I Love Reading In The Tub

August 14th, 2014

I have always enjoyed taking a nice hot bath and if you can add some bubbles and give me a good book I will be most content with life.

It has been a long day around the house today, I spent most of the day doing house work and balancing my check book and I’m pretty well beat at this point and am looking forward to relaxing these aching bones and start my newest book by Jimmy Buffett entitled A Salty Piece of Land, I hear that he is not only an awesome song writer and singer but a pretty good author and has written several books, something that I was not aware of. If this one turns into a pretty good read, I’ll have to find his other titles at my favorite used book store that I find myself spending so much time at, but not spending much cash out, which is cool!

Jimmy Buffett

A Salty Piece of Land

 

Boring is So Uncool

August 9th, 2014

Years ago I worked for an insurance agent as his office manager and secretary. He was a nice guy, but a little boring. All he ever did was come to the office and then go home to his wife and kids. His wife tried to get him involved with the kids but he never wanted to go. I wonder why he even wanted to have kids if he never went to watch them play ball or go to the dance recitals and that stuff that kids do? His wife always took the kids and he would stay home and watch movies on TV.

At the office he was always pleasant but after a while I had a hard time finding things to talk about. He wasn’t interested in anything but insurance and movies. Personally, I find life a lot more exciting and promising than sitting around a tiny office waiting for the phone to ring with news of a client who just wrecked their car.

Sears and Their Appliance Repairs

August 3rd, 2014

I wanted to share with you my experiences with using Sears for appliance repairs. I have purchased many household appliances through Sears, and bought their extended warranty/maintenance contracts because I thought that would be a good thing to do.

And yes, I have called them often to come repair things, and the repairs ended up being free because of the contracts. The drawback has been, however, that usually when the appliance breaks down and I call Sears I have to wait a week or more before they will send a technician out to the house to see what the problem is. And as often as not, the technician is not prepared to actually repair the appliance, only diagnose it. And then he/she has to order parts, which take a week or more to come in. The part is supposedly shipped to me, and when the part arrives I am supposed to call them and schedule an appointment for the repairman to come back to actually fix the appliance. That appointment is also at least a one to two week wait.

That particular incident that I’m describing above resulted in my having no clothes washing machine to use at home for over two months because for some reason the order for the replacement part did not get sent in, and after waiting three weeks for the part to arrive I called Sears to ask them for a progress report. So they had to order the part again, which was a delay. I do not enjoy doing laundry mat duty, and I had a household that generated ten loads of laundry every week.

So, I have mixed reviews for their appliance repair service. It did save money, but they are very slow in coming out to fix the appliances. If I used a local appliance repair service, I am sure they could have come out and repair the appliance within a day or so.

AC Repair in Raleigh NC

July 28th, 2014

It’s been a challenge talking to my kid sister, trying to help her find ac repair in Raleigh nc here online. I swear sometime I just want to reach out and give her a good shake in order to try to bring her back into reality. She isn’t computer illiterate by any means, but some times she seems to just need someone to take her by the hand and lead her to where she needs to go.  It’s a good thing that we live pretty close to each other because I seem to have to go over there quite often to lend her a hand in so many ways. She just wasn’t ready to leave the nest and all the comforts that come along with living at home with our folks.

leaving the comforts of home

Leaving The Nest

Storage For All My Kids’ Stuff

July 26th, 2014

Funny how I thought that I had accumulated a whole bunch of stuff myself over the years, but I don’t think that even compares to all the stuff that my kids have accumulated during their few short years. But I guess that people are always giving a whole bunch of stuff to kids but you don’t really realize how much stuff you have until you don’t have enough room for it all. So I decided that I needed to come up with some kind of different storage solutions for it all.

So I went online a few nights to try to get some inspiration for that. But I also wanted to come up with a way that would be neat looking and go together with their decoration in their rooms. I found all kinds of really great stuff and decided that maybe some cubbies would be the answer.

Today I went out and bought some lifts for both of their beds so that we could fit some cubbies underneath them. This would free up a little more room without taking much space away from them. Plus they’re old enough to climb up there too.

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