Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
This is one of my very favorites. My mom bought this for superhubby and me right after we got married, 23 years ago.
My mom also bought this one for us, but didn't notice when the lady spelled our last name wrong, but I don't mind.
In case I don't get time to
stalk visit everyone, I hope you have a safe and Merry Christmas.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Me: Hello nice operator. I recently placed an order and forgot a couple of pictures. I wanted to make sure I would get them before Christmas.
Operator: Which picture did you need.
Me: I took some pictures of Joseph, Mary and the new baby. Those are the ones I need.
Operator: um....did you say Joseph, Mary and the new baby?
Operator: Ok then, are you sure it was Joseph, Mary and the baby?
Me: Of course I'm sure, I was there.
Operator: Were there any wise men there at the time?
Me: Yes (Mary's uncle is a Lawyer and he watched)
Operator : How about animals?
Me: Wow, how did you know. The cattle and sheep were so noisy, it woke the baby. (her uncle lives in a big farm and the animals were so loud that night we were joking about them)
Operator: Let me guess, there was a bright light in the sky?
Me: Well there was this big bright star.....(which was a Christmas decoration on one of the neighbors houses)
Operator: Alrighty then, are you home alone or is there an orderly or family member with you?
Me: I'm home alone right now.
Operator: How about if you give me your address and I will call someone to come and visit you, maybe take you for a ride in an ambulance with a pretty flashing light. They have nice tight white coats you can wear to stay warm.
Me: Sounds like fun but I really just need the pictures...hello....hello?
So I decided to just order the pictures and hope for the best. I'm not sure if they would ship quicker to a local mental hospital or not, may be worth a try.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Do you see the house in the background? I actually have a next door neighbor! They recently finished their house and it looks nice if some idiot would quit covering it in ashes.
The sun was nice for a day but today we are back to rain which is supposed to turn to ice and snow tonight.
Friday, December 12, 2008
The tv show I was talking about in my last post was Ghost Hunters. I am completely and totally addicted to the show. The season finale was last Wednesday and I am sad. A few years ago I would have laughed at that show but since spending so much time at the museum I find it very interesting.
I'm working on a post about Rev. John Rankin, a famous abolitionist that died in Ironton in the very house that we now use for the museum. He was an interesting man who helped free over 2000 slaves. It was a dangerous thing for people to do back then and he and his family did a lot of it.
Now I have to go figure out how to get DD home, there are two cars turned sideways in front of my house unable to go on up the hill.....could be an interesting evening.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
It has been a busy few weeks. I had a nice birthday with my family, volunteered a lot at the museum and let my house go completely. Now I am going to pay for it in a big way. It will take me days to clean up all the dog hair, cake icing (DD is taking cake decorating classes) and dirty dishes. If I can stay awake today I think I may actually get a little chunk of it finished. I may be back later.....or I may not. Tonight is my FAVORITE night on tv and there are 3 episodes of my favorite show on tonight. I won't even tell you what it is (if any of you are left out there) because you would laugh. Goodbye until next time.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I got my annual notice for my meeting with the powers that be for work. I always have my meeting in January or early February but this year they decided to shake it up a bit and do it in December. That means I have to
SH is now sick and I have a feeling he is passing it back to me. I need to get a flu shot but I can't get over a cold long enough to go get it. It is supposed to snow/rain tonight and I would love to just crawl under the covers, watch tv and sleep.
Now I must go, DS's
Have a great Sunday~
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I place part of the blame on the vet. DS had taken the dogs twice to get shots and both times the vet put him off saying they needed other things worse. Once it was flea and worm medicine and the next time it was allergy medicine. He told DS that he didn't want to give them shots until the allergies and other stuff was better. Gideon tested negative for all dog diseases yesterday but the vet said it had to be parvo because of the symptoms. He tested him over and over and it was always negative. I guess we will never know because DS wouldn't let them do an autopsy. He will blame himself because he could have gotten the shots later but put it off.....I hear his car....time to go.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Last night Superhubby came home from his little old ladies house and said "Honey, Little old lady has been sick too and she said that the antibiotics the doctor gave her didn't work until she took some metamucil."
You have to remember that I can't talk....at all. I sat and looked at SH and finally wrote "are you sure thats what she took?" (I've been carrying around a notebook so no one misses any of my wisdom.)
After a few minutes I came up with mucinex...which I'm pretty sure would have helped her congestion a lot more than metamucil.....and I won't be sending SH to pick up any cold medicine for me.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Most farms have at least 2 houses. The grandparents give the big house to the children when they start having children and build themselves a "dawdy" house near the bigger house.
