Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

It's turned out to be quite an exciting week!

1. The car door finally got repaired. It took 1.5 days and I had to deal with SP being home all day instead of at work, but the door looks great now. As for the rest of the car... It seems to be accumulating dings and scratches and such at an alarming rate.

2. Monday around 12:30 pm my phone rang. I had just gotten out of the shower and I was so hungry that I was yelling at SP to please make me lunch before I passed out.

"Hi. It's X from XYZ. I'm coming to look at the wheelchair."

Me:"Ummm. ? When??"

X:"In 15 minutes..??!"

Me:"Ummm... really? This is the first I've heard of it. Don't you call people in advance anymore? To make sure they'll be home? Common courtesy?"

X:"Uhhhh they told me they called you last week and set this up..."


I even checked my call log. And nope. No missed calls, no answered calls, none at all from XYZ. Since I was home and SP was home I said to come over, but... kinda angry at XYZ company.

Plus side: I have new wheelchair brakes so I won't roll even when locked anymore. Minus: They ordered the wrong tires, front & back.

3. This afternoon I was in the bathroom when the doorbell rang. Sigh. I didn't even try to get to the door. It's just too difficult when you're... occupied and you use a wheelchair and you aren't actually in the wheelchair because you're... occupied... Anyway, I went to see what it was about when I was done (package? note?) and as I rolled to the front door I looked out the window and saw a huge truck and orange cones. My first reaction was AAGGHHHH WHAT NOW????? Water? Gas? WHAT???

Nope. Just our tree guys, here to do the tree work. Surprise!

4. So today I've been watching the tree guys and girl do their tree thing. So far I am loving the new fewer trees landscape. So much so that I am going to convince SP that we need to remove all the trees in the front yard. This would mean an additional 3 hemlocks plus some shrub stuff. Today I've been saying good-bye and good riddance to 3 crabapples, 2 birch, and 2 hemlocks plus a bunch of branches from overgrown trees. Ahhhhh.

5. The suddenly in the 40's at night thing has killed the basil, mint, and parsley. The chives, thyme, and rosemary look salvageable. Not sure about the oregano & tarragon. The rest of the garden? Dead. Just a few lingering reddish tomatoes, waiting to be picked.

6. This cold night thing also means our house is getting quite chilly. Last Sunday we turned our heat on because it was 67 degrees in the house! Except for a few late afternoon/early evening hours, it's been about 70 degrees in the house. My feet, hands, and nose are so darn cold. I pulled out my slippers the other day and today I pulled out a sweatshirt. Brrr! (We keep our heat at 68 in the winter but in winter I wear much warmer sweats and sweatshirts and wool socks.)

7. I managed to read only 1 book this past week: Landline from Rainbow Rowell. I must have enjoyed it because I couldn't put the book down and banished SP to the basement for an evening. However, I had a problem with the 'magical phone' and 'time traveling' that 'transported/connected' 2014 Georgie back to 1998 husband when she called him on the 'magical phone.' I always have issues with these kinds of science fiction like things - they just aren't my cup of tea. But I enjoyed Georgie thinking about her marriage and her job and her priorities and what she really wanted.

8. Since it feels like fall, I'm kinda sorta finally OK with all the pumpkin spice stuff BUT then again, all the super early pumpkin spice hype was overkill and I find myself wanting to punch someone whenever I hear 'pumpkin spice.'

9. My anti-pumpkin spice feelings led me to use my BOGO Yankee Candle coupon to purchase Pomegranate Cider and Apple Spice candles for fall. No pumpkin scent. I love the Pomegranate Cider scent.


  1. I agree. This was indeed an exciting week. Particularly with regard to your wheelchair and car, as they both received the repairs they needed. Your problems seem to getting fixed slowly, but surely. Hopefully, the next one on the list is fixing the dings and scratches left in your car. That way, you can finally have it back to its former glory. Good luck!

    Rhonda Burgess @ Bob Dunn Hyundai

  2. I totally agree with you! It seems that you really had an exciting week. It's pretty cool that your car and wheelchair were already repaired, although it took a long time to get it fully fixed. Anyway, I hope that you will not encounter these kinds of problems again soon. In any way, thanks for sharing this! All the best to you!

    Victoria Robbins @ Diviniti Auto