Here I sit….

At the Library again. lol  I am taking advantage of hubby having a few days off where I can come to the library.  Once he is back at work, he will be taking the van with him. That will leave us at home without a way to go.  If we need something, we have a grocery within walking or biking distance.  But, because Disney is over 15 minutes from where we are at – I let him take the van.  Its better on gas AND his brakes are not fixed on the truck.  It has been sitting in the parking place for a while. lol  Before he was at Disney, he would cautiously take it to work since work was 8 minutes away.  But I dont want him driving the truck knowing that the brakes are almost gone.

I am trying to be quick so that we can go and get things done.  He didnt make it to the top of the roof yesterday to spray the sealant.  It rained last night.  The bedroom area did not leak.  He did need to move his chair because a drip kept dripping on his bald head. lol  We put a small trash can to collect it and  put plastic bags over the plugs and sat down and watched The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2.  OH WOW!!  Really good, but so sad it is over.

This morning, after we had scrambled eggs and turkey bacon, hubby pulled out our neighbors ladder and climbed on our very bad roof.  We know we need to have it replaced – we just dont have the money right now.  I was out there with him to make sure if he fell, I could call an ambulance.  Yeah, there is just no way I could catch him if he fell off the roof.  hehehe  I absolutely do not like him getting up there.  But it had to be done.  He used the whole can in certain areas – the ones that we knew it leaked.  I am not ready for it to rain soon, but I am eager to see if it repels the rain.  I will let ya know!

I am being rushed today, so I will leave you with a few pictures from when we were at Animal Kingdom the other night.  The first two are from a street party they have. The costumes were so beautiful. They are now lighting up the tree and telling a story on it. We did not stay for the story, but I did get a quick pic of the tree lit up.  Hope you all are having an awesome day!  Thank you for reading.

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I’m hot and I’m cold…..

Today is a new day.  But lunch was the same. Lol  Yup, we had the rest of our turkey loaf.  I put it in our little convection oven.  Once again, it came out moist.  We are so happy with our little oven.  We did our measurements this morning and OH MY GAWSH!!!  We gotta lose some weight. Lol  I am also working on our menu for when we start in a few days.  Dr Phil 20/20 diet seems to be a great weight loss tool and I am seeing people on FB with huge success.

Ok, it is official – I am TIRED of this weather.  I had this little “condo” so warm last night.  It felt so nice.  It was down to 43 last night.  Of course, when hubby got home around 11pm, he said, “Why is it so hot in here?”  Ok, just take your hot rear right on back outside and sit for a bit! Lol  Son and I will stay right here where we are comfy.  The high today is 62, but it feels so warm in here.  I am sitting here in shorts, tank top and socks and I am a little hot.  The door is wide open, but the air and heater are both off.  That’s the best about living in this little “condo”, we can sit here and let the fresh air in and have it feel really nice.  However, tonight I will have that little heater going again. Which brings me to the scratchy throat I had this morning when I woke up.  That’s all part of the winter weather here in Florida. Lol  But, throat relief tea will help with this.

Well, good luck to all who are playing the Powerball Lottery tonight.  It would be nice to win something that could help us with this financial situation we are in. Just so you know – I am NOT holding my breath for that win. Lol  It would be nice if we did win though, I would definitely be able to start that non-profit to help single moms that I have wanted to start.  It would also be nice to be able to get the brakes fixed on the truck and get me a car.  Oh, and have our flipping phones turned back on.

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Well, I have got to get son off the playground and started on school.  I am trying to let him go out when the other kids are in school so that he go and play without the bad antics that these kids pull.  Always drama with them.  I know that son needs the exercise and needs to wear down his energy too. Plus, if it stays warm like this, I might actually be able to get into our small bathroom and shave my legs that has turned into a forest I think. lol

Thank you all for reading.  Have a perpetually awesome day!!

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Breaking the brake

Hubby is going to be making phone calls over the next few days to see what he can find out with the brakes for our truck.  We got up and found that the rear drivers tire was off the truck and laying on the ground.  Our sweet neighbor came over and started working on our truck.  We so don’t have the money to pay for any parts right now, but bless him – he wanted to help us out.  From what I understand, he is a very well known race car driver from Canada.  But for the life of me – I have no idea what his name is. Lol  I know the first name he gave us, but I don’t know if that is the name he goes by when he raced.  Of course, he is retired now.  But how sweet of him to try to fix our truck.