Gas was much cheaper there than it is here. When we left we drove about 3 hours west before starting home (south) and actually bought gas for 1.74. Here it is still 2.25. I figure this amish guy was parking his buggy here to laugh at all us having to fill up.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I don't take pictures of Amish people because they don't like to have their pictures taken. I do, however, take pictures of their farms if they aren't around.
These trees outside our hotel were gorgeous. We tried to find out what kind they were but no one seemed to know.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
These trees are right off of the end of my front porch.
In a few days we leave for Amish country, to eat, shop, shop and then eat some more. Did I mention eat?
Thursday SH has an appointment to get my car inspected. Remember the car? The one he has been rebuilding for
ever and ever quite awhile? It is finally almost finished and I may even get to drive it a week or two before he gets transfered to Charleston and has to drive it because of the gas mileage. When and if he gets transfered that will add an additional 80 miles a day to his commute, on top of the 5o he drives now. You can't do that in a Ford explorer....especially his that has 185,000 miles on it and gets about 15 miles to the gallon.
I hope everyone got out to vote today and I wish for you the same weather we are having. This weekend when we are going to be walking around small amish towns the weather is supposed to be high in the 40's and rain....I guess you can't have it all.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I have figured out that deer will take big risks for a few acorns. When I got home from work a few minutes ago and looked out my family room window this is what I saw. Yes that is an extension cord running across my window because SH was working on hooking up the tv and needed a light. Your eyes aren't crooked either, I was trying to be sneaky and somehow I had the camera crooked.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This weekend started for SH's little old ladies yesterday. That's when they started calling, trying to get him for the weekend. It started with T, who had a lawnmower that wouldn't start. While he was there (he had to work day shift today so he stopped there after work), N called and wanted him to finish wiring his kitchen (which he really does need to finish) tonight. By the time he got home from T's it was too late to finish N's wiring so he asked if he would do it tomorrow......ok, but he has to finish S's garage and washing the windows of her house tomorrow because it is going to be warmer for only one day. Today R called also and wants her daughters door put in TOMORROW and then a little bit ago E called and said one of her renters has no heat and needs it fixed tomorrow. SO CALL A DA%# FURNACE REPAIRMAN! Instead of saying that I said "he isn't here right now so I will tell him when I see him and see if he can fit it in".....he was here, in the garage but I lied. I feel sorry for SH because he wants to make me happy by spending more time at home, but they make him feel so guilty that he can't tell them no. I'll get over this and be in a better mood tomorrow.....but for tonight I am pissed and need to go, uhmm, eat chocolate. Yep that will make it better.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I love this award. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and I need something warm, baby it's cold outside. Kim, over at lifeafter gave me this award along with a meme that will follow in a minute. Right now I just want to say that when I started this blog I never realized it would introduce me to so many new "buddies." I don't have a large readership, which is ok with me because I enjoy my little bloggy world, but the ones I read I really look forward to reading every day. Now on to the meme....
1. Do you have the same friends from childhood?
I have a couple of friends from childhood that I still talk to once in a while. It seems that most of us have families that keep us too busy to keep in touch. I have found that in the last few years I have become a little bit of a recluse. I guess that's probably not the right word because I don't stay home all the time, I just don't hang out with people other than my family much anymore. I had a great friend in school named Laura. She was one of my best friends from grade school on. We had planned all through our senior year a party after graduation. She and I were going out on the town after graduation and having the best night of our lives. A few weeks before graduation we realized that I was leaving for the beach right after the ceremony and her parents and boyfriend wanted to take her out to eat, so we put off our night out until the next weekend when I got home. As I was leaving graduation I gave her a big hug and said "I'll see you next weekend" and that was the last time I ever saw her. No tragedy, no arguments, we just got busy and never found the time to call each other. It's odd to me even today that I have no idea where she is or what she is doing.
2.What do you value most about your friends?
The thing I value most about friends would be the fact that I have a few friends that, even though I very seldom talk to them anymore, I know I could call tonight if I had a problem and they would listen and help if they could. I am pretty sure they know the same about me.
3. Are your friends you sounding board?
Not really anymore. SH hs to be the one listen to my problems and ideas. I'm sure he probably wishes I would hang with friends more.
4. What is your favorite activity to share with your friends?
Duh.....dinner and shopping!
Now the rules say I have to list 5 things under the following headers and pass this award on to 5 people.
