Even though I'm an anti-American, non-freedom loving, constant complainer, fun buz-kill, petty and selfish, have I forgotten any? I'm sure I have, LOL. Oh ya, married to a non-manly Karen.....I am going to carry on with my blog just as I always have. Talking about this or that, whatever is happening in my life at the time, pretty much daily and pretty much just your average stuff of life. You will hear me complain, of that I have no doubt. Though you really won't often hear me talk of politics. I am what I am, but really have no desire to write much on it, let alone I see people as people first, not which party they are affiliated with. Boy, if I never talked to a liberal Democrat, I probably wouldn't have a job, LOL. I have to work with people on both sides of politics, people of other nationalities, skin color, gays, etc. I guess I'd have to stop taking care of my Democrat voting mom, too, eh?
(oh, by the way Fran/Leslie has now become Fran/Leslie/Francey - the name was changed yet again on her deleted post). I'm sure she'll be back under other names to set me straight.)
Anyhooo - We got our new side by side all licensed (on and off road). It cost $165, but it's a permanent license, so that part is good. One expense and done. It was a different lady (I think she's over the whole dept) helping us this time and she said she is retiring at the end of this year (after 23 years in the job) along with the other lady who is taking a job for an election she won, plus one quit. Yikes, that department is going to be hurting for awhile.
No idea when dh will actually be able to use the Mule and we'll get to take it out for a spin, haha! So far he's got the turn signals and brake lights installed and the heater installed (big job). Lots of wiring. The windshield washer arrived, but I"m not sure if he's got that installed yet, I think he did. He can't install the side mirrors until he's completely finished under the hood. The hood right now is pushed up and tied to the roll bar to keep it out of his way while working on it. Now he's waiting on the hard top and windshield to ship, which might be awhile. We are going to get the snow plow attachment next week from a company in the city. The place wanted $650 to install it, but he'll save the money and can do it himself. YouTube videos have been his friend in installing all this, when he gets stuck or the directions don't make sense. The cat tries to be a shop cat and keep him company, but he discovered the old recliner out there
I'm starting to get used to the Monkfruit sweetener in my coffee. I also found it much cheaper through where I am buying a supplement for dh and some daily vitamins for me. They have 1lb bags for the same price I just bought 8 oz for through Amazon. Now, if I could just get used to the heavy cream instead of the processed creamer.....baby steps, I guess. I have been eating more eggs, fried in olive oil. Not daily, but I'll have one for lunch about every other day. I'm enjoying my one square of dark chocolate per day, that is high in beneficial flavonoids, as well as a handful of pistachios. I just keep the chocolate and the bag of pisatchios at my desk, for when I'm feeling like I need a snack. I'm trying to like blueberries, but no luck so far, LOL. Most fruit is just a texture thing for me I don't like. DD is now reading the book I read about all this (Genius Foods) and liking it and finding it really informative. They downloaded an app called Yuka, which you can scan the bar code on foods in your fridge and pantry and it scores them. Her dh kept scanning stuff in their pantry and saying "OMG" LOL. The highest score food I scanned was actually my grassfed organic milk, haha. It got an 85 out of 100. She scanned the Carnation instant breakfast we both drink - ZERO score. What the heck?! LOL. I'm like does using my 85 score milk in it even out the points?
We got a little more light rain last evening, giving me another break from watering. Mostly that relieves my back, from carrying the full watering can(s). I've been trying to be smarter and just carry one at a time, which seems to go easier on my back and the extra walking back and forth to only carry one at a time is good exercise, too.
DH was trying to work on the gate repair and realized the other half/side of the gate got damaged too. The other side got pushed so hard the huge long lag bolts actually started to pull out. No worries, I guess. Can't blame or be mad at whoever did it - they are just out to have fun!
And while I'm at it, let's just clarify this "street" I'm so constantly complaining about. It's a private road easement. We own the property the paved "street" (it's just basically a long paved strip through all the lots) runs through. We pay taxes on it. We are responsible for maintaining it. The easement gives the owners of the lots (#4-7) on the other side of our property rights to access their property (egress/ingress). That's it. Just as Mr. & Mrs Neighbor own the first 2 lots, we have an easement to access our property by driving through their property. That's it. We don't have rights to use the street on their property for anything else. Mr & Mrs actually have zero rights to be on our property, if you wanted to come right down to it, just as we have zero rights to use the rest of the street, past our property line. They do not need to use our property to access theirs. DH only put the wood beams along the "street" on our property. He does not have the right to put them along the rest of the street, as that is not our property or right to do so. So, when I am talking about our street, I'm not referring to some public road type of street you find in typical neighborhoods, cities and towns. This "street" runs through our property. Our yard goes right up to the street and also continues on the other side of it, which we own almost out to the main public road. Same goes for the other lots.
DD will start her final class for her masters degree next month and will be graduated with her masters Dec 1st. Gosh, that seemed to go by fast. She said the whole thing cost her $15, lol, the company paid for the rest of it. I know she's really looking forward to not having to study all the time. I think she's pretty much gotten straight A's for all the classes. She will turn 27 in a few months.
I'm happy it's Friday. This Saturday I do plan to actually get the vacuuming done, now that my back has been feeling fine.