Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Day 5...If only the Temperature was 5.



It is at times like these that you really appreciate your friends...
We have been overrun with very good friends...at times..I can't get anything done because I am too busy answering my phone from people calling to check on us...or invite us over for a hot meal or to watch AI or to sleep at their house...or whatever. A very good friend of our family had a generator that was not being used...and they offered to allow us to take it home to heat our house...I was very excited to get it all fired up. Unfortunately, it had been sitting unused for several years...and I worked for about 4 hours last night trying to get it to start but to no avail. Well, actually it would start when I poured starter fluid or gas in the carburetor...but it would not run.
The good news is that I invented a new cologne scent for the season...it reminds one of summer...it's called "Lawnboy" by Briggs & Stratton...it's expected to be in all the stores by next fall. An additional note on this point...(Cindy will be happy to know that since I was working in the garage on this project)...now the entire house has that nice fresh aroma of $2.00 a gallon, wait in line for 30 minutes, 87 Octane "Lawnboy" ...also the trunk of Skylers car smells a little that way as well...oops.
So...Back to the point...The point is, that we really have a great bunch of friends and family that we run around with...especially Gary and Lisa...they basically allowed us to have free rein of their house, while they were still living in it, which is a little crazy if you ask me. Of course...the house is considerably larger than the one hotel room that the 8 (eight) of us shared on vacation in Florida one summer. I think that trip lasted 9 weeks.
We also all shared one motel (with a capital M) room on the way back, because there was a Nascar race...and all the hotels were sold out for miles...that night...at 3:00 am...the only Nascar race we were interested was the race from Hwy exit to Hwy exit that we were doing with another car...trying to beat them to a motel with a room.
I think I know why AI had such a hard time finding any talent in Minnesota last night (thanks to the Rog & 'Dra for letting us use there internet, and television)...when its this cold all the time...I think your vocal cords get ice on them...and it takes a while for them to warm up. Or maybe your malleus, incus, and staples actually freeze up or suffer from a cold induced deterioration that that results in tone deafness. (The anatomy lesson comes freely from Dr. Michael Albritton, during a recent discussion of the "Teen Buzz" , who was also gracious enough to let us sleep in their abode, even though we successfully knocked out the power of their entire subdivision simply by showing up there. Sybil also makes the most killer French Toast, and Pulled Pork...she needs her own Food Network TV show)

Well...enough already...suffice it to say...THANK YOU!

1 comment:

skywriting said...

Sybil should have her own show...someone should get on that.