Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Yesterday, in-between rain showers, they were working on the connecting road.
Getting closer to being open, but...
...today it is 57 degrees and raining.
No paving today.
I really do wish we could send some of this down to the drought areas.
I had the strangest thing happen to my TV remote.
I accidentally pressed the button right below the power button that is marked "DVD receiver/TV" and now the remote won't work at all and I can't undo that button press for love or money.
I am hoping Dagan can fix it tonight when they come over. If not I will have to buy a universal remote. Just blows my mind that they could have a button (and right next to the power button) that could screw up your entire remote? And why can't you undo it? I've even removed the batteries overnight...nothing seems to matter. Anything I press, that button flashes for a bit and then goes dark. *sigh* I guess this means I should be very careful where I put my fingers, eh? LOL!
I don't know if you remember but last year both my tall fans died. Leah came by Friday with a couple of new ones--tada!! That Karma. If she can't lay on something new she sprawls out next to it.
It's hard to explain why I need three fans to cool off my little one-bedroom apartment, but I'll try to show you. I need one at the end of the living room down by the big windows aiming into the room...
...because they put the AC in the wall so that it faces the porch door! The cool air blows across the far end of the room and not into the room.
In order for the cooler air to make the U-shaped journey into my bedroom I have to help it along or it takes days to get in there--LOL! I have a fan at the other end of the living room up near the hallway and have that one blowing into the hallway toward the bedroom door.
And then I take the fan I use in my bedroom window and put it on the floor in my bedroom door to aim it into the room.
I know. Pretty silly, eh? But it works. I am sleeping better since I have had the house closed up and all the fans on. Even when it has been cooler (and it has been cool up here this year), the humidity has been up there almost all the time since spring. Which has led me to the discovery that the dampness could very likely be setting off my arthritis. I am never sure what makes the pain flare up (and I'm sure the humidity isn't the only thing) but I have generally had sharper pain since spring. So, now that I can get the dampness out of the apartment...well, maybe I might feel better and get more done around here. ;)
I really have been feeling a little better. Pain is less sharp. Sleeping a little better. I don't want to jinx it, but (knock on wood) I feel downright hopeful!! :):) Who'd a thunk it, eh? That the humidity would make that much difference? We'll see. Could be it was a fibro flare just getting better all on its own, of course. But I am beginning to believe that it was the arthritis all over my body that was giving me more pain than the fibro.
Sorry. Don't mean to complain about my aches and pains, but I am just excited--thinking positive. :):)
I watched the strangest claymation movie on instant Netflix yesterday. Mary and Max. It was based on a true story--made me laugh and broke my heart. The claymation is fabulously quirky (and not for kids). I wondered how I never had heard of this movie when it has Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette as the main voices? Probably because it doesn't exactly fit into any normal category? Made in Australia? Very odd friendship? Unsettling and haunting? Anyways, I will watch it again. I seldom watch a movie more than once. If you click on the title IMDB has a trailer.
Well, you'd be proud of me--maybe--ROFL! I got the car out for a spin in between showers and even burnt out some carbon, as they say, going briefly at 70mph on the freeway! Whoohoo! I start to worry about her starting--must be close to a month since I drove her last. No problem. :)
Anyways, I hope you're having a good day and it's a perfect week. :):)
"The store was closed so I went home and hugged what I own."