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Keeping warm during the winter

Guest post by my good friend Linda Bradshaw:

I can remember when I lived in Maine, how hard it was for me to find ways to keep warm when I was sitting at my desk, or when I was having to do things outdoors. I especially disliked how long it took for the interior of my car to warm up when I had to drive to work! I couldn’t afford to let the car idle in the driveway for twenty minutes for the interior to warm up! And my feet were always cold, no matter what I did! Most people don’t believe me when I tell them that I wore thermal underwear for ten months out of the year, but it is absolutely the truth! Maine is a cold state!

I really wish that the Internet was more advanced back then – I would have found out much earlier about the twitter sphere and social media and would have learned about the Cozy Winters website where they sell so much great stuff to help people (and their pets) cope with cold weather! I would have been a lot more comfortable back then! I would have clothes that keep me warm with batteries, foot warmers under my desk, seat warmers for my car (and a seat warmer for the bleachers that I had to sit on to watch my son’s soccer games!) In fact, I would have bought seat warmers for all of the kids to sit on when they had to sit on the bench waiting for their turn to play! It got so freakin’ cold!

Fixing up the house again

I’m back to fixing up the house a bit here and there. I went to Lowe’s yesterday and found a bunch of wallpaper, ceramic tile, and even a few discontinued ceiling fans all marked down really low. Guess what? I bought wallpaper for my kitchen and living room, a ceiling fan that already has the light on it for my living room and even got some ceramic tile for my bathroom. It’s all going to look great when I get it done. Grandma said my uncle has laid ceramic tile and would come help me do it myself. He’ll help put up the ceiling fan too. I can do it but why not let him do it, if you know what I mean.

In my living room there is chair railing and I’m going to put the wallpaper on the top and get some paint to go with it to paint the bottom part. I don’t know why I didn’t think to get it when I was there. I could have had them match it perfectly right then. Oh well, I’ll put the wallpaper up and then decide which color from it I want for the bottom. I’ll be sure and keep a large enough to piece to take back up there for them to match the color I want. It’s really cool how they do that. It’s technology wonderful!! Sure makes it easy to make a perfect match instead of just trying to find one of those paint cards to match it.

Mixed up about a Mixer

Sometimes I just have to laugh about how people can use the same word and mean two different things. For example, I was visiting my friends Mark and Sandra yesterday. Mark was talking about wanting to buy a numark mixer pro and Sandra thought he was talking about a mixer for the kitchen and she was very upset because she wanted a Cuisinart food processor! They got into a heated discussion for a few minutes before they realized that they were talking about two different types of products!

Of all the darn things

Air conditioner (free clip art)

Air conditioner (free clip art)

Here I have spent all of my saved money to redo my bedroom and now my air conditioner is acting up. It’s cool one moment and then hot the next. I dread seeing what it’s going to cost me to get it fixed. Hopefully it’s something simple and not something that will cost me an arm and a leg. I could offer them my first born but I would miss her too much, so push come to shove…………I’ll have to put it on my Master Card. At least the card I got has a low interest rate and even rewards too.

Shopping for furniture

Baker drinks tray table

Baker drinks tray table

Chris has finally moved out into her own apartment, and I have been trying to help her to furnish it. How exciting – her very first home of her own! I was hoping to get her a nice drinks tray table to accessorize her place. I know she really likes the styles of Baker furniture, and I have been having a really hard time to find baker furniture here in a local store. So I went online to see if there are any local stores that carry it, and I have found a few websites that claim to carry it, but nobody locally. And the websites that I found that show the furniture won’t even list the prices! How frustrating is that!