Catching up here on what’s going on. I can hardly ever remember
when I left this space not updated for 6 days! I have been busy
with Facebook and my other blogspot blog. Embarrassed smile
Friday I met with a friend of
mine I hadn’t seen in a long while. We had a nice visit catching up
on our lives and learning new things about each other. My life here
has changed so much since the last time I saw her. We had a nice
dinner at Applebee’s and it was a real treat ! THANKS NITA!Smile
I really had a wonderful time.Open-mouthed smile
Yesterday morning we got up to a terrible smell. I mean, at first,
I thought it was a dead animal somewhere in the house.
I couldn’t quite figure it out until I opened the door to my basement.
WOW.. the smell of  GAS knocked me over. I was very alarmed!
I called the emergency number for the gas company. Seems some
"person" had put too much odorant in the gas lines and some homes
in our town were having a major problem with it. If you have even the
slightest tiny leak you got a real stink! The lady dispatcher on the phone
explained that normally there is NO SMELL in gas, so they add the
smell so you can tell when there is a leak. So I then figured out..
WE HAVE A LEAK! It was mid-afternoon when they came to check
it out and by then we had 80 degrees outside and all the doors open
and fans running. I had quite a headache from the smell.  The service
guy had been very busy running all over town checking homes with
leaks. On a Sunday that is mucho overtime pay. Thinking smile
It was quite late when the smell finally started to go away. We were
glad it wasn’t at night that all this happened. NO ONE would have
gotten much sleep with that STINK around.
HELL HOUSE… Yep they had a leak too, not sure where though.
Just what was leaking was
hard to find here at our house. His meter was NOT showing the leak.
So he had to go along all the pipelines to find it with soapy water.
Turns out our furnace has a valve with a small leak and will have to
be replaced before fall comes. He shut the valve off and now we have
to get it fixed before using it. More $$$$… sheesh.. one just  never knows
what is around the corner owning a home. Disappointed smile It is always something!
Looks like we are in for a scorching week here in our neck of the woods.
90’s and humid again. My A/C will run like crazy and I will be spending
a lot of time indoors again. We missed out on several storms that have
rumbled around here. I woke to lightning last night, we never got the rain
though. Lawns are slowly getting brown here, looks like I won’t have to
mow this week which is just fine with me!Smile Gas prices have sure come down
around here. Today they are between $2.66 and $2.72…they dropped
about 8 cents since last Thursday. Milk around here has been high
in our local stores, $2.79 or higher. I have been buying it out of town
at $1.99 when I have to get it. I cut way back on milk in the summertime
for some reason. I drink more tea and water I guess.
Sue and I have been wearing the Therashoes from Kmart for some time
now and agree that we wouldn’t want to go back to the other shoes
anytime soon. I have surely tried to do it but the rocker shoes are so
comfortable that I just wear the old ones for awhile.. and just want to
take them OFF! I haven’t had any trouble with them and now Kmart
has come out with another brand of rocker that is very nice. They are on sale this
week. I will be checking them out too today. When I can mow lawn in
them and my back doesn’t hurt afterward, that is a major deal breaker!!
Well that is enough for now…


I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

7 responses »

  1. Boy, that was lucky. Any gas leak can be dangerous. Gas here where I get it was 2.59, the up to 279 and then back down to 2.61. Jeesh!. Make up your minds. I Have been wearing those shoes for some months and just love them. They are going have to come up with something really superior to beat these.

  2. Hi Carol, The odor they add to gas is terrible, glad to hear you found out where it was comming from and can get it fixed. Hope the smell didn’t affect your mom too much.I am on Facebook, so please send me an invite. WLS has basically died. Your friend, Lisa.

  3. I am glad they found the gas leak for you. I have my Sketcher rockers but since the weather got hot I haven’t worn them. I definitely will this fall.Gas is $2.69 here this morning.

  4. I’m glad that nothing came of that gas leak. We had a house not all that far from the church blown up by that so I know it’s no game! It’s going to be in the nineties for us today but we’ve had few days like that so I won’t gripe! Havw a great week as well!

  5. Wow that’s a blessing they put too much odorant in the gas, or maybe your leak would have went undetected! I’ve never heard of the rockershoes but always willing to try something that helps my feet. I’m wearing new balance now which really help but will have to check out the other shoes too!Keep cool!

  6. @Dana I swear by them now.. I mean other shoes don’t make my feet that comfy anymore. More companies are on the band wagon now and making them too so there has to be SOMETHING about them that is good. They do help bad knees and a bad back for sure.

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