Monday, September 14, 2009

Upstairs neighbors!

I know a lot of people would never live in a down stairs apartment but with me it is a necessity. I have severe arthritis in both hips and right knee. I have already had my left knee replaced a couple of years ago. But, be that as it may, my upstairs neighbor has been pounding on something, that sounds like the floor, for the past half hour. It is very difficult to concentrate on what I am doing. I like to read. I read a lot. I would rather read than watch television but with her pounding and what sounds like jumping up and down, it is really hard to concentrate on what I am reading so I decided to try to do a little net surfing. That isn't easy with all the racket either. What can you do? I really don't want to complain to the office an become a nuisance because I have to live here. I guess I will just have to suffer with it. Although she could have a little consideration for the people that live in the same building.

Enough of that. Bill gave me a USB speaker system for my computer because the sound went out on my computer. It doesn't work. I guess I will just have to live with it for a while. I am hoping that next January when I get my income tax refund back I will have enough to get a new computer.

Oh well, there really isn't much else to say right now. I did go to Walmart and bought the movie "Twilight" and the newest book "Breaking Dawn" which is the fourth book in the series. Tammie said it was better than the other three. I watched the movie and I thought it was really good. It wasn't as good as the book but as far as movies go, this was really good.

I am going to get back to reading. I will write more later


Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to Work

Well, I guess you all know I am back to work now after my vacation. It always goes by so fast. I had such a wonderful time with Tammie and Mom! We didn't really do anything much except hang out together and we went out to eat several times. Of course Mom had to go to "Joe's Crab Shack". That was a given. We went to Walmart several times too. I don't know what it is about that store but it always seems to have everything I need and it is just so easy to relax there.

Man, I sound like a commercial testimonial! That isn't what I mean to do, it just comes out like that.

Well, Tammie's dog, "Hokey", a nine month old Boston Bull dog, was along for the ride when they came down for vacation. He is the cutest thing but boy is he a fart head. He even answered to that by the time they were ready to leave. He loved to jump on my lap and play at biting my fingers and licking my arms when I was trying to read. But you can't help but love the little stinker.

While Tammie was here she had the book, "Twilight". After she was finished reading it I had to take her to Barnes and Noble to get the other two books in the series. She read all three books while she was here and then left them here for me to read. Now, to be honest, I was never really thrilled about the hype that I had been hearing about the books and the movie so I started reading it with less than enthusiasm. It wasn't long before I caught the gist of the book. I never really cared about teenage love but this book is pretty good. I am finished with the first two books and am now starting on the third one. I am addicted to reading and I have to finish what I start. I am a little more enthusiastic now than I was in the beginning. I think I would like to see the movie now that I have read the books. Just to see how Hollywood brings it to life. Most of the time when I read a book and a movie is made from it I am bitterly disappointed in the movie. Who knows, maybe it is an unwritten law that the movies have to suck.

Well, to all of my friends and family, if you still read my blog, I can't wait for Mom and Tammie to get moved down here. Of course, like all siblings, there will be times of discord but all in all it will be great to have family around. It has been way to long since I have had family around on a permanent basis.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!