Friday, July 08, 2005

Happy but stupid

Happy - just got a new couch, coffee table, and cool lamp delivered. It's a leather sectional w/ 2 recliners.
Stupid - The couch is white. I have two dogs. What ever made me think I was up to the task of daily couch maintenance?

I haven't updated in a while because Husband switched the office and the bedroom and we have had the box disconnected till now. What rocks is that husband connected the box to the TV downstairs so I am writing this from my nice new reclining leather couch with 2 doggies sitting next to me. I just realized that this is the first time the husky, Jackson has hung out on the couch for a while. He always stuck to the floor when we had old yellow couch. Guess he likes leather. Guess I am a freak for wanting my dogs on the couch...

Material Bad News -
Cute little purple car - flooded. Gone. Bye-Bye. I guess I now understand the whole flash flooding concept a wee bit better. It filled up to just under the top of the trunk on a CITY STREET. Sad thing is I wasn't driving so I never got to say a proper good bye. I did see her before she was towed (5 hours later) but thought that she would dry out OK. I was wrong. Took a few pictures once the water had gone down about a foot with my new Razor cell. To get near the car I had to walk though upper calf deep muddy water sans shoes (quite a stupid move actually) so naturally stubbed my toe on the submerged curb and started falling face first into the water. Luckily I have arms and they hit the ground nice and straight so that the rest of my body didn't have to. Unluckily, the one of the hands that is connected to one of my arms happened to be clutching previously mentioned phone. Funnily I happened to snap a picture while going down. Luckily phone dried out and now works fine. Hopefully I will figure out how to extract pics from phone and post them. A few blocks away from where my car drowned there was a manhole cover shooting streams of water up to 3 feet in the air. Interesting pic if not too clear.

I have not been able to log into gmail for over a month. Did I not hear about something? Anybody else having this problem?

Wonderful for me. Sucks for Cuba and then the Keys and then for some other poor town. Today is all sunny and windy with some of the lightest showers ever to cool things down a bit occasionally. Whilst others get pummeled by Hurricane Dennis.

Thinking of the water reminded me of my birthday. We went to John Pennycamp Park which is part of Biscayne National Park which has some great shallow water snorkeling. There are a bunch of reefs and a wrecks that you don't need to dive to. -WILL GET PADI CERTIFIED THIS SUMMER- We hit one reef, got kinda lost finding the next reef and then the boat broke down. But not enough that they would come get us. Boat went like 2 notches above idle. We were a no wake zone. It took us 5 hours to get back. With no wind to cool us down. And the BEEEEP. The Whole Time There Was This BEEEP. CONTINUOUSLY. As is we were not acutely aware that the motor was not working it had to remind us constantly in the most annoying way known to man, or at least me. I once left a full shopping cart at Walmart b/c there was this beep that no one could shut off. Beeeeeps drive me nuts.

Its getting gusty out there! Thank you for your kind words. Seriously - thanks. They mean a lot. I am doing OK. Not wonderful but its gonna be good.