Teh Squeaky Wheel
Missing Jackson O grabbin’!
That got a sad “heh”. And since I was already feeling sad, the “heh” part is much appreciated.
Oh, Brenda and Fatwa, I’m so sorry about the loss of Jackson. Like everyone else here, I know how you’re feeling and can’t say anything more meaningful than any other Gerbil.
Hugs for y’all:
Thank you, TeX; in this instance, the thoughts really do count.
Behind the scenes at Chappaqua:
Good morning RaBbiT, TeX, and Fatwa.
My allergies must be acting up this morning -- either that or there’s something in my eye.
Good job on the thread pic, Mac.
I love the cartoon, Fatwa.
That’s a wonderful thread pic, Mac — thank you so much. And thank you to everygerbillybody else, as well. Your kind words and support mean so much to us.
Maybe your Jackson and my Jack are up there playing ball. Sniff..
I finally was able to re-set my password There was some sort of glitch..probably my fault. Lets see, what is new with me? Not much. Still doin’ it…swimming hiking, loving life and thankful for my blessings. I quit my job a few months ago and I am now working full time at a really nice architectural firm where finally my paycheck is representative of my uberskilz, but I sure do miss my beach during the day! I Have to swim after work which is fine for now because my glorious Sun stays up late, but I dread the coming of Winter when it will be dark at 5pm. I’m still working out how I’m going to be able to swing that!
I’m in the middle of teh remodel from hell. My master bath and bedroom are gutted and its taking way too long to put it back together. We have discovered that we really excel at demolition! We tore out walls, electric lines and anything else we can get our crowbars into. I will someday have a deluxe master suite with a vessel sink and a slipper tub.
It’s good to “see” you! Welcome home!
Cheers on the new job and improved paycheck!
Man, Cali is getting a tub for her slippers? Must be a West Coast thing.
Boy was I an optimist in the things that we had planned to do today! BW did most of hers (windows) but had to stop when the carpet guys came. We never made it to the front yard. I was sitting on the ground picking up lava rocks , boxing them & loading them up. I did maybe 1/3 of what I wanted to do.
The sprinkler guy came-an old guy & two young ones. Turns out he put the unit in for BW’s father, called him by his first name. Said The Father had “a lot of input.” BW broke into tears.
A few years ago, there was a water leak somewhere near the electrical box. WG couldn’t get it shut off. TM was afraid it would affect the house electricity, so they called the sprinkler guy & he cut all the wires to the unit off. (one thing we can’t blame on Worthless Grandson.) Since then, the city codes have changed and it can’t be restarted with those wires. So it is a new wiring job. I misheard him to say it would be $15-16 thousand, I looked at BW & said “We can’t do that.” She burst into tears & I went to get a check for the service call. Then I asked again what the total for everything would be and he said $16 hundred! I looked at BW & said “I can do that and I think we should.” So they will come next week to fix that.
Next, Eddie the carpet guy came. I was telling him about some of our repairman woes. When I told him how much the painting cost, his jaw dropped & he said I should have called him. I said I didn’t know he did painting, just floors. He said “I do everything! So I told him about us trying to get a handyman to replace the ceiling light & patio porch light. He said, don’t worry, I’ll do that, just go buy a light. I showed him the ones we already had & he put the ceiling up before he left! He always comes & starts the guys & then leaves. He said he would take down the fan & put that light up in the morning. So that is a relief.
He and BW agreed on a price fro him to remove the old outdoor carpet on the patio & just leave a clean, bare concrete floor. $600 for new carpet vs, $150 removal.
On the way home, we stopped for haircuts while wearing wet swimsuits under our clothes. We both feel & look better.
I unloaded the lava rocks-BW was way too tired. Then it was home-made hamburgers for supper and we are officially clocked out for the day!
It used to be that when you went to jail, you could do a collect call to your relative. Now you get a computer telling you that WG is calling & will you accept the $9 call? You say yes. Then the computer wants you to text that you accept the charges on your mobile phone. But you have called the last people on earth with a landline that does not do text, call waiting or anything. The computer repeats everything three times and hangs up. WG then calls nine more times…
After the first call, I called Sis & told her what happened. She was supposed to give him a ride when he got out. (He was picked up before Sis took ZS to the hospital & didn’t know about it). She called Good-ish Neice to see if she’d give him a rede. The jail would not give her any info or pass a message. So another day passed & WG kept trying to call us. We figured it was for bail money, which he isn’t getting from us. BW texted GN and said if he wants money , no dice.
The next time we hear from Sis, WG’s best friend called the jail & pretended he was WG’s boss. He found that WG will be in there for 3 months, so he put some commissary money in his account. As far as I know, he hasn’t talked to anyone. No one wants his $9 plus tax jail charge on their phone Ha!
Now, I’m really gone!
Rabbit..now, you know we don’t need slippers in Californica! We only wear flip flops! If I can figure out how to post a pic of my someday fabulous slipper tub where I will be able to soak this tired and sore body in my lush bath bombs while watching the tv or listening to frogs singing in my back canyon…