Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday 04.30.2016

Another great day!

Worked.  Had a nice day with the Best. Co-Workers. Ever. 

Discharges finally left late afternoon, and we staffed down. I left about an hour early.

Had supper and a quiet night.

Tomorrow is another work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday 04.29.2016

Wow, end of the month all ready.

Another great day.

Rainy gloom moved out this afternoon, and sun broke through. Birds singing, feeding on the bugs and worms coming out of the ground, and I've seen a couple of birds with nesting material in their beaks.

Did a load of laundry, moved some boxes around, went out for a few groceries that weren't at the other store I went to yesterday.

Had supper, read a little.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday 04.28.2016

Another great day!

Getting things shifted around.

Went out this afternoon to change address at the financial institutions. Seems we can create complex passwords and pin numbers, change them at intervals, have "secret" security questions, and yet not be able to change an address online. Ack!

I stopped for a few groceries while I was out, too.

Fixed a yummy supper and ate, cleaned up the kitchen, spent the rest of the evening on the computer changing addresses. I think the majority are done now. And the few that needed a phone call, take forever. Another 1/2 hour or so, each. Ack, again!

Becoming accustomed to this place. It's kinda nice.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday 04.27.2016

Another great day!

Worked on getting a closet organized this morning. After not having much in the way of closets, one would think it would be simple. I guess it will be when I get it figured out...

Had a great meeting this afternoon, with lots accomplished.

Came home and had supper. Went outdoors and swept the driveway, moved some things around in the garage, the basement, and the kitchen.

A quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow I hope to get a few more box contents settled.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday 04.26.2016

Another great day.

Busy. Then busier this afternoon.  Ack!

Got the work done, then finally finished the documentation and clocked out.

A quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow is a meeting in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday 04.25.2016

Another great day!

Worked with the Best Co-Workers Ever, saving lives.

Tomorrow we'll do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday 04.24.2016

Another great day!

Sunshine and mostly blue sky.

Spent most of the afternoon outdoors.

Frank came over and helped me rake and bag (no burning inside the city limits). A whole lot different than the old house--we were done in an hour!!

After he left, I was sweeping the sidewalk. The neighbors on the driveway side came out to meet me.  Nice people. Was happy to meet them.

I fixed supper and ate outdoors, too. I've found an area in the back that's a little sheltered from the breeze, and the fence blocks some of the traffic noise. Cleaned up supper and went back out to the front. I trimmed the potted plants, then trimmed one of the larger bushes next to the front porch. There will be a lot more cutting done as the season goes on.

Shower, and a quiet night.

Work tomorrow.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday 04.23.2016

Another great day!

A bit cool this morning.  I went out to sweep the driveway of "tree droppings".  There is a maple tree in the yard whose buds are plentiful and create a lot of debris on the the driveway and whatever else is in the way.  I've moved the car back in the driveway to stay out of the fall zone as much as possible. Another tree on the other side of the drive, in the neighbor's yard, has beautiful white blossoms on it. Those will be falling soon, some in the driveway.  I'm sure I'll appreciate the maple's shade while it's leafed out.

A nice phone call, the back outdoors.

I was able to pick up all the branches and other debris that was in the back yard, and I trimmed/cut back some foliage. The sun was warm with just a light breeze. It was very pleasant.

I'll try to get the front yard tomorrow.

A quiet evening.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday 04.22.2016

Another great day!

Had a nice first half of the day at the J.O.B.  The second half got a bit more busy.  We all got our work done and clocked out mostly on time.

A quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow is errands and chores, and I hope to find the bottom of more boxes.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday 04.21.2016

Another great day!

Spring drizzle/light rain on and off, mostly on, most of the day. The birds are picking at the bugs and worms.

After the morning meeting, the plumbers came over and repaired a leak and connected the outdoor faucet that had been overlooked? when the remodel was done. The drain guy also came over--he was here for a couple of hours.

He ran the snake thing quite a ways out (about 20 feet, I heard him say to the guys) before hitting the big snag.  He worked and worked it, and found it to be roots. He pulled out a couple of huge chunks of roots. Maybe 2 gallons or more, if I compare it to a milk jug. Happy to have it done, and to have a landlord that is prompt with repairs. (so far...)

