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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New Easter Welcome Sign

Monday night, after I got off from work, I stopped at the store to get a few things for the house. I looked in the Easter section, not planning to buy anything but ended up buying a new welcome sign for the front door for Easter. It was less then $5 so I decided to go ahead and get it.

I am getting a good collection of welcome signs. I need to get a bin to store them in. Right now, they hang on a couple nails in the hallway when they are not on the front door. They get bumped off every once in awhile.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

If Only I Can Keep The Cars Out Of The Garage

The last several weeks have been rough with both my mom's van and my car being in and out of the garage. The wipers stopped stopping on my mom's van. We are still are waiting for a part in order to get them working. My sister, Mary, said she was able to find the part we need. She said she will have it put in for us. Then my mom can out from work on Valentine's day to find two cracks in the windshield. I filed a claim with my insurance and got the windshield replace at the Safelite Auto Glass shop in Asheville, North Carolina. They did a great job on the windshield. With the insurance I only had to pay the $100 deductible. Last week, I saw I needed new tires on my car. I ended up have to replace the tie rods. That cost a good bit of money. I have already had a crack in my radiator on my car fixed earlier this week. Thursday night on the way home my car overheated. I managed to get the car to a well lighted area and the entrance of a housing development. I called my mom to come pick me up and then called AAA for a tow. I am glad, that I have AAA and not just for the roadside assistants program. The tow to the garage was no charge for me. Their was to small plastic part that had gone bad. The replacement after market parts are made of metal. I hope that means, I will not have the problem again. It did not cost as much to get it fixed but it still hurt since I just got done paying for other repairs.

I am glad that I have money in my savings to cover the tires and the tie rods. I use my savings and my last paycheck to pay for it. I had to pay the last repair on one of my credit cards which I am trying to pay off. It is good that I have been working a lot of overtime at work but I do wish the money was not going to get things repaired on the car. I still need to get my door handle fixed before my trip to Pennsylvania in June. Mom and I are looking forward to it and I hope my car is all fixed up before the trip and have money saved up to cover everything without going into more debt to pay for it.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Replacing Mom's Van's Windshield

I got the windshield of my mom's van fixed today. About two weeks ago, mom came out from her shift at work and found two cracks in the windshield. I talked to my insurance agent and filed a claim and setup an appointment with safelite. Originally, the tech was going to come to the house to replace the windshield but since is was raining today I took the van to thier shop in Asheville. It took them a little over a hour to replace the windshield. The tech was very professional and explained what he did. The new windshield looks good.

We are waiting on a part to get the wipers on the van fixed. Our mechanic is checking all his sources for the part. I hope he finds someone with it soon.

In the next few weeks, I need to take my car in to a body shop and have the door handle fixed. I just got done getting a couple other things fixed on the car to get it past inspection. I have a few things I need to do before my trip to Pennsylvania in June.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Welcome Sign And Dozen Chocolate Eggs

Late night after I got off from work I stopped at the store to get a few groceries. I looked around the store looking for a welcome sign to put on the front door for St. Patrick's Day. I have been trying to get a welcome sign for the different holidays and seasons of the year. I do not find a sign for Saint Patrick's Day but I found one that I can you use for the times that a holiday sign or season sigh will not work. Besides, the fact that I just like the sign.

One thing I look froward to during the Easter season is Cadbury Creme Eggs. I saw where they a package of a dozen shaped like a carton of eggs. I have wanted to get the eggs in a dozen but I not seen them in this way before. Though I do not have a blanket list, I feel I have checked a item off my things to do in my life. I should sit down and write down a blanket list some time.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Anniversary and Remembering Billy Graham

Today is mine and Jo Anne's Anniversary. We enjoyed some time talking over video chat in celebrating this year. I sent her some flowers and some chocolates. I hope to have an important step in the process of Jo Anne and I being together soon.

On Wednesday of this week, Billy Graham was called home. He was one of my heroes. He shared the love of Jesus with the world. Billions of people heard him speak of God's Love. Millions accepted the gift of grace because of the faithfulness of Billy Graham. When Reverend Graham entered Heaven on Wednesday he heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

His body will is lay in repose at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday and in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, March 2, 2018, he will be laid to rest at the Billy Graham Library next to his beloved wife, Ruth Bell Graham.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Thinking About Trips This Year

I get 3 weeks of Vacation this year with my work. I have plans to go to Pennsylvania in June to visit my cousin. I am looking forward for that trip. I have been looking at visiting Gettysburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania while on my trip up there. I want to see Gettysburg since my Great Grandfathers may have been there during the battle. Their units did not fight in the battle but they where in reserve. I believe it would be nice to see something my ancestors seen and possible stand where they stood. Even before knowing about my Great Grandfathers, I have wanted to see Gettysburg. Last year, I visited to battlefields from the American Revolutionary War near my home and enjoy myself with the history. At Gettysburg, I would have a possible connection with the history there. My mom wanted to visit Hershey to see the chocolate factory. I have seen some shows on the factory and the town of Hershey and I would love to go to both. Maybe on my trip to visit my cousin I can see a little of the Amish country. My cousin wants to take us to a rattlesnake roundup that the fire department he volunteers with put on each year. That should been interesting. I know I will have a fun time on the trip.

Today, I heard about a trip to Washington, DC that my church is putting together. I am thinking about going with my mother. The trip will include seeing the Museum of the Bible, the Smithsonian Museums, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and of course the monuments and memorials. I was last in Washington, DC in the summer after a graduated from high school. If I decide to go on the Washington, DC trip, I will not have to worry about driving or organizing the trip. My biggest decision will be switch one of the Smithsonian Museums to go to and want to eat for lunch and dinner each day.

Both trips should be fun and I am sure I will enjoy both if I go on both. I am still thinking trying decide about the Washington, DC trip. I need to start planning out the Pennsylvania trip sine it will be time to go before I know it. I am hoping to get a new camera soon to be able to share some great pictures and videos of my adventures this year.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years

I celebrated my 40th birthday tonight. My mom and my nephew, Victor, had dinner at O'Charley's. Victor's birthday is coming up soon so we decided to being him along to celebrate his birthday. I had a wonderful steak cook just the way i like a steak. Victor and I had the caramel pie for dessert.

My sister and her kids got me a new coffee mug. I got several birthday greetings from family and friends. I am glad that I have people the love and care for me. Their love makes me hope for the next 40 years to be full of great things and blessings.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another Snow

While we had another snow here in Western North Carolina. It looks beautiful outside. I need to leave for work shortly. I just wanted to share a picture of the snow with you.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fixing My Coolers

I take my lunch to work and use a cooler to keep my drinks and food cool. I got a couple of cooler a while back at a deal at Big Lots. I got each of the two coolers I have for around $17 if I remember correctly. They retail for around $30 a piece and that is on the internet as while. I really love the coolers because my drinks stay cold through the shift at work. The only problem if the coolers is the spring and button for the top pops out and gets lost if you lips too far. I lost the spring on both coolers. I have been using duct tape to keep the cooler closed while at work the last three weeks. I was happy to find replacement button and spring online. I ordered three replacement button and springs to fix my two coolers and to have an extra in case I lose the button and spring again. Now I have two coolers to use for work and trips. The extra I will keep in a safe place so I will not have to wait the next time I need I need button or spring.

The replacement button and spring

One of my coolers after being fixed

If you have a Igloo cooler and need parts check out their website. They shipped my order out quickly. This is my personal experience and I have not been paid to write in post.