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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Oh My, The Heat Feels Sooooo Good

January 16, 2018

Good morning.  Gosh, I didn't want to get up this morning.  I've gotten very little sleep these past few nights so my body was very over tired.  It was difficult getting to sleep last night, but when I finally fell asleep, I just wanted to keep right on sleeping all morning.

Even Pogo was enjoying sleeping late without being wrapped up like a snowball and being stuffed into a pile of blankets.  Yup, wearing just a sweater, he jumped up on his little couch, fluffed up his blankets, snuggled down into them and fell asleep.  I have to tell you, it feels good to be warm again.

Yesterday the guy showed up to fix the remote starter in my car, and now that works too.  At least it did when he got done working on it.  I haven't tried using it yet this morning.  Now I'm just waiting for the new burner company to call me and let me know when they will be able to come out and replace my old oil drum. 

Today I may even dig up the energy to do a bit of grocery shopping.  The cupboard is getting a bit bare.  No, we're not out of food, but there's less to pick from when mealtime rolls around.  For supper tonight, I think I'll order Chinese food for Pogo and me.  Our favorites are Pork Fried Rice and Pork Lo Mein. 

A couple weeks ago, I started making a baby blanket.  Once I started, I realized that I did not have the colors that I wanted, so I ordered new yarn and set what I was working on aside.  (I'll finish it later)  The new yarn order came a few days ago and I started a new blanket.  The colors are Teardrops (light blue) and Lily Pond (blue, green and white variegated).  Gosh, they are so pretty together.  Here's a photo of a small bit of the blanket.

I also took a new photo of the Amaryllis plant out in the house.  All it's blooms are open and it is really gorgeous. 

In a little while, I need to call my house insurance broker and find out why I haven't gotten the bill yet for this year's insurance.  It's not that I'm in a big rush to pay another huge bill, but I need to get it taken care of for my own peace of mind. 

In looking at my calendar, our trip to Florida is getting ever so close.  Just six more weeks and Pogo and I will be off to sunny Florida.  It's time to start planning on what to pack for our trip.  It's good to have something happy to plan for. 

Now it's time to get dressed and think about re-stocking the pantry.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The QP Link Has Been Fixed

January 15, 2018

Good morning.  Wow, what a week it has been.  In the last six or seven days, I only had about sixteen hours of heat.  While I had the heat, it really did feel wicked good.  However, the burner man that I've been using for so many years seems to unfix something every time he comes out to fix something.  In the past week, he was here twice, both times he left me with no heat. 

Last Thursday when I called him, I was hung up on twice, got four no answers, and they knew that I had no heat.  Needless to say, I now have a new company.  I called these new folks last Friday and they said they could come out today.  Their repair man was here early this morning, and in less than an hour he had my heat working. 

(p.s.)  The old company told me on Saturday that they would not be coming back to fix my "no heat" problem until today.  So far, they have not called or shown up.  Some company, huh?)  If they show up I'll tell them that they are no longer needed for any services.

I showed him the different things that the other burner man had said were the problem, and was amazed at the new information that this new fellow told me.  I have to replace my oil tank.  The old burner man told me that I should wait until summer to have it done, that that would be the best time.  This new guy tells me that technically I should not be getting oil deliveries until the new tank is installed.  What if the weight of the oil broke the tank open?  Hmmmm?  Oh gosh, I don't even want to think about what would happen then.

I've already gotten a price from the new company for the installation of the new tank and the removal of the old tanks (there are two of them).  Now I'm just waiting for a call from the guy who will be taking out the old tanks and putting in the new tank so that I'll know when they are coming. 

I have to say that it will feel good to try to sleep and not be wearing a scarf, a sweat suit and a flannel robe to bed, while climbing under two really thick blankets.  Pogo will be very glad too that I won't be wrapping him up like a snowball and tucking him under the blankets at bedtime to keep him warm. 

One problem down and one more to go.  Today, someone is supposed to be coming to fix my car's remote starter.  They were supposed to be here last Friday, but it rained so they rescheduled for today.  I'm hoping that this appointment goes as well as my burner appointment. 

I had a comment the other day that the link for the quick page was not working.  I immediately got a new link and downloaded the kit to make sure that the new link was working.  So if anyone had a problem with the last quick page, please try to download it now.  It should be working fine.  (It is posted on Friday, January 12.)

The phone just rang and it was the fellow who is coming out to fix the remote starter on my car.  He says he is on the way and should be here soon.  Well, that is good news, I hope.

Before I take my leave, I want to share an adorable sign that I borrowed from the web.  My daughter Audrey is going to be getting chickens next Spring.  This giggle made me think of her.

On that note, I need to get busy here.  There is so much to do today.  I've done very little lately because it has been too cold.  Now that the heat is coming up, I have lots to do.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

No Post Today.

January 14, 2018

There's no post today.  I'm busy trying to take care of furnace problems.  As soon as I can get the heating taken care of, I'll be back.  Meanwhile, Y'all have a great day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Just One More Day Of Warm Temps

January 12, 2018

Good morning.  Today is cloudy, but a bit warmer.  The temperature right now is 53F degrees, and should get up to about 59F degrees later today.  This is awesome but there's only one more day of warm temps, so enjoy it!  As for the indoor heat, I'm working on it. 

I've deduced that the problem is between the house thermostat and the furnace.  I'm trying to call the burner repair man but it seems that their mail box is full and I will have to call back later.  Is there something wrong with this picture?  I just tried calling back and the woman answering the phone hung up on me.

