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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

weeknd update

Good morning.
It was a beautiful weekend! Sunny and low 80's. Got some good walks in. There's a couple of neighborhoods near the apartments and looking at every ones yards gives me a flower fix but also reinforces all the work involved in maintaining a nice yard. 
And Craig had his physical on Tuesday morning. I have to say, blood tests seem like a crap shoot. We haven't been particularly good with our eating habits or exercise. So he wasn't expecting improvement on any of his results. And for the most part, he was right. His sugar is still the same and his bad cholesterol was a little worst. BUT, His good cholesterol was the highest it's ever been, (that's really good) his triglycerides were in the normal range for the first time in years, and his ratio was normal for the first time. So go figure! Now besides eating out more often, the other major change we've done is cutting out most of the fat free stuff we ate. Instead of using fat free butter, mayo,dressings, sour cream and such, we've switched to low fat versions. So we're actually eating more fat, but it's mostly good fat. That would help explain his high good cholesterol.
Anyway, some good news with the bad.
Also, we met with the lawyer planning on signing the papers to sell the Salon, but the lease hadn't arrived yet, so no lease, no sale. We'll meet again next Tuesday and try this again.  We may have to delay the closing date a couple of weeks. No big deal
And maybe, just maybe when I get to work and pick up the mail, my phone case will be there! I checked the tracking yesterday afternoon, and it said it had been delivered. Finally! Only 11 days.
And it's back to work and it's looking like another slow week. But at this point, that's not really a bad thing.  :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

the inefficient post office

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon. If all goes well, I'll be cleaning the Salon just one more time.   :-)
 It was a so-so week, and at the end of Saturday, we went over to Reno's to enjoy the sun and good food.
 Last week, I ordered a case for my new phone. The phone is kind of slick and I'd hate to drop it.

So I went on E-bay and ordered one. Was only $4.73 with free shipping. It was shipped the next day by the US Postal Service.
But the postal service is a mess! You remember the certified letter I sent to the landlord that disappeared?
Well, it's been over a week and I've yet to receive it. Look at the tracking info below. It reads from bottom to top.
It left CA and went to a regional sorting facility in Ohio (purple arrow). From there, to Grand Rapids MI (white arrow). It then should have come to Lansing, but instead went back to Ohio (green arrow). Then to Owosso MI (orange arrow) about 30 miles north east of Lansing. Realizing it was sent to the wrong place, it for some strange reason, then went to Pennsylvania (blue arrow), where it was last scanned.

It'll be interesting to see if it actually does eventually get here.
It's looking to be a nice weekend (for me) so hope to get some nice walks in.
That's it for now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

weekend update.

Good morning.
Busy, busy, busy. That's what I've been the last day.
Yesterday morning, I went to Lansing Ophthalmology for my yearly eye check-up.
My appointment was at 8:10, and I was out by 9am. Nice. They weren't real busy that morning.
The exam went well. Nothing to exciting. Before I left, they gave me all my records to take with me since I won't be here for next years appointment. And of course, since they had to dilate my eyes, it was a brilliant sunny day.  :-/   Had to stay inside for the next 5 hours.
Then I spent a good part of the day getting Craig's phone up to his liking. I had to do a factory rest to wipe all my info out, as it kept trying to sync with my google acct. and I couldn't figure how to stop it. But the factory reset worked and even better, now it's like a new phone for Craig.
Then we added a new lock screen wallpaper and home page wall paper.

His is on the left, mine the right.
He's very happy with the new phone. Once he got used to it he says it's so much nicer than the old one.  I knew that!
We also picked up another personal mister.
 They're hand size and have a pump to pressurize it. When you press the button, a super fine mist comes out to help keep you cooler. It really worked!
The yellow/green one we got last year and used it for the walk from the bus stop to our house in Vegas last July. It worked so well, we wanted to each have one for our next trip this summer. It's exactly one mile from the bus stop to our house.
Oh, and I sold both sets of tires and rims. They went the same day I posted them.
And we went for a nice long walk since it was the only nice day of the weekend. Sunny and near 70.
And that's my update!

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Good afternoon.
This is exactly why we're moving to Nevada.....

I went in to clean the Salon this morning, and while there, I looked out and it was snowing!. Mid May!
High today, only 48. Crappy Michigan weather.
But good thing? I'm not stressing about all the yard work I would have needed to get done.  :-)
It was a so-so week in the Salon, but expected due to the very busy week last week.
Spoke to the landlord and lawyer and everything looks good for closing on the Salon in a couple of weeks.
The landlord is giving her the same terms we currently have for another 2 years.
Just posted 2 sets of tires and rims on Craig's list. Hope to get rid of them soon. One set is from The Kia we traded in, and the other is from the Hyundai. Won't need winter tires in Vegas.   :-)
Also in the process of transferring Craig's really old phone to my newer old phone.
Even though my phone is small, it's a whole lot bigger than his ole flip phone.  :-)
And, he'll be able to text!
Tracfone said the process to transfer could take up to 2 days.
And that's all I got for now. Dinner is crock pot pork chops.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

my weekend update

Good morning.
It was a busy weekend. Sunday, a visit to Mom, Monday I went to the Audiologist for a check-up. The hearing aide is functioning perfectly.  Later, I went over to a customer's home and spent nearly 3 hours debugging his puter. part of the problem is he's still running Windows xp. But it's cleaned up and working for now.
Tuesday, ordered a spare tire kit for the Jeep. Funny we couldn't get one through the dealer, but no problem finding one online.  :-/
And I got my newer phone.

Obviously, it's the one on the left.
A bigger screen, a newer operating system, a better camera, and it's a little thinner too!
It's another LG phone, so it works very similar to the old one. And it uses the same charging cord my old one does. Once I switch Craig's really old phone for my old one, I'll be able to get rid of his charger which is different from mine. It'll be nice just having one type of charger. Our tablets also use the same charger.
It was very easy to go online and transfer my number and minutes to my new phone. This coming weekend, I'll do the same for Craig. Then, he'll be able to text me when he wants to. His really old flip phone did text, but he didn't have a keyboard, just the number pad. So to type C for example he had to hit the 1, 3 times. A real pain. My old phone will be so much nicer for him.
I've also started the process of transferring all our auto-pays to our Chase checking acct. Once we move, we'll have to close our main accounts which are at Lake Trust Credit Union. They don't have a presence out in Nevada.
So slowly but surely we are making progress toward our eventual move.
But right now, I've got to get to work!