Sunday, August 14, 2022

Apartment Life #317

 
This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 24 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 24 years here in a weekly blog post.

I heard a bunch of noise outside my bedroom window at 7am one morning (Last Week) and saw this. I didn't readily know what they were doing. I didn't post this last week because my post was already so long.

The crane swung it to the apartment's across from me.

In this heat, I guess the air conditioning unit they had wasn't working well. 

So the owner had to replace it with a new one.

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My camera doesn't take great pictures at night but I was able to get a picture of this police car that parked here after the police helicopter had been up shining its light on my street for a few minutes. The cop got out and came into my courtyard somewhere but I didn't see where. 


The high this week was 103F/39C
The low this week was 80F/26C

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Favorite Song of the Week

 

I don't like many Cradle of Filth's song but this one is one of my all time favorite songs. I hope you enjoy it too. I know I've posted this song before but I think it's been years. And because I don't think most of my newer viewers have heard this, I wanted to post it again because everyone should hear this at least once. 

Friday, August 12, 2022

Freebie Friday!




Welcome to another weekly Freebie Friday post, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received: 

I was given a panda pet Halloween costume for Falcor for free in exchange for an honest review from Walmart Spark Reviewer. 

I also received a dish towel from Walmart Spark Reviewer.

Falcor is going to look cute in his costume. And I can always use another dish towel. 

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Book Review: Mistletoe Cowboy by Diana Palmer

 

Book Description

In this heartwarming story of holiday romance, one cowboy is ready for love—whether he knows it yet or not . . .
 
Horse whisperer Parker doesn't drink, smoke, or gamble, and he doesn't have much to do with women, either. But that may change when a runaway Palomino leads him to his small Colorado town’s new schoolteacher. Widowed Katy, and her sweet daughter, are new in Benton. But while the little girl can’t even ride yet, Katy’s not new to horses or ranching. It seems she and Parker have a few things in common—including hearts in need of healing. With Christmas around the corner, could kisses under the mistletoe bring the handsome wrangler the gift of his very own family?


My Review

After her husband dies, Katy and her young daughter move back to her grandmother's ranch which is in need of some repairs. But Katy knows that they are safe there and they need a new start. Teddie is her 11 year old daughter who has adopted an abused horse after the owner was arrested for the abuse. Teddie loves the horse but doesn't know much about them. When the horse gets out, Teddie runs after it and that's when she meets Parker. Parker is a ranch hand and horse trainer for a nearby ranch and he's good friends with the wealthy ranch owner. 

Parker is talking with Teddie when her mom finds her and they all talk about the horse. Parker and Katy meet for the first time and Parker decides to help Katy out around her ranch and with the horse, and training Teddie in what to do with it. Parker and Katy spend more time together and even though both of them are slow to give in to what they feel because of past hurts in both of their lives, they do get closer.

Of course there's a misunderstanding that comes between them because they don't have great communication skills and don't talk. So they have to find a way to work that out. The one problem I had with this book was that Teddie acted much more mature than a 11 year old would. 

I've been reading this series for such a long time but somehow missed this one. I know the wealthy ranch owner Parker works for and read he and his wife's story a while back. After reading the books in this series for so long, you feel like you know everyone and how they're going to react at times. 

I always know what author to go to when I want a feel good romance. I enjoyed this story. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Favorite Picture of the Week

 


Last week we had a lot of rain, clouds and humidity. All those clouds made for some really pretty sunsets. These were taken the same night, just a few minutes apart.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Review: Daily Goodie Box- August

 
The Daily Goodie Box has been around since about July of 2016. I signed up for an account right after I heard about them. They are 100% free, you don't even have to pay for shipping. And for a free box it's a nice sampler box of products.

What was in the box?

KETO Taffy- I loved the taffy and so did my grandson. It has a great flavor, I really liked all of them. 

Daily Immunity- Not my favorite thing but it can be added to drinks to cover the taste.

Liver Cleanse These teas always have a strange flavor. I tried one cup but I didn't like it at all. Not something that I would buy.

Rich Mud Butter- This was definitely my favorite thing in the box. It works well on my dry feet and hands and it has a light, pleasant scent to it. 

Herbal Health Drinks- It can be added to other drinks and be ok. Not something that I would use though.

Crunchy Mung Beans- I don't care for them. They are alright but they go better in a salad where they can be hidden by other stuff. 

Banana Snack Bars- I liked these, the texture isn't bad and neither is the taste but I think a different flavor would have been better for me.

Facial Cleanser- This cleanser works well and leaves me face feeling soft. I like it and would use this again.

All they ask you to do is try the products and leave reviews for the products you got in order to be eligible for more Free Goodie Boxes. As you guys already know, I'm a fan of all these types of boxes. I love all the different subscription boxes and it's really nice to be able to try new to me products for free. This is a great box to try for.

