Friday, September 24, 2021

Anna and Elsa from the movie Frozen. My granddaughter Celeste and her cousin Lili have several costume dresses and they can play dress up for hours and I have gotten the "Frozen" bug myself.

 Good Morning,

 I have been up for almost 45 minutes lol. I have a doctor appointment today. Just a check up and I have put it off twice now so I have to go to this one. They are going to send me to the lab for bloodwork before my cataract surgery on the 4th so I really need to get this one done and over with.

 Yep Edna, I knew that I had changed my text to blue. This one should be light blue. I am playing around with my fonts and colors.

 I read that we are going to have a big update but I can't find any more information on it, even when I try searching. It is odd, but I read the same thing about a huge update for the iPhone and now can't find any information on that. Just the release of the new iPhone 13. It is really ridiculous the amount of money that a phone costs, My first one cost $60.00 a month and I didn't have service half the time. I do have to say that I am spoiled with my iPhone. I doubt that I will ever go back to a android again unless I just have to. It's not heavy or bulky and I don't have to push a lot of buttons to get to where I need to go. I really like that!

 I never thought about my having a pet crow Steve. I like that idea. This morning he had a couple of pieces of frosted mini wheats and some grapes. I guess I spoil even the crows lol.

 No word on or from my advocate. I call every day so I figure that they will get tired of me calling eventually. I called the state of Nevada the other day to get the number for the medical handicapped office but it is the same number that I already have. I have to say that I am not impressed with Nevada's health care at all. I am having way too many problems with the doctors here and Karyn moved out of the apartment that she shared with Jonathan. She and her boyfriend found a house finally and Jonathan said if I wanted to that I could move back with him. There are a lot of pluses to that, Jonathan is quiet and laid back. It was Nathan and Jonathan together that made it hard because Nathan, I love him very much but Nathan is very hard to live with. There is a lot more to this story and when I have some extra time I will let you know what it is.

 But I have to get in the shower and get dressed so I can be ready to go to my appointment so I will talk to you all later... Take care everyone... BB


Thursday, September 23, 2021

A Beautiful Day

We are still having the smoke from the wildfires. This photo was taken just a couple of days ago.

 My Blog settings are not doing what I want them to do but that is nothing new. I hope that your all doing well. We are alright here and just wish that it would pour down raining for a couple of days to get rid of these wildfires. Just when they think that they have a handle on it, then another one is started from the wind sending ash and with the drought conditions the ground is so dry and the under brush just ignites and that is all that it takes to start the fires blazing once more. We just pray for rain. That is about the only thing that is going to help put them out. That and the strong winds need to calm down.

 So there isn't really any news to report. The weather is just gorgeous. The high today is 78 degrees and the low is 49 degrees so it is really nice. 

 On Monday I was outside with Matthew and he said Mom look over your shoulder. There was a crow inching his way over to me. I usually have some kind of treat for him so he came looking. He left when he realized he wasn't getting a treat. I was prepared the next morning tho and he has been hanging around a lot more. He is still a baby. 

 We have a lot of sea gulls and they are pretty wild. They are not as easily trained as the crows. I still love to watch them and try to be up so I can see them but they are usually really early with the bats. We have tons of bats that roost in the trees and they are like clock work. If I am a single minute late getting outside then I miss them and can only see a few stragglers that come by.

 I had to go to see my podiatrist. He takes care of my feet and I had him look at my pinkie toe as it is so sore and I can barely wear my shoe on the left foot. I started complaining about it back a few weeks ago when Courtney's parents were here and I had Courtney look at it. She said it was red but didn't see anything wrong with it. Well he x-rayed it and it is broken in 3 places. I haven't done anything to it for it to be broken. No stumps, nothing that I can recall and since there is nothing that can be done about it I said "Well now I know why it hurts!" I swear I am falling apart piece by piece lol.

 I have some things that I need to do soon. I guess I need to get busy with it. I have a sink full of dishes to wash but I will have to wait until Courtney is off work because her mic picks it all up so I guess that will teach me to wash the dishes after dinner at night. I was not feeling good last night and so I didn't wash them so I will make sure that I do tonight so I won't have so many. I hope lol.

 Have a great day tomorrow and a awesome weekend. Hugs to all and take care. BB

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hi, How Is Everyone Doing?


Hi, I really hope that everyone is doing alright. We are fine here. Knock on wood no-one is sick.

 This is a old Bruce Willis movie and if you want a uplifting funny movie this one is just awesome. I got it for Courtney and I to watch and we tried but it was one thing after another that we turned it off and said We are going to finish this tomorrow night lol. Well before I knew it tomorrow night was a week later. We made a mistake and invited Megan to come and watch it and we made it about 20 minutes into the movie and she had one phone call after the other and we decided that we were not going to invite her to watch a movie with us again. Courtney and I want to be able to actually watch the movie. We finally succeeded in watching the movie and it was hilarious. I had seen it before when it first came out but Courtney had not seen it so it was a real treat for me to see her relax and just sit back and lose herself into the movie. 

