Good morning Mimi. It's almost the end of October and you can feel it here. It was down to 36 last night. It's time to put the boat away and put the window scrapers in the cars. Soon we will see snow.
That situation sounds scary. You never know what's going to happen in front of you. We were walking in the middle of the day here and walked by a house where two women were about in a fist fight throwing arms up in the air yelling at each other. There was a lot of nasty words. There are kids all over an assisted living facility right there. I would have called it in but one finally drove off.
Mimi, at least get pepper spray for protection. It's good to protect yourself if needed. Most of us would never actually have to use it but piece of mind is comforting. It's hard to feel safe anywhere these days.
Your ceiling may be damaged from the old leak and finally let go, or there could be a new one. Water is almost always the culprit. I hope it's an easy fix. Hand held thermal scanners are cheap now. It's a great tool to find cold spots in your house, just point the laser and pull the trigger.
I hope to get a few things done here today. It looks like we will put the house on the market in the summer and see what happens. We need a certain amount for it and if we don't get it we won't sell. The realtor thinks it will without issue. there are very few move in ready homes under 100k here.
Things are good here today. I hope they are for all of you as well. Take care everyone.
Yikes, NY sounds crazy expensive. We do have townhomes here that are not very old. They are all one level and very nice with attached 2 car garages. I am not sure what the cost is. It has crossed my mind.
I told my good neighbor I have helped since I moved here on 99 that we were looking at homes and I would warn her ahead of time if we move. She said: "I hope whoever buys your place has a good snowblower and lawn mower." We had a good laugh.
Good Saturday everyone. It was a very nice day but I did very little. We had the realtor over for a basic walk through to asses the house. It went well. I think we will stay here at least for a while. I will keep you all posted on this.
I should have walked today but I took it pretty easy. My joints were sore so it was probably for the best. I tinkered in the shed with some fishing gear that was left out form the last trip. I tried to get out today but nobody was free and the DS had a friend over.
Nancy, glad things went well and that your DH has such a knowledgeable wife to watch over him. I'm glad your feeling better. That didn't sound like much fun.
Mimi, the political commercials drive me nuts. They all just point fingers at each other. I am thankful I don't get the calls. I don't have a land line though.
Nancy, it is upsetting. Our company is a world wide business with corporate lawyers. They know all the laws. We are paid well but treated as numbers, individuals are not thought much of in corporate eye.
They developed the point system to get rid of people who always call in sick. Each point is on record for one year. If you call in and miss more than two days you need a Dr's note to return to work. We can use vacation pay to pay for missed days. Salary employees do get sick pay. So most hourly employees come in sick unless it's really bad.
As for the home, We have a 25' wide lot, no garage, tiny yard, 2 bedrooms, one closet in the whole house, and one bathroom. It was built in 1888 so it does need regular TLC. We have learned to be minimalists here. It does keep us from having too much junk, and we could not rent cheaper. The neighborhood is not the best. It is the oldest and poorest part of town.
What I would like if we move is simply a second bath, a third bedroom and a garage. I don't want a big payment or a big house, just elbow room. I would want is small enough to keep after the kids are gone. The DW does need perspective. The realtor will give her that. Our house is worth about $70-79k in this market and we are looking at $100-140k for a nice upgrade with what we want. We will see. In that range it will be less than one check by a bit for the payment still, just on my income.
I am always trying to think way ahead, if I am disabled or have to work for ten or fifteen less dollars and hour some day. I want to be ok. So wee need to be realistic and careful if we do upgrade.
If we stay, it will get a new kitchen and a small garage. I need a place to work. It will need a new kitchen roof and the basement resealed and repaired.
I am glad I can count on you for support. I need it so often. If it comes to it I know you could help explain things to the DW. Thanks for the time and thoughts. The knee is pretty quiet but I have been off it a lot. I get my new brace Monday from Amazon. Hopefully that will help.
Good Friday everyone. It's gloomy and damp here as expected. We have been cleaning the house to show a realtor for a basic market assessment. This will be good for the wife to put things into perspective about the market and what we can afford. If we are to do anything I have to pay off my 401k loan. It's a big payment. I will pay it off October of next year but If I work with the bank it may be gone by next week. We will see what they can do when they call back.
Not much else new here. The weather is supposed to be somewhat mild for the next week. I will get to enjoy a few more nice days maybe even go fishing more yet. It has been a great hobby for me to get into and spend time with the family.
Lisa, I face the same issue every week. I take it one day at a time and cross my fingers. So far so good. I do get good vacation but no sick pay at all. We get a point if we call in, a half for being late. If we get 6 in a year we are terminated. They are not the most compassionate employer to work for.
Semily, I day off in the middle would help me a lot. I do have options. I could work 4 10's and pick my days as some do. It's something I have to ponder.
Linda R, I hope the sun helps you feel better.
Mimi and all, have a great afternoon. Take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. It's gloomy here as well but it is supposed to be nice later. They are saying sunny and 61, very nice for October. We will take our walk if the body cooperates. I tore it up pretty good these last few days.
I slept almost 10 hours last night. I am sure it was needed. Whenever I do that I wake up in knots. I had the addition of one nasty headache to go with it. I rarely get those. After a tall glass of water and an Excedrin then morning coffee, things are getting better.
Lisa, I smiled when I saw your comment about pasting on a smile. I do this too often to mention. I am sure we all do. I hope your meeting is painless and you have an easy day.
Good evening everyone. Yesterday was just plain crazy. It was my long work day. We were right on track to be home by 4. All heck broke loose and we had a serious problem with domino effects. We ended up there until we reached 16 hours at 10:30. I went home, showered, went to bed, woke up, and went back in for another 8 today. These are the days I struggle. I was able to get tomorrow off and Friday. Time to heal up.
I was due for a 4 day weekend so this will be nice. I am honestly not sure what I will do but I will enjoy it. It is supposed to be decent weather.
I will keep it short this late but I will be back tomorrow. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It was cool and wet here today provoking the pain that always seems to come with it. It is passing though and tomorrow is supposed to be nice once again.
Mondays are never my favorite day of the week but it went well and was mostly uneventful. It was almost eerily quiet there. We are under the corporate eye with so many managers gone. They have said of all the mills in the company, they are not worried about ours functioning with minimal management staff. This shows some confidence in us. It' good to hear.
I get the sensory overload thing. It has gotten worse for me over time. I can't handle very large groups or too many inputs at once. I do get grumpy form it but I try to see it coming and plan my reactions. It helps some. Thanks for the link Semily.
To everyone, thanks for the support. I am thinking of you all. Have a good night. Take care everyone.
Mimi, my dog Buster is doing quite well for looking a bit like Frankenstein. He is eating well and wagging his tail. He sat in his camping chair out in the sun for a good part of the day.
I have not tried any sort of shots yet. I will talk to my Rh doc about it.I have tried many things over the years. For a long time I took a glucosamine complex but this was years ago. When money was scarce I stopped buying it. I don't remember it helping much if at all, It takes a long time for it help.
Thanks for the tip and the reply. I will read up on synvisc shots.