It has been very cold this week, down to 19* over night. I have resorted to letting the water run overnight so that the pipes don’t freeze. I don’t know about you, but listening to the drip can aggravating, so I have figured out a way so that I can’t hear it drip. I turn the water to the smallest stream that I can and place a cloth above the drain and then put an old tooth brush vertical between the opening of the faucet and the cloth. NO sound!
Along with the cold there has been RAIN, sometimes heavy, sometimes light or sporadic, but cold. I am sooo ready to go where it is warmer. I just hope that the weather will be clear when head that way.
Monday, I dropped of the truck to have the transmission upgraded. I got a ride back home and settled in by putting all the stuff together to donate. There are three of the flip-top crates full. I still find the decision as to what to get rid of, is the hard part, although once the decision is made, I don’t go back. I’ve gone through my artwork (the master copies of my note cards that I sell), the extra paints and brushes and odds and ends out of the cabinets. I still have quite a bit left and will probably keep some art stuff for the Grands.
Tuesday was just a continuation of Monday. I did get a call from Mimi, fellow worker at my former job. ( I just love saying that) We made plans for her to come over for lunch on Wednesday. I just made a chicken and mushroom casserole to reheat. The rest I would make in the morning.
Wednesday morning , I cleaned the screens on the Fantastic Fans. Even though, I have a central vacuum system, I used the one gallon wet/vac instead, mainly because of where I have to empty the dirt is in the basement, but not convenient. Later after it warmed up a bit, Angel and I took a walk to the dumpsters. On the way back we stopped to talk to one of my neighbors and his dog Beauregard. When I got back it was time to reheat the casserole, put together a salad, open a bottle of Riesling and bake some brownies for dessert. (Mimi also brought some ice cream and some cake that she had made – very good.) We sure had a nice visit. I shared some of my extra unpainted notecards with Mimi and she showed me how to download some free books on to My I-pad.
Mimi and Angel getting ready to give her a kiss.
Thursday, another friend, Linda picked me up to head over to Applebee’s for lunch. We both had salads and then took a quick run over to Costco to try to find some apple chips for a low calorie, gluten free snack. They didn’t have any but will check out their store in Folsom when I get my truck back. They did have the steak jerky, also g free another great high protein snack. After that we went to her art class at the senior center in Fair Oaks. It would be the last chance to say goodbye to those in the class and to offer some of the art stuff to whoever can use it. (don’t worry Sandi I still have some for Mary when I get to TX) She had volunteered to take me to pick up my truck, but won’t be finished until tomorrow.
It’s now Friday and am go through things one more time, seeing what more I can add to the St. John’s donation stack
The truck should be ready later this afternoon, Helen, a friend from church will give me a ride. One really good thing about not having the truck is that I’m not spending a lot of money and I’ve gotten quite a bit of purging done.
It’s raining again and I think that I might just take a nap and /or figure out how to transfer the cassette tape onto my laptop. I also need to figure out where to stay in Quartzite for a few days (no cost). How and where. Any suggestions from anyone there in February would be appreciated.
I hope that you all have a great weekend. Stay safe dry and warm.
Thanks for visiting
Mom, when will I have something new to look at?