Sunday, October 19, 2008
Why is it. . ?
OK, so we found a new place (you remember, the 4-plex). SO we got the keys from the owner. He showed us around - the garbage disposal didn't work (he'd have his guy fix it), the house had not been cleaned (he called WHOEVER and said to come by and clean the house) - We finally have moved in with a card table and two chairs (from our son's basement), we purchased one of those blowup beds - amazingly its very comfy and will be great when my sister and family come to visit (but can be put away in the closet when not needed). The garbage disposal still doesn't work and the house had not been cleaned. Well, its been cleaned now - we did it!! Why is it when the owner gets his sheckles you don't hear from him again? Creep. He seemed nice - silly me! I sent him a nice l;ittle note with a list of the things that need looking into - as yet no word from the owner. I believe our things should arrive this coming week. I called them and of course, their total still owed is not the same total I was given by the fellow who picked up our stuff 3 weeks ago - and what can you do, they have your stuff held hostage! So we will pay it - CRAP!(again) But its all worth it to be able to see our son and his wife and to hold their son Miles! He is soo sweet and cute. Of course he is smart as a whip! We stopped by a garage sale out in the middle of NO WHERE (that being Ohio or Indiana) and found a great little rocking horse for $3. Its not very tall so Miles won't get hurt on it. Did I tell you about Ohio and Indiana? No, well let me say this - the people are wonderful and friendly. The roads are long and straight and there are farms EVERYWHERE. Its either corn or soybeans and between the fields are cows, horses, some goats and some llamas and of course the farmers homes. Every so often you run into a town at the end of these long straight roads. Also on these long straight roads are a lot of roadkill. I'm asuming the dead animals are the ones being culled from the pack because they aren't smart enough to get across the road safely. I've seen possums, skunks, lots of raccoons, a few red foxes, a couple of deer, a few cats and lots of squirrels. My sister and family are coming to visit in November for Thanksgiving. We're excited for them to visit. We have several fun places to take them - like Ritters the most wonderful ice cream place - its custard ice cream - oh my, to die for!!! There is a fun antique mall in Centerville that takes several hours to walk thru and try to see everything. There is a place in Hamilton called Jungle Jims. Its the worlds largest grocery store. What a fun place. Besides the regular food stuffs, veggies, fruits, meat, frozen foods, etc. they is a huge international section. You look down an aisle and see "Indian" "Asian" "Hispanic" and whatever other nationalities. There is a kitchen gadget section that goes on forever. Pots and pans, a huge cheese section, a sushi takeout section, and more and more to see. Better go, need to see if the wax on the kitchen floor is dry. Glad that job is done! Crap-job, let me tell you.