Saturday, March 17, 2007

What I've been up to...

Goodness, it's been a while, hasn't it? I believe the last post was Feb. 22 or so. Hmmm, what have I been up to since then? Lots of overtime at work, as usual. My last pay check had 32 hours of overtime on it for two weeks; the one before that 36 hours. This week has been pretty slow compared to those two...only 12 hours for this next upcoming pay check. It's just that I can't seem to get caught up!

I did have last weekend off work...and spent the ENTIRE weekend at my sister's house near Harrisburg. We did lots of shopping and visiting and eating. They took me to a very cool place for supper; The Appalachian Brewing Company. I had a very delicious crab cake dinner...and some *interesting* beer! Ahhh, better explain that...I don't like the dark full-bodied beers. And, that's almost what I got! Luckily, Brandon ordered my beer. They were out of the one he thought I would he got me the next "lightest" beer. It was drinkable, but not really what I like. The food was GREAT! I also bought a t-shirt and a 6 pack of their root beer to bring back home. Billy loves root beer, so that was for him!

We are still under much snow cover. Even BEFORE this last storm (yesterday) we still had a good foot on the ground. Well, in most places around the yard, we did have a few bare spots. Well, we got another foot yesterday! I'm so tired of shoveling snow and such! My sister got the same amount as we did yesterday...but look what WAS growing in her yard and are now hiding under her newly fallen snow...

Me...well, I'm still a little stiff and sore. Thursday night I managed a not so graceful swan-dive off the proch. Not down the steps like a normal person, but off the side, straight down to the ground, about six feet. I did manage to twist and tuck-and-roll so as not to land on outstretched arms. Me was playing with Oreo and she made one last circle on the porch, hit my legs and buckled my knees...and off I went! I probably should have called off work on Friday, but I sucked it up and went in. I did go in a few minutes early to talk to my foreman. By the time I was finished telling him that the blankety-blank dog knocked me off the porch and then stood on top of me pulling my hair and stole my crocs right off my feet, he was laughing is butt off! He gave me an easy job...and promised me the same for overtime today, so I worked.

And this is what Billy has been up to...
Poor kid, wrecked his car on the 6th of March, on his way home from work at midnight. It's totaled, he was unhurt, scared as hell and mad as a wet hen that he hurt his "baby". He managed to hit an ankle deep pothole, over corrected and slid off the edge of the road; yes it was snowing and the road was totally covered. The tire got sucked into the deep snow bank and pulled the car into a pole. The pole snapped off and took the entire wheel assembly off the axle. You can see what's left of the axle sitting on the wood block under the car. My batteries were dying, so I didn't get a several good pics of the car, only this one. The fender was crumpled in the front, it was hanging so badly, Bill and the tow-truck driver took it off before bringing the car home. And yes, that's Oreo in the background.

He's been car shopping...found a '96 Beretta (sp) that needs some work; mostly putty and paint. So, that's going to be his newest project...he's just waiting on his next paycheck to buy the car! Then the following TWO paychecks to buy the paint and other supplies he needs. Bill, well, he's patiently waiting to help the kid fix the car!

I'm craving I have a bittersweet chocolate bundt cake in the oven. It's just about ready to come I'm off to make the glaze. Here's hoping the next few weeks are much easier than the past few!


At 3/18/2007 07:54:00 AM, Blogger Katya said...

Let's see....Denise turns up MIA and YOUSERS!!! If you want to do gymnastics, perhaps we had better find you a good deal on some equipment at EBay! hehehe Seriously, I am glad you weren't badly injured. Six feet is a lot of distance to fall! (and perhaps the sn*w helped,too!) And Billy? Good grief, woman! I am glad you both are safe! I think I can see why you dislike the month of March!

At 3/20/2007 09:37:00 PM, Blogger Gretchen said...

Poor Billy! Glad he's not hurt though.


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