I called up the water department like Soffitrat suggested and they might do an adjustment on my water bill. They said they can take a couple of meter readings a week apart and come up with an average on my usage and charge me that amount. Plus they will do a check the new line and make sure that it works and the leak is fixed. I hope that this works out, as it would be a huge savings for me and make Dad feel a little better as well. I don’t have a “warm and fuzzy” feeling about the plumbers that Dad hired so I want someone else to check for leaks. Dad was out with the plumbers most of the day, so I think he would have seen anything to hinky. But I’ll feel better with another check of the system.
I started the paperwork for my Concealed Carry Permit (CCP). I hate the idea I need a permit to exercise my rights, I was cutting off my nose to spite my face. The nice thing about Idaho is my Army discharge papers DD214 is consider good enough for firearms training so all I had to do is give a copy of that, fingerprints and the one page application. I picked up the Ruger 10/22 at the shop so now I feel I have a complete collection of guns for any occasion except big game hunting. A large game rifle will have to wait until I get my debt paid down and I have taken care of a few other items on my to do list.
I need to get some glasses as it seems my eyes are getting a bit worse as I age. I’ll tell you what this getting older ain’t for sissies and it ain’t cheap. I’ll do some checking of a few places and make sure I get a good deal. I know many of family members think I’m just cheap but what I want to do is get the best value for every dollar I spend. I don’t mind spending a more for quality when I can afford it. Just because something is expensive does not mean it is the best item or the highest quality.
I’m on call for jury duty this month so I had to buy a few pairs of nice looking slacks without buttons, snaps and zippers. My CIDP can make those a bit difficult for me to use. The local Macy’s Outlet store had some very nice looking slacks that are pull on that are perfect. Heck I got four slacks for $25.00 on sale. I have wanted to get some slacks that I could wear that look nice but I didn’t think I could justify the cost. Sweats are fairly cheap, warm and easy, but I don’t wear them just because they are comfy. I wear them because they are easy to put on with my handicap. Women’s fashions have always been busy with buttons and zippers and some of them in strange places on the clothing.
The Laundry update: Marilyn the Borax soak seems to be working. I have done 2 loads on my towels one with hot water and one with cold and I am smelling some improvement. Using vinegar as the fabric softener is outstanding. Mom said she thinks the colors of my clothes look more vibrant/brighter and I noticed my cottons seem a bit looser like the heat of the dryer is not tightening the weave of the fabric before I started using vinegar. It seems that I don’t have quit as much static electricity coming out of the dryer since I started using the vinegar. I would recommend trying out White vinegar as your fabric softener and see how it works for you. At $2.00-$3.00 a gallon it beats paying for fabric softener and vinegar is a great multi-tasker.