While he was roto-rooting, I cleaned the glass in the china cabinet before putting that back together. I've emptied several boxes, moving other stuff around and organizing. It's nice to be able to walk through, not stepping around and over. I'm getting there.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday 04.20.2016

Another great day!

Went out for a few groceries, and got gas before the price went up. Bonus!

While doing laundry, during the second load, I hear water splashing.

I see water dripping from the waste pipe. A steady stream. I snapped a picture and sent it to the landlord.

She texts me back, saying the maintenance guy will be here soon.

He shows up, looks at it, tightens the bands at the connections, but it's still dripping. (he put the cold water hose from the washer into the drain pipe and turned it on. We could hear the water backing up after a bit.) Turned the water off, and it drained away before long. He said he'd contact the plumber.

In the meantime, I called the city, who sent the big truck to check the sewer line in the road.  He ran the giant snake thing clear down to the next manhole. There was a small amount of debris, he said, but unlikely that that was causing the problem. And from the house to the main line in the street is the home owner's responsibility. Yikes.

Since I'm the first resident in this home in at least 3 years, there are likely to be little problems. I hope this landlord continues to be prudent with repairs, as she has so far.

I fixed supper and ate, cleaned up, and continued getting boxes out of the center of the rooms. It's getting tedious, but I'm making progress.

Tomorrow is a morning meeting.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday 04.19.2016

Another great day!

The first part of the work day was pretty nice. I had my work planned out. I was going to put my lunch in the microwave to heat up, do some charting/documentation while that was happening, eat lunch, then do the second half of the day.


Admissions came in.  Got them settled, surgicals came back to their rooms, and doctors had not rounded to discharge their patients. *whew* Finally got to eat said lunch about 2:45.  Ugh.

I made it through to the end of the shift, happy to clock out.

Home, snack, a quiet rest of the night.

Tomorrow, maybe I can find a box or two to empty.....

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday 04.18.2016

Another great day!

Sure looked beautiful outside--worked today.

We had a good day with enough help and the Best Co-Workers Ever.

Put the top down on the convertible for my (1.1 mile) commute home. I could have gone for a drive of some sort, but I was tired, and looking forward to NOT going over to the old house.  Ahhhh....

A quiet night.

Tomorrow is another work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday 04.17.2016

Another great day!

Made the LAST TRIP from the old house.  Sure feels good to be done. Thanks to the helpers, F and M and C, and J and P.  And the Two Men and their Truck.

The van is vacuumed out and put back together.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday 04.16.2016

Another great day!

Sunshine and warmer temperatures. I put the plants out on the front porch, put the cushions on the glider, and took my breakfast out there. It was delightful to be able to be outdoors without freezing.

I got ready and went over to the "old" house. J & P met me over there to change out the thermostat back to the one that was there when I moved in. They also helped me load a lot of the stuff out of the garage.

Back at the "new" house, we got the van unloaded, he put the preferred programmable thermostat on for me, and they left. Thanks so much for the extra hands, it was much appreciated.

After supper, I went back over and finished the garage. The only thing left in there is that pretty white car. I'll try to get that over here tomorrow.

I also got most of the rest of the items from the house. Tomorrow I should be able to finish up.

A lovely shower and a quiet rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday 04.14.2016

Another great day!

Worked the floor the first half of the day. I found coverage for the afternoon so that I could attend a meeting.

Very productive, as time is closing in on the Education Fair.  In the 20's of May, it will be here quick.

After the meeting, I went over to the old house. I worked out in the garage, taking a van load back home. It will be only a couple more trips, and I'll be done.  Whew!

Unloaded, fixed supper and ate, cleaned up, and a quiet night.

Tomorrow is a work day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday 04.13.2016

Another great day!!

Up and showered, breakfast, and the Comcast guy showed up.  Turned out that the "set top box" was bad, and the modem wasn't programmed correctly either. He changed out the box, called/reprogrammed the equipment, and, wa-la! a picture on the television!

I got myself ready to go.  Stopped for a couple of errands before going to the massage.

Leah did her magic, like always.  She worked out the yucks that had accumulated from my moving activities. I felt so much better right away.

Went over to the old house, mostly finished the inside.

Back home, unloaded, put a few things away, fixed food and ate, had a nice phone call.

