March 24th, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Growly morning

My throat doesn't hurt this morning, but I still have a lot of congestion. So the allergy theory is winning this morning.

I called Powers about my car. Growl. The used transmission we had installed last November may be endangered by the used torc converter that's slipping. I'm crossing my fingers they'll only have to replace one and not the whole thing again. We took this chance when we opted for the 30 day warranty option, I suppose. And hey, it lasted thrice the warranty before showing signs of failure...

I want a new car. And that's not likely to happen for months, if that. Flar's business is still barely limping along -- his big client from last year still owes him money, and there's still no word on a big client for this year. Money stress sucks.

I forgot to mention that I found my glasses after all. Go me!

Now, on to the really fun stress of updating the checking balance, and entering all the bills. Ew.

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Talked to Powers about car
    It needs a replacement torc converter; they'll inspect the tranmission for damage and advise
  • Called Autotech to reschedule AC leak check
  • Update Quicken:
    • Sort mail
    • Enter receipts, checks and deposits
    • Enter credit card receipts
    • Post new bills
  • Filled out & signed TLS Enrollment forms for the boys
  • Replace burned out lightbulbs
  • Tidy family room
  • Vacuum Big Three
  • Mop Big Two
  • Pick up Triptik
  • work on Erosul web site
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Start laundry
  • Get Flar's signature on Enrollment forms
  • Drop off Enrollment forms
  • Pick up Critter's cornet
  • Groceries
  • Finish laundry
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Check on car at Powers
  • Print bowling forms
  • Bowl
  • Drive a second grade field trip to the planetarium
  • Chess Club
  • Start the Treehouse
  • Current Mood
    okay okay
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Mid-morning

I took a short breather, and ended up opening bills while my computer restarted. Sigh. Glad I'd exited from Quicken before the restart.

Trudge, trudge, back to work.

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Talked to Powers about car
    It needs a replacement torc converter; they'll inspect the tranmission for damage and advise
  • Called Autotech to reschedule AC leak check
  • Update Quicken:
    • Sorted mail
    • Entered receipts, checks and deposits
    • Entered credit card receipts
    • Took a breather to de-stress
    • Post new bills
  • Filled out & signed TLS Enrollment forms for the boys
  • Replace burned out lightbulbs
  • Tidy family room
  • Vacuum Big Three
  • Mop Big Two
  • Pick up Triptik
  • work on Erosul web site
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Start laundry
  • Get Flar's signature on Enrollment forms
  • Drop off Enrollment forms
  • Pick up Critter's cornet
  • Groceries
  • Finish laundry
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Check on car at Powers
  • Print bowling forms
  • Bowl
  • Drive a second grade field trip to the planetarium
  • Chess Club
  • Start the Treehouse
  • Current Mood
    working
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Well, at least it's over

I can't turn in the enrollment forms until Flar gets back, as they require both signatures. I'm glad he'll be home tomorrow to help figure out what to do about all the bills. It looks like we run out of money sometime next week. And that's just paying automatic stuff. Sigh.

Now I can take out my frustrations on an innocent house. Dustbunnies beware!

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Talked to Powers about car
    It needs a replacement torc converter; they'll inspect the tranmission for damage and advise
  • Called Autotech to reschedule AC leak check
  • Updated Quicken:
    • Sorted mail
    • Entered receipts, checks and deposits
    • Entered credit card receipts
    • Took a breather to de-stress
    • Posted new bills
  • Filled out & signed TLS Enrollment forms for the boys
  • Replace burned out lightbulbs
  • Tidy family room
  • Vacuum Big Three
  • Mop Big Two
  • Pick up Triptik
  • work on Erosul web site
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Start laundry
  • Get Flar's signature on Enrollment forms
  • Drop off Enrollment forms
  • Pick up Critter's cornet
  • Groceries
  • Finish laundry
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Check on car at Powers
  • Print bowling forms
  • Bowl
  • Drive a second grade field trip to the planetarium
  • Chess Club
  • Start the Treehouse
  • Current Mood
    frustrated frustrated
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Well that was a mild-workout

Carrying three bags of light bulbs, phone, glass cleaner & paper towels all about the house, along with a three-step step-ladder. I feel like I've actually accomplished something. And now I have light over my chair in the family room, over my shower and over the jigsaw puzzle.

