Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Story Of Stories....

Boy! do I have stories to tell you. I think we can all agree that things happen in three's -- Right?
 Lets begin with the start of summer. Back in June when we were getting our above/below pool ready for the season, we noticed that we had to refill it about an inch everyday. This went on for about a week. Now, keep in mind that the pool was here when we moved in. We figured out that the people who lived here before us had the pool for five years. We called the pool store and asked what is the life expectancy of a Dough Boy Pool liner? They said 8 to 10 years. Well then, that means that the pool has been here for 19 years... We suspect our pool has many leaks. Too many to repair. The pool is DEAD!  
Onward to the second part of our story. We were grilling one afternoon and all of a sudden the grill started sputtering and you could smell propane fumes, one side of the burner wasn't working and a long yellow jet was burning upward  out of the other burner.Needless to say, the grill had DIED! My husband decided to go to Home Depot and buy a new burner . It is a lot cheaper than buying a new grill. Now we are back in business!
 The third incident to occur is as follows. Two days later we were preheating our wall oven, looking forward to some delicious brownies. Lo and behold there was no heat coming from the oven. Yes, you are absolutely right...The oven was Dead! It was twenty five plus years old. It had served well. We are having a new one installed today.
The story continues: #4 The other night my husband was getting a late night snack (about 1 am) He thought he saw something out of the corner of his eye but said nothing because...well it was late and he was tired...maybe it was nothing. The next night I was getting ready for bed and came out into the hall and something flew by my face. I started screaming. There was a bird in the house! My husband yelled back, THATS NO BIRD..IT'S A BAT!!! We turned all the lights on in the house, and It kept flying back and forth. It then flew into one of the bathrooms and into the shower stall. As the bat attempted to fly out, Lew quickly closed the shower door and hit our invader knocking it to the shower floor, stunned!! He grabbed it with a towel and ejected it outside. WOW! that was scary for me.
 Progressing to the fifth occurrence. The other day as I was taking the dogs out I heard a scratching and splashing sound coming from the pool, OMG! There was a squirrel swimming in the shallow pool water that couldn't get out. Sylvia, my daughter, quickly ran and got a shovel and just touched the surface of the water with the head of the shovel. The squirrel immediately sprang to the shovel handle and bounded up and out. Free at last.

We are waiting for the next incident. What will give out or what endangered animal will we be visited by?  
This time around it appears that the "3" factor doesn't apply. Unless the sixth occurrence is waiting just around the corner.

It is 10:05 p.m. the evening of this post. The 6th event has just occurred and you will never imagine what it was! Another BAT! This time it flew out of my bedroom. I again screamed for Lew. He flashed up the steps from his man cave like he was shot out of a cannon. Confronting the beast in the office room he this time used a blanket and captured it in the corner. He gathered it up while it was squealing and squirming around and took it out into the back yard and pitched it. That is that and there you go. Could this nightmare continue or have we seen the end of this round of happenings!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rock and Mineral Swap

 About a week ago I was talking to my friend Stacy at Magic Love Crow I had mentioned that I love Crystals.
 She had mentioned that she was going to a Rock and Mineral show, so I got excited for her. We decided to swap rocks and or minerals. I sent her some Petoskey stones. which are only found in Michigan (as far as I know). I sent her some other polished stones that I thought she would like.
Isn't this a magnificent crystal. Thank you Stacey. You are the best. Please check out her blog for her amazing crow paintings.

Friday, August 9, 2013