Saturday, February 26, 2022

Saturday and Reading

I slept fine until about 2:45AM and I awoke with my sinus' draining down my throat. I kept gagging so I finally got up and took an antihistamine. Then I was able to sleep. I was up at 6:00AM and made my bed and got myself ready for the day. Besides dusting today, I will just read some more. Outside of lunch at Mazzio's with Nancy on Tuesday, I have been getting along with frozen TV dinners. I may go down to the Copan Restaurant for lunch today. I will see how the roads look. The snow was melting yesterday. I had thought I might clear the snow off  Dee Anna and Stephen's walk and drive but it was melting so I didn't do it.

I am having my breakfast now. I had bought some frozen waffles at the market this week but I haven't tried them yet. I am just having my usual oatmeal and it keeps my plumbing regular.

It's 6:30AM now and I should go check on the cats. It's very cold out there.

At first only Scruff was out there and then Blondie came by. But he didn't stay. Scruff ate her fill and I took the cat food in the garage and covered it up. 

I watched the CBS Saturday morning news and I will read this morning.The phone says it is 18 degrees so it's still pretty cold out there. It's 8:02AM now.

I called Scott Mill's business yesterday afternoon and a woman answered. Scott was with a customer. I asked her about my parts and when I could get scheduled for the repair on my bumper. She said they were booking into April. I told her he had told me when he got my bumper he would paint it and be ready to put it on in one day. She said if it was just a bumper he may have made earlier plans for me. I asked her to have him call me so I could find out when he would need my car. He never did call me back. I may try to call him again this morning.

More later... 

I called but got his answering machine. I left a message but I'm not sure he will call me back. He was supposed to have called me back last evening but that didn't happen either. I should have had Josh Elliott do it but I didn't realize he had a body shop there as well as a repair place until they fixed my cruise control. By then Scott had already ordered my parts. 

He never did call me back this morning either . I am tempted to go up there and talk to him.

I have been reading and it's 9:54AM now.  

I noticed Stephen, my landlord, was using his shovel to break and scrape the ice from his sidewalk and I had a nice wide snow shovel so I took it over there and offered to let him use it to make the job easier..  He took it and made shorter work of clearing his drive and sidewalk.  When he finished, I put the snow shovel back in my garage..

Then I went on to Copan Restaurant and had my usual small chef salad and iced tea.

When I got home, Stephen and Dee Anna were back with a piece of furniture they said was too large for their apartment and they were going to take it back to their Owasso home. 

He stopped me as I was going into the house and reminded me that he reads my blog and noticed that I was having trouble with my vacuuming using my little Black and Decker sweeper and told me they had a Shark they were going to give me for the apartment. It has more adjustments on it and could handle that plush carpet just fine and I could vacuum it all in one day and leave it with the apartment when I am gone. 

These kids are so helpful. He will bring it to me when he comes next time.  I will try it and see if I can use it and do my vacuuming all in one day again. My little Black and Decker worked just fine on the old carpet but if I use it to try to vacuum the entire apartment in one day with this plush carpet, it shuts down and I have to let it rest overnight before I can start it again.  Plus it exhausts me to use the Black and Decker to try to push it through the plush carpet. I hope the Shark will be easier to use.

It's 12:44PM now. I guess I will go back to my book. The sun is shining brightly but it's still pretty brisk today.

I went to the Dollar General store and bought a few things I couldn't get at the market here. 

Now I guess I will go read my latest free book I downloaded from Amazon. It's 3:05 PM now. I read the book for awhile but I had the Reader;s Digest to read too.

it's 5:22PM now and I have been reading the Reader's Digest. I finished it so I will take it to Nancy on Tuesday.

In about 7 minutes the CBS news should be on. I will check that out.

More later...

Scruff came for supper but she didn't eat much. She was concerned about some other animal and kept looking around like something was there. Finally she left without eating much at all. I left the food out there for awhile but she didn't come back. She acted like something was out there frightening her so finally I brought the food in and put it in the garage and covered it up.

Now I will finish this and go read until 9:00PM which is my usual bedtime.

