Realized that I’ve totally ignored my blog for a couple weeks now. Taking a break from the intensity of social media has been good for me. We took a trip to the ‘old country’ to celebrate with my father-in-law his 90th birthday. That was a hard trip because it was so quick. We left on Friday morning the first of December, took two days to drive to southern New Mexico, spent Saturday afternoon to early Tuesday morning with family, took two days to drive back home.
Upon getting home we discovered that the plumbing was backed up and our basement laundry room/bathroom had overflowed when my daughter had washed clothes while we were gone. It was a mess we didn’t want to have to deal with immediately after a long drive. But, things have to be taken care of. Unfortunately a 50′ snake just didn’t do the trick so a plumber had to come out the next day to use a professional snake to clear the drain. I’m not sure that was a long term fix either. The next day I washed clothes and the downstairs toilet bubbled air through it when the washer drained. But, that has since calmed down so maybe there was just air pockets somewhere and that air had to go somewhere. I’m not sure how plumbing works but, at least the toilet flushes, the shower and sink and washer drain without any water overflowing onto the floor anymore. So, life goes on.
That trip was hard on me physically and after over a week I’m still not back to my normal level of aches and pains. As nice as it was to get inexpensive transportation for myself after several years of not having my own car, the little Altima isn’t comfortable for a road trip. So, I’ve been taking it easy for the most part. Though yesterday someone really had to go grocery shopping and I really wanted to get out of the house. Instead of sending my daughter with a list I spent a longer than usual time out shopping. Thank goodness that Target has electric carts because I used one there because the other two places I went don’t have electric carts and I had to walk, which was quite painful for my bum knee and hip. So, I’m again taking it easy.
In taking it easy I decided to catch up on my social media and discovered that I had scheduled a cover reveal for an indie author a couple days ago and never shared the link in my normal pages and groups. So I did that maintenance and decided to write a post for my blog. Excuse my rambling and I hope everyone has a good weekend coming up.