Saturday, January 2, 2021

Saturday and A Bug Bomb

 I slept very well last night and didn't hear a peep out of the cricket all night. 

This morning I was up at 5:00AM and he chirped far. I am going to get a bug bomb today and set that off in the bedroom. John offered me one of theirs. They have two, he said. John said theirs was called Hot Shot. Depending on the weather, I may go out and get theirs. If the weather is bad again today, I may just go out to Dollar General and see if they have them. I will set it off in my bedroom and put a towel under the door. It has been decades since I have had to use one but I imagine the smell is still pretty potent. I don't know whether to move my clothes out of the closets or leave them. The bomb is supposed to be used two hours and then I am to open the window in there for another two hours. 

I have dressed, had my breakfast, a breakfast bar and my coffee. I am now working on my Chai Latte. I will go in the living room now and turn on the TV for "the weather on the 8's". Then I will check on Bob and the cats. So more later....

Only three cats out Scruffie. Two yellow cats and Inky...that's all. I took their food out. Scruffie will probably come later....when she doesn't have to fight for her bowl.

Bob was up but just barely. He had not even had his coffee. He and Joanne were going to breakfast at 9:00AM.

I moved everything out of my bedroom into my den and living room. It took me over an hour. Then I set off the bug bomb and stuffed the towels under the bedroom door and closed the bathroom door. It was 11:15 and I headed to Coffeyville to go to the bank and to Walmart there. They didn't have everything I needed so since I had plenty of time to kill (two hours) I went on up to the Independence Walmart to finish my shopping. I also stopped at Miller Brothers there and bought gas. Then it was time to come home and air out the apartment

When I got home and walked into the kitchen, the first thing I heard was that cricket...still chirping.  It had lived through the bug bomb. I quickly went to raise the windows and found that they had evidently never been opened and I couldn't budge them. John was in Fredonia and Leslie was still on call so John suggested I turn on the fans in the bathroom and leave for an hour while it emptied the rooms of the bug bomb. I went over to Nancy's and couldn't raise her at all.Laura, the nurse , was just leaving and she said she had got Nancy to eat the rest of the broccoli Cheddar soup I made for us last week. She has not been eating enough. She sleeps all night and after her breakfast of a bowl of cereal, she lies on the sofa in the den, turns her TV on loud and goes back to sleep. Laura let me in and I stayed a while but could not get her to go out for a ride. She says she is sick to her stomach and is ready to leave this world.  I know she is depressed and that worries me. She is not eating and is sleeping her life away.

I finally left and told her to call me any time she would like to get out of her house and we would take a ride and go somewhere.

Then I came home to that huge job of getting everything back where it belonged. It took me a couple of hours but everything is back the way it was and I am only sorry the bug bomb didn't kill that cricket. It has stopped chirping now at least temporarily.

I came in her to watch the CBS  news but I had missed most of it . I had forgotten to record it.

I saw the cats wanting a supper so I took their bowls out to them. I think they are finished  now so I will get the dishes in.

It is nearly 6:30PM and I will really need a nice warm bath. I am sore all over from all that work.   But it was good exercise anyhow. I have sat for a week so I needed that.

I will take that warm bath at 7:00PM and plan to go to bed at  9:00PM. I was up till after 11:30PM last night watching Scott's videos of the Ohio State game.


Friday, January 1, 2021

Friday and Dusting

 I slept well last night but woke up at 5:00AM to the sound of the cricket again. I just got up and got myself ready for the day and made my breakfast. Then I checked my bank account and saw I had the $600 from the IRS. It's a good thing because I was down to very little money in the bank. That car insurance was budgeted but since I don't get my social security until the second Wednesday of the month and my rent is due on the 1st, I was going to have to transfer some money from my meager savings. So it was a godsend.

I will dust the apartment today and certainly feed the cats this morning. They will be hungry. In fact I will go watch the "weather on the 8s" and feed the cats and get back to this later. 

