It's Thursday and New Years Eve already. I'm trying to make this week go slow! Yesterday I finished with taking down all the upstairs Christmas decor as well as the garland on each side of the staircase railings. We keep all the Christmas decor bins upstairs in a closet. This year we got smart and I'm making sure all the upstairs stuff goes in their own bins and and marked upstairs. Then next year when we are pulling them out dh knows where to take them and me not opening a box downstairs that is half up/half down stuff and then I have to carry the stuff back up.
Today I will tackle the tree in the dining room and all the misc decor. Tomorrow I will do the monster tree. Neighbor texted dh last evening that it's looking pretty dark over here without all our outside lights, haha. Taking down all the decor is not as much fun as putting it up, and now my house looks so bare.
Still no call on when the loveseat will get delivered. DH's lawnmower maint kit is still in transit/delivery date unknown, day 22. He had also recently ordered some batteries for his snap on tools to be "refurbished" and they shipped out last Wednesday, also via USPS. Yesterday the the tracking literally said it was out for delivery. It never showed up. This morning it shows delivery date unknown, in transit. Just ridiculous. Now on day 9 for something the guy paid priority mail to ship.
DD and her hubs almost have their hall tree done. It turned out so good. She ordered some coat hooks from Amazon that she supposed to get today. So far they spent $68 in materials for it. She is going to get some crates to stain and put underneath for shoes, but those are pretty cheap. They also bought some saw horses and a pocket hole tool, but now they have those to use for years. She showed me a pic as they were putting it together and I saw the nice pocket holes drilled and I'm like "you have a pocket hole jig?" She's like "I do now!" LOL.
My entryway mirror arrived last night. I love it! it's really nice and big, solid wood frame. I still can't believe it was only $80, as mirrors are so expensive. DH really likes it. We like it so much we can't decide which side of the entryway to put it on! It looks really good horizontal over the console table. It looks really good hanging vertical on the opposite wall. I told him we're not hanging it tonight. I need a day to decide, haha. I think I'm going to hang vertical on the opposite wall and put a fake 3ft-ish tall tree on the floor at the corner. So, now I have to figure out what to get to put over the console table, sigh......that'll take me weeks to decide........
Oh! and I think my eye had that scratch pain, like I had last spring for weeks and weeks! NO!!! I don't know if I dreamed it or what. A few times a week I still do put in the ointment when I go to bed. Sometimes I use drops during the day, but not often. It seems to have all healed. I'm pretty sure I woke up about 2am to that sharp pain again. I just kept my eyes closed and it didn't last too long and I fell back asleep. I woke up a couple other times and was fine. Now I'm wondering if I dreamed it. I hope so, but just to be safe I'll do drops a few times today and ointment again at bedtime.
We got a couple inches of snow yesterday. Still kinda piddly amount and not much stuck to the trees.
It's payday today, so I have a couple of bills I need to get online and pay. Anyone get their $600 stimulus $ yet? What a joke. I honestly wouldn't have a problem with the Republicans voting against it..IF they had also voted against giving millions/billions to other countries and other government sponsored things that don't need it during this pandemic. But, to give all this amount of money to foreign countries and not help all the people in our own country who are having such a hard time financially is beyond even this conservatives judgement. Oh well. I've come to the conclusion they are all corrupt, no matter what side they are on.
We are actually thinking of using our $1200 for more "prepping". DH is really worried there may come a day, even if it's for a short period, where communication is down and we won't be able to contact DD to make sure they are ok. I am looking into "satellite messenger phones". They are about $250 each plus a monthly service fee, from what I have researched so far. It would be nice having that piece of mind, at least to be able to basically text message each other to communicate we are ok. According to what little dh has researched so far, if the grid goes down, satellites will still work. Stuff to learn and figure out, for sure.
We will probably watch a movie tonight. I have a few that look good, saved to my YouTubeTV "library". I've never been one to want/need to stay up to ring in the New Year. I'd rather have my sleep.