Saturday, March 31, 2007

Photo Hunt-Water

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    Welcome to Hampton Roads Virginia. We are surrounded by water. The Atlantic Ocean, The Chesapeake Bay and the James River, are just a few of the bodies of water you will find here. I have taken dozens of photos of the water in our area, and when it came time to select one for this weeks hunt I just couldn't make up my mind. I am posting a sampling for you to enjoy...
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    Sunset on the James River

    Chesapeake Bay(photo taken looking towards Norfolk Naval Base from the car while traveling across the bridge and tunnel from Hampton to Norfolk)

    Man made lake in Va. Beach at Mt. Trashmore park

    Waves breaking on the shore of Virginia Beach

    Fishing Pier, Cheasapeake Bay Bridge

    Lake at Newport News Park

    On the shores of the same lake at Newport News Park

    Playing in the water at Huntington Park Newport News Va

    My grandson's first trip to the ocean(He was not impressed)

    Assateague's Wild Horses(On Virginia Easten Shore)This photo is courtesy of my son who took the photo

    Kiptopeke, Virginia(also on the eastern shore)

    Footbridge crossing lake at Newport News Park

    Boat Ramp, Newport News Park

    On the shores of the James River

    Ducks playing in a puddle at a local park

    Fishing at Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach

    Lake at Mt. Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach

    Unidentified fisherman at the lake, Newport News Park

    Fountain at our local Bass Pro Shop Hampton

    I hope you have enjoyed this little tour, come back next week to see what I find for the next theme (next week it is CLEAN)

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    Thursday, March 29, 2007


    I found this meme at both Pea's Corner
    and Pepperlady's blog, so I thought I would play along.

    Here are the rules if you want to join in.
    1) Go to Wikipedia
    2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year
    3) List three events that happened on your birthday
    4) List two important birthdays and one death
    5) One holiday or observance (if any)
    My birthday is Oct. 10th. Here is what I learned

    1845 - In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.
    1966 - Simon and Garfunkel release the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
    1973 - Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

    Birthday's and Death
    Born 1958 - Tanya Tucker, American singer
    Born 1974 - Dale Earnhardt Jr., American race car driver
    Died 2004 - Christopher Reeve, American actor

    Old Michelmas - Celtic holiday

    I wasn't sure what Michelmas was but you must know I love anything Celtic so I looked it up and here is what it told me

    Michaelmas (pronounced /'mɪkəlməs/; also the Feast of Ss. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael or the Feast of Michael and All Angels), is a day in the Christian calendar, taking place on 29 September. Because it falls near the equinox, it is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days. St Michael, one of the principal angelic warriors, was seen as a protector against the dark of night. Michaelmas has also delineated time and seasons for secular purposes as well, particularly in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    During the Middle Ages, Michaelmas was celebrated as a holy day of obligation, but this tradition was abolished in the 18th century. It was also one of the English and Welsh and Irish quarter days when accounts had to be settled. On manors, it was the day when a reeve was elected from the peasants. Traditional meals for the day include goose (a "stubble-goose", i.e. one prepared around harvest time) and a special cake called a St Michael's bannock. On the Isle of Skye, Scotland, a procession was held.

    Michaelmas is also used in the extended sense of "Autumn", used as the name of the first term of the academic year, which begins at this time, at various educational institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland (typically those with lengthy history and traditions): Abingdon School, King's College London, St Andrews, Cambridge, University of Wales, Lampeter, Durham, London School of Economics, Oxford, Lancaster, Trinity College, Dublin, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Eton, Gresham's, Norwich School, Worksop College and Royal Holloway, University of London.
    The Inns of Court of the English bar also have a Michaelmas term as one of their dining terms. It begins in September and ends towards the end of December.

    I had fun with this meme and hope you will join in. If you let me know so I can come by


    Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    Wake up!