 I ordered 2 other movies for my son Matthews birthday. He has loved these movies so much and I had been thinking of things to get him so I ordered Over The Top with Sylvester Stallone and Black Dog with Patrick Swayze and he and Courtney went to the Pepper Mill to spend the night and he took the movies with him. That Boy! He was supposed to have checked out there Venue for their wedding but instead they went to eat then just enjoyed being in the suite but he ended up laying on the couch the next day and we all watched the movies together. Over The Top is about a truck driver that fights for custody of his son. I didn't think about that when I ordered the movie but it resembles what Matt is going thru now fighting for Alex. 

I didn't get to finish my post the other day. I actually need to go back and read over what I had written. We had seen cock roaches come up thru the drains so Courtney contacted the office and from what we were told they had found a infested apartment and they evicted the people and after they were gone, they sprayed it and gave all of us in the 6 units a 24 hour mandatory notice that our apartments would be fumigated. We had sufficient time to pack our things up and the 24 hour notice was to remind the residents and if they were not prepared then it could result in a steep charge and possible repercussions. So we started in one room and then after it was all done and we could get back in, it was late so we just did the necessities like getting the beds remade and moved back into place, I worked in the bathroom to get it back in order and Courtney worked in the kitchen for our coffee pot lol and since she had to work the next day and Alex had school we were racing against the clock for the kids bedtime and at 11:45 I went to see if I could help her in her room. She was laying on her bed and I could see that she was nearly asleep and she tried sitting up and fell back onto her pillow. I asked her "Would you like for me to just shut off your light?" and she said that would be wonderful. She was up bright and early the next morning tho. She had to get Alex off to school and clock in to work so the girl was up. I won't say that she was bright eyed and bushy tailed but she was up lol.

 Here I am several days later posting again! It has just been so crazy around here. I thought that I would be able to at least finish this over the weekend but that didn't happen. 

 I have these suction grip bars that I used on the shower. Back last Christmas I told Courtney that her shower wall was loose and she said that it had been like that and she had a work order put in and all that they did was come in and caulk the top of it and left. So it has been loose all this time. She said that it had been loose since she moved in but she put in a work order a couple of years ago because it was getting worse.

 Well there was a leak in the apartment below us and they came upstairs to see if we had a leak and the maintenance men told the office that my grip bars had pulled the wall loose and that is why they had a leak in the apartment below us so the office called Courtney and told her that they were going to come in and install a new surround shower wall but I couldn't use my grip bars and so Courtney said that they could pull up the original work order and the woman said "I'm not going to argue with you about this" and Courtney said alright "I will have my mother in law contact her advocate in this situation because she needs those bars because she is at risk of falling." So I contacted my advocate only to find out that she has either moved to a different position with the company or that she is no longer with the company and I would be assigned another Advocate and guess what? I have left message after message with the department that handles this. The office told Courtney that my advocate would have to hire a contractor to come out and put the bars in professionally because they would have to screw into the sheet rock. Yeah right.

 So the maintenance man was supposed to have been here at 10:30 Friday morning and told Courtney that there would be no noise because she reminded them that she works from home. Well they didn't show up until 3:30 Friday evening and yes there was quiet a lot of noise. Enough that Courtney had to call the rest of her work shift out. They left at exactly 5:00pm with only half of the wall put up and said that we couldn't use it for 24 hours. We all needed showers but we put it off. We skated thru. Sunday and the water was shut off most of the day for some reason but at least it was back on so that everyone could have a shower except me. I was waiting for hot water and I was just super tired so I thought that I would just get mine in the morning and that was when I called you Edna and was going to get my clothes and be ready to step into the shower and Matt had a court hearing and said "Mom I need your room and you cannot be in the room as it involves Alex." I said Ok I just need to get my clothes and I grabbed my pants but got a pair of shorts instead of the t-shirt I planned to wear and no socks and no shoes. My ride transportation called me to say that they were on their way so thankfully Matt walked out of my room and I dashed in and got ready but I just had to go to the doctor smelling like YUCK! When I got home the water was off again. Finally I was able to get my shower but no shower grips. Thankfully I have my shower chair. I never put weight on those grips. They are just there so when I turn around I have my hand on something just in case I slip but I have a wonderful bath mat and my chair so really it is a comfort thing but I will not put them back up because if for some reason I forget to take them down and the maintenance men have to come back up here in the future and see them on the shower wall Courtney might get in trouble and I wouldn't want that so I will keep trying to contact the advocate program and find out who my new advocate is and why no one has returned my calls.

 Matt failed breakfast this morning. He put the kids some french toast sticks in the microwave for a minute. One came out fine and the other plate burned to a crisp. lol. But he walked Alex to school and so all is good except the smell of burned toast haha.

 I gotta go. I want this posted today so I will say have a great day or evening where ever you are... BB


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