Yes – I said TRY!!  Wouldn’t you know it, he is not able to do so.  He told hubby and me this morning that it would be better for us to have someone repair it that has a warranty on their parts, etc.  The reasoning is because the brakes that are on the truck are specialized.  Yup, that’s right, SPECIALIZED.  It just keeps getting better.  He told us that the company we talked to yesterday wouldn’t be able to give us a quote because of the type of brakes that is on it.  So basically, this means more money that we are going to need to spend to get it fixed.

That darn breaking brake!!

Ok, on another note – has anyone watched the show “My 600 lb life”?  It comes on TLC.  I have watched past seasons and am very excited to see that it is back on.  I am very sensitive to people who are morbidly obese.  My heart just goes out to them.  I have lost 85 lbs over the past 4 years.  I am at a stand-still right now, but I do plan on jump starting my loss again.  I have a lot more to lose.  I want to be healthy, not only for me but for son.  He is working at being an actor.  I do not want him to be embarrassed by the size of his mom.  He tells me all the time that he loves me the way I am, and I know that he does, but he has yet to be around really cruel people who will say mean things about me.  I was nowhere NEAR the weight that the people on the show are.  Nor will I be.  I watch this show as a motivator to me to do what I need to do to drop the weight.  But my gosh, I don’t know if it is the way they edit it – I just ache for these people.  Some of them just want the easy way to try lose weight.  They don’t want to walk.  One woman wouldn’t get out of bed for 5 months after having bariatric surgery.  Oh my gosh!!  Why go through it if you are not going to put the work into it?

Hubby and I have decided (and I know I have said it before) to do the Dr Phil 20/20 diet.  Some of the things require baking, which is going to be interesting since I do not use my oven.  I don’t know if I am going to need to get a convection oven or just continue to use the crockpot.  These are some of the types of issues I come across while living in a condo on wheels.    Yesterday for our dinner-for-lunch, we had soft tacos.  I took the remaining stew meat I had not used in the stew and sliced it thin.  Put it over into a skillet and browned it with onions. Then I put taco seasoning in it.  Once it was done, we put it into soft tortillas with shredded cheese and a little sour cream.  It turned out to be very yummy.  Wish I would have gotten a picture of it. Lol  Today, I am doing something with ground turkey.  Need to run, gotta make lunch aka dinner!

Thank you all for reading!  Have an awesome day.

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When it rains….

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How does the old saying go, “When it rains, it pours?”  Crickey!!  Well, I just need to let everyone know that we did not win the lottery last night.  Its now the biggest it has ever been!  It is estimated at $700 million on Saturdays drawing.  Yes, we will have a ticket for it. Even if we won a few thousand from it – we would be happy.

Hubby heard something happen within his truck last night on the way home from work.  We didn’t think too much about it.  This morning, we got up and had to run to the store to put petro into the truck and stop at the grocery.  We needed a few staples for the condo and was just making a quick trip.  We started off on our little adventure and I saw hubby get this “look” on his face.  What?  He didn’t say anything.  We got to the very first redlight and he started slowing way before we got to it.  When we stopped, he looked at me and said, “Our breaks are out.”  We are in a truck that weighs over 5000lbs. If we hit someone from behind – we are going to do major damage. We get to the gas station and put a little gas in the big ole red beast.  Then we pull right over into the parking lot of Auto Zone.  We looked over everything and could see oil pouring on the back driver tire.  The cashier came out, looked at the rear tire and told us the caliper was blown!!

Great!  Just flipping great!  So, we had to give our car back to the bank and now we have a truck that cannot be driven until it is fixed – which we don’t have the money to fix it right now. It probably will not be until the end of this month before we have the money to have  it fixed.  That means that the money we were going to use to purchase me a not-so-new-but-new-to-me car will have to be used for the truck. UGH!!!  If it is not one thing it is another.  We literally have no way to go.  A guy that hubby started training class with is going to let him ride with him to and from work, but I am not sure if that is just for this week and next or what.   But hey – at least my migraine is gone!

On top of it, our phones will be turned off next week.  Will need to figure this one out.  I am so mad right now. We have worked so hard and so long at trying to keep everything going and on and now that we are in the flipping home stretch – its all going to you know where!  I know we were on borrowed time and were really lucky that we were able to go this long.  We definitely had lots of help over this past year and we appreciate it all.

Ok, I think I am going to go bury my head somewhere and lick my “wounds” for the rest of the day.  I am so ready for changes to come.  Once again, thanks for reading.

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