Thursday, May 19, 2022

Missionary Interrupted

 I was awakened about 6:15 am by the dogs next door. Missionaries were coming at 10 am. In the meantime, I got dressed, Tommy ate breakfast and we were out by 8 am to buy more shelf paper. They came a little after 10 am, and one guy barely got started. The other one had a call and they had an LDS emergency and had to be back at headquarters in 40 minutes. ???

So, they are gone, and I am so tired. Tommy is going to talk to the people next door about the dogs barking. 

I had bought a marble print shelf paper, so I was going to get the same print. I did, but the wrong color. I have a light brown. I bought gray! Well, it will have to work together. We rarely have more than one door open at a time. 

One cleaning service will do only a bathroom. But, the soonest appointment is 3 weeks out. $125. Tommy did not bat an eye at the price. He has been very vocal about getting it done, so this is a 180 from former position. That price is the highest price and might be lower. From the shape of this bathroom, I doubt it. Oh, they won't clean walls or ceiling or inside the bathroom under sink area. 

Since I got a new cell phone ring tone, I am now that person who just sits there and lets the cell phone keep ringing. I feel like an idiot!

At one point, the dogs woke me about 8 something every day. Now, they wake me shortly after 6 am. I asked Tommy to talk to the people. He said, "Okay." He did not act like I was being a problem. So, he did. The woman said the only thing she could do is to put them out when they leave after 8 am. We will see. So, at least I got that. He said she was nice. But, I know he was nice to her. I was, too, no ire from either of us. 

She took our garbage to the road as she usually does, so I suppose they are trying their best. It's only a couple of the dogs, mostly. But, they bark so much that all the neighborhood dogs bark. I am talking about 8 blocks away. 

The plan today was to go to a liquidator I found. However, a nap was in order since I was rudely awakened by the dogs next door. It will wait. 

It's almost 9 pm, and I still have to cook the three meats. UGH We ate other food...lol. Tommy will chop the ground beef while I bag and put the other meats in the oven. And, I should have washed my hair today. Okay, 11 pm and meat is done and stored. 

We have done lots today, and Friday is a full day. We never have hard chores, just time-consuming things to do, like returns. 

Added: Meat I cooked tonigh--2.66 lbs of grass-fed beed, chopped and cooked, 3 huge bscb, 1.33 lbs. marinated pork roast. It is all in the refrigerator. Some will go into the freezer on Friday.

The deals are not forthcoming this week. Did you find deals at all?

16 comments:

  1. The barking dogs are probably distressed so it would be good for the owner to do something to help them.
    Our Lucy has been reactive and barked at every little thing, despite a lot of effort in training. Unfortunately something that happened before she came here made her very fearful and barking is the result. Three years in and we can see a change but it's a long time with a barking dog!
    I don't know whats on special. I'll have to shop sometime in the next few days so I'll find out then

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    1. kylie,
      I think they should be able to do something else, too. I have no idea why these dogs bark, but it is maddening when I am asleep.

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  2. Glad the neighbors are going to try to work with you - it sounds like they are nice. Have you tried to stay up all day, so you would sleep better at night? It sounds like you are on a different schedule than the rest of neighbors.
    I am glad Tommy is being nice and understanding about some new things.

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    1. Cheryl,
      Hopefully, they will stay nice. If I cannot stay up, I cannot stay up. I do not sleep just because I am tired. I am so sleepy I cannot walk. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. The dogs were barking at 7 am this morning. I don't have to keep a dog's schedule.
      He has been understanding about this all along, just decided I needed help.

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  3. Ingles has BOGO Luck's beans which made them 50 cents each. I thought I would never see them for that price again. Bought 20 cans of different types. Also Nellie's Cage free eggs 1.98 a dozen. I had some $1 coupons which made them 98 cents.

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    1. Lana,
      That's a wonderful price on beans! Wish I were there. I have not seen eggs at that price for a few years. I hope you bought lots of eggs.

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  4. Our next door neighbor has 8 dogs and a bunch of puppies. They use to bark all day and night. I ordered a anti bark box that looks like a birdhouse and hung it in one of my trees next to their fence. It puts out a sound only dogs hear and they stop barking. They still give a couple barks throughout the day but it's not continuous.
    TLOG Anti Barking Device, New Bark Box Outdoor Stop Bark Control Device with Adjustable Ultrasonic Level Control, Sonic Bark Deterrents Pet Trainer Up to 50 Ft. Range Safe for Small Medium Large Dogs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BNBY69V/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_MFA9HQX9KTA18KHG8PJR

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  5. HHH,
    Amazing! I never heard of that device. We will buy one today! Thanks so much.

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  6. I have no idea if this has been mentioned before, if so sorry. Have you tried a white noise device? You could sleep to waves or rain ( which would have me visiting the bathroom all night), or frogs or just static etc. I could not use this I tried, I just like quiet. Its mowing season up here and It gets quite noisy very early. So sorry for you, I too need my sleep.

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    1. Irene,
      I have a noise machine. The only thing I could listen to was the white noise, I suppose static. Water noises would keep me up and going, too...lol. The third day I was here, I was awakened by a lawn mower outside my window. Of course, Tommy could not hear it in the living room where he sleeps. Thankfully, that only happened a few times until another mower took over.
      I also have Rod Stewart's American Songbook I to put me to sleep at night. But, it is not on when six dogs start barking, and it would not mask dogs. Neither will white noise! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    2. My son in law snores LOUDLY. My daughter wears foam ear plugs when she sleeps You might consider giving ear plugs a try. It couldn't hurt to try them.

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    3. i have too much ear congestion and problems with ear infections to stick something in my ears. So, it would not work well as I have to talked to the doctor about that.

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  7. PS: I think it's hilarious that you use Rod Stewart's songbook to put you to sleep. I would stab knitting needles in my ears if I had to listen to his crapola. Not a fan of that dude's raspy voice and songs AT ALL.
    I listen to a white noise machine with ocean waves. ZZzzzzz.....

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    1. Sue,
      I love Rod Stewart and all his music. I think you would like his songbooks as they are old songs from 30s and 40s.

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  8. I don't care if Rod Stewart sings old Broadway show tunes, I absolutely can't stand his voice.

    Nope, if I wanted to be lulled into sweet dreams with songs, I'd choose Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. My DH and I had our first dance to "I've Got a Crush on You."

    I've got a crush on you, Sweetie Pie
    All the day and nighttime, hear me sigh
    I never had the least notion
    That I would fall with so much emotion
    Could you coo, could you care
    For a cunning cottage we could share?
    The world will pardon my mush
    'Cause I've got a crush--my baby--on you.
    :^) :^) :^)

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    1. Sue,
      Well, we diverge on this! That is the kind of song that Rod Stewart sings. I had a friend that just hated his voice.

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