I watched the CBS news and then took my bath. I am also charging my phone and I will read the kindle next.There's nothing worth watching on TV..that's for sure...

Friday, February 25, 2022

Friday and Finish Vacuuming

 I slept well until 2:30AM when I got up to turn up the furnace. Then I could not get back to sleep. I tossed and turned for an hour and finally got up and took some Melatonin. Then I slept until almost 6:00AM. 

By the time I checked on the cats it was 6:30AM. Only Scruff was out there and she was hungry. I took her food out to her and also some water after what I noticed yesterday. When I came back in, she was drinking the water but I noticed she had also eaten a lot of her food. I brought the food in and put it back in the garage and covered it.

Then I was just in time to see "the weather on the 8's",It's supposed to be 33 degrees and partly cloudy today, 42 degrees and partly cloudy tomorrow (Saturday). Sunday it's supposed to be 55 degrees and sunny,  Monday it's to be 59 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday 64 degrees and sunny and Wednesday 70 degrees and mostly sunny. It looks like the snow will be all gone by the end of next week. It's 10 degrees now. It's got some warming up to do.

I will vacuum the living room and dining room today. It's 7:00AM now and I have just finished my breakfast and coffee.

It's 7:50AM now and I have been watching the news. So far it's a sunny day, I hope it stays that way so this snow will melt. According to my phone it's 12 degrees out there.  

As soon as the news is over at 9:00AM, I will begin vacuuming.

More later....  

The thing I hate about the news..and really most TV programming... not just the that every ten minutes, they interrupt the programming to run eight 30 second commercials one right after the other. Most of them are either auto dealerships, furniture companies  or most often... pharmaceutical companies,  Medicines have to be prescribed by doctors and doctors are not supposed to advertise but the pharmaceuticals to it for them by saying "ask your doctor about our product". In my opinion, if a doctor thinks a medicine is appropriate for the patient, they will prescribe it without the need for the pharmaceutical companies advertising the product. The sales people explain the product. That is a part of their job. The advertising increases the cost of the medicine to cover the cost of the advertising. When I was selling radio advertising back in the 60's and 70's, the cost of one 30 second TV commercial was $250. Just imagine what that costs today! Think what that cost adds to the cost of the medicine! No wonder people with type 1 diabetes can't afford their insulin....for example. 

I, gripe.

More later...I had better get ready to vacuum the living room and dining room.

O.K. I got the rest of the vacuuming finished. Now I will read again. It's only 9:16AM so I have awhile until my lunch. I will dust either this afternoon or Saturday. Again, I am very tired. Vacuuming that plush carpet really wears me out. But because I have to do it in two days, I can recuperate with rest. The first time I vacuumed it after it was laid, I tried to do it all in one day like I did the old carpet and it shut down the vacuum and I had to wait overnight before it would start again. That's the primary reason I do it in two days. Leslie bought me that sweeper when I moved in here. I don't want to ruin a two year old sweeper.

I read until the Kindle needed to be charged again. I am doing that now. 

I ran Glary Utilities on both computers and got them running smoother. I am going to check out the charging and see how far along it is. It has been charging for an hour.

I went to the Caney Market and bought milk and a pint of ice cream. The sun has come out and the snow is melting.....thank goodness! 

It's 3:30PM and I am going to go back to my book,

More later...

I finished the book and downloaded another.

At 7:00PM I took my bath and got myself ready for bed. Neither of the cats showed up for supper.

I read until 9:00PM and then I went on to bed.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thursday and Vacuuming

I slept well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I am just getting ready to have my breakfast. I made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I will stay home today. We are forecast for more snow.and I don't need to be out in it..Cleaning the apartment will give me something productive to do. Then I have another book downloaded from Amazon so I will read later. If the weather allows it, I will bundle up and try to clear the drive and walk of snow.

It never did snow or sleet anymore.

Now I will go watch "the weather on the 8's" and check on the cats.

It's 6:30AM now and Scruff was the only cat out there, I took her food out and she is eating hungrily. I still want to see "the weather on the 8's" to see what more to expect.

