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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taking My Sister Her Stuff

My sister Lisa just moved into a new group home in Leicester, North Carolina. Mom and I took Lisa, her stuff that she left at our house. She seems to be happy since she is closer a close friend of hers and her social worker. We have known two of the staff members for for years. One of the guys, Chris, who works there used to be best friends with my brother Tim when they were teenagers. Back in the day where you saw one you saw the other. His sister also works at the group home.

Mom and Lisa enjoying there visit.

The view from the group home.

Mom and I enjoyed our trip to there to see Lisa and her new place. We talked with Chris and his sister for a little. On the way back home mom and I enjoyed dinner at a Chinese buffet in West Asheville. Mom said she enjoyed her trip and dinner.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wacky Video Wednesday: Millennials in the Workplace Training Video

I found this video so funny. Thank God it not true of all Millennials. Unfortunately, it is true of a few of them.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Trying To Get Back Into Doing Things

While it has been awhile since I regularly posted here. I am trying to get back into the swing of things with things outside of work. Getting started is the hardest part sometimes and I also have been dealing with a little depression the past few weeks. My depression is lifting. I have dealt with depression since my since teenage years. I have found ways to deal with it where I do not take medication. I am glad my depression has not been so bad I needed to take medication.

I plan on getting back to doing the Photo of the Week, this week. I also plan to get back into doing post for my Spiritual Places, Spiritual Moments blog. I need to get better at taking pictures of churches and cemeteries when I am out traveling around. I am doing some research to see it my new blog idea will be worth doing. It is involve one of my hobbies and I could also sell some of my props in my online store. I am only hoping the selling of the props will cover at least some of my expenses in buying the props. The most important thing is I believe I will enjoy doing the new blog once I get it going and keep it going.

I have a couple projects to do around the home. Most of them are organizing different things and rooms in the house and the garage. I also need to finish cleaning up the yard. I still have leaves in the backyard yard and along the one side of the house. Mom and I got started on cleaning and organizing the cabinets, thanks to a unwanted house guest. At least one field mouse has decided to make its winter home in our house. I am working on getting in out of the house. Mom cleaned out the cabinets under the counter and I worked on organizing the cans, boxes and jars. We will get some other things to finish organizing the cabinets.

Through owning a house can be trying at times, it is something the raises my spirits. It feels go to own your own house and not have to wait on someone else to call someone to fix an issue with the house.

I am looking forward for summer to get here so I can go hiking and swimming. I hope my friend, Seth, it heeled enough by then to go with me. He broke his leg a couple weeks ago. He is in a rehabilitation center now and should there for about 8 weeks. I am hoping to be in full swing of things by then and trying a couple new things too.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sanders Court And Cafe In Asheville

I had an appointment this week in Asheville, North Carolina, since it was close by I figured I go out and check out the old location of Sanders Court and Cafe. Now you ask want is the big deal about Sanders Court and Cafe. The Asheville location was the second location of a cafe and hotel for Harland Sanders, who was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). It took me a little research to find the location because it is not a cafe and hotel now. It has been converted into apartments.

I enjoyed finding this little history gem. Since it is where people live and there is no markers telling people that it is, I was not tell the exact location but you take US Highway 25 North out of Asheville. Even if you miss it you will have a beautiful drive.

I have a couple places in history on my list to visit and share about on the blog here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I sat down and made a list of people in history I would like to sit down and talk with, Martin Luther King, Jr would be high on that list. I would be honored to have him come to my house and share a meal with me and talk about life. When he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, we lost a great treasure. Below is the speech he gave the night before he was shot.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Six Inches Of Snow

Friday night, the first snow of 2017 started coming down. It ended up being 6 inches of snow. It look beautiful as it covered everything. Since it was more of a powder it was easy to clear it from the driveway and cars.

Front Yard

Some of my neighbor made it out early. Not much going out and coming back in.

The Patio

The Swing

The rest of the backyard.

