Good evening everyone. It was ten degrees warmer this morning. It made it a little easier to get rolling.
Work was mostly quiet and I felt a little better today. Something came up though. The husband of my brother's girlfriend opened up to me and reached out for help. A long story short, he wants to keep his family and his wife. I gave him the truth. I feel bad for him.
Once home a sister of this woman messaged me on Facebook. She too needed someone to talk to about this mess. The kids are my concern, they always suffer the results of parent's bad choices.
This was all uncomfortable to talk about, but in the end I feel a lot better.
Mimi, I am keeping warm for the most part. I took out my very warm jacket to handle a quick walk with the dogs this evening.
Sorry Linda R, That is a lot too process. Soft Hugs.
Good evening everyone. I woke to the single digits as will. It only made it up into the teens. I dressed warmer and did not freeze today. I was greatful for that.
I did not have a bad day today but I did not feel the best. I was very sore and a little distracted. Once home I did elliptical for 20 minutes to get the blood flowing and that helped a bit. It just too cold to go for my walks right now.
I sent my RH a message as I mentioned I would. They get back to me pretty quick and it's convenient. My wrist has been a pain along with my knee, sometimes both of them. I am sure the sudden drop into extreme cold did not help.
Otherwise things are good today. We are looking at 2 houses Saturday. One we wanted to look at we can't, and another we wanted to we now can. It should be fun.
Mimi, stay warm. I hope you sleep through the night tonight.
Mel, good luck with your classes. I know it can be a challenge to sit for hours.
Good evening everyone. It is bone chilling here. I underdressed for work as it has been warm in the plant. I was cold until I took a shower when I got home. It is harder to take every year I swear. I do have good thin thermals I wear most of the time but did not think I needed them today. I learned my lesson. Highs were only in the teens and the wind was whipping all day.
After my post I will message my RH about my wrist and other large joint issues. I hope she can help me with that.
Things are good here today otherwise. We found a house just a mile or two from town worth a look. It is cheaper than some we have looked at in town. It also has over 6 acres and a big garage. We drove by and it looks promising. We are still just looking though.
I hope you all ad a good day, take care and have a good night.
Good evening everyone. Well, both houses we looked at were not up to par. The first needed way too much work, much more than our house does. The second looked good in pictures but not good in person. Everything was filthy and the updated kitchen they boasted must have been done ten years ago. The drawers were falling apart and not in good shape. The hunt goes on.
Sara, I hope you feel better. Sorry you are hurting today. The White Death? That's pretty funny yet realistic for a snow event.
Not much else new here, back to work tomorrow. Take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. I would tell you it's cold, but I think you have all heard that already lol. It is cozy in my old house this am. I was cleaning like a mad man yesterday and found my beloved slippers. I was missing one. They are very cozy moccasin style.
It was cold in here yesterday from the wind. I have a ceiling fan in my living room and remembered to reverse it for winter. This evened out the heat much better.
This morning we are looking at two houses the DW has her eye on. Dreaming I say, we are not serious yet.
One is not my idea of what we want, the outside needs to be completely repainted and the roof looks old. The garage is old and loos like the slab is cracked. Not my dream shop I envision.The inside is very nice in pictures but it has an unfinished second bath as well. Too many projects for my taste.
The other is in an odd location right in town behind some commercial property. It is nestled in trees an almost a full acre. It in a one level bungalow with 4 bedrooms, new kitchen and baths, 4 car garage, fort, shed, big driveway, and lots of little perks like a wood stove to supplement the heat. It is high priced but I like the looks of that one. The bugger is you can't turn right out of the drive most of the year. it enters the main highway through town.
The wife is not concerned about the extra work they may need. She doesn't see the amount involved like I do from working construction for years. We will see what we find.
Mimi, I have not started my shopping yet. I will likely do a lot online. I love Amazon but I do also try to buy form my local small shop owners as well. Lots to do yet.
Nancy, the board is zippy for me lately. I do have a beast of a laptop though, it is fast. I don't know what it could be. On the medical front, I feel your pain. The DW had to have a procedure done for her lady bits and our cost was over $2200. I have my own bills as well. Hopefully we don't incur as many next year so we can pay these down.
To all, post up and share if you can. I hope you all have a great day. Take care.
Good morning everyone. It's cold and sunny here this morning. It was down in the single digits last night. Be fore we know it the lake will be icing up. I don't hunt, but the cold and snow is good for the deer hunters. It is our season right now. There are not many to be seen though, numbers are way down after cold and deep snow of last winter.
Yesterday was pretty mellow as planned. We finished our shopping and I had to order some parts for my Jeep on Amazon. One thing nice here is we do not have any vehicle inspections to deal with. I can imagine that is a pain. We had dinner with friends at their house, no cooking to deal with so that was nice.
I made a big breakfast this morning for everyone. I don't mind, but I stood too long and that bad spot between my shoulder blades fired up again. It makes for an uncomfortable day. I was hoping to get a massage somewhere but we really don't have the money for it. I did find a place I can go when I can't see my therapist. There is nothing big I have to accomplish today though so I should be able to rest.
I hope you all have a great day with little to no pain. Take care everyone.View Thread
Good morning everyone. Cold id the common theme looking at the weather map this morning. It was 10 degrees when I woke up at 7. I know it was in the single digits away from the lake.
I am slow moving today. The cold stiffens me right up. I had to run down it the basement to prepare for the plumber. This requires going outside to get down there. My knee and wrist lit right up with pain.
He is here to install a city water meter. Here with an abundance of fresh water from Lake Superior, they have a flat rate no matter what we use. Once metered for a bit they will adjust our rates. We do not use much here.
The house hunting has turned into more of a house dreaming until we get some bills paid off and more in the bank. We will see where we are at in the summer. I have a lot of small things to fix here to prepare for sale anyway.
The DW and I did some much needed shopping. We were almost out of everything you can imagine. This made for an expensive trip but we were able to finish it off with a nice little lunch date before we came home. She is getting more understanding of me. When we do have to drive to the next town now, I drive there and she drives back. It's much easier than when I had to do all of the driving. It's 40 minutes each way.
We have to go to the grocery store yet, yesterday was Target and Sam's. We do that here in town so it should be a pretty mellow day today.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I am still on one piece, not sure how. Sometimes one rough day can do me in for a long time. It will be my tenth in a row tomorrow, none have been easy. I hope it doesn't get me alter. just tomorrow left!
It is cold but we were given a break with the snow, just three inches as apposed to the 6-10 they predicted. I had to shovel right after work, but it was not too bad.
The DW came home in tears. It finally hit her that she left school and is working in a regular labor job. She has not had one like that in years and worries about her back. She worries about loans to pay and bills to catch up on but all of that will work out one way or another. I did all I could to calm her and reassure her. I hope she will be ok. I don't know if she will stick with this or any job at the moment, perseverance.
I do hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.