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 We got snow this morning here in Caney. I guess Coffeyville did too..according to Gary Bailey. It was gone here by afternoon.

My son, Keith , called me last evening and talked to me quite awhile. It had been a couple of weeks since I had heard from him so I was delighted. I seldom call him. He is usually either at work and cannot take a call on his personal phone  or  waiting for Esther to come home and they can have dinner. Much as I want to talk to him, I hate to interrupt his time with her.  

All four cats were waiting for me to bring them their breakfast this morning and it was raining lightly out there. They braved the elements though and came to eat.  When they finished, I went out and brought in their bowls and washed them.

Now I am watching the CBS news again.  Soon as soon as this is over I will begin dusting. So more later...

I read all afternoon and finished my new book.  Then I tried to find a way to watch ESPN without having to subscribe for $78.00 a month. Keith tried to find a way to download it on my computer but that cost a small fortune too. ESPN is not on my package for TV.  

That darned cricket has chirped all day. I searched everywhere for it but could never find it anywhere. I don't know how I will sleep tonight.

I will try to see if Alexa can find the game on FM radio and listen to it.  

In the meantime, I will take my bath and put my pjs on. If Alexa can't find the game I will read another book. I will eat my last banana for my supper.

More later...

Scott sent me videos of each play in the game so I was not altogether left out.  I did take my bath and get my pjs on but was up watching the videos until 11:00PM. Then I went to bed.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Thursday and House Cleaning Day

Today I feel much better. I didn't hear a peep out of the cricket. I slept well.

I texted Bob this morning and he did well too.

I will clean the apartment this morning while the TV commercials are on. I despise commercials...especially the ignorant ones. I like ones with animals featured or funny ones. But it is obvious that the ad people think we are all stupid. ....and many are...especially if they buy into the ads. No one "gives" anything away. They add it into the price.

I have had my breakfast and coffee and am drinking my Chai now. I should go see what the weather will be like today. They were forecasting snow yesterday evening. 

So more later... 

I looked on Amazon for Tac Visors for your car. It fits on the visor and stops glare from  other's lights. I may order one. With contacts you get a lot of glare.

I found four cats patiently waiting for their breakfast this morning. They also need water this morning. After they finish eating and I go get their bowls,  I will take more water out there. Right now they are still eating.

So more later...the Channel 6 news is on now and in 20 minutes the CBS news will be on. 

I got all the floors mopped and the vacuuming finished. There are still some things in the dryer to be folded and put away. I got the sheets folded and put away. I will probably dust tomorrow instead of this afternoon...but who knows? I may get to it after I rest a bit. Moving those heavy chairs out of the dining room and moving them back in after I mop around the edges of the dining room rug and then vacuuming that rug, is really taxing. ...mainly it's the weight of the chairs.

I've turned off the TV and will read after awhile. I can just handle so much news and the only programs I am interested in watching are "Bull" on Monday night and "Lucky Dog"on Saturday morning and a couple of other programs of that nature. I record "20/20" and "48 Hours" every time they are on. And I either watch or record "60 Minutes"  every Sunday evening. But that's about all I can handle of today's programming.

Speaking of today's programming, this is what facebook is good for:

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More later...This is what my dear friend put on his facebook page. I referred him to Matthew 25 and reminded him we are a peace church. He is a great Trump fan.

I read all afternoon and finished my latest book. Tomorrow I will download another free book from Amazon. 

Right now I am watching the CBS news. so more later...

After the news, I read until 7:00PM and then took my bath and read some more until 9:00PM, when I went on to bed.

I didn't feed the cats again.


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Wednesday and Hairdo Day

 I slept terribly last night. I was doing fine until 2:00AM when a cricket began chirping somewhere in my bedroom. I got up and searched everywhere for it but couldn't find it. I moved my dresser out and it wasn't there, I looked under the cedar chest but it wasn't there either. I looked in the closet but didn't see it anywhere.

