Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What Part of "No Phone" Don't They Understand?

I recently ran out of minutes on my phone. I couldn't believe that people still expected me to call them.

What Part of "No Phone" Don't They Understand?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My New Wheels

I just received a gift from a wonderful woman in New Hampshire - a check, just because.. I used it to buy a new set of wheels since I'm going to be car-less for a while yet. At least I can pedal up to the corner store when I need to.
It is a cheap bike. That was my budget, but everything works. no rust, good tires, chain and crank ok. I would have rather had a drop frame but couldn't be choosy. At the price I got it, I could easily upgrade when I get the chance.
I took it out for a half-mile spin when I got it home. I thought I was going to die. There are muscles that haven't been used in way too many years. I was wobbly-kneed when I got back. I guess I"ll have to work up to it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tankless Child

I got up the other morning and went to light the stove to make some toast. The stove wouldn't light. I thought that was odd since I had just filled the 20 pound tank a week ago. They usually last three or four months. When I went outside to check it I discovered why the stove wouldn't light. It was GONE. Someone, and we think we know who, had disconnected the tank and stolen it while I was sleeping in the camper.
I really couldn't believe that someone would do that. It wasn't even the money so much, but the fact that I didn't have the money to have my spare tank filled for another week, when my Social Security check came in. That meant no cooking. I have an electric coffee maker so I would have hot water and a rice cooker for rice and pasta, but that was it.
I make it though the day eating cheese sandwiches, but didn't want to live on that. I had been wanting to get a little crock pot. Now it seemed like an essential accessory. I have an electric grill, but couldn't find the cord for it It's in here somewhere but it could take months to find it.

Yesterday A friend said she would be sending some dog food over by way of another friend. When he arrived he had not only the dog food, but some food for me and took my tank and had it filled. Wow. Someone is looking out for me! I really am blessed and rich in friends.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wow. My stuff on Zazzle was selling yesterday. My best item are the Hard of Hearing buttons. I guess they are filling a need. I know I need to get one. I hope the upward trend continues.
I also had a wonderful miracle last week. A woman I met online offered to send me some yarn that she didn't need. I said I would use it. When the box came, I thought it was awfully heavy for yarn. It was 3/4 full of FOOD including packages of dog treats. There are truly angels out there!