    I must have been really tired last night, because somehow I set the clock wrong to get up this morning. I needed to be up at 7:40, so when the clock went off I jumped up. As soon as I did I realized my husband was still sleeping beside me. I nudged him asking what time was he suppose to have been up. 6:30 was his reply. Ohhh your late I said, telling him it was now 7:45. No he said to me, it is only 5:45. My clock was wrong and had gone off TWO hours early. Ohhh I groaned. Well as luck would have it, the dog wanted out, so I got up, took me and her both to pee and crawled back in bed. I reset the clock and drifted back to sleep. When the clock went off again my husband was getting dressed. He informed me that it was now SIX FORTY FIVE. I had only been sleeping an hour and was awake ONE HOUR before I needed to be AGAIN! Somehow I once again had the time wrong. I fixed it AGAIN and drifted off for the last hour. Needless to say it was not restful sleep. I think I need an old fashion wind up clock. Either that or break down and put on my glasses to set the clock instead of trying to do it in a sleep induced fog.
    On the bright side I finished my second day of training today for the new job.
    It was all done via the computer and at my own pace. The register seems like it will be fairly easy and is done with a key board. The one I used at the pet store was a touch screen and I always hated it, so I am happy with the new system.
    I start on the sales floor tomorrow, and have been assigned a buddy for tomorrow and Friday. Thank goodness, because I don't know shit about ladies wear brands. I'm a thrift store, walmart, target, and kmart kind of gal and names mean nothing to me.
    I already have a schedule for the next four weeks, and I have off two three day weekends. YIppie.

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    Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    Embracing the change in my life

    I've been thinking lately about change. Funny how it comes when we lest expect it. I had been thinking for a long time about how I should change jobs. I knew that I was bored, because there was never enough to do to keep busy. In the back of my mind I knew business was slow, and that they really didn't need two people up front. Like most people though I let myself settle in and get to comfortable. To be honest I was to lazy and to insecure to go look for something else. I hate change. I am an old fuddy duddy at heart and really like nothing more than the same old routine everyday. I guess the universe had other ideas for me. Being told that my hours were cut to two days a week forced me in to doing what I probably should have done months ago. Look for something new. So here it is.
    Today I will start a new job. I have to admit I am a bit nervous, but I am also a little excited. I know I will met new people, and experiece new situations. I am a believer in destiny and I know in my heart that my time with the pet store was suppose to be up. Looking back on it I know that what was suppose to happen for me there happened. Both my cats and my dog were adopted from shoppers that came in there. The funny part is that I never saw any of those people again once they placed the animal with me. I believe Maggie Molly and Lucy were meant for me and me for them. If I had not gone to work there I probably would not have adopted a pet. I know I wouldn't have adopted three...Hmmm on second thought maybe working there was not a smart idea (just kidding). Anyway life has changed again, and today I embrace it. This came in my email today as part of my horoscope. I guess it sums it all up.

    AIR ELEMENT: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

    Change and more change! If you don't allow the change to

    happen, the universe will take care of it for you.

    Everything has its cycles, and you must let go of the old to

    make room for the new. Stubborness and resistance to new

    energies and perspectives can create personal blockages, and

    pent-up issues will only erupt elsewhere, so give in to

    nature's urgings gracefully and allow new vistas to unfold.

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    Monday, March 26, 2007


    Well I am once again a gainfully employed woman. Yep, I start work tomorrow at the mall. I got a job at one of the "better department stores". I had to take a little bit of a cut in pay and will not have as good of hours as I did at the pet store but work is work, and as I always say life goes on. At lest things will get back to a somewhat normal state here and my bill collectors will be happy. It will be kind of fun to dress up again and not be full of dog hair and smell like the animal shelter.
    I did enjoy having a few days off to call my own but really didn't get a lot done. I did get a good start on cleaning my always messy bedroom and managed to sort through my side of the closet and organize a bit.
    I started cleaning with this...but realized that the hose was stopped up and the bag had blown. When I opened it up Dust and dirt went everywhere!

    I bought this cleaner several years ago, and have never been happy with it, so instead of trying to get it fixed I got this

    I hope it will do a good job for me, and at lest pick up the dog and cat hair.
    My daughter and I did a bit of shopping this afternoon. Our first stop was at
    World Market. where I found this

    It is a fun little piece of brightly colored birds(I think they are folk art chickens) strung together with a bead in between and a bell at the end.
    I managed to make a mental wish list for myself while I was there, and once things settle in from the new job I hope to do some more serious shopping there.
    Well that is about all that is new in my world.

