Monday, February 14, 2011

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Houston, we have heat!

Y'all have no idea how cold it has been in my house these past 3 days.

I came home from the grocery store Tuesday morning, unloaded the groceries and plopped down in front of the computer. I noticed it was a little chilly in here. Then I got to thinking, this air blowing is mighty cold.
I went to check the thermostat and it was reading 63 but it was set to 68 degrees. Uh oh. This can't be good. I turned it off since it was just blowing cold air. It kept blowing. Um....I'm no HVAC service man, but I don't think that is suppose to happen. No matter what I did, it kept blowing cold air. I had to flip the breaker.

K came home that night and got to looking at it but didnt see anything out of the norm. Of course it was too late to call someone to come look at it. I wasn't about to pay an after hours fee.

The next day we got my dad to come look at it. He about had it pin pointed. I googled (I love me some google) and found a guy that had the exact same problem and said it was something else. Well I went with his advice. I shouldn't have. Again, it was too late to do anything by the time we basically got it sorta kinda but not really figured out. Plus it was sleeting/raining/snowing it's ass off. My dad had to haul ass home before it got too bad and K wouldnt make it in time after work.

So FF to today. Since K's work decided it was going to be a blizzard, they didnt schedule any cars for today but 2. By 8:30 this morning he was done. He talked to the boss and told him about the heat so he got to leave at lunch. He stopped by the HVAC place and got the part we thought it was. Wrong! He gets home puts it in and voila! Nothing! FUCK ME!

We said screw it and called a service guy out. I wish he would have brought some lube for the fucking he was trying to give us.

Here's the run down.
Service call $72
Part+installation $214
Pick up part $106

Yep, they were going to charge me $106 to go pick up the fucking part! I very quickly declined his service. I will never call these people back out to my house. Fucking ridiculous.

K and I loaded up and headed back to the HVAC place we got the first part from and got the gas valve thingie we needed. We bought that and the plumbers glue for under $40. Came home and K fixed it.

I have heat!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The weekends are killing my diet

I do good all week. I cook, log everything, stay conscience of what I eat. Then the weekend hits and it all goes down hill.

This weekend was no different. Friday we had a small ice storm so my husband was off work. The "ice storm" was a dud so we hit the roads early. I did eat a bowl of cereal before we left. Well, thank gawd because that was the only thing I ate until later that night. We headed to my dad, who eats steak and baked potato every night. Friday night was no different. It was so good until I looked at how many points it was. o_O

Saturday was awful. There's no food in his house. He's a single 60-something man. Typical. lol I had brought some snacks (nutty bars) for my husband. Well since I was starving I ate one. Then by 4pm we still hadn't left yet and I was on the verge of getting a head ache, so I ate 2 of daddy's cupcake snacks.

We leave heading home and stop by subway. I thought I was getting a healthier choice until I get home and start logging points. It was not pretty.

I guess what I need to do is buy snacks/food to take to my dads since we are there almost every weekend and it's killing me.

I'm down a few pounds this week and I really don't want to blow all my hard work through out the week every weekend. That's defeating the purpose.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I love reading. Always have, probably always will.

I discovered a website a few years ago called Basically you post books and earn a few credits to get you started. When you request a book from someone else, as long as you have the credits, it's free. If someone request one of your books, all you have to do is pay shipping, which is only around $3.00. When they post that the book has been received, you will get a credit.

Yes, I know you can go to the library and check out books all day long for free, but if you are like me you just never get to the library. And honestly, as long as we've been in this house, I have yet to step foot in our library.

OK, so now that I've done a small plug for that website, I wanted to tell you about the latest series I've been reading. The author is Gena Showalter. The series is The Lords of the Underworld. Sounds seriously dark, but I promise you they aren't. Well a little but not really.

From her website: Long ago, twelve immortals warriors – each more dangerously seductive than the last -- stole and opened Pandora’s box, unleashing the evil from within. Now they carry that evil within themselves. Violence, Pain, Death, Disease, Disaster, Misery, Doubt, Promiscuity, Defeat, Lies, Secrets, and Wrath. When a powerful enemy returns, they will travel the world in search of a sacred relic of the gods – one that threatens to destroy them all. With multiple New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers this a must read series!

Books in order:
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Kiss
The Darkest Pleasure
The Darkest Whisper
The Darkest Passion
The Darkest Lie
The Darkest Secret (April 2011)
The Darkest Surrender (October 2011)
The Darkest Seduction (2012)

I absolutely got hooked on these books. I'm currently waiting on The Darkest Lie to hit And seriously, if it doesn't get entered in to the system soon, I just might have got go buy it.

Gena Showalter is my new favorite author. Her writing style absolutely consumes you. These books are a drug. Once I start one, I can't put it down until it's finished.