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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dinner And A Movie With Mom

Mom and I headed up to Biltmore Park in Asheville for what seems to have become an annual thing for us of a dinner and a movie. Mom and I enjoy going to Biltmore Park for shopping and eating out.

We ate at Hickory Tavern which we enjoyed. The service was a little slow but the it was good service. I had the Black and Blue Burger. It has to be the best Black and Blue Burger I have had. They have tons of televisions with several different games ball games on them. The main game of the night is played on a huge television in the high seat section. If you like sports Hickory Tavern is a place for you.

After we ate we heading down to the theater to see the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. I have been waiting all year for this movie. Peter Jackson did not appointment me with another great movie.

After the movie, Mom and I stopped at the Cold Stone Creamery and got some ice cream. Since it was not too cold outside we walked around and looked at the lights as we ate the ice cream. Mom and I had a enjoyable night.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Sofa and Loveseat

The new sofa and loveseat, my mom and I brought this past weekend was delivered this morning. The delivery guys did a great job at getting it in the front door. I had to take the door of the hinges so they could get the sofa in the door.

The living room looks so much better now with the old sofa and loveseat gone and the new sofa and loveseat in place. Now I can lay on the sofa and be comfortable and not have to worry about sinking into the hole in the sofa. As you can see in the pictures Rayna loves the new sofa.

One more piece in place in making the house a home. Next thing is to find a coffee table and some end tables with a couple lamps. I think the house is rest to have a party in January for my friends and people who helped me get the house. I also plan to dedicate the house at that time.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Busy With The Holidays

This month has been a busy one for me. I have been doing projects around the house, work, my online store, family stuff and holiday stuff.

Last weekend, I spend time working on my online store and it was my nephew's tenth birthday. I have been having a good month in sales so far this month. On Saturday night, my mom and I took Jason to Asiana in Skyland, North Carolina (South Asheville) for his birthday dinner.

After dinner we when to see Shadrack Christmas Wonderland at the Western Carolina Ag Center.

Then last Sunday, my sister had a birthday party for Jason at her house. I spend the morning running around town getting things for the party while she got the house ready for the house. Sunday afternoon, my brother, Tim dropped off a Christmas tree for mom and me. I got the tree setup on Monday morning and mom decorated it Monday night.

This weekend, my mom and I brought a new sofa and loveseat. The store will be delivering it on Thursday. Our old sofa have bit the dust with the string breaking so the cushions sink down into the sofa. I am not looking forward to trying to get rid of the old sofa and loveseat since the furniture store will not get the old ones away. Ah, back in t he day when the furniture store would do that. I also got new smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector for the house. I am happy to see the house come together and become more of a home.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Town Without Cell Phones

In today's world, with almost everyone having a sell phone that there is a town where there are no cell phones. I found this video on YouTube from National Geographic about Pocahontas County in West Virginia what is within what is called the National Radio Quiet Zone. The quiet zone was created for the radio telescopes in the area.

As much as I use my cell phone each day, I could not imagine living without my cell phone. Can you live in an area where you could not use cell phones?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holidays In Full Swing

I meant to start posting more but here lately I have been busy and when I do not have things to do I feel to tired to really do anything. The Holiday Season is in full swing now. Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is not that far off. When my two weeks of vacation from work and Thanksgiving break, I ended up only working 7 and a half days in November. I had been trying to work on being thankful for things in my life not just around Thanksgiving Day. The past month has been full of things to be thankful for.

I am thankful to have a job that I have vacation pay. It is good to take time off from your work to relax and get your mind on other things. Hopefully, when we get back to work we are rested and can focus better on work. As for work, it felt good to go back and here it took three people to do all the work that I do everyday mostly by myself. At work, I work hard and enjoy my job. I prefer to be somewhere else then work but it is my job that makes the other things I like to do possible. I hope I have a good balance of work and enjoying life.

I a thankful for my online store. Sales have been a little slow of later. I sent a few days on my vacation working on getting some more books listed for my customers. Sales have picked up this past week. I am looking forward to a busy Christmas Shopping season. With my new house, I am starting to work out the organization to make the listing of the items I sell easier. I have book that are not listed in my guess room and garage. The items I have listed are in my office. I need to get my friends Seth to come over to help me move the books I have left in the garage into the guest room. This will make it easier to get to the books and the guest room is a safer environment for them. At the old place I lived at I had no room to move around with the books for my store. My front bedroom was completely filled for the none listed books and other stuff. My living room was full of books that were listed and not listed with hardly any room to move around. The rest of the place was full of supplies and more books and other items for the store. In the new house, I has enough room to have all my store stuff in the house and still my room to enjoy my house.

I am thankful for my new house. Having a house of my own was one of my life goals. It feels so good to have my own house and have the responsibility that comes with having my own house. Thanksgiving was good because I had unexpected house guest for Thursday night. It was nice to have room for them and not have to worry about a landlord complaining I had people staying at my house. My aunt and my cousin with his family stay Thursday night before heading back home Friday morning. It was their first time seeing the house and they loved it. Thanksgiving Day went really good. I am glad mom had the day off. Mom and I had 14 guest for Thanksgiving dinner. I sent most of my day cooking dinner with a short break to go get my brother, Stephen, and his girlfriend, Velma. After dinner, I took my cousin and his wife and kids out to look at Christmas lights.

The only thing missing was my Love, Jo Anne. Even with them not meeting her in person yet my family has made her part of the family. My sister and aunt talk with her regularly online. I think they are almost as excited about her coming as I am. I just hate that the government is being a pain in the matter. I am sure things will work out soon for us. I am so thankful to have Jo Anne is my life. She keeps me going and brightens my days.

God has given my more blessings then I can count and talk about. My family is one of the best blessings even when they drive me crazy. Besides the time I focus on God, my family is the best part of the holidays.

I looking forward to the next few weeks and Christmas. I am planning to have a party at the house for a few friends and the realtor to come see the house. I will have the family back over for Christmas. I plan to finish the the Holidays with New Years Eve with just mom and me.