It's been a busy weekend. Some work on the house, spending time with my sister and brother-in-law, going out for lunch today, and going to the loft.
I forgot to take the tape measure to the loft! So although I have a much better idea of the size, I don't have exact measurements. It is a little smaller than I pictured, but still plenty of room for me. The one thing I am disappointed with is that I thought there was a big garden tub in the master bathroom. There is not -- only a big shower. There is a bathtub in the other bathroom, but not a garden tub. Makes it harder for me, as big as I am now, to take a good soaking bath. But there is a hot tub on the patio and I can make use of that when I want to soak the kinks out. It is kind of secluded, which is good. And I can still take a bath, at least. When my back gets better, maybe I will become more fond of showers. Right now, my back starts to hurt when standing, which is not very relaxing.
The master closet is a little smaller than I hoped -- only in that I will have to change the way I was going to arrange it. It is still plenty big for a closet. I will have to change where I put my shoe cubbies, or only stack two and move one to another place in the closet. Still fine.
Otherwise, it is everything I hoped for. I love the windows in the living area. They have big window sills on them and I am sure Cassie will be sitting in the window a lot and looking at the action outside (and hopefully NOT barking). But the manager said this particular building is very sound "proof". He said if I got a gate to keep him out of the hall, no one would even hear him when he barked. And otherwise, they would only hear him a little when he was at the door. So I will probably get a gate at some point. The bedroom is set back away from the exterior wall, so it will be secluded from outside noise.
My BIL has gotten a lot of work done around the house and it is looking very good. I think the landlord will be pleasantly surprised at its condition. Better than many renters, I am sure. I hope to get most of my deposit back, which will be tidy little sum to put in savings. I am trying to build up a very healthy savings account in case something unexpected happens. Just trying to be wise.
I may try to walk some in the morning. I am hurting when I first get up, but after I get going a little it is not too bad. My back will be hurting during the walk, but hopefully the radiating pain will not be too bad. Otherwise, I will just have to do the bike, getting on and off to tighten the bolt. It is under warranty and I contacted the manufacturer Friday. Someone is supposed to come fix it in 3-5 business days, so hopefully some day this week it will be fixed.
I never had my splurge yesterday, but I did use 11 of my weekly points. Today, we went to Twisted Root Burger Company for lunch (they have burgers to die for). My sister and I shared a burger and some onion rings. I also made a key lime tart (finally). I wanted to make something special for my BIL as part of my thanks. He loved it and it was so good! I only had one piece and that was fine. It was very sweet (and tart at the same time). Delicious! I used 27 of my weekly points today. That felt so naughty, but I still have 21 points left. And I can do this every week?! I probably won't use them all -- part of that cushion in case not counting fruit is detrimental. For breakfast today, I had a breakfast sandwich my daughter made -- just a whole wheat English muffin, a piece of turkey sausage and a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. I had some watermelon with that. I had some watermelon after lunch today - the half burger (they are not huge) and onion rings did not make me quite full. For dinner I made one of my gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Mix in a little more fruit, yogurt bars, and that was my day in eating.
No formal exercise this weekend, but plenty of housework and packing, etc. I'm tired.
I am struggling with a headache tonight and am sleepy, so will be going off to bed soon. Tomorrow starts a usual, busy week.
Have a great week!