Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday 9: Just Like a Pill and a Little More

1. What was the last pill your doctor prescribed? Why?
Simcor, I have a hard time with my cholesteral. I hate it, sometimes I wake up burning.  I take an asprin that is suppose to minimize it, Simcor has niacin in it.

2. How well do you swim?
I swim very well and love swimming, I just don't get a chance to anymore.

3. Who has a big mouth that you like?
My dog Totem.  We refer to him as Tardis Mouth,  he is a small dog that when he yawns his mouth is wider than he is long.  In human terms Julia Roberts has a big mouth, size wise.  If we are talking big mouths that spout big talk, there are too many to mention.
4. Do you believe in political correctness?
This is tough! I think Americans have become so polarized there is no civility any more. I also think we could do with tougher skin about what we consider not correct. 

5. Do you ever patronize people?
I hope not, occasionally DD2 accuses me of being patronizing.  I call it not getting hooked. I don't really like confrontation.

6. Do you or someone you know strive constantly to be perfect?
One should always strive to be better in our lives, however, I do not achieve it by a long shot. Perfection is not possible for anyone. 

7. What song are you totally sick of and why?
People?? I guess, maybe. I don't get sick of music usually.

8. How old were you when you got cocky? Or did you never go there?
Maybe in my 50's?  I remember saying one time, "I could do this in my sleep", in reference to my job. Then everything changed.

9. When you compete with someone, have you ever gotten hostile?
No, I am not very competitive.

We have spent the last week, trying to rest up from our move.  We have one more trip to make back to CA to pick up one more load.  We had to place some stuff in storage and our trailer was probably overloaded this trip.  We sold our house, it was a miracle.  The buyer was someone who  lived in our condo complex and he offered to buy it "as is". No inspection, no termite inspection, no remodeling, and no staging.  Then on the day after Escrow had closed, another unit went on the market, just like ours, for $20 thousand less than ours. (not sure of its shape).  This guy would have probably stopped escrow and been willing to lose his deposit, if it had happened before escrow had closed.  For once a house sale worked in our favor. We took the money and ran!

It has been hot, hot, here, and we had to fix our air conditioning, but it was not too expensive.  I also bought a new washer and dryer, the one we inherited with the house was sooo old...everytime I washed something in it...I kept expecting it to break.  DD2 called while we were in CA and told us about both the AC and the washer.  I haven't had a W/D that matched for years.

Despite the heat we are glad to be here, mortgage free, and back with the puppies.  We are going to unload the trailer now that we have rested and start making this place a little more comfortable.


  1. Wow! You have been busy. Another trip? I bet you will be glad to just be finished with it all. I couldn't agree more with your answers.

  2. Congrats on your move, I hope you settle in and enjoy your new home!

  3. I'm also not very competitive, I'm more laid back.

    Congratulations on your move, it is probably much more relaxing in Missouri than CA.

  4. I just wanted you to know how much I love your blogs. Have a great rest of the weekend!!

  5. I have a dog with a big mouth too. Heaven forbid the dogs living on other side of the fence are out too.

    Have a great rest of your day!

  6. Our smallest dog has the biggest mouth and she uses to hold three dog toys at once and run away from the other dogs. It's pretty funny!

  7. Congrats on the move. And your little Totem looks adorable!

  8. No.4 was the item I identified with, vis-a-vis the UK. We definitely need tougher skins.

    I'm sure you'll be glad when the move is complete. Keep smiling.

  9. Well done on the house sale. Once everything is settled you'll be happy I'm sure. x