How did it get to be Friday again already?! I can't seem to keep up with the days this year. Every time I turn around another week is done.
The weather has been quite warm the past few days. Yesterday it got to 57. Lots of snow melting going on. Actually starting to see a little bit of grass under the trees (albeit brown) in the back yard.
DD's dh got their "intercooler" installed on their new car, with the help of a friend and even dd. I guess there was a couple of times he needed all 3 muscles. He said it took about 6 hours, but that also included 2 trips to the auto parts store, LOL. DH is going to let him and his friend also put ours on for us. Like they all said, now that one's been done and they know how, the 2nd one will go a lot easier/faster.
So, the plan as it is right now is they will pick up our car at the dealer tomorrow morning and take it back to their house. SIL and friend will put on the intercooler on Sunday. Then we will watch for the roads to be bare and dry over all 3 passes and then dd and sil will bring our car over, at some point. In the meantime, I will figure out some nice gift or giftcard to give them for doing all of this for us.
As I posted on my "mom" blog yesterday, it looks like I just really need to get my mom's computer away from her. It's just a constant confusion and she doesn't know how to use it, every time (seems to be about once a week) she tries to get on "to play her game" (that she doesn't even know what the game is anymore, when I showed her on Sunday). Every single time she turns it on, somehow she disconnects the wi-fi connection, let alone, even if it worked, I'm fairly certain she would have no idea how to even navigate to solitaire anymore. My plan next visit is to just tell her I need take it with me to fix it and let it go from there. It wouldn't even do any good to get her something like a tablet with a solitaire came on it. She would never remember to charge it. She had an ipad that she never charged and would constantly put the charger away in drawers, because she didn't know what it was for. I took the ipad last year to use myself (but it's almost as old as mine, bummer, LOL), since she hadn't used it in over a year. I never did find the charger for it (2nd one I had bought for her because before I moved her I couldn't find her original one so she could charge it and use it).
We got our propane tank filled up yesterday with our prepaid winter gallons (530). I think we made it a little longer this winter than last. Seems like last year it was January when they filled it. The little reciept the guy left shows the current price at $2.64/gallon and we prepaid at $1.94, so a total savings of $371 by prepaying and locking in the early price. I forgot that this propane guy ended up buying the house next door to where we lived in town....the house that had been a rental with that AWFUL renter guy and first his wife and kids, then his girlfriend and her kids...The landlord finally sold it and now this guy and his wife live there. It seems like they would have been much better neighbors, LOL.
When we bought that little house on that street there were only 2 houses. The other 6 lots, 4 across the street and vacant lots on each end of our side. After we sold someone finally bought the corner lot on the other side of rental house and built a house. It's kind of a strange looking house. Looks maybe like a mfg or modular. Then this past year or so someone bough the corner lot on the other side of the house we had and so far has built a shop (like 2 feet from the fence, LOL) and is living in a camper trailer. (we saw this when dh was at the hospital) and we also heard that the guy who built the other house ended up buying all 4 vacant lots across the street, but nothing built there yet. We found out yesterday why he bought them. Some developer of "low income housing" was going to buy them and put low income houses on the lots. So, this guy decided to buy them to help protect his property value. So glad we are out of there and built our home!