I spent a lot of time in my classroom yesterday. I’m finally starting to feel settled in. One of the things I did was work on my bio for the school’s website. Right now, it has something that someone else wrote. Principal David wanted something written by me.
The other thing that needs to change is my picture. It’s lifted from Facebook. My Facebook picture is tongue-in-cheek, and I’d really rather have something else as my official picture for school. While I was trying to figure out what to do, I happened to do an image search on my picture. The results were hilarious!
Ha! Senior citizen! Google even found a bunch of old guys in blue shirts like me. I guess it’s time to start asking for the senior discounts at IHOP. (I ate there for dinner yesterday, by the way. It was 5pm. Not as early bird as it could have been, but there was another old guy eating by himself two booths away from me. He did not have a blue shirt on.)
My regularly scheduled day at school yesterday was interrupted by a phone call from some maintenance guys who said they needed to get into my apartment.
I knew they had planned on coming. They were going to replace both bathroom sink faucets. I thought they had a key, but they didn’t, so I had to let them in.
As it turns out, the pipes under the faucets were really old, and wouldn’t connect to the new faucets. So they had to replace it all. It took five and a half hours, but I have new faucets. Yay!
I got a little bored waiting for them to finish, so I set up my Xbox. It’s been a year? two years?
I started playing “Destiny”. Hopefully it won’t become an obsession…
Happy Birthday to Michele! Yay!
And Happy Bradaptation Day! It’s the 11th anniversary of my first contiguous post! Woo hoo! Wait… can I use contiguous to describe a single item? Maybe I should say “It’s the 11th anniversary of the first of my contiguous posts!” Yes, that sounds better.
I have a list of things I want to get for school and for home. Some of them just require me to go to the right store – easy peasy. But some of the items have been downright difficult to find. Yesterday I found two of my difficult items. Two!
The first item was a shoe horn. I wanted a long one so I could put on my shoes without bending over. I couldn’t even find a short one. I went to all the box stores and department stores. I finally found one at Payless shoe store in the mall. Yay! I can put on my shoes with less effort!
It’s not as long as I’d like it to be, but it’s way better than nothing.
The second item was a skinny trash can. I want to keep my trash can in the closet next to the kitchen, but the space is so skinny. When I was here in 2013, I used a laundry basket. I haven’t seen any skinny enough. Then yesterday at Home Depot, I saw the “Slim Jim” trash can. It fits perfectly! Woo hoo! Plus, it uses 33 gallon trash bags instead of 13 gallon. Nice! I can fit more trash in there!
Let the trashing begin!
For a long time, I’ve wondered what it would be like to get those bed stilts. You know, those things they sell in the “off to college” section of stores? They’re tall plastic feet you put under your bed so you can store stuff underneath your bed? Well, yesterday I finally got some bed stilts, just to see what they’re like.
First of all, I have to complain that they’re sold in sets of four. While shopping for a bed frame, I saw absolutely no bed frames that had four feet. Almost all of them had six. Some had nine. I had to buy two packages of bed stilts and have two stilts left over. What am I supposed to do with two bed stilts?
It was so hot in the room while I was working.
Second of all, I have to say – a bed on bed stilts is so tall! I have to climb up to get on the bed. I think I will leave it this way for a while just for the novelty of it. But I didn’t sleep in this bed last night. It was too hot. Today I hope to get a fan in the bedroom window and sheets on the bed. Then maybe I’ll see what it’s like to sleep up among the clouds….
Maybe I should put a step ladder next to the bed…
I was back home and had eaten dinner by 5:30pm last night. Normally that would mean coasting until bedtime, but I was feeling antsy, so I went to Target. I am on the farthest north edge of Kihei, and Target is on the farthest south edge of Kahului. I think I will be going there a lot.
Last night I decided to stock my medicine cabinet. I have a few essentials that I never want to be caught without:
Hydrocortisone – for itchiness or rashes. I use it surprisingly often.
Antibiotic ointment – when a cut gets red and angry, I put this on it under a bandage (I forgot to get bandages)
Antacid tablets – I’ve been controlling my acid problems with diet, but sometimes I just need these.
Generic Aleve – for when I overdo it with my back
Now my medicine cabinet is stocked and ready for any problem I might have.
I don’t always get generics, but things are expensive here.
For medicine of another kind, I stopped at Lowe’s (across the street from Target) and walked through the garden department. Just as I was walking through, it started lightly raining. It was water for my soul. Some of the plants were familiar, but some were unknown to me. I am so excited to learn! I have a bunch of pots I can put on my lanai, but I have only limited space. I’ll have to choose carefully…