10 years ago I was....... 1. Just getting into the habit of working again after taking off quite a few years while my children were young. 2. Still spending every spare second being a mother to my two children who were then 10 and 8, and a wife to my husband. 3. About 50 lbs lighter. 4. Spending some quality time with my grandmother, who never learned to drive. I would pick her up one afternoon every week and take her to the grade school my children attended so she could spend a few hours reading to the children. It was wonderful just riding in the car and talking to my grandma. 5. Watching the agony of my cousins children as they watched her die from breast cancer at the age of 38. She fought breast cancer for 10 years and she is still sorely missed.
5 things on today's to-do list. 1. nap...its cold in here. 2. laundry because I have been noticing a serious underwear deficiency. 3. dishes because I didn't touch them at all yesterday. 4. Maybe go to the hospital and see my cousins new beautiful baby girl.....unless it is too crowded. 5. Try to catch up on some paperwork for work.....I'm just behind by 6 months or so :-(
5 snacks I enjoy. 1. Cheetos...puffy or crunchy, I'm not picky. 2. cheddar cheese and crackers 3. Peppermint candy....always been my favorite. My grandma even got me a pair of peppermint candy earrings one Christmas. 4. Fruit, just about any kind. 5. Milk chocolate anything.
5 things I would do if I were a millionaire. 1. Superhubby and I would both quit our jobs, neither of us enjoy our jobs much at all. 2. Pay off all of our families homes...just so no one would have to worry about a mortgage in this financially screwed up time. 3. Would force SH to slow down and enjoy life a bit, no working all the time. He works all the time, even when he isn't at work. He WOULD stay home with me some or we would travel a bit together. 4. I would help DS figure out what he wants to do and pay for him to get the training to do it 5. I would make sure my parents could relax and travel and not have to worry about money at all. They both are retired but both work part time just to have extra money. They have enough to live on, but I want them to ENJOY their retirement and never have to worry about having the money to travel.
5 jobs I have had. 1. babysitter. I took care of some younger cousins in the summer once in a while while I was in high school. 2. Burger king 3. Volunteer at a nursing home 4. Volunteer at the museum. 5. Home health
5 people to pass this award on to...this one will come later...after the nap.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My son works for a well known satellite television company. I won't name names but they bring their services DIRECTLY to your house. Since my tv was getting old and turning it on meant walking up to it every few minutes for the first half hour and smacking it to get the picture to come on, we decided to buy a new tv. We bought a nice, not too big, flat screen tv and today the company my son works for brought all new HD equipment out for all 3 of our tvs and installed it. We now get ALL the channels and movie channels COMPLETELY FREE. I'm not sure about the channels I would rather not have, like playboy and other channels with that particular theme, but I'm sure if they are on, SH will find those tonight. The weird part is that my old receiver, that we bought 11 years ago, worked great. When you pushed the power button it was on and working in about 10 seconds. This one has been updating and restarting for the last 30 minutes. I will either love it, or take a sledgehammer to it when I finally get one in here to smash my computer with......stay tuned.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
During the last few years Joseph's health problems have gotten worse. He can no longer sit up in his wheelchair to ride in a vehicle so we have been forced to lay him down in a seat and strap him in. Medicaid has also made cuts to his supplies so that leaves his mother scrambling to give him some medical supplies that he needs. Once a year we have a fundraiser to try to help with the expenses and this year we are changing it a bit. This year our goal is to work toward a new (used) vehicle so Joseph can safely be transported to and from doctors appointments. Click the meals for wheels button on the right and check out the new fundraiser. If you, or anyone you know would like to lose a little weight or if you just like cookbooks give it a try.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We had an interesting day with quite a few people in and a few I grew to love. There were 3 ladies that came in, 2 in their 80's and one of the ladies daughter in law who was in her 50's. They were from California and had come back here because they were raised here. They hadn't been back in 23 years. We started a nice conversation and it took about 5 minutes for us to figure out the big farm they were raised on was the farm my grandparents bought from them in the early 50's. The two older ladies, who were children of the previous owners didn't want a tour of the museum, they spent an hour and a half asking me about the farm and their old neighbors. They wanted to know about the old orchard, the hay fields, old George the neighbor who lived up the road. We had a great time and we all learned a lot. It is definitely a small world.
For the last 20 hours I have been held captive by a complete idiot. Someone thought it would be smart to steal the copper cables from the phone company. I went 20 hours with NO PHONE AND NO INTERNET. ( I at first wondered if something hadn't followed me from the museum.) I called the phone company this morning, after driving to the top of the nearest big hill for cell reception and was told it would be back on Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday by 8PM. Imagine how happy I was when my phone rang a bit ago. I'm easy to please.
