Sunday, July 17, 2011
Dd has decided, that instead of going to Atlantic City, we will stay around town and do girl things. She has made appointments for us to have our nails done, to get facials and she is getting her hair cut. Our appointments will take most of the day as we are going from shop to shop. I'm excited, but a little anxious at the same time as this is all new to me. I don't really know what to expect. Then we will probably get some dinner somewhere. I'm leaving dh at home with the cats and the dog. Hehehe.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
This is one of my favorite places to eat. I love the fish and hush puppies. The fries they can keep, but it's a treat when we eat there. Last night we didn't get out of the car dealership until after 10pm and we hadn't eaten dinner so since we were near a LJS, dh decided to drive to my favorite place. The food tasted okay, but doesn't it always even when it's poisoned.
I woke up this morning with tummy grumbles, so I ran to the bathroom. Let's just say it was not a very good morning. I'm a big baby when I get sick. And especially when I get poisoned. Dh had to go to work this morning and he said he was sick, too. Not the upset stomach kind, but nonetheless, he was sick. Makes you not want to eat there again, which I probably won't now.
I have not been out of bed today except to make some chicken noodle soup and crackers. I hope tomorrow will be a better day.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Today was the last straw. I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's the story: as I have blogged before, my car was back in the shop having engine #2 put in it, under warranty, of course. Yesterday the service writer called the house for which I answered the phone. He told me that the engine was put into the car, but it was making a noise. they were trying to find out where the noise was coming from. Today, he called again. I asked him whats up with the car. He told me the noise in the car disappeared. He then turned around and called my dh. The service writer told my husband that they had to replace the manifold and it was gonna cost us $175. Well, I paid for the entire engine so why do I have to pay for another manifold?? When dd came home from work there was a battle on the homefront. I won't tell ya what I said, but I had him take me out to buy a car. I had it. I need a car I can depend on. I wanted to trade the Purple car in, but dd said he wants to keep it; he'll drive it to work. Crazy.
So this is what my new car looks like:
So at a time in our lives when we are suppose to be conserving money for retirement, we are stuck with six years of car payments. Honestly, if I had anything worth selling I'd be at the pawn shop. I'm sick of being in debt.
Actually, I think my whole life needs an overhaul. Changing is so hard, though. *sigh*
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I have some money that my dad left me when he passed away. I have tucked it away for retirement, but dd needed a new bedroom set last year when she moved. The poor girl was still sleeping in the bed we bought her when she was seven years old. Can you imagine being 24 years old and still sleeping in your childhood bed? Well, I decided to give dd some money for her to pick out an adult bedroom set. She had fun shopping and chose beautiful furniture from Ikea. Dd and I have never done anything really mom/daughter girlfriend getaways, so I decided to take some of that money and take dd some place special, just the two of us. I asked her where she wanted to go and she said Atlantic City. Of all places she picks..LOL..we do not gamble, so it's kinda weird she wanted to go there. She wants to go to the beach and have a feeling of being rich. I've been on the internet checking out hotels and I found one, Trump Towers that advertised rooms for $49.00. I was excited until I called them. The lady at the Towers told me that the $49.00 was for the city view. If I wanted the water view it was another $20. Well, okay, that's fine...what a great price until she asked me what days I was coming in. I told her and she said, oh, it's a different price for Friday and Saturday. Okay, I asked how much. It's $189 for Friday night and $218 for Saturday night. Then add on the 14% tax and other tax such as occupancy tax and some other taxes I never heard of and we are well over $500. How disappointing.
Now we are trying to figure out another interesting place to go. We were thinking about Bethany Beach...I'm gonna research that a little. I hope we come up with something good!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
|As we pulled up to the site where Caylee's remains were found Jose Baez and Chaney Mason were getting out of Chaney's pickup truck.|
|You can see they are checking out the place.|
|Here's the path that goes back into the woods were Caylee's remains were found.|
|Here's what the Anthony's home looked like in June 2010.|
|Dh had to make an air conditioning repair in the motorhome|
|The motorcycle parade through town|
|Here's dh in the parade|
|Here we are at Mamasu's Pizza|
|Here's the music hall were our services were held|
|This is where Ruth Bell Graham is buried; Billy wll be buried next to her|
|Taking a break and enjoy the peacefullness of the library|
|We loved these bricks at the library..it looks like they are stitched together|
This was basically our trip. We so enjoyed it and dh really got some rest that he needed even though he drove the motorhome the whole time. I'm already planning our next trip!