Saturday, December 17, 2011

There is nothing that spruces a room up quite like a fresh coat of paint on the walls.
In my bedroom, hadn't been done since the house was new. I'm not done yet, but I have the hardest part of it done.  Still have to move some furniture, though. Home Depot was closing out Martha Stewart Living paint - which is usually pretty expensive, was half price.  They were closing it out. I am going to have to go back today or tomorrow and get a couple more cans for future use.  You don't find quality paint at that price - hardly ever. 

I also bought some cheap, new mini blinds.  I didn't really want to spend a lot of money on this project, just wanted to get that fresh, new feeling back to the room.  I was surprised they sell mini-blinds for $5 each.  They do, of course, have much more expensive and equisite looking versions, but this will have to do for now.  Christmas is almost upon us and I haven't bought but one present so far.  Now that I know that my family is coming, I am going to have to come up with something for everyone.

Caleb and my mother will be easy.  Actually, now that I think of it, so will my brother and his wife.  My middle brother - a bit more difficult.  Caleb is easy because he told me specifically what he wants, and I best be getting about finding it.  Mother also comes up with a specific list, but a hand sewn quilt should be arriving by Christmas time to give to her.  My oldest brother, I just give the Omaha steak stuff every year. 

In fact, I am just taking a short break here.  I have a guy coming over to take some of the over grown pond plants.  Just break off the overgrown parts, put into a trash bag, take home and replant.  They look really nice and they grow like weeds.  I try to give the stuff away versus throwing it in the trash, lots of people have ponds with no plants.

I am also attempting to give away the love seat that I have tried to sell, off and on, for the last 6 months.  Just posted an ad.  I need it out.  It looks tacky in my living room. BTW, I am typing this on my new laptop, the keyboard is MUCH easier to use than keyboards I have encountered with other laptops. Or is this a notebook? Well whatever, there is no difference, really. 

Back to work.

12/17/2011

The Police.
I'm walking out the front of my house today to go put power on the card - I totally forgot and looked, there was 12 cents left on the reader, lol.
There is a cop standing out in front of my house with my hoarding next door neighbor who is pointing at the concrete in my driveway.
Curious as to what they are doing, I walk over to the officer who starts talking about the blood in my driveway.

So, one of my tenants takes the dogs for a walk yesterday.  However it happened, one of them had a toenail ripped right off his paw.  Yes, it bled and it bled well.  Paws tend to do that.  There was blood everywhere.  So, someone called the cops. Instead of starting an altercation, I simply brought the dog out and showed him the ripped off paw nail.  That dog is not feeling well and I have been giving him low dosages of aspirin to help with the pain a bit.

Whatever.  I stayed up late last night.  My son's hours are so totally different than mine that I hadn't seen him since left for Florida 17 days ago.  He and JD - the kid that comes over to get on the internet at night - were babbling away and I joined in the conversation until - 1 AM.  For me?  That's like not going to bed at all.  But we had a good conversation.  I didn't go into some of the stuff - my ex wife is mad at me again because I disagree with how she is attempting to handle our son's education.   This is the way it has been for 2 decades now, if I disagree with her about anything, even a minor issue, she goes off the deep end.  She ALWAYS has to be right.

Well, I got up late this morning, another almost unheard of thing, at least for me.  Funny thing? I slept 7 straight hours, something that almost never happens.

Regardless, I feel fine today and I am heading out.  I have a lot of stuff I want to get done before Christmas - things that I have put off.  Painting my bedroom and bathroom one of them.  New blinds in there as well - the old ones have basically fallen apart and I want to replace them if I can find the right size.  So, painting, replace blinds and extreme cleaning.  Like moving the furniture and beds type of cleaning.

Nothing like a bit of motivation to get things done that you have put off, aye?

Got several stores to git to, better git to gittin'.

I would like to say that things are going better at work. They are not.  Not that I made any claims that it was going to. But today? Lol. ...