Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday and No Particular Plan

I was up by nearly 6:00AM this morning..later then usual. I went to bed earlier last night too. I was very tired. It had been a big day.

Today I don't have a plan for anything. I may do my dusting. That's the only thing about my housework I didn't get done. I am dressed and ready for the day...whatever it brings. 

Gay tried to call me Thursday and I didn't have my phone. It was charging. I never did call her back. I had too much going on at the time. I may try to call her later and see what she wanted.

It's 6:24AM now and I will go turn on the TV and check on the "weather on the 8's" and the cats situation. I'll get back to this later...

Only Scruff was there for her breakfast. She ate and then I brought the cat food back into the garage and covered it.

I also watched " the weather on the 8's" It changes almost daily. Today is to be 63 degrees and partly cloudy, Tomorrow 66 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday  is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy and windy. The Wednesday is to be 59 degrees and rain, Thursday is to be 56 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 54 degrees and mostly cloudy.  

Nothing stays the same with the weather in Kansas. It's 7:35AM now and I may try to call Gay.

I called Gay and she wants to meet me tomorrow after church at noon at "Just Us" in Cherryvale. I will do that but I don't know if Rick and Carmen will want to be there too.

It's 9:30AM and I have just been reading and finished my latest book and downloaded another one.

I will go out to the Dollar General store and buy four rolls of paper towels for the church. We were out of them yesterday when we needed them.

I did call Gay and we are going to meet at "Just Us" in Cherryvale on Sunday for lunch after church at 12:15PM.  

More later....

I just had an interesting experience. Sally Love, the mother of one of Leslie's good friends, Diana, came by to invite me to a concert tomorrow evening in Bartlesville.  She has four free tickets. I will drive to her home and pick her up about 5:00PM tomorrow evening.

I had some of my chili for lunch. It was very good.

I did go out to Dollar General and buy four rolls of paper towels for the church and will take them to church tomorrow.

I've read most of the afternoon and finished the book. I wasn't impressed with it but I did finish it.  

It's 5:13PM and soon the CBS evening news will be on at 5:30PM.

Then I will download another book and take my bath at 7:00PM. Then I may read until 9:00PM when I plan to go to bed.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Friday and A Funeral

I slept fine last night although I woke up with cramps in my right foot. I took a restless leg over- the-counter med and it cleared up right away especially after I got up and walked around on it too. That happens more often then I like.

I will have a busy day. I am to have breakfast with Kelly at 7:30AM at Eggbert's and  then go up to Independence for a 10:00AM funeral for John's nephew. After that all who want to, will come down to our church for refreshments. Karan and I got the church ready for them yesterday. Karan did most of the work. I just helped her.

Last night I had no TV or internet. The entire Cox area was down until nearly  midnight. With Cox, it's always something. Since I moved  to Caney, two years ago, I'll bet I have had an outage of some kind five different times. It's usually the TV but last night it was both. I couldn't read my Kindle because that takes the internet.

Well, enough of this rant. I need to make my bed and dress.

So more later...

I have dressed and am ready to go to Eggbert's for breakfast with Kelly....if he remembers. I assume he will since he invited me. It's only 6:04AM right now so I have almost an hour and a half before I go out there. I have had a breakfast bar to take my blood pressure med with but otherwise, I  will eat breakfast with Kelly at Eggbert's. I am drinking my Chai now.

I have checked the weather and also checked for the cats. It's only a little after 6:00AM so they are not out there yet. I will look again about 6:30AM.

Only Scruff came for her breakfast. As soon as she finished, I put the cat food in the garage.

Then I watched the news for awhile until time to go meet Kelly for breakfast at 7:30AM. .. Kelly came to the restaurant the same time I did and we had a good visit.We ate and visited until 9:15AM when I left to go to Independence for the funeral of John's nephew, James,at 10:00AM

I got there with ten minutes to spare.

James had just had his 50th birthday a few weeks ago. I and got parked the best I could just east of the funeral home. They have Main street there all torn up for two  blocks for construction.  I was there just a little while and John and Leslie came in. It was a very nice funeral...actually a celebration of his life. He died last Sunday of a heart attack.

Afterward we went to our church seven miles south of Independence and finished getting things ready for the fellowship afterward. I counted 35 people who attended the fellowship at our church and we barely had enough chairs in our all purpose room. In fact, we took two chairs out of the primary classroom or we wouldn't have had enough. We also used one of the pews Mike had bought for seating for an extra four or five people. But it worked out and the relatives of James, his mother, Alberta, and others, provided all the food and it was very good. John's sister, Alberta, provided most of it. Karan provided the drinks and she and I did the dishes and cleaned up afterward. She sent me home with tea and some very good lemonade. John took the trash home to put out in their large trash container. I got home at 2:20PM.