The temperature this morning is 18 degrees with a snow shower in the forecast.  Today's forecast for the day a high of 28 degrees with a wintry mix. Friday 34 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday 42 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday 52 degrees and sunny, Monday 61 degrees and mostly sunny, Tuesday 64 degrees and sunny. That's the week's weather forecast.

Scruff ate as fast as she could and then left to find shelter.

What a mess! If we don't get any more today I will shovel off the walk and make a path to the mailbox. It wouldn't be so bad if it were just snow but there is sleet under it. That makes it treacherous!

It's 12:18PM and I have been reading all morning. Now I need to find something to eat.

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So more even later..

The Schwan's man just came and brought  me my frozen food order. I don't order a lot from them because they are pretty expensive. But some of their food is very good so I do order some of it. 

About 2:00PM, I went into my Amazon Prime and found a documentary about the hit show "Hamilton". It was very interesting and showed a lot about how Lynn Miranda came up with a hit musical. It took him seven years but he wrote the script as well as the music. The entire cast is people of color which makes it very interesting and the music is Hip Hop. It was a fantastic hit.

Anyhow, it was something different to watch and extremely interesting. They said it won seven Emmys and the Pulitzer Prize. Amazing!

It's 3:14PM now and I guess I will get back to my newest book now. 

I vacuumed the bedroom and the hall and when I got that done I am exhausted from pushing the sweeper through that thick plush carpet. I still have the mopping to do today and also vacuuming the den. It has indoor outdoor carpet in it so it isn't as hard to do.  Tomorrow I will do the living room and dining room.  They are just as hard...especially the living room. The dining room just has a rug in it. But the living room is even larger then the bedroom. It is a bear!

I got the mapping and the vacuuming done for the bedroom, hall and den. My back just kills me when I finish that much. Tomorrow I will do the living room carpet and dining room rug. I have the throw rugs in the dryer on "fresh air" to get the dust out of them.

Now, back to the book... 

 I read until 5:00PM and then I stepped outside to see how cold it was. It wasn't bad at all so I put my jacket and gloves on and got the snow shovel and cleaned the snow off my walk and driveway. I wasn't even tired when I finished. That's a lot easier then vacuuming that plush carpet. :)

In about 10 minutes the CBS news will be on (hopefully)...last night they preempted it for local Tulsa weather news. 

I didn't see any cats out there but it's only 5:20PM so maybe they will come closer to 6:30PM if they come at all.

Scruff came for her supper and she ate a lot of food.Then she looked to the frozen water in the water bowl. I took a bottle of water out and filled the dish. She immediately stepped over there and drank and drank and drank. She almost drank the entire fresh water. Then she left and I brought her dish into the garage. 

More later ...

My landlord and his wife just came over to tell me they are leaving for their home and will be back sometime next week. They have my security light and when it warms up some he wants to install it. They are such nice people. He commented that he noticed I had cleared my walk and drive. He said he would have done his but he took his snow shovel to their other home and left it there.

I told him he could use mine anytime he wanted to. He said it would melt at the end of the week this time.

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I scraped the walk and the drive too.

Its after 6:00PM now and about 7:00PM I will take my bath and put my pajamas on and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM or thereabouts.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wednesday and No Game Day

I slept well last night and was up a little earlier then 5:AM. I have made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I looked outside earlier and didn't see any snow yet so I may be able to go to Coffeyville and get my hair done this morning and stay for game day at the senior center. It depends on whether it snows like it's forecast. I am having my breakfast now. 

In a little while I will go check "the weather on the 8's" and see if any cats are here for their breakfast. None were here last evening so if they are they will be plenty hungry. I usually don't see them until closer to 6:30AM and it's only 5:30AM now. I see the forecast on the desktop computer for today is 42 and sunny, My phone says it's 14 degrees and clear right now.

I will go check the weather now.

More later..

