Almost Back To School Time

Good Morning  this 23rd day of August.   Sun is out and Molly is laying in it on the living room floor.  Every day she spends more time out here.  She still has her hisser working when the other cats get too close but at least they can all be in the same room.

Sunday Les and Anne came over to visit and Les worked on programing Cindy’s new laptop.  She even has a pretty new carrier for it.  Anne helped me put together Lasagna for their dinner and to take home.

Yesterday I visited the new ear doctor ( mine had moved to Va).  The new doctor cleaned out both ears, found everything satisfactory,  and said he would see me in a year.  My surgery for my right ear was in 2007 and it has been good since then.

Lil is playing hide and seek around the food cans.

I can imagine her thinking some thing must be open.

I can imagine her thinking some thing must be open.

She even scouted the top of the freezer.

But I had moved Brandy's treats to another place

But I had moved Brandy’s treats to another place

Lil would get up on the food area and  try tearing opening the bags of treats  I moved these to the top of my dresser so they are safe for right now.

Well the living room is coming around.

There are still some cartons that need unloaded.

There are still some cartons that need unloaded.

Also we still have CDs and DVDs on the sofa and in the bookcase to be checked out, put in the bookcase or in cartons to be put away but it is moving along.

Hopefully this week Chris will be here to fix a couple of things on the garage.

Well I’ll be back.

 

 

 

Busy, Busy!

Good norming on this bright sunshiney day.  I must confess this is my first time living in an air conditioned house and after a week of a runny nose, freezing at night, and running for the heat of the outside I have finally mastered the problems I had encountered and am quite comfortable all the time.

I have just completed Neil Gaiman’s The View From The Cheap Seats.  A nonfiction work about topics and people told in speeches, introductions, articles,and essays.  502 pages long it was interesting but by the end I was longing for a work of fiction, a story told, but I did not regret having read the non fiction.

Yesterday I started J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Written play form but easy to read so I should get through it quickly.

I worked a little more on the spare room but I still have some boxes of papers to sort, shred, and throw out.

Cindy and I worked on the CDs and DVDs on the sofa and got roughly half of them sorted.  Cindy checked to see if they were on Net Flix.  If so they are going to be stored.  Those not not on it are being alphabetized and placed in the new bookcase.  After we clear the sofa we still have shelf full and a plastic carton to sort but it takes both of us to work on it when she isn’t at her job.

My job is to sort and shred papers in boxes stored in the house proper and the spare room when she is working along with my few domestic goddess chores.  We still have to reset up her file cabinet but again it has to be done when she is home.

Yesterday I called Social Security to tell them where I was hiding and made an appointment with my new ear doctor since my old one moved out of state.

So am I busy  you bet your butt I am but it is what I need right now.

It is the 17th of August and the stores are already full of Halloween stuff.  Maybe for the first time since before I moved from Orion Township I will get to give treats to the Trick  or treaters!.

 

Slowly But Surely

Yesterday David and I worked on the spare room clearing it out.

Boxes empty and full of assorted things needed to be chrecked out and cleared out .

Boxes empty and full of assorted things needed to be checked out and cleared out .

We were going to set another shelving unit at the far end of the room to organize the area.  I cut cardboard and broke up some foam filler to put in bags.

After removing some items that need to be destroyed because they no longer work we got the shelving unit in.

We filled the new unit with assorted things to make them easy to find.

We filled the new unit with assorted things to make them easy to find.

I still have some things in the middle of the room to go through.  There is also a few  containers with papers in them that need to be check out for the save or destroy piles.  I spent the rest of the day working on some containers that I had already brought in to be checked and shredded.

We still have to clear this up.

CDs and DVDs Still inhabit a part of the living room sofa.

CDs and DVDs Still inhabit a part of the living room sofa.

But each day a little more gets moved. organized, or disposed of.  It is a slow moving thing but not impossible to do.  I take breaks with Brandy on the swing then start again.

I hope all is going well with you and that you are accomplishing some things too.  Remember to smile, even laugh out loud to exercise those lungs!

Magerk

Is the spelling correct?  Beats me!  But after the last few days I feel like Muscles Magerk (spg).  After Chris Murphy help me unload the bookcase parts off the truck I have done this.

I loaded this rack on my truck and drove it to Wes's house.

I loaded this rack on my truck and drove it to Wes’ house.

I used two of Brandy’s red scarfs  as warning flags.  it was easier then trying to find a big piece of red cloth.

Today Cindy and I visited the storage unit in search of two things and to put these in storage.

These are Margaret's Lamps that we boxed up and put away.

These are Margaret’s Lamps that we boxed up and put away. 

The real fun began as we looked for the two items we needed.  Lifting heavy boxes, cutting them open, then moving them aside to check other boxes.  But even though it was hot and the sweat was rolling we didn’t give up.  Finally success was ours.

Yes Roku  and a Food Saver were located and we could every thing back.

Yes Roku and a Food Saver were located and we could put every thing back.

I did something the other day that I don’t remember ever doing before.

Cindy's hand is on top and mine on the bottom.

Cindy’s hand is on top and mine on the bottom.

Mine was pink with sparkles. This is an attempt to get mine to stop cracking and start growing.  Cindy also took me to get a threading done.

Wes came in yesterday and finished the bath room floor.

The baseboard is now in place and looks fine.

The baseboard is now in place and looks fine.

Well this morning I made small ham cubes in scrambled eggs for breakfast and Creamed Chicken with noodles last night using the new stove.  Love it,love it!

Well I have washed my sheets along with a small amount of clothes that need to be put in the right places and then I will take a little nap.

I’ll be back!

 

 

Doing Fine

A good start on August and our plans are slowly coming together.  Our only problem at the moment is where do we put everything.

Yesterday our last replacement came.

