Sliding Door Problems

Sliding Door (free clip art)

Sliding Door (free clip art)

The past year or two we’ve been having trouble with the sliding closet doors in the guest bedroom. I’ve been putting off doing anything about it – partly out of laziness, partly out of concern that I might not be able to fix it myself, and I just hate calling in a repairman. I hate that the repairmen charge you a huge fee for “the first hour or portion thereof” and then only spend fifteen minutes actually doing any work and then leave without even cleaning up the mess they made!

So I’ve been looking at the grant sliding door hardware that is available to buy, and I’m thinking about buying the hardware and trying to fix it myself. Maybe I can find some YouTube videos on “how to” replace the hardware and I’ll be able to do it myself! Wish me luck!

Planning a night for her

Valentines Day (free clip art)

Valentines Day (free clip art)

So we all know that Valentines Day is hereand I thought I would plan a night for her and I tonight. I know that she will really appreciate it. She is planning to go shopping on Saturday afternoon with the girls and wont be home till dinner time. I told her that I was going to cook dinner so I know she will be home in time. I am going to decorate the living room, dining room and bedroom with rose petals and really romance her. Dinner will be her favorite meal of Shrimp Alfredo, with a salad and garlic bread on the side. Wine to go with it and then for desert, champagne and strawberries in the bedroom. I think that will work very nicely.

Ground Hog Sees His Shadow

Groundhog Day (free clip art)

Groundhog Day (free clip art)

I don’t know who the nut was that decided that it was a good idea to make people believe that if a groundhog is awakened on February 2nd, and he sees his shadow, that it frightens him and he returns to his hibernation for another six weeks! And I don’t know how he managed to convince the people of it! So silly! I guess it is just one of those superstitions that people enjoy celebrating – gives them something to talk about in the middle of winter! After all, it IS the middle of winter – six weeks after the first day of winter (which is typically December 22.) And winter IS twelve weeks long! So yes, spring will always be six more weeks away from February 2nd! I think it would be better to celebrate the day as a mid-winter festival, celebrating that we are half-way to spring! Doesn’t that sound much more festive?

Easy Peasy Shopping

When Dottie told me that she needed a quick, easy, and inexpensive resource to be able to buy a new sax mouthpiece for students it didn’t take me long to go online and check out a few websites. I think that the Internet is a wonderful resource to use. Sometimes the websites will indicate that the company has a brick and mortar store that you can go to and pick up the item you want to purchase, but if that is not an option, you can often order things online through the website, or use a phone number (provided) to place the order. I like having all of those different options to choose from! Makes shopping so much easier than the old days when all you had was a local telephone directory with Yellow Pages to look at!

Date Night

I wonder how getting ready for a night out is different for a girl than it is for us guys? I know that I’m making plans to go out and checked the movie schedule, the car has a full gas tank, I showered and groomed (of course!) and I’m not even going to show up all that hungry – I ate a sandwich so I don’t look like a pig when we get to the restaurant. I wonder if I cleaned up the house and bought some breakfast food if that would look like I was being presumptious or insult her? So I didn’t do that. LOL