Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hot Thursday

Maybe I wasn't HOT...but it was warm. Warm enough that I was out there without a jacket and when I got soaked washing the palladium windows, I was able to stay out there with wet jeans and shirt.

I washed the downstairs windows inside and out. That inspired me to drag out the ladder and hook up the hose to the Windew outside window cleaner. I love that stuff, it works so good. You just have to rinse the window, then spray it with the cleaner and then rinse it again. It cleans it so good. Of course, I had to climb the ladder with the hose to reach the window and that's how I got soaked.

I did the palladium window in the master bathroom and the hallway upstairs. I also did the storm door on the deck. It is so hard to clean the storm door as you can't slide out the screen section. So I used this stuff to clean through the screen to get the glass washed. It worked like a charm.

All the windows look great now. Thanks to me....Windex...and the ladder.

Then I got a second wind and put up the outside Christmas lights. Put the three reindeer out by the tree and strung lights on the tree...then put up the rope light on the front porch columns. Job well done. The great thing is all the exterior lights are run off one switch in the garage. We don't have to go out to plug things in, we just flicked the switch! Easy as pie.

Now I'm sitting and vegging on the laptop. Playing all those dopey games, Yoville, Farmville, Mafia Wars, Farmtown, etc. etc. I am totally addicted to Bejeweled Blitz....I bought it and have it on my IPhone and even play it while I'm on the toilet. As a matter of fact, my current high score (which puts me in second place behind Meghan Stone on my list of pals) was accomplished last night while I was taking a dump! Success on two counts!

Sandy and Frank worked today to get the heat lamp installed in the bathroom. I had bought a combo fan/light/heater for the bathroom when we lived in the old house. Sandy was afraid to install it there as she didn't think we had the wiring for it. Now the current fan/light doesn't work right (the light doesn't work) and she decided to install the heater/light/fan combo instead. Turns out all we need to do is install a new heat bulb...instead of the plain bulb that was in there. All that was wrong with it was a faulty switch. She and Frank took care of that today and they picked up the heat bulb. So I guess I won't be freezing this winter when I get out of the shower!

So now I have a combo heater/fan/light to give away. First one who contacts me gets it. It's never been used. It's a nice one too. Not a cheap model.

Let me know.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Went to Maria's on Saturday and finally got to go to the Lithuanian Club Kitchen. Karin joined us and we walked over there. The Club is in a big building, but you go downstairs to the kitchen. There are two ladies working there. One runs the bar and you buy your drinks (soda) from her and one runs the kitchen and makes all your food.

We had great food. We bought four plates and shared all four meals. We had stuffed cabbage with potatoes that had a nice sauce with diced bacon in it. We had sausage stuffed with vegetables and sides of cabbage and other veggies. And we had potato somethings...I call it potato pancakes but Maria said it's potato something-elses. Whatever they were, they were GOOD!

Then we hiked over to CVS and I saw a HUGE Reese's Cups package for 9.99. It was two HUGE Reeses cups. I never saw Reeses that big.

After that we went to Maria's favorite store--Goodwill. I got more books, in anticipation of being shut-in this winter. I now have LOADS of books. All different kinds.

Then I was starting to fade, so it was time to get back to Maria's. I dropped Karin off at home and then hit the road back home. Got home and watched the Huskies football game which I had recorded. Was so happy that they won again.

Sunday Jean and Ryan came up. Ryan worked with Sandy out back, hacking away in the woods, cutting out paths for Sandy to use to walk the dogs as a special treat. They did a great job. We walked the dogs around there later.

Jean and I ran down to Lisbon Landing and I was able to get most of the presents I wanted to get for Sandy. We also went to Home Depot and I got two motion sensor lights for the replace the lights we had there which I hated since the first time we drove up in this driveway.

I installed the lights and they look nice. Jean helped me, as I am always fumble-fingers when I do things like that...and sure enough, I dropped screws, caps and little nuts several times during the process. Jean was able to find them for me, so I didn't have to get up and down from the ladder.

The lights stay on from dusk to dawn in a low glow and when motion is sensed they come up full power for five minutes. Nice. Used to be we were the only house in the neighborhood that had lights on at night out front....the walkway lights leading to the front door. Now, since the break-ins, everyone has some kind of lights on. I don't really like it, but it's a necessary evil I guess.

Got the phone call this AM, my surgery will be next Tuesday. So I will be missing the Ladies Night out Holiday party at Juju's. I go "under the knife" at think good thoughts then please. You only have to think them for about 10 seconds.....that's all I need. I'll handle the rest! HA!

I'm happy about this. I want to get the "show on the road." I'm spoiled...last time I got my diagnosis on Friday, was admitted that night and then had my surgery on Monday. This waiting stuff really gets to me. I'm having trouble sleeping and I'm starting to think too much about this....I need to get over myself!

Congrats to Geno for his 700th win...I think it's now 702. I don't see them losing until well after they have broken Wooden's consecutive win record.