Wednesday, March 28, 2018

It Looks Like Spring!

March 28, 2018

Good morning.  Today is a bit damp, there are a few puddles in the yard.  The temperature is 37F degrees, but working its way up to the mid fifties.  The sun is trying very hard to poke out from behind the clouds.  Tomorrow is promising to be another sunny warm day.  Woo Hoo!  I can definitely dig it!

Another woo hoo is that I don't have to go out today.  Nope, I get to make a couple phone calls, and any other household chores that I deem to be exciting.  Did I just say "exciting"?  The only fun chore that I can think of is doing the laundry.  I put it in the machine dirty, and it comes out clean.  I put it into the dryer wet, and it comes out dry.  I fold it and put it away.  Eazy Peazy!

Well, yesterday turned out to be a busy day for me.  I had planned on going grocery shopping, but first I wanted to wait for my order from Omaha Steaks to arrive.  It came at 2:30.  By the time I opened it, looked everything over and put it away in the freezer, I was too tired to go shopping. 

Before I could put the meat order away, I had to re-arrange everything in the freezer.  I decided that this was a good time to clean out everything that was old.  It's amazing how much food we tuck away in the freezer and forget.  Mine is a standup freezer about the same size as a refrigerator.  I love it, but I found too much old and forgotten food that had to be tossed out. 

Now that everything has been re-arranged, I can see everything that is in the freezer.  I guess my next clean out project should be my kitchen refrigerator/freezer.  Hmmm, maybe tomorrow.  Today I'm setting up my new land line phone.  (I already set it up and now it is charging.  Now I have to read the manual on how to use it.)

Yesterday I had a lot of calls to make, but everyone I called just kept saying "Hello?  Hello?"  Then they would hang up on me.  Needless to say, this was very frustrating.  After trying everything I could think of for more than an hour, I finally decided to use my cell phone to make my calls.  This worked.  I finally discovered that I could get incoming calls on my land line phone, but I could not make outgoing calls. 

Now I have to go shopping whether I want to or not.  I need a land line phone.  So, just before supper time, I went shopping.  On my way to the department where the phones were, I saw a young woman at a display table telling folks about ways to lower their electric bill.  You know I stopped to listen to her. 

When she was done telling me about her company, I signed up to give it a try.  I'll try most anything (legal) to lower this wicked bill.  The new program will start in May, so I'll give you an update in late Spring.   If it saves me money, the real test will come next winter when the bills are at their highest.

I finally picked out a new phone and then filled my basket with groceries.  Thank goodness Joe was there to help me bring everything into the house when I got home.  I was exhausted by then.  But the larder is full again and the new phone works so all is well.

While we were in Florida, Beth got me a new notebook that is really neat.  I'm finding that it's the perfect size for taking notes while on the phone.  So thank you, Beth.  I think of you and Cisco every time I write in it.  Isn't this pretty?

The only phone call I did not get to make yesterday was to the insurance adjuster.  So, that's who I'll be calling this morning.  I also want to call Big Brother Big Sister to let them know that I have a big bag of stuff for them to pick up.  Then I have a few dishes in the sink that need washing.  After that, I have a whole stack of catalogues and magazines that need to be gone through before being put out in the recycle barrel. 

Today I have another quick page for you.  This one if flirty and whimsical.  Have some fun with it.

Your download link is:

Now I think I'll make me a fresh cup of coffee and get started on my phone calls.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Beth Reed said...

Thank You for the QP. It really is a cute QP. I love the colors and the lady of course. You have done a lot of cute QP's. I am lucky to have them all.

Cisco and I were up really late. Every time it Thundered and we had lightening strikes, I would jump and of course Cisco had to sleep right next to me. I had to get up early this morning because I have a dentist appointment today and I wanted some me time before I had to leave. We got over 3 inches of rain. My last alert said we had 5 inches in some places.

Your welcome for the notebook. It is pretty. I haven't used mine yet. I am using my sticky pads right now but I will be using it shortly I am sure.

Good luck with your new electric company. I used one before I moved here. I never had a bill over $50.00 and they did not charge me a deposit. Of course I lived in a small apartment but it was all electric and saved me money. I hope that you asked if they had a balloon payment at the end of the year. Mine didn't but several companies that I checked into did have it which I shut them down really fast. The one I went with was pretty awesome. To bad that we don't have them here in Austin. We just have the one company which I find strange since we are in such a large city. Natural gas is the same way.

Congratulations on getting your new phone. Your very tech savvy so you will figure out how to work it in no time.
Coffee cup is empty so I will close for now... Hugs from me to you and Pogo and From Cisco in dream land... Lucky dog! Have a great day. xxxx Beth

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Thanks a lot Miss Edna for all the lovely e-mails and the so very generous QPs! Hope you are finally over your cold and that you are getting all things fixed at your home! Been rather chaotic around here...that's life...usually rains for a period and then the sun comes out again...I'm getting there!! Will chat soon. Thanks again and Happy, Happy Easter to you and Pogo! Hugs, Mat

smiekeltje said...

Good you sorted out your freezer, and yes, we do tend to keep too many things there for too long!
Is your cold completely over and done with now?Glad to read that you have a working landphone. Now let's hope your new electric company contract wil be a good one!
Sometimes we also get offers from other companies here and they look perhaps attractive, but in the end, they all come out at more or less the same, so then I find it very time consumiing to do a change all the time.
What a pretty notebook you received from Beth. They always come in handy, isn;t it?
Going to next post( have to do it a bit quick, still have to do a post on my blog and I think the washing machine is about ready, so have to hang the laundry and there is a little stewpot on the stove that I have to keep an eye on LOL)