It's be 21 degrees with snow today starting about 10:00AM but there's supposed to be just an inch accumulated. Then it's supposed to be 28 degrees tomorrow (Thursday) with snow. Friday is supposed to be 36 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 41 degrees and partly cloudy.Sunday is supposed to be 57 degrees and sunny, Monday will be 57 degrees and mostly sunny and Tuesday is to be 62 degrees and mostly sunny. Weird weather!!

But it's Kansas ...what else can I say.

Both cats were out there this morning and extremely hungry! They ate as fast as they could and then went to find shelter. It's 12 degrees here wonder! I brought the food back into the garage after that. 

I get so disgusted with Channel 6 news. They preempted the CBS news and are concentrating on just the Tulsa weather news. They have another station they could put their local weather news on but they preempted the national news instead. To get national news, I had to change to channel 8 and watch Good Morning America. Channel 8 had a box on the lower left side of the Good Morning America screen where they carried the weather news for their local Tulsa watchers. Channel 6 acts like they don't care that those of us in their southeast Kansas audience want national news and aren't important.

I will leave about 8:30AM for Coffeyville and my hair appointment. .

They cancelled the game day and closed the senior center Someone had inadvertently exposed the exercise class to the covid so Janet closed it,

I did go on to my hair appointment and sure enough, at 10:00AM it started sleeting. It was solid ice. About 10:30AM, I left the beauty shop and started home and the roads  were solid ice and by then it started sleeting even harder.. I drove all the way back to Caney at 35 to 40 miles an hour. Now I am home and will stay in. I brought home a large piece of pizza from Bartlesville yesterday afternoon and for my lunch, I will warm that up in my microwave.

It appears to have changed to snow now out there. Huge flakes are coming down.

My son-in-law, John, came and set my headboard back on the blocks like they were supposed to be. The men that laid the carpet just barely got it on the blocks. John fixed that.

When he left, I put my jacket and gloves on and took the snow shovel out and cleared my walk. It won't stay cleared though because it's supposed to snow both today and tomorrow. Next when I am able, I will clear my drive like I did the last time it snowed. I won't be going anywhere in this mess so there's no rush to get it done.

Tomorrow I also want to start my cleaning. I will do the mopping and vacuum the bedroom, hall and den tomorrow. Friday I will do the living room and dining room and dust.I will get back to my latest book on the kindle now.

It's 3:05PM and I have been reading all afternoon. I looked out awhile ago and it appears it has stopped snowing. It looks like there's about an inch of snow on the ground.

I went to the market and bought some trash bags and a pint of ice cream and some half and half for my coffee. 

Then I came home and read until 7:15PM when I took my bath. I finished another book. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM. That's about thirty minutes from now.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tuesday and Lunch With Nancy

I slept well last night and was up at my usual 5:00AM, made my bed and dressed and got ready for the trip to Bartlesville to see Nancy and take her to lunch. I hope the weather cooperates..I will check that out in a little while. I will also see if the cats are out there for their breakfast. It's just now 5:30AM and I am having my breakfast.

I usually leave for Nancy's about 9:30AM or so. We plan to go to Mazzio's there for pizza for lunch unless the plan changes for some reason.

I will go check "the weather on the 8's" now. It's a little early for the cats to be out there. I checked and they weren't there. As for the forecast, I see 37 degrees today, partly cloudy and windy, 24 degrees tomorrow and snow.Thursday 30 degrees and snow. Friday 34 and mostly sunny, Saturday 53 degrees and sunny, and Sunday 54 degrees and mostly sunny. Almost the same forecast as yesterdays.

More later...I will go check out the cats again. 

Only Scruff was out there but she was very hungry and when she finally left and I went out to take in the bowl, she came back and ate some I left it out there again. Now she is gone and I took the bowl in and put it back in the  garage and covered it. Blondie must be inside the house where his master lives. It is 37 degrees and that's plenty cold.

About 8;30AM Leslie called me about the two child's chairs I was supposed to have put in my car at church Sunday.I got them as far as the foyer  but in the confusion in the foyer I never got them into my car. She had promised a woman  who wanted to buy two of them that I would meet her this week and sell them to her. I had plenty of time so I drove back to church and picked up the chairs and then I put them in my car and contacted the woman to decide where to meet and Leslie had thought she was from Copan but it turns out she's from Dewey. So I told her I would meet her at the Sonic in Dewey at 3:15PM and that was very convenient for her.  

