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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I haven't wanted to post anything. We have had a rough time financially since our daughter's wedding and coming home from Wyoming.
We are trying to refinance our house and get some money for gutters and windows and to pay off my husband's truck.
I took a cue from my daughter and have been using my dry-erase board to help my memory and to remind myself of things we need to fix on the house or take care of.
There were marks on the passenger side of hubby's truck like someone tried to break into it while we were away. We took off the winter pool cover when we came home, and there are two big holes in the pool liner. We don't know if someone may have sliced it.
We needed to get the air-conditioning fixed on his truck and my van. His truck air-conditioning started to work again last Sunday when we were coming home from church. That saved us money toward fixing the air-conditioning on my van.
We paid the interest on our 2010 amended tax return for federal and state income taxes.
Hubby heard from the Congressman's office about the status of his VA checks; the money is ours that we have been saving in case of a pay back to the government. He will have the amount of his checks cut this fall.
On the dry-erase board I have listed:
Decide what to do with the pool
Spouting (gutters for the rain)
Windows-10 windows on the main floor and 4 in the basement
Take our animals to the vet
Eyeglasses for me and my husband
I have been keeping busy with chores and setting up appointments. We will have our air-conditioning/ heat pump gone over next week under the service contract and there is a gathering in the city I am in of a genealogy group coming up soon. My sister does that as her hobby and this year I will go to it since it will be local. I am also setting up appointments to get in wood for the winter.
I have been logging my household chores, not every little detail, but to have a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes I have to be my own cheerleader.
June 8, 2012 Vacuumed Master bedroom
June 8, 2012 Vacuumed Master bathroom
June 8, 2012 Changed batteries in thermostat for heat pump
June 9, 2012 Vacuumed kitchen
June 9, 2012 Mopped kitchen
June 9, 2012 Living room vacuumed-no furniture moved
June 9, 2012 Hallway vacuumed
June 9, 2102 Computer room vacuumed-no furniture moved
June 10, 2012 Washed my van-husband and son did the washing
June 10, 2012 Washed husband's pickup truck
June 10, 2012 Washed son's vehicle
June 11, 2012 Washed buckets from humidifier and from washing vehicles
June 11, 2012 Did laundry, folded clothes, marked Mom's name into her clothing
June 12, 2012 Vacuumed the carpeting in the basement
June 12, 2012 Vacuumed the work shop
June 12, 2012 Dusted the TV and TV cabinet, but not on the inside or on the sides
June 12, 2012 Feather dusted the Master bedroom
June 12, 2012 Feather dusted bar, green club chair, black side-table where the markers are
June 12, 2012 Wiped off tops of the washer and dryer
June 12, 2012 Cleaned kitchen sinks
June 12, 2012 Cleaned vanity and toilet in Master bathroom
June 12, 2012 Made the bed in the Master bedroom
June 12, 2012 Rearranged Rodger's clothes in walk-in closet in Master bedroom
June 12, 2012 Hung up all hanging clothes in the closets
June 12, 2012 House appraiser came with his son at 1 PM
June 12, 2012 Vacuumed the two wood boxes in the work shop
June 13, 2012 Made an appointment to have the air conditioning/heat pump cleaned and checked
June 13, 2012 Took stuff to Jackson Hewitt, mailed off checks for interest to state and federal for 2010 amended return
June 13, 2012 Put two baskets of folded clothes away
June 13, 2012 Clipped coupons and filed them
June 14, 2012 Entered Coke codes
June 14, 2012 Folded a load of laundry
June 14, 2012 Put three baskets of folded laundry away and marked Mom's clothing
June 14, 2o12 Made kabob recipe from Dash magazine. Delicious!
June 14, 2012 Took trash to the trash can outside and paper trash to the stove, replaced trash bags
June 15, 2012 Feather dusted all of the basement, but not the work shop
I got a certificate for the botched perm so I can get a free hair cut.
Our son and his girlfriend broke up and that has been rough on all of us. So there you have an insight into my daily life. As we get something taken care of, it gets erased off the dry-erase board that hangs on the refrigerator door. I also have written on it to Use: onions, garlic and ginger so that they don't spoil.
Exercise has been my housework, but that is not enough and my weight went up again from stress eating. My husband wants to quit his job when he is old enough to draw Social Security and he likes to eat when he is home. I keep telling him, he needs to act as though that is what he is living on to try it and see how we fare before he does it.
The older I get, the more I realize that I can only work on me even though I have to live by the results of actions taken by others.