Saturday, April 08, 2017

beefy.............


x's and o's.....



but did you know she is Rob Schneider's daughter?...

a hundred things, not really...........

good morning! getting mentally prepared for my trip to Portland next weekend. (I hadn't realized it'd be Easter weekend when I planned thet trip, alas!) I've decided to go ahead an rent a car just so I'll have the freedom and ease of getting myself around. Alamo has one for $94 which is for 2 days plus fees. as I plan to pick it up at 1pm Friday and back before 11am Sunday. :) I'm looking forward to running around Portland a bit and shop around and sight see a bit.  I'm making plans with a friend from high school. i saw her last time in Portland too.  Saturday morning will be all about getting to the plant sale Hortlandia as early as possible and lined up to get in. ha
I figure I'll have all my shopping and researching done by noon and will be able to get out to the Farmer's Market to find something to eat and just to walk around (although rain is predicted all weekend).  Places for Friday or Saturday afternoon on the list are the Pearl District, Canoe home store, Powell City Books, and the Pioneer Courthouse Square.  It sort of depends on when my friends are available to hang out. I plan to see a college friend Saturday evening. She is the same one I just saw over winter break when we went together to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR.
Anyway, the point is with the trip and everything, I really have to keep up with paper grading. I finished the projects turned into my online Mythology class yesterday, and this weekend I'll get through my English 2 papers that were turned in Thursday.  I want to get them back by Tuesday because I have English 1 paper being turned in Wednesday which I plan to grade as much as I can before the trip and probably on the plane there and back if I'm honest. ha
I'm sort of planning to go on the trip with no laptop next weekend. dang it I wish I'd bought an IPAD long ago and just gotten it over with already!! would be so much easier to travel with an iapd than this laptop.  I'm not bringing it because i want as much room to carry on a bag with a bag inside on my way there, and bring plants home in one bag either in my carry-on or checked in or both.
Had a great week, work work work, beautiful weather to enjoy outside each day after work. gym time, papers etc. last night met G and D, and Scott and B for dinner at Pizza 23 in OKC. and D's friend angela.  after dinner we all went to G and D's place to play Nertz, a card game. lots of fun.  It's funny how I didn't want to go at all and just wanted to come home and start grading papers, but afterI show up and participate and have fun, I'm always glad to have gone and gotten out  It did give me a reason to wear some new clothes as a practice run for my trip next weekend AND also I want to wear the same clothes to my dentist next Wednesday. ha ha! true.
today I plan to work on a project on the back porch all morning, pizza for lunch as usual , and then I'd planned to either work outside or inside grading the REST OF THE DAY, but a person from the garden club messaged to say we have a "steering committee" meeting today for the regional meeting our club is hosting this summer.  I never signed up for the committee but because I offered to do the table and also the program, I guess i'm included. it SUCKS! I emailed the lady back and said I'd be there for an hour tops.  I almost told her to make sure my part went first, but then erased it and just said I could only be there for part of it etc etc....
let's get on with it! Happy Saturday. :)

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

healthy.....


no deal.................

well somebody make a cash offer, so no going on my dream barnyard and house rental. ha ha.
I was glad to hear it actually because it was a pretty clear sign that i'd asked for whether to throw myself into it of not, believe me, once I start something I'm always all in! ha
I'll try and post some photos of the old place and the big old barn. the one good thing is I decided this morning exactly why I was fine with the deal, which tells me if something came up again, something that good, I'd be fine with going through with the investment.  Also this all came up suddenly and ends suddenly so I can continue focusing on  my job, my yard and looking forward to summer. whew!
I appreciate the encouragement though.  this week has shown me that I am very able to pursue such a deal, that I'm okay doing it, and that I'm very open to that sort of project/venture.

I just got home from work and stopped on the way home to see Betty.  She had surgery on her knee last week and it's still healing, they removed some sort of cyst on her knew which the doctor said came out clean and wasn't attached to the bone at all. she can already walk but she's not supposed to. her daughter has been staying with her about 10 days now taking care of her and they go at it now and then ha!  Betty is 89 so even though what they removed was somewhat cancerous, she'll go back for a scan in 6 months to see from there what needs to be done.  I plan to visit her again this Saturday.
I think I heard her daughter mention something about a nursing home situation but it's hard to know, they talk at the same times now and then, or her daughter tries to rush in a few comments in a low tone since Betty is hard of hearing. my goodness.

I didn't' do any gym today, I just stayed at work for an extra hour and half to grade and "catch up" on an online class that I want to be completed before tomorrow night when I'll have my COMP II papers back which I want to get a start on before the weekend. we'll see if any of that comes to pass though. ha  this time of year I tend to get a lot of school work done because I don't want it to keep me from working in the yard after work or weekends. I have to keep myself in the game and checked in at work because if I'm not careful I'll check out before the students do looking ahead to summer. ha

finishing up my taxes tonight and paying my state fee, and then I can wait to get the federal part back. sigh.. ugh! about $100 to Turbotax for the service but sure makes it all easier with the stock dividend stuff to file.  I can only imagine the nightmare of having rental property in another state and the nightmare that might be to file OK and AR taxes etc. ha  let's get to the weekend, everyone! :)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

military forces................


future plans or................................

I am looking into a $100,000 property in Arkansas.  a sort of investment property. old stucco house 2 bedroom 2 bath on just over 1/2 acre.  including a huge old brick chicken house/ barn in the back, which could be used for multiple things.   my ex T would rent it or cllege students since it's right up the street from our alma mater.

anyway, I'd have to take half my stock funds out to pay for the down payment (stocks down now to 33K since GNW (no dividend) never went back up, if only I'd sold my 3000 shares back when it was $15 etc.. BOOOO!)  .. anyway, so I'm going to see what sort of expenses I'm looking at it and then either yay or nay! ha

my friends in AR have all seen it and say it's perfect for etc etc.  and of course I've always wanted to sort of retire and move back up to my old college town, however such a prospect of buying income property was not on my radar at all this Spring, I'm busy enough with work and my yard.

I'm going to pursue information on what the loan would look like and just go from there.  the property has another 1 bedroom 1 bath house right next to it that could be sold together but it's 70k. i could probably get both for less but myeah.....

I'm fine if someone else buys it before I get the gumption to, but I like the idea of investing in something solid like property in a college town versus just stocks sitting there
feel free to offer your 2 ceants! ;)