Last Friday's Little Road Trip 10.30.2011

Here I am on my way to (Little) Washington, Virginia.  It was a nice little road trip...very relaxing!!  Lots of farm land and little or no traffic.

Behind The Inn @ Little Washington.

This is the kitchen in one of the rentable cottages.  It's big enough for me to LIVE in. :)

This has got to be my most favorite commercial inspection that I have ever done.  I spent most of the day there.  It is such an quaint little town.  Population 200, no traffic lights...just stop signs.  As usual, I took way too many photos, which always bites me in the butt in having to take hours to put them in order, then having to decide which ones to actually upload.
Three nights ago, I got close and personal with a huge skunk.  It was larger than my room mates cat, Patches and I think he's over 15 pounds now.  This skunk was hiding under a Prius at work.  He stood still long enough for me to take this photo before wobbling down the lot.

It was a nasty day out here in Northern Virginia yesterday. It was  raining and sleeting all day. It went below freezing last night.  I guess I'd better pull those tiny three bell peppers off of the bush tonight....or will they survive a frost?

Last week I re-arranged my room again.  The white walls and white curtains just made it feel so cold to me, so I put my red curtains back up, and bought a little $3 lamp with a warm colored bulb to put on my night stand.  It's much better now and the room feels warm and comfy again.  LOL....Every once in a while I get into a what I call a "nesting mood".

Yesterady morning while driving to work, I noticed this symbol on the dash....

After all the crap that's been breaking down at my house, I was thinking...shit!   Now What?!  I have never had a car that had this symbol pop up before, so I actually had to pull over to look it up in the manual.  LOL.....tire pressure light.  Turns out my baby just needed a couple of pounds of air in all 4 tires.  Phew....what a relief that was.....I had already worked myself into a panic.

Oh...the heater is broken down again.  This is the third time and it's getting on my last nerve!

Lost Memories 10.19.2011

Last week I  went through a box of photos that I had taken between 1980 and 1998.  Actually there were not that many photos, but about 180 negatives.  I'm sure that the good photos themselves were given out to friends and relatives at that time.  All I know is, that I only have a few and they aren't all that good. :)

I held the negatives up to the light, trying to make out what they were about, but no such luck.  They were just too small.

I searched on Google for a negative converter, reader, scanner, and printer or whatever you want to call it.  There must be hundreds of them.  Different sizes, colors, makes and models all in different price ranges.  Finally I gave up on choosing one because I only have 180 negatives and will probably never have anymore due to my cameras being digital now.

Then I found GoPhoto .  They printed me a UPS sticker to affix to an envelope with the negatives inside.  They will sort them and see which ones are still good and then let me order prints or have them put the photos on a CD, DVD, or USB drive.

I dropped the envelope off at the UPS Store today and I can't wait to see what they will find. There should be photos of my son when he was a baby that I haven't seen in 20+ years.  Also some photos of were we lived in Baton Rouge, LA.

Good news, the commercial inspection in Washington, Virginia, is set for Friday.  I can't wait.  I always wanted to check that little town out.

Look what I saw peppers the size of a dime.

I wonder if there is enough time for them to grow.  It's supposed to get colder next week.  Well, I've got my fingers crossed.  Organic green peppers are going for $3.99 a piece around here.

I'm going to chase a car in Woodbridge in the morning, then I have reports to write and photos to upload.  The LDN is kicking in, so it's time to hit the sack.  Hope everyone has an awesome night. :)

How to live in 262 sq ft without closets 10.13.2011

LOL.....I was lusting after Kymber's new red double kitchen sink yesterday when she mentioned that my room is already pretty full.  This is true, but there is no clutter, everything is put away....and I'm sure I could fit a red double sink in there somewhere, don't you think?

My tiny little office.

On the left there is my vertical coffee/tea nook.  On the right is the fridge sitting on the nightstand with the small Berkey water filter on top.

My pretend clothes closet

On the left is what originally was a computer amoire.  Now it houses office stuff, vitamins, herbs, etc.  Bookshelf in the center is full of herbs and books in the bottom.  Shelf unit on the right has more herbs and books.

To the right is the file cabinet, which now only has one drawer for actual files....then there is the sock drawer, underwear drawer, misc. drawer.

Boy, what I could do with just one wall closet the length of this room.  :)

LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) in Emu Oil 10.12.2011

Kymber asked me why I was mixing LDN with Emu Oil.

Well, I've been scratching my head about getting a tiny bit of LDN in my Cornish Rex, Silly, for months.  It's not that she is sick, but I would like for her immune system to be strong so that she will stay healthy for many years to come.

The problem was how to get it in her.  Putting it in her food wouldn't work because she would notice the smell and taste....she is so very picky about her food.

Shooting it down her throat would have been a cat fight for sure.

Then I remembered that some people that have stomach issues are getting LDN prescribed in cream form.

Dr. Jaquelyn Mc Candless formulated a Transdermal LDN application with Emu oil that absorbs quickly into the bloodstream for her autistic patients.  This formulation diffuses through the skin and enters into the bloodstream, bypassing the liver, stomach, and digestive system.  Many side effects disappeared this way.

