Elmo had to go to the vet yesterday....just for a standard check-up, but, the doc found that his teeth needed cleaning...so, they anesthesized (sp?) him, and cleaned his teeth. When Scott and I went to pick him up, he was sprawled out on the floor, all four legs spread out underneath him...he couldn't stand up, although he tried, he was on linoleum and it was too slippery. The vet and Scott had to slip a towel underneath him and hoist him out to my truck. (He weighs 92 pounds) It was soooo sad to watch. Anyway, here he is in all his glory (I had to give him a "prize" since he was such a brave little soldier)...When I was a little girl, after a dentist visit, my mom used to take me to McDonalds for lunch...since we have no McDonalds here, I gave Elmo a toy with his name on it. What a little trooper!
Foxy stopped by the library to say good morning :)
Gorgeous sunset, as seen from the "Hog Island View Estate"...
I want to know what is going on in my freezer when I'm not looking? Maybe I don't want to know :)
Oh yeah, my landlord has informed me that those pesky upstairs neighbors of mine have been given their notice to move out by May 1, 2009!!! Yahoooooo She told me that they probably won't be going quietly....imagine that!
Well, things have been a bit more peaceful in the apartment....the landlord threatened the "elephants" with eviction, so we'll see how long the silence lasts. It's amazing how much better one feels after one has had an uninterrupted night's sleep. I was told my new refrigerator is "on the water"...well, they didn't say "new"...I will raise hell if they ship a used one out to me. But I really shouldn't pay interest on trouble that hasn't happened yet. Think positive, Lauri!
Bad news....my darling 93 year old grandmother had a stroke on Wednesday....my mother says she is coherent, and recognizes everyone...but is paralyzed on her right side. She is an amazing woman...lives by herself in her own home, and has a cat named Suzi. Mom said she is very worried that no one is feeding Suzi. They assured her that she is being well taken care of. I pray that she recovers from this...but things will probably never be the same, she was so independent. God Bless her.
Good news.....fishing season is over for my Scott!!! He will be in cell phone range by noon today, and home tomorrow night. The boats will be tied up until fishing begins again in July. It will be great to have him home every night!
The weather is not too bad....CB has a good chance of making it in today.... I wonder, though, has he ever had a layover in Cold Bay??? It's all part of the adventure of living out here, it happens to all of us at one point or another. I hope he doesn't have to experience it this time, though...we need him back!
I have to admit, I watched "that show" the other night....I know most of those guys and I still like some of them. When watching Neal and the guys pull that prank on Mike, I noticed the jacket Neal was wearing....When I was dating him, he bought himself and me those jackets. I still have mine (have never worn it) and am going to sell it on eBay...I will NEVER wear it, but it is a pretty nice jacket....anyway, I just thought it was funny to see him wearing it. He's ALL about the fame....
Have a great weekend everyone....I know I will (wink wink) (that's for you, Lori :)
I must have logged on here a hundred times to blog...even had interesting stuff to write about....then I would get sidetracked and have to read every last word of all the other blogs, by the time I'm done, I totally forget what I am going to write about....
So.......I'm back at work, enough said about that hahaha! I'm looking outside and the weather is beautiful...a huge change from yesterday and this morning. Yay...can't wait to get off work and go enjoy the weather. Elmo and Rio should enjoy their afternoon walk, since I didn't take them yesterday (they have access to a yard, so I don't feel too bad).
The apartment situation is another story. I finally dragged myself to "that store" for some groceries...spent over $100 on 3 bags of stuff..got home and realized HEY my fridge is not that cold...took the bags to Elaine's, and called our maintenance dude. He came over and tweaked it, it got a little colder, but not as cold as it should be. I was told by him to clean everything out of there and he would come over on Monday and defrost it all the way...mind you, it was NOT iced over....he had to take the back panel off (from the freezer) and thaw that out. At 9PM Monday, I turned the fridge back on and by Tuesday morning it was a little bit colder....I was told that one would be shipped and I should be refrigerated in about 3 weeks. I'm gonna have to eat stale peeps and pop tarts until I have chill again! (Just kidding CD and Alena!)
Tuesday (my first day back at work)...I woke up a little early, raring to go (okay, not RARING), but ready to go to work....NO HOT WATER!!! I had to put jammies back on, put my boots on, de-ice my truck and drive to my sister's house to take a shower...it sucked big time! But I made it on time...if ever there was a day being late would have been justified, Tuesday was it!
Then this morning at 5AM, we were awakened by the fire alarm in the building....I grabbed my purse and cell phone....banged on Tawnja's door (in case she was sleeping through all the fun)...and went down the hall to wait for the okay to return to our apartments....we still don't know what happened, just that the boiler room (directly across the hall from my apartment) had flooded. Tried to go back to sleep, didn't happen.
One more rant and I will close.....I called the girl upstairs the day I returned from Anchorage to ask her to please please fucking PLEASE have a little common courtesy and keep the noise down.....and she said "my daughter just woke up from her nap"....it was 8 AT NIGHT!!! She should be going to bed, NOT getting up from a nap....I give up!
Where do I even begin? First of all, I'm back in Dutch, thank God....and want to thank everyone who sent their prayers and good thoughts to me...I felt the love....even through the morphine, I felt the love. It felt lovlier for some reason LMAO....seriously tho, Linda, Spencer, Amy, Shirley, Frank, Roger, and our very own Katherine....not to mention the lovely Jane and her darling husband, Richard....thanks so much for visiting me, really lifted my spirits and meant alot to me. Thanks for taking time out of your schedules to visit. I will relay some stories about my little "adventure" soon....no photos (even tho I did have my camera there, I couldn't figure out in my drug-induced haze what would make a good photo op....everything seemed funny to me).....I'm still not out of the woods though, more doctor visits in Anchorage, allergy specialist in Seattle, then go from there......Hopefully won't have to go on disability leave from work, but it looks like that is the route I may have to take. So, I have some decisions to make, hopefully the one I make won't entail leaving this gorgeous island that I call home. I love it here and my best friends and sister are here, not to mention, the infamous Elmo (whom Sherrie will NOT let me take) he wouldn't be happy anywhere else. The question IS....can I live somewhere without being able to see him whenever I want? I think not.....so, as you can see I have some decisions to make....I'll be throwing some out there and asking what ya'll think, k? My wonderful husband to be will suppport whatever decision I make...what a guy! So, stay tuned for the next installment of General Hospital.....Cheers!