Each morning and afternoon, I take a walk around my neighborhood. I pack up my toddler, grab a frozen bottle of water, a dumptruck for him to play with and take off. He used to hate to ride around in the stroller, but lately, he hasn't complained. We stop at the park and play in the rocks and slide down the slide. Since it has been a tad cooler, it makes it much more enjoyable. Today's adventure was pulling moss off of rocks...it seemed to take up a long time and kept his interest. It's funny what things catch your eye. There are times we walk by a place and not notice anything in particular and then as if it magically appears, we notice something of interest.
I have acquired passengers along our daily trek too. My brother, nephew, or husband will accompany me at times depending on their schedules. Even the dog... It's kinda like having dinner together with everyone describing their day, recent happenings, or just smalltalk. I love it!!!
Friday, September 01, 2006
I'm outta gas! That's right...I smelled a weak faint smell of natural gas under my house today. So,I called the gas company who immediately sent someone out to check it out. Unfortunately, it wasn't on their end, it was a leak on my end which meant that I needed to call a plumber to repair the leak, get the city inspector out to ok it and then call the gas company back to replace the gas meter. True, this is the safe way to handle thie situation. I just wished that it would have happened AFTER the three day weekend of Labor Day!!! I'm now wishing for a hot shower, and I can't cook on the stove! Thankfully, I have a microwave, doesn't everybody?!? I'm hoping that I can get all this resolved within a week. Cold showers aren't so bad...I mean, it'll make me appreciate the warm ones I'm so accustomed to taking. That's was the first part of the day...the day actually got worse...... I'm so thankful nothing terrible happened like the house blowing up or any of us getting hurt, a little inconvenience improves my character and appreciation for the little things in life.