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    Friday, March 23, 2007

    Photo Hunters (Empty)

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    This cell is EMPTY now except for furniture. It was once use as a prison for Jefferson Davis (See photo below)
    Photo taken at Casemate Museum
    Fort Monroe, Hampton Virginia, U.S.A.
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    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    A bit different

    While I was blog surfing today I ran across this meme. It is a bit different from what I usually post so I thought it might be fun. If you use it on your blog let me know so I can come by and read your answers

    Marriage meme

    1. Where/How did you meet?
    In a chat room on the Internet, then in person in Salt Lake City Utah

    2. How long have you known each other?
    Counting the time on line, 9 years

    3. How long after you met did you start dating?
    We chatted about 6 months, then met in person

    4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
    hmm that is a little complicated. We met in person in Oct and started living together in Dec. We "dated" (lived together) two years.

    5. How long was your engagement?
    see question #4

    6. How long have you been married?

    6 years (7 this coming Dec)

    7. What is your anniversary?

    8. How many people came to your wedding reception?
    about 6

    9. What kind of cake did you serve?
    White Cake with frosting from the bakery

    10. Where was your wedding?
    Marriage Commisioners house in Virginia Beach VA

    11. What did you serve for your meal?
    no meal, just snack foods and cake

    12. How many people were in your wedding party
    We only had family and about four or five friends attend

    13. Are you still friends with them all?
    14.Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?
    15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
    The honeymoon *wink*
    16.Any funny moments?
    Yes, my husbands pants almost fell down as he walked in the door

    17. Any big disasters?
    My husbands pants almost fell down as he walked in the door lol

    18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
    A motel on the ocean in Va. Beach

    19. How long were you gone?
    Over night

    20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?

    21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
    22. What size is your bed? Queen

    23. Greatest strength as a couple? We can make each other laugh.

    24. Greatest challenge as a couple?

    25. Who literally pays the bills?
    I pay most of them on line, we both work to pay them

    26. What is your song?
    How do you fall in love...Alabama

    27. What did you dance your first dance to?
    28. Describe your wedding dress: Cream colored...

    29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?
    I had a bouquet of silk flowers, cream and deep rose colors

    30. Are your wedding bands engraved? No.

    31. How old were you when you got married?
    I was 47 and my husband was 44

    Fun! Anyone else want to play? If so, you're IT!


    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    Yippie Another Package

    This must be my lucky week for getting packages from my blog buddy's. When I checked my mail today I found these wonderful things from PepperLady. I was her exchange partner for her Ostara Scavenger Hunt. The idea of the hunt was to send the following things.

    1. A spoon
    2. Something yellow or yellow in it.
    3. A recipe using 3 eggs
    4. A frame picture taken from your place looking east
    5. Your local Newspaper or a local Magazine
    6. An item more the 3 inches and less then 8 inches.
    7. Anything that a person can plant and grow

    As you can see I got a spoon that is also a tea strainer. I did not have one, so it will come in handy.
    The something yellow is a pretty dish towel with yellow sun flowers on it. I was thrilled to get it because I am getting ready to paint my kitchen yellow and just bought a huge basket of yellow sun flowers for my table

    The recipe using 3 eggs is one for Butterscotch cookies, The photo is looking East towards Black Mt. (Idaho)
    I also got a copy of her local paper. I enjoyed reading it. Especially the classified ads showing the price of land and homes in that area.
    The something between 3 and 8 inches was a yummy candy bar called Idaho Spud and finally the seeds are cotton seeds. I don't remember ever seeing cotton seeds, so I am looking forward to seeing if I can get them to grow.
    I really like everything and had a great time with this gift exchange. Thanks again PepperLady!!

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    Happy Spring

    Even though it is official and spring came in around 8 last night. It doesn't look much like spring here today. It is cold and cloudy, and I am feeling a bit down in the dumps because I am about to set out on my third day of job hunting. No luck so far, but I am determined to find something. It isn't a question of what but where at this point. I'm running out of ideas. I have been to over 20 places of business so far this week and not a nibble. I have a long day of head of me today which also includes a few personal errands. I just wanted to get on line long enough to say Happy Spring.


    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    Blessed Ostara

    May you have a wonderful day


    Monday, March 19, 2007

    Surprise package

    In today's mail I had a notice to pick up a package at the post office. You can imagine my delight when I got there and found this waiting for me.

    It was Witches!! I love witches and collect them. I use to keep mine on display year round, but now save them for the fall. (These are going on my shelf that doubles as my altar)
    Anyway I want to say a big THANK YOU!! to CARRIE. She sent these beautiful things to me for no reason other than she thought I would like them. Isn't she sweet!. I love everything. She told me that the corn husk doll is hand made. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo but she is wearing a black cloak and has a broom in her hand. She even has a tiny little pentacle (which had fallen off and I found after I took the photo)The other one is made of clay and has a cauldron that doubles as an incense burner. Both things were made by Carrie's mom. She also included some incense and a bunch of sage so that I can cleanse and bless my home for Ostar/Spring equinox. How thoughtful.
    Thanks again Carrie!!

