Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DEC 31,2013
 HERE I GO AGAIN... TRYING TO MAKE AND KEEP NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS WHEN I HAVE NOT YET STARTED ON THE ONES I MADE  2008-2009.

THE USUAL 
 1. LOOSE WEIGHT-- WELL  THE ONLY WAY I GAVE EVER LOST WEIGHT IS TO GET A  TERRIBLE STOMACH BUG THAT LASTS FOR A MONTH...  THAT WORKS.
 2. IF YOU HAVE NOT TOUCHED THAT ITEM IN A YEAR -- THROW IT OUT --RIGHT !      SO THAT 2  MONTHS FROM NOW YOU CAN GO BERSERK LOOKING FOR IT.

BUT AS THIS HOUSE FILLS UP, I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING..
WE ALL LOOK FOR A NEW BEGINNING.... AND AS I SIT ON THE W/C - EVERY MORNING AND LOOK AT THE CORNER CLOSET IN THE BATHROOM- I FIGURE   THAT IS AS GOOD A PLACE TO START AS ANY,,, 
I DID OPEN THAT TODAY- AND RAN SMACK INTO ALL THE HOTEL SIZE SOAP/SHAMPOO  THAT I HAVE LIFTED FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS-- IT IS LIKE AN OLD PHOTO BOOK TO RELIVE THE NAMES ON THE SOAPS.  I ALWAYS MEANT TO GET THEM INTO THE GUEST HOUSE-  AND IT STILL SOUNDS LIKE A BETTER IDEA THAN THROWING THEM OUT.. SO I PUT THEM BACK..

END OF  STORY-- TRY NEXT YEAR.

THE WHOLE PLACE S LIKE THAT-- I MUST ADMIT I NEVER KEEP ANYTHING FOR WHICH THERE IS NO EARTHLY USE... PROBLEM IS I HAVE A GOOD IMAGINATION AND CAN FIND A USE FOR MOST EVERYTHING--  UNFORTUNATELY EVEN ... PIECES OF ROPE TOO SHORT TO USE----  BECAUSE SOMEONE WILL ASK ME TO TEACH THEM TO SPLICE ROPE-- AND I CAN GRAB FOR THAT COLLECTION..

I LIKE HARDWARE- MY FATHER ( BORN IN 1900) TAUGHT ME  IF YOU ALEADY OWN IT... KEEP IT BECAUSE THE HARDWARE STORE WAS 20 MILES AWAY.  THAT WAS BEFORE HOME DEPOT...
--- AND WHAT I HAVE NOT TAKEN OFF BUREAUS DESTINED FOR THE FIREPLACE, I HAVE BOUGHT AT FLEA MARKETS. CONSEQUENTLY I ALREADY OWN 99% OF WHAT HOME DEPOT SELLS.
  FENDER WASHERS BEING MY FAILING-- BECAUSE WHEN YOU DRILL THE HOLE TO BIG,  YOU CAN USE A FENDER WASHER TO COVER THE ERROR...LIKE THOSE LARGE ELECTRICAL OUTLET PLATES  "MISTAKE PLATES"   I HAVE A READY SUPPLY OF THOSE.

I REMEMBER.....MY FATHER TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST CARS-- AND HOW HE HAD 4 TIRES STRAPPED TO THE BACK BECUSE OF THE FLATS YOU WOULD GET GOING ANYWHERE--- AND ALSO STUFFING TIRES WITH HAY....

I THOUGHT OF THAT MANY TIMES WHEN I BOUGHT THAT OLDER KABOTA--  THE TIRES WERE SO THIN I WOULD GET FLATS GOING OVER STIFF GRASS... DOZEN FLATS THE FIRST MONTH-- THE ONLY GOOD THING IS THE TRACTOR COULD LIFT ALL 4 WHEELS OFF THE GROUND BY ITSELF -- SO IT LOOKED FOOLISH PROPED UP WITH NO TIRES WHILE I HAD THEM FILLED WITH GOOP WHICH MEANS NO FLATS. LUCKILY I DID THAT WITH THE NEW TRACTOR TO BECAUSE IT IS SPORTING A SHINY NEW LARGE HEADED NAIL IN ONE TIRE ALREADY.  

IT IS A NAIL I DO NOT RECOGNIZE--  HOPEFULLY IT CAME WITH THE NEW TRACTOR...  I TAKE A VERY DIM VIEW OF  NAILS DROPPED AROUND THE PLACE-- SPECIFICALLY ROOFING NAILS-- WITH THE BIG HEAD....  THAT LAND POINT UP.....  I HAVE SEVERAL 2' LONG MAGNETS--
SOUNDS WONDERFUL-- EXCEPT MANY ARE ALUMINUM... IT IS RARE... BUT I STILL FIND AN OCASIONAL ONE IN THE FLAT FIELD FROM THE DEMOLISHED WOODEN ARENA.

