I have a ton of things that I want to get done today, so that is why I am up and almost dressed at 8:00 AM! That's really early this summer! I've been lounging in bed until at least 9:00 if I can -- and then I grumble to myself that I never get anything done during the day. That's because it's a huge snowball affect when one ignores "the early bird" thinking.
The house is relatively quiet right now because 1) everyone is used to me still sleeping and 2) Kristofer, Kathleen and Kylie are all over at sleepovers. We got a 3 for 1 deal last night when Keri Lynn's friend Melanie came over for a sleepover. Melanie's mom absconded with Kristofer so that he could spend some time with Marshall, and the girls were invited to Annie and Molly's house. Actually, only Kathleen was invited, but since Kylie has a hard time sleeping in her room all by herself, I asked Kathleen to ask Molly if Kylie could be included.
Anyway, back to my ton of things . . .
I need to finish up the rest of the school reports for the kids' schools. I'm hoping I'll have most of what I need for them to get the process at least started. Time is ticking away and I don't want to be in a mad rush at the end of this month.
As I lay in bed this morning, I remembered that I still hadn't paid the water bill! Argh! So now I'm going to have to drive the fool thing over there. The water company takes only cash, checks and cashier's checks. I can't use my debit card, let alone go to a website. Hah! It's foolishness! It cracked me up when I first went to the water company to get the bill sent to us in our name. It's out in the boonies, down this lonely road, over a set of railroad tracks that don't even have a guard, just a lowly stop sign. I was lucky to find it the first time and it's been an adventure finding it again ever since.
Paying the gas and electricity brings me more into the modern age as I can use my debit card, but still no website. It's a big company that rakes in scads of money. I think that by now they could join the 21st Century, but it is still not to be.
So, I'll make my rounds today to Kathleen's middle school, then to the high school and then to the water company. Then, I really need to make my way home and work on some laundry!
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