Tomorrow is the huge Luca*ville flea market. If I make it back without a new puppy I will be surprised.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
My son is on the phone with me trying to help me figure it out. He bought the same computer I did but bought an extended warranty. I didn't know I could buy one. I should have asked, but didn't think about it. Every computer I have ever bought has a one year phone technical support service included. I'm about out of ideas. I don't know if I will get it working but I have a backup computer........and a backup plan. If this restore doesn't work, I am going to call HP back and tell them I have a cow here and I will not hesitate to slaughter it if they don't talk to me. I'm pretty sure whatever country they are in worships their cattle instead of eat them.
I hit publish and then noticed I was getting an email. It was from HP telling me that as a valued customer I might like to shop their anniversary sale.....um NO.
Friday, October 03, 2008
I'm not sure why but people around here think its cute to ride 4wheelers around with NO HELMET. I'm not sure why this seems like a good idea, but I guess after a couple of six-packs a lot of things sound like a good idea. I seem to remember
Back to my original thoughts, whatever they were. Umm, oh yeah the helicopter. We don't get a lot of low flying air traffic around here. We see planes but they are up high, very high. I think the fact that we have hills all around us keeps airplanes from flying very low and the ones that do aren't visible to very many people because the hills block the view. I had decided a few weeks ago to try to photograph the moon again. I tried a couple of months ago and wasn't happy with the results. When I tried it last time the moon wasn't visible here until after midnight. It was behind a hill until then and after that was visible for a couple of hours. I went out at midnight the other night and no moon. I watched for the next few nights and realized that now the moon is visible in a completely different part of the sky early in the evening and only is visible for about 45 minutes.
When my brother moved from Ohio to Western Indiana one of the things he told me was how surprising it was to know there was a storm coming a long time before it came. Where we live you don't see storms until they are right on you. If you are lucky you may hear thunder a bit before, but you never see the clouds.
Now that I have been all over the place with this post I am going to post it and go finish watching Ghost hunters on Scifi. I am quickly becoming addicted to that show.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I love looking around this cemetery and there are so many pretty places. This area is all Civil War veteran graves. During the ghost walk they have a woman with an amazing voice that stands in the back of this area singing Negro spirituals.
Friday, September 26, 2008
In other news, the State of Ohio discontinued aide services to one of my clients. That just means that the level of care he requires must be given by all skilled nurses. I'm not a skilled nurse so I will be unable to take care of my little boy. I am not surprised by this move and since his mother is a good friend of mine I still can see him whenever I want and I talk to his mom on the phone almost daily. Losing that job put me down to working 10 hours a week. I love the idea of working 10 hours a week, but my bank account seems to not be as happy with that as I am. I did pick up another client last night that I will start caring for next week. I was working 4 days a week at either 4 or 5 hours a day....now I will be working 3 LONG days a week at 9 hours 2 days and 8 hours one day. I know some people are thinking "you wimp that is not even near a full work week." I know that but it is plenty for me. I ALWAYS wanted to be a stay at home mom. My DH was fine with me being a stay at home mom. I guess what I never thought about was the fact that at some point I wouldn't need to be a stay at home mom. It is hard to justify being at home with no kids when we need my income. So, I am going to work a little more, eat a little less, exercise a lot more and become a skinny middle age fashion diva......ok so maybe I am going to work a little more. It's all about goals and I think one at a time is all I can handle.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This is our pontoon boat. It was great when the kids were small. It has 3 full size couches, a top that lets you get out of the sun and rails all the way around so you don't have to worry about anyone taking an unexpected swim. SH added the fishing seats on the front and I could drive while he and our DS fished.
All of that happened years ago. For the last 5 or 6 years it has sat behind one of his buildings in the weeds.....rotting........ruining.....and gathering snakes. The last time we pulled it out SH and DS had to fight with 2 snakes that had wrapped their long bodies around things under the boat and refused to come out. It has a nice big Evenrude (or however you spell that) motor on the back that worked last time we took it out. I loved that boat when we used it, but now....the love affair is over.
I couldn't get a good picture of this so you will have to use your imagination. When SH found this he spent days begging, pleading and generally driving me nuts. His promise "if you let me buy this I PROMISE to sell the pontoon." He lied. Now this one takes up half of our garage and is great to pile things on. It will probably get used again one day because he always wanted a bass tracker. He just doesn't have time to use one.