I don't know why, but I am very tired.The mileage, I guess. I will probably just read this afternoon.

More later...

I have been reading this afternoon and it's 5:56PM now. 

I have been half heartedly watching the news but it's the same old, basketball, basketball. There no more boring game then basketball in my opinion.

I took my bath at 7:15PM and put my pajamas on and will read until 9:00PM when I plan to go on to bed.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Thursday and Cleaning

I was up before 5:00AM again this morning. I had gone to bed fairly early so I guess I got my sleep out. I am dressed and ready for the day and just now eating my breakfast at 5:07AM.

I will start my cleaning this morning but stop at 9:30AM to meet Karan out at church at 10:00AM and get everything ready for the funeral dinner tomorrow. It's really just snacks but we will have ice tea and coffee and lemonade besides the snacks.

In a minute I will go check out the "weather on the 8's" but it's too early for the cats to be out there at 5:20AM. I will read until Stephen and Dee Anna go on to work before I start my vacuuming. I can do the mopping because that won't wake them up. I believe they stayed in the duplex overnight but it's too dark to tell right now.

More later... 

First I saw "the weather on the 8's" and the I opened the door and Scruff was there... obviously hungry. I took the food out and after she began eating, Blondie came over too but he didn't stay long. He probably ate at home. Scruff ate quite a bit and when she finally left I took the food in and put it in the garage and covered it. I noticed when I took the cat food out that the Haleys had stayed at the duplex overnight.

The weather is much the same....some changes. Today will be 54 degrees and cloudy, Friday is to be 64 degrees an partly cloudy. Saturday is to be 64 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 68 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 78 degrees and mostly cloudy and windy, and Wednesday is to be 65 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. At least that's the forecast but this is Kansas and anything can happen.

I will wait to begin cleaning until after the landlord's leave for work. I can mop until then.

Then I checked my checking account and noticed nothing new had come through.

I got all the bare floors mopped and put the swifter away.  I also got the dry fresh air throw rugs out of the dryer and put them back on the dried floors. It's almost 7:00AM so I will read until after they leave.

It's almost 9:00AM now and I am assuming that the Haley's used Stephen's truck since the car is still next door at 9:00AM.

I am leaving  now for the church and to meet Karan.

More later...

I got to the church a little early but when Karan arrived I helped her get everything into the church. After that we cleaned the bathrooms there. Then after we got everything where we wanted it, we left. I took the dish towels home to wash. There are still plenty at the church but I will put the ones I brought home through my Monday laundry here at home. After I got home, I vacuumed the apartment.

For my lunch, I made a small pot of chili. I had a half pound of ground beef that I had thawed. I added stewed tomatoes that I put through the blender and a can of pinto beans and of course, chili powder. The chili was very good. I had some good crackers with it. I have some cheddar cheese but I haven't opened it yet. I will need to get some more chili powder before I can  make any more chili. I used what I had left. I washed my pans and dishes afterward.

Later I will figure out what I will have for supper...probably a banana.

It's 1:18PM and I will go read again..

More even later... 

I read until 4:42PM and finished the book I was reading.

I will fix myself a banana for my supper since I had chili for lunch. There is basketball the rest of the afternoon on CBS so I will watch the ABC network news this evening. I could care less about basketball.

At 7:00PM, I will take my bath and plan to go to bed  at 9:00PM 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Wednesday and Game Day

I slept late this morning and wasn't up until after 5:00AM. I made my bed and got myself ready for the day. It's 6:36AM...late for me. I am having my breakfast now. 

The laptop is frozen again this morning. I had to reboot it yesterday morning and I am having to do it again this morning. I know it's old It used to be Scott's and he gave it to me when he bought his Apple. Keith fixed it for Bob Avery first and then when my other laptop died, Bob gave it back to me. I am using the desktop computer now until the laptop is finishing it's reboot. I believe it's finished now.

It's 6:45AM now and I had better go check out the cats.

So,more later... 

I got the TV on just in time to see "the weather on the 8's". It looks like it's going to rain again today.

Today the forecast is 47 degrees and showers and wind.  Tomorrow is to be 53 degrees and cloudy, Friday is to be 68 degrees and party cloudy, Saturday is to be 62 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 67 degrees and partly cloudy, and Monday is to be 77 degrees and mostly cloudy, and Tuesday is to be 81 degrees and mostly cloudy.

