It’s Wednesday again!

Good morning! I was up at 5am and out the door by 6:30. I filled up my gas tank at valero. Then went to Home Depot and to get a new wax ring for my pretty new commode. It’s already leaking and it’s only been there for 2 months? Cheap crap. 🙄

Now I am going to pick up my favorite elderly man and take his 95 year old self to work. Then I have to get back to take his girlfriend to run her errands. Then go back and pick him up at work. Then take him and his buddy to dinner at the country club. Basically, I’m working from 7:30am to 9pm today. I can’t complain! I need the money!!! What I can’t believe is that this man still works! He gave his company to his children but still goes in 3 days a week. He amazes me. I don’t think I’ll live that long but if I do, I want to still be overseeing my business!

My son spent the night at my Moms last night. He forgot his medicine so I had to fight traffic and go back over there which sucked. If you don’t live here, you have no idea what’s going on. Since there are still MANY flooded streets, all of the traffic is on the freeways (except our tollway which is still under water) and on the major thoroughfares through the city. It took my friend 3 hours to drive home last night on the freeway. It takes me 30 minutes to go 2 miles down Westheimer. A 2 mile trip usually takes 5 minutes. That’s how crazy it is here right now.

Not much else going on, it’s just going to be a busy day so I wanted to drop a line to say HI to everyone!

Labor Day

Small business owners, retail workers, even some city workers do not get today off. Yes, it’s Labor Day! I will be working for 4 hours. I’m going to do laundry and bake a cake while I’m over there. It keeps me from going insane just sitting there.

Woke up to realize that I am out of energy drinks. Since I’m broke, I will not be buying any either. I’m having a Pepsi instead. SO not the same though!!! I prefer Full Throttle. It tastes like Mountain Dew and works well. Everyone gets on me telling me that I shouldn’t drink them. I’m sure those people will be happy now! So I have my Pepsi, I ate flavored rice with cheese for breakfast (yes, I know that’s not a normal breakfast), and now getting moving to go over there.

I looked at my calendar for this week and I have one job a day. That’s one more a day than I had the past week and a half so I’m okay with that! My man needs to come over and fix the commode. He thinks it is leaking due to a broken ring. I think it’s just a cheap toilet (only 2 months old) that only cost $80 and it’s broken somewhere underneath that we can’t see. I guess we will find out!

My son has another week off school. He is now supposed to go back on September 11th. I see irony in that. Let’s change that date into a good thing. Yay for school starting!!! His school district here has flooding at different schools and therefore will have to crowd the other schools so they can start. The state gave us 4 days and we will have to make up 6. My son is worried that it will cut into his next summer vacation. 😂

He had a friend over yesterday. They watched videos, ate, and seems like they had a good time. I hope the kid wants to come back. My son, with his aspergers, loses friends at times. The kids Mom said thanks for having her son. I think that’s a good sign!

Harvey victims are still cleaning up here. We are having other cities come in with garbage trucks to help get rid of all the water damaged property people are cleaning out of their homes. We as a city thank all others for everything they did to help. Y’all have a good day and I hope you’re off!

Rest Day…maybe

Yesterday was good. I had 2 jobs and they were both very generous to me and tipped me well. Doesn’t make up for the loss for the whole week but it’s helpful getting back on track!

Traffic is horrendous but since there is still flooding, it’s understandable. I got a picture from ABC13KTRK here that shows the satellite view of the Harvey.

So yeah, it was pretty bad here. You couldn’t see all the waterways before this storm from a satellite (taken from ABC13KTRK). Also from the same website, this shows you where the water from the reservoirs is going.

This is actually my working area too so it’s difficult to see my clients and friends homes being flooded.

My man went home yesterday, no more cat in the house. My dog is VERY happy and even slept with me last night. My allergies will thank me when I wash the sheets today too.

My son is having a friend over today. He is excited especially since we can’t get to his other friends. I told the kids mom that if she will drop him off, we will keep him and bring him home after dinner. Now I just need to figure out what to make them. I’m thinking they can eat the leftover burgers. Why not?