We bought this about 9 years ago. I love my camper and love to go camping...but we don't. Ever! When the children were younger we packed up 3 or 4 long weekends every summer plus spent at least one week of vacation camping. The kids aren't young anymore, gas is too expensive and campground prices are getting close to hotel prices. When I mentioned getting rid of the camper SH's first response was "what if we want to go camping." He finally admitted it wasn't worth holding on to this big camper if we weren't going to use it. I was a little surprised because he never, ever wants to get rid of anything. He finally gave me the ok and DD and I have been working to get this ready to try to sell.
I love my camper with it's tiny bathroom. I took this from outside the bathroom and I spared you the picture of the toilet.
The box you see in the shower will probably go with the camper. I bought that amazing battery powered coffee maker for SH for times we went camping with no electric. We used it once. 45 minutes after we plugged it in it finally started spitting out tiny drops of coffee, at the exact same time the car battery went completely dead. I usually love my camping neighbors but that day we had a hard time talking anyone into giving us a jump start. While SH was getting the car battery charged I walked the 4 minutes to the camp store and bought him a cup of coffee.
I love my bedroom in this camper. It has a much better mattress than my bed in the house. I was carrying out blankets as I was taking pictures so excuse the pile of sheets and blankets.
I also like the little kitchen. I didn't get the table in the picture but I did get the fridge, sink and microwave.
In case you haven't figured it out I love my camper. I just don't use my camper. I'm gonna miss it, but when I do I will just make me a camp fire outside and eat a few smores.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
What? You say it looks like a microwave. Call it what you like but in my house it holds some magical powers.
When you hear those 5 beeps that means whatever is in the box is ready, my dog, who will only
When you open the door the tiny kitten that lives with us will come out from wherever she is sleeping and meow....over and over because her food gets warmed in the magic box. She can pop those little claws out and climb completely up your legs and end up on your shoulder in 5 seconds if the magic box is running.....which is great as long as you aren't wearing shorts. I quit wearing shorts around the house as much since she moved in.....I was running out of bandaids.
Superhubby loves to hear the magic box make that pop, pop sound that means the magic box is about ready to spit out some popcorn. That sound also makes the dog happy. She and superhubby love to share some popcorn.
If you get a few minutes go over and wish these people a little luck. Once again a member of their family is going to have to fight cancer.....they have had WAY more than their share.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
The school is set in a valley surrounded by very little other than hay fields and animal grazing land. There are a few houses, but they are few and far between. I have quite a few relatives that teach at these schools (the grade school/jr. high is on the other side of the high school.) When I say animal grazing land I mean it....one aunt had to answer questions from her 3rd graders as a cow gave birth outside their classroom window. The grade school is fairly new and has tinted windows, but no blinds.
Tonight is the homecoming game and tomorrow is the DANCE. I was going to go watch the homecoming queen get crowned because I know it will be someone I know....at this school you know everyone. It has to be a senior girl and in a senior class of around 50 students there aren't too many choices.....
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I will be the first to admit that as an American I felt kind of invincible before that day. We were the biggest, baddest, safest nation in the world. We had people. People to make sure the bullies didn't come in and take our lunch money. People to go after the bullies before we had to deal with them. I was wrong. We have people, but those people are human. They work their asses off to keep us safe, but they aren't miracle workers. No matter how hard they try, how well they do their job, they can't fix everything.
I didn't know anyone who lost their lives that day. My sister knew one lady who brought her kids to day care at the same place my niece went. She brought her kids to daycare that day and never came back. Her husband was there picking up the kids when my sister went to get my niece. He was sitting outside, not able to go in. He said he knew the kids would want to know where mommy was and he would have to say "I don't know." He didn't know. He knew she had been in a building but he wouldn't learn until later that she never made it back out.
I still think often of the policeman, firemen, paramedics and other rescue workers who ran toward the buildings. They wanted to help. Their training said "run toward the fire and help people." They did what they were trained to do. May God bless them all.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Every single day my DD is peppered with questions about her future.
What are you going to do,
where are you going to school?
are you going away?
She hates the questions and really has no idea, though she is working hard on figuring it out now. Today's mail brought 3 things and every one of them was for her (NO BILLS.)
The first was from Ohio State....Go Bucks! This college is about 3 hours from our home and would probably be great. She has a lot of friends there already but O.S. hasn't offered her much other than some scholarships. Ohio State never has problems getting students so they don't tell you too much about financial aid unless you ask.
