Welcome again to another fun and fascinating excerpt of another Random Tuesday!! Woohoo!! I know you are so excited to hear my ramblings! I just bet you are! Ha!
If you remember? Dr. John and I were going on a traveling vacation through the many states of the union. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and New Orleans (I know, not a state but it should be). Then we decided to not do the trip this year and stay home...a STACATION!! And that still holds true. We are doing that! And I will take copious photos to share with you our adventures.
But along with Stacation, was my mom visiting in October during the Balloon Fiesta! We were flying her in and back again. The only prerequisite that she had was no plane changes. No problem! NOT! I checked every airline known to us and not one of them has a direct flight for the dates we wanted her here. October 4th through October 11th. NOT ONE! Great! So, I am flying there with a lay over in Atlanta. So see!! I will be visiting Georgia!! LOL!! I have to say mom is ecstatic; 1) because she doesn't have to fly, and 2) she will have me all to herself!! For one whole week!! And guess what? She has no internet!! What?? So I am working on a way to have internet for one week. This ought to be interesting!
Mom (Ilene) lives in Lancaster, Ohio. Population 36,000 approximately! Located near the Hocking Hills.
|Lancaster, Ohio by Tim Kiser 2006|
|Anchor Hocking Glass|
Home of Anchor Hocking Glass. I am sure you have all heard of this company and might even own some of their pieces. I can get good deals in Lancaster on glass! Kind of cool!!
Lancaster...well, Ohio in general, is known for it's sports. Especially football!!! I mean, who hasn't heard of the Ohio State Buckeyes, The Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengels??
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So anyway, I will be flying on October 6th and returning October 12th. My hopes to have internet are maybe pie in the sky. But I refuse to say die yet. I mean, how can I keep in touch with you. I will have serious withdrawal for sure. I will let you know! A trip to Verizon is in my near future.
Speaking of internet! I was down for one whole day and I just about died!!!!! Comcast showed up early the following day of my internet death and fixed the problem. A connection wire on the pole was fried, due to weathering. So they replaced that and I was up and running in no time. What a relief! Did you notice I had disappeared for a day?
I took down my 4th of July/Labor Day decorations. So now my tree is naked again. Next holiday...one of my favorites. Halloween!!! I am busy getting out all my decorations and will take some pics once it is done. I got a couple of new things for this year and I am excited. One is a 6 ft. ghoul!!! Scary, huh?
My pumpkin patch is doing so well! Well the leaves and flowers are amazing. And I have one...yep you heard me...one glorious pumpkin!! He is so beautiful and growing at an amazing rate. I may have just discovered the Pumpkin King! Exciting, yes?
Isn't he gorgeous!!?? All shiny and bright and still very green! Dr. John took some fabulous photos of, what I call, Pumpkin World and I will be sharing them on Silent Saturday. Wait till you see...gorgeous! And I am sure I spotted fairies in there! Some of the leaves are 14 inches in diameter!! Huge I say...HUGE!!
Now we have some possible sad news. My dryer began to act up. It kept making a lot of noise...like there was a bag of gravel inside of the drum. I thought maybe a coin or something like that. But then it started grabbing onto my clothes and there would be stuck between the drum and the doorway! And would get a huge black mark where they were hooked! So then we noticed a black gasket was falling down between the drum and the doorway. I called the repair man because now the noise was louder and black marks were appearing (and ruining) more items of clothing!! Not good!
I have a Maytag like this...
Boring but efficient. I heart this one....
Isn't she gorgeous. So if the dryer dies...which I am so sad about (NOT)!! Then I might become the proud owner of the above! Woohoo!! Doing the happy dance here! My dryer was purchased in 2002 and even the service department said I should come and look. What ever happened to appliances lasting for 20 years??? And it is a Maytag for heaven's sake!!
The service guy showed up yesterday...on time I might add...go Baillos!!! He took one look at the gasket hanging down and said, "I need to order this! I don't have it on my truck or in my inventory at the store." Then he said, "It will take 5 to 10 days! I said, " WHAT???" He said, " 5 to 10 days! I have to order it!" I said...(oh yes I did)..."SHIT!!" That means no dryer for 10 days?? You have got to be kidding me. Oh how I was tempted to tell Dr. John that our dryer was truly dead and go and get the red babies. Who call to me and my heart!! But I didn't do it and told the service man to order the part. He was hear all of 5 minutes! Cost me $140.00!! Of course, when he comes out again...they will not charge me travel and a service call again. Big deal!! I still have to pay for the part and the labor to install the part. And we still don't know if that will fix the problem!!?? He didn't take it apart. Soooooo...the saga continues and I may or may not get a new dryer (and washer of course). (They have to match don't ya know!) Ha! Sorry Dr. John!
So these are my stories and I am sticking to them. Anyone in Atlanta?? We could do lunch, an early lunch at the airport? Let me know! That would be so cool!
Make sure and drop over to The Un Mom and visit with Keely! You will find more fabulous Randomness there! And tell her I said hi!! She is sharing about some strange urges..so you have to hear this!!
Have a magical and blessed day!