I didn’t get to the movies today, it was a thought but once I was home I decided to stay put. It was cold this morning and I was thankful that I had switched my wardrobe. Made my usual trip to Steak N Shake and the Grocery Store. The kids had enough food that I just purchased enough at the grocery store to freshen up the line up. No need to make an extra trip and it helped get me to the $70 mark so I got my $20 off. Love that! A cashier that I have struck up a rapport with told me that she lost her dog. She found a place that did cremations for $80 – you get their ashes back, a yard marker and a scattering urn. Yeah I like what I got from my vet but the price was $124 and were talking for a cat, I would hate to see what a dog costs. I am very hopeful that I won’t be in the market for cremation anytime soon. I have thought of talking with the funeral home that I used for my late partner to see what they would charge. But that is a conversation for another day.
I am not sure if I mentioned it but the Dyson vacuum that I have, the on/off switch no longer clicks, so you have to use a piece of tape to make it stay on in order to vacuum. I took that sucker apart today and figured out that I need a new relay switch. Amazon has it for $7.50, which is awesome. It gave me an excuse (not that I need one to do more shopping). I got the switch on order as well as a 5 pack of bow ties, one of which is rainbow and I plan on wearing it on Turkey Day. I also got another Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Soap and a bladder replacement for my Steam Cleaner. The switch and the bow ties are guaranteed for delivery by Wednesday, which is a very good thing. The rest of the stuff should be in by the end of the month, not that I am in a hurry. I am anxious to replace the switch – I love it when I can fix something on my own and make it work. Saves money and makes me feel good all at the same time.
I can feel a small difference in how I feel since I am on day #2 of the antibiotics. Hopefully they do the trick and wipe out whatever germ is causing me trouble so that I can return to normal.
I got my phone mostly setup for being on-call, I will turn off Do Not Disturb in the morning and will look forward to next Monday when I can turn it back on. I disable my personal email from pushing and change it to manual update, so that I don’t get woken up at 2 in the morning when a piece of spam comes flying in. Tonight will be the last night that I can sleep soundly until Thursday. We only work Monday thru Wednesday. There is no hope of getting to leave early but I can tell you that a number of people will be out on vacation this week and if your not out for the whole week a lot of folks will take Wednesday off. I will want to leave early but won’t because it will mess up any time that I work on Friday. I will get double time and a half, why would I want to screw myself like that? So as difficult as it is I will work the whole week, but I didn’t say I wouldn’t complain.
The furnace is running strong, it just kicked off a moment ago and it’s toasty in here. A little too warm for me, but that will change I am sure. I have it set for colder in the night and then to warm up about an hour before I hop out of bed. It also warms up an hour before I am home. Another proud accomplishment. Thankful that I didn’t blow up the house!
I cleaned out an return air duct that I have been meaning to get to. Man it was full of dust. I also fetched a bankers lamp that my late partner had in his office and moved it to mine. It had to be dusted. This is also something that I have put off. Then I walked back to what used to be his bedroom and went looking for some clothes, I have a few more things that I could wash and wear but I am done with laundry for the day. I thought to myself as I was back there, I really need to move in here, it would be nice. I need to throw out his nightstand, it’s the source of an unpleasant odor but I am paralyzed to take any action – it’s the same way with his office. It’s just something that I don’t want to deal with. I know he is not coming back and it seems like the longer I wait the more I want to put it off. Eventually I will draw a line in the sand and say that’s it, then it will be all action. Until I get to that point it is waiting for me and I know it’s not going anywhere.
Insty has been up my butt all day, meowing for this or that. Mostly for food. I did manage to get a nap in today and she slept on my lap. It was great. Bear came over and I was petting him – we all just drifted away. Very relaxing and pleasant.
Well now it’s time to head up and get ready for Monday. Yeah I am not thrilled about it but it will be one day closer to turkey day. Also I have a $10 coupon off of a $30 purchase at Maggiano’s. It says nothing about Thanksgiving Day so I am going to try to use it. If it works I will get my $40 meal for $30, which won’t be bad. My friends typically pick up the tab but I am not counting on that. I am fully prepared to pay for my own meal, always have been and always will be.
I hope that you had a great Sunday. It was fun for me and I am sad it’s just about over. I am more sad that I will be on-call. Talk with you folks again soon. Stay warm!