Posts Tagged ‘daughter’


Took the day off from work, but still woke up at 5:30 this morning.  Got up, fed the cats, ate breakfast.  At 7am, I decided to go back to bed to try and get more sleep.  I tried until 8:30.  Gave up and got up.  had to go into work because someone scheduled me for an installation at 8am tomorrow morning.  I had to get the parts I’d need.

After coming back home, I loaded up the van with stuff for Salvation Army.  Drove to the nearest store, and they refused to take the load because they didn’t have a way to accept big donations.  The manager suggested I try a larger store about 10 miles away.  OK — I’d pass the U-Haul place on the way to and from, and could return the van on the way back.

My daughter stopped by.  Her grandma was taking her out for lunch to celebrate her high school graduation.  We all went to lunch.  I showed my daughter how to get into the storage unit where I’ll be keeping some of her stuff with mine until she gets her own place.  Then she went home.

Her grandma and I loaded up goodies from the apartment (mirrors, a hutch, a bookshelf) into her car, and then she followed me to Salvation Army.  She was planning to give me a ride home after I’d dropped of the van.  Unfortunately, that store wouldn’t take some of my stuff (christmas tree, VHS tapes, computer software), so we had to come back to the apartment to unload it, set aside for the junk truck this coming weekend.  She was nice enough to follow me back to U-Haul and give me a ride back home before going home, herself.

I had to figure out what to do about my TV, since it used to sit on the hutch I’d given away.  Amazingly, I had two containers of VHS tapes I could stack up, which would place the TV high enough to be out of kitties’ reach.

Now I have to prepare for tomorrow’s job.



16 days before moving.

Signed over the old car to my daughter today.  It served me well.

Then I saw The Fifth Element at the theater.  Hard to believe the last time I saw it on the big screen was when it was first released twenty years ago.  Some folks in the audience laughed like it was the first time they’d ever seen it — I think they were probably high.


Finished up a week of refresher training at work.  Two more weeks in store for me before moving.  Had to pick up my daughter, for the first time since she got her driver license.  Planning to sign over the title for my old car to her on Sunday, so I’ll need her to drive it back to the ex-wife’s house.

18 days until leaving for Arizona.

Left work and walked home, the whole two blocks.  Sat down in my comfy chair with the music on and fell asleep until my daughter arrived for her weekend visit.  We had dinner at Applebees — first steak I’ve eaten in a while.  Came back to the apartment and fell asleep again.  Finally got tired of fighting it and said good-night.  For once, daughter stayed up later than I did.

After work, I decided to forgive a local barbecue restaurant for the terrible service I received 3-1/2 years ago.  The food was good, and this time, so was the service.  Afterward, I went home to watch some Netflix (code-speak for “take a nap”).

In the middle of the “show” I received a text message from my daughter telling me she was coming over for the weekend.  Last weekend was her weekend with me, but she’d missed it because she’d been sick.  “Oh, making up for last week?” I texted back.  “No, Mom has me scheduled for you on the calendar.”  What a surprise!  I’ve had my daughter on payday weekend for several years, and this isn’t payday weekend.  I know my ex simply made a mistake.  Apparently she also has daughter scheduled to come over in two weeks, another non-payday weekend.  I’d been planning to drive to Iowa that weekend, to test out the car and hang out at the casino with my aunt.

But I don’t mind — I’m working for a coworker who’s celebrating his birthday by taking a day off from work.  This new visit schedule actually gives me a three-day weekend, during which I can now spend two nights in Iowa instead of one (woo-hoo!).

So, my daughter came over tonight, and we started watching the Nicolas Cage movie, Knowing.  She seemed very interested in the movie, but decided to go to bed about halfway into the film (too tired to stay awake).  We’ll be finishing it up tomorrow night after she gets home from work.