I finally got around to taking a picture of the collection of stuff that is leaving the house! Some of this was counted in December and January. Just when you think you are finished, more stuff can be removed!
36 items gone for February!!
We spent last weekend at Mojave Narrows Regional Park camping with friends. This is a hidden wetland/small lakes gem in the middle of the desert.
We would recommend this county park during the fall and spring. The temperature varied from a low of 25 to a high of 42 during our visit in mid-February. There was a storm passing over and we received some rain and plenty of wind (about 20-30 mph). A couple of days after we visited, they received a couple of inches of snow.
There were a fair amount of birds in/near the lake: pelicans, canadian geese, turkey vultures, and ducks. We did not see any mammals or reptiles. Many fisherman were catching fish – not sure what type – with crows hanging out near the fishermen.
They have a decent play area for kids. The water feature is only available during the summer months.
Many of the sites during the winter have no grass. It seemed like our site (#14) was in a low area with rain runoff pooling in the area. We didn’t have any issues on the paved part of the site. Picture taken showing our site and a view south showing location of restroom/shower building.
Location: Victorville, San Bernardino County, California It is about 7 miles (about 15 minutes) from the I-15 and Bear Valley Road exit.
RV sites: there are about 40 RV sites with full hookups. There are a 8 “dry” RV sites as well as about 30 tent sites.
Wifi/cell reception: wifi is not provided. Our ATT phone had 3 bars and LTE the entire visit.
Negative: The train tracks are close by. In our site, I only felt the rumble of the trains once all weekend. They blow their whistle several miles away and some might hear them. In the RV at night with windows/vents closed, the trains did NOT wake us up.
Cost: $40 per night.
Well, we survived the weekend. John was miserable until Sunday afternoon – 4 days of misery – but seems to be over the fever part. He still has a cough that doesn’t seem to be getting better yet. I vaguely remember that it will last weeks, mentioned it to him and he was NOT HAPPY to hear it. On Monday he went to the doctor and they prescribed another cough medicine. They took a chest x-ray because of the way it sounded. We haven’t heard anything yet (Wednesday afternoon) so I’m assuming he is ok.
I came down with a fever, achy hips (why my hips? they don’t lie) and a killer headache Saturday about lunch. It was like having a migraine with body pain. My head hasn’t hurt like that for MANY years. Had to get up Sunday night to watch the 1/2 season premier of THE WALKING DEAD – does that sound a little obsessed with a show?? I could barely make it through the episode! Went back to bed and finally got up again Monday night to write sub plans. I am so glad we had Monday off as a holiday! I stayed home Tuesday with no fever but exhausted.
Now to survive this week so we can enjoy a three day weekend! The flu kicked our butts but we won!!
Is it a cold or the flu? Who knows and who cares when it makes you feel yucky. Based on the chart below, it seems like it’s the flu.
John woke up this morning with a cough, headache, and fever. After going to school to prepare sub plans, he is home resting.
A phone appointment with a doctor means Barb gets the honor of driving to the pharmacy to get him cough medicine and antibiotics. Not sure he really needs the antibiotics but they prescribed them based on his symptoms – even Dr. Kiddo questioned them (but she isn’t his doctor!)
Sure hope he is the only one who gets this “bug” – Murphy’s Law says I’ll get it since this is a 3-day weekend for us. Hope all of you are staying away from this!
Short and to the point post today.
We decluttered 318 items in January.
Barb walked 137,834 steps, averaging 4,446 steps per day, which equates to 63.55 miles according to the Accupedo app.
I know I started the filing cabinet BUT I opened the desk drawer for something and decluttering the stuff kicked in.
How many of you have correction film and no typewriter?? Well we don’t any more!
And how many small worthless sharpeners do you have? We had 5! Being the person I am, I had to test the three sharpeners I thought I might use (those that catch the shavings). The scientist in me set up an experiment – sharpen brand new pencils (I have 41 to pick from) and twirled them in the sharpener for 20 turns to compare the effectiveness of each. Results are shown below. Conclusion: NONE WORK worth a darn and need to be decluttered.
So I had a few “minutes” to spare today. Why not declutter something, since I need to catch up to Melinda @ PurpleSlobInRecovery.com
I went to the filing cabinet and decided to tackle a small section of work-related papers. I pulled out this pile of stuff I hope I never need again! (Sure hope I don’t change grade levels before I retire!)
There are 165 double-sided pieces of paper and an unknown number of single-sided. I think it is probably close to 300 because the single-sided pile is about twice the size of the double-sided stack after sorting. The double-sided are going into the recycle bin. The single-sided are going into the scratch paper reuse pile.