The Ice-cycles

Walkway between the house and Garage.

I enjoyed seeing the snow. This snow, I stayed inside most of the time since I had been sick the past week plus the fact that it got extremely cold and windy especially at night. It was good to take the extra rest and not have to worry about going anywhere.

I am sure, I will be busy at work this week to make up for the the warehouse closing early Friday night and on top of only have a few people working on my shift Friday night. I need to start working on some of my outside of work stuff that I have been putting off. I hope everyone is having a good and safe year so far.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Goals For 2017

The Year of 2016, was a year of many good things and bad things for me. I am happy to say it ended on a happy note, which I explain here in a little. On the work front, I got three pay raises and two promotions in 2016. With the new computer system at work I got a lot of overtime. The overtime was go for the extra money but I did not have time to focus on much of anything outside of work. I did manage to get somethings taking care of for the house and personal things. I am happy to say I got prefect attendance at work. I was one of a few people to do that at work this year.

Though for much of 2016, things with Jo Anne and I have unfortunately have been of the back-burner. We had a major development last week that I have been working on for the process of getting Jo Anne here. With this development, I will take care of the major issue the is holding up her coming. I should have the issue taking care of in the next few months. The next step will be planning a trip to see Jo Anne so we can apply for her Visa again.

Now to go over my goals for the Year 2017. I have goals in in the areas of personal fiance, my online store, and my Blogs. I hope to achieve all my goals for the coming year.

Two of my personal fiance goal are to build my emergency up to cover one months worth of expenses and pay off at least one of my debts. The pass few months was seen my emergency fund get used up with a couple different issues with the car and house. I hope to get my emergency fund build back up soon so I can focus I getting my debts paid off. Getting the debts paid off will help free up money to use on a trip to Jo Anne and work on her Visa. I have a goal of being debt free one day and I am making good process on it. I just need to decide if I want to pay off my car or my student loan. Both of these debt should be paid off by the end of 2018 if I just pay the minimum payments on them.

Even with not having my focus on my online store I did good in 2016. I just fell short of making a profit for 2016. I have a goal of returning to making a profit in 2017. I also fell short of my goal of reaching a feedback score of 700 on eBay. I ended 2016 with the feedback score of 685 which was 15 points short of my goal. My feedback goal for 2017, will be a little harder to reach. I only had to get 105 points in 2016 to get to my goal of 700. I need to get 115 points to get my goal in 2017.

I have some goal for my blogs too. I have been thinking of a couple ideas for my blogs and in 2017, I plan to start working on them. I plan to post regular post of Mountain Highs and Valley Lows. I want to get back into posting the weekly Photo of the Week and start posting more post of some of my travels which I plan to do this year. One of my new ideas, for this blog will involve my love of history. I have started reaching a couple things to share of local history and so of the place I go. I also plan to start to start posting on my Blog, Spiritual Places,Spiritual Moments. I also have plans to start a new blog but it will cost me some money to get it started. To off set the cost in which the new blog will cost me, I need to decide on the best ways to offset those cost. I hope you guys enjoy the post I will post each year.

I am looking forward to 2017. May it be full of good times and success for us all.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Had A Merry Christmas

I know I have not been posting as much as I would like to have been posting lately. I have been sleeping most of the time that I have been off from work.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. My mom and I got gifts for all the kids this year. Mom got to see all her children on Christmas Day. My brother, James, met us at church on Christmas Eve and then stopped by the house Christmas Day. Seeing my brother, James, made mom really happy since we have not seen him in a long time.

It was a nice Christmas spending time with family and having good food to eat. Now it is time to start putting up the decoration until next year. I will spend this week, when I am not working, deciding on my goals for 2017. for I have a couple ideas for the Blog, I want to try out next year. One idea, is for a whole new Blog but I will need to see if I will have the money to do it. I am hoping things at work will not be as crazy since most of the bugs have been worked out of the computer program and I hoppe I will have more time to focus on the Blog and my online store.