Posts Tagged ‘court’

One of those days


Not feeling up to snuff today.  Kind of “out of sorts” in general.  It’s probably just the lack of sunlight in the past couple of days.11657

As for the results of the infamous court appearance by Ted last night, they let him come home.  Actually, he arrived at the court house about 15 min. prior to the allotted time, but there were quite a number of people who had already signed in. He arrived at 6:45PM and didn’t get home until 9:30PM.  He waited until his name was called, they asked if he had met with the DA, he said no – he was waiting in line but his name was called before he could see her. They said well, it looks like the charge has been reduced to a non-moving violation anyway.  Yippee…. yet, $100 later…. and that was only a parking ticket! 10126

As for today, busy at work, still having machine problems however the electrician came late this afternoon to take a look.9880

Sam goes in for his surgery (ablation) tomorrow morning, so we plan on visiting him tomorrow night at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. I really HATE hospitals. They make me feel woozy.  9601

Sue will take him home on Friday.  As for hunting this weekend, No Way, SAM!!! 10249Looks like Bambi is safe.

wet mess

 wet mess

The Wall: 

the wall - capped

the wall - capped



The extra stones were moved to another part of the yard today and the tow motor got stuck so Ted had to tow it out using Teddy’s truck.  The yard is somewhat of a mess now but will be mended eventually. It’s just so wet out there.  

We are also getting a little bit of credit for the stones we were able to return to the supplier.  The caps were put on the columns so the wall is complete. Now I would like to hide the front lower part with 2 colorful bushes because the stones they supplied have too much grey in them. We ordered “Toffee Onyx” and the stones in the store were more toffee than onyx. The ones we got were more onyx.



I’m going to make it sound like the entire house is falling apart, but just keeping you all updated.  There is a hole in the kitchen wall where the old doorbell used to be. That stopped working for some unknown reason and we tried replacing the little “diode” (not sure if that’s the right name for it), then we tried buying a new doorbell, we finally gave up and bought a wireless doorbell. That also took 2 tries because the first one didn’t have volume control and was barely audible throughout most of the house. 

So that’s another wrap. Just an aside, the Presidential campaigning rattles on. Now Sara Palin is at odds with McCain regarding 3 different issues and word has it she may be setting up her own political agenda … if things don’t go as she hopes this year… for a National office four years from now. Is that scary or what?!!!


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Ugg!  My shoulder hurts. My hand hurts. My knuckles are scraped. Should I have iced the shoulder when I got back from my run this morning? It’s just bruised but I don’t know if you ice a bruise?  Oh well. Note to self: pay attention to your feet when running in the dark!

If you’re wondering what happened to Ted in court yesterday, well it was nothing… literally.  He went early to find a note on the door: “CLOSED. CALL ###-#### TO RESCHEDULE”.   What can you do?…this isn’t the Big City!  So he went shopping instead and bought pizza among other things. Did he share?! No!!! Shane and I went hungry.  So anyway, he called the number today, and the message was “Please call back between 8AM and 2PM”.  Whoops! Ditched the law again.

As for today, work was busy.  Didn’t make the couple of stops I was suppose to but there is always tomorrow.  This morning a sales rep. stopped by with muffins!  He was so sweet, he included 2 whole wheat muffins just for me!  Awwww!   However, I didn’t get to enjoy them because I had to get out and make a few stops.  Of COURSE they won’t be there tomorrow… in fact, it was reported that they disappeared by 10AM! 9659

Tomorrow I have a meeting with a gent. from a company that will help us determine where the shop might make “Greener” choices.  I’m looking forward to the meeting.  It’s amazing how much I’m seeing this Eco-conscious effort among companies and individuals now in magazines and on the web. It’s great!  I do want to see what LEED is all about (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program at www.usgbc.org. It provides guidelines on environmentally friendly buildings.9624

Tonight, Ted went for a visit with Nicholas and took a pic.  Check it out, Pam!

Ted and Nicholas Oct 15 2008

Ted and Nicholas Oct 15 2008








We have little video clip to send as well. 

As for dinner, it’s going to be a concoction of shrimp and bay scallops.  Here’s the ingredients:

14 raw shrimp (deveined, shelled), 1/2 lb bay scallops:  You will want to let these sit in about 2 TBS lemon juice while you prepare the following:

16 cherry tomatos (1/2’d), 1 6oz jar marinated artichoke hearts; 1 4oz jar pimentos, 1 18oz container Italian basil&garlic soup, about 4-5 chopped hot cherry pepper slices (NOT WHOLE PEPPERS! WOW!), and 4 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms.

1 small head of cauliflower which you will cut up, rinse with salted water, cover with clean water and bring to a boil until tender = about 10-15 min. Turn to simmer after 6-8 min. of boiling.

Bring tomato soup to a boil and add all ingredients except mushrooms, shrimp and scallops.

Bring down to a simmer and stir in mushrooms. Simmer about 5 min. Add shrimp and simmer, covered for 2 min. Add bay scallops and continue to simmer another 3-4 minutes covered until shrimp and scallops are opaque.  Serve over your cooked cauliflower and we added green beans as well.

There was an email today from a baking site which is doing a Halloween cake contest. So that will be my weekend project. I’ll get the cake baked and come up w/ a design. Then put it together next weekend and possibly offer it to one of my customers with lots of kids.  It should be fun!9964

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