Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cold - Raining - Did I Say COLD????

But the hardest rain held off until after the game! Thank goodness. I can see such an improvement in this little guys ball skills since last year. He actually pays attention much more of the time and almost every time at bat he gets a hit - if he can just learn to follow thru with his swing, he will be belting them out into the outfield.
Brother had fun on his razor - didnt care that it was raining or cold! His league games havent started yet - they are just practicing, and after 2 practices he still says he is liking it.
And this guy doesnt care about the weather as long as he can run around and play. Took a while to convince him to put his boots on the right feet...
And of course I didnt get a chance to get a photo of the huge flock of wild turkeys and the herd of deer we say when we drove out to an estate sale. Strange house. You could see where it had been added on and added on and added on some more. But the views around it were FABULOUS!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ouch!

Came home from some errands today. Went to recylcing can to throw some papers away, turned around, and saw this. WHAT??????????? We just had the car fixed and some idiot does this to our car today????????
Luckily hubs and I were together so we cant blame each other. We figure it had to be either the library parking lot or the grocery store. And the guy at the auto body (wonder if we can get a frequent user card there????) said it looks like the type of damage that could occur from a skateboard or a shopping cart....
My score at the thrift shop yesterday included some sock yarn, some circular knitting needles, 2 Longaberger votive candle holders and these two items (ignore the bowl in the background). 2 pieces of the Balleek china I collect - not the best price (I would have liked to have paid maybe $20 each - HA!) but still great prices - and I dont have either one already in my collection.
Here is the greenhouse we bought at Big Lotz. Thank goodness for weights like a bag of concrete - kept it from blowing away in the winds last week. Need to get our seeds planted and out there. All we have so far is one tomato, a basil, and some onion sets that need to get planted.
So, last night was the final exam for hubs CERT training course. And I volunteered to be a victim....a volunteer....This was me post makeup. Took awhile to get it all off. And it was interesting....didnt know I was going to be breathing in smoke last night and that didnt work well for my lungs. Knew I would be on cold concrete for awhile so I took an old chair pad with me. Didnt know I would then be sitting in the cold outside for quite awhile. (Of course yesterday was much colder than today!). Boy, did all that cold do a number on my knees and back. I was very achy, as well as coughy, all day today. But it was interesting to work with regular people who are dedicated in learning how to help their neighbors, as well as working with the firemen who are not so use to working with civilians.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Almost That Time Again!

Yup, May is creeping up on me....and I am not in shape!

Leap Year almost did me in...totally forgot that with Leap Year our weekends are different. Luckily remembered in time to get Mother's Day Weekend off for The Bras For The Cause walk on May 12th (www.trivalleysocks.org).

Trying to come up with a team name - any suggestions?
Also trying to come up with a bra decoration idea....kinda dry....would love to hear any suggestions anyone has!

But what has me so very excited - we may not have the name of the team, or how to devorate our bras....our team might be smaller this year - BUT we already have 4 - count 'em, FOUR - donations for our fundraising raffle! Isnt that awesome!!!!!! I still have a bunch of emails out there that havent been answered - guess I should follow up on them....altho I hate to feel like a pest.

Other new - the crazy neighbor is still crazy. Hubby's cousin works for the water company - wish I could come up with an idea of how to doctor his water supply with meds! I really am thinking the guy is bi-polar. Recieved an email Monday - addressed to Mr and Mrs - remember, this guy went to school with my husband and graduated with him - and he addresses an email Mr and Mrs????? We responded to it - he called - hub called him back and they talked about an hour. 10 minutes about the email and the rest of the time jsut shooting the breeze.

The next day we get a letter from the city that we did NOT fix the dirt in the backyard the way the city said. So hub called the Building Guy he had talked to before....long story short, yup, our neighbor apparently called them again LAST WEEK!

Screaming and carrying on. And they had to respond to the complaint, which we understand. So the deal came down that we would call 'our' contractor who would meet the Building guy at the yard, work out EXACTLY what had to be done, do it, and get signed off.

Luckily, because of weather, the contractor was able to do it that day. Minutes after the building guy and the contractor left - with only his crew there to do the work - guess what....yup, Crazy Man appears and starts in.

So the guys call the Contractor, who drives by City Hall and picks the guy up and they head back to the house. By that time the guys pretty much had the work done and the Building Guy said it was fine and he was signing off on it....as the Crazy Neighbor was screaming and carrying on and telling the Building Guy (the head of the department none the less) that he (neighbor) knew the code and apparently Building Guy had no idea was the code was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Building Guy signed off on the job and went back to work....meanwhile Crazy Man called City Manager.....then a City Council Member....and then the Mayor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and he complained to the Building Guy about a handful of wood chips that were on his front lawn - see! see! I told you they would be coming into my yard! Probably from the cat I see around his yard that I am thinking is his.....

Will this never ever ever end?????????????????????

Got my car back on Tuesday - looking as good as new. Am so happy!

But looks like our May trip to the Grand Canyon is a no go.....not a single motel room to be had in the GC for the entire month....with the price of gas I guess it is just as well....but now what are we going to do for my 2 week vacation? Ideas???