Simple Sunday

Fall has arrived in Northern California. Beautiful days and cool nights.  The forecast is much of the same for the next 2 weeks. When my sister arrives with her 3 daughters, the weather will be cooler. 75 degrees during the day and cooler at night.  I’ve already planned a tentative  itinerary and meal plan. One of the days they want to drive up to Lake Tahoe. I may or may not go. It’s a pretty straight forward drive but if you want to go around the whole lake, pretty long.  So, then we will do a wine tasting and lunch. It’s a nice winery and pretty. Of, course, this time, they’re at a hotel( thank you). But still, it will be a little stressful to deal with them all.

We have another tree to deal with asap. We have very large Ponderosa pines on our hill here and 2 years ago bark beetles came thru and we now have a stand of dead trees. But they are all down hill and not a threat. Just ugly. and a potential fire threat.  But also, way too expensive to take down. So, there is a tree below our pool that has looked a little stressed but not bad. Overnight, it turn brown. I kid you not one day, sort some brownish pine needles, bam ,the next day brown. So, We have to take it down. It’s a very large tree that , if it fell would cause some damage. so we just , and I mean just got our EF back up and now there goes the money… cha ching, cha ching. It is so frustrating. The tree needs to be brought down while someone can still climb it and if we wait that won’t happen. So, hopefully we can get a bid this week. It’s also tree cutters busy season, so there could be a wait. Ugh!!

Other than that not much new.  It’s kinda weird not being on any treatment but also quite lovely.  I go get my labs next Monday so I should know before our Florida trip how the numbers are.

B got the bathroom painted. Looks great and now he will work on the front room. I’m keeping the same color,Navajo white, which is a soft cream white. It works well in that room. He might get started next weekend. I’m going to paint one wall in the bedroom , simply white ( Benjamin Moore) to see how I like it.

WE are still waiting on the refi, because of the subordination, but it should be in soon and then the final whatever. We were offered a one time recast of the loan as per the HAMP program requires but the payment is still a lot higher than this loan we have going. It’s tempting but we need the lower payment in order to make this affordable. I’m hoping that right before B retires we can refi again for an even lower rate. Plus, we will need our ducks in a row, with no car payment. Since he has to have the car for work we will need to time that. We’re thinking of him getting another Elantra for the mileage. We’ll see.

Dinner is potato leek soup and grilled chicken. maybe a salad.38c79d4c9fd73259ae24c007303cfb01

Monday stuff

The booksale went good and we made around $500. It’s not a lot but will help the library with our quarterly contributions to buy books. The raffle was a big success. I got wiped out but came home and took a nap.

We went to the winery yesterday and the tastings were so so. Not well presented, but the lunch was stellar and the chef must be excellant. The food was. !!

Today it’s quite warm , almost 90, so nice . We might go out for a dinner together, but my sisters stomach is bothering her so we’ll see. Auburn doesn’t have a lot of good restaurants and I think our best bet is Thai or Mexican. I’d be okay with a bowl of soup. Tomorrow she wants to go to sacramento but I think I’ll pass. To much going and I know I’ll feel it.

I went for my blood test so we shall see what the numbers are. I made a batch of double stuffed potatoes to freeze. And did a little fly lady.