Tomorrow is a work day with a meeting in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday 04.12.2016 Moving Day

Two Men and their Truck came this morning.  The guys were personable and careful; loaded and unloaded and placed, total 3 hours 15 minutes. Totally Awesome!!!

I spent the rest of the day shifting things around, trying to make it look like home. It sure feels better here with the furniture.

Tomorrow is a late morning appointment, then a massage in the afternoon. I'm ready.

Thank you for reading.  Hugs.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday. 04.11.2016

Another great day!

I was pretty a key this morning, and felt like getting in a tub of hot water. Hmm. I looked at the new tub. Filled it up, and 10 minutes later I had climbed in.

Ohmygoodness, what a nice tub. I thoroughly enjoyed my soak.

Now I was ready for breakfast.

Ate, finished putting away things that I had brought last night, got the things together that I wanted to take over to the house, and was on my way.

The guy showed up to take out the rented water softener. The basement is all but done.

I worked all day and got the house ready for the truck. I enjoyed being outdoors cleaning the garage of the debris from the new roofing job. What a big help that everything had been covered. There sure is a lot of grit created.

Frank came over before work and disconnected the electronics in the entertainment center. He loaded the television and some other pieces into the van because we didn't have boxes for them.

Several stops on the way home, looking for a turkey baster to get the last little bit of gasoline out of the snow blower. Finally found one, so they'll be able to put that in the truck tomorrow.

I'm pretty excited to have the furniture coming over. And that I'm almost done!

Frank stopped over after work and unloaded what I couldn't.

Big day tomorrow!

Thank you for reading..  Hugs.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday 04.10.2016

Work again, a much better day.

Went over to the old house, loaded the van, came home, unloaded, put away what I could.

Tomorrow the rental water softener comes out.  I'll get the loose ends ready for the moving truck scheduled for Tuesday.  They will take the big heavy stuff.

Did a little yoga and calling it the end of a day.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saturday 04.09.2016

Another great day!

Very busy the first part of the day.  So glad to have the Best Co-workers Ever. We would have appreciated having another team of two nurses but that's not how it worked out.

After work I went over to the old house and sold the dryer. Yippee! I was sad to see it go, but I don't need it any more. The washer is coming over Tuesday.

After they left, and I loaded up the van, headed back home, unloaded the van, put things away, and got ready for bed,.

Tomorrow we get to do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday 04.08.2016

Another great day!

Enjoyed breakfast, worked at getting things and boxes moved around and put somewhere until the rest of the furniture comes on Tuesday.  The good part is that there is only a little bit left to bring over, at least for the house. The garage still needs to be finished.

The Maintenance guys and the plumber came to repair the leak in the water line. I was just on my way out for groceries; I left them to it. Pleasantly surprised that there wasn't much of a mess to clean up.

Put the groceries away, finished in the basement, fixed food and ate, went over to the, now old, house. Worked over there for a few hours packing. Loaded up and came home. All 3 bedrooms are now empty except for the larger items for the movers. Pretty amazing.

The snow this evening is surely beautiful. I brought the shovel with me in case I need to scrape a path out to the garage in the morning, as tomorrow is a workday.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday 04.08.2016

Another great day!

I was awakened by someone knocking loudly on the door.  Ohmygosh, it's 9 o'clock!  The maintenance guy was here to check on the water leak. I was sleeping pretty good, too...

I got up and let them in.  After seeing what it was, he went out and called the plumber, who will be here Friday afternoon.  We started talking about the house in general--the two guys who were here were who did the rehab work.  It was great to hear their stories, and they showed me some "before" pictures. Amazing.  I got the feeling that they liked the way I was taking care of the house so far.

They left, and I ended up laying back on the bed for another 20 minutes or so.  I got to feeling quite "punky".

I didn't do much after breakfast. Dozed off in the LazyBoy several times while trying to do computer stuff. And I was so cold all day.

Later in the afternoon, I finished putting away what I had brought over yesterday. I also re-assembled a shelving unit and put things on it.

Back over to the old house after supper. I wasn't feeling much better, but now I was warm (hot, actually).

I packed up some of the china cabinet, got a load in the van, and came back home after a couple of hours.

Tomorrow I need fresh food, and I'll get another load over. It's almost done...

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday 04.06.2016

Another great day!

