We finally made the switch to cell phones and are getting rid of our landline. We sent out mass emails to alert friends and family of this, but if we missed you, just drop me or Nathan a line and we’ll give you our new cell #’s. We got the Samsung u-420 phones. Pretty cute, small, and light. It’s one of the sliding phones instead of a flip phone. I need to find a sticker or something to put on my phone cause it’s the same color as Nathan’s phone.
Nathan got a newer, faster computer for gaming recently, so I’ve inherited his old computer. It’s a pain to re-install everything! Very time consuming! I’d pay to have someone do this for me! I think I’ve finally got all my basic things on my new computer, thankfully, after doing this for hours. Ugh! So far, I haven’t much noticed that it’s is faster than my old computer… but I haven’t really done much on it yet.
Our garage sale was a pretty good success. Surprisingly, we had a busier day on Friday than on Saturday. The clothes and stuff that were priced 50 cents each all sold out… one guy bought me out when I still had 29 pieces left! I gave him a decent deal for taking all of them though. The stuff that didn’t sell well was old computer monitors, and LOTS of cables and adapters for electronics. Just about all we had ended up at Goodwill. I learned that people do not want to pay more than 50 cents for adult clothing at a yard sale. They were,however, willing to pay $1.00 to $5.00 for baby clothes, especially name brands in good condition. Sold all our “big” stuff like a nice classical guitar, computer desk and glider with ottoman… that was nice to get those gone. Sean earned enough money to buy a new Star Wars Lego set. It’s his first “big boy” set of Legos. And so begins the days of finding tiny Lego pieces all over the house and clogging up the vacuum cleaner. 🙂 I’m glad the sale is over. It was a lot of work!
Sean and I went to pick some apples at a lady’s house today. She put up a free ad on Craigslist for free apples, and she let us pick to our hearts content. I got over 50 apples, I’d say. Nathan and Sean will be happy to have some homemade apple pie. Maybe I’ll try my hand at apple cobbler. Maybe even some apple cake… hmmm, that sounds good.
I really miss going berry picking. We used to do that every summer when I lived in Virginia. Anyone know of some places in NM where you can pick some berries?
I had some guys come take a look at the fridge today. They replaced the relay, and it seems to be working. The freezer is blowing cold air and he said that it should be making ice in about 6 hours. Woot! It will still take until about tomorrow morning for the refrigerator to be down to 35 degrees though. The company I called happens to be the same company that Sear’s would have sent over… in 2 weeks. I lucked out and called them directly and had to wait all of 1 day… even less, not even 24 hours. Woot, again! I wonder how much it will be to replace all of our numerous condiments that prolly spoiled! I think I managed to save the mustard, A1, and a couple salad dressings. At least we have A1… that’s important. 🙂
I awoke this morning to a freezer than had melting ice, and thawed out meat. Yay. The fridge also seems to not be as cold as it should be. Yay, again. So, I put all the meat into bowls, filled them with the non-melted ice, and they’re in the fridge right now. I posted a Freecycle ad for “Raw Meat” and got so many responses! I’m glad that it won’t be wasted, at least. My mom is on her way over with some bags of ice. We’re hoping to at least save some milk for Sean, and so we can eat cereal for the next few days, and some other refrigerated items. We also have tons of (now thawed out) bread that needs to be eaten, so I have a feeling that PB sandwiches are gonna be on the menu. Yay (seriously… I love PB)! The repair places seem to all be booked up until Monday, maybe Saturday at the soonest. Sears couldn’t even get us in until the 17th!!! Ummm… that won’t do. Anyone know a good fridge repair person looking for work? The funny thing is that we were just looking at our budget and we wanted to keep enough money saved to replace a large appliance, so I was pricing refrigerators on the internet last week to see how much we needed to save.
Nathan and I installed a new kitchen faucet tonight… all by ourselves! We are, by no means, Mr and Mrs. Fix-it, so this was quite a project for us. We had some trouble getting some plastic washers off the old faucet so that we could pull it out, so we ended up drilling several small holes in them to weaken them and then we were able to get them off. Thankfully, someone had that tip on the internet. If you have a choice of how to install a faucet, do not use the plastic washers! They are a PAIN to get off! The new faucet attached with a locking not and some screws instead… much easier! Hooray for kitchen faucets with sprayers!