Saturday, February 19, 2022

Saturday and Finishing Vacuuming

I slept fairly well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM. I did my usual early morning chores and am eating my breakfast now. Later this morning I plan to vacuum the living room carpet and the dining room rug. Then I will dust again. The apartment will be shining clean again.

The forecast on the desktop computer is 42 degrees and sunny for Coffeyville. I hope I can count on that but as I always say, this is Kansas. My phone says it's 34 degrees here in Caney.

I will read again this morning after I clean. My first order of business this morning though is to check "the weather on the 8's" and the cats. Scruff came for her supper last night but there was no sign of Blondie. He must have been in his master's home or in shelter of some kind somewhere.

I finally found the weather forecast and we are supposed to get up to 50 degrees today, 67 degrees tomorrow,  74 degrees on Monday then back to 39 degrees on Tuesday, 31 degrees on Wednesday and snow, 28 degrees on Thursday with snow showers and 34 degrees of Friday  and sunny. It looks like a very varied week. 

Scruff was the only cat here for breakfast and she ate quite a bit. When she was finished and was gone, I took the food back into the garage and covered it.

I have been watching the CBS Saturday morning news. It is 7:50AM now.

It's a little after 9:00AM now and I have been watching "Good Morning America". I am ready to vacuum now and then I will dust and then read again until noon...and lunch. 

It's 11:13AM now and I just finished another book. I will start the last one and work on it today. Then I can download three more to read .. free of charge.  

I made up a couple of new Congregational Directories for 2022. I will have to ask Karan to sew them together for me tomorrow.  She still has a sewing machine.

Now I am going to have my lunch.

So More even later

I had one of my frozen chicken pot pies for my lunch. They are pretty good. I get them from Schwans. 

After I finished my dusting I read the rest of the afternoon and  at 7:00PM, I took my bath. At 9:00PM or so, I will go to bed. I downloaded some more books after I finished the one I was reading this afternoon. I fixed myself some popcorn for an evening snack. I couldn't think of anything else I wanted to eat.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday and Finally Vacuuming

I slept pretty well until 4:00AM and then I tossed and turned until almost 5:00AM, when I got up and made the bed, dressed .and got myself ready for the day. Anymore my sleeping seems to be just off and on much of the time. Too much on my mind, I guess. I did get my cruise control fixed yesterday and the lights on the dash are brighter again. The fuse they put in to help fix the cruse control must have fixed that too. My dash lights have been very dim for months.

I will be glad when Scott Mills can get the front of my car fixed. It may be next week sometime...when the parts come in. Last night I was concerned that he might have tried to call me about an appointment and because his number wouldn't have been in my contacts list... I might have blocked it. That's usually what I do with unfamiliar numbers. So I got up and found the sheet he gave me with his bid on it and put the number in my contact's list....just in case. Then I went back to bed for a couple of more hours.

I have finished my breakfast and am working on my coffee now.

In a little bit, I will go turn on the TV and watch "the weather on the 8's" and see what to expect today. I hope the snow melts today. I may go out and scrape some more snow off my drive and sidewalk later...

Sometime around 6:30AM I will check and see if either of the cats are here for their breakfast. Poor things, they haven't had any food from me for a day or two. But it's been way too cold for them to be exposed to the elements. My phone says it's 10 degrees out there this morning. I have noticed the furnace has been coming on a lot this morning but I had no idea it would be 10 degrees.

The desktop computer says it's 32 degrees with rain and snow today. but that's Coffeyville's forecast.I don't know which is correct for Caney. 

More later....

Well, as usual, Cox is having trouble with their TV service and I will not have TV until they get it fixed. This  is the worst TV service around. 

I called Cox again and they are evidently doing maintenance on our cable here. Hopefully we still have the internet.

So far we still have the internet just no TV. It's 6:21AM and I still have no TV. Why on earth they would do maintenance in the middle of a snow advisory, is beyond me. Just stupidity is all it is...unless yesterday's light snow was the problem.

I'll go check to see if either of the cats are out there for breakfast now. 

Both of the cats were out there so I took their food out to them. They are sharing the double dish now,

More later.. 

They finished their meal and left and I brought the food back into the garage. 

I turned on the TV again and nothing TV. I have talked to three techs now and no one has been able to get my TV to receive a signal. They are sending a tech out today to check it out. They had maintenance last night and we were supposed to get our cable TV at  6:30AM this morning and that didn't happen.  

I am so furious. They have raised my starter package cable TV from $99.99 to $152.21 in the two years I have lived here. That is ridiculous! I have their starter package and the internet...that's all!