My wedding ring came in yesterday but no regular mail. Weird. It’s beautiful! My dress and ring shows how much of a Doctor Who fan I am. My dress is a Tardis dress too. Naw, I don’t like that show at all!

Tungsten wedding band (Walmart)

Tardis dress from Torrid

Now he wants to dress like the 4th doctor so we are on the lookout for his outfit.

Google pics of the 4th doctor

Yes, we are serious about going through this. We just got through a week of living together and sleeping in the same bed and sharing a small space and didn’t hate each other. No, that’s not a lifetime, it was stressful because of the storm and we both have no money and the fact that we were able to get through it and still be talking about it is awesome. We can get through anything!

He wants to move to Arkansas. I don’t want to leave my mother by herself here or move until I have clients to drive and be able to work there. So I don’t know what we are going to do. We will figure it out.

So I am watching HGTV Property Brothers and about to shower. Also wondering what to cook for the week. I still have some leftovers from a few days ago when I went crazy in the kitchen too which have to be eaten. Are we having fun yet?

Y’all have a great day. The boys will probably just sit here and play my sons Wii U or watch YouTube like usual while I am cleaning and cooking. 🙄

I get to work!!!

I left my house at 7am to be at work by 9 since I have no clue how the roads are out here (I am 10 miles from my house). I got out near her place by 7:40. Since I was so early, I decided I would find a working ATM (found a capital one at Westheimer and Royal Oaks), get gas (found an Exxon with gas for $2.53 at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford), and get breakfast.

I’m at the McDonald’s at the Walmart on Westheimer and Kirkwood. All they have are simple egg mcmuffins. Not usually my thing but I can’t be too picky when I haven’t eaten yet. So one egg, cheese (I took the cheese off – it was nasty), and sausage egg mcmuffin later and I have eaten and now waiting until time to go get the client and take her to get her nails done.

On my way to her, ONLY at HER street, the street is blocked by water. Nobody getting through and it’s bad.

See? On both sides it’s dry but right at her street, flooded. Wth? You have to go through business parking lots to get around. Sad. Also, for my fellow Houstonians, Kirkwood is flooded too. I didn’t get a picture but cars were trying to go through and failing or got into the parking lot before they flooded out.

For anyone not here, a LOT of streets are like Kirkwood. We are STILL having flooding. Stores can’t get what they need either. My walking trip to Kroger proved that! Empty shelves everywhere. People told me they had no milk but my kind was available! I am lactose intolerate so there’s was lots of what I need thankfully!

Be careful everyone. Please don’t come back yet if you left. I tried to go to work yesterday. I left at 5 for a job at 6. It took 20 minutes to get to Blalock and Memorial just to have to turn around as Briar Forest, Blalock, and Memorial (in some areas) are closed. Here’s Blalock.

Here’s the bayou near my house overflowing onto the building next to it.

So it took me another hour to get back home. I couldn’t get to work. I’m going to try again this evening to take that client out but I think I’m going to have to leave a lot earlier! Westheimer was a parking lot so I didn’t want to take it. I’m going to have to though. This is totally nuts.

I have gained a pound in the past 2 weeks. I think it’s stress. I haven’t exercised like normal but I’ve been staying in my calories so I don’t know. I’ll get back to it soon. If you can’t tell, I don’t really care today. Driving is stress enough and I needed to eat.

Be careful out there!!!

Day 2 of Harvey

Well, we are flooding all over the city.

My man and I walked down to the closest bayou to check on the water level. Yesterday it was maybe 6-12 inches (normal height). Today, well, look for yourself!

My street flooded last night but it went down overnight. We walked from my house down to the major intersection just to check on everything. No problems walking. Whataburger was packed. The local gas station had a few people and they are completely out of gas.

It started raining hard so we walked back to my house. We shall see how the rest of the days go. We finally got internet back and only lost electricity for about 30 seconds yesterday.

I saw the news this morning where they are having to do rescues of people with a foot or more water in them all over so if you live here, PLEASE stay safe!