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I have a clean desk and it lead to doing other organizing.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

I finished with my desk at about 1:30 PM this morning. I cleaned it with vinegar and organized things. We have pens and pencils all over the place and I even cleaned out my purse to get the pens there. I also straightened the things in the drawers of two end tables and the console in the love seat.

My husband was at our son's house and I took out all of the drawers then turned the desk on each side and crawled around to get at each drawer space and underneath it. My husband said he thought we've had the desk for more than 20 years. His aunt went blind and gave it to us after her husband died.

I am ready to go on to do the spreadsheets now.

Our son wants us to come to his house later today after church; that is why I am writing a blog now.

We had a 70 degree day on Friday and today the high is to be in the 20's. It is 13 degrees F. at 2:12 AM. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Virginia and the Allegheny Highlands overnight tonight into Sunday. Wind chill factors will drop as low as 15 below. Frostbite could occur within 30 minutes. Bundle up before heading outside during the night or while going to church or to the grocery store in the morning. The advisory is in effect from 8 PM this evening until 10 AM on Sunday morning.


This is right down the street from us, Central Avenue intersects the street we live on:

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - On Saturday night, Hagerstown Police responded to the scene of a potential shooting near Central Ave.

Around 10 p.m., the Hagerstown Fire Department tweeted, "use caution in the area of Salem Ave and Central Ave. Units are operating in that area, treating multiple shooting patients."

As of 11 p.m. police still had several streets blocked off, and sections of Marshall Street and Central Ave surrounded with police tape.

We'll continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Played computer games
Took thyroid pill
Ate breakfast
Finished clipping coupons
Ate lunch
Took vitamin D gelcaps
Sent my husband to Harbor Freight for terry cloths and a light that looks like a light switch
Took my shoes into our bedroom
Logged food on Spark People
Helped hubby put up a night light in our room
Checked between mattress and box springs and on the floor in the guest bedroom since our son no longer lives here
Took mattress cover off guest bed to wash
Read e-mail
Deleted 25 e-mails
Took mattress cover to the basement to wash, will wash with the sheet that was over the clothes in our closet while the technician was here checking the heat pump in the attic
Took dirty socks to the basement with the mattress cover and sheet
Started a wash load of light-colored clothing
Put Oxi-Clean and water into a 5-gallon bucket
Put clothes in the dryer into a basket and set it on the table
Put a dryer sheet in the dryer
Cleaned dryer vent
Hubby cleaned dryer vent on the wall to put heat in the basement
Brought up Old English wood soap in a spray bottle and a container of rags
Began organizing stuff in containers and washing the containers
Put away dishes in the dish drainer on the kitchen counter
Cleaned food scale and moved measuring cups to spice holder
Entered two Paw Points
Dried containers I washed and filled them
Had hubby pick what we plan to do for a date night
Made a cup of coffee and put the coffee pot in the dishwasher
Put new box of toothpicks in a small glass on the lazy susan
Turned on the dishwasher
Cleaned out my purse
Straightened the stuff of the drawers of two end tables and console in between recliners on love seat
Put passwords in a safe place and added to them ones written down elsewhere
Took drawers out of desk in preparation of cleaning it
Put clear fingernail polish on a plastic easel and a clamp to hold it open, that I stand my calculator on

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Shredded papers that I don't need anymore
Put on kitchen table things I need to sort through
Finished cleaning the desk and putting things back into it neatly
Washed a wooden container that had erasers in it
Put dirty plastic containers on the counter to load in the dishwasher tomorrow
Gathered trash on the main level
Replaced two bags
Put dog toys in container in the living room
Hubby woke up shivering and said the heating pad is not working. He doesn't have a fever.

I suppose I will read about what happened in the paper in the morning. We are four houses away from the first intersection on the street and it isn't that far to the second intersection. We walk on Marshall Street. I am glad that I wasn't aware of this while hubby was gone last night. Bayau doesn't bark. I felt protected when I had either of my rottweilers. Bayau is protective, bless her heart. I know that she would do her best to stop anyone that tried to hurt me, but gun shots...I can't stop a speeding bullet like Superman could.
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    I was busy shredding papers this day as well! Must be a de-clutter day!
    331 days ago
    What a busy, productive day! Wow! I almost got tired reading all you did. Good for you for taking care of business.

    We had our 'date night' tonight which involved going into the den and watching a 30 minute recorded tv show. We're real homebodies.

    Prayers for those involved in the violence. Scary.

    Take care and I'm glad you have Bayau. I also previously had two Rottweiler sisters. They are forever loved and missed. I'm grateful to have our 113 pound Miss Jasmine who barks only when she's on 'high alert' with something happening right outside our door. We taught her 'hotel speak' which is a tiny 'woof' for the times when we do travel.

    I hope your hubby is doing better. Ongoing healing prayers.
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    332 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    So scary. The riots that happened in STL weren't far from where we lived and even though we have been gone from there for almost 15 years it still sent a shiver down my back. What is the world coming to?? I feel it is mostly drugs that fuel all the violence and don't have an answer to this issue.

    Another couple of busy days for you. Hope hubby is ok and not getting ill again.
    332 days ago
    Oh my gosh. Stay safe! That is absolutely scary.
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