The Cox man came and all he had to do was reboot the Tivo to get a picture. He called it a "handshake".  They had done maintenance last night and the Tivo did not recognize their changes and the TV also could not recognize the changes. So he rebooted the Tivo and when it came up the TV was accessible too. Anytime they do maintenance I will need to reboot the Tivo and then I will be able to get TV too. I will have to use the TV's original remote to get it on until the TV comes on. I will need to remember that to keep from having to call Cox and get a service man out here to do the "handshake".

I mopped all the bare floors..the bathroom, entrance foyer and the dining room all around the edges of the rug.

I vacuumed the bedroom, hall and den. I am exhausted vacuuming that plush carpet. I cleaned up the sweeper, emptied the tank and washed up the inside of the  vacuum tank. I have the filters laid out to dry overnight. I will put them back in after they dry overnight.I will vacuum the living room plush carpet and the dining room rug tomorrow. I am just too tired now.

It's almost noon. I am thinking of driving down to Copan and having the small chef salad for lunch. I have a couple of frozen meals but they don't interest me.

I could go to the market and get some dinner from their deli, I guess. That's an alternative to driving back down to Copan.  

I went to the market and bought fish, green beans, a biscuit and fried Okra. It was good and filling too. Then I dropped by Mr. G's and bought a small butter pecan flurry for dessert. It was all very good and I am full.

It is 2:54PM now and I am charging my Kindle...again!

More even later... 

It's 4:30PM now and I have been working on this blog and reading but now I am charging the Kindle so I am playing a game on the laptop computer. 

Soon the Kindle was charged and so I took it up and began reading another book.

It's 6:53PM now and I am going to take my bath and put my pajamas on and then read some more until 9:00PM. bedtime.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Thursday and Vacuuming Again Tomorrow

I slept well last night.The rain woke me up shortly before 5:00AM and I got up to see if it had snowed. It hasn't yet. But it has been raining. It's 5:37AM and I am eating my breakfast now. I have my car in the shop having the cruise control repaired today.  Sherry will bring it back to me when they get that done. I don't know when Scott will get to my front in dent. He has the parts on order...maybe next week.I don't know what I will do while he works on it since his  shop is in Independence and I live in Caney. 

I will go check "the weather on the 8's" in a bit and also see if any cats have braved the elements to come for breakfast . It's 37 degrees out there according to my phone.

The cats are usually not here until 6:30AM...if they come at all.

More later...  

The cats didn't come at all. It's way too cold and we have a light sprinkling of snow now.

I see the desktop computer has crashed and I am attempting to get it to come back up.  I am waiting for windows to load. This may take awhile if it happens at all. It says "please wait" now. It's still attempting to load. If it makes it, I will run Glary Utilities.

It finally made it! But Glary Utilities is still loading. It loaded! And I am running it now. Hopefully that will fix whatever glitch the computer found. I should run Glary Utilities more often  to prevent these glitches.  It's working on Disk Repair now.

I have been watching the CBS morning news but didn't see anything interesting enough to stay in there and watch it..

I looked for the cats three times but it's just way too cold out there for them to come to eat outside.

The computer just says "rain and snow". I need to check my phone for the temperature.... My phone says it's 37 degrees here in Caney now. 

It appears the desktop computer is working alright now. . 

It's about 1:01PM now and Sherry just brought back my car. The cruise control is working again. They needed to use both parts so it was a little more expensive then I thought.  But it's worth it to have the cruise control again. It cost me $186.80.  The repair to the front of my car will cost a lot more then that..over $1,031.07. But I need to get it repaired.

I started to scrape off the driveway and sidewalk but it began snowing a lot harder and I knew that would be a waste of energy and time. 

I went back up to the garage and asked Sherry how to put a code in my radio so I could choose my channels again.Luckily, she has a Honda too so she got a small book out of the glove box and looked up the radio code and put in the radio. Then I was able to reach the stations I had put in each place in the past. 

I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my lunch. It was either that or a TV dinner. I couldn't handle another TV dinner.

Then I came back home and put my car in the garage.

I read all day and never got around to the vacuuming. I will do it tomorrow. Now. I may do it this evening and at east get the bedroom and hall and den dome tonight

 So More even  later...

It's 6:25PM now and I have read all afternoon. At 7:00PM I will take my bath and read again until  bedtime at 9:00PM.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday and Bunco

I was up an hour earlier this morning because of the wind. I kept hearing it blowing. At first I thought it was raining but I got up and checked and it was just wind. I am eating my breakfast now and drinking my coffee and getting this blog started. I have my hair appointment at 9:00AM this morning and then I will read until time for Bunco at 1:00PM. 

