HAPPY 2020 NEW YEAR, DEAR PORCHIES
We were up to 40 posts so thought it was time to start a new Porch just in time for 2020. Please go back to read Julie's last post.
It's been kind of a busy morning. I went down to Grace's and another neighbor came in. I came back up to call and schedule the pest man. He's coming Thursday and will put some gel near our sinks. It's like Terro traps but milder. The nice woman splained to me that Terro is too strong and outright kills the ants so they don't get a chance to take the poison back to the nest. I texted Grace to let her know when he's coming. The woman on the phone was great. She should be training customer service reps everywhere. We have been very happy with our pest service.
Earlier I did a budget so I can see where my money goes. I used to use Lotus 123 but the computers use a different spreadsheet now and, when I tried to use one, the equations didn't work. I gave up and decided just to use my pencil and paper. DD says there are good ones that are apps. I want to have reserved savings for once-a-year payments like taxes and insurance so think my method will work best for my needs. We'll see. I've identifed areas where I can cut if need be in the future. That makes me feel good. I put SV's food and vet bills in the budget instead of just feeling like I get blindsided by them. I have columns for budget, actual and variance so I can see if some area is going over budget and areas that are ahead of the game. Nice thing about spread sheets and apps is that the info can be used for charts. I'm kinda excited for this project but the thrill will likely pale soon enough. Makes me feel more in control.
Julie, I'm sorry you feel lousy. Also sorry Den has to work tomorrow. I guess if someone has to work a holiday, New Year might be the one to do it. Sure wouldn't want to do it on Christmas. I hope someone splained to those cows that they need to make a few New Year's resolutions to stay where they belong. Better yet, I hope the farmer fixes his fence. Feel better.
Gonna go fix lunch. I need to clean up the carpet where SV threw up and do some other housework. I don't want the pest man to come into a dirty condo. I imagine he's seen worse. I hope it solves the problem. I always felt for those guys on the TV shows about hoarders when they had to go in and clean up dead and live cockroaches and mice. Some even had dead cats inside. Those guys had to wear hazmat suits. AACCKK!!
Hope all y'all are having a great day and tomorrow will usher in a totally great New Year!
Just sitting for a bit. I loaded the DW and it's running. I cleaned out under the sink and have to put things back. I just got soooo exhausted that I had to rest a few minutes. It's so beautiful outside. Again, a Technicolor day. I have too many cleaning products and can get rid of some of them. Maybe I'll just close my eyes for a minute. Zzzzzzzz...