It chirped every ten seconds and I knew I wasn't going to be able to sleep in the bedroom so I picked up my quilt and the afghan and went in to the living room couch. I couldn't really get comfortable there so it was off and on until 5:00AM when I finally just gave up and got up. What a night! If it begins again tonight, I will just move into the den on the daybed. I will just pull the trundle out and try to sleep there. I will have to close the console that holds my computer or the light will keep me awake.

I see by the weather on my phone that we have light rain and it's 36 degrees so I will wait until daylight to go to Coffeyville to my hair appointment. I will have to miss my usual breakfast with Bob.

Since it's raining I won't feed the cats this morning unless it lets up. I can't get out the front door to take their food out so I have to go out through the garage and walk in the rain to the front door and back.  I am not going to do that. I fed them last evening so they will just have to wait.

I have had my oatmeal and chai latte and even a breakfast bar. I haven't had the TV on yet this morning. I know what the weather is from my phone.

Toni changed my appointment time this morning to 8:30AM so I will not leave for Coffeyville until 8:00AM or when it gets light.

More later..

I made the mistake of opening the door to see if the cats were all there and sure enough, they were all four there...looking very hungry. It isn't raining right now so I went ahead and fed them. It's not quite 7:00AM yet so I will have time to get the bowls in after they get their fill.

I have the TV news on right now.

More later... 

At 8:00AM, I went over to Coffeyville for my hair appointment and that went fine. I then came right back home. 

I thought today might be a good day to clean out the storage closet in my bedroom.  I also went through the stuff in my printer table in the den. I got that all organized again. It is 11:30AM now and I think I will just go out to Sonic now and get the Wacky Pack child's lunch.

So more later...

That's what I did for lunch! It was good, as usual, and certainly cheap! I had the large two chicken strips and tator tots and a small coke. All for $2.08. Can't beat that!

The sun is out now! But it's still only 37 degrees.  I opened the den blinds so that sunshine could come in. It feels good!

I spent the afternoon updating my classmates list. It's 5:11PM now but I am finished again.

I will go watch the news now and get back to this later...It's 6:39PM and I will go take my bath and get into my nice warm robe then come back in the living room and read my new book until bedtime.

I will try to sleep in my bed but if the cricket starts chirping again, I will go sleep on the trundle bed in the den.

We will see...


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Tuesday and Another Boring Day

 I slept well again last night. It's the melatonin, I know. I need to get some more today. I finished my last book so I will have to download another free book from Amazon today.

I have had my breakfast and am eating a breakfast bar now and enjoying the breakfast bar with my Chai Latte. I haven't had the TV on yet or fed the cats. That's all next.  

So, more later... 

Sure enough, there were four hungry cats out there and a fine mist already. It's supposed to rain today and Bob says it is already doing that at Coffeyville.  I took the cats out more clean water for them to drink.

Gina texted me last evening  to ask if I had taken a sweet roll to Nancy. I told her I had not and hadn't been over to see Nancy yesterday at all. I had taken her a crescent roll from Leslie's Christmas dinner but nothing since then. Gina said she had no idea where Nancy got it. (She doesn't like Nancy to eat sweets. I think it's none of her business.) Nancy has even a more boring life then mine. She has no car and no one but Gina and Dale and I even go to see her.

I don't have plan for today yet. So, again, more later.

I fixed a pan of broccoli cheddar soup for lunch and ate a big bowl of it myself and took another bowl over to Nancy's for her lunch. I stayed awhile and visited her but she was really wanting to get back to sleep so I came home at 2:30 PM and read my newest free Amazon Kindle book. 

After I had read awhile I checked the cat situation. There were four out there waiting for supper. 

If the weather is o.k., I will plan to drive to Coffeyville  at  6:15AM to go to breakfast with Bob.... If I decided there was a chance it would not be raining or snowing.  I will not be feeding the cats breakfast tomorrow morning if I can leave early.

