I had my coffee and then, replied to my blog comments and commented on a few other blogs I read on a regular basis. I don't have a blog list posted on a side bar on my blog; I've seen other people do that, but I haven't quite figured out how to do that, yet. It might be something I'll do one of these days, assuming it is OK with all of you for me to do so.
My daughter texted me a little after noon to say she's at the DMV to get a replacement driver's license. She had renewed her driver's license, online, earlier, and it was supposed to have been mailed to my home, since she trusts it being delivered here more than to her apartment, because she is constantly having other people's mail delivered in her box and she's afraid her mail might get delivered to someone else who might not turn it into the management office! We were expecting it to be delivered around the beginning of July, but it never arrived. When I went to see my financial planner and mentioned it to her in passing, she cautioned me to have daughter put a credit freeze in case her license was stolen and someone tried to steal her identity and open credit in her name! That frightened me, and it frightened my daughter, too. She went to the DMV a week or so ago, but was told that they had given out all the numbers for people to be helped that day, and the next available appointment at that particular office was in 3 month's time! The long lines and delays at our DMV offices in our state have been in the news, lately; people are waiting for 5-6 hours, even with appointments, and there was a call for an audit, which was voted down by the state legislature! Daughter was rather put out by that, as she had been told by a co-worker that the DMV will help anyone who was in line before 4:00 p.m. - maybe they did that, earlier, before it got so back logged. But, anyway, daughter managed to get an appointment for today at a different DMV location.
So, when she texted to say she was at the DMV, I turned on the altar lights and said a prayer for her to be able to get her license renewal done without any problems or difficulties. Then, I texted daughter to let her know what I did. She always laughs at me for doing this, but I consider it as insurance! Anyway, she called me back, within the hour, with good news all around! Apparently, the new license had been mailed to my address, but, since I wasn't home to receive it (I guess you have to sign for it?) they had returned it to the post office. The mail carrier is supposed to leave a note saying there is a piece of mail waiting at the post office, but, if one was left, I never received that, either! So, of course, I didn't know to go to the post office to collect the mailed license! And, since no one came to pick it up, they destroyed it! That was the first bit of good news - it was destroyed! What a blessing that it wasn't mis-delivered or stolen and there is no one out there trying to steal her identity and ruin her credit!
There were more blessings: they are going to reissue a new driver's license and they didn't charge her for it, again; it should arrive in 10-15 days she was told and this time, I'll be home to receive the mail - I'll keep an eye out for the mail carrier, from next week! In the meantime, they gave daughter a temporary license, so she can drive me to the colonoscopy, next week, if needed! Plus, she was in and out within the hour! Yay! She said she was so relieved that everything went so well and I reminded her that I had turned on the altar lights. I said it might be coincidence, as she always says, but it might have helped, too. You just don't know, do you? I said a heartfelt thank you as I turned off the altar lights and I told daughter to say a thank you, as well, at the altar I had set up at her apartment. As far as I am concerned, it was an answered prayer that she will get her replacement license without any problems or difficulties.
In the meantime, I cleaned the ceiling fan and light fixture in my bedroom. As I said, it had been cleaned a few months ago (can't remember when, exactly, but probably when the smoke alarm battery was replaced?), so it wasn't very dusty:
But I wiped the fan blades and the bulbs and lamp shades with disinfectant wipes. I decided that the shades didn't need to be taken down and washed, this time around; might do that, the next time I clean the fan.
Then, I stripped the bed and washed everything, including the mattress cover. I sprayed the mattress with flea spray, just in case. I considered turning it around, but decided not to. Later, once the mattress cover and sheets were dry, I remade the bed; I put back the same sheets as they have a white background (with small lilac dots), which makes it easier to see any unwelcomed specks! The other set of sheets is darker with a larger pattern; not as easy to see any specks.
I had thought of going shopping in the afternoon or early evening, today, but I didn't feel quite up to it. So, I decided to rest and postponed the shopping until tomorrow afternoon. Instead, I wrote most of this blog post and watched some news on TV.
Later, I watered the front garden - today, I didn't get anything on my white skirt, even after walking up to the front door and back! I was so happy! However, I did put the skirt and blouse and the socks I was wearing to wash, along with the dust covers on the family room sofas. Then, I lint rollered the sofa cushions and covered them with another set of dust sheets.
My daughter flew out to Seattle, this evening (she just texted to say her plan just landed). Her flight was supposed to leave at 7:30 p.m., but it was delayed till 9:00 p.m. She will be met at the Seattle airport by two of her friends who are flying out from down here, and another friend who lives in Tacoma will pick them up and take them to her apartment. Two of these girls are daughter's friends since middle school and one is a friend since high school. She is looking forward to her "girls' weekend"; she will return to Berkeley on Sunday, go to work on Monday, and fly down here on Monday night to be with me while I have my endoscopy/colonoscopy.
Friend R called in the evening and we chatted a bit. I asked her if she'd like to attend the meditation session tomorrow, and she said it depends on when she gets off work; she'll call me when she gets home.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter's visit to the DMV went off well
- Her new license was destroyed and not stolen!
- Daughter had a safe flight to Seattle
- I didn't get anything on my skirt when I watered the front garden
- Keeping up with the laundry and the cleaning
Thursday's To Do List:
- Change and launder sofa dust covers - DONE
- Change and launder bed sheets - DONE
- Shopping - flea spray, baking soda, vacuum cleaner bags - FRIDAY
- Clean the ceiling fan and light fixture in the bedroom - DONE
- Vacuum? - FRIDAY
- Water the front garden - DONE
Friday's To Do List:
- Doctor's appointment at 11:00 a.m. (have to be there at 10:45 a.m., I was told; will need to leave here by 9:30 a.m)
- Shop for flea spray, vacuum cleaner bags, baking soda
- Put away laundry
- Have M spray the garden, again
- Attend Friday evening meditation session
How was your day? What have you planned for Friday?