Tomorrow I take my car into Josh's to have the cruise control repaired. Sherry will bring me home while they do that. I am lost without cruise control. I always use it.  That repair may be a couple of hundred dollars if it has to have the button on the steering wheel repaired. If it's just a fuse it will be a little over $60 .The bigger expense will be the repair to my car from Sunday's wreck. I had thought I had a couple of thousand dollars in my savings account but I forgotten I had paid $1375 for my new crown,  I checked yesterday and there is only half that much left. So it will take that to repair my car. I'm just glad I have it in there. I have been transferring $100. a month to my savings since I got the crown... starting in December. I will continue to do that to eventually replenish the savings account. 

It's 5:38AM now and I will go watch "the weather on the 8's" and in an hour I will check to see if the cats are here for their breakfast. It's usually about 6:30AM when they come by for breakfast. 

The desktop computer says it is 58 degrees and mostly clear. I will see what "the weather on the 8's" says.

The "weather on the 8's" says 69 degrees today but wintry mix and snow tomorrow and 31 degrees, Friday sunny and 47 degrees. Saturday is forecast 56 degrees and Sunday will be 65 degrees and then Monday will be 71 degrees. See what I mean about Kansas? If you don't like the weather just wait a minute.

Only Scruff came for breakfast this morning. She didn't eat a lot and then she left and I took the food back in the garage. It's 7:22AM now and I will not leave for my appointment until  8:15AM. That will get me there by 8:45AM...plenty early. 

I took the newspapers Suzanne brought me to Karan and then I got my hair done after I got to Coffeyville. Then I went to the Walmart parking lot and read until time to go to the senior center  for Bunco. I won $5.00 there playing Bunco. Then after I left I went to Marilyn's to take her my leftover cupcakes.

On my way home I noticed some very black clouds were gathering and remembered that we were forecast for snow on Thursday so I stopped at Josh Elliott's shop and had Sherry bring me home and keep my car to work on the Cruise Control tomorrow morning. I don't know when Scott Mills will have the parts for the body work on the front driver's side of my car..possibly next week some time.

It's 6:09PM now and at 7:00PM I will take my bath and get my pajamas on and my robe. 

I haven't seen either of the cats this evening. I looked a couple of times. But neither were there.

I will be going to bed a little after 9:00PM

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tuesday and A Trip to Visit Nancy

I had a very good night's sleep last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day and am eating my breakfast now. It is 6:08AM now. 

I am so glad I got all my business done in Coffeyville yesterday. I saw the insurance agent and went on to Independence to see Scott Mills and get the estimate on the repair on my car. 

Now later on this morning I will go down to Bartlesville to see Nancy and bring her back to Caney to see what all is going on here in new business..especially that in the Blackledge building. On our way back here, we will stop at the Copan Restaurant and have lunch. That will get her out of that small apartment and give her a chance to see more of her world then that.

It's 6:16AM now and I will go turn on the TV and watch "the weather  on the 8's" and check on the cats. Then I will come back here and continue the blog.

I see the desktop computer says it's 52 degrees out there and clear. I hope for a nice day today.

I missed "the weather on the 8's" but both cats came for breakfast. Blondie ate and left. He probably ate at home first but Scruff is still out there eating. I think I am her only source of food.  I will try to get the weather forecast at 6:38AM next. That's five minutes from now. I will be back to this after that.

I finally caught the weather and it is supposed to be 67 degrees today. It doesn't start getting cold again until Thursday  when it's supposed to be 33 degrees. Tomorrow is supposed to be 67 also. After Thursday it will begin warming up again. Friday is to be 49 degrees and 58 on Saturday. Sunday is supposed to be 65 and Monday 72. We will see. This is Kansas and anything can happen.

It's after 9:00AM now and in a bit I will leave for Bartlesville and to see Nancy.

More even later.... 

I got down to see Nancy  at 10:00AM and she was all ready to go to Caney to see what they had done with the Blackledge building. When we got to Caney, we went in a couple of the stores and that gave her a chance to look around. I bought her one of their cookies while we were there.

