Monday, September 29, 2008
The laptop, all the cameras, my husband's computer, cash, all my jewelry, Wii and games, plasma tv, dvd player, to name a few things.
And they took all the candy bars in the jar.
My house was ransacked. Things were gotten into and throw around. I can't stop shaking and crying. I feel like I've been raped.
My husband is very glad that I didn't walk into the burglary. He says we were lucky that everything that is important is safe (me).
When I think of all the things that could have happened - Yes I was lucky.
by the way.....
My husband called our insurance company to report the burglary.
Supposely our "Gold Star Premium Special" insurance with extended coverage on jewelry, watches, and fur has a limit of $2,500 PERIOD. That is not per piece - that is total for all jewelry, watches, and furs! We only get reimbursed $200 of the $1,000 in cash that was taken.
Since I'm only buying for two, I'm putting this store on my list.
I checked online to see where these stores are located - so far, California, Nevada and Arizona. They need to put one in Colorado. My daughter would love this store!
If my opinion counts for anything (?) I give this market a two thumbs up.
Cooking is not my thing. He thinks if he buys me enough gadgets for the kitchen, he might actually get me to "cook." Simple, basic, and easy are my style. I cook only under those terms.
So trying to make his point - "this would make cooking easy for me" - he cooked chicken and potatoes in this oven. The instructions were not helpful. So he just press some buttons and on it went. It stopped and he had to turn the chicken breasts on the other side. It stopped again and the chicken was not done so he turned them again. 45 minutes later .... the chicken looked ok - the potatoes ( I had peeled them and cut them into small pieces) were awful! The sliced onions burned.
I'm not using that thing again!
Special Note: We will be having a huge yard sale the first week of January - this will be one of the items out there for sale!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
While I was on MySpace, I browsed through people names that I know. I found my daughter! I joined MySpace. I sent her an email to be a "friend." I told my son about finding my daughter on MySpace. He then joined too. Just this last week, I found my other daughter and my grandson.
Funny how one thing leads to something else.
I find pictures of my grandchildren on there. Here is Gigi at the beauty salon. How cute! There she is sitting on a suitcase reading a magazine. She's only eight but has her hair done for cheerleading competitions. Oh my!
Friday, September 26, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
After the warranty was done, I had to have the dryer repaired. Then 6 months after that, I had to have the washer repaired. I've spent $600 in repairs so far on this relatively new set.
I bought new bedding for our bedroom and was washing the old set to put it away in the closet. The mattress pad was the last item I was washing when..... I heard what I thought was someone was crashing through my front door. My dog and I rushed to see what the sound was. There it was - the mattress pad had gotten unbalanced in the washer, the door (to the washer) was open and the bottom of the washer was on the floor.
How in the h$#@ did that happen?
My husband, when he got home, put the bottom back on the washer. I am now using two 2X4s to prop the washer's door shut. It is working. My husband thinks my retired-stay-at-home-life is boring.
I didn't even write about when the microwave caught on fire. Or when the pool cleaner sucked out the light and it broke into a million pieces in the pool. I spent two days cleaning out all the glass out of the pool. Or when the sprinkler system decided to break while he was in St. Louis and I spent the day digging up the pipe...... two days later I fixed that! Or when I left the hose in the pool to fill it up and came out the next morning, there were a million drowned ants floating on the top. Guess who got to scoop them all out? Or the many times I flush the sewer line with pool water because the neighbor's tree roots have grown into my sewer pipe.............. Boring MY A%@!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
He sees two little old ladies in the front seat of a Chevrolet convertible, parked in a used car lot. The car lot is closed so O'Leary drives up alongside the Chevy and asks, "Are you two ladies trying to steal this car?" "Certainly not," says one of the ladies, "we purchased the car this afternoon."
"Well," says the cop, "why don't you start it up and drive out of here?" "We don't drive," replies the other little old lady.
"And besides we are waiting... We were told that if we bought a car here we would get screwed!"
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is how yesterday went. My birthday was peaceful. My husband surprised me by taking the day off yesterday. He told me we could do whatever I wanted. :) Happy Birthday to me!
Friday, September 19, 2008
It boils down to being responsible for your actions. I live in a desert - it is HOT, there are monsoons, haboobs, critters and in Phoenix - 5 million people - oh my goodness traffic, crime, etc. My point is that if I don't accept that - then I should move somewhere else!
If you live in an area that has frequent hurricanes, accept it or move!
ummmm (I hope it's not catching)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In the front bedroom of our house, we use it as an "office" ( I use that term loosely ). The room measures approximately 18 ft by 15 ft. Across one wall are these metal shelves we store the boxes and packing material. Another wall has a huge map 8 ft by 10 ft of the US. When we ship to places in the US we look up where its going just for fun. Another wall has two complete computers, printers, etc. The fourth wall has shelves filled with things we are selling on ebay.
