Friday, February 23, 2018

WORKING WITH AN OLD FRIEND

One of my clients needed an attorney to do some work. I suggested an attorney I working with a number of years ago who I have kept in touch with. I called him before referring him and he was excited to think we would work together again.

Today I found out the client chose his firm and he and I will be working together again.

I have my tax preparer meeting tomorrow morning.  I am ready!

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO

Today I waited around for the electric company to show up for the 8 am-12 pm appointment window.  The guy called at 10:30 to say he may not need to come at all but since I insisted he said he would not come during the 8-12 window.  He didn't need me to be there and would leave me a message. 

I need the box around my electric meter to be replaced.  It is old and rusted out.  I thought when the electric company came years ago, they told me the electric company did this process. 

Well, the guy informed me no they do not.  I have to call an electrician to come and replace the box.  I have to call and get this scheduled. 

Meanwhile I went to see my doctor for my 3 months check and he was happy to tell me he was leaving his practice to move to another practice.  He will still take me and my insurance along with him.  Yippee!  They are only moving across the street funny enough into the suite where my old RA doctor used to be.   He is older than me but he had kids late in life so he can't retire anytime soon. (His words not mine)

At my check up my costochondritis is doing better.  I am still fatigued so he wants to do some blood work.  I am having this weird issue of kind of vertigo.  It is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  When I lay down and turn my head I get a type of vertigo.  I also get it when I go from laying down to standing up.  I also have ringing in my ears.  I also have a bit of hearing issues that I didn't notice until yesterday.  

I found that it really bothered me when I was watching Black Panther in 3D.  There were some scenes where it was like I was on a roller coaster (in 3D) and I go really dizzy and almost felt like I was going to be sick.  I just had to close my eyes!   When I told my doctor he suggested that until this goes away that 3D movies would not be the best thing to attend.  He also said flying could be a problem.  He said I might get dizzy and vomit.  Great!  I guess roller coasters are out!  

Overall it doesn't bother me too much now that I am used to it.  It is just that first second when I am laying down and I forget and turn over and my brain gets vertigo.  It is such a weird feeling.  Then I know what to expect and it goes away in a few seconds.  When I stand up during the night, I just make sure I am holding on to the bed so I don't fall over.  At the beginning it was like I was being spun around for 20 revolutions and then being asked to walk.  I would walk into things and walk in the wrong direction I was so dizzy. I had a few bruises from walking into the door frame.

It just shows how you can get used to anything.  

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CUTE DOG PHOTO

Okay I love to talk about my dogs.  I know it gets annoying but they are my fur babies.

This has to be the cutest photo of Lucky in a long time.  I can't take credit for it.  Lucky's dog walker took the photo today when they went to the beach.



Isn't she adorable?  So photogenic.

Happy 20th birthday to my nephew K!!

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

COLD

It was so cold yesterday morning.  Very cold.  Okay not Alaska cold or Siberia cold but cold for the West Coast.  It was this cold:



This is really cold for where I live.  This was at 6:15 am.  I am sure it was colder at 3 am.  I kept hearing my heat come on and off all night and I have it set at 60 degrees.

We are not made for this cold.  We don't have insulation or double-pained windows.  We don't have thermal coats or good heat.  We rarely get days like this.  Just like we rarely get days 100 degrees or above so we don't have air conditioning.   We just suffer through when it gets that hot.  

I am hoping for warmer weather.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 19, 2018

HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY

I did it.  I finished my tax prep.  It took two continuous days but I did it.  My eyes are tired from staring at a computer screen and at little numbers.  I am just happy it is over for another year.

Shout out to my brother who helped me figure out the square footage of my office.  I moved rooms since my last tax season so I had to figure that out.  What do I know about square footage?  Know I know that my office is 9% of my home.  It is still a mess, a 9% mess.

This morning before sitting down to spend hours on my taxes, I had a garage door company come over to see my garage door.  The bottom panel has been rotting from a combination of dog's peeing and rain.  The guy came and told me I didn't need to replace the whole door because it is in good shape.  He can replace only the panel.  Then he said he would replace the metal wheels with silicone and that would make it much quieter.  He is also going to lube the whole thing.  It should be quieter when he is done.

Now I just want to sit back and watch mindless TV.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 18, 2018

TAX PREP AND DOG PARTY

Today I started my tax prep for 2017.  I have my tax meeting with my new tax preparer.  My old tax preparer for the last 20 odd years suddenly got sick and retired.  It is very sad.  I had to quickly find a new person in January.

I called one person who wanted to charge $600.  Yikes.  Then my retired preparer contacted me with a referral.  She is nice and reasonable.  I will try her out this year.

My neighbor had a puppy party and invited us over.  We went over for about 1 hour.  Happi and Lucky had a good time mingling with the other dogs.  There were dogs of all sizes.  The big dogs were rough housing.  Happi wanted to get in the middle but I was worried she would get hurt.  Lucky was just running around the perimeter trying to stay away from everyone.  It is good for them to socialize and for neighbors to see them in a good light.  On a leash they are very protective and not friendly to other dogs.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

BLACK PANTHER

I decided it was time to call and get the ball moving for the impending house painting.  I called the garage door people and made an appointment.  Then I called the electric company to have them come out and replace my electric box.  Years ago they came to replace it and found out it is painted to the side of the house.  To remove it, they will have to scrape it off.  That will leave a gaping hole.  They said to call close to when I am painting the house to it can be fixed quickly.  Well, that day has arrived.

I can get them to take off the ugly old rusty box and give me a new box.

Then I went to see Black Panther.  It was so great!  I loved it.  I stayed wide awake.  I can't wait to see it again.  There were so many strong women.  Go see it!!

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 16, 2018

ROAD RAGE

I was driving to my gig today and some guy in a truck starting following me real close. All the cars were going the same speed in traffic. He finally went around me and got in front of me and slammed on his brakes.  I was ready and had left a bunch of room between him and me.  He gave me that finger and started gesturing that drive next to him.

No way was I going to drive next to him.  Was he going to yell at me?  Shoot me?  I was not going to find out.  For about 3 minutes he kept gesturing for me to pull up next to him, then he drove off when the traffic lightened up.

It sort of set me off for the day.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

OLYMPICS

The Olympics has been on for almost a week now and I have to say I have not been watching it very much.  I am actually surprised because normally I love watching the Olympics.  This year I don't know what it is.  I am just not that interested. 

I have been watching specific events that I like through my Roku.  Through the Roku I can see a specific event and fast forward through that event to the part I want to see.  Today I watched Shaun White in the snowboarding event and only watched the snowboarding and not all the commentary and standing around.  It made it quite enjoyable.  The Roku also has clips of the most fascinating items.  I saw a skater when he won his event.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...

Today is Valentine's Day.  I was having a relaxing day and then there was a school shooting.  Another school shooting.  In the same town where my cousin lives with her family.  I was on the phone with someone when the Breaking News came on TV stating there was a school shooting in Parkland FL.  I hung up on the person and texted my cousin.  I was told everyone was okay and it was not their school.  The feeling of relief was mixed with the feeling of sadness for the families who were hearing that their family was not okay.

People were asking me what I was doing today for Valentine's Day.  I am not in a mood to do anything anymore.  I am just glad my family is okay.  I am sad for those families who are not.

Until tomorrow...