Ok, so now I just called back again, and got a rather testy greeting from the owner of the company.  He finally decided to call one of his repair men and said that I would get a call so that the repair guy could set up an appointment for me.  Now I definitely know that I need to change companies.  I have been a good customer of this company since back in the 90's and I'm not happy with the way they treat me as a customer. 

I am getting a little heat out here, so Pogo and I are not freezing.  Besides, I have the little fireplace if I need it.  Now if I could just get the rest of the heating problem fixed, all would be well. Wowsie, it's always something when you own a house.  Especially a big old one!

I was browsing through some of my really old files, and I found a lot of quick pages that are from 2009, 10 & 11.  Some of them are favorites of mine, so I thought I would recycle a few of them.  Here's one from 2009.  I hope you can use it.

Here's the download link:

Today someone from the company that installed the remote starter in my car is supposed to coming out to fix it.  It's out of warranty, so I'll have to pay a fee, but if it gets fixed it will be worth it.  We have more cold temperatures headed this way and the remote starter will be a huge help to me.

I promised to post the answers to yesterdays puzzles, and here they are.  I hope you had fun with the puzzles. 

Now I have some dishes waiting in the sink that need washing.  Then I'll have to decide what to make for supper tonight.  It's always a challenge coming up with ideas for meals that Pogo will eat.  I'm off now, so till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

When It Rains, It Pours

January 11, 2018

Good morning.  Today is going to be nice and warm outside with temps maybe as high as 50F degrees.  Now if only I could figure out how to get the indoors nice and warm.  SIL Eddie stopped by yesterday after work and checked the thermostat.  It appears to be working.  It just doesn't call any heat to my part of the house. 

This has happened other winters.  It just hasn't lasted as long.  I'm hoping it straightens itself out soon.  I must say though, that there is one bright side to all of this.  My little Pogo has been right with me, all curled up in blankets and tucked beneath a warm afghan.  Together we keep each other toasty warm. 

As if this wasn't bad enough, I got my new electric bill in the mail yesterday.  Would you believe?  For one month, it is $875.00.  That's more than double the last month's bill.  It almost doesn't pay to turn the lights on anymore.  I can't think of anything we've done differently this past December than we've done any other month that would cause such a huge increase in the billing. 

I don't have any new photos today so I thought I would post some Dover puzzles for you to enjoy.  Each puzzle has two identical photos, except that there are five or six differences in each of the pictures on the right.  Can you find them?  Have fun, and I'll post the answers tomorrow.

Well, my coffee is stone cold now, so I think I'll make myself a hot cup of cocoa and watch TV for a while.  On that happy thought, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs,, Edna B.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Little Heat Would Be So Nice

January 10, 2018

Good morning.  Gosh, two beautiful days have just gone by and I still haven't gotten out to do my errands.  And it looks like today won't be any better.  I'm frozen.  The furnace just doesn't seem to want to send heat to my end of the house.  Brrrr!

It's no wonder I woke up yesterday with a chill.  Today the chill is even chillier!  Pogo and I spend most of our time cuddled together beneath a blanket and an afghan.  It's not convenient to wear mittens indoors, so I keep my hands beneath the covers too. 

I will have to ask SIL Eddie to come by tonight and have a look at my thermostat.  I did not ask him to come by last night because he had a union meeting after work and got home late.  My thermostat does not seem to be working at all.  I keep checking it, but the reading on it doesn't change.

Today I won't be chatting very long.  It's too cold to just sit here.  Even my coffee won't stay hot long enough for me to finish drinking it.  So, I'll just post a new quick page for you, then I'll be gone.  This page is for all of you who are born in January.  Although it comes in many beautiful colors, the Garnet  is most often found in Red.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm going to climb back under my warm blankets.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Dealing With My Wonky Furnace

January 9, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is shining and it's going to be another beautiful day with temps in the low thirties.  I may have to wait until tomorrow to go grocery shopping though because I caught a chill during the night.  Hopefully, it will be gone later today.

I just opened the inside door so that I can keep an eye out for the mailman.  Yesterday, I waited all day to give him some mail but the mail never came until after 5 p.m.  Hmmm, I wonder why that was.  Maybe our regular mail carrier was having a day off and his replacement got a bit behind?  Ah well, I'll ask when the mail comes today.

Yesterday was a rather quiet day around here.  I really didn't do very much.  Well, I washed the dishes, cooked for us, and not much more.  I did play on the computer for a while.  Nothing creative, just fun stuff.  I resized a few pictures for puzzles, then I spent a couple hours doing jigsaw puzzles on my laptop.  This is super relaxing.

I don't have any new photos to post today so I thought I'd give you a couple more coloring pages.  These are freebies from Dover  If you go to their website and sign up, they'll send you freebies every week.  Coloring is good for the soul, so have fun.

Today the heat in the house is acting wonky.  Sometimes when it is working really well out in the main part of the house, it doesn't come to my part of the house.  When that happens, I just have to wait for it to find me before the place starts to warm up again.  That's what is happening today.  Thank goodness I have my little fireplace.

I talked with Deanne yesterday, and her ankle is healing very slowly.  This is what happens as we get older.  It takes much longer for the body parts to heal.  My friend Beth has been sick these past two days too.  Last night, she was going to go to the clinic.  I'll give her a call in a while to see how she made out.  Here's hoping that everyone gets well really soon.

Now I think I'll make a fresh cup of hot coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.