I read all afternoon and then I put the Kindle away to watch the CBS News. It is 5:36PM now. At 7:00PM, I will take my bath and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM

Monday, December 28, 2020

Monday and Nothing in Particular

I slept well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I had my breakfast and coffee and chai and then turned on the "weather on the 8s"and the news. The only new news is that Trump signed the bill after all. 

I fed four cats this morning. I didn't feed them last evening so they were very hungry  this morning. They finished and I brought in the bowls.

I checked my online bank account and after they took the Blue Cross/Blue Shield out I don't have enough in the bank to pay my bills..let alone my rent. I will need to transfer some money from my savings account to pay the rent. They raised our Blue Cross/Blue Shield for this coming year..again...

I don't get my Medicare until January 13th. Then I can pay my savings back.

I had to pay my car insurance this month.

I usually do my laundry on Monday but I really didn't want to strip the bed today...maybe tomorrow. I can wash the towels and my pjs and underwear this morning.  

This morning my new watch says it is Thursday the 29th of December.  It is actually Monday and the 28th of December. I studied the instructions of how to reset it but they seemed confusing to me so as long as the time is correct, I won't fool with it. Leslie told me not to mess with it since it has five different buttons to set it with..... too confusing for me. 

I had one of my Schwan's meals for lunch and the rest of the Apple Brown Betty for dessert. Then I read for the rest of the afternoon.

I looked up and it was nearly 3:15PM and I was supposed to pick up the class newsletters in Independence at 2:30PM so I quickly wrote the check and headed off for Independence. I got the newsletters left the check to pay for the printing and stopped at Miller Brothers and had them fill my tank with gas while I was there.

Then I came on back home and stopped at the post office to have one of those letters weighed to be sure one stamp was enough. Then I came on back home to fold and stuff and stamp the rest.

I will take them to the post office in the morning. I called and they were just closing the post office. They are all sorted and stamped so they are ready to go.

Oh yes, when I drove back into the garage  Scruffie and her crew came over... eager for supper.

Then I folded that laundry I had washed and dried this morning. It's time for the news now so I will get my banana and go watch it.

More later...

I watched the news and then took my bath at 7:00PM and went back to my book untilI finished it at 9:00PM and then I went on to bed.


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday and No Online Church Today

 I slept well last night. I had taken the Christmas boxes out of the attic and put everything away yesterday. Then I put all those boxes back up there one at a time. So I was very tired last night. But I had a good feeling of accomplishment afterward.

Leslie gave me a new watch for Christmas. My old one continually lost time and had to have the battery replaced about every six months. Now I notice this one is one day off in the date and now instead of saying Sunday, it says it is Wednesday. It's technology is beyond me. The time is correct and that's the important thing.  

Toronto is not having an 11:00AM worship service today. I think they think they need a break. It must be a technology challenge to do theirs as well as they do. I will miss it. I will watch Springfield, Missouri, this evening, It's usually not as smooth as Toronto but at least it's a worship service. I miss going to church. After this pandemic is finally over it will be good to get back to real church again. 

I will go watch the "weather  on the 8's" and check on the cats. I have had my breakfast now.

I will watch the channel 6 news until the CBS news comes on at 8:00AM  and then watch that.

I fed four cats this morning and  when they finished, I brought the bowls in and put them in the garage.

It's 10:34AM now and I have been watching the news all morning, including "Face the Nation". It's rather disheartening. The race issue dominates everything and yet I can't fault that when so much racism in so apparent. So many Americans still harbor racism. Nothing will change until attitudes change. And if attitudes haven't changed in 161 years, how long will it take?

People who are into racism will not change easily.

I went over to Nancy's and she was still feeling bad. Mostly it's her arthritis and allergies. 

I read all afternoon and finally finished my book and ordered another free one downloaded from Amazon.

I took my bath at 7:00..after watching 60 Minutes and then went on to bed at 9:00PM