Both cats were there so I took their food out.Blondie was finished first and Scruff ate for quite a bit longer. When she finally finished, I brought the bowl back into the garage and covered it.  

I balanced my checkbook this morning too. When I go to the bank at Coffeyville this morning I need to get another check register.

I will get my hair done at 9:00AM this morning and afterward will go out to Woodshed and get gas again if it's not raining. I have plenty of gas but I like to top it off when I am either in Bartlesville or Coffeyville where the price is lower. I also need to go to Walmart there and get a few things. Mostly the treat for game day.

At 1:00PM, I will go to game day and that's usually over by 3:00PM. Then I will come back home.

Tomorrow, Karan and I will meet out at church at 10:00AM and get everything ready for treats for the light refreshments for those who come to meet there following the funeral on Friday at 10:00AM.  

Tomorrow I will clean the apartment in the afternoon instead of in the morning. Friday morning at 7:30AM, I will meet Kelly for breakfast and afterward I will go on to Independence to the funeral.

More later... I need to leave for Coffeyville about 8:30AM. That's an hour from now.

I got to Coffeyville in plenty of time to get my hair done. After that, I went to the Woodshed and filled up my gas tank and then went out to Walmart and bought the things I needed.

Then I went to the senior center and read until 1:00 PM when we began to play Skip Bo.  Janet won two games and I won the last one.

Then I went out to Marilyn's with the last of my treats for her. 

After our visit, I came on back home.  It's  6:30PM  now and I will take my bath at 7:00PM. Then I will read until 9:00PM when I plan to go to bed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Tuesday and a Visit With Nancy

I slept fairly well last night although I woke up very early and couldn't get back to sleep. Finally I got up shortly before 5:00AM. I noticed I need to charge my watch. I have plugged it into the USB port on my desktop computer. It was really needing to be charged but I almost never got the side of the bracelet off that has the charger part on it.  That's how the other one broke. You have to pull at it from a 45 degree angle to get it out. That's what the instructions say to do. I hope this one is going to charge without breaking.

I made my bed but I still have to dress and get myself ready for the day. I plan to go down to Bartlesville to the assisted living and visit Nancy and if it isn't raining I will take her to lunch and perhaps for a drive.

Stephan texted me last night and said he would come either before he goes to work or afterward to move the dryer away from the wall so we can check out the lint situation.... since it took forever for the clothes to dry yesterday.  I suggested after his work. I will be back home by then. I don't know how big a deal moving that dryer away from the wall will be considering the plush carpet.

I will go dress and get myself ready for the day now. It's 5:16AM. 

It's 5:51AM now and I am eating my breakfast and am dressed and ready for the day. 

I checked and the watch is fully charged now. I got the bracelet back on it but it was a struggle.

I noticed when I checked the bank this morning that I have that $98.54 back in my checking account. It didn't take a week after all. 

More later...I want to check "the weather on the 8's" and the cat situation.

Both cats came to eat their breakfast but Scruff stayed longer and ate more. I think she is pregnant. She is so fat looking.

Now about the weather: Today is supposed to be 57 degrees and showers, Wednesday is to be 47 degrees and cloudy, Thursday 52 degrees and cloudy, Friday 67 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 63 degrees and partly cloudy, and Sunday 73 degrees and partly cloudy. So between the showers forecast and the partly cloudy week, it doesn't look too nice.

I will probably get out my jacket again today and wear it. It's chilly!

More even later...  It is 8:06AM now.

It's almost 9:30AM now and I am leaving for Bartlesville, Be back this afternoon. 

It's 4:46PM and I am just back from Nancy's. We had lunch today at McCalister's and visited all afternoon at her apartment. It is misting out and may rain again soon. 

We had a nice visit.


Leslie texted me that John's nephew had died on Sunday and the funeral is Friday at Webb and Roderick Funeral Home in Independence at 10:00AM. They will have a gathering for refreshments at our church afterward. Karan and I will go out to church at 10:00AM on Thursday to get everything ready since those who come for the refreshments will be at the church as soon as the services are over. 

Stephen, my landlord, came over around 5:30PM and pulled the dryer out away from the wall and checked out the vent that went to the outside. There was very little lint in there.  He ran my vent brush in there but there wasn't much of anything  there. It's 6:11PM now. He put the dryer back where it was supposed to be and put the lint trap back in the vent on the outside and went back to his side of the duplex.

