I'm still buried with the "joys" of re-decorating, re-organizing and re-inventing my so-called life. I've set a deadline of the the 5th of November because I have no choice but to be organized on said date. I've postponed any thought of vacation until spring -- I simply haven't time to go away. Sigh. I haven't time for anything or so it seems.
* All of my new furniture hasn't arrived yet. The store I bought it from thanked me by giving me back the delivery charges -- not a bad thing because I'm not quite ready for it yet anyway.
* A tip of my best chapeau to Winston for reminding me about the flash drive thing for transferring files. I'd forgotten I already had one and went and picked up another which should really help a lot! Now if I can just find the CDs for all my programs. Hint: NEVER let anyone but yourself pack up such items. AND that goes for the remote controls audio-visual equipment, too! The stereo's remote is MIA and I can't get it programmed right without it. Grrrrrr LOL
* My new nickname is "Bobette he Builder" as I keep putting stuff together. Some of this so -called "easy assembly" stuff is a you-know-what but I started putting together a file cabinet this afternoon and I'm not quite done yet!
* My sporty little red car, Ruby Begonia, made her first trip to the car doctor last week. It started making a funny noise so I popped over to the excellent mechanic a few blocks away and he listened to it and told me what was wrong -- the belt on the water pump was loose -- and he fixed it the next day and eighty-two bucks later. The good news is we made our first trek for a fill-up -- three weeks on a tank of gas isn't bad! I figure I'm getting 30 miles per gallon -- and I don't do much freeway driving. (Her name is from an old Flip Wilson routine.)
* Isaac, my favorite kid and snow removal ace, was over to check out my wheels and volunteered to give her a bath for me. He commented that he was glad his aunt and her boyfriend had been evicted from upstairs. It seems she tried to tell him I was lying about the noise and he told her that he could hear it next door at their house!
* That conversation set a light bulb off over my head and I realized the damage those slobs did to me. Sleep deprivation is sheer torture. Months of it takes its toll. Since they moved I'm getting back into a semi-decent routine and feeling much better and have better energy. I also realized that it prolly was a contributing factor in my breakup with The Man. On the other hand, if he can't hang with me through the tough times, he isn't worth my time.
* I helped with our neighborhood's participation in the mayor's BAN program this past week. BAN stands for Beautify A Neighborhood. We volunteer our time and go out with trash bags to clean up litter and the mayor sends a squad of city workers and equipment to clean streets, trim trees, etc. Serious offenders are noted and reported to code enforcement. It's a great program. We provided lunch for everyone and it really was rather fun.
* Tomorrow night I'm taking a night out for the Kay. Our excellent local ballet company is doing "Les Sylphides" and I'm going to get all gussied up and go. It's a favorite of mine and I'm looking forward to it. I'm trying to get a life again.
* The "to-do" list is growing shorter but there's still a lot to be done. I hope to have the new computer up and running in a few days. Learning it will be yet another adventure -- and another blog probably! My email and my blog are languishing and I feel awful about that. Know that I miss you folks and I'll be back soon. The upside is that I'm getting organized and if I can keep things that way, I'll have more time for other things I enjoy -- like hanging out with y'all and writing a lot.
A Tired but Happy Kay