I went on to my visit with Nancy. We visited awhile then about 11:30AM I asked her to dress so we could go to lunch and she got herself ready. We went to the Pizza place there in Bartlesville and had a salad and a small pizza and a drink. Afterward we went back to her apartment and visited some more. About 3:00PM, I needed to get to Dewey to deliver those chairs. The woman showed up and I gave her the chairs and she gave me the money for them. Next Sunday I am to put it in the offering plate.

I read all afternoon when I got home. I finished my book and am to charge it again. If it snows in the morning I will stay home and wash my own hair and skip game day at the senior center.

It's 6:35PM now and at 7:00PM I will take my bath and get ready to go to bed at 9:00PM

Monday, February 21, 2022

Monday and More Laundry

 I slept well again last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. This is the day I change the sheets on my bed so I stripped it this morning and put clean sheets on it. I noticed at that time that when the carpet layers put my bed back together after they laid the new carpet in there, they just barely got the bed posts on the cement blocks that lift my headboard up so my sinus' don't drain as badly. The next time John is in my area, I will ask him if he can set them square on the blocks like he did originally. I tried to lift the headboard to do it myself but I couldn't even lift the headboard let alone scoot the blocks over with my feet. Besides, I am not supposed to lift more then 15 pounds and I am sure that headboard with the weight of the mattress and box springs on it is a lot more then that. After awhile, I will text him to find out when he will be here in the Caney area again. 

I will be gone to Bartlesville tomorrow to visit Nancy  and Wednesday morning to get my hair done but should be here on Mondays,Thursdays and Fridays and the weekends except for church.

My sheets are in the dryer now and it's almost 6:00AM According to my phone, it's 50 degrees in Caney. The desktop computer says it's 42 in Coffeyville. As soon as I finish my oatmeal, I will go turn on the TV and check "the weather on the 8's'" and also check on the cats. Neither of them came for supper last night.

I got the laundry folded and put away for another week. 

More later....

Neither cat was out there yet. 

The weather channel says today will be 74 degrees and mostly cloudy and windy, tomorrow 39 degrees and partly cloudy,Wednesday 28 degrees and snow showers in the afternoon, Thursday 28 degrees and snow showers, Friday 34 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday 41 degrees and partly cloudy, and Sunday 50 degrees and sunny. That's the week's forecast.

More later...I am going to go read awhile. I charged my Kindle overnight.

I heard back from John. He will put my problem on his list but today he needs to go north with his business before the storm on Wednesday and Thursday hits. I understand that..for sure. He will work me in when he can. I know.

Still no cats. They must be holed up somewhere.

Back to the book now.

At lunchtime, I couldn't decide what to eat and a pizza sounded good so I drove up to Independence and bought a personal pan pizza at Big Cheese with a root beer. I bought gas at Miller Brothers before coming home. Then I came home and stopped at Big G's and bought a small butter pecan flurry. Now I am full.

More later...I am going back to the book.

I read until 8:00PM and then took my bath. I had to finish the book. I couldn't figure out how it would end. It's 8:30PM now and I will go on to bed at 9:00PM as usual.


Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sunday and Church

I slept very well last night and did not even wake up once. I was up at my usual 5:00AM and am in the process of doing a load of laundry now. I have dressed for church and have had my breakfast. I have even checked my e-mail. It is 5:44AM now and I notice the desktop computer says it is 42 degrees in Coffeyville. I notice my phone says it is 43 degrees here in Caney.

I just put that small load of laundry in the dryer. I will be changing the sheets on my bed tomorrow and I would  rather not have the towels and underwear in with the sheets. They tend to get wound up in the sheets and take longer to dry.

