It’s a long one folks

Monday, March 2

It rained off and on today. I’m sick and tired of rain. And mud. And technology. For whatever reason I can no longer login to our Airbnb account. And I can not figure out why or how to fix it. I can login at work but not at home (both are Apple computers). Apparently it’s a problem with our laptop but it’s also our iPad’s as well. It’s extremely frustrating. I’ve asked in an Airbnb Facebook group if anyone else was having issues and no one else was experiencing any problems. I wish I didn’t have to be concerned about it but by not being able to login we aren’t able to leave reviews, update the listing, check the calendar, answer any inquiries from guests or possible guests – it’s a major problem and has the potential to be a disaster when it comes to future guests. My only option is to take it in to a computer repair shop and have a computer tech check it out and hopefully get us back in business. Literally.

Anyway, it was a fairly steady day at work. By the time I left I had all my pages laid out but one and a half pages. Not a bad start for tomorrow.

I came straight home and fed the cats, the birds and LizzieBelle while CountryBoy was making tacos to feed us.

I’ve spent the rest of the evening trying to figure out why I can’t login to Airbnb which has made me very grumpy. There is nothing about the inner workings of a computer that is simple and THAT goes against my very being and goal in life – SIMPLICITY. -ohm- I must get a grip and not let it get to me. I could say that this snafu is building character but many folks would already say I’m a character so there ya go – I don’t need this, ha!

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Before work I finished row number 5 of the hexagon afghan. Since I still need to weave in the ends of row four I’m not going to attach it until after that’s done. I have to stick with my system because it helps avoid monotony. In fact, I think I’m going to sign off and go do that right now. After staring at a computer all day and then staring at a problem one all evening I think enough is enough, don’t you?!

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Farm news: 22 eggs

Tuesday, March 3

It’s raining again and expected to rain all day then stop in the evening. It stormed last night with thunder and lightning making for very sketchy sleep.

I’m taking the laptop with me today and dropping it off at the computer repair shop in town after work. I’m praying they can figure out why we can’t log in to the Airbnb website and hopefully it’s a quick fix and we’ll be back in business again sooner rather than later.

I’m going to try to journal on my old laptop this evening as well as try to login to Airbnb. But for now, I need to get upstairs and get ready for work.

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It turned out to be a great day! The rain stopped, the sun came out and it warmed up to 60 degrees!

Work was steady and we finished an hour earlier than usual.

While we were waiting for page approval from the printer a coworker came in to make sure the pages had been sent to the printer. I happened to mention that I was taking my laptop to the computer repair shop after work and I told him what was happening. Or NOT happening in this case. He said it sounded like a Safari problem and suggested I download Google Chrome on my laptop. So I did and then I tried to login in to Airbnb. Lo and behold – it worked!!! I was in and could see our Host Dashboard, yay! I’m not sure how much money that saved me but you’d better believe that I was truly ecstatic about the fix. I will still scan the disk for any unwanted stuff as I’m sure there’s something lurking around that I don’t need or is not good for the computer.

Earlier in the week I was asked to help someone get back on their eBay, Craigslist and Paypal account so once we got the approval from the printer I headed over to their house. After that I stopped at Snug Hollow on my way home to deliver a package. I ended up working a little bit clearing my ironing space as the construction guys were already working in my area. I’m getting a nice size room complete with a folding table, more storage shelves and another light. Super exciting! They will be working on it tomorrow as well so I don’t need to go in. There weren’t but a few sheets to iron today and the shelves were full of sheet sets already ironed so we should be OK until Sunday. At first I wasn’t sure what I’d do on this unexpected day off but I’ve already come up with something. I’m mustering up the gumption to seriously declutter the guest room. Closet, drawers, stuff sitting around – you name it – I’m going to spend however long it takes tomorrow to get that room decluttered & cozy once again.

After I got home we sat on the front porch for a bit while supper was cooking on the grill. It was breezy so it was a little cool but not uncomfortable. The cats were enjoying our company and wanted all sorts of attention. It’s supposed to be nice the rest of the week so I imagine there will be more porch time in the upcoming days.

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Farm news: 28 eggs

That’s fifty, 5-0 eggs in two days. Holy moly!

