Well, then. This is FOR YOU. To have ;)

Friday, June 30, 2006


Happy 4th of July holiday everyone!

I hear fireworks from my neighborhood but cannot see them from my yard.

One thing that I've been thinking about this evening is that you really make your own reality. Your thoughts produce actions which affect other people and things which will ultimately come back and affect you.
If you choose to perceive things in a positive way, things will be positive for you. Same goes for negative thoughts.

You can see the reactions of people to events and the stories they tell - it is definetely their perception that matters...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

HELLO - My Name is Miranda Sue

My friend from high school had a baby yesterday at around 5:30 in the afternoon!!
I went to see the happy family tonight - the baby is so cute!


I'm going to NYC in July!!!

July 12 - 14

See Hot Buttered Rum boys
See Statue of Liberty
Visit Ground Zero
Jones Beach

This trip is going to be so much fun!

July 2006 - busy busy busy!

Friday, June 23, 2006

School Work

Ok, now I have a serious question for you - I started going through some of the papers that I've saved from college - you know assignments that I worked on - papers I've written, etc.
I've saved a lot of stuff and some of it, if not all of it, needs to go.

Has anyone saved their schoolwork or has everyone burned theirs? I have stuff from as long ago as 1996 (need just one of those RPG flowcharts!)

Is it worth the time going through this stuff, you think? The only time I go through it is when I am trying to clean my shelf...

Times Change...

Last night I started going through my stuff to see what there is that I can get rid of - I think I am having a garage sale tomorrow.

First, I started going through my computer stuff - I just don't think I need it all - at the same time I hate to see the stuff go. I like to save stuff - useful stuff, or stuff that could be useful - and I tend to save it even more if it has value - I mean, for example, I had an extra old computer that I put together just incase someone needed one. It wouldn't do much more than let you browse the web, but hey - useful, right?
When I moved here I gave away computers that I was able to put together from old stuff. I have a really old single picture scanner that someone gave me - just some useful and not so useful stuff - the thing is that there is newer stuff that I probably would rather use (faster, etc) and the truth is I probably will never use this stuff again anyway.

So, now it's time to move on to the rest of the house.

I took pictures of everything tonight and it's oddly saddening to me. I'm very excited to move, but I'm going to miss this place for sure. I worked really hard on this house and I am realizing that I made it home over the last couple of years.
Hopefully the pictures will help me remember the wonderful, tough, and some times fun & crazy! times I've had here with friends and family.

I'm going to take a break in a bit...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ok, you are not allowed to laugh

This is a modified picture of a rose that I have growing out in my yard. I'll have to post the real pictures up somewhere where you can view them all, but I decided to play a little bit with Photoshop tonight :)

Roses are beautiful!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Good news - Glenn deserves a present

So, this morning things were still not resolved with the furnace - the furnace man and inspector were still on the outs and were supposed to talk. I received a call from Glenn this morning - he said that sometimes the sensors are inaccurate and he was sticking to his guns. He told me again that it didn't need to be replaced and that it was fine / safe everything. Well, I said, I might still have to replace it. I don't know these guys are saying there is an issue and if it is a health concern it needs to be fixed. I might be calling you back for an estimate.

So, in frustration I went online to verify how accurate these gas testers are - they are very prone to errors, pretty much everything that Glenn had told me just the day before was printed there in black and white.

Thank goodness for blogs - this one guy was saying that he called his gas service company to come look at his furnace and test it. *Ding!* Well, I thought I'd give it a shot - I called up National Grid. Hello, I was wondering if you can test for dangerous gas coming out of the furnace and if there will be a charge. No charge - we'll be there this morning. NYMO tested the furnace - reported no problem and gave me a note.

The people have just ok'd the order today, as is... wonderful!

Just so I feel better though - wouldn't want to harm anyone and even though they tested it 2x - I'm leaving both carbon monoxide detectors and putting new batteries in.

What a relief. Let's finalize this folks!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Update on Furnace

So, this morning Glenn, my furnace repairman, stops by and I have him take a look at the furnace. He says this kind of stuff happens all of the time and the home inspectors sometimes just guess and the furnace does not really need replacement, but it is the easiest to report.
Anyway, so I asked him for a note to give to my realtor and the inspector, which he graciously gave me - he is really a great guy, doesn't unnecessarily charge me, which some furnace repairmen are famous for...

Unfortuantely I'm still in a limbo state with this issue because the inspector is not backing down (which I don't blame him, btw - if fumes are getting into the house that would be bad - Glenn did say though that if they were it would have been VERY noticeable and I never smelled anything) - anway, so I hope those two talk sometime soon and can have a look at it together.

I just want to know at this point whether it needs to be replaced or not.

On another note - better one actually - my roses are in full bloom, BEAUTIFUL, especially after the rain. You should see them, maybe I'll take some photos - they are truly incredible. They smell nice and it's a wonder how something so beautiful can grow right in my yard.