On the way back to Bartlesville, we stopped at the Copan Restaurant and had lunch...chicken with cottage cheese and peaches. It was fine. Next week we plan to eat at Mazzio's Pizza in Bartlesville. As we were eating I realized I no longer had my hearing aid in my ear. I figured I had lost it when I took the face mask off. I looked in the car but did not see it. We went back to Bartlesville and then I looked in Nancy's apartment too but it wasn't there. When I got out to the parking lot, I looked there too.I didn't see it.I asked the woman at the front desk in the assisted living home if anyone had turned it in and she said no one did. I was pretty heartsick over it since I knew I couldn't afford another one.

When I got home I looked in the car again. I figured it came off when I pulled that face mask off but it wasn't there. Then I looked in my purse...and what do you know! There it was!! Amazing! I couldn't figure out how it got in my purse or even how come it was in there. My face mask wasn't!

Oh well.. at least it all worked out!

When I got back home I went to Sonic to get a cherry limeade slush. I was eating the cookie Nancy insisted I have and thought a cherry limeade slush would be good with the cookie. It was...

More later...

I read until time for the CBS evening news. I have gone back to reading because that is over now.  It is 6:02PM. I checked out the cats and so far neither of them are out there.

At 7:00PM I will take my bath and read until bedtime at 9:00PM.

I intend to go to my hair appointment tomorrow morning and read until 1:00PM when I will play Bunco at the senior center until 3:00PM. Then after that I plan to go visit Marilyn before I come back home.

Thursday I am to get the cruise control fixed on my car. The parts are in. I will go up to the garage at 8:00AM and Sherry, the receptionist, will bring me home while they work on my car.

I don't know exactly how long it will take for Scott Mills to get the parts to repair the front driver's side of my car. He said he would call me when the parts came in and he gets the bumper painted and set up an appointment to work on it.

It's 7:26PM now and I have just had my bath. I will read now until time to go to bed at 9:00PM.


Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday and a Mess

I got about three hours sleep last night for concern over yesterday's wreck. Finally I took some melatonin and got to sleep about two o'clock. I slept until 5:00AM as usual. I got up and dressed and am having my breakfast now. It's 6:30AM. I feel wiped out but I will have to call Lacey at Shelter Insurance in Coffeyville before I go over there to see about the coverage for the wreck. 

I know I have no collision because my car is fourteen years old and collision is too expensive to keep on an old car like mine. Leslie had been a manager for Prudential for years and she had told me I should cancel collision and I did that a couple of years ago. I have comprehensive and liability. 

While I was in Coffeyville I went to the bank and also went out to South Coffeyville and bought gas.

I will have to see Scott Mills at Quality Motors in Independence to see what I will have to come up with the fix my own car. The other driver was driving a rental car but her own insurance will cover that. My car is able to be driven and the lights and turn signal still work on that side too and the tire on that side does not even rub against the body.

But what a mess!

I will go check the "weather on the 8's" and the cats. It's 7:22AM now and they may have given up on me. I usually check on them by 6:30AM.

Only Scruff was there and I fed her. When she was finished I took the cat food to the garage.

My son, Scott. called me after seeing about the wreck on my blog. Then later, Jerod, my grandson, called me too and talked to me quite a bit. He said he would like to call me weekly to visit and he was so glad I like Ruby, the woman he is marrying. I met her Thanksgiving at Scott and Ginger's home. She seems very nice and Jerod said she was a great influence on him and he loved her a lot. The feeling was mutual.

At 10:00AM or so, I went to Coffeyville to talk to Lacey about my insurance. Neither of us was given a ticket so I imagine Evelyn's insurance will take care of her damage and I have no collision insurance so I will pay for my repair out of my savings.

I went up to Independence after I gave Lacey all the particulars of  the wreck. I saw Scott Mills and he gave me an estimate of my repair. It is $1,031.07 or about half my savings. Still it was a little less then my new crown cost me. That was over $1.300. 

For lunch, I stopped at Big Cheese and had a personal pan pizza and a root beer.  Then I went out to Dairy Queen and got a medium blizzard. That all made my day too.

More later.. 

I have been reading again.I downloaded another book this morning.. I read for a couple of hours. Then watched the last of the CBS evening news .Then I sent off Cheyenne's birthday card and 10 dollars. Maia's birthday is in March and I will send her a birthday card and 12 dollars.

My older son, Keith, called me this afternoon to tell me he is being sent to Poland on Wednesday. He is an IT for the Department of Defense.  We had a nice visit.

Tomorrow, I will go see Nancy and we plan to eat lunch at the Copan Restaurant and then come on to Caney so she can see what they are doing with the Blackledge building.  They are dividing that big building into six separate stores. Then after we look around a bit, I will take her back to Bartlesville to the assisted living. I will come on back home after that.