Used over the years and really in need of scrubbing inside and out.

Used over the years and really in need of scrubbing inside and out.

But to replace it not only meant moving it out but washing the wall around it, the side of the fridge next to it, and of course the floor beneath it but accomplishing that this is the new replacement.

The new range waiting to be used.

The new range waiting to be used.

Now it is time to turn our attention to the CDs and DVDs that need to be put away in the living room and the major clearing and organizing of the entrance room. (I forgot I didn’t have a large house to put things in without planning.) But I am sure we are going to make it work. It can’t be easy for Cindy to have me just move in and bring things with me that I need.  But I’m trying to make “yes my mother lives with me but we are getting along fine”.

We Did It!

Yesterday I went out and picked up a bookcase to put together.

I had to open it up to get it out of the truck. Luckily Chris saw me and helped me get in the house.

I had to open  up the box to get it out of the truck. Luckily Chris saw me and helped me get in the house.

Today Cindy and I went to work getting it put together.

Yep that is me pretending I know what to do.

Yep that is me pretending I know what to do.

But when two heads are better than one daughter Cindy fits  the bill.

She is fun to work with too.

She is fun to work with too.

Well we finally got it together and here it what it looks like.

Excuse the glare.  Now it is ready to fill.

Excuse the glare. Now it is ready to fill.

.Our next improvement comes tomorrow morning so I have to get busy and get the spot cleaned out for it.

Have a good week, smile a lot because it makes people wonder what you are thinking.

 

Gaining Control

Another busy day yesterday with the help of Micheal and Darlene. It actually started the day before when one of the old cabinet holding DVd and CDs collapsed in the living room.

One of two bookcases holding CDs and DVDs.

One of two bookcases holding CDs and DVDs.

The results was this  on the floor and on the sofa.

The results was this on the floor and on the sofa.

This was just a small part of the pile. We were going to pack them away but I may get another bookcase. to match the one we found yesterday.

This ios the one we got yesterday.

This is the one we got yesterday.

Thank goodness Micheal was visiting.

He worked hard to get this thing together--something I wouldn't have been able to do.

He worked hard to get this thing together–something I wouldn’t have been able to do.

Thank you my friend.

The lamp in the previous picture was replaced with a new set .

Two lamps with a 3 way option arrived yesterday.

Two lamps with a 3 way option arrived yesterday.

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Cindy and Darlene were busy working on Cindy’s business material while I was busy watching every one work.

Al that remains is getting rid of the packing material, the wood from the old book cases, carefully packing away the old lamps, and locating the new bookcase.  We are going to get this under control.

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Everything!

This is a bit of everything.

Fed the outside birds this morning

Fed the outside birds this morning

I added my gazing ball to the back yard today

I added my gazing ball to the back yard today

After dusting out the corner cabinet in the living room it was put everything back.

IMG_0145The middle shelf above.

IMG_0146The top shelf

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The third shelf down.

The third shelf down.

I have 2 more shelves to go but I’ll let Cindy thin them out.  The images are a bit hard to make out because of the mirrors inside.

I hung my bird beads that I strung years ago in my bedroom.

I hung my bird beads that I strung years ago in my bedroom.

Just a bit of memories to look at.

Molly staked her claim to the sunshine on the floor this morning.

Molly staked her claim to the sunshine on the floor this morning.

I have something to tell my daughter when she gets out of work tonight and I know she is going to be pissed.  Oh well at least I didn’t hurt one of the cats or something.

 

 

 

It’s Me Again.

Hey two days in a row ( I must be sick or lonesome).  Anyway the living room is coming back together.

Toys ate back on the floor,birds back in the room. and some dusting!

Toys are back on the floor, birds back in the room. and some dusting was accomplished.

I still have to place the elephants back in the corner cabinet.  I also have the TV stand to clean up.

When we were at Home Depot the other day buying for the screws for the chairs I had Cindy buy this

I don't know the proper name but i has nine sizes of what I call Alan wrenches

I don’t know the proper name but it  has nine sizes of what I call Alan wrenches

We needed it to fix the dining room chairs.  While I was outside I notice the bird bath was crooked and It had the same screw heads as the chairs.  So with that and my trusty pliers I fix that.

A little rusty but it still holds water and that is what the birds want.

A little rusty but it still holds water and that is what the birds want.

All I can say is that tool is worth of the $7.00 it cost us.

Another two days and the new lamps will be here and the old ones will go in storage because they mean a lot to Cindy.

The doorbell just rang and it was one of my favorite people.  Remember when I was getting ready to move after I sold my house one of my helpers was Jimmy.  He lives in another neighborhood but he was at his dad’s house down the street so he dropped in.  It was good to see him.

Well I’ll say good bye for now. Have a  great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Been Busy

Working on the living room.

Working on the living room.

Sunday it was preparing for a major project.. We were  busy, clearing the living room to get the carpet sanitised.  This involved moving extra furniture to the bedrooms, dining area, and the extra room off the utility room.  Yesterday the cats were moved to the bedrooms, the birds to the extra room, the dog, Cindy, and me to the outdoor swing.

After the cleaners left It was off to Home Depot for items like screws to fix the dinning chairs (plus a special screw diver), a new vent cover for the living room wall, two plastic crates for Cindy’s business and some other misc. stuff.

The new flag that David found while looking for something else went up on Sunday.

The new flag that David found while looking for something else went up on Sunday.

I couldn’t wait to hang it up because it was so colorful.

I found my wind chime and Cindy hung it on the porch.

I found my wind chime and Cindy hung it on the porch.

Now the carpet is almost dry and it will be time to return the furniture to the living room.  That means we will be able to get into the bedrooms again.  Plus I know the birds will be happy to be back in the big room.

I think I’ll get a cup of coffee and see if I can work on the chairs. Have a great week!