Saturday, August 22, 2009

a whirlwind trip to town.....

We went to town today.
Bobby needed stuff for the roof, and I needed paint for my house. The INside of my house.

We went to check prices on flooring at the discount lumber place, then made the obligatory stop at Sears tool department. We couldn't possibly go to town without stopping to look/purchase a tool or two from Sears.

Then, on to Lowes. I wagged Bobby all over the store, showing him the flooring I have decided on, and the Bosch dishwasher I want. He wouldn't let me purchase the flooring today, as I am not finished painting, but that is o.k. It is something they keep all the time, so I know they will have it.

We picked up the roofing stuff he needed. Then he wagged me all over the tool department. This man has a 'thang' for tools!

We went to WalMart for my paint. I am using the Kilz paint- mixed like any paint, but it is sealer/stain-blocker/color all in one, and is wonderful! It is guaranteed to cover in one coat, and BY GOLLY! it does!

That doesn't matter though. I will never get finished painting, I don't think.....LOL

From WalMart, we went to Verizon, where I got a new cell phone. I had a cell phone, and it was fine, but Bobby thought I needed one that takes pictures.....
Then we went back to Lowes, and I went in for just a second to purchase some chemicals for our pond. Bobby stayed out in the Suburban, and when I came out, he had the hood up and the whole area smelled like something was burning! It was! My AC compressor burned up. AND IT WAS HOT AS HELL TODAY!

Soooooo. We went on to the obligatory trip to Harbor Freight, to pick up a tool for pulling a vaccumn, and got some other thingie for checking the compressor deal. Bobby assured me he NEEDED these. Who am I to argue? He is going to fix my AC, he NEEDS tools!

A stop at the Auto Parts House, as Bobby calls it, and I am the proud owner of a new compressor, drier, and orfice, along with 64 oz of coolant, and 16 oz of oil. We only need 11 oz of oil, but it is packaged in 8 oz containers, so we will have a few oz left over. I wonder what you do with the excess oil?

Let's see. Sometime during the day, we went and ate fried catfish, and it was real good. Also, we went there because it was just down from the Tractor Supply, where we were also, because Bobby NEEDED bolts, and bacon flavored treats for the dog.

I love a day like today. It was all good and fun, except for the AC going out, and that can be fixed. Bobby doesn't go to town all that often, so he makes the most of it when he does go.

He worked on the AC until dark, then cleaned up and he has a good cooking show on right now. He is alternating between the 'fixin' up cars' shows and the cooking shows tonight. This is much better than watching surgery live and in color. We are sharing a warm cantaloupe, seasoned with cracked black pepper. I may do a little organizing in my office tonight.

It rained on my garden last night.

Life is good.


NellJean said...

Where are the pictures taken with the new cell phone?

My new camera makes little videos, but I don't know how to do it. I read the instructions, was sure at the time I knew how, and then the know-how drained out of my brain.

I'm glad you got rain.

A night blooming cereus is blooming tonight. It fell off the banister in the wind the other day and the ceramic pot broke all to pieces. I left it laying there for two days, picked it up and stuffed in a pot and it still had the courage to bloom. Imagine.

janie said...

I don't know how to send them to my computer yet. I am doing good to take a picture. So far, I have taken two accidentally, and one on purpose. None were good pictures, but I would probably save them for posterity just because.

My camera (not the phone, although it might do it too) takes little videos too, and I have several that I don't know what to do with. Videos of prople sweeping the auditorium before the last Fall plant sale- now what good is that? I would like to take an exciting video, like a night blooming cereus actually BLOOMING! I bet we could speed it up, it would be neat!

I thought I was the only one who could just leave things laying on the floor for two days. LOL, Two weeks, sometimes!

I have more time now, I am doing better.

My NBC has not bloomed in 3 years. It is pot bound and everything, still no blooms.

MissyM said...

Leave things laying around for 2 weeks?? Try 2 years. Ok...4 years, but that is my limit!!

What color paint are you using? I love paint.

Sorry to hear about your AC but glad you are getting it fixed right up. We watch cooking shows too (right now Wayne is watching Anthony Bordaine) and we are trauma show junkies.
Happy to hear yall got some rain.