Monday, July 27, 2009

35 days late

Before I begin you can push all those pregnancy ideas out of your heads. Holy Moly! It's been 35 days since my last post. There's been a lot going on and I don't even know where to begin. It's almost easier for me to avoid posting than to try and wrangle my thoughts into something that might resemble a catch up post. Maybe it would be easier to do this post if I start by what has happened most recently and work my way back to those June days. Here goes something (I would have said nothing but there's been a lot happening)!

*I received a phone call from Mr. Ski on the 15th (of this month). His exact words were "so you know that big tree in the backyard...." Um, yeah, just tell me what went wrong instead of giving me ample amounts of silence so I can intensely worry about that tree in the back yard. "It got struck by lightning and EXPLODED!" My first question was did it fall on the house?! It didn't, thank the lord. It did however damage some of the siding, fry the laptop, litter our yard with giant limbs and pieces of bark, and rendered all of our bathroom and outdoor outlets trash. Let me tell you how much fun it is to not be able to dry your hair/flat iron your hair in the bathroom. Needless to say, my hair's been rather frizzy since the 15th. So now we get to call tree people (our first quote was $1350!!!!!!) to remove the tree because if that sucker fell on the house, well, we wouldn't have a house. We also have to get quotes for the damage done to the house, computer, and spend numerous hours working in the yard cleaning up. These are the times I wish I wasn't so emotional. It is impossible for me to talk about anything remotely negative/traumatic/enraging/irritating without crying (or laughing, but usually I just cry) and I'm sure blubbering on the phone with some representative doesn't help them help me but I can't help it. Trust me, I wish I wasn't so emotional but that's something about me that probably won't ever change.

**So, as I mentioned above lightning struck a tree in our back yard which caused a surge to run throughout our home frying outlets, computers, modems, and the dvr. I'm most upset about the computer. It wasn't too long ago that I paid an arm and a leg to have pictures and documents recovered from that computer (after we were robbed) and now it's all lost...again. Pictures, videos, instant messages Mr. Ski and I sent back and forth while he was in Iraq...all gone AGAIN. It makes me so sad. So now I get to pay someone else an arm and a leg to do another recovery mission. Once I semi-got over the laptop another harsh reality slapped me directly in the face. NO DVR means NO SYTYCD!!!! And to top it all Directv couldn't come until was Wednesday people! So I missed an entire week of SYTYCD as well as 16 and Pregnant, Real World, and other senseless reality series that I love watching.

***And now for something not related to the weather...well, not directly. We went to Florida for the Prege's wedding ceremony. It was a whirlwind weekend. We drove 11 hours there to stay for 2 days and drive another 11 hours home. The wedding was great, it was pretty and their vows were awesome (especially Mrs. Prege) and I didn't pass out during the ceremony. SUCCESS!!! We won't talk about the ridiculous heat and humidity that was experienced but I will say that feeling a sweat bead run from your neck all the way down to your butt crack (and further) is not pleasant AT ALL! I did get to see this sign while on our way and it reminded me of that blog about pointless quotation marks. I need to post this picture on there someday if I ever find it again. And no, you don't "need to say more" we now understand more clearly why you run a strip club.

***Gidget got fixed while we were in Florida. She had a rough week. It was her first time being boarded alone, she got all kinds of shots, had major surgery, had her nails trimmed and had to wear the dreaded cone. She had to wear it for a solid week solely because she was ferociously licking at her wound and it was not healing. It was pretty funny watching her roam around the house, running into door frames and walls, picking up rocks outside when she tried to sniff the ground to go potty, and it's even funnier now watching her make wide turns even though she hasn't had on the cone in weeks! So on that light, funny note I will end this post. I know I missed a lot that went on during those 35 days but I'm too tired to remember anything more than the stand out moments.


  1. For goodness sakes, you've been through a lot, starting with losing your laptop! I hope you had homeowner's insurance. Glad everyone is safe.

    You can probably find those episodes you missed on Youtube.

    If you like (and if you feel trusting) send me your username and password, and I'll see if I can work out the button thing for you. Otherwise, no pressure; I just wanted to offer.

  2. We too had a tree struck by lightening. <--did I spell that right? Anyway! My internet got fried and parts of my computer as well. Thank goodness my DVR was safe. That would have been a disaster.

    Oh and did you see the 16 and pregnant when the girl gave the baby up for adoption? I cried because we adopted my son and I'm a big wuss. LOL

  3. Mrs. 4444, we do have homeowner's insurance thank goodness! I am glad no one was hurt as well just that poor giant tree, haha. I will send you an email later on regarding the button! Thanks for offering to do that and for commenting.

    Tiffany, I'm glad your DVR wasn't damaged, because that was a pain in the butt right along with everything else that was going on. I did see the 16 and Pregnant you were talking about (thank heavens MTV does a lot of reruns! haha) I cried too...don't feel like a wus it was a scene worthing crying for. The giving of the bracelet (always in my heart) was so touching! Thanks for your comment!

  4. Since you noticed the butt and remote part in the video. Watch THIS follow up video he did. LOL