Long time no write… 2/1/2013

Wow, it’s been many months since I’ve posted anything.  I’ve gotten out of practice and now need to learn it all over again.  I see WordPress has changed….damn, I hate change.  I had 81 spam comments.  I sure am glad that WordPress caught all of them.  If it hadn’t there would have been 81 triple X-rated comments posted.

It’s cold as hell today but was close to 70 degrees two days ago.  You don’t know what to wear from one day to the next around here.  It’s 30 degrees out but feels like 17 due to the high winds.   Luckily I have lost 13 pounds so that I can now wear tights underneath my pants without feeling like a badly stuffed sausage. 🙂

I might start working in another department at Miller Toyota next month. That will mean working from 8 to 5 with weekends off.  My inspections and chases will be limited to weekends only.  It sure will be different, that’s for sure.  I’m so used to working 7 days a week with having mornings free.  It will take time getting used to, but having weekends off will give me time to fix a few things around the house….like spot painting the downstairs living room and doing something about the concrete floor.

My central heater is still broken, pending a $700 part plus labor.  The other week it went down to 8 degrees and my kitchen downstairs was right at 37 degrees.  It was time to rig up something to warm it up a bit.

Knowing that I would sooner or later invest in a Mr Buddy propane heater, I went ahead and ordered one with a 12 ft hose.  It came last weekend…lol…while it was warm.  Go figure!

I ended up putting the heater in the kitchen and the hose out of the window.  So that the  HOA would not write me up, I bought a cheap 5 dollar plastic tub.  Cut a hole on the side and put it upside down over the propane tank.


Even on low, the heater puts out an incredible amount of heat.   It sure is nice not to have to get into winter gear just to get a cup of coffee.

mr buddy heater

Financially things are looking up.  If everything goes according to plan, the failed business debt will be paid off in about 9 months.  I can just about taste freedom. 🙂  Then it will be time to decide what to do with the townhouse and some serious shopping for a used camper van will begin. I’m down to choosing an older Roadtrek, Chinook, or Pleasure-way.  As long as it’s a class B, not longer than 20 ft, has a shower and can fit in a parking spot, I’ll be a happy woman.

Time to catch up on the blogs. 🙂

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