. I will also be without money for quite awhile.😒

On top of everything else,  I have developed a cold. It was terrible last evening and early this morning but I used Zinc lozenges all evening and even this morning and it seems better. At least I have less cough with it. But I am nearly out of zinc lozenges now.  It never rains but it pours.

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The young man from Rough Country Towing came by and picked up my car key so he could get into the car to put it in gear to tow it to Gary's Automotive. It will be later this afternoon before he can get it towed to Gary's.

I have watched the channel 6 news and the CBS news so I have turned off the TV now. I am not sure what to do about Juanita's appointment tomorrow afternoon in Independence.  I should call her and tell her about my dilemma.  That way she can get her step daughter's husband to take her to that appointment. I guess I will do that now......

That's what I did. She is now going to call the stepdaughter's husband and see if he can take her to her appointment at 1:00PM.  Then when I do get my car back and finally fixed (I hope), I will go up to balance her checkbook.

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I took Missy outside for about an hour. She really enjoys the mild weather when she can go out. It's 59 degrees here today However, she continued to try to sneak off and investigate other areas so after an hour, I brought her back in. .She was very unhappy about that but an hour is an hour and I have this cold so I was ready to come back in myself.

So more even later...I haven't heard a word from Gary yet. He may not have the car yet...who knows.

Gary called this afternoon and had me come pick up the car. It was the starter, just as I thought. It cost me $370.00 including the tow. I just transferred some cash from my small savings and paid him. I was so glad to get the car fixed so I no longer have to worry about it.

Then I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to catch up on things.

Missy and I watched TV for an hour or so and then I took my bath and we stayed up until 9:30 when we went to bed. I took a Benadryl tablet so I wouldn't have to blow all night.