Saturday, September 27, 2008

Evelyn again. Paige's Shoes and Graham's Energy

There are lots more videos from yesterdays trip to Pumpkin Park at get2eric at the YouTube site. For those of you who don't want to bother picking your way through them there I posted a couple here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reprise of the Chihuahua Song

Evelyn and I spent two hours together today. I babysat while Steph and the twins went to Art Class. Evie is easy to care for. She went down for a nap so I really only entertained her for an hour. When I put her down for her nap she fussed for 30 secs and then the fuss became a little singing to herself for a few secs and then she was off! She slept for more than 60 minutes and then I checked on her and she was lying with her eyes wide open. She saw me and said "wowa" Ay Chihuahua!!
So I put her in the chair and showed her the video. I videoed it so those of you who are not yet fed up of my vids can enjoy my adventure too. The first vid is shaky 'cos I was jumping to the music. Listen to her say Nana in the second one.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Betty Davis is Second Fiddle

Just a quick note about Evie. Along with her funny face she has begun to look sideways at you and to give you the eyes. A new one happened when we were at the computer and she was diddling with the keys - interrupting the page I was reading. I said "No Evie" and here's what she did.

I would like to have made a picture from my angle. It was a better shot!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ike - What a pain in the Patootie

We sweated out the storm -literally- and spent a couple of days in discomfort without airconditioning and without electricity. However I think we did the right thing staying here in the Walker's home because while I slept through the hurricane force winds, Bev heard a door bust open and saved the 'train room' from a disastrous deluge of rain and wind.

At our condo we lost a bedroom window that blew out -all the glass was outside- and the heavy drapery and flimsy shade kept most of the rain on Friday night off the carpet. I rode Steph's bike over on Saturday morning and did a temporary fix, mostly with duct tape, before the big rain Saturday night. I did a better more long term fix on Sunday with plywood. Thank God Steph had a large sheet of 3/4 inch plywood in the garage.

Today, Tuesday, both our neighborhood grocery shops are open and some of the traffic lights are working. Mostly they are not. Debris is still piled high everywhere you go and trees cover and block streets throughout the area. The first shop I went to had no dairy and only a little produse. They were running the cash registers from a generator but had no lights on in the store! The second store was Whole Foods and they were allowing people to enter 5 at a time as people were leaving the store. They had full power, frozen goods, dairy, meat, fish, fruit and bakery goods - fresh.

I am uploading video, 13 of them to YouTube. Those of you who wanna see them go to my account there. She is my new Buddy.

Here are a few pics I took Saturday and Sunday and I will have video to add to this post as soon as the 13 Evie vids are uploaded.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Spectacular

I sold 60 cases of wine this last weekend. I am enjoying making a few extra bucks to spend foolishly on my/our next trip.
I had thought of going on a 4 day cruise from Vancouver to San Diego late in September but it filled up before I decided to take it.
Next in line was a Trans-Atlantic deal returning from Civitavecchia to Florida on Oct 4th but a few Dr appointments that we lined up squashed that. There is one other that is still in the offing. It's a cruise from Barcelona to Galveston.............may do that.
Problem is my most favorite companion cannot take the time to do it with me.
I may still do it though.

Sunday was a spectacular day. We had the twins in the morning and then had Evelyn for dinner while the twins went out to eat with their friend Henry.
Here's a video of Paige and Graham Sunday morning having a cheese snack, followed by a video showing Evie's fascination with Patchie.