Friday, August 27, 2010

Not too much new around here.

I am mostly settled in my new place. And I am loving it.
It takes such a short time to get things in order. I do a quick pick-up before I leave for work and when I come home, I can relax..Very nice to say the least.

My granddaughter Monique gave her two week notice on her job..I'm going to miss having her work for me. I have been VERY proud of the job she has done..

She decided that with this being her senior year, she needs to concentrate on school. She already has a new job lined up. She will be working on the week-ends rather than during the week.

She will be getting her senior pictures soon. Can't wait to see them.

Yesterday when I went out to the office, I received my new gas card...Yippee!!
I will save so much..
I also don't have to keep track of my mileage anymore. That in itself will be nice.

I don't have any plans for the week-end..just going to take it a day at a time.. the week-end seems to go by so fast..lol...

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I don't know where most of my previous post went...ugh... how frustrating.
I have never had this happen to me..I don't know why only part of it would show up.
Where is the rest of it???

Well, I don't have the time or energy to rewrite it..lol

I did want to say a special hello to Myra. Hope all is well...
Destiny, Cameron and Mason having popcorn while watching a movie.
Cameron showing how he can swim under water.
Destiny trying to get used to the cold water.
Mason floating with his noodle.
All three kids showing their excitement.

We had a very nice time at the hotel..
The kids (and grandma) had a blast in the pool.. Destiny and Cameron are getting very good at swimming.
Mason is a bit more timid where the water is concerned. Although even he made a few jumps into the water that ended with his face going under..lol...and he was VERY proud that he got his face wet..lol..

They were very good. only a few times of "he's touching me"..lol..
The room did cost a lot more than I had anticipated..ugh...They had raised the rates by at least $40.00...Because the PGA was in town... I think that is terrible..

Friday, August 13, 2010

The move is over...Amen!
The mover were here this morning to bring my dresser and recliner..
It only took them about 45 minutes total. Not too bad. Now I can get all of my clothes put away and clear off the shelves in my closet.

I need to get organized now. I am so looking forward to doing that.
I feel such a sense of relief now that I am totally done with the move.
It has been somewhat of a challenge trying to fit all of my stuff into a smaller place, but overall, it has been a wonderful change.
I think this is just what I needed..and I look forward to getting settled in.

Tomorrow night I am taking my three youngest grandkids to a local hotel for a night of fun. Swimming will be the number one thing on my list..lol..As evening sets in, we will read some, and watch some tv.

Hopefully they will all get along okay..they still haven't mastered not having their own way.

I should be packing for the hotel right now, but I spent some time this evening at the laundry matt.
I decided that I had too much to try to get it done here. They don't have the best dryers here at the apartments. They seem to take forever to get everything dry. It's not too bad when I can do my laundry while most people are at work during the day. I haven't been able to do that so I have fallen behind.

Now it's all done....(sigh of relief) lol...

Work was a little hectic this week..I had to train three new people..They all seem like they are going to be very good workers. So, I hope they stick with us..

I did get Great news from my boss this week. He is getting me a gas card..I am Thrilled. Right now, he gives me $125.00 a month towards gas. That helps, but I put out at least $160-$180 in addition to that..So, that will be money that will stay in my pocket..What a blessing that is going to be.

I am blessed..

I can't wait to spend the time tomorrow with my grandkids..I'll try to remember to get batteries for my camera so I can share pictures..

Have a wonderful week-end!!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

The move is almost done....
Last Sunday I rented a truck and got the majority of things moved..My helpers?? Jeremy and my grandson Patrick--(AKA..JJ).
I am tooooo old to be doing that type of work. lol...Due to financial reasons, I had canceled my movers.. It wasn't too bad until we got to my bedroom set and the couch.
First we took the headboard..It's huge..All wood, and very awkward to carry. I was a little worried about one of us dropping our end..but we made it.
Then came the couch..which is way heavier than a normal couch because it has recliners on each end...I wasn't sure we would be able to make it up the ramp on the truck..

Then came the unloading...all went well of course until we got to the headboard and couch.
The couch being the last and the worst...We managed to get the couch off the truck and then I think we all just ran out of steam..
I finally told them to lay the couch on it's back and PUSH...we must have looked like a bunch of crazy people..lol...trying to push the couch up the sidewalk..lol..
We got thru the doorway and then had to turn it on it's side to wiggle it into my front door..But WE DID IT....

I was so glad that we decided not to try to take my dresser. There is no way we had any more energy to try to do that.
So, needless to say, that is still at the house. I have to line up movers this coming week to have it moved.
I had hoped to be completely out of the house as soon as possible in hopes that they could rent it out for the 15th and I could get back that extra half of months rent..no such luck yet.

It has been very hard downsizing..I have six small boxes sitting here with things in them that I don't know where to go with.
I don't have my entertainment center anymore and that held many of these items..

Oh well, it will all come together.. I have most things fairly organized.

It has taken me a lot longer to get settled than it normally does. lol..I thing being older has slowed me down some..And then this last week at work certainly didn't help...It has been crazy.

I had to fire one guy. One guy was a no show- no call because he ended up in jail. I had one person out for two days....Ugh..it was horrible.
This coming week should be better. I hope...lol...

I went with my boss and his wife on Friday to get new company cell phones..I asked my boss if we could go shoe shopping after we were done there...lol...he wasn't interested...lol
He did talk to me about getting me a company gas card...Yay.....I hope he does that soon...
It would save me about $170.00 a month...Oh that would certainly help me...

Well, guess it's time to get some more done..Now it's mostly paperwork that I have to find a place for...
It's raining out..and I'm actually enjoying the sound of it..very soothing type of rain today...

Enjoy your week!!