Conversation just held with my husband

January 24, 2009 § 3 Comments

Setting: Me just stepped out of the shower, him still in it rinsing off. Shower curtain between us blocking the view.

Me: Hey, I have a freckle. I always forget about that one.

Him: I forget. Is it your left foot?

Me: Uh…

Him: That little one on your second toe?

Me: Uh, yeah.

God I love him.


Travel Agents

November 17, 2008 § 2 Comments

Does anyone on my friends list know a good travel agent willing to work with an indecisive, utterly perplexed, no passport holding, financial imbecile with a strong tendency to lean on her Dutch heritage and penny pinch like she could squeeze tears out of Lincoln’s effigy?

Ike News: Parents Ok

September 15, 2008 § Leave a comment

Just got off the phone with mom. She says that all is okay in Texas by them. She and my step-dad rode out Ike in their mobile home much the same as they rode out Rita. This time no trees took out any neighboring trailers. When I spoke with her she was going out in about 15 minutes to start branch cleanup with the neighbors. My step-dad says that they only lost power for a little less than 24 hours, which they consider a miracle. Oxygen tanks are all working just fine and no twisted windows. Here’s to hoping the fruit trees made it through ok.

WOOOOT! I got to ride…

September 14, 2008 § 10 Comments

…the Zamboni at the local ice arena!!!

/happy dance

I realize this is not very exciting for any of you all, but for me it’s a little bit of history. My grandfather helped finance the development of the first zamboni and was good friends with “Frank” (Frank J. Zamboni). 🙂 I’m so happy!!!!


Broken Tools & Progress

July 6, 2008 § 3 Comments

Broken Tools
Originally uploaded by iasmindecordoba

The picture itself really looks like nothing special, but represents the progress of the weekend. A broken tool, one that I’m okay with having broken, as it represents years of faithful service and great meals. This weekend has been punctuated by tools of varying sorts, this broken one included.

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The view from the downspout drain

July 3, 2008 § 1 Comment

Over the course of time that we’ve been living in our current house, we’ve made some pretty big changes to the house and the garage. Those were the immediate and identifiable things that really needed attention. We’re now working on figuring out some of the things on the inside that would really benefit from updating. Chief among them is the electrical work in the house. In all, it’s pretty standard for a 1940s bungalow in Royal Oak, Michigan. War housing went up fast, but personally I think the quality for the time was better than what most people realize. It has been the updates since that time that have really killed us. We call it “6 pack Construction”, as in “I have a 6 pack of beer. Wanna come over?” « Read the rest of this entry »

Chris and Taressa’s Wedding – 28 June 2008

June 29, 2008 § 4 Comments

Yesterday was my husband’s brother’s wedding. It was a simple affair with a picnic theme and while I was happy to see everyone there, the best part was reconnecting with Mr. Man’s uncle, Wayne and aunt, Bernie. I’ve missed them. We didn’t think things would shape up, given the drive over. We nearly pulled off the road (or were pulled off) given the weather. But by the time we got to the house, everything had started to clear up. We set up the Pennsic tent as the food tent, just in case of more rain, and then things sort of went in a big whir of problems that slid around. The maid of honor and one bridesmaid couldn’t make it due to car trouble, so they had to grab two stand-ins. The signs leading to the house (which is sort of off the beaten path), were troublesome and people ended up being late. Anything that could have gone wrong with the cake, did. About the only thing that didn’t happen was someone getting stung by bees, which had been dealt with earlier in the week. But somehow everything magically snapped into place at the end.

I’ve never seen an entire wedding party have a food fight with wedding cake though. I think there are going to be some articles of clothing thrown out after that one.

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