Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Today I got up early and got on the road. I ran all my errands before noon. I then began decorating the house. It has thrown up Christmas in our house. By late afternoon I had to get ready for the first Christmas party. We went 1.5 hours. The host gave us one of his dried roses to throw in the fire and make a wish.
Then I came home and wrote out all the Christmas cards. I had already labeled them and put return address labels on. Once Brenda signs them they are ready to mail.
My feet have been killing me. Sometimes it hurts too much to walk. I have no idea what is going on but it needs to stop now. This is not the season.
Friday, December 6, 2013
A few years ago I began using USPS.com and it is so easy. No standing in line for stamps or to mail packages. I print my own labels, pay for it online and either drop them off at the Post Office or arrange to have them picked up. Last year I had them picked up but the Post Man who picked them up was not very cordial about it.
I am always so much more relaxed once the packages going back East are out of the house and on their way.
I have set a bicycling goal. I want to do an organized bike ride this summer. In order to do this I need to get in shape and get my resistance up. I have to practice riding on a schedule. Since I can't always ride outside, I will ride the indoor bike. I am adding Bike Challenge Updates to my posts. That way I am accountable to you all.
Bike Challenge Update:
On Thursday I rode 9.6 miles on the stationary bike. Not just a flat 9.6 miles either. It was a route with hills and valleys. Some of the hills kicked my ***. The bike was telling me I should be at speed 11 mph. I was at a 7. Then it said I should be at a 14, I was at a 8. Those hills were hard! But I made it the whole 9.6 miles! The plan is currently one day riding and one day rest.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
First the Eco Haul guys tried to demo the hot tub.
But that didn't work. Then they decided to cut it in half. But then they realized they would not be able to get it through the door. So thirds it was.
When they turned it over guess what we found? Spiders. Not just regular spiders but Black Widows. Tiny ones but poisonous ones none the less. It is the legged thing above the big leaf.
Then they realized that thirds won't fit through the doorway and they couldn't lift the thirds anyway! So, we cut some more.
That is when we started to see the critter homes and tunnels. Like I said it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The insulation was in better condition than I expected. But below you will see where a critter had a tunnel built.
Here you will see where the critter had his or her home right near the warm motor. Oh, we found a rat. I took a photo but it didn't come out. He or she was quite dead. I am sure he or she was not alone but we found one dead when they lifted the tub and he or she fell out. (Better dead than alive, I say!)
Saying goodbye to the hot tub one last time. It was in the truck going away to hot tub heaven or wherever hot tubs go when they get cut up and torn apart. So sad to see it go!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
At 1:20 am I was woken by a horrible pain in my tummy. I got nauseous and dizzy. I couldn't figure out what was going on. I had visions of a middle of the night emergency room visit and having to wake Brenda and tell her. Instead I got a heating pad and curled up. I slept for an hour at a time. Waking up constantly from the pain.
I am not sure if it is food poisoning or a stomach thing. I still feel out of it and pretty crappy. My doc (who I coincidentally saw today) sent me for a blood test and another stool sample. What fun!
Brenda ate the Thanksgiving pie for dinner so that will be the test to see if it was food poisoning. She ate it before I got back from the docs.