Thursday, March 28, 2013

Update: The Crankiness Edition

I'm feeling rather cranky today, whether it's from lack of sleep of horrible allergies I'm not sure.  Here's what's happening:

  • Hubby's poker tournament is still ongoing and will finish up today at midnight.  Some of the people participating look like the walking dead.  Part of the winning is a $500 drawing each hour and you must be present to win so many people have been trying to catnap their way through four days and nights of the tournament.  Thankfully hubby limits himself to 12 hours a day but that is way too much effort if you ask me (I usually stay with him unless I have other things to do so when I get tired I nap in the car but our sleep schedule has been a mess since last week, thus, I think, the crankiness).
  • It's allergy season.  I don't remember being affected by it last year or maybe after spending the previous spring in Georgia and thinking my sinuses would never recover it didn't seem so bad in Vegas.  Well it is that bad this year.  Can't breathe, can't sleep, and I've lost count of how many boxes of kleenex I've use.  Plus my nose is bright red.  Ugh.
  • I am hating our neighbors.  Actually it looks like the parents bought the house and then left a houseful of teenagers unattended.  I don't so much mind their loud parties and the massive amount of teenagers that converge on the house each weekend but I do mind that they don't have enough room to park at their own place so they have taken up parking right in front of our house which blocks access to the walkway to our house and makes us have to hop over the landscaping to get to our car.  The HOA seems unconcerned.  I am livid.
On some happier notes:
  • I am still making money from my book.  This month it was $40 which isn't much in the grand scheme of things but at least it is a tiny bit of income every month.
  • I started putting up my genealogy information on Wikitree which is a free online genealogy service.  I was immediately contacted by a cousin who has been doing genealogy research for more than 20 years.  So for the past few days we have been sharing research and family stories and it has been so interesting!
  • I just found out the Bellagio Conservatory has a "botanical cam".  How cool!
  • I like old people.  Seriously, the only thing I like about living in Vegas is the many seniors I am getting to know.  Last night was our volksmarch club meeting and the two hours flew by because these people--mostly all retired seniors--are so much fun to talk to.  Funny, intelligent, lots of interesting experiences, and wise...all qualities I like to people.


  1. Gosh, I thought because it was so dry out west that people weren't affected as much by allergies. Could it be something indoors like dust, air conditioning, cleaners, etc?
    Sorry to hear about the neighbors. That's something I've always worried about when thinking about moving.
    As for old people, I too find them very interesting. I chatted with quite a few at the vendor market. They know a lot about antiques like the things they used every day way back when such as pickling crocks, canning jars, tools and various other kitchen gadgets. They like to share what they know.

  2. Make a lot of noise with the HOA. You pay dues, too, and if these teens are breaking the rules the board has to enforce them.

  3. Hope you feel better soon!