Oh and one more thing, if you visit their FB Page, they give away Goodie Boxes to people who interact with their posts. So if you've tried before and weren't able to get a Goodie Box, there's even more ways to get one now.


Have you signed up? Have you received one of these boxes?

I'm a fan of subscription boxes and love trying new products for free so this was a huge hit with me. New products+free box = Fabulous!

Disclosure: I was given and free box in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own.

Monday, August 08, 2022

Happy Raturday!

 


*All pictures today courtesy of www.martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Apartment Life #316

 
This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 24 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 24 years here in a weekly blog post.

I saw the police outside when I was walking Falcor. They were on the other side of the fence right in front of the police car where some of the drug addicts were sitting. I figured they would be arrested since that's where they have been sitting smoking their drugs but the police just made them get up and leave. 
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It's not really clear but there's a police car in front of the RV and one in back of the RV. They were out there for about 30 minutes talking to the guy in the RV again. I actually talked to him this week when I walked past his RV while walking Falcor one night. I asked him why the police kept hassling him and he said they didn't want him parked there and they keep wanting to see his registration, insurance and ID. He said he's showed it to 6 different police officers so far but he doesn't think they talk to each other so he has to keep telling them and showing them the same info every time they come by. The day after I took this picture, the man in the RV had moved on. 


So I looked up my state's law about parking an RV on a residential street. Here's what the law says. 

"Can I park my RV on the street in Las Vegas?
Can you park an RV on the street in Las Vegas? According to Las Vegas code enforcement, living or camping in an RV outside of an RV park is not allowed. Clark County civil codes state that an RV may be parked on the street for up to 72 hours, presumably only if it's unoccupied."

So that's why they kept hassling him. 

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This is the busted window in drug dealer's bedroom. It got even more busted the night we had all the rain and they nailed a board to it, probably trying to keep the rain water from getting inside the window. I seriously doubt that worked because the wind was crazy and even my closed bedroom window was leaking. The next day this window had been fixed and a new window was put in.

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Tuesday night I was outside with Falcor at 9pm in my courtyard and the lady across from me opened her door and all she was wearing was a bra and underwear. So instead of shutting her door or putting some clothes on, she shuts the light off and stands in her doorway staring at me.  I could see her because her undies were white. Lol wtf

And my next door neighbor told me that the new move in right next to this woman let her kids come outside and pee on the tree in the courtyard. They started out seeming normal too. Dang. 

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Drug Dealer's wife is back. That's her in the middle with the walker. I bet you didn't imagine a little, old, frail looking lady, eh? Nothing has changed, the druggies are still coming and going from her apartment. But some good news, the dogs are back and they look fine.

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On Thursday I noticed Parking Enforcement taking pictures of a few cars, the license plates and putting the license plate numbers into his hand held device. He put notices on some of the cars and my neighbor told me that they were $75 tickets for not being registered.  

He was taking a picture of a license plate here. This truck actually had two tickets on it. 

Then I got a picture of him leaving.

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On Wednesday my neighbor (Married guys wife) knocked on my door and said,  someone told me you suffer from depression. 😲
Me: Yeah,  I do. *I actually thought she was going to ask for an antidepressant*
Her: I did too, until I found jesus, now I'm not depressed anymore. 
Me: In my head I'm thinking,  Oh no. 🙀
Me: Oh,  I'm not religious. 
Her: Just try it. Go on YouTube and watch some Sunday church services. It will help.   
Me: I appreciate that but I'm Agnostic. And I'm doing alright. 
Her: Well ok, if you change your mind you can come talk to me. 
I know she's been hanging out with the only neighbor who knows I suffer from depression. Someone has been talking about me. 🙀
Maybe instead of preaching to me about jesus, she and her husband should lay off the cocaine and clean out their apartment. They are both hoarders and can barely open up their door to get in and out.  Maybe you need to ask jesus for a little more help. 🆘

I can still barely believe that this woman who I've only ever said Hi too, had the balls to knock on my door and tell me I need jesus. 

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And to close things out for this week I thought I would share a video my daughter took at the bus stop on her way to work. This is the same woman from my neighborhood who screams walking up and down the sidewalk. While she probably suffers from mental illness she also takes drugs so I'm sure that isn't helping. 

The high this week was 103F/39C
The low this week was 81F/27C

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Favorite Song of the Week

 

Bridge To Grace is a new band for me but I really like this song. I hope you do too. 

Friday, August 05, 2022

Freebie Friday!

 

Welcome to another weekly Freebie Friday post, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received: 

A throw blanket from Walmart Spark Reviewer. 

Kids Z bar. 
Estee Lauder Moisturizer.
Dr. Zenovia moisturizer. 
True Skin Vitamin C super serum.

The Kids bar was good. It was blueberry flavored. 
I like the moisturizers and serum. They are pretty good at making my skin feel soft and smooth. 

I love the throw blanket. It will come in handy this Winter. 

Did you receive any freebies this week?