Thursday, November 27, 2008


I saw this video yesterday on "Like Merchant Ships", which is one of my favorite blogs to read...check it out...the video, and the blog. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

free kitten?

Just a note to anyone living locally...

A kitten was dropped off at our laundromat last night. It's really cute, all black, possibly part siamese and needs a good home. She looks to be about 6 weeks old, and seems to be box trained. She has a real good temperament and rode around on the dashboard of my car all day.

I can't keep her and I've been unable to find her a home yet. If you're interested in adopting her, or know someone who might be, please write me or give me a call. If I could figure out how to put pictures up on here, I would post one.

As a last resort, I may be forced to stand in front of Walmart on Friday in order to give her away. You don't want to see me doing that now, do you?

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Today I paid $1.94 a gallon for gas. Yes!
Am I the only one who seems to think prices at stores for gifts are marked down really low this year? Every time I hit the mall, someone has a great sale going on...
With the cost of everything else going up, it's nice the cost of SOMETHING is going down!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I haven't posted much lately.
Mostly because I'm working a ton and don't have a lot of time.
Partly because I'm more than a bit weirded out about the fact that a representative from Comcast responded to my last post.
And then somewhat because, frankly, I haven't had a lot to say.
So, here is a short-hand version of where I'm at lately:

I'm loving work, but missing being home.
I'm glad my kids are grown, but wish I still had little ones at home.
I'm happy I'm going to be a grandma again, but worried about my daughter's health.
I wish I could travel around the country in a van, stopping anywhere I want to, coming home when I want, leaving when I want.
Our wood floors are refinished. Yea.
Our carpet is still not (completely) in. Boo.
Remodeling is never-ending and sucks the peace out of my life.
I miss my Aunt and my mom and dad.
I miss my son the most.

On another note, because my computer is dead I am using my hubby's Mac and I have NO idea how to post pictures. Hopefully, I will learn because this blog is boring without pictures.

Monday, November 10, 2008

digging a trench?

My cable bill went up. Well, more to the point, my Comcast bill went up, which includes my cable and internet service. Awhile back I had our cable shut off; just completely shut off, for about 6 months. My Comcast bill went from approximately $75 to $45ish, for cable alone. When I signed back up they were running a special and I was able to "bundle" the two services for about $65. When that six month special ran out, the bill went up again, so i called and after some negotiating basically got them to reinstate the special price so that once again I was paying about $65 a month.

Now, again, that special price has expired and my bill is now $100 a month for cable and internet. Too much. I am once again going to call and try to renegotiate my price.

My point? I never knew it was possible to negotiate with companies such as Comcast for the price I paid, until I tried to shut off my service and they came back with all kinds of offers in order to keep me as a customer. It helps to have a bargaining chip...I was more than willing to shut the cable off altogether. Now? Our local Public Utility District has fiber optics available in our neighborhood, all we have to do is dig a trench to the road from our house...which I am happy to do if it means my price will go down.

We'll see how it goes...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

fits me to a T

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."

~ Agatha Christie

ht: candy