Midweek

We went over to the pet bookstore this morning. I love that ALL the books are $1.00.

I picked up 3 new cookbooks to peruse and maybe get some ideas. One is a Classic French cooking book. For $1.00 if I don’t like it I can just give it back. Plus it supports the Foothills SPCA.

Then, my van wouldn’t start the other day which was weird as it always starts. So we thought it was the battery and B went dutifully to go buy one to the tune of $157. ( that includes the fees). Well, it wasn’t the battery but I’m sure we needed one anyway. So he called and had AAA tow it 1/8 of a mile away to the garage in town here.  So, today, I stopped in to check and the mechanic and owner said the grounding wire had deteriorated so he fixed it. All is well in van land. Not that I use it that much but I still love it. And we do use it to haul hay and Ikea (ha ha) stuff.

Tomorrow is gym day and then some errands I need to run. No one will be here, so I’ll be on pet duty for the day. The doggies expect lunch promptly!!:)

I may venture out to the barn to view what I need to do.  I went out there the other day and it looked pretty good. B’s work samples are on one side and he needs these for work so that’s where they live. The middle area is where I need to just kinda re -organize. Most things have been decluttered once, twice, three, four times but there’s always room for improvement.  Until the temperatures start hitting 70 which is now, it’s too cold out there plus it’s dark. I mean there are lights but it’s much better if the doors are wide open. My plan is to start with bring out a vinegar water solution and at least wipe the bins down and then look at a little better system of organization.  Last year, I must have given away 4 bins of magazines so I’m not sure there is more to get rid of right now. I’d still like to only have 2 bins of the best but that’s still aways off.

Dinner is a stir-fry with leftover chicken from last night.

 

Beautiful fall weather…

But it’s going to change by Friday  when we’re in for rain and cooler temperatures. Right now our days have been in the low 80’s and high 70’s. By Saturday, it’s going to be in the high 50’s. Very cool. And even snow in the higher elevations. But today is lovely.

My sister and family are going to Nevada City today. I’m going to drive and then we’ll walk around this charming Sierra foothill town. I think we’ll do lunch at a place I’ve wanted to try called Three Forks. It’s a bakery /restaurant. There’s also the Nevada City winery and we’ll pop in there. Then  home and we’re all going out to dinner tonight.

Tomorrow they leave, and I go to get my flu shot. Thursday I see my doctor. B is taking me as my brother is still using my van ( week 4).  He says it’s burning oil and I said it hadn’t been but you’re driving it over 80 miles a day for the last 4 weeks. If it is, then I may just go ahead and sell it.  I don’t really want to put any money into it.  But I only have driven it maybe 20 miles a week, to go to town so this is quite different.  Hopefully , it’s only because he’s using it so much but I guess we’ll see. It does have 150,000 mileson it so we’ve gotten our moneys worth.

On another note, the refi is on and we should be able to finish up very soon. Yes!!!! What a long drawn out process. But the bottom line is for now this will make a big difference in the payment. Of course, I wish we didn’t have a mortgage as we go into retirement but , it is what it is.