Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TREE OR NO TREE

This year I have a decision to make.  Well, a couple of decisions.  Do I want to buy a Christmas tree? It has been raining and I have a convertible. So that is basically impossible. I have to put the tree in the car with the top down to get the tree home. Can't do it in the rain.

Do I want to put up our small Charlie Brown Christmas tree?  I am really busy. As you can see I am far behind in my blogging because I am so busy. I am not sure I have time to put up decorations.

So tree or no tree?  Today I say no tree but let's see what tomorrow brings.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, December 15, 2014

SENSOR LIGHTS

 When we did the renovation on our house, we put in some sensor lights. We have them in our bathroom and our hallway going to the garage.  In the hallway we had to do something special because at the time they didn't make the type we needed.

What we have is a hallway with doorways. At each end of the hallway there is a sensor.   In the middle we have a regular light switch. We have to put one light on  "sensor" and the other light just "on".  Then we have to leave the light switch "on".

A few weeks ago some workers came and someone messed with the lights. We didn't notice this right away.  The sensor stopped turning on.  At first I thought the sensor had died. Then it took me days to sort out which light needed to be turned on and which light needed to be put to sensor. Now it is working fine.  Please no one touch our sensitive sensor lights!  We love them.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NEW GIG

About a week ago I got a new gig. A new client. Between my five clients they are keeping me hopping. I have very little free time.  A bunch of the work is at home so that is good. I can stay in my PJs and I can sleep in.

So far I really like these folks and really like the work.  It seems like they may keep me around for awhile.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS

This year we decided to send out postcards instead of cards. There were a couple of reasons:

  1. I am really busy with my clients.
  2. I wanted to take the photo we use for the card.  I took the photo of our local Christmas tree.
  3. Since I am so busy, I want a project that was low stress.  Post cards only take stamps and address labels.  Cards take that plus stuffing and sealing and return address labels. Many more steps.
  4. I finished writing, labeling and stamping the postcards in one night. 
The postcards turned out great and we are happy.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, December 12, 2014

DAY AFTER STITCHES

Today I went to work for a few hours.  I am supposed to keep my leg elevated but I did ask the doc if I could go to work if I kept it up. She said okay.

I have to clean the wound twice a day and put antibiotic cream on it.  I have to keep it covered at all times.  I have to take antibiotics three times a day.  I also have to be very careful not to bang it against anything.  The doc says she is not going to be happy if she has to stitch it up again.

I didn't know that it is very easy to get infections in wounds below the knee.  So I have to keep off the leg as much as possible and keep it elevated.

The pain has decreased but it still stings.  I hear that is the nerves regenerating.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

CUT MY LEG

This is going to be short. Tonight I was sprinting to answer the front door and I cut my leg on the sharp corner of the ottoman.  I didn't realize it cut was deep and bleeding until after I answered the door. By then my sock was soaked.

I yelled for Brenda. She got me a towel to wrap around it and called our neighbors.  They rushed over to take me to the ER.  Yes, it was the same neighbors.

The ER was not busy at all so I got in straight away.  After a shot of lidocaine I got about 8-10 stitches (or maybe it just felt that way.)  An antibiotic and a wrap and home I went.  The whole trip was 1.5 hours. A record for my ER visits.  Now I have to keep my leg elevated.  Another scar.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

IMMINENT STORM

The whole area is battening down the hatches.  A storm is approaching.  A big storm.  They are showing it on the doppler radar and everything.  For days it has been the top story.

Schools are closing for tomorrow.  People are being told to stay home from work.  People are at the store buying food, batteries and water.  The city even ran out of sandbags.  We have sandbags in our city?  I didn't know.  And I went out and bought sand to fill the umbrella holder for my picnic table!

I am trying not to laugh.  As a person who grew up in the Northeast, it is quite funny to hear that schools are announcing they will be closed tomorrow when not one raindrop has fallen. 

When we were kids we trudged to school through snow and rain.  It had to be really snowy for our school to be called off.  We walked to school when there were torrents of rain.  I remember getting school with wet clothes where my raincoat stopped and my boots began. 

I guess we were tougher in those days. 

I don't really understand it here because the kids either take the bus or their parents drive them.  They don't even touch the rain.  So, why do the administrators need to call off school?  I guess having less people driving on the road is a good thing.  People out west don't know how to drive in the rain.  They hardly get any so they don't get enough practice! 

Well, I have to go search out my extra batteries and charge up my electronics!

Until tomorrow...