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. 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 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 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.