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    If the police wake you up at 4 am pounding on your door, it is usually not good news. Thankfully for my daughter and for her dad it was just an annoyance.
    It seems that some one went peeling out of our parking lot during the night on Saturday and wiped out two cars. The police were going door to door in their building trying to find out who the hit cars belong to. We had been out in my daughters car earlier in the day so she did not park in her usual parking space in front of the building. Instead of being in the middle. She parked on the end. My ex and his friend had been parked in the next to the middle space but had gone out to dinner. When they got home the space was taken so they parked a couple of spaces down.The cars that were in those middle spaces were hit. Even with them being parked where they were If the impact on them had been any harder it would have hit my ex on one side and his lady friend on the other. She then would have been pushed into my daughter

    Look how close they came to getting hit.

    My daughter has the silver car on the end..the light blue car belongs to my ex's lady friend, the silver car sitting half sideways is the one that got hit. It knocked into the black car, and that came inches from hitting my ex. Whew..What a mess.
    Here are a few more shots. You can see the skid marks on some of these.

    This last photo is of my husbands car. He was parked in front of our building which is next door. As you can see the skid marks came dangerously close to him too.

    We all breathed a sigh of relief that none of us got hit. My daughters car is still in my ex's name and he pays her insurance for her. I have a different policy, but it is with the same company. Can you imagine the mess we would have had getting them to believe us if we all called in with claims on a hit and run. I think that one would
    have been more like a ripleys believe it or not!

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    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    Job hunting

    Well I did it. I called the store and quit. The more I thought about them cutting my hours down to two days a week the more upset it made me. I tossed and turned last night and couldn't get it off my mind today trying to decide if I should stay while I looked or just tell them to go suck a lemon. (Polite way of putting it) Just as the store was closing I called and talked with the manager. I told her I'm done..
    Can you believe she was mad at me because I was suppose to work tomorrow and here I was tonight telling her I wasn't coming. Well gee, maybe she knows how it feels to be caught off guard and not know something was about to happen. Sorry if that seems mean but I felt mean.
    Anyway I am going to start job hunting on Monday. Wish me luck.
    My real life friend M sent me this in my email with the following words.

    Ok you know how I feel about spells, they are just prayers with props. But here are a few that I have in my bos. If they help you then that's always kick ass in my book! I have only tried one of them and that's the next to the last one about 14yrs ago and I am still with the same employer today. HUGS ... M

    There were three spells, but she said this is the one that worked for here goes...

    Employment Spell


    Large Gold or Yellow Candle
    Time: Start on a Sunday.


    Light the gold or yellow colored candle and chant the following three times:

    A Good Job Awaits me I Know
    For Thine Brilliant Light Scans
    And searches A Place for Me
    A Good Job Awaits Me
    For Thine Goodness is Great
    My Faith in Thee is Complete
    A Good Job waits for Me.

    Allow the candle to burn for 9 minutes. Perform this ritual every day until employment is found.

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    I drive this

    My brother drives this

    Hmm what am I doing wrong here? I can't afford something like a 2004 RED HUMMER.
    There are only something like 4 or 5 of them around and as far as I know he has the only one in our area. can we all say BRIGHT! Gosh if he wants to hide I would say he is out of luck lol
    Ok I admit it, I'm jealous. It is really pretty but in all honesty I wouldn't want it. It is to big and just to much truck for me.

    My grandson on the other hand seemed to like it. He wanted to drive, but at only 22 months old we told him he has to wait a few more years. The scary part is that hummer will probably look as good in 14 years as it does now. I am sure something as big as a tank isn't going to wear out any time soon.
    Oh well, maybe if I'm lucky I can take a ride in it someday instead of admiring it from the parking lot.

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    Saturday, March 17, 2007

    Fun stuff

    This was fun....Try it and see what your visual dna is.


    Photo Hunters-Drink

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    A tiger enjoying a drink.

    I took this photo last summer at the zoo in Norfolk VA.


    Happy St. Paddys Day

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    Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone.
    Here are some fun and interesting facts for you.