Monday, June 19, 2006

House Inspection; Evil Furnace and Inspiration

So, the good news is I have some potential home buyers - we have signed the contract and I was very excited and happy until - the house inspector claims now that I have a cracked heat exchanger which will cause me to have to replace the furnace entirely.

I'm not really worried about this - it's just going to take some time and money to replace it and it may delay things a bit. Things could be worse.

Now that I know we are moving in July I cannot wait - I don't want delays!!

So, I called Glenn, my furnace repairman today and I hope that he calls me back again soon (he called me once, but I was in class just about to do a presentation and could not leave to answer the call). Oh well. He's very good and will let me know if I have to replace the whole furnace. If I do I am going to try to negotiate to get the new buyers to pay for half - what a deal! I mean, really, I thought about replacing the furnace because I knew it was old and they have more efficient models out there, but Glenn reassured me that I shouldn't waste money on it - no need. Guess I'll find out the details soon.

So, in other events - this class is actually pretty interesting - one thing about it though is that I'm forced to do presentations every week, which is typically difficult for me (frozen deer syndrome) - but it's not that bad in this class because I pretty much know everyone from previous classes and have so many other things on my mind right now that presentations are the last thing I'm going to worry my head about.

Funny thing about this class though is that I am taking it with an instructor who used to work with another instructor of mine, Larry Page, at Central Tech. I actually did a presentation for this instructor to his high school students when he was at Central Tech and I worked downtown.
Small world I guess. I would love to be involved when they build out / get the funding for the new Central Technical School downtown. To help benefit the education of the kids that go there... the classes benefit the kids so much. Knowing that there is a possibility that I could eventually make a difference inspires me.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Nice out & OCRRA - incase you are interested ;)

It is so nice out today! I want to go rollerblading at the parkway.

Oh, and incase you are wondering:
Hazardous Waste Collection (to get rid of paint and stuff) is at the Ley Creek Transfer Station on Saturday, July 15th, 2006 - incase anyone is interested in that. It's only for cans with paint in them though, empty cans you dispose of in the trash.

I bet you were just wondering about that, now, weren't YOU?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


So, I have some news - it's for certain now...

I broke my cappuccino maker.

It was just the carafe portion, but I am upset because I love that cappuccino maker. It may be my favorite appliance. I watched the glass break all around me. Why did I have to drop that! Oh well, I can still make cappuccino I think, just have to get some other pot for the espresso to go into. Ugh - you win some and you lose some.

Anyway, the reason that I was moving the cappuccino maker around in the first place is because I am reorganizing my stuff to make my house more attractive to possible buyers. Yes, that's right folks, I'm selling my house and moving. My boyfriend and I are moving to the Bayberry Community neighborhood in Liverpool, NY.

I'm very excited!!! So tired right now though, I have just spent all evening cleaning this place up to sell. There is a lockbox on my door now and people will be coming tomorrow to have a look around. Right now there are 6 different realtors that have appointments with their clients to look at my house over the course of this week.

I really cannot wait to move now! It's very exciting I have a downstairs office right off a patio that has a stained glass window in the corner. The kitchen has all brand new cupboards! I have to get used to using an electric stove and oven. We have a back deck where we can have people over for barbeques! I cannot wait for that - it is going to be a lot of fun.

Oh, and the new house is right near my gym - may be a better reason for me to go there more often right ;) - rock on. I also cannot wait to explore the neighborhood over there. It's interesting because all of the streets are named after fruits, trees, and birds!

Anyway, I am definetely ready for bed after painting and cleaning for the majority of the evening. I'll talk to you all soon!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

E-mail Use

It is just amazing to me how many people still do not use e-mail in other fields of work!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

666 - Omen Movie opens today

Who wants to see this movie? I heard that it's supposed to be really scary.

I don't know why I insist on seeing these movies - we watched Silent Hill when it first came out (it's at the Hollywood Theater in Mattydale now, for anyone who wants to see it for a dollar fifty :)). It was pretty scary (definetely some parts of it like the nurses and that guy in the bathroom stall, holy crud!) but it was not a movie that lasts a long time - it lasted a few days with me. The Grudge stuck with me for a while and the Ring too (pictures of a girl). I think it is the things that I would not be able to control that bother me the most.
In each of these movies you have to be proactive in putting yourself in a situation in which you will be affected by the terror - Silent Hill you have to drive there, and well, the Grudge kind of follows you, but you have to have a relationship with the family... hmm, is that right? now that I think about that? anyway, the Ring - you had to watch a movie (remember *7 days*).

Oh well. I guess the main idea is - I'd like to see the Omen, I think it will be a scary one (Damien is born to a woman who has no control over the situation). There are a lot of good movies coming out soon, maybe I'll get to see a couple :)


Sunday, June 04, 2006

I think lately I resemble this bird...