Friday, July 22, 2022

Money & Happiness - 3rd week of July

HAPPINESS ROI

Helping to elect Democratic pro-choice women at the Federal and State level. Donated to Emily’s List.

Had a lovely outing with friends. A member of my club’s board invited the board to go out on their sailboat. We motored around Ventura Harbor and some not quite ocean areas, went out to lunch and then to the Chanel Islands National Park visitor’s center. 

Fun with family and puppy play date. Our son and DIL are dog sitting nearby and we’re told the dog would welcome a play date. We went over for a lovely lunch and hours of watching two dogs have a very happy time playing together. Our pup then had the longest afternoon nap we’ve seen yet!

FIXING/MAINTAINING/IMPROVING 

Our replacement upper dishwasher rack arrived and is installed! This means we don't have to deal  with buying a new dishwasher and getting it installed yet. The dishwasher came with the house 5 years ago and might be 7 years old if I’m interpreting the serial number right. The replacement bottom rack is still on back order and a recent email said it would be 2 weeks before the manufacturer supplied it.The total cost for 2 new racks was under $200.

I finally made a plan for power outage preparedness. Bought 2 more plug in emergency lights to replace old ones. We already have many of the things on my essential list but there are quite a few things to make us more comfortable if an outage is prolonged.next to buy is a propane single burned stove to use outdoors and the solar lanterns with one having device charging capability and finally two headlamps.




8 comments:

  1. Would like to see your list for emergency preparedness. I have a Pinterest board for just that concern. Please could you consider doing a post with links to your little propane stove, the solar lanterns and the emergency lights?

    So glad everyone enjoyed the playdate and lunch the other day. I am doing drop-in visits with pups and kitties these days and enjoying it. Had missed being around a dog. Wish I could babysit your adorable baby sometime!!

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    1. I will work on a post - thanks for the idea. Of course now I can't find the checklist I started with but there are many. Having you dog sit would be so fun because then I would get to meet you in person!

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  2. Long power outrages are a real possibility across the country this year. Thanks for the reminder on having an emergency pack ready. I have one but I need to recheck it and swap stuff out and in it.

    Nothing is more fun than watching puppies play then nap like the dead afterward. I used to leave my Levi at a doggie daycare once a month while we went for pizza. I'm quite sure it was his favorite day of the month.

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    1. It is a delight to see two dogs that get along well and are matched in energy level have a grand play date! We have to find a dog that is not a pet sit client of my son's or make friends with the owner lol.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder. We need a few things to prepare for the outage that comes with the next thunderstorm.

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  4. Juhli, you and your husband might appreciate the Braun 390 Lumen Magnetic Slim Bar Folding light. (Under $25) Our son gave us one and it has come in so handy. It provided amazing bright light and can fit in very small spaces. Sometimes when my husband is working while on a ladder, he'll stick the light on it simply to illuminate the area more. As we've gotten older, we need brighter light to work on many projects. I think it's a great idea to prepare for outages--and whatever!

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    1. Wow, that light looks great for many situations. We do have the advantage of lights of sun so being able to use solar charges if necessary.

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  5. I really need to purchase some more flashlights, and headlamps sound like a great idea.

    God bless.

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