Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Here are the scores: Mildred = Fiona, Gertrude = Carmen, Helga = Jennie and Spike = Jon.
Gertrude and Helga did better on the second game (which is shown above). Mildred always bowls better in the first game and then her arthritis starts to kick in and her arm is sore for the second game and she doesn't do as well (she got 100 on Game 1). Spike also did better on Game 1, however, felt sorry for the old ladies and decided to let one of us win.
After bowling (fyi - almost every time I type bowling, I type blowing ... not, nice) we went back to my box .. errr, I mean, place and Jon taught us how to play Killer Bunnies. It's a really mean card game that could only be moderately mean, except when you have someone like Jon who kills everyones bunnies and takes no prisoners. :) ha ha Carmen and I had a hard time with the "mean-ness" of it, but we did enjoy it and said we would play again sometime. I actually won!
Thanks for a fun night, you guys!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This Sunday is The Fray concert. Hopefully it'll stay sunny because it's an outdoor concert.
Have a good weekend, everyone.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Dishwasher - sort of check (that would be me)
Cable - CHECK!!!
Laptop - CHECK, CHECK!!!
Internet - CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!!!
I am now fully set up, my friends. I went to Staples and spent an hour and a half with a lucky fellow who I'm sure was ready to strangle me by the time I left, but that's ok. I walked away with a new laptop and I'm very happy and having a lot of fun with it. Yippee!!! I feel so self sufficient. :) Thank you to all my friends who let me spend countless hours using their computers and internet services. You've been GREAT!
So, let's catch up. Since my last post with pictures (the fireworks), I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding on the most popular wedding day of the ... well, ever ... is what I've heard. 07/07/07 was apparently the busiest wedding day ever. I got invited to watch Keldy wed Jeremy. Here are some pics.
It was a beautiful ceremony with tears, worshiping God, laughs and the most amazing vows I think I've ever heard. Seriously, I think after Jeremy finished his vows there was a collective sigh throughout the church. One of my friends said her husband even leaned over to her and said, "Now I want to marry him." :)
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Don't miss me too much!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
This past Thursday, Greg was home and he put on a little concert in the 7 oaks parking lot. It rained quite a bit in the beginning, but it didn't seem to dampen anyones spirits. About halfway through it cleared up and it was quite fun.
When Jennie called and said, "let's go for supper," I met her, Jon, Carmen and Karen at Earl's and we enjoyed a leisurely supper because the fireworks didn't start until 10 pm. I mentioned to everyone that the place I'm house sitting at has a beautiful view and we could probably see the fireworks from there if we wanted to opt out on the crowds. They said yes, and off we went. I told everyone my weird feeling about having the owners come home early, but we all just sort of laughed it off (can you see where this is going?). Since we had a bit of time before the fireworks, we decided to play cards. We had just set it up and Jon was explaining the rules to us when the doorbell rang. When I got up to answer it, Jennie said, "Is that them?" Sure enough. They were home! A day early! What to do? Well, as Carmen put it, I was in a frenzy. They said they thought they told me July 1, to which of course I could only say, "Oh. Really?" You know that feeling when you KNOW you're right and then start doubting yourself? That's what I started feeling. I started running around the house like a chicken with my head cut off. Jon, Jennie and Carmen were wonderful at helping me out and when I had one thing packed, they carried it out to my truck. I pointed out which food was mine, and Jon threw it all in a bag. Carmen pulled out the broom and Jennie cleaned the bathroom. There are a few things I can't find yet, like my makeup (Jennie, do you remember where you put that?), but I really appreciate their help.
After the initial shock wore off, the owners were very gracious and told us not to rush and that it was just a misunderstanding (yeah, on their part! ... sorry). They even offered to go to their daughter's for the night, which was sweet, but of course I would NEVER have allowed that. I apologized over and over that the house wasn't up to my standards of how I usually leave a house when I move out, and the part I felt the worst about was that I hadn't washed their sheets yet. I was going to wash them in the morning and have it all nice and ready for them. Well, luckily, like most responsible adults, she had a second pair of sheets (I'm obviously irresponsible because I would NEVER think to have 2 pairs of sheets .. haha).
Well, it was an experience and as Jennie said, "One for the book." (She wants me to write a book about all my house sitting experiences.) I know that God had that all orchestrated out because if I had stayed out after supper and then come home at 11 pm after the fireworks, the situation would've been even more embarrassing and to have to clean up and move out (by myself) that late at night .. well, it wouldn't have been pretty. So, thank you, God, for letting me have wonderful friends and for making a potentially REALLY bad situation only slightly embarrassing. P.S. I went back and checked the email they sent me and it in fact DID say, Monday, July 2. :)
Let me show you what I will be missing out on.
This doesn't look like much, but that's Abbotsford in the distance. My camera couldn't quite capture how beautiful the view is.
They also have a beautiful pond in their backyard.
With many beautiful flowers.
I was going to let Jennie post about Friday night first, but seeing my urgency (paragraph above) and her lack of posting lately (sorry Jennie, but it's true, no?), I have to post about this now. On Friday night we celebrated Jennie's birthday (it was on the 20th, but she had the kids that night and that weekend). We went to Sammy J Pepper's. Don't try to make a reservation there. Not going to happen (but if it does, I'd REALLY like to know). Food was good, fellowship was hard because the restaurant is QUITE loud (maybe I'm just getting old) and Jennie finally got something she's been talking about for quite some time.