IT'S TUESDAY-- ACCORDING TO THAT  CLOCK ONTHE WAL WITH THE DAYS OF THE WEEK ON IT..-- I CONSULT IT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY ( SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS  YOU KNOW)   ANYWAY  TUESDAY IS JACKIE AND SHELIA FOR REGULAR VOLUNTEERS

SHELIA AND I USUALLY RUN ERRANDS ( IN HER NICE CAR WHICH I AM TRYING TO WAIT FOR HER TO SELL ME... )  AND WHILE WE DRIVE WE SOLVE THE  DETAILS OF TUESDAY MAIL CALL CONCEPT---  IN THE CAR WE ARE MINUS THE DISTRACTIONS OF FARM LIFE IN GENERAL-  
WHATEVER WE DO  .. ALL ROADS LEAD TO DANVERS DELLI WHERE THE TUESDAY  LUNCH SPECIAL IS BBQ BEEF-- 
HOWEVER I HAVE A NEW ADDICTION -- A BLACK BEAN/CORN RELISH MADE BY MCINNIANS MARKET-- ALSO IN DANVERS...

HOWEVER TODAY  ARIOT IS HAVING SURGERY SO I WILL NEED TO BE THERE- AT LEAST  TO GET HER HAT ON... LET THERE BE A WARNING...A RIOT IS NOT THESAME AS BOO.. THIS IS GOING TO BE A CHALLANGE...  I AM NOT SURE  100% DEAF-- BUT CERTAINLY  THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  HAVING EARS UP ON BOO MADE A HEARING DIFFERENCE-- WE ALL THINK SO... SO LET US PRAY SOMETHING  SIMILAR HAPPENS WITH ARIOT...
I CAN SEE GEORGE  WINCING...  WE ARE STILL ARGUING  HEARING WAVE LEGNTHS..  THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAUSES A REACTION IN ARIOT---  NORMAL CONVERSATION DOES NOT.

IF I WANTED EVERYTHING ORDERLY I WOULD HAVE BEN AN ACCOUNTANT-- BUT I FAIL AT THAT TOO

TRY THIS ONE ON 
QUICKEN--  USED IT FOR YEARS  IS NOW DRIVING ME NUTS--- OLD PC TO NEW MAC-- OLD QUICKEN TO NEW QUICKEN..
YESTERDAY  I DISCOVERED ONE REASON THINGS JUST WERE NOT  WORKING RIGHT.. 
TRY AND EXPLAIN THIS
IF I DEPOSITED  $140 IN MY ACCOUNT, QUICKEN LISTS THAT AS A DEPOSIT OF $285.74  AND A CHECK  OF $145.74  - EVERY MONTH IN 2013 IT ATTACKS  ONE DEPOSIT A MONTH  A DEPOSIT OF 317.50  GETS  ENTERED IN QUICKEN AS  285.74 DEPOSIT  PLUS A CREDIT  31.76.  TO SOME  CATAGORY
COLLEEN SAYS THE BALANCE IS CORRECT-- TRUE... BUT IT RAISES THE DEVIL WITH   TRYING TO FIGURE EXPENSES...

THE OTHER BIG NEWS IS THAT --- THE GENERATOR IS IN  AND WILL BE WOKING ? TODAY?-- ( PASSED INSPECTION)   AND WE BEGAN ON THE HEAT/FURNACE PROJECT. ALL THAT IS THANKS TO THE EXPLORE.ORG GRANT
BECAUSE OF  SOME EXTRA MONEY IN THE FUN FUND  I DECIDED TO GO WITH THE SYSTEM WHICH DOES A/C  ALONG WITH HEAT...  THAT WILL BE  A THRILL TO THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE SWELTERED THRU A FEW DAYS  WHEN E ONLY RELIEF WAS TO WET EVERYTHING DOWN WITH "MISTERS" -- THAT DOES WORK A BIT ...... BUT PROPER A/C WILL BE A LUXURY.

 ON WE GO

3 comments:

  1. CARLENE, YOU SOUND JUST LIKE MY MOTHER WITH THE CREATIVE USES FOR EVERY SCRAP. AND BECAUSE I KNOW SHE READS THIS TOO, HI, MOM! ;)

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  2. THE HOMELESS SHELTER IS A GREAT PLACE FOR THOSE HOTEL SOAPS AND SHAMPOOS...

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  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU DO GET DONE EASILY IN WHATEVER ORDER IS NEEDED :) HUGE HUGS TO ALL SDP FAMILY & FRIENDS!

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