Pouring down rain here

So it’s pouring down rain here and supposed to keep raining until after 5pm. I rescheduled Cranky’s appointment and boy is she mad at me for it! She showered and got dressed and dammit, she wants to go! I’m sorry! When I called the doctors office and got the front desk, I guess I was on speaker because I told her I didn’t want to bring Cranky out in the weather and you could hear in the background, “That’s okay. Tell her thank you, I can go home now.” 😂 I guess the doctor doesn’t want to get stuck at the office either. I like her doctor too so for me to cancel last minute must be for a good reason.

Now I can pick my son up at school so he won’t have to walk home in this weather and I don’t have to worry about flooding out my car. I hate driving in the rain, especially when it’s heavy like this. My dog didn’t even want to go outside if that says anything. My mom isn’t even leaving the house and she likes to wander around outside in her patio.

The contractor is almost done with the kitchen. He will send his tile guy over later, next week or something. That’s not very important (a backsplash) so my mom is fine with it. The new lower cabinets seem very nice and they are those self closing ones too. I’m not crazy about the brown color she chose but it’s her kitchen! The uppers are painted yellow on the outside with painted dishes on the inside. So brown? Really? Okey dokey then!

So I was thinking. It’s pouring, I don’t have any more jobs today, once I get my son home safely, I should just go to the gym! It’s days like today that I’m glad of my gym membership because obviously I can’t go walk outside! Update on my foot – still hurts if I walk too much. I guess I’m healing VERY SLOWLY. It sucks! So I’m staying on the bike, the rower, and the weights. That’s okay for now. I miss walking. I won’t miss it when it’s over 100 degrees here this summer though!

This elderly woman at Forgetful’s retirement home saw me today and said, “You’re losing weight.” Does it show??? I had a big smile 😃 because I didn’t tell anyone there that I was trying. I guess I’ll see at the end of the month when I take my pictures. I haven’t lost much weight but maybe the weights are helping? I have no clue. Maybe she was just being nice, who knows.

I posted everything for sale on Facebook marketplace this morning. I got a lot of people that want the pots, half the messages were in Spanish (sorry people – no Espanol). Everyone seemed to want me to post my address online. No way! I’m not crazy! I told the people that said they were interested to call me for the address. Nobody has. Oh well! If they don’t get sold, I will just donate them. My mom said she’s fine with either. One person asked me about the doors. She needed measurements and said she will let me know tonight if they will fit as she thinks they are beautiful. Let’s hope they fit so I can get rid of them! My mom wouldn’t let me sell the fan or the yellow box. I asked her what she was going to do with them and her reply was, “I’ll figure something out.” 🙄

We will be back down to 33 degrees by morning and it is 70 today. So if you talk to people here and wonder why they have a cold, it’s the weather changing daily! Most everyone either has a cold or has a housemate with a cold.

Yay for garbage men!

I am so happy this morning!!! Maybe it’s because I had gone to work out yesterday again or maybe it’s because my garbage men are awesome!

Before my Mom woke up, I went out to the garage to put all the trash out. The garage door wouldn’t open which freaked me out. I tried it a couple of times and it would start to go up but not keep going and after a few inches, it would just close back down again. I checked to make sure neither of my trash bins were blocking the door and they weren’t. I went into the garage and started to pull things away from near the door to find out if that was the issue. There wasn’t anything touching the door. So then I put my good left foot down on the lowest rung of the door and pushed it all the way to the ground. Then lo and behold, it opened! Thank God too because I didn’t want to try and pull everything around to the front of the garage and then back past my moms minivan to have it out.

The garbage men are so great. Not only did they take all the stuff in both bins which included the hummingbird tree branches I cut down, they took a Christmas tree box filled with garbage plus a bookcase that was so dry rotted that I would never use it again (plus it’s orange and that’s a weird color for a bookcase but I guess it was the style in the 70’s). Plus they got here before my mother could go outside and see what I was throwing out! Woo hoo! Maybe I should just go every Wednesday morning and just start putting stuff out and let them haul it away before she sees what’s out there!

I am putting some things up for sale. All the money will go to fixing the house. I’m just not sure what to post it to. There have been robberies on postings from Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace, and probably others too. I’m not sure if those robberies were because the person was selling electronics or whatever else is worth a lot but it makes me nervous! I know most of my wonderful friends on here are not in Houston but I’ll show you what I’m selling. I hope the pictures are good enough to post for sale! And how much do I ask for everything???

Also this morning, both cats got in my room and decided to find out why the dog was still sleeping. It was so cute in the dark so I took a picture.

I love how her eyes squint when the flash went off! You can see my personal snack pantry I keep in my room too. I can be lazy at times and so can my son so I have our snacks up here plus a mini fridge with drinks since the fridge downstairs is packed full of what I cook and my moms stuff.

She’s back from getting her coffee so I’m going to go down and find out what else I can get ready to throw out and go work out. All I have today is Forgetful so it’s a good day to go to the gym!

Getting closer!

I am moving in only 4 days. I am getting nervous about moving now. With 4 days to go! What if my allergies can’t take her cats? What if I start fighting with my mother like I did most of my teenage years? What if my son ends up hating it? What will I do then? What if, what if, what if!!! As I lay here in bed after waking up at 4:45am (I don’t usually wake up until 5:30 or 6), I am plagued with what ifs. I have a nice warm doggy against my back and it is actually a cool 55 degrees Fahrenheit outside. That is normally my favorite way to wake up!