Since I do not have a prescription for Transdermal LDN, I improvised by crushing one Naltrexone pill and then putting it in 50 ml of Emu Oil.

Every day I just put a drop of this oil mixture on my finger tip and rub it in Silly's ears.   Ha, no fuss, no muss!!! favorite day 10.10.2011

^^^^^That's looking out of my this morning.  Beautiful isn't it?  Love Mondays :)  It's kind of like a mini weekend for me since I get off at around 5 PM on Sundays, so I have kind of a long night.  Then on Mondays I usually don't have any other work besides at Millers, so I'm free until ten minutes to three.

I spent most of yesterday adding pages with information on LDN to this blog.  You can see see them on the right.  I had forgotten that we can do that.  I can add 20 pages if I want to.  Most of the documents on those pages were sent to me by Diana, a friend from "Got Endorphins? LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone)" on Facebook.  Thanks, Diana :)  By the way, that Facebook page is now 582 members strong.  It's a very active group with members from all over the world  with lots of information and everyone is always there to help.

I ordered some emu oil last week which finally came in a couple of days ago.  This morning I crushed up a 50 mg tablet of Naltrexone in it.  I plan on rubbing a drop of it on Silly's ears as a preventative each day.  I know it has helped so many people with their sick pets.  I'm taking it as a preventative and I think that she should also have that benefit.

A friend of mine is bringing me some deer meat, love, love deer.  It will be great to get some free, clean meat. :)

Right now I'm waiting on an assignment in Washington, VA.  I've always wanted to stop by there, but never got around to it.  Got my fingers crossed that I get it.  Oh, well, maybe I'll get that email sometime tonight while I'm sleeping.  LDN is kicking in, so it's time to hit the sack. :)  Can't stay awake any longer.

When is the stuff going to stop breaking down in here? 10.07.2011

When I got home the other night, I found out that my furnace was broken and blowing nothing but cold air.  The temperature went from 69 to 68 in a matter of minutes.  The repair man came on Wednesday.  It was pretty funny, all this time I thought I had a heat pump, but come to find out after searching for the furnace in the attic, that I have heat strips/coils...three of them.

The furnace is located in the closet, like I told the repair man and it looks like this unit was installed when this townhouse was built, in 1974.  After he took it all apart, we saw three heating coils.  Two of them work.  The third one needs to be replaced, but that will cost me $765 and it will have to wait.  After  he put everything back together, he rewired the thermostat and the heat came on.  I'm sure it will be much more efficient with 3 coils, but for right now, at least we've got heat.

The upstairs is always very easy to keep warm, but the downstairs where I live at gets really cold when the temperatures come down.  I was reading Andy's blog the other week and he always has such good information on how to keep his RV warm, so I decided to order the Broan heater that he has.  It's only 6'x6'x5, but it packs an awful lot of heat.  It came in the other day and does wonders in keeping my feet and room warm.

It has a little fan inside.  I'm amazed on how much heat it puts out.

I finished cleaning the Dell the other day, but it's not working.  It gets power, but all it does is make a clicking sound.  The green (on) light on the outside of the unit blinks on and off.  None of the fans are blowing.  I'm sure it's operator error, meaning that I didn't plug something in.  Damn!! I know I should have taken photos before I took it apart.  I took it over to my Dad's yesterday and am hoping that he can find my mistake to get it back up and running.

I spent most of today putting things away in my room.  That's the trouble with living in a small space without closets.  Everything needs to be looked at and determined whether it will be used in the next couple of months or not.  If not, it needs to go out in the shed and out of the way.  I can't stand clutter!  Right now I'm comfy...everything is put away. I had a lot of practice when I lived in my trailer. :)

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Computer Issues 10.03.2011

Poor, poor old Dell.  She got the dreaded blue screen and wouldn't act right.  I'm hoping that a good cleaning will take care of this problem.  She was making some strange noises and the fan would only run off and on.  She hasn't been cleaned since 2005, so it was time to take her apart.  Poor thing was pretty nasty inside.

Wish I could have gotten it done all in one day, but had to put it aside so that I could got to work and the vaccum needed to be re-charged.

Had to rig me up a tiny, long and slim vaccum cleaner attachment to get in the tiny little crooks and crannies.  I sure didn't want to take it ALL apart.  Ha, I always end up with things left over after putting things back together.

I'm still trying to collect some of my Silly's poop.  It's way harder than I thought.  Seems that she likes to poop while I'm at work, or she's getting back at Patches and poops in HIS litter box.

I've been busy losing weight.  When my blood pressure hit 189/93/73 at 209 pounds I went ito a panic and knew since I refuse to be put on blood pressure meds, I'd have to hurry and do something about it.  When I got down to 190.2 pounds my blood pressure went down to 165/96/69.  Yesterday morning I weighed in at 178 pounds ..... blood pressure reading at 130/76/63.  Phew....another 25 pounds and I should be good to go.

That's when the hard part starts....keeping the weight off!

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