    March 17 is widely accepted as the date of St. Patrick's death in A.D. 461.
    The first St. Patrick's Day parade in the United States was held in New
    York City on this day in 1762.
    Cabbage seeds are often planted today, and old-time farmers believed that to
    make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your

    On St. Patrick's Day, the warm side of a rock turns up,
    and the broad-back goose begins to lay.

    From The Old Farmer's Almanac
    St. Patrick's Day: Legend has it that Saint Patrick drove all
    the snakes out of Ireland. The snake is a pagan symbol and it is
    suspected that this is a figurative tale explaining that he
    drove paganism out of Ireland. Named Maewyn Succat at his birth
    in Britain near the end of the fourth century, he was abducted
    and sold into slavery at age 16. He worked as a shepherd in
    Ireland and converted to Christianity. He took the name Patrick
    (or Patricus) after he fled slavery to became a priest in Gaul
    (France) at age 22. After years of serving as a priest and monk
    in Gaul, he returned to Ireland at about 60 years of age to
    follow his calling: to convert Irish pagans to Christianity.
    Through the strength of his personality, he was able to win many
    converts. He used the shamrock, a kind of three-leafed clover
    common in Ireland, to help explain the concept of the Trinity
    (father, son, holy spirit). His missionary work in Ireland
    lasted for 30 years until he died on March 17 in 461 AD. The day
    has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since. The first
    year St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in the U.S. was 1737 in
    Boston, Massachusetts.

    Canaan: The annual Festival of Astarte was held this day in
    Canaan to honor the honor the Goddess known as Queen of Heaven.

    Rome: Date of women's festival of freedom known as the

    Spain: Fallas - Annual festival in Valencia, when giant
    sculptures are burnt in bonfires across the region. The
    tradition (according to Christians) is thought to have
    originated in ancient times from carpenters burning unwanted
    wood at the start of spring. In the Catalan language, fallas
    means "fire."

    March 17: Celebration of Trefuilnid Treochar and the Celtic tree month
    of Nuin ends
    X Today is the feast of the Irish divinity, Trefuilnid Treochar who the
    Church took and replaced with St. Patrick, who writes in his treatises
    about “delivering Ireland from snakes.” The snakes are the pagans, whom
    he wished to remove from the green lands. Spend today honouring your
    pagan traditions, and becoming more and more aware that all the
    Christian holidays that are present today were once pagan traditions
    with much more UMPH to them.
    X Celtic tree month of Nuin ends.


    Friday, March 16, 2007

    Take this job and shove it

    Well, the rumor was true. My hours were cut to two days a week. For a grand total of 16 hours. Both days are on the weekends. I told the manager I am out of there. I will be job hunting come Monday morning. I am debating with myself if I want to go in on Sunday or not. (I was already scheduled off tomorrow). A part of me says F* it and another part says I need the money even if it is only a few hours. I;m going to sleep on it and see how I feel about it Sunday morning. I'm really sick over all this. I hate change. I know I will find another job, but lets face it, I am not a young chick any more and I have limited job skills. Retail is really all I know, and at my age it is hard to find a place to fit in. I'm mostly pissed because I had already started making vacation plans for the end of May and now they are on hold. My husband, my daughter and her boyfriend have already put in for that week and now everything is up in the air. Its a dirty little trick for the company to pull on me, since I just passed my one year mark last week. I was due a weeks paid vacation and a raise. Figures huh. I suppose it could have been worst. At lest I wasn't fired like the front end manager who was given her walking papers yesterday.
    I know it sounds silly, but I will miss the dogs that come in. I really enjoyed seeing them everyday.
    Oh well, I am trying to look at the bright side. I believe things happen for a reason and I know I was meant to work there in order to find my pets. Both my cats and my dog came from customers that couldn't keep them. People I only saw that one time and have never met again. I wouldn't trade them for all the hours the company has so they can take there job and shove it!
    Life goes on. Spring is coming and change is good.

