It feels trite to write about my ho hum, but safe life, and feel anything but grateful for it right now. I've gotten updates from my brother but am thinking of bloggers in our states hit hard and still in the path of the hurricane. I hope all who are able to help financially will, and heard cash for relief efforts is what's needed most.
Being able to contribute a bit extra is good incentive for a spending plug. I think we're set for grandpup doggie daycare and overnights, minus some organization. There's nothing like the love of dogs and now we've another one to love on. Who needs to carelessly spend money on frivolous things? I decided my clothes for work are just fine. Even after November when I go in 1-2 days per week, no one will notice or care that these were the same dress pants, jackets, and tops I wore three years and + ago. I actually felt proper professional. I can't imagine office wear has changed too much.
Both DH and I are trying to eat healthier and that means continued cooking from scratch or near scratch, and avoiding unhealthy processed stuff. It's also continued incentive to avoid waste. Lunch today will be the bits of leftovers, nice and simple, and loaded with vegetables.
It's time to put my fall decorations out. I can do pumpkins come October 1. I don't have a lot, but enough for a little nod to fall. Though, after the frost scare Wednesday morning, we've got 70's back. While I like summer, glorious fall, leave watching, and outdoor walks with a lift jacket or shirt sleeves, but not sweating from heat is a simple pleasure.
New House/Old House
While my daughter's house is new to her, it's an old house. One hundred twenty two to be exact. Things will be funky and I'm sure there was creative solutions over the years. It sucks to have an expense is early, but she had to have an electrician out because a whole panel of outlets in her kitchen failed. No bill yet, but it sounds like an easy fix and he was there and gone under an hour. The service call alone though was steep. See top entry- plugging holes.
Our house was built in 1988, sat for nearly two years due to the builder going bankrupt before it closed, then bought by my sister's law firm. We bought it contract for deed as is from the law firm. New house, but lots of not quite finished or not finished right issues. Still, we had two of us to worry and resolve, though also had two kids. I refuse to say my daughter is alone, as we'll support her in resolving things, but I know she feels that weight. DH filled her water softener with salt and made sure she had another basement smoke detector and CO2 detector. She's our girl and while not required per inspection to add these, we 100% wanted to.
I'll be honing in watching the weather throughout the day. I hope my South Carolina colleagues got home safe yesterday. Feel free to add your own Friday Free for All thoughts.