Wednesday, March 4

I wore myself out in that guest room. I filled an extra large Rural King bag with clothes from the guest closet then started piling stuff on the bed that I wanted to keep. Then I had a wild hair and decided to paint part of the guest room. I’ve never liked the color I chose for the barn wood paneling we installed when we first moved in. It was supposed to be browner in color but it was more of a red brown and it clashed with the painted floor so while the room was in disarray I decided now was the time to get rid of the red brown…

Sorry it’s blurry but you get the idea.

I spent the rest of the day painting. I’m tellin’ ya… those baseboards are a killer on these ol’ bones. Once I got the last wall finished I soaked in the bathtub with water as hot as I could get it, Epsom Salt and some Panaway for an hour. I felt much more limber when I got out.

CountryBoy used this unexpected day off to change a set of front brake pads on the truck. They started making a funny noise a couple weeks ago. When he took the brake system off one of the pads just crumbled and the other was rusty and difficult to remove. I’m so thankful he was able to change them. Sure saves us a lot money. In the near future we will probably have to change the other side.

It’s back to work tomorrow then on Friday I’m going to apply a second coat of paint to the baseboards and trim. Once I’m done with that the fun begins – putting the room back together and getting rid of more stuff.

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Farm news: 25 eggs

Thursday, March 5

It was a beautiful day! I overdressed for work and almost got too hot. It wasn’t unbearable so, luckily for everyone, I stayed dressed, ha!

Work went by fairly quickly. I ran errands before and after work. Before – stopped at the bank to deposit a paycheck; after – I dropped off the bag of clothes and a picture to the thrift store and went to Save-a-Lot for some bananas and milk. Apples were on sale so I grabbed a couple bags and was on my way.

Throughout the day I had trouble with my sinuses and my throat was bothering me again so once again I find myself boosting my immune system – colloidal silver; spoonful of raw honey with a drop of Thieves; lots of water; hot tea with honey, Thieves & Lemon; and Young Living’s natural supplements of Inner Defense and Immupro. Once again I guess I stopped my wellness routine too soon. It’s funny, well not really funny, but it seems once I start feeling better I don’t even think about the need to continue a wellness routine. In reality I should consistently keep doing it especially this time of year. Why is that so hard I wonder? I guess I need to just make up my mind to ‘Just Do It’ and make it part of my daily routine.

CountryBoy was able to screen one of the cabin windows yesterday before running out of screen. We’re screening the four side windows but not the front windows. We don’t want anything to mar the beautiful view. He also stiffened one of the end tables he made so that I could use it in the guest room for the small fridge.

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Farm news: 27 eggs

Friday, March 6

Ugh, I’m miserable. My nose is running like a sieve. There’s nothing worse than trying to accomplish a task but every time you tilt your head down you’re having to blow your nose. I don’t typically have allergies in the Spring so I’m not really sure what’s going on but it’s the same signs & symptoms as my fall allergies. Oy.

I did manage to get the second coat of paint on the baseboards and trim in the guest room. I also did a little Spring cleaning up there and started putting everything back in its place. I still need to go through a couple of drawers and the closet floor (yes, there’s stuff stashed on the floor. sigh.) but I ran out of energy.

Here’s what it looks like now…

It’s so much lighter and brighter.

I really like it and it was definitely worth the effort.

I’ve decided to call it a day. I’m hoping I’ll feel a little better tomorrow so that I can have the mental fortitude needed to do the ultimate purge and finish that room.

I think I’m going to read, rest and probably work on the hexagon afghan for the remainder of the day.

While I was painting CountryBoy ran to Lowe’s to pick up some more screen. The weather is supposed to be really nice next week – perfect for the guests to open up a few windows and get a cross breeze without a flying pest or two coming in as well.

Speaking of weather, it’s cold and windy today. There’s also been some spitting of snow off and on. It’s crazy – it was so warm and beautiful yesterday and today it started out rainy and turning colder. Then next week it’s supposed to be in the sixties. Crazy!

I do believe, though, that Spring just might make an early appearance. The goldfinches have arrived and are joining the many other varieties of birds at the feeders. There are also many robins in the yard and the Forsythia is starting to bloom joining the already blooming daffodils. Dare we hope that Spring is just around the corner?

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Farm news: 9 eggs so far and 4 hens sitting in nest boxes

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