Saturday, July 19, 2014

O.M.G. Finally

Thumbs up to my roomie Wendy, Superlibrarian for guiding me through helping me back in here.  I've been trying off and on for months now.  When one forgets a password, that can thing very hard.

I've had so many things I've wanted to blog about but couldn't get in.

I'm sad, sad, sad that I can't make RWA this year but here in my little neck of the woods it's The Year of the House.  I have 8 years worth of wear and tear I'm having fixed all within a month or so period of time starting last week including:

  • New screen door
  • Ceiling checked for water leak (thankfully there wasn't any) BUT
  • Ceiling painted
  • Railing to basement fixed
  • New lock on back door
  • Various cupboards and drawers unstuck
  • New front porch step with railings
  • New backyard fence
  • New aluminum siding and last but biggest project
We are talking floor tile, toilet, shower stall to replace tub, new vanity & sink, totally new color.

While all this stuff really needs done, in an odd way a lot of it dates back to the broken leg.  The basement railing kept coming off so I was nervous going down those stairs. -  flashback time.  Even though I did have quite a hoot with my stoned on pain killer broke fibula/tibia, I don't really want to go through it again.  I had NO rail on the front porch so I stopped using it completely.  And since I much prefer showers to baths and was getting more and more freaked out stepping up and into the tub, a walk-in shower became more and more appealing.  And since I was getting a new shower and my Reno guy told me I needed a new toilet and I've hated the vanity for years, I decided to go for broke.

So with all that, the added expense to head to San Antonio was just too much.  But I will be thinking of all my peeps, wishing I was there with you all.

Well I've got my feet back in the blog water again so I'll end with my signature sign off for now.....

'til later and since I wrote my new password down this time I won't be gone as long.


Lori said...

Welcome back!

Kristie (J) said...

Thanks :-). You've no idea how frustrating it's been since my blogging mojo came back. I'd think 'I'd love to blog about that but dang!!! I can't get in to post

Tasha Brandstatter said...

Hey Kristie! :)

Kristie (J) said...

And returning a Hey Tasha :-)

Wendy said...

Which just means you should have e-mailed Wendy, The All-Knowing And All-Powerful Blogging Queen Of The Universe that much sooner :)

I'm so glad you're back, I have missed that "genuine enthusiasm" you bring to the Romancelandia.

Elaine Brown said...

So glad you're back. I've been checking now and then.
Don't disappear again please.

azteclady said...

*jumps, grabs Kristie, holds on and sobs*

Oh woman, how I've missed you!!!!

I'm so happy you are back, and with such great news about the house (we'll commiserate about the no RWA thing at another time...), tell us more.

And tell us more about what you are reading how's work, how's life, how you've been...

did I mention we've missed you a bit?

Kristie (J) said...

Wendy, well work was kicking my ass for a very long time, but yes, as one of the originals I should have consulted you earlier. I don't know why it went so smoothly this time. You must have waived your Super wand.

Elaine I shall try not too! Work was SO draining - in a good way, I am so very lucky to one of the fortunate ones who loves my job & the people I work with, but my mojo took a long vacation, and whe it came back, I couldn't figure out how to get in.. But! This time I was smart. I wrote my password ord down.

AL, sobbing and holding you back, oh I will be blogging about what I've been reading. While my blogging mojo left, my reading mojo didn't. Neither did my ponderings. I've wanted to post so many ponderings lately, it was driving me nuts not being able to get in and do so.. Though reviews are coming, I just finished a reread of a wonderful book, Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan and a hockey romance (hey, I'm Canadian eh.), Edge by Brenda Rothert.

Hilcia said...

So glad you're back KristieJ!

I've been following your reading on Goodreads, but I'm so glad you're back here!

Lynn Spencer said...

Yay! You're back! I'm having to miss RWA too this year (medical stuff for the baby) but I'm glad to see you back online. Hope we both make it to NYC next year!

Kristie (J) said...

Hilcia, it's so good to be back. While posting reviews on GoodReads felieved the pressure somewhat, it just wasn't the same. And while I like Twitter, it can be restrictive at times to someone who has the word ramblings in their blog title. Now I don't have to restrict to 100 characters.

Lynn, I'm already planning next year in NYC. Missing one year is tough, missing 2, unbearable.

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nath said...

Hi Kristie :)

Sounds like a lot of work, but also, sounds awesome :) A good reason to miss RWA.

Glad to hear from you :)