Enjoyed a long warm shower this morning.  And didn't run out of water.  (It's nice having a new water heater)

A good meeting, and something in the cafeteria smelled really good. I was pleasantly surprised with a delicious lunch.

A couple stops on the way over to the old house. I worked the rest of the afternoon in there.  Packing and cleaning.  Scrubbed the bathroom, vacuumed.  Loaded the van and got home.

Had a bite to eat, then unloaded. Good thing I'm almost done--there's not much more room!

The truck comes next Tuesday, and I'll either be totally out then, or have just small stuff to finish.

Unloaded, half unpacked.

Tired tonight.

Tomorrow the maintenance guy will be here. I discovered a leak in a water line. I took a picture and sent it to the landlord, then put a bowl under it to collect the water.

I hope to rest a little in the morning, get some more things settled in, and go back over and get another load.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday 04.05.2016

Another great day!

Worked, and extremely busy, before even getting a complete report. Very challenging working without a "map" of who-needs-what-when.  All part of health care, I'm thinking.

We finally were able to catch our breaths somewhere close to 1pm.  We went over our assignment carefully to make sure everyone got the care they needed.  And we had been able to do what needed to be done. We were all ...  frazzled, that's all.

The afternoon was somewhat better, but still very busy.

I went over to the house to pick up a load, went to the new house, unloaded and unpacked some, got a snack, and worked on my project.

I finally got it done!

Tomorrow is a morning meeting.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday 04.04.2016

Another great day!

Worked with the Orientee. We were busy, and the work load needed both of us. She did a nice job.

Went to the little house after work,  picked up a load, came home and unloaded.

Tomorrow we get to do it again.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday 04.03.2016

Didn't sleep very well, the first night in the new house. This house makes a lot of noises. I got up a couple of times and walked around. Just house noises.

I had a great day anyway. Put things away for a couple of hours. Fix food, ate, put the empty boxes in the van, and went over to the other house. I spent a few hours picking up, sorting out, taking apart, and got a load together. Loaded, over to the new house, and unloaded.

I had a little snack, and put away what I had brought over for the kitchen. I think both kitchens are done now. Well, the new house has a little "settling" to do yet.

Upstairs to the bedroom and bathroom, got those rooms unpacked and put away what I could.

Tomorrow is a work day. Time for my nap.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday 04.02.2016

What a great day!

Moving in the snow - - such fun!

Frank's friend, Maureen, is truly awesome.  The three of us moved my bed, a great start on the garages, and the majority of the rest of the kitchen.

After packing and loading the second load  (M can put more in a vehicle than I can, and I can do pretty good), we called for take-out food. By the time I got over to the house, they had her truck unloaded and put away in the garage!

I set up a folding table and chairs, and we enjoyed our first meal in the new house. It's beginning to feel like home.

M put her snow-soaked jacket in the dryer, I had another one for her, Frank had brought his laundry (lol), and we got the van unloaded in what seemed just a few minutes.

They went on their way; I spent the next 3 hours or so putting the kitchen together, the refrigerator and freezer things away, and putting bedding on. Whew, that was one awesome day!

I felt much better today, just a little sinus swelling. That was sure strange stuff yesterday.

Tomorrow is mandatory extra hours in the afternoon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday 04.02.2016

Got to work; my turn to float. Right after doing a procedure with one physician, and accompanying another on rounds.

I started sneezing, eyes watering, and nose running. All at once. It was embarrassing, trying to work and having a sneezing fit, nose dripping. This lasted all morning.

The unit I was "helping" on had a decrease in their census by noon, and didn't need me any longer. I went back to my own unit, checked in, and enjoyed my lunch, amidst sneezing, nose runs, and blinking eyes.

The good news was that I wasn't needed any more. I finished a couple of loose ends and left.

Went to the new house and unloaded the things I had brought. I wasn't intending to stay, but surprisingly, the sneezing stopped. Nose slowed down, too.

I ended up taping the seams in the dryer vent (why wasn't the flexible vent duct installed?) and organizing most of the basement.

Home, I fixed supper and ate, had tylenol and motrin and read a little. No more sneezing or snotting, just a little watery eyes. Not sure if it's allergies or illness. Time will tell.

Hope to get at least one large load over tomorrow. I'll be ready to start staying there soon.

Thank you for reading. Hugs.