Lady at work I hardly know: Hey, you pregnant again?
Me: Ummm, nope.
Lady: Oh, just haven’t lost all that baby weight, huh?

Boom. Roasted! Honey roasted peanuts, maybe that’s why she thought I was pregnant again…

Guess what I did tonight? Yep, got on the trusty treadmill.

Read from the bottom up, it’s a forward.

99 emails to send on the server
99 emails to send..

Take one down, pass it around –
98 emails left on the server to send!

—— Forwarded Message
From: IT guy (long gone by now)
To: Company
Subject: Internet is still down

Internet is still down.
Technicians should be out anytime now.
Please, please, do not send out any external e-mail until the issue is resolved.
There are currently 99 e-mails waiting to be sent.
Thank you.


To: My realtor
From: Seller’s realtor
RE: FW: Important Information: Loan 1234567890

They are now wanting to do a 2nd appraisal because the old one is older than 90 days. I am fighting this. Specially because I met the last appraiser, explained the situation and he agreed to appraise the house on the low end because of the circumstances. If a 2nd appraisal is performed, the bank will go with that one. I like that this negotiator is communicating with me yet he has not replied to my last e-mail fighting the 2nd appraisal yet.

We’ll see what happens. They do what they do and I have no say in any of it.

Seller’s Realtor


Update: As of Friday, bank agreed to not do another appraisal. Not sure if this is good or bad. At least it’s not another thing to jump in the way of us getting this darn house!

Grrr. Bank of America, I have officially crossed you off of my BFF list forever.

So, my full intentions for this category was to take pictures of the recipe as it was being made (as a how-to) and then have a photo of the finished product. This is how that turned out…

At least the cake was a success.

Mom’s Banana Cake

2 cups flour
1/2 cup applesauce (one individual size container)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla (or a capful, whichever you prefer)
1 and 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour milk (add 1 tsp white vinegar to the bottom of 1/2 cup, then fill with milk), I sorta ran out of vinegar so I made the cake with 1/2 cup of fat free milk — tasted yummy!
1 cup mashed bananas
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients well. Pour into a greased 9×13″ pan and bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 25-30 minutes. Or, until toothpick comes out clean.

When cake is still warm, spread with canned cream cheese (or sour cream) icing.

Here they are folks, seasons one and two! Maybe I can finally start watching this show. Seems as though the world is out to get me on Thursday nights after The Office. I always have had a problem with watching a show mid season (or what is it now, 4 seasons into this show?). Maybe I’ll get caught up before it gets cancelled.

to lower my gas bill…

I decided to use the programmable thermostat, to see if that would help at all. And I even lowered the temp from 67 to 66… I think I started it 3 weeks ago, got the bill and it’s only $15 cheaper and it was a little warmer out so it should have been cheaper, regardless!

Friday I called the gas company to see if my bill is comparable to last year’s bills. Since we didn’t live in the house last year he wouldn’t give me any specifics…

Gas guy: Well, December and January’s bills were comparable, but it was a lot colder this year and your bills show less usage, so that’s good. This month’s bill was much higher than last year, but it was much colder…

Me: So, any ideas on how I can make it much lower? I’m using the programmable thermostat.

Gas guy: You can buy that thick plastic and tape it to your window frames, that’ll help A LOT!

Me: Great, where do I get that?

Gas guy: At any hardware store, but it’s not gonna do you much good now, since it’s warming up. But, give it a go for next winter. I guess if you don’t want to open your windows during the summer, it would help lower your electric bill.

Me: Um, thanks, I’ll try that.

Looks like my mission to lower my gas bill maybe came a bit too late in the season.