And just like that February is over. — It was another month full of surprises, none of them good but we ended with a good week. Our new computer equipment is working. All wireless stuff is synced and works wirelessly (that is a miracle). The beepy stuff was not so great. We had another round with smoke detectors and the battery back-up for my computer is dead. Both give off loud annoying chirps when they are not happy. Both need new batteries. The battery in the offending smoke detector had a note that it was last changed in 2017. Oops. Buying batteries is better than buying new equipment. Cheaper too but not a lot cheaper. The beloved husband found batteries for the smoke detectors that will last ten years. We’re not sure if we will last ten years.
He’s back! – Remember the gorilla man from last summer? He was a regular who wore a gorilla mask at Starbucks. After a long lapse, I’ve been seeing him again. He’s a teacher or in a school position because he complained about returning in late August. He’s still driving his Mercedes convertible (with the top up) and I’m still wondering how a teacher can afford that. He’s sporting a mahogany tan. Maybe he spent his winter break someplace warm or it’s a spray job. It’s more mahogany than tan. He has reddish brown hair with freckles so maybe that’s just how he tans. He still walks with a regal air and is friendly to all. I’d just love to know his story.
Some things are done – The kitchen is completely done unless you count the missing window treatments and a new carpet under the table as being incomplete. I don’t. I shop when I’m in the mood. Not in the mood right now but a big dose of spring may do it. In the meantime, we are moving onto the deck project. It’s another complete redo as the old flooring is faded and the railings are full of nasty splinters.
Where did all the bloggers go? – This week a long-time blogging friend retired from her blog. She was posting sporadically in the last year or two. Now she isn’t. I’ve been very lax with my blogroll. I looked at it today and realized that many of the blogs are dead. I’m sure I’ve been connecting with new bloggers who aren’t on the list. I’m going to take down the dead ones and add new ones. If I missed you on my blogroll, send me a note (or put a comment on the bottom of this post). I’ll add you when I work on it.
Lastly the taxes – I do them myself because I like to punish myself. It’s worse than corporal punishment. Taxes are the bamboo shoots under the nails. I’ve always done them myself. At first it was because they were simple. As they got less simple, I continued to do them but whined a lot (that’s whine with an “h”). Over the years TurboTax (or any of the software programs) has made it easier. Some of the information can be downloaded directly from banks and financial institutions eliminating typo errors. There is always one sticky wicket that I fudge through. The breaking news is that I did them this week to get the TT sale price and it’s all done, done, DONE! Hallelujah!
So how was your week?