Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's a beautiful sunny morning..
I'm not sure what my day is going to consist of. But I'm going to enjoy it no matter what I do..

Yesterday I put a shelf up in my garage..turned out pretty good if I do say so..lol.
I cleaned out what didn't need to be in there. I hung up a few items that had been taking up floor space..It looks nice. (and tidy).

I have a narrow closet next to my kitchen sink. It has two shelves. I plan on putting two more in. I bought the boards and the supports. Only one problem, I bought the boards too big..shame on me for not looking at my paper with the measurements.
Patrick came over yesterday and brought his moms hand saw. It shouldn't be too much of a chore to cut the boards down.

I am already seeing how much better off I am financially living here. After paying the rent, I still have enough money left over to more than last me until pay day next Friday...
I'm sure not rolling in money, but at least I don't have to be afraid of how I'm going to make it until the next check comes in:) It's a good feeling.
I still have things that I have to pay off. I'm going to try to pay extra on everything to get it paid off as soon as possible. But I don't want to start doing that until I have a little extra stocked away..

I better get off the computer and start getting some stuff done..
Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Good morning:)

Can you believe that it is already September 1st??
Yesterday I noticed that some of the trees are changing color...it seems early for that..

I had a lazy week-end. Feel kind of bad that I didn't get at least one of the little ones before they start school today..But I felt like I needed a couple of days to regroup..
I called all three little ones last night to wish them a great first day of school today.
They are soooo excited. Cameron will be in 2nd grade and Mason and Destiny will be in 1st grade..
Cameron and Destiny will be going to a new school this year. I hope they do okay with the change. Cameron has issues with large groups. He just doesn't know how to deal with it. I hope his mom gets him some help with that. I hate to see him fail because of something he cant control..
He did some reading for the teacher while at registration and she told him how advanced he is..He was very proud..

Yesterday I found out that I am going to have two more restaurants added to my route...Oh crap...I'm very glad that we are getting more business..good for the company, good for me..lol...but why oh why do they have to be restaurants? lol...

The company has five restaurants total...We already do one of them..We had a second one for a while. Then they decided to go with another cleaning company..Now they want us to come back...plus added another one..
We will start them the middle of next week..Which means, my boss and I will be up in the middle of the night doing them.
When we find cleaners for them, then it will take at least two to three days to train.

I have a replacement for the position that my granddaughter is giving up..
This woman was working for us before..then had to leave because she didn't have transportation any longer.
This job is on the bus line, so she should have no problems. I hope..

Actually, I just had a thought that I better check in to...she had been going to English classes. She wouldn't be able to get to the job until 10:00pm..and finishing at 12:30..I better find out if the buses run that late.
I hope so. She is a good worker and I would like for her to be able to take this position.

Yesterday I did something that was hard and relieving at the same time...
I sold my wedding rings..
The total for the three sets was about $3,500.00.. I got $240.00...
Many jewelry stores are buying gold right now..they don't care how many diamonds are in the rings. They are only paying for the weight of the ring..

My decision was to just get rid of the rings and be done with it.
I had thought about saving one set for Destiny and one set for Monique..But in the long run, it didn't seem to make sense to save rings from a failed marriage.
It didn't make sense to have these rings around as a constant reminder.

I had thought about trying to sell them on Craigs list. I could have probably gotten more. I just didn't want to deal with all of that..
Now it is done and I can move on..

I'm going to buy a couple of shelves and brackets for my garage. My plan is to put them up so I have extra room for supplies. That way, I will always have extra and won't have to worry about going out to the shop for supplies if the weather gets nasty.
Right now, I drive out to the shop every Tuesday for supplies. Which sometimes puts me in a bind when I need stuff for Monday..
If I get some extra stock here, it won't matter which day I go to the shop..
Just thinking ahead to the colder weather...lol...yes, it will come..lol...

Not too much else new..
Hope a great day is had by all.....

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!!