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    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Warning: Long post full of rants and complaints

    Oh God, it's only Thursday and I am really beat. What a hard week this has been. Work really sucks right now. Our store has been in the mist of a major renovation. The owner sent in a team from another store to do the majority of the work, but everything has been out of sorts for several weeks now. Almost everything has been moved around and I feel stupid when someone ask me where they can find something and I go uhh duh, let me go find it. That is bad enough, then to top things off the last few days the owner himself has been in and he has been one mean SOB. I can't believe how he talks down to us. I was asked to sweep the store one day (which was ok by me, I don't mind) and I missed a bit of dirt and dust on one aisle and he came unglued. He told me it was Unacceptable and ridiculous. I just bit my tongue and moved on. Then later in the day he jumped on me for answering the phone (it was the business phone that I always have helped answer when the customer service lady is busy). I almost lost it and snapped back at him that we always help each other out. I was told that I WAS NOT TO BE UP FRONT. I wanted to tell him kiss my grits! I was off yesterday and then today he was there again. I had to sweep the entire store. (I was hired as a cashier not a janitor)Then start mopping it. After mopping for almost two hours, he finally left. I really wanted to just throw the darn thing down and walk out, but I need the job. I may not have to worry much longer. I heard a rumor that hours are being cut and one girl said she saw a schedule for next week and I had been cut down to something like 16 hours. (I am full time and have already been cut to 30 hours because business is so slow)If this is true then I am out of there. I can't live on that little bit of time.
    I should know tomorrow when the new schedule comes out.
    Anyway this week from hell has come on top of the heels of all the stuff going on in our apartment complex. They did finally come and get the floor in, cabinets and counters done etc. But look at the mess they made with the kitchen floor.

    Can you believe they cut the carpet and flooring like that and just left it? They still haven't been back to do any plastering or painting and my ex-husband finally came by and fixed the hole in my bathroom for me. He does that type of work in another apartment complex (owned by the same management company) so he had the stuff. I still have to get that sanded down and paint. On the bright side I did buy a pretty yellow paint for the kitchen and plan pale purple for the bathroom.
    Anyway the reason the week has been horrible on the home front is we got a notice at the end of last week letting us know that someone from the office would be coming this week to inspect the work. Typical of this dump. All they told us was that it would be ONE DAY THIS WEEK. Like that tells me anything. Well because I had no idea when they would come I have been hiding my dog and kitty's. Yep, I'm illegal, and the office doesn't know I have them. They want THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH as a deposit plus TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS EXTRA a month PER ANIMAL. (we are allowed two and I have three so that already is a no no). To be honest. I don't have that kind of money. Most of us living out here don't. I have talked to a few neighbors and they are hiding animals too. We all have this unspoken thing between us. I don't tell on them, they don't tell and me and what the office doesn't know won't hurt them.
    So for this entire week, my sweet babies have been living in the garage at my daughters boyfriends house. Thankfully he has been taking care of them for me. They finally came today and did the inspection so I am bring them home tomorrow.
    I know someone will be back in to fix that floor but I can deal with that because it will be a contractor and not the office staff.
    Oh a note of interest. When the staff walked into the apartment two door down from me they caught a would be burglar. Yep just as they were unlocking the door and walking in, a man was trying to crawl in the kitchen window which had been left open. The couple that lives there had gone to the laundry mat. They chased the guy but he got away. We found out that TWO other downstairs apartments have been broken into in the last couple of weeks. Great I thought, since I live on the ground level.
    Maintenance came out and installed a security bar for my downstairs sliding door, but the windows just have standard locks. OH well they say you get what you pay for and this is what we get for living near the projects. (We have had one shooting this year in the building next door)
    There is never a a dull moment in my life it seems. Oh well, look at the bright side. If my hours at work are cut then I will be home to scare off the thugs.
    (Sorry this is a long post but sometimes a girl just has to bitch)

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    Tuesday, March 13, 2007

    More weekend fun

    As I mentioned in my last post it was a beautiful weekend. After the thrift store shopping my daughter and I took my grandson to the park where he had a blast playing on the slide. I don't know who had more fun, him or his mom.

    Sunday, My grandson had to go visit the sperm donor (his dad) so my daughter, her boyfriend, my husband and myself decided to go to Williamsburg.


    We stopped at Pierce's Barbecue first for lunch and had a yummy barbecue sandwich.

    From there it was on to the Colonial area, where we spent the afternoon walking around.

    Come tour with me!

    Yes this last photo is of my daughter and myself.
    Do you think we got in trouble for shopping to much!

    Also I don't know if I have mentioned it before but my ex-husband was a gardener in Colonial Williamsburg for many years. He has some wonderful photos of that area, (and also if you follow the links to other parts of this area along with some family photos)
    Here is the link to his page
    John's Pages
    Be sure and drop by

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