Friday, April 5, 2019

Random Tid Bits

  1. The chair Travis is making is more of an undertaking than he thought. He's never made furniture before. Consequently I've been playing single parent some. I'm not complaining. I don't mind making meals, or doing dishes. There are somethings he does better than I do though. Like helping Isaak with *cough math, and cutting Isaak's hair to name a few. We are all a little snappy at each other. I think when one of us is stressed, it rubs off on the rest of us. 

  2. It doesn't help that his bosses keep going out of town; leaving Travis and their pregnant daughter in charge. He hates being in charge. Especially when coworkers bitch about other coworkers, leave early, and don't do the work to their full potential.

  3. I think it's odd when 2 people go to the same place, and don't ever carpool. This would be my boss and his wife. 

  4. I was kind of excited to be a part of a focus group in the middle of the month. It's mid April. Thankfully it landed on a day I didn't teach. They also pay, and give you food, for being a part of it. The guy called me, I missed the call, and now I can't seem to get a hold of him. Guess that's, that.

  5. I had Isaak take the trash out to the curb. He did. Travis came in and asked, "Why is the trash can out on the curb when there's no trash in it?" Apparently we only had the kitchen trash that wasn't even all the way, full for all week. Not bad for 4 people. We do our best to recycle, reuse, and compost.

  6. We went to Mica's school for Literacy Night. They had pizza. There were booths with different activities. Once you filled up your card with stickers from the booths, you could go pick out a free book. We waited until the end to get the free book; they had already taken the table down. I'm like, "Sorry Mica." Isaak however won two books at the Book Walk. 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

WW: Optical Illusion {Linky}

Isaak's doing his Science Experiment on Optical Illusions. We put this together.

What's wrong with Isaak?

He's upside down, and his eyes are right side up. Let's flip the picture around...

Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase Now Available on Digital, Blu-ray | DVD #giveaway

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Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase is heading home on Digital March 26, 2019 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Pick up your copy today!

Based on the Bestselling Book!

The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26, 2019 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and“Alice”) and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case! The film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack.

After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!

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Guess What's as Old as My Son Mica? #sp

Our blue Honda Civic.

I got this Civic when Mica was just 2 days old. I remember holding him in the car dealership. Little man had a high pitch squeaky cry. 

The car I had before this one was a green Subaru Impreza. It was a two door vehicle, which made it hard to get a carseat in and out of. 

The Civic is almost 14 years old. It looks good from a distance. In certain spots it's starting to rust. I have 1 tire that won't hold air, so it seems. The car has been in a few minor accidents. I have two doors that won't lock with the power locks, and two doors that do not have the power windows that will go up and down. 

True story, I so wish not everything wasn't power operated these days. I'd much rather roll my window up and down. The windows broke right after the warranty was expired. 

I'm ready for it to retire, but I know we won't get a lot for it. 

What's one to do?

Part of me wants to get rid of it, another part of me wants to drive it until it's on its last limb so to speak. Mica's almost 14, so possibly he can learn to drive on my little blue car. 

I just learned about Junk Car Masters. They buy junk cars for instant cash. They'll even tow it away for you. You just put your zip code | make | model | year, and then milage, and then they ask you questions about your car to access how much they'd give you for it. Check it out for yourself:

If you knew your kid was going to start learning to drive soon, and you needed a new car would you A) Just splurge and get a new car. B) Get another newer, used car. or C) Just keep driving the car until something happens where it's too expensive to fix. ??????? 

Disclaimer: I got a small compensation from Junk Car Masters to help with this post. All opinions are my own. 


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