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Sunday, February 07, 2016

new staff

Good afternoon
I cleaned  the Salon this morning.
 It was a very slow week. But  with our usual winter slowdown, and our newly reduced customers, not a big surprise.  But on a good note, we have 2 new stylists coming in next week. I know, your going to say...."I thought your salon was fully staffed?"
Well, it is, but with Craig and my reduced customer base, we've decided to 'share' a station.
And we also have two stylists who also aren't very busy  and want to do the same to save some money on their weekly rent.
Sooo, it's going to be an adjustment having to coordinate our bookings. We may have to add a day or two to make it all work. But the added stylists will really help the bottom line since our clientele has dropped off so much.
We went out to dinner last evening and was treated by a customer. She had 'won' some money on one of her online gambling sites and wanted to celebrate. I said we could pay our own way, but she said she wanted to do it as an early going away present. We accepted and we went to Outback where I had the New York Strip, Craig had the sirloin and our friend/customer had the fillet Mignon. It was all very good!
Not much else to say as Craig is doing his business book work, and I'm going to play on the puter.   :-)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

a foodie post.

Good morning.
I'm feeling much better today, thank you.
We took it easy this weekend, as we've tended to do since we moved to this apartment.  :-)
Craig made payments into our IRA's and also paid the property taxes on our Vegas home.
 And as Craig tends to do on weekends in the winter, he made some tasty dishes......

One day it was Honey Mustard Pork cutlets with fried taters and roasted carrots.
Another day was ham and Cheese noodle bake.
With marinated roasted zucchini.
And the 3rd day (I for got to get a pic) meatloaf.
With enough leftovers to get us through the work week.
And as we head into Feb. at work, our usual winter slowdown appears to be much more impacted by our future moving plans. It is really slow this week. I have just 4 appointments on the books today. I'm hopping the phone calls pic up. But, instead of dwelling on no business, I'm happy all our chairs are full. So even if Craig and I aren't making as much, at least the Salon is making money.  :-)
And today will be a good day to go to Gordon's for Salon supplies, and get an oil change for both of our cars.
 Now time to get ready for work.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

what a week

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon.
It's been a l-o-n-g week.
Fortunately, it was a slow week, as Wed. afternoon, I started to get a scratchy throat.
I knew what that meant, I was coming down with a cold.
All my colds follow the same pattern. First, a scratchy throat followed by a sore throat, followed by exhaustion, and finally  followed by a raspy voice as I actually feel better then.
By Wed. night, I had a full blown sore throat. Got up Thursday, exhausted. Told Craig I was staying home and cancelled my appointments.
Spent most of the day in bed.
Friday, I felt a little better and dragged myself to work.
They say you shouldn't go to work with a cold, but when customers want their hair cut, they don't care. I warned everyone that came in but none left.
So I managed to get through the rest of the week. Like I said, I was glad it was a slow week.
I'm feeling much better today, but still have a cough and runny nose.
And after spending 3 days on the phone with Blue Cross, Craig is hoping they finally have his medi-gap policy straightened out. He was billed for the regular F plan instead of the F high deductible. I don't know why it took so many people and so much time to straighten it out, but it did.
Anyway, that was our week, and I'm planning to relax this weekend and do nothing.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday, Sunday

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon. It was a decent week.
On the way to the salon I saw a beautiful full moon. Tried to take a pic, but it turned out fuzzy. Probably needed a stand for the camera to hold it still for lowlight shooting.
 Last Tues. we changed insurance for the cars and apt. We've had Auto Owners for about 6 years now and the premiums just keep going up. Craig did some online research and we've switched to The Hartford.
Between the 3 cars and apt. We're saving nearly $800 a year for the exact same coverage.   :-)
Another plus, we can use them when we move to Vegas. Auto Owners doesn't insure in Nevada.  I knew we should have switched earlier, but I wanted my little accident from 2011 to be off my record.
They say you should look every 3 years or so for new insurance as the companies are always trying to compete for new customers.
And for a mid week snack at work, I roasted up some cauliflower....

Just a little olive oil, garlic, and paprika, pop it in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes or so turning once, than sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Tasty!
Craig also made a breakfast casserole for dinner Tuesday, with leftovers....
Eggs, ham, potatoes and cheese.  Yummy!
And, our Michigan State Spartans beat Maryland to end a 3 game losing streak wearing these shocking green uniforms...
They usually wear a forest green color like this....
Maybe they should wear shocking green more often.  :-)
And that's it for now.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

comfort food

Good morning.
We're having bitter cold as yesterday reach a high of only 15.  :-/
Soooo, after our usual Monday running, we came back to the apartment and stayed put.
Craig did more book work, and I did some cleaning and played on the puter.
And on a bitter cold day, nothing is better than some good home cooking comfort food. And that's what Craig made for dinner...

Meatloaf and scalloped potatoes with a side of steamed zucchini. Yum!
Our teeny tiny kitchen is working out just fine. I just have to keep on top of the dishes as Craig prepares each dish.
And I'm certainly not missing going out in this cold and shoveling snow.  Life is good.  :-)