Yesterday, I went to see Indecisive and reset her Google because it wasn’t working properly. She called me at 9pm last night saying none of the links she put on her desktop are going where they were supposed to, they are all going to google. That doesn’t sound right. Resetting google shouldn’t take away what you have saved to your desktop, right? I hope someone here can give me an idea so I can go back to her place today and fix it.

And OMG, I went to my lunch with Forgetful, another lady in the home, and my German neighbor. So my neighbor and I get there early and they did not reserve us a table. So I had to ask for that. Then, they didn’t want to accept cash for my meal, they wanted to charge it to my client. Umm, NO! Then I couldn’t find Forgetful anywhere! I had 3 people looking for her too! Someone finally told me that she was getting her hair done so I had to leave the other 2 ladies and go upstairs to get her and bring her down. So she was about 45 minutes late to the luncheon I had very carefully planned out! It ended up being okay. My neighbor likes the other German woman at the home and said she would go back to visit her on her own which was why I introduced them, they are both from Berlin. Forgetful ate and then went off with a caregiver to her next activity. I was a bit stressed though!

Today are the same people plus I have to meet the exterminator at my Mom’s to respray for fleas (just in case) and ask him to spray all the ants in the patio and carport. So I thought I would do my day like this:

8-9 breakfast with Forgetful and her niece

Go by the house to grab stuff to take to my moms.

10-11 or 12 Exterminator

Make another trip of stuff to my moms

1-2 Indecisive to fix computer

After 2 – Sell my freezer that I just got a couple months ago (because I won’t need it at my moms) on Facebook marketplace (the only reason I still keep my account – once I have completely moved, I’ll probably cancel it)

Go pick up my son



Sound like a plan?

Smoking: yeah right, I haven’t quit yet although I am still only smoking about half a pack a day

Exercising: Nope! Too busy but I will get back to it. I think lifting and hauling things up the stairs at my moms is enough for now

Quitting soda: Not yet!

Son’s grades: He got 5 A’s and 3 B’s – am I a bad mom for telling him that’s great but he needs to study more and make all A’s?

So yeah. I guess I’m a bit stressed but everything will go back to normal soon. Right? Please tell me it will!!!

What a long day!

So! I believe I got food poisoning from my dinner out last night. I was throwing up half the night. I finally got some sleep around 11:30pm. I woke up at 4:45am to use the bathroom (the other half of food poisoning) and I just stayed awake because I needed to wake up at 5:30am anyway to make sure I have time to wash my hair and dry it.

We left here at 7am. Dropped my son off at school. Picked up Mr. 95 year old and took him to work. Came back to my moms. Started laundry. Came to my house to make sure it was clean enough for people to come look at it today. I took my precious little dog back to my moms to throw clothes in the dryer. I wanted to leave her there while I went to a job but the cats had cornered her within 2 minutes and she was crying and howling for help so I just took her with me.

The couple I drive didn’t mind that I had her. I left her in their patio (air conditioned too!) while I took the man to the bank and the grocery store. I came back within an hour (he gave me money and the grocery list and let me go get the stuff so it was MUCH faster than normal), grabbed the dog and the one hour of pay that I made, and took off. Back to my moms to pick up laundry first. The dog came upstairs with me to stay away from the cats. Back to my house to put clothes away and leave her at home since the realtor had already been by. Then back to pick up Mr. 95 year old at work.

After I dropped him off, I picked my son up at school early since he has therapy today (actually now). Drove to his therapist office. Thankfully I get to sit here until they are done. Then I will take him home and go pick up Mr. 95 year old and his “lady friend” to go to dinner. So my day will not end until around 9pm tonight. Pretty sure I will just pass out when I do get home.

I have a job at 8am tomorrow morning with stinky but only for an hour to take her to her hair dresser. Then someone is supposed to come pick up this bed that I would just be throwing away if nobody wanted it. Hopefully they will show up (it’s free so why wouldn’t they?).

Then back to pick up stinky and take her to get groceries and then home. Then I will finally get a break until 3pm when I go meet a new client. Then back to take Mr. 95 year old to dinner again.

OH! My ex that bought my car and is still paying on it is coming to my moms to drag furniture out and around for me in exchange for not having to make a payment this month. I told him that I need a good 5 hours of work in exchange for a car payment too. That would be $20 an hour so I think that’s fair! I don’t think it will take that long but I’m pretty sure my Mom will come up with stuff for him to help with. She doesn’t mind if he comes over since he was there to help my Dad when he fell before he got too sick to get out of bed.

BUSY weekend! I can’t wait to get a day off all to myself. When that will happen, who knows! 😀

AND one more thing. My arms are healing nicely. I just wanted to show you how well.

Have a great weekend guys!

So tired now…

I did it. I worked my ass off but I did it. Everything but the leftover furniture is out of what will be my son’s room. 8 trash bags, 6 empty boxes, and 2 window screens? Why were broken window screens in that room? I mean those screens outside your window to keep the bugs from coming in screens. My God, do my parents not throw out ANYTHING???

The realtor came and took pictures (not as good as mine). Then he put a lockbox on the place and already showed it. The woman that looked at it even gave me an offer! It was too low but I already got an offer!!! Yeah, this thing will sell quick!

So I went back to my mom’s to tell her that she really had to get moving on her part of the cleaning thing. I moved all of the stuff that wasn’t trash into her room and she has to decide keep, donate, or pitch. She hasn’t done anything yet!!! ARGH!!!

I only had one job of driving today which is how I had time to pretty much finish his room. I can’t lift or move furniture by myself so that will have to wait until we actually move and have someone to take the furniture out.

I forgot to take pictures and I’m already back home for the day. I am about to have myself a well deserved beer and watch Netflix!