Tuesday, sept 11, 2012

We got a couple small bottles of Torani syrup at Walmart the other day, caramel and vanilla.  This morning, I made Terra an iced vanilla latte and I had an iced caramel Americano.
We really do avoid flavoring coffee – we see it as what people do to cover the taste of bad coffee – we keep it on hand for guests who insist on flavorings.  But, needless to say, we currently have bad coffee that could use some covering up.  At least until we can get some more practice and better beans.

Btw, both drinks took between 9 and 10 minutes each to make, from pulling out the grinder to cleanup completion.  I make one drink at a time and like to be fully reset after each – everything clean and put away.

No phones in bed seems to have worked – I slept nine and a half hours last night!  I’ve been using a sleep tracking app since August 1 and so I can say definitively that it’s the most sleep I’ve gotten in over a month, at least.

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I am almost caught up on my Bible reading plan, thanks to the YouVersion Bible app‘s feature that will read you your daily portion out loud.  (I’m using the ESV translation, which has an audio version – not all do.)

After several days of not being able to connect to my favorite internet radio station, 181.fm – Chill, I posted on their Facebook page to see if anyone else had this issue and got an immediate reply from Curtis, who works there doing I don’t know what.  He not only got me going again (he gave me a special backdoor stream link!) but even put me in touch with a guy named Justin, who is the one who actually programs the station!  It was like meeting one of the artists themselves and I drooled all over him telling him how much and for how long I’ve loved his station.  I told him it truly is the soundtrack of our life.

Did some house cleaning, still caught up on laundry.

Terra worked her side job this morning, came home for lunch, and then had to go see her patient in Bibo (hour and a half or so away and out of cell range) and, when she gets back, she has an interview at a place very close to here that called her this morning because of a resume she turned in there in MARCH.  Praying praying praying…
UPDATE:  She got the job!  She starts pretty much immediately and the pay is great.  BUT, it’s a bad schedule.  2p-10p, 4 on, 2 off.  Hmm…  A steady paycheck is great.  And it’s a nursing home, so it will be steady hours, and that’s great.  But, still.  She’s going to take it but we’re not looking forward to what this is going to do to our home life and our evening church-related stuff – both very important to us.

The garage door didn’t close when she hit the button on the remote this morning.  Took me forever to figure out it was the sun shining on the sensor, so I leaned a piece of flooring tile against it to make a shadow and it seems to be working.  Wow…  I fixed something :P

I mixed up a big batch of vape liquid today.  I have always just made a 30mL bottle at a time until all the nicotine liquid is gone but this time I used a condiment squeeze bottle, poured in all the nicotine liquid, then added 4 parts VG to that and shook it up.  We got some strawberry flavoring with this shipment for her, so I then took a smaller bottle and put one part flavoring, then filled it with four parts of the liquid I made.  I hope she likes it.  I’ve never made flavored stuff before.

We got our first electric bill.  It only covers 10 days but it’s $62.  That’s a huge relief.  We’ve been scared how much utilities would be and, if it’s only gonna be less than a couple hundred bucks a month in the summer time (we have AC, not an evap cooler) then we’ll be fine :)

After dinner, we watched my DVD of 9/11 – she’d never seen it and I haven’t watched it in a few years.

I guess tomorrow, she quits her job in preparation for the new one.  Big changes coming…

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