2003-07-07 - 10:24 p.m.
Anyway, tomorrow I'm headed up to Seattle to see my knee doctor. And since it's been several years since I've needed to see him....it turns out that all of my pants (*my uniform*) are very slim cut and won't roll up above my knee! (no, I haven't gained tons of weight, they're just very straight legged pants)
So I had to shop for pants today!! (*gasp*!!)
So why am I telling you this??! Well, I have no clue......except today was sort of traumatic in a stupid sort of way because I had to shop for clothes! And tomorrow I'm off to Seattle to find out if I have to have surgery or not (darned knee problems!). I'm sure there will be plenty to tell when I get back. Stay tuned everybody......I'll be back on Friday....I hope!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2003-07-06 - 3:37 p.m.
Then yesterday we finally had the mega~garage~sale at the antique shop. Oddly, it seems like every year some weird thing happens on the day of the garage sale (sometimes cancelling the sale all together!). One year I had food poisoning...another year, my partner sprained his ankle....last year I had no sidewalk, and I wrecked my knee. This year, of course, it rained!!! But nothing was going to stop me this year.....not even rain! And actually, I think the rain might have helped.....people spent more time in the shop because they didn't want to be out in the rain.
Anyway, I've just been non~stop busy....this is the first chance I've had to take a break and blog....and I've got soooo much catching up to do! (You people are supposed to slow down on your posting when I can't get on line!!)
Well, stay tuned everybody.....right now I need to get back to the shop, but hopefully I'll be able to get back online again tomorrow. See ya!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2003-07-01 - 7:32 p.m.
Hey there! I thought I'd just pop in and say *hi*......so you don't forget me! I got here (San Franscisco) Sunday night and spent all day yesterday shopping and doing the city thing (and yes, Meg, having wayyyy too many cocktails......which is why nothing was posted last night!). Tomorrow we're off on the mega~epic 10 hour drive back to Oregon, so you probably won't hear from me again until Thursday.......but stay tuned because you know the moment I can get back online, I'll be posting something.
Oh...and I passed my traffic class! (of course, as it says in their ad *everyone is guaranteed to pass*)......but it was actually an Ok class, and I actually learned a few things (*gasp*)! The instructor was some kind of traffic attorney, so he was very knowlegeable about all the different ticketable offenses and how to avoid/get out of them......and he had a great sense of humor, which always helps.
Alright, that's it for now......don't give up on me, I will be back!! (PS.....the photo above is of a fire that burned about 1000 acres on Sunday. I was about an hour into my drive from L.A. to S.F when I saw it and took the pic. At the time, the fire had only just started and helicopters were flying over, trying to dowse the flame.....unfortunately I didn't get any pics of the helicopters.)
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2003-06-27 - 7:40 p.m.
And then Sunday, I'm getting up early again (well, I might sleep in).....as I'm off on my long trek back to Oregon. So posting may be sparse here for a couple of days.....but I'll check in as often as I can.....so stay tuned!!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2003-06-26 - 11:18 p.m.
Yesterday, as I was cleaning out my car, I noticed that there was someone going through the dumpster, and I thought it was odd for someone to be doing that in the afternoon....mostly they come at night or in the early morning. But I didn't give it much of a thought, and kept rounding up all the stray water bottles and pop cans that seem to breed in my car. When I took them out to the dumpster, I realized the person who was sorting through the garbage was an old old hispanic woman......she had on makeshift plastic gloves and was tearing into a garbage bag that she had dug out of the dumpster. I'm not sure how she even got into the dumpster, as she was very very short.....maybe 4 feet tall. Even I have to reach to throw something in......maybe she had a stool or something, I don't know. I asked her if she wanted my bottles, and she was most greatful....even though she spoke no English.
I'm not sure why I'm telling you this.....but it just struck me somehow. Here is this woman.....in her late 60's or even 70's maybe.....in a foreign country where she doesn't speak the language.....going through the garbage so she can make enough money to get by. I don't know whether to feel sad for her, or to look up to her......I think I feel a little bit of both.comments??? (3 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2003-06-26 - 12:02 a.m.
Yes, I know, I was going to post a great big long rant about the cable company tonight......but I have my Broadband back!! So I really can't complain. Somehow, after spending yet another hour on the phone with tech support....it all started working again...out of the blue. Even the tech person was suprised.....we didn't change any settings, we didn't do anything....and all of a sudden it was working again....yay!
So yeah, I know that's not very exciting for you guys....but it's thrilling for me....I'm surfing at high speed again!! Anyway....in lieu of something more interesting, I'll leave you with these pictures of the beach. I promise I'll try harder to post something tomorrow....really!
Goodnight everybody, Surf's Up!
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