Friday, April 18, 2014

Florida. ...Welcome to the frickin Sun Shine State

I'm just not seeing why people come here to retire ..... it's done nothing but rain...get really cold then more rain since I got here.  And what do I have to look forward to. Hot sticky way too humid summers!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Soon To Be

Well I am definitely in the gardening mood.  I started a little bitty salad garden in a old crock pot insert I bought at the thrift store for $.25. I saw it and thought that would make a nice pot for plants and at a quarter how can I lose.  Well now I'm using it for some salad greens and since they are cold weather veggies I will just keep replanting them through the hot Florida summer and save on store bought greens shipped in from else where.  I will just throw in some fresh compost after every harvest and keep some seedlings growing to transplant in.  I have also started some salad seedlings for the garden outside since the weather is just right.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Early Morning Visitor

The dogs were going absolutely nuts this morning and when I looked out the window it looked like Cricket the dog was trying to climb the side of the house.  Well it was rather early and I'm sure the neighbors weren't too happy with the noise so I headed outside.  When I looked to see what had Cricket's attention I had a Charlie Brown moment( remember Snoopy on his dog house) and saw this guy staring down.  I don't think he was very impressed with Crickets noisy display.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Who says it doesn't snow in Florida

How about that the land of sun and sand and we get snow...and I thought I would have to go on vacation to see it again.

Monday, January 27, 2014

So Much For A Sunny Paradise!

Just got this from the Schools.  Thought it might make my frozen friends up North Feel a little bit better lol ...

In anticipation of freezing rain and treacherous driving conditions and upon the recommendation from the meteorologist , Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County School Districts are cancelling school for Tuesday and Wednesday.  The safety of our students and staff is first and foremost in all decisions that are made by the school district.  If you have any questions, please call Niceville High School.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Is It Just Me?

I like millions of other like me here in the U.S. have the weight loss resolution.  I have been working on getting healthier for a while now and I have had my ups and downs.  Tell me if I'm crazy but doesn't seem like there are three times as many food commercials now then any other time of the year?  It's like all the fast food  companies and producers of junk food have all gotten together and said "Hey we have a dieting crisis here people ...we can't let these millions of consumers out from under our junk food grip!  What can we do to stop the exodus from our tasty fattening goodies to the healthy fruits and veggies they are starting to buy?   I know massive advertising. We will bombard the with images of all the things they are giving up .... every crunchy, cheesy, chewy, sweet and salty goodie on every channel all the time!  We will have them dumping those resolutions in no time at all mwahahahahahaha!!!"

Is it just me or what?

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year ...New Windows

HOLY COW ...... Has it really been over 2 months since my last post its amazing how fast time can fly sometimes.  Well Halloween was very depressing.  Here I am in a nice neighborhood with a side walk and everything and not one trick or  treater.  I can understand why we didn't get anyone in Long Island we lived next to the railroad tracks and didn't have a side walk and the road was rather dark.  I thought for sure I would get some kiddies in cute costumes this year but sadly no.

Thanksgiving was a quiet affair.  I wanted to go up to my Dad's house but it was a little cost prohibitive with having to find dog cat and lizard care.  I've been thinking of maybe getting a used RV so we can take everyone along on vacation.  I think the money we would save in pet lodging would cover the cost.  Well its a though anyway.

Christmas was quiet too but we were together and that was very nice since last Christmas my hubby was overseas.  He was gone for a year.  You might be wondering why I never mentioned it here but telling the world that you and your kids are home alone can make you a target to crazy people.  Just like bragging about getting ready to go on vacation on Facebook can get you the attention of burglars.  

This week we had our 1 big project taken care of... something that needed professionals not a do it yourself job...(we got lots of big do it yourself projects ahead lol). No this week we had ALL the windows and the patio door replace.  Double panes and Impact resistant which is great for the bills and hurricane season!   

Here is a few shots of the old windows
With these windows you could feel the cold just rushing in!

They had a weird second frame to put in Plexiglas covers in using magnets to hold it in place.
They didn't even have all of the covers so we couldn't cover up these energy wasters.
All the wood cross pieces blocked the light and cut down on the view.

The rail on the old door was bent in places it probably wouldn't have take much to break in through it.

You could feel the difference instantly  REALLY!!!  
Before you could catch pneumonia standing next to the old ones but next to the new ones nothing!  

Isn't my new door beautiful?

New windows let in so much more light and its much easier to see out!

The best part.... I can open EVERY single window before I could only open a few of them.  A couple of them wouldn't open and several had terrible fitting screens that would let in bugs so they stayed SHUT!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Holiday Season  and have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Fun Of E-Bay Without Spending Money

I've been having some fun with this site for the past couple weeks.  Its called Listia and its like a combination of E-Bay and Freecycle. It's an auction site that uses credits to bid for things other people are looking to get rid of.  

 There are plenty of things to do to get free credits from watching videos, doing surveys and of course posting auctions of things that have been cluttering up your home but are in good shape and would be a shame to throw away.  Then you turn around and bid for things you want  Everything from gardening supplies and video games to clothes and sporting goods.  So far I've won three times 

This adorable green pot that I"m going to use to repot my orchid.

Stationary items that I gave to my daughter to send letters to her friends.

Vintage Jewelry (shhhh they are going to be a stocking stuffer for Christmas!)

and this collectors Christmas Carols book.  

They were all free ...even shipping and handling though you have to watch some ask for shipping costs some don't so look what your getting into before you bid.  Want to give it a try just click here: