Thursday, April 16, 2009


I went grocery shopping, then came home and put everything away. I decided that I had better go to the bank. When I got home I decided to do some touch up painting on my kitchen. I finished with the blue paint, then went out to get the white. I could not find it anywhere, and was cussing Rick under my breath wondering where he put the paint. I decided to do a little grouting above my stovetop. There is a small gap between the wall tile and the hoodfan over the stove. I taped it off and then mixed the grout. I grouted, cleaned up, and then took the tape off. Guess what? The grout all came out with the tape. I was so fustrated by this time I just quit. If I had continued, I would have messed it up with the mood I was in. Rick told me we used up all the white paint. I will have to buy a quart for touchups. I hope your day went much smoother then mine. I love you all !!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I got my car back today, finally. I am happy about getting my car back, but not happy about the price. It cost me $1123.00. Can you believe it? Before I went to pick up my car I went to pick up my TV that was in the shop. It was $125.00. To say that I am broke is putting it mildly !!!!!!
It is VERY windy here today, and soooooo cold. The wind just goes right through you. I needed to do yard work, but not in this weather. I got a letter from the adoption agency. They said that I had not provided them enough information. I guess I have hit a dead end on the search for my sister unless I want to pay a huge fee. That is all the information that I have. I would truly like to give her the opportunity to know her background if she wants to know. I am thinking about going to we tv's site and checking out the locator, but really don't want to be on tv.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Well I finally got up the nerve and called the Los Angeles County Adoptions bureau. I left my name and number. They called me back in about 15 minutes. The guy took all my information. He said it would take awhile, because of the backload of cases. He said that I would definately hear back from them in time. He asked if I wanted to contact her. I said only if she wants it. I told him that I didn't want to intrude into her life, that I just wanted her to know her heritage if she was interested before something happens to me. He said they would contact her if they find her and give her the option of contacting me, but they won't give me her information without her consent. I told him that I totally understood. I explained to him that my Mother is dead now.
I have to take my car in to the garage tomorrow. Rick hasn't been able to fix it and I need my car !!!!! I was very lazy and didn't do much today. I did walk with my friend. The earthquake in Italy is not too far from her family. She called early this morning and they are all fine. They did feel the quake though. Her mother is 91 and has a broken leg. My friend is going in May for a couple of months to relieve her sister for a while, because the Mother can't get out of bed with her leg. She is fixing to start physical theraphy. Hopefully she will be able to walk again.
Bri I am sorry that you don't feel well. Just remember it won't last forever. I love you.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rick borrowed his friend's computer and hooked it up to my car. It said that one of my spark plug coils is bad. They don't use wires anymore. I didn't know that, so you are never too old to learn. He ordered me all new plugs and a new coil. He was going to replace all the coils but the man said to just replace the bad one as they are $30.00 apiece. He went to pick them up and will fix it tonight. Sometimes I get very upset with him, but he does do a lot for me and Garrett with our cars and the yard. He also saved me big bucks by stripping and painting my kitchen cupboards. I guess I should be grateful for the little things. !!!!!!
I did a lot of yard work today. I am now very achy and sore, but it feels good to get it done. I am paying for it though because my heart just went into fibulation. I absolutely hate it when it does that because I get dizzy and it is hard to breathe, because my heartbeat is so rapid and erratic. I guess I will shut up and go take it easy. Tootles

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Why does everything break at once? The television in the living room broke so I took it to the shop. It is going to be $125.00. I went out this morning and got in my car to go grocery shopping and my car is broke. It sounds like it is only firing on a couple of cyclinders. I don't know what is wrong, but it sounds expensive. I have to take it in to the shop, but I am waiting for Rick to see
what he can do first. It only has 39,000 miles on it so it shouldn't be anything major. Ha ha huh?
I had my air conditioning and heating serviced Monday, and had the GE repair out yesterday because my new frig had what looked like rust spots on the freezer drawer. He said it couldn't be rust because stainless steel does not rust. He was able to get it all off with a special cleaner he had. He said something must have gotten on it at the factory or in the warehouse. I have had it with problems and am going to crawl into a hole and hibernate for a while. !!!!!!! Care to join me?