Wednesday, August 25, 2010

D'oh Visiting Homer

On Sunday mom, Richard and I decided to drive down to Homer for the day. It has been about 3 years since we had gone down there. So we got into mom's truck, which Richard was driving so mom could enjoy the drive, which she did. Mom and I made a deal that, she would ride in the front seat on the way down to homer and I would ride in the front on the way back.

We went down to the Homer Spit and got out and walked down to the ocean to take some pictures. Richard Went and picked up a few rocks to skip and I managed to get this picture of him, I think its a pretty cool action shot of him.
We went to the seafarer's memorial and there is a picnic table there and these two ravens were on it.

This boat was out playing in the water off in the distance.

On Saturday Richard and I are going to the Alaska State Fair, I can't wait to go and get my Husky burger and see all the stuff there. We will prob be there all day just wandering and enjoying the sites and sounds of the fair.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Getting together with dear friends

I jut got this picture in an email from my friend Larry who came up here with his mom in July from California to visit. I became friends with him and his mom through my friend Diane as they were her brother and mom. Larry took care of Diane once she got sick. I consider both him and his mom family and love and miss them a ton so its always nice to see them. I last saw them in December when I went down to Sacramento and they flew up there from Long Beach for the day to see me and meet Richard.

We had breakfast at Snow City Cafe, we had to wait over an hour for a table because the place is so popular but the food was well worth the wait and it gave us more time to chat and catch up. That is where this picture is taken. On the left side of the picture is Richard and I and on the right side of the picture its Larry, Mary Rita (another friend of Diane's that we know) and Judy, Larry and Diane's mom.

So in other news, the mystery spot on my foot isn't a mystery any more. The doctor thinks its ringworm and gave me some ointment to put on it for the next 6 weeks, oh joy! I also need to keep an eye on Kramer and make sure that he doesn't get it from me. So far so good on that front.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A foot problem

I took this picture on Monday night, I happened to look down at my foot and saw that I had this splotch/ circle thing on my foot. I got a little freaked out and called mom, she stopped by on Tuesday before work to look at it (god I love having a nurse for a mom) touched it told me she didn't know what it was and to keep an eye on it and if it got any bigger to go to the doctor. Well it's now friday, it hasn't gotten any bigger and has faded out but you can still see it. It's warm to the touch, or well I think it is, like it was on Tuesday and it hurts now. Not like a rash kinda hurt but like the bone is aching. This all started after I took a shower this morning, my foot did not like the water hitting it at all and has been aching all day.

I don't know what caused it either, I didn't drop anything on it, didn't smack in on anything, in fact the only thing I did this last weekend was go out to the valley on Saturday and fell but that was on my right side, I didn't land on the top of my foot, I didn't even land on that foot at all. I'm going to tell mom about this ache and see what she says, I might just have to go to the doctor after all and see what the heck this thing is.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The leak continues on

I went to check the mail yesterday and walking back to the apartment I watched Maintenance pull up and park so I ran the rest of the way to the apartment which wasn't far cause I was almost there anyways and told Richard to hurry and get dressed. Richard likes to just sit around in his boxers while at home. He asked why and I told him that Maintenance had pulled up and I wasn't completely sure but I figured they were coming to look at the hole and see if they had stopped the leak or not. No sooner does he get finished getting dressed there is a knock on the door. It's been over a week and maintenance still doesn't know where the leak is. It's not coming from the people above us and it's not the vent like they thought. They are now going into the attic to see if they can't find where this leak is coming from. I am no longer living with plastic bags taped to the ceiling, they put a piece of Sheetrock up and they have towels stuffed up into the hole to see if it can't help them find where the water is coming from. I hope they find the leak in the attic cause I don't know whats going to happen if they don't, I have a fear that its going to be tearing down the Sheetrock and looking for it and I don't want to live in a construction zone, been there, done that, don't really want to do it again. But I will if I have to. The only days maintenance doesn't show up are Saturday and Sunday. but since Last Tuesday they have shown up every day besides those two days.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Playing with Puppies is Hazardous to your Health

My In-laws got a new Boston Terrier her name is Munchkin and she is about 8-9 weeks old. Dad brought her and Charlie by yesterday so I got a picture of them. Richard and I decided to go out and visit with his mom today and play with the puppy. His mom decided to have him help her with something down in the barn and I stayed in the house to play and keep an eye on Munchkin. She needed to go outside and potty and since she hasn't learned to go down stairs yet I picked her up and walked down stairs to get to the back steps. I made it down the steps fine but seeing as how it has been raining all summer there was a muddy spot and I managed to find it and slip on it. I was still holding her at the time I started to fall and so I twisted and my right side landed on the edge of the steps but I managed to hang on to her and she didn't get hurt. If I hadn't of twisted and just fell I would of lost my grip on her and she would have gone flying and I didn't want to hurt her so I figured better me than her. I wont be surprised if I have a bruise in the morning on my ribs cause I landed pretty hard. But I was rewarded with a puppy kiss so all is good. hazardus

Friday, August 6, 2010

the ever expanding hole

I noticed this bubble in the ceiling Monday night. Tuesday Morning I called the landlord and told her about it and asked for Maintenance to come out and look at it. By the time they got to us on Tuesday the Bubble had gotten bigger but I didn't have a chance to get a pic of it.
So, they poked a hole in the bubble and water came out, which means there is a leak, so they cut a hole into the sheet rock. Which is the picture above. While doing this, the guys ladder slipped in the bathtub and he broke the faucet and water start coming out and the poor guy got soaked. He leaves another maintenance guy comes in and gets the water turned off and starts fixing the bathtub faucet. Two hours later they leave (this is after 3 of them show up to work on the faucet), having not quite fixed the faucet all the way but enough so if we needed to we could take a shower and turn on and off the water but we had to push a screw in to turn the water completely off. No biggie, we just didn't use the shower that night. They told me they would be back on Wednesday.

Wednesday rolls around and They don't show up till like 4pm are here just long enough to finish fixing the faucet and tell us they will be back on Thursday for the leak.

They show up on Thursday, cut the hole even bigger(see picture above) to try and find the leak. No luck, its not coming from anything down here in our apartment so they have to go looking for the leak in the two apartments above us that share the same wall as we do. They cover the now expanded hole and say they will be back. So today is the 4th day of this hole in the ceiling and this horrid smell of stagnant water in the bathroom that comes out into the apartment so we have to have a candle lit just so we can't smell it in the living room. They still haven't shown up but they usually show up around 2pm here so I have a few hours to wait, hopefully they can get this fixed before the weekend. They don't work on the weekends and I really don't want to have this hole in the ceiling all weekend either.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bombs away

This little guys name is Bob-Omb. He is a character in the Super Mario Brother's games. I made him out of Sculpey Clay that you bake in the oven to harden. I made him as a birthday gift for my brother. I need to get some more black clay cause I did such a good job on his that I want to make one for my self as well. I also if you remember made Hats out of the same clay for him for Christmas which he really liked a lot. I Love working with this clay and seem to have a knack for making cute stuff with it.

I am toying with the idea of making some holiday decorations with it as well. I don't know quite yet what I would make or how to make them but the holidays are still a few months away.