Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Out of Order

Pauls parents were nice enough to come pick us up and bring us home from the airport on the 16th of August. We stopped to grab dinner on our way. While we were sitting and chatting in the living room Cyndi got up to use the bathroom.

"Uh, Bubba... Paul? We have a problem!" comes just moments later from the bathroom.

"What?" is the response figuring there is probably a spider, ant or other creature Cyndi doesnt like to remove from the area.

Cyndi then explains that there is grossness (read SEWAGE!) all over the bathroom and Paul comes to look at what she is talking about. Paul then heads upstairs to tell the manager. After a few minutes he comes back and tells everyone that the manager simply told him that it happened a week ago, the problem was fixed and WE SHOULD JUST CLEAN IT UP!

Paul tells him no we are not going to clean it up, the manager agrees to call the owner and fill him in on the situtation and then he will call us. So we pack up our stuff and head to Paul's parents house.

The following day we come back home to see what the deal is... there is no response from anyone. Manager isnt home, owner wont return phone calls. Finally we call a company to come out and assess the damage for us. They say it will be over $700, Paul thanks them for coming out but we have to get owner approval before hiring anyone. We wait around a little while to see if we can get ahold of anyone. After having dinner we go back up to the ALH for the night.

The next day Paul heads back down to the apt. the owner is scrubbing down the place on his own! Paul says he went over it about 3 times with different cleaning solutions. Paul asked him about the fact that this stuff has been sitting in our closed up apt. with no windows open and no fans for 9 days and the owners response was he didnt think it would be a problem.

Cue Paul and Cyndi looking for a new place to live.

This event caused us to not be able to live in our apt. for 3 days, it ruined our bath mats, and it made it all the way into our closet next to the bathroom. Items that will be discarded because of gross water damage include 4 rolls wrapping paper, boxes for my school stuff, a kite, pillow, 2 pillow cases and camping toaster maker which has never been used.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Heckuva VP choice there Obama...

“The more people learn about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate.” -- Joe Biden

“But I doubt whether American voters are going to elect ‘a one-term, a guy who has served for four years in the Senate. I don’t recall hearing a word from Barack about a plan or a tactic.” -- Joe Biden

“My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an 'epiphany' of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. I’ve seen zero evidence of that.” -- Joe Biden

“John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off, be well off no matter who...” -- Joe Biden

Friday, August 22, 2008


They're coming....

We're still going through all our Alaska/Seattle/Canada pics. We took close to 2000 between us (yea for digital cameras and lots of memory) so it's a process, but we're almost done and will post about the trip then. We are back in our apartment after not being able to live here for 3 days. More on that mess later too (with pics of course).

New to the iPod

"Breathe Me" -- Sia

Monday, August 18, 2008


Yesterday my very athletic running friend Erin took part in a Half-Marathan. She has been training hard. Erin says she had a great time and that it was a really fun run. The 11th and 12th miles were the hardest as they were up hill but she kept up her pace and was glad to run the whole thing.

Now if only I could talk you into a Triathalon. :)

Congrats on running strong, you're awesome!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Home Again

We have arrived back in sunny CA as of yesterday evening. There have been some apartment issues since we've been back so be patient, we will post about our travels and adventures shortly when we're not homeless... seriously!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Friday Night Baseball

On Friday night we took a trip out to Dodger Stadium. The day before, the most exciting player on the Red Sox, Man-Ram himself was traded to the Dodgers. I think it will weaken the Red Sox enough to keep them out of the playoffs, and put the Dodgers in the playoffs just long enough to be swept out of the first round. Again. But, for at least the next two months, we get some Manny Being Manny here at Dodger Stadium. It was his first game in Dodger blue, so the crowd went nuts every time they mentioned his name. Field a routine fly ball? Make an out? That's a standing ovation there. Even though the Dodgers lost, it was still nice thinking that they still had a chance as soon as Manny came up again.

Best trade the Dodgers have made in years...

Future HOFer Manny's first at-bat vs. future HOFer Randy Johnson...

Us after the game...