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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A beautiful day that I was supposed to have off anyway

Back in my former life I had planned to take this week off to see if I could do the last few tasks that my insurance company is requiring me to do before May 31. I had guessed that by the end of March all the snow would have melted and things would be warming up enough to do concrete work and drying up enough to scrape and paint my garage.

Hah.

The weather was beautiful today, sunny and in the low 70's - warmer than it should be, but we're going to have to get used to that. I did some stuff in the yard and garden early in the day: hung the garden swing, removed the frost protectors from three plants, pulled some dried "straw" from the strawberry patch. I spent most of the afternoon grocery shopping with my mom. That's become our Tuesday thing. She gets a senior citizen's discount on Tuesdays, and doesn't have to worry about buying heavy items (like a 21 lb. bag of cat food) as long as I'm with her. I spent some time this evening at my house pulling out relevant records for my taxes. I guess I should have been saving receipts for paint and paintbrushes and sandpaper and scrapers, but oh well. I'll have plenty of those receipts for 2007. (And I just remembered I need to grab my receipt for my electrical work - that goes in the Big Box of Tax Stuff, too.)

Tomorrow I'm getting my car inspected. At 11 years old and 271,000 miles, the car could probably get totalled by any major service requirements. It isn't showing any problems, but...well, let's keep our fingers crossed that it makes it through this inspection. Then I get the new job, then I get the new car, and then I get the new computer. In that order.

Maybe I'll get that painting and concrete work done before I get the new job.

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Aw, your mom must love that you can shop with her. It's been beautiful weather here too, but for some reason, I don't like to go outside alone. Isn't that the worst excuse ever?

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

That is so sweet that you help your mom.

Uggggh! I hate getting my car inspected. I hope your inspection goes smoothly.