I will leave for church about 10:00AM and get there to be sure the building is clean and neat before the services start at 11:00AM. We are not having church school classes during the pandemic...just the worship service until this mess is over. I see by the news last night that cases are winding down. That's encouraging! Maybe we will get through this mess this year. I also see in the news report on the progress of the disease that over 90% of the patients in intensive care and those who die of it are unvaccinated. 

It's almost 6:00AM now and I will go check "the weather on the 8's" and also see if the cats are here waiting for their breakfast.

Only Scruff came for breakfast and when she left, I put away the food dish in the garage.

I also saw the weather forecast and we are to have snow Wednesday and Thursday this week. I have my hair appointment on Wednesday so I will just play it by ear about driving over to Coffeyville for my hair appointment. It's my haircut week but I may just have to wash it myself if it snows early. My appointment is at 9:00AM. It is to be 68 degrees today and 74 degrees tomorrow. Then it drops to 40 degrees on Tuesday and 30 degrees on Wednesday and 27 degrees on Thursday. Friday it's supposed to be 33 degrees.

My laundry is dry now. 

I got the laundry folded and put away and it's 6:39AM now.  

I will go watch the news or read now until time to go. I may go over a little earlier and go to Walmart there to get my variety pack oatmeal and some more variety pack breakfast bars and my Omeprazale that I take for indigestion. Dr, Christensen does not want me taking Tums or Rolaids. I also need bread and I may as well get that while I am there too. I would usually wait until Wednesday to do that but the weather for Wednesday is uncertain. Snow is forecast and I may not make it over there for my hair appointment.

More even later.. I will go watch the news now.

I watched the news until  9:00AM and then I went on over to Coffeyville. First I went to the bank and got money for my hair appointment on Wednesday. I hope I will be able to make it. We are forecast for snow Wednesday and Thursday. Then I went to Walmart and bought the groceries I couldn't get at the Caney Market. I see they are advertising for a manager again. This will be number 3. I don't know what the problem is at the market unless they are over managed. I sure don't want to lose the new market.

Then I went to the Woodshed to buy gas and the pump I chose was broken and would not accept my debit card. By this time I was running late so I just went on out to church. I will buy gas at Walmart in Bartlesville on Tuesday. It will be cheaper there anyhow.

We had the same number there that we had last week.  At least we didn't have less. We just didn't have more. There are several that did not make it this week. Leslie and Kelly were over to the campgrounds working at Work Week getting the campgrounds ready for the camping season..Jeff and Cyndi have moved to Joplin. Mike had to work today so Laura doesn't come without him. Kim has moved to Pittsburg. Becky usually comes but she wasn't there today. Those are the ones that are missing.

Rick and Carmen and I went to Just Us for lunch. Carmen rode with me. After lunch  I came back to Caney. Rick took Carmen back to Coffeyville with him.

The temperature is now 55 degrees here in Caney and the sun is shining brightly. The snow is all gone too. That's good...just in time for more on Wednesday and Thursday.

I texted John to ask if he was home and he said he was. I wanted to go see the five puppies if he was going to be there. He said he was. So I drove out to their place and held each of the puppies. They are registered Corgis and cute as can be! They were four weeks old today. I was ready to leave, but he took the other dogs outside and played catch with them.There were five of them playing catch. Hoover and Mini and KiKi, registered Corgis, Octavia and Echo and I forget the name of the other Blue Heeler. Octavia caught most of the balls. The others just tried. But Octavia just loves to play ball with that toy and brings it to John to throw again and again. I don't think she ever gets tired of it. Three of the dogs are Blue Heelers and they mate them with the Corgis and they are called Cowboy Corgis. They have a little longer legs and they have fewer problems then those with those short little legs. John just loves to play with them and they love him for playing games with them. He is their primary caregiver. KiKi is the mother of these puppies and they are registered Corgis.

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Here are the other two.

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Aren't they cute!

My phone says it is 70 degrees now. That's hard to believe after 42 degrees this morning. But all the snow is gone in my yard so maybe it is 70 degrees.

I read until 60 Minutes came on and then watched that. At 7:15PM I took my bath and put my pajamas on and got my bed ready for bed. I will read until 9:00PM or so and then will go to bed.