Friday, January 25, 2008

Got Him!! And other news...

Yesiree we got that little mouse last night. YeeHaw! Sam captured him with the trash can and I helped. Then Sam hurried out back in the cold and tossed him. It was quite comical. We listened for the mouse during the night and since he is still alive we'll just have to see how long before he finds his way back in. For now though the house is peaceful.

In other news...

Our DVD which is built into the TV is broken. Ugh. Reminder to self, don't buy a built in DVD. We have to watch movies on the computer for now.

We've been watching the temperatures and it is as we suspected, 10-15 degrees cooler here than it was in Georgia. That's the winter. The summer looks like it's about as hot.

TGIF. It was a long work week trying to get over this bronchitis. I'm looking forward to rest, rest and rest. Tomorrow is the democratic primary here, who cares?
Plenty of time for sleep and it is expected to be cloudy and cool all day. Good sleeping weather.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Crawling out of a hole

Monday I felt so bad at work that I went to Urgent Care and they had to give me a breathing treatment and a cortisone shot. Finally diagnosed properly, I was feeling better emotionally. I didn't feel too bad that night but I couldn't sleep because of the cortisone and had a headache, mostly what felt like pressure all night.

Tuesday during the day at work my head still hurt and my sinuses began to swell, then my face got real red and hot. After several phone calls and hours waiting for call backs the doctor said I was having an allergic reaction, to what he never said (I assume the breathing treatment), but my instructions were to get home and start on Benadryl. It worked but I again didn't get much sleep.

Benadryl makes some folks sleepy, apparently not me. At least that seems to be over with, now if I could just cough and clear up my lungs. Time will tell.

No red burning face but my feet are hot. LOL. I think my nerves are getting the better of me.

Fortunately Sam's cold was a passing thing. Praise God.

In other news, our unwanted house guest, Mr. Field Mouse refuses to enter the traps. He remains elusive. We can hear him at night but can't catch him!

We watched an old movie tonight, Jack Benny and Robert Stack. Comedy set in Poland during WWII about a troupe of actors who get caught up trying to get out of Poland by acting as Germans. It was pretty cute. Nothing like the old movies. Pure entertainment.

The locals tell us this weather we've been having is typical for winters here. Not so great. It fluctuates too much. Gets down to 17 and up to 45 then down to 34 and up to 53 then back down to 17 and only up to 39. I thought we were in the SOUTH! Give me back Georgia's weather. Oh well, we have to go where the work is.

Poor Sam, keeps thinking he's in North Carolina I've moved him around so much the past couple of years.

This job will hold us though, we'll be okay and should be able to work here until 2010 at least.

Lord only knows where I'll go when this project is over. Hopefully now that the company has been bought out by a bigger corporation I will have more choices. I hope we never have to go up North! Then I really will complain about the weather.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bad News Good News

Bad news first.

Turns out Snippy has bronchitis, took a second doctor (Actually a Nurse Practitioner) to figure that out. Needless to say Snippy is looking for a new doctor.

Our heat exchanger started making noises last Friday. The guy who came to look at it determined that the compressor is bad.

Fred Thompson dropped out of the Presidential Race and broke my heart.

Now the Good news.

I have a wife who loves me very much and whom I love very much in return, it feels great! Sometimes the second time around is better.

We're gonna get an entirely new heat exchanger at no cost. It'll take a couple of days but "free" works for me.

With Fred out of the race, I can ignore this entire political season. Time to catch up on my movies and reading.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Country Music and Getting Well

I didn't make it to work. Managed to get into the doctor, what a fiasco. All I know for sure is I don't have pneumonia. Other than that, she was no help so I just came back home and have been resting, drinking tea and more rest. Today I feel much better, thank goodness because I absolutely have to return to work before they give up on me. I think it is a bout of bronchitis without the cough. I hope so.

Sam thought he may be getting a cold, I pray not. He feels a little better this evening. We both need some time to be well.

Country music. I think this is consistently the best music to make you laugh and put you in a good mood. Sam is playing the video "How do you like me now" by Toby Keith on his computer several times a day. LOL. My Christmas presents from him were all three of Josh Turner's Cd's and Dwight Yoakum greatest hits. What a difference in the work day when I can listen to a few good country songs while working on excel spreadsheets!

We like country music best because it tells the truth. All that life is, the good, the bad, and the humor of it all.

Of course we still like the old music, the music our parents listened to. That never goes out of style. I just can't imagine folks 50 years from now opining about the old days of rap music. Of course we try and forget the days of disco!

Winter here has been 10 -15 degrees cooler than Georgia and we don't really care for it. Yes, it's better than up North but darn it we are in the South after all. Brrrr.

It's been getting down in the teens and lower 20's and 40-50 during the day. Too cold for me.

Scarlett turned 2 this past Thursday, Sarge will be three on Independence Day. Sarge still acts like a pup.

Life is good, especially since I'm feeling the best today than I have in the past 12 days. We plan to take a stab at quitting smoking soon. Our insurance is willing to pay for it. We have to fill out some paperwork to get them to pay for it and then we think we have to coordinate with our doctor (I need to find a new one) on what plan we are going to follow, patches, pills, who knows but we at least want to make the effort.

Prayers for successful attempts will be appreciated.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Goings on

I love my husband, I love my dogs and I give thanks for all of them.

The birds have been flocking to the feeders and surrounding ground like crazy. Sam has had to go out several recent mornings to break the ice out of the bird baths.

It snowed here last night, what a surprise for us. Thankfully by this morning it had melted and just rained all day. It will be cold still for a spell, below freezing lows over the weekend. I hate this type of weather. I prefer sunshine and warm temps.

So I whine and feel yucky until it gets better.

I'm finally crawling out of this bout with what I think was bronchitis. It hit me last Friday and I've been working from home since. Tomorrow it's back to the office I hope.

Tomorrow I think I'll opine about country music. I love it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sarge and Scarlett

Our two wild and crazy dogs.

It's colder down here that we'd like but still better than most of the country. The dogs love the sand in the yard, easier to dig!

I wouldn't mind the sand if I had an ocean in my backyard, but all this sand and no water, what's the point? At least when it rains it doesn't stay wet as long as dirt does and except for always sweeping, it doesn't make as much of a mess as mud does.

With the onset of cold and damp weather we find we have a new addition to the family. A field mouse. The dogs could care less and don't help in chasing it down. We set out humane traps (not for the mouse, but for the dogs) and the mouse just isn't playing into the plan yet. Time will tell.