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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Friday, May 21, 2010

I knew I shouldn't have complained...

about the heat yesterday.  Karma - it bites you in the butt every time.  I came into the office this morning and it was eighty-three (count them!) degrees in here.  I had left the air conditioning set at seventy-eight when I left the office yesterday since I am trying to conserve on the electric bill and when I opened the door this morning, it was like a heat wave!  I immediately turned on the big floor fan and went to check the thermostat.  Yikes!  I called my AC guy post haste and he was here within an hour; he diagnosed the problem as most likely being the capacitor - whatever that does (I know Tim replaced the capacitor on the AC unit at our old house on more than one occasion).  He said it would be about $135 - which isn't bad; I knew I was taking a chance when I got the used unit.  In the meantime, Petey isn't speaking to me and I can't blame him.  I'm burning up and I don't have fur and a base body temperature of one-hundred-and two degrees - my poor little gingersnap guy!
Well, thank You, Lord - it was just the capacitor and Jason, the super-hero AC guy, has it up and cooling again already!  He was referred to me by one of my clients and he has been great.  But I am still hot and in my book, that is as good an excuse as any to blow this popstand and do something infinitely more fun that mundane paperwork and sitting here waiting for the phone to ring.  I have pictures to hang at home and a window to measure for a curtain rod.  I put my new pillow covers on my living room pillows, and I took a picture, but I have left my camera at home for the past week.  It might be a Freudian thing because I am completely horrified at how pink floral and green gingham patchwork pillows look on my brown leather sofa.  I am hoping that the matching valance I am going to make will help pull it all together.  If not, well, I'm not out anything but my time because I've had the fabrics I used for about ten years.  Ten years - no kidding.  My name is Dawn and I am a closet fabric-a-holic.  I am powerless over a fabric sale.  I've been known to buy entire bolts of Mary Engelbreit fabric at WalMart when it's marked down to $1 a yard.  I mean, it's such a deal...  And look at the money I saved over the regular price.  It's a disease.

5 comments:

  1. I am like you!! I can't get too cold (at least not often) but MAN! I hate to be hot!! Glad your system is 'cooling off.'As for the pink floral and the green gingham on the brown leather.....you may be surprised at how great that may look! Happy Friday to you, Sister Blogger!!

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  2. Glad the air condition man came to the rescue. Girl, I have that disease too. I've spent so much money saving money haha.
    Can't wait to see the valance when you get it done.
    ♥ Joy

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  3. I'm on a first name basis with the air conditioner repair man. You can't afford not to be in Texas!! Glad you're chillin' again!

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  4. LOL...I have that same disease, too. I save so much money when I'm spending it. ME fabric for a dollar a yard is an "investment" in my book.

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