This is a small college about 45 minutes from home. They have a nice campus and would be in driving distance. They have already offered DD a Presidential scholarship...which means NO TUITION, which is near and dear to my heart.
This was the third one in the mail today. This is many, many miles from our home, probably 6 to 8 hours but I am too lazy to wait on mapquest to load to find out. They have sent financial aid information and with her grades and our income level we would not be asked to pay anything for her education here. While that seems great the whole 6 to 8 hour thing is hard, though if she wanted to go.....I would let her and smile until she was on her way...then I would cry for 3 months.
We have a small college about 20 minutes from our home that a lot of local students use for the first year or two. You can get quite a few degrees there too and her tuition would probably be covered in full.
I will admit that a big part of her college requirements are going to be financial aid. My son was an honor student but his grades averaged a b+ and he got a 24 on his ACT. He only finished one year of college but we didn't have to pay much at all for it. DD has NEVER gotten anything but a perfect A on any report card (and if she did I'm pretty sure she would be devastated) and she has a 30 on her ACT. She should win enough scholarships to get almost all of her tuition paid, if not all of it. I'm keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed....
Have a great hump day.
Monday, September 08, 2008
The weather in Ohio has been extremely warm for this time of year. The high temps for the day have been ranging in the upper 80's and 90's. My plan to close the pool over the weekend got pushed back and I floated around in the pool today.
My work week is going to be very short. One of my patients is in the hospital which I means I can't work which means....no paycheck. I can live with that for a few weeks.
DD's senior year is well underway and she seems to be settling in well. She is missing her B/F who had to go back to college last weekend, but he will be back in a few days for homecoming...can't go to a dance without your boyfriend. I'm sure I will come up with a few pictures to show you all soon.
It seems that directv has given us free movie channels for a bit so even though it is almost midnight my SH is wide awake and ready to stay that way. He hates movies unless they are like this one which, from what I can tell, is a bunch of prostitutes from another planet who came to earth to catch men and FORCE them into sex slavery. Since when do you have to force men......
Monday, September 01, 2008
For sale...2000 Ford Windstar. Salvage title. Used to have a small transmission leak, now it just runs straight out a couple of hours after you fill it up(because my husband said "don't worry, it can pull a boat). Great dual air conditioners that work for about 2 weeks after you charge it....then you must charge it again. Dual am/fm/cd/cassette system that works fine....it just flips itself to CD when your favorite song is on the radio, but flips itself back in time for the end of the song.....sometimes. The people who rebuilt it just put putty on the roof and painted it....you won't even notice the fact it came loose unless it rains, and then the water runs to the second row seats so driver stays dry. The inside lighting is great, and sometimes it looks like a disco going down the road because when it gets in a mood the lights flicker off and on over and over and over. Sometimes I look outside at night and the lights in the van are flashing. I'm not sure if the driver who was in the car when it wrecked is still there...playing games with my mind or if the wires have a short in them that only acts up once in a while. There is a small miss while driving, but you don't notice it unless you are going slow, which I very seldom do. The electric door locks work, or at least most of them do. The passenger front door lock doesn't work, but you can climb over the drivers seat, stick your butt in the air for all going by to see and unlock it by hand. The side door locks work when they want to....and sometimes they don't. The clear coat that was put on when it was repainted is slowly peeling off. This van gets some
Friday, August 29, 2008
Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"
Let 'em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award
Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to www.mammadawg.com
Hop on back to the kick ass blogger award HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on!
Thank you so much Monkling for the award.
When I tried to figure out who to give the award to I decided to just pick the first 5 people that come to mind every single day. There are about 5 blogs that I HAVE to check every day to see what is going on. I'm sure some of them already have the award but I don't care.
1. Hallie She makes me laugh....or gag, every day.
2. Kim She is such a caring person who can make anyone feel better. She already won this award but by golly she is getting it again.
3. Monkling Has such a great sense of humor, and like myself is starting down that road we call " empty nest."
4. Kellen Has a house full of kids and a great sense of humor.
5. Kimmy Has a great sense of humor AND a great friendship with Hallie. Now that her kids are in school I'm sure we will hear more from Kimmy. Plus anyone with the word blender in her name should get an award.
Now I am off to tell each of these people about their awards.......have a great weekend.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
You can tell by looking that it isnt much bigger than the tennis ball. It likes to be carried around against me or DD. If it is asleep we can lay it down but if its awake it cries until it is around us. Just about like a real baby....a spoiled real baby.