I just went through my emails and checked my bank account online and realized I paid two payments this month on the Sleep Number bed that I bought recently.
Bought that and my living room furniture on one of those promotions with no interest. I was having auto-pay from my bank pay $300 a month to both Sleep Number and the furniture store where I bought my recliner and couch.
So instead of paying $600 this month toward paying both the bills off, I somehow managed to pay $900. I think what happened is I went to look at one of the accounts and auto-pay was turned off for some reason.
So, afraid the payment wouldn’t get made, I signed up again. And thus somehow managed to pay $600 for June instead of $300. Because obviously it wasn’t turned off even though it appeared to be online.
Do you ever do that? Forget things a lot? I’ve been doing that more and more. Which is why I set up auto-pay in the first place. To make sure my bills get paid because my often addled brain doesn’t always remember.
Oh well, it just means everything will be paid off in two more months instead of two more months for one and three more months for the other.
Three things happened in the last week that caused me to spend money I had not planned on spending. Charlie with his back condition needing laser therapy. Though with aging pets you have to kind of expect there will always be something.
Then something else happened last week that I hadn’t planned on but I’ve already forgotten what it was. As my Granny used to say, I’d lose my head if it wasn’t tied on.
Then in all the crazy rain we’ve had recently, Nathan had his kids in his pickup truck about a mile away when he went through a flooded intersection with water already up about two feet high.
He didn’t have much choice but to keep moving. The water was already up to the bottom of his doors. Water rises fast when the rain is coming in like that. So it came up high enough that it messed up something with his truck. I’m not technical enough to recall what it was.
I followed him in my car last Sunday to make sure it wasn’t going to break down while he drove it a bit to see what exactly was wrong. Lo and behold I watched water pour out from underneath his truck for several miles. And the truck had already been sitting a few days.
Now he’s got to locate a local auto shop that will lease him space. I guess it has to go up on one of those car lifter thing-a-ma-jigs.
He had to order parts online to fix it. Which was an expense he could ill afford because he has to pay child support for three boys. His head is rarely above water.
And I need chores done that I can’t currently do.
Being nearly 7 feet tall, he can easily clean the blades on my ceiling fans that I can’t get up on the stepladder to tend to right now.
He can take everything off the shelves I had him put on the wall in the kitchen and clean the shelves. Which unfortunately haven’t been cleaned for over three months because that’s how long it’s been since I sprained the darned bad ankle.
I can have him haul off heavy stuff to the Goodwill. I’m going to probably get rid of most of the dishes I own except for the white ones I use daily.
Seems a bit silly to have several other sets/almost sets of dishes in my home when I can only eat off one plate at a time. Other people who really need them could be using these dishes instead of their just sitting around here gathering dust.
So if anyone who lives around here wants those cute cottage-y dishes that are polka dotted and plaid that I used to show off on the hutch, you’re welcome to them. Email me and come get them. There’s also some other dishes, two here and four there, etc.
The older I get, the less I want to have to mess with.
Oh, and he can get the shop vac and suck up all the dead crickets that I just discovered under my kitchen sink. I hate to admit this, but they must have been there since before Ivy came to live here last October. Because she is a cricket killer extraordinaire.
Seems they came to their sticky fate on those sticky pads that were put under my sink to catch any mice that might get in. I have to say, after I put those electrical do-daddies in six of my electrical outlets a few years ago, I haven’t had any trouble with mice.
One of you actually told me about them and I ordered them from Amazon.com. The pest control guy here told me they don’t work. But I told him that I beg to differ. They’ve worked for me.
I forgot all about those sticky pads that were under there and thus many crickets met their demise. I should be looking under there more often. If I’d have pulled out all the gallons of vinegar and such that I keep under there, I’d have seen them months ago.
Ivy does such crazy things. Sometimes when I’m on the floor in the morning doing my stretches, she lays down on her back beside me.
I figure if I could just train her to do the stretches with me then she could potentially become a YouTube sensation and earn her keep.
Well, this post was filled with a bunch of stuff about nothing much. Sorry about that. It’s my daily life.
At least it has pretty garden pictures. Well, I guess that’s really in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it?