He is also hiring a company from Neodesha to spray our apartments. He is  planning to do some weed and feed for our yards. I am looking forward to putting out some bedding plants when they come out. My bulbs are beginning to bloom now. 

I am still full from lunch and will probably just have a banana for my supper. I will read until 7:00PM and then take my bath and put my pajamas and robe on and read until usual bedtime.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Monday and Laundry

I slept well again last night and was up shortly before 5:00AM. I changed my bedding and am doing laundry. I just put it in the dryer. That's all I have planned for today. I probably should have charged my Kindle last night. I guess I will plug it in this morning. I usually read sometime in the day.

I heard from AVG again this morning via e-mail. They are starting my refund of nearly $100 for the AVG they charged me for. I have no idea how they got my debit card number. I never give it out online. Anything I buy from Amazon, I pay for with my Chase account...not my checking account. And I have always had the free AVG on my computers.  

I guess I will go watch the "weather on the 8's". Cox has everything on high definition now... even the single digit and double digit stations. So they have eliminated the four digits. You just get a message when you turn to a regular cable station that you have to use the single digits or double digits to log onto your programs.

It is taking forever for my dryer to dry the clothes. I hope the element isn't going bad. I will check it again the next time I do laundry the last of the week. I have had to restart it three times this morning and the towels and my pajamas are still not dry. It has never taken this long for everything to dry..I put it in the dryer at 5:00AM and it's 8:30AM now and I still don't have everything dried.

What next... 

It was 10:00AM before the clothes were dry.

I read the rest of the morning and had the last of my cheddar broccoli soup for my lunch.  It's 1:27PM now.

Rain is forecast for  this afternoon and evening...and tomorrow too ...actually thunderstorms. 

More even later..

It's 1:41PM and the thunderstorms have begun. 

My son-in-law called me about the dryer problem. He thinks the vent must be clogged somewhere along it. Otherwise, the heat would have just caused a lot of steam from the wet clothes. The rain let up some and I went out with my brush and pulled a little lint out of the outside vent but not enough to clog the vent. When Stephen comes home next door, if it's not too late, I will ask him to pull the dryer out so I can check the large vent that goes to the outside from in the inside and see if it might be full of lint. I always clean the filter on the dryer every time I use it but who could be that the vent down in there further is clogged.

Something is causing it to not dry as fast as usual, that's for sure.  

It's 7:17PM  and I have just had my bath. I will read until 9:00PM or so and then go to bed.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sunday and Church

I slept well last night and didn't wake up even once. I was up at my usual 5:00AM and made my bed and got myself ready for church. I am eating my breakfast now and drinking my coffee.

I have not had any problem with that left knee yet this morning but I will be taking it easy on it. It is 5:26AM  now and soon I will be turning on the TV to check out "the weather on the 8's".

Then I will check to see if the cats are out there waiting for their breakfast. Neither of them came for supper last night.

I texted the congregation to tell them I was looking forward to seeing them at church this morning. I hope that encourages them to come. Chris has missed three Sundays now. If he doesn't come today I will send him a letter and a bulletin and tell him how much we miss him. He is such a nice young man. In fact everyone in our congregation is really special. That's one reason I like to send them birthday cards every year and letters from time to time.

I have been watching the news and a couple of TV shows. It is 8:19AM now and I want to leave for church  about 9:30AM. If I get there early enough, I might drive down to South Coffeyville and get gas where it's usually cheaper then Kansas and fill up again. 

I did drive down to South Coffeyville for gas before I went to the church. Leslie had a very nice service.

After the services, Rick and Carmen and Phyllis and I went up to Cherryvale to eat at "Just Us". Then I took Phyllis back to the church to pick up her car and I came on back home. I have been reading since. It's 4:00PM now. In a couple of hours I will log onto the Mission Center service and watch it and then I will  play the 60 Minutes Program I will record at 6:00PM. Then I will take my bath and perhaps read some more until bedtime. 

More even later..

I tried three different times to get into the Mission Center  worship service and then were locked out. That happens every once in a while. I finally was able to get in.

I will have breakfast with Kelly next Friday morning at 7:30AM at Eggbert's. He evidently has Fridays off. He mentioned at church that he would like to have breakfast again. It's been while since we have done that.

Both Blondie and Scruff came for supper this evening. Scruff stayed twice as long as Blondie though.  I am pretty sure Blondie is fed by his owner too. 

I have been reading my newest book but I am tired and will go to bed at 9:00PM this evening. That's about ten minutes from now.

The kid's puppies are sure changing fast. They are so cute!

 May be an image of dog 

Aren't they cute!! They are all Corgis.