Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I finally had to deal with moving Quickbooks from my old dying laptop to my new computer.  I have a very old version so upgrading was not an easy task.  I was on the phone with tech support for almost 3 hours.  My old file version from 2008 would not upgrade to 2017.  So tech support had to take the file and upgrade it from 2008 to version 2012 save it and then upgrade it to 2017.  It took forever.  They were very nice and I really lucked up since Intuit was having a 70% off sale on Quickbooks.  Nothing better than finding out that the item you need and have to buy just happens to be on sale 70% off.  Yay!

It is all done and I am finally able to invoice my clients again.  Hooray!

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 20, 2017


Yes, I was thinking I was sick. Or just sick of everything going on.  The rain, the news, the cold, I didn't feel well, I was tired.  I stayed in bed and on the couch.  I stayed in my PJs all day.  I watched a movie The Nice Guys.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 19, 2017


After a restful day of watching TV, I went to my friend H's game night.  I was a little nervous since I have not played a board game in about 30 years.  I can't even tell you the names of the games we played.  The first game was a game with cards and chips.  The goals is to get to 15.  You use the chips to buy the cards. Some of the cards have numbers on them, those numbers get you to 15.  It was confusing at first but once I got the hang of it it was quite fun.

The second game was also a card game.  Everyone gets two cards.  Each of the cards has directions on it. When it is your turn, you play one of the cards and have another player do what it says.  Then you get another card.  The last players show their cards.  The cards all have numbers on them and the highest number wins and gets a little red heart.  The person with the most hearts at the end wins.  It moves pretty fast.

It was a fun night.  

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Today I had my helper come over and help me clean out more of the garage.  It looks great.  We pulled all the boxes down off the shelves and reorganized them so the less used items (such as camping equipment and memorabilia) are in the back and the more used items (such as office supplies, party items, holiday items and photos) are close at hand. I cleared out a bunch of stuff that I no longer need.  I no longer need to move 5 things to get my Halloween decorations out to decorate.

Then we made areas: a place to put gardening items, a place to put my ping pong table, and a place to put the boxes of taxes.  Now I can see and be in my exercise area again.  I even found a VCR that someone gave me years ago. It works!  I can use my yoga tapes again.

My helper had parked her car in my driveway when she arrived.  Many of my friends park there due to a lack of parking in my area.  Halfway through our cleaning out, my neighbor rang my doorbell.  My helper answered the door and I was down in the garage.  My neighbor spoke to my helper but I could not hear what was said.  By the time I got outside my helper was in her car and the neighbor was saying something to her.  My helper said "you don't have to be so rude".  I jumped in and  tried to find out what was going on.  Turns out my neighbor wanted her to move her car claiming he can't get his car out.  As the conversation went on he told me that "You will not park your car in the driveway anymore" because he can not get his car out of his driveway.  I told him the previous owner got his car out by doing a K turn.  He said he has a larger car.  I told him I was going to park my car there if I need to and he could ring the bell and ask me to move it if he found it impossible to get his car out.  He then told me that he would back his car out and if I found a dent, well...  He also said he would call the police if I parked my car there.  Good luck getting the police to come out for car parking situation.  Then he said "If you park your car there again, I will hit it."

The conversation just deteriorated after that about the security light on my house and how I am not friendly anymore.  Blah, Blah.

So much for being neighborly.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 17, 2017


I love shredding.  I don't like the action of shredding mostly because the shredder jams all the time.  I have to reverse the shredding action and then empty the shredder.  Because of our recycling rules, the shredding has to be in a paper bag and not loose in the recycling bin.  The problem is who has paper bags anymore?  So I have to find a paper bag and then empty the shredder so I can shred some more papers.

Today was the day I went to the shredding company.  I had 5 boxes of shredding.  Old bank statements, checks, taxes, work papers, etc.  All needed to be shredded.  I also had a hard drive from an old computer.  They are all in little pieces.  The guy at the shredding company is starting to recognize me since I have been there three times in the last three years.  We are both from the East Coast and currently live in the same area.  He is a very nice guy.  I have referred his company many times.

It feels great to get those boxes out of the house.  More things gone.  The next thing to get rid of is the e-waste.  I am glad I didn't get rid of it already since my new cordless keyboard is not working and I had to hook up my old keyboard.  Sometimes it is good to keep some of that old stuff around just in case.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 16, 2017


I went to look at more profiles of children today.  We were told that foster/adopt profiles show up each week and we can go over and look at them.  I was in the area and I stopped by.  That is when I found out they meant I needed to call first and make an appointment and then stop by.  Not everyone understands the words "stop by" the same.

There were no new children that were right for me this time.  It is will just take patience.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


What a day!  I spent almost all day getting my computer up and running.  It is almost there.  I still can't figure out the keyboard but let's call this a victory!

At noon today there was a coyote walking down the street.  At noon.  I thought they were nocturnal animals.  So scary. 

I got a new door today.  It looks awesome! 

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Well, I finally turned on my new desktop computer. I was waiting for the right time. Today was it.

The first thing I wanted to do was install antivirus software.  That is when I realized my cordless keyboard is not working. I could not get the password to type in the box. Then it would type but it kept saying it was the wrong password. Ergh.

I finally went and got my old keyboard and plugged it in and voila!

I got a text from my neighbor asking if I wanted to come over for Chinese food for Valentine's Day.  I heated up some vegan food and headed over. It was a single persons Valentine's day. They had a bunch of food and desserts. There was great conversation and laughs. Considering I woke up and forgot it was Valentine's Day, I had a nice day.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 13, 2017


Do you have a sense of dread when  you wake up?  I don't mean about my RA but about what is happening in the news.  Last night 200,000 people were evacuated due to a dam cracking and potentially flooding the whole area.  Missiles being launched by North Korea.  Mudslides. Floods. Something everyday.

Just one day I would like to wake up and find no news alerts telling me something has happened.  Wouldn't that be nice??

Until tomorrow...