Skip to main content

Wild Week...

Last Sunday our washer broke down. Our friend and neighbor Paul came over to help us figure out the problem. The pump and the motor were still working, so they decided it was the timer. Corby called around on Monday pricing them, and then we checked online. The cheapest timer we could find was $185. We decided not to put that much money into a 12-year-old washer, so...

out with the old

and in with the new

I haven't even used it yet. We bought it at Lowe's on Tuesday night and it was delivered for free on Thursday night. They even hauled off the old one. Thank goodness! Tomorrow will be spent catching up on laundry.

Muffin enjoyed watching leaves blow around this week.

We certainly had enough days of ferocious wind! I am SO sick of it. Kansas has always been windy, but days on end of 30-50mph winds is really tiresome.

Today I took mom out for a drive and lunch. We drove past North High and then went downtown. I showed her the corner where Buck's used to be (Broadway & Douglas - now the Bank of America building); the new arena; the state office building where my older brother works; the Eagle; the Delano District and Old Town. We ate lunch at The Beacon, a little diner just east of the Eagle. We had half orders of biscuits and gravy. Mom ate about 2/3 of hers. We stopped at Dollar General but didn't have luck finding any goodies there. She really enjoyed the outing.

Corby and I did our grocery shopping when I got home (he had to work this morning). We bought some flat iron steak for grilling tomorrow.

Now I'm trying to clean off my desk, uncover the bills and get them paid, and catch up on e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.


Popular posts from this blog

Life Goes On

Life changed for me on July 17, 2017. I was laid off from the place I worked for almost 41 years.

I wasn't totally surprised. After all, layoffs have become the norm at newspapers. I was hoping I could make it at least another year.

But...alas...I didn't.

The Wichita Eagle has been my home and my life for so long. I started just after I turned 20 years old. Back in the good old days. What have I done over the years?

Job 1 - Classified Ad Taker
Job 2 - Classified Ad Support Staff
Job 3 - Ad Services Head Typist
Job 4 - Newspaper Layout Assistant
Job 5 - Production Director Secretary
Job 6 - VP/Operations Administrative Assistant
Job 7 - Executive Administrative Assistant and Layout Coordinator
Job 8 - Page Layout Manager
Job 9 - Prepress Manager
Job 10 - Advertising Customer Service Manager

There are other job duties in between all of these milestones. I dedicated my heart and soul to the Eagle. I started when I was so young. I met my husband while I worked there. I had all three of my child…

REVIEW: The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan

St. Martin's Press
November 1, 2016

Love Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series!

Siobhan Walsh has been looking for two sisters who disappeared 2 years ago. She feels responsible, so when she gets a phone call from a Texas priest, who has found an abandoned newborn with a locket nearby that she'd given one of the girls; she goes to Texas in hopes of finding them. She calls in her FBI friends, including Lucy Kincaid, and the search is on. Meanwhile, Lucy's fiance, Sean, has an unexpected visit from a former girlfriend. Her husband, and the 12 year old son he never knew he had, have disappeared in Mexico. So it's time for the Rogan family to find out what's going on.

This is a suspenseful, hard-to-put-down book, so hang on for the ride! Be prepared for a human trafficking story that is hard to stomach, and more than likely, all too true in this day and age. Mexican cartels, murder and mayhem. This book has it all.

REVIEW - Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

Need to Know
Karen Cleveland
Ballantine Books
RELEASE DATE: 1/23/2018

Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read this book by Karen Cleveland.

Do books about the possibility of Russian sleeper cells in the US interest you? How about a CIA analyst who gets herself involved in a major "situation"?

Need to Know kept me on the edge of my seat, from the first paragraph to the very last. I didn't want to put it down, but when I had to, all I did was think about it. I explained what was going on to my husband, who is not a reader. Even he was intrigued. If you like fast-paced, punch-you-in-the-face kind of action, this book is for you.

Very highly recommend!