Sometime this week, I need to just sit with my laptop in each of the boys' rooms, to supervise cleaning. Well, Tigger's isn't so bad, cause Starmaiden made him clean it Thursday night. But Critter's is a wreck.

I've just enough time to catch up online before I'm off to carline.

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Talked to Powers about car
    It needs a replacement torc converter; they'll inspect the tranmission for damage and advise
  • Called Autotech to reschedule AC leak check
  • Updated Quicken:
    • Sorted mail
    • Entered receipts, checks and deposits
    • Entered credit card receipts
    • Took a breather to de-stress
    • Posted new bills
  • Filled out & signed TLS Enrollment forms for the boys
  • Replaced 23 burned out lightbulbs
    One socket is not working, and one ceiling fixture center post is loose
  • Tidy family room
  • Vacuum Big Three
  • Mop Big Two
  • Pick up Triptik
  • work on Erosul web site
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Start laundry
  • Get Flar's signature on Enrollment forms
  • Drop off Enrollment forms
  • Pick up Critter's cornet
  • Groceries
  • Finish laundry
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Check on car at Powers
  • Print bowling forms
  • Bowl
  • Drive a second grade field trip to the planetarium
  • Chess Club
  • Start the Treehouse
  • Current Mood
    accomplished accomplished
bundled up, walkabout, snow

There's happy space in the house again

I got Critter and Tigger both to help, and we've gotten the family room nice and clean. I took the vacuuming job, since it takes determination to get Flood's hair out of the black carpet. In exchange (since the family room is supposed to be their cleaning chore), Critter vacuumed the kitchen for me.

Before we worked in the family room, I got the boys to empty the dishwasher sink and recycling sink. So now I'm going to go wash all the hand-wash and finish wiping down the kitchen counters, which I started when I was cooking dinner.

Flar's coming home tomorrow. I'm not sure whether he or I will make it to the house first, as he said something about getting here around noon. I think I can get the family room/kitchen/jacuzzi room looking welcoming for him to come home.

Meanwhile, my allergies are having a field day with all the dust I've stirred up, changing light bulbs and vacuuming and stuff.

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Talked to Powers about car
    It needs a replacement torc converter; they'll inspect the tranmission for damage and advise
  • Called Autotech to reschedule AC leak check
  • Updated Quicken:
    • Sorted mail
    • Entered receipts, checks and deposits
    • Entered credit card receipts
    • Took a breather to de-stress
    • Posted new bills
  • Filled out & signed TLS Enrollment forms for the boys
  • Replaced 23 burned out lightbulbs
    One socket is not working, and one ceiling fixture center post is loose
  • Picked up Triptik
  • Got a temporary fix for Tigger's glasses, and ordered a replacement temple
  • Bought new sunglasses
    Flood ate my orange ones
  • Bought a new phone cover
    yellow smiley faces on a purple background
  • Cleaned family room, including dusting the mantel and clearing off the coffee table and end tables
  • Vacuumed family room; got Critter to vacuum kitchen
  • Read Ozma to the boys
  • Wipe down the kitchen counters
  • Wash dishes
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Start laundry
  • Get Flar's signature on Enrollment forms
  • Drop off Enrollment forms
  • Pick up Critter's cornet
  • Groceries
  • Finish laundry
  • Mop Big Two
  • work on Erosul web site
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Check on car at Powers
  • Print bowling forms
  • Bowl
  • Drive a second grade field trip to the planetarium
  • Chess Club
  • Start the Treehouse
  • Current Mood
    chipper chipper