Category Archives: Mini-Rancho

Viet pedicure

Hurrah, I discovered another Vietnamese pedicure/manicure spot not far from the mini-rancho. Beavering away as usual, charging significantly less than other places for the same service. Saving their money for greater things. Probably illegals. Very little English spoken but generally understood. Viva la Viet Nam!

LEDs

Had our pals at Ace Electric switch out our faltering kitchen fluorescents for LEDs. It’s brighter than daylight in there now. Takes a little getting adjusted to.

Beyond the Reiki Gateway

Is a new (January of this year) podcast by Kathleen Johnson and Andrea Kennedy, which is fun to listen to. Even if their names evoke memory of the 1960 Dimocrat presidential ticket. Odd. Nevertheless, these two Reiki masters have some interesting things to discuss. Johnson, the elder of the pair (as on the ticket), says Reiki (primarily a healing modality) opens the practitioner to multiple experiences and possibilities such as past lives. Obscure enough for you? We’re talking soul and spirit energy here. With more to come.

UPDATE: For the diehard debunkers, alias skeptics, albeit with closed minds.

Treating each other

Bar and I have been treating each other with Reiki. It’s helped us both to remember the hand positions, and the Reiki symbols we recently learned. I had never given her a full treatment before last Sunday, and have now done three. Feels wonderful when she treats me, which is also the first time. Reiki, soul and spirit energy, rules!

Now the washer doesn’t work

Joining the dishwasher and the kitchen sink faucets. And no word from the plumber. Time to find another one if we can. Start with Lowes, where I bought the washer. And the dishwasher, as it happens.

UPDATE: Washer repair coming today! Dishwasher and kitchen sink water pressure repair possibly this week.

MORE: Washer fixed but still waiting on water pressure repair two weeks later. One company told us they have 500 orders for service with just six plumbers.

Waiting for the plumber

Outfit said Saturday they’d get back to schedule me on Monday or Tuesday. Didn’t hear from them on Monday and, as of noon, no word on Tuesday either. Meanwhile we have no water pressure in the kitchen, including the dishwasher.

UPDATE: Contacted them on Wednesday. Learned longtime association counts for nothing. We’ve been prioritized behind people with no water or burst pipes. Next week possible they said.

Warming

It’s 60 degrees and sunny. Lot of melting going on. Actually lost power for 2 and 1/2 hours. A falling tree limb mostly likely. No burst water pipes noticeable yet.