Monday, March 31, 2008

Newspaper Problems

This is getting ridiculous. Last week the paper arrived at 6 AM two times and the rest of the days it was nearly 6:30 and Sunday it was almost 8 AM before it came.

I called again to complain. She said they would deliver one right away. It is nearly 8 and it has not arrived yet. The paper office should make a deal with the Garbage dept to deliver the paper. They could deliver the paper since they get here long before the paper carrier does.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Plumber Issues

Last night when I was doing the dishes the drain in one of the sinks wouldn't drain. The other one was sluggish but not as bad. So I got out my little book regarding such things. The name of the book is Talking Dirty by the Queen of Clean. I look up drain problems and the Queen said to pour one cup salt down the drain and one cup of baking soda and follow with a kettle of boiling water. So I did and it spit and sputtered around, but I needed a plunger to get it started. I do not have a plunger for the kitchen sink so I went to Ace Hardware. It is just a hop skip and a jump from here. I walk into the store and Ace has all these eager beaver dude's all over the place wanting to help. I told him I needed a plunger. I also told him I had poured in a cup of salt and a cup of soda and a kettle of boiling water. He busted out laughing and said "that isn't going to work, you need some of this". They have about 50 varities of drain cleaning products. He handed me one and I looked at the ingredients and read to him. It says "ingredients are salt, baking soda and boiling water". He started laughing again. I finally decided he might know best so I bought the stupid stuff and he finally found a good plunger. I came home and used the plunger on the sink with the water in it and Swoosh away it went. The drain is clean as a whistle and I have an unopened bottle of Liquid Plumer Gel for sale.

That Queen knows what she is talking about. I have always used that method on the kitchen sink because it is usually built up grease and that is all you need to clean it out. You should use it when the sink starts getting sluggish and don't wait until it's a full blown problem.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Medical Business

When you have a medical test done, and don't hear anything, don't assume everything was hunky dory. I had one done recently and after waiting for nearly a week I called the DR's office. She said they had not received it yet and would notify me when they did. I wait another week and didn't hear anything so I called the testing place and asked when they would be sending my report to the DR. She looked it up and it had been faxed to them the same day the test was done. I told her that the DR. had not received it. She said "I will fax DR. Roller another one". I asked "Who, is DR. Roller"? Now they have the correct DR. maybe I will hear, but if not my next call will be to the DR again.

If it isn't the paper boy it's the medical place. Why is everybody always picking on me?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rocker Granny

Life just gets faster here in the fast lane.

I got my rocker/recliner up to 5 miles an hour today. The paper came on time and that's an amazing feat. At least it is for my paper carrier. I finished a blanket I have been working on. It's a blue baby blanket that I crocheted. I sell them on Ebay. I haven't listed it yet. I really like the looks of this one. I think I'll make about 4 of them and list them at the same time. I bought pink yarn today. I make different patterns.

It is almost my bed time, which is 9 pm. My get up time is 4 AM. No, I am not crazy. I just can't sleep any later and it doesn't matter what time I go to bed. So don't give me any advice about that.

At least I posted something.

Til next time.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


I can't believe myself. At last I remembered my sign on name. I have been frustrated for a week with this blogger thingie. I was using a different email and it didn't match the one I signed up with. Duh.... I bet I remember the next time.

My paper boy forgot that he was suppose to leave a paper at my house yesterday morning. I don't know how long he has been leaving a paper here and one day he forgets? That just seems strange to me. I heard him go by and watched his tail lights go down the street. The day before the paper didn't come until 7 AM. So I called the paper office and complained. They delivered one and even had the paper carrier bring me one. He didn't forget me this morning. Sometimes if we learn things the hard way, we remember it better.

The weather is turning from winter into spring. That is a nice thing.

Now that I remember how to sign on I will writing in my blog more. Maybe.