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Friday, March 06, 2015

more power

Good morning.
It's been a slow week in the Salon, but I'm booked today and tomorrow.
It appears our winter is finally going to come to and end as after today, our temps will finally get back toward normal, which should be near 40 this time of year. We've been running a good 20-30 below that since early Feb.
I also received our new power packs....

About the size of a cell phone, nicely compact and I've already gave them a test run and they work perfectly.
I especially like the self storing cord. I wish everything came with one. I have so many cords lying around for all the different things. Now on our flights to Vegas, I don't have to worry about what I do on my tablet, knowing I have back-up booster source.
I also did get to the dentist Wed. and got my 4 front teeth smoothed. They feel much better on my tongue.  :-)
Now it's off to work.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Possible new table lamps?

Good morning.
We got more snow yesterday, so I had to clean the driveway. We had sleet and freezing rain later, so it will be interesting to see what the driveway looks like when I go out.
I got the bathroom mostly painted, and it looks nice and bright. Craig said it's been nearly 15 years since we last painted. I knew it had been a while, but didn't think it was that long.  :-)
Craig also has been online looking for new table lamps. He thinks the ones we have now in Vegas are boring. We got them at Target on our trip back in Nov.

Here's the 2 he's thinking about.....

Both are metal with metal shades. The top one also has a night light that lights up the center.
I know I have readers with great taste, so let me know which one you like to replace the current ones, before I tell you which one I like.  :-)
Oh, and I've discovered a sure fire hiccup cure.......
Apple Cider Vinegar. One swig of that, and your hiccups are history. Works fast too! Craig has always had a hard time getting rid of hiccups. He's tried every cure known to man. The only thing that worked was breathing into a garbage bag held tightly around his head. But the Apple Cider Vinegar does the trick. It tastes sooo bad that I think it shocks away the hiccups! The only bad thing is the taste tends to linger a bit.  ;-)
Now, I'm off for my dentist appointment before another work week.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

busy day

Good morning.
Well, it was quite the day yesterday, I took Kia in for the recall and an oil change. After I dropped it off and left, about 30 minutes later, I received a call from the dealer informing me that they finished the oil change,but had run out of the reinforcing plates for the recall last Friday.  They wouldn't have any more in until Wed. Now the Kia dealer is w-a-y on the other side of Lansing, and it took me nearly 35 minutes to get over there. I said, "I made an appointment last Wed. for this and you are not going to tell me I need to haul it all the way back over here next week"!
The person apologized and said when they got them in, they would call and come and pick up my car at work, do the repair and bring it back to me. I was taken by surprise, but happy that they would do that. I arrived back at the dealer to pick up my car, and the service manager was there to apologize again, and reaffirmed they would call and pick up my car and, fix it and bring it back. I was impressed.
Back home, I put together the application to get our new security door approved by the ARC. (Architectural Review Committee) We want to get this installed on our next trip.
After talking to Virginia, (the HOA assistant manager of standards and compliance) it was determined that the Sandstone color of the door would probably not be approved. The HOA clearly states that the color has to be the shade of the stucco, trim, door, white, beige, or almond. Soooo, we decide to keep it easy and go with white.

As you can see, the house is a light grey and the trim is white. The sandstone color would only go with the stone around the pillars. White is probably a better choice.
So I e-mailed Virginia the filled application along with a pic of the door and the front of the house. It will go to the ARC committee this Friday, and we should hear from them with-in a couple of weeks I guess.
With that taking so much of my time yesterday, I accomplished little else.
We did do some online shopping, and I ordered a couple of External Battery Charger Power Packs.
On our long flights to Vegas, our tablets can get quite low on power depending on what we're doing on them. I wanted to have as much flexibility to use them as I want, so these will give us a power boost if we need it.
They were only $11.95 each with free shipping, and has a self storing cable.
And I'm happy to see Feb. gone. It came in as the 3rd coldest on record.  :-/
Will I miss Michigan when we move? Not the winters!
And that's it for now.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

a different security door.

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon.
It ended up being a very busy week. Glad it's the weekend.  :-)
I ended up not getting my teeth smoothed. The dentist cancelled due to back spasms. I'm rescheduled for next Wed. Hope he's doing better by then.
I also have an appointment for the car recall on Monday, and scheduled my Colonoscopy on the 17th. Busy month.
We've also made a change of plans for the security door for our Vegas home.
We didn't realize at the time, but the door we and everyone else liked,  only comes in 32 inch width. Our front door is 36. Soo, back to looking. Since we really didn't like any of the doors with decorative bars, (they all look like your in jail) we finally settled on a.....
LARSON Secure Elegance Almond Full-View Laminated Security Glass Storm Door from Lowe's.

Actually, Craig wants Sandstone instead of Almond, but after looking at pics of the house, I think the Sandstone will be too dark.  The door has.....KeepSafe Glass with protective security shield - inner layer withstands repeated blows by blunt objects. And a .....Guardian 3 Locking System secures the door in 3 places and offers the most secure storm door hardware available.
So now we have to get approval of the door from the Architectural Review Committee of our HOA. That requires filling out a form, attaching pics of the door and front of the house. Anything outside the front door, including adding a storm door needs pre-approval. We would like to have this installed on our next trip, and the committee meets just twice a month. So we hope to get it sent out this week.
And now, time to get on with my weekend.   :-)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I hate this getting old crap

Good morning.
It was another bitter cold weekend, but I did get some stuff done inside.
I also found a Corning-ware outlet in Vegas for the next time we go out.
We got a set of dishes that we took out to the new house back in Nov., and after looking at the huge dishwasher that's there, decided we needed to add to the set since I'll never fill it with the 4 piece place setting I have. The house we have now only has an apartment sized dishwasher.
This is the set we took out....

I love Corelle for it's durability over other dishes, and still looks nice. So, our next trip, this has been added to our 'list'. We need to get more pieces before they discontinue the pattern as they tend to do.
I also received to notices in the mail recently.
The first is for a recall on my 2010 Kia Soul.
Something about a headliner plate that may come loose during an accident that causes the side air bags to deploy. Since it only affects cars with a sunroof, I'm assuming it's above the windshield. So I need to schedule that. Also I received a letter form Dr Brickner. He's anxious to see me again. Time for another Colonoscopy.  Yaaa. :-/
And, besides dealing with those issues, I have another dentist appointment this morning before work. I've been having an issue with a front lower tooth. It feels like I've chipped a piece off of it. The top left side feels rough to the touch with my tongue. Upon examination when I had my cleaning a couple of weeks ago, the dentist confirmed that, and the point that I need all 4 teeth in the front, two top and two bottom, 'smoothed'. Apparently this is common in people 'my age'. You start getting little chips on the edges of the teeth. Yaaa again.  :-/
So with all that, time for me to get going.