While sitting in front the computer the other day, I heard "rustling" sounds. Mindy had jumped up on the fourth shelf and was napping in some bubble wrap. Do you see her? She peeked up and I took her picture. We call her our invisible cat. She sleeps all day in unique places around the house. She comes out at night time to be fed and then back to places unknown.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
This one is called Grandma Down's Old Fashioned Recipe Dandelion Jelly - I have not tried this. I don't know if dandelions even grow in Arizona. There aren't any in my neighborhood anyway.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
My husband has lived here in Arizona 10 years and he announced today he was an official Arizona Cardinals fan. I've lived here in Arizona for 8 years. I don't think I can "give up" the Broncos like he did the St. Louis Rams. I root for the Arizona Cardinal, sure! But... I am wearing my orange and blue.
By the way, Thank You Ed Hochuli, the referee.
Friday, September 12, 2008
On July 26,2008 my sister-in-law Kim, died in her sleep. She was only 44 and no known reason explained her death. There were 6 pallbearers at her casket during the funeral.
6 pallbearer were: 1. her husband, Steve (my husband's brother) 2. my husband (who flew in from Phoenix) 3. Steve's long-time best friend (drove in from Mississippi) 4. Steve's long-time best friend (lives in the same town in Arkansas) 5. Son-in-law (lives with Steve&Kim) 6. Another Son-in-law (lives with Steve&Kim)
Steve's long-time friend's wife just recently died in her sleep. He was a pallbearer at Kim's funeral (the one from Mississippi). So far there is no known explanation for her death.
Yesterday, my husband told me that Steve called and told him that his long-time friend that was also a pallbearer at Kim's funeral is dead. He had confronted his wife with a gun, telling her to shoot him. She said no. He went to the neighbors and told them to call the police or he would shoot them. They did and in the confrontation the police shot him.
My husband says "things run in threes."??? I've never heard of that. If that's true then whatever is going on - its done. If not, my husband was a pallbearer and..........
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Presidential election was too close to call. Neither the Republican candidate nor the Democratic candidate had enough votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed to be the sportsmanlike way to settle things. The candidate who caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election. Therefore, it was decided to have an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the winner. After much back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest would take place on a remote, frozen lake in northern Minnesota. No observers would be present, and both men would be sent out separately on this isolated lake, then return at 5 P.M. with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties. At the end of the first day, John McCain returned to the starting line, and he had ten fish. Soon, Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having a 'bad hair' day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day. At the end of the 2nd day, John Mc. returned with 20 fish, and Obama came in again with none. That evening, Harry Reid got together secretly with Obama and said, 'Obama, I think John Mc. is a low-life, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and don't even bother with fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating. 'The next night (after John Mc. returns with 50 fish), Harry said to Obama, 'Well, tell me, how is John Mc. cheating?' Obama replied, 'Harry, you're not going to believe this, .......but he's cutting holes in the ice.'
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
Today I went to court. I will receive their decision in a letter. My lawyer who flew three hours to Phoenix just for my case said that he thought everything went very good. If not, I have to put in for an appeal:( So I'm thinking good thoughts, throwing in a few prayers, and hoping for a little Irish luck.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tomorrow is my "day in court." My hands are shaking so much I couldn't get a clear picture of the birthday gift cards from Mervyn's and Bailey, Banks and Biddle. My husband asked what I was doing today. I'm going shopping. I need something to wear to court. He asked me if I was going to the Mervyn's in Mesa (with a chuckle).
I don't have a Mervyn's near me so I drove to Chandler to shop there. They had this huge sale recently. My husband needed some work shoes so I said I would pick some up while they are on sale. They had the shoes but not his size. So they called around and found a pair in Mesa they would hold for me :( So I drove to "that area" of Mesa. I was scared to get out of my truck on a Saturday early afternoon in "that area." But I did..... Opened up the door to go inside and HOLY GUACAMOLY!
It looked like the Goodwill on a Saturday 50% off sale day. Every illegal with five kids or more were there. Kids screaming, running down the isles and stuff thrown on the floor throughout the whole store.
I hurried bought his shoes - hurried to my truck - and escaped from Mervyn's in Mesa. So when he smirked and asked me if I was going to the Mervyn's in Mesa today..... I said: @#%& NO!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The Labor Day party was fun but very draining. It took two weeks of cleaning, shopping, preparing.... And then all the cleaning afterwards :(
I had my last doctor appointment and then rushed to the lawyers office Wednesday. I had to give them all my receipts. Now I'll have to wait for the settlement of the car accident. It could take up to six weeks I was told:(
Next week is my "court date" that I waited two years for - my job injury settlement. I think I have popped more pain pills this last week than I have the last couple of months.
As you can see, Trixie feels just like me - but she has a hat to cover the dark circle under her eyes.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Yesterday evening as the last of the guests left - the lights went out and we went to bed! The party started Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm. We BBQ, played games and swam in the pool and then ate again. Some of our guests spent the night. My husband cooked a southern style breakfast. He BBQ chicken for lunch. Then again BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner. It was a gorgeous day and everyone spent it in the pool. Today is Tuesday, my husband left for work and the house is again quiet. This starts September.