Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I'm again tired. I simply haven't been sleeping well. 3 to 5 hours of solid sleep and then I wake up at night and it usually takes a long time to get back to sleep -some night I never do.

As always, there never seems to be a lapse in the constant whirl of things going on around here and in my life. If there is a lapse, it is so temporal in terms of length of time it is as if it is non-existent.

I have asked the title company 3 times now to send me the information I need - interest payments on the mortgage. The lady has said she has twice sent it. I have not received it, I have no idea WHERE she is sending it, but I fear the IRS is going to do my taxes for me, so, I guess I will just have to GO there this week and get the information in-person. Unless they will fax it to me, then I can have it in minutes.

I still have not heard back from the lady and I wonder if she is bugging out at this point. I sent her 2 emails of which she has not replied to. I suppose I should write another CL ad and get on with it, but - I am going to wait until Friday and if I haven't heard from her then, pretty much rest assured that there isn't anything "there" to be found. Not the end of the earth, doesn't even hurt my feelings, really, just would nice to be able to know whether to pursue this further or move on.

I was reviewing my son's grades yet again today - looking for any teacher inputs for homework or classwork. Apparently that dies down during the quarter change as there are no recent entries on any of his classes, and yes, they enter the info even if NOTHING was submitted for a grade. Caleb has altered his school day to go to Homework Lab several times a week, JROTC on other days for Rifle Team practice. He complains he doesn't get enough of that kind of practice, so his marksmanship isn't what it could be, but - keeping his grades up takes precedence. Twice a week is enough for shooting pellet rifles.

The dogs apparently understood today when I shoved dead grass into Duke's mouth - the grass he had clawed out of the ground - as they are all staying away from me. It's actually a nice reprieve from constant dogs in my face. ]

Well that's it for today. I have a semi-full plate of deliveries tomorrow - perhaps more will be dumped onto the day's worth of stuff to do and I will be busy all day long. Not that I wasn't busy today - but - it has slowed down some in the last several work days worth.

Hope you are all doing well.


So, the lady that's here for a week - will be gone by the time I get home. She was pretty fun to talk to it was nice having the female side of things around. Meanwhile, another person showed up yesterday to discuss moving in. This conversation went on for almost 2 hours as this guy apparently wanted to talk - and talk - and talk.

Which is a good thing at the initial "interview" process - the more a person talks, the better glimpse of who that person really is - is displayed. The talking wenting into OT when the last-remaining tenant came out and these 2 apparently hit it off. I guess it's always a good thing to have tenants liking each other versus the hate factor I have seen in my house a few times now.

Well, I have a potential - and yet another - tenant. He has a friend where the 2 have been wanting to move in together for some time - allegedly - the eggs haven't hatched yet, there aren't any green chickens running around, I'll just wait and see - and continue to run my Craigslist room offering ads as well.

Meanwhile, the experts are suggesting the swine flu vaccine will arrive too late for most Americans and that 60% of the population will get infected with this pig. It does further state that "only" about 25% of the population will actually get sick. ONLY 25%? Lol. I wasn't going to get the vaccine, anyway, as I am allergic to these flu shots for some reason. They're predicting the end of this month to be the peak of the infections, I am holding out hope that I don't get this nasty bug.

And now, the pirates are in the news again. This time threatening to kill 25 Chinese crew members of a ship they have hijacked. Without going into all of it - good luck there, pirates. You kill the whole ship's compliment of sailors and you should fully expect that your lives will end with it, if you think the Chinese are going to just sit there, watch that happen and then let you go scott-free.

I love reading the news on the internet in the morning. Well, at least if there's something interesting to read.

A few deliveries this morning in the system - nothing grand, small stuff. Still have to use the semi, though, cause' there's pipe involved.

Have a great day!

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