I plan to attend Bunco on Wednesday and try to visit Marilyn while I am back in Coffeyville too.

It's 6:29PM now and at 7:00PM, I will take my bath and put my pajamas on and read some more until 9:00PM. No more sleep then I got last night I may go to bed even earlier.


Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday and Church

I had a restless sort of night. I woke up several times in the night but managed to get back to sleep all right. I don't know what the problem was...once at least, I had to turn up the furnace. I also had a lot of drainage. That kept waking me up too. Finally about 4:45AM, I just got up and made the bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I don't know what exactly the problem was.

I am having my breakfast now here in the den. I only had a banana for supper so I am hungry. The desktop computer says it is 34 degrees out there and cloudy this morning. It is 5:38AM but I evidently had plenty of sleep although restless. 

In a few minutes I will go turn on the TV and watch "the weather on the 8's" and in about 45 minutes, I will check on the cats. It's usually about 6:30AM when I find them out there waiting for their breakfast.

More later...

Well, they haven't shown "the weather on the 8's" yet...just a lot of talk about everything else. I will try to watch it again in about 5 minutes. And I have checked for the cats twice but neither of them are out there. I can't say I blame the if it's 32 degrees out there now.

I finally saw the weather channel give the weather for the week. It's 46 today suppose to get up to 46 today and into the 60's the next three days.Obviously, it's Kansas. If you don't like the weather, wait a minute. (or a day or two).

Also, I opened the door after I saw the weather and Scruff was waiting there for her breakfast. No sign of Blondie yet. He may be in the house at his master's home. 

I was wrong, Blondie is out there now eating with Scruff. He must have come after I came in to the computer.

They are both gone and I brought the cat food back into the garage,

It's 8:50AM now and I have been watching the news. Now I will read for awhile and not leave for church until 10:00AM. It is 33 degrees now. I will definitely wear a coat today.

 More even later...

I left for Coffeyville about 10:00AM because I wanted to top at the bank in Coffeyville and also wanted to stop at their Dollar General Store to get another contact holder. Our Dollar General here in Caney hasn't had any for some time.

My left eye, which now has 20/30 vision in it has been a dry eye and my contact is not seating in it well because of the wind. I wanted to take it out. I see well with that left eye since Roger Birch put a strong contact in it some years ago and it finally started working after all these years.  I had had ambiopia in it all my life but Roger thought if he put a very strong contact in it, he could get it to work. That worked beautifully and for the first time in my life I had 20/30 vision in it.,,,and depth perception vision as well.

The church service was very good this morning. Karan always does a good job.

Afterward I went to dinner with Rick and Carmen after church and we went to "Just Us" in Cherryvale. As we were leaving and I was pulling out of the parking lot there another car from the street was pulling into the parking lot. I put on my brakes when I started to hit her and because she continued to come toward the parking lot, I ended up broadsiding her driver's side door. We exchanged all our insurance information and Carmen had called the police woman there in Cherryvale to come investigate the accident and also called Leslie to come get me and take me home. My grandson, Jeromy, came to bring Leslie, my daughter, to Cherryvale. After the policewoman came and made out a report,  by then Leslie arrived with Jeromy and they made sure my tire was not dragging against the dent and I could drive it home. Leslie wanted to drive me clear home but I couldn't see any point in that so I took her on to her home and drove myself from their house to Caney to my apartment.

Tomorrow, I will call the insurance agent, Lacey, at Shelter Insurance, and then go over to Coffeyville to see her. After that I will need to see Scott Mills in Independence to get an estimate on the damage. 

I got home just fine. My only problem is that I had cancelled my collision insurance when the car was over 14 years old, so I will be responsible for the cost of my own repair. 

Enough excitement for today...

I will read for awhile since it's only 3:37PM now. At 6:00PM I will watch the worship service from Springfield, take my bath at 7:00PM and and get ready for bed at 9:00PM. It is 45 degrees now at 3:44PM and the sun is shining brightly.

I watched what I could  of the  Worship Service for the South Central States Mission Center on Facebook. The man on Zoom did not know how to get it on Zoom so I missed most of the service. Then I went back to the Superbowl game. Their halftime festivities were Hip Hop. I do not like hip hop. To me it's not music at all. It's just noise and foolishness. I took my bath and got ready for bed and then I came in here to blog while that's going on. I will get back to the game now.

It was a great close game but the LA Rams won right at the last moment. I was rooting for them. It had been forever since they had won a Super Bowl.

It's been a big day with my wreck and all. Now I will go to bed. It is  9:17PM