I'm feeling the grouchies today. I'm sure it's in large part having stayed up until midnight playing Lego Lord of The Rings on XBox! It was a busy week of house cleaning (and hardly making a dent - at least to my preferences - but as I like to say 'some done is better than none done!'...and there's SO much to do. Overall, I'm years behind in the deep cleaning arena, all the way back to when we first had the A/C installed and the dust that was everywhere afterward. Then there was the remodel of two bathrooms. Add illness and injuries, and most recently, my 18 months of back and forth travel helping my dad.
And on that note, my dad's phone was found, I've been able to reach him once, he has called me once, the uncle has not stayed in touch whether by phone or by email :/ and a funny thing happened yesterday. My dad's bank, but the branch in my uncle's small town, called to say that though a new power of attorney had been submitted, I had not signed to remove mine, and they were going to send forms for me to sign relinquishing POA. At that time, the representative was still able to give me the balances of my dad's accounts, and it was very interesting. I will preface this with...the 'missing' funds could have been set up in a separate account in order to gain a larger interest rate (like that makes any difference in today's economy), but my suspicions grow considering my uncle hasn't bothered to request any records be sent to him let alone my dad's checkbook. I imagine the checkbook was replaced with checks bearing the new address, so that could be a non-issue. Today, I got another call from the same bank lady, saying it wasn't necessary for me to sign the documents after all, as the change was requested by my dad. I had told her yesterday that he has dementia.
I had tried to call my dad yesterday, but again could not reach him. I intend to make copies of some of the documents, some to send to my dad's tax man, and some to send to my uncle and will send the latter requiring my uncle's signature. Perhaps my expectations of others' behaviors are too high.
Another grouchie-inducer, there are ANTS in my sewing room. I'm not sure what they're eating (well, right now they're eating "Terro" ant bait, lol) but this is the first we've had ants in the house since the last time I used the bait, back around the first of the year I think, and I've not spent much time in there in two months. As long as the ants are in there, I will not be. Last time it took about three days for them to eat through the Terro and disappear. It doesn't matter, my sewing machine needs to go to the hospital and I've been in no hurry to get it there. My car also needs to go to the auto spa for an oil change and check-up, but again, no hurry to get it there. I've hardly left the house except to re-stock my pantry, go to church, go to a doctor appointment, have breakfast at IHOP with a friend, attend a memorial service, and dinner at an Asian buffet with Nick and Marty - was not happy with finding a hair in the Kimchi there, but otherwise the food was good.
If I can find my camera - might have been hauled off by the ants! - I'll try to get a quilty post done for Sunday over on WOT. I did buy a little bit of fabric while in Oregon during those 6.5 weeks, and need to do a stash report! The fabric still needs to be washed as well.
And one last thing contributing to my grouchies today, since I was rather non-energetic, I thought I'd set the timer (all good intention) for an hour and continue playing XBox L-LOTR. I played for a little over a half-hour, finishing a level, saved it, started another level, and it froze. The XBox itself froze up, so I went to it and powered it down, powered it up, the tray opened, I took the disc out to check for any dust or prints and before I could put it back in, the tray closed. Permanently. It.will.not.reopen! Grrrr. So I will have to wait until Nick gets home from school and see if he knows how to get it to work again. I seem to recall this may have happened once before years ago and he had to take something apart and reconnect a spring, but I could be imagining that.
Maybe God is telling me it's time to re-focus on Him today! He IS still in control, and will always be. So, grouchies! BE GONE! and Lord, thank for today, grouchies or not!