Probably going to cause someone cardiac arrest by *actually* posting something on here, but so be it.
Absolutely nothing going on with the Amersons. You can tell by the way I haven't posted anything. Nothing at all.
We are not going to go to Australia this fall. We are looking at February, right after the Superbowl ('cause we are NOT going to be out of the country missing that!...unless we plan it out in advance and figure out where we will go to watch it, etc....but probably not). Hopefully the airfare remains cheap as it is now--about half the price I paid back in 2007.
We are thinking about using our timeshare for the week of Thanksgiving this year. We also have a buy one, get one for $50 airline ticket that expires at the end of November, so that would work out nicely, and get us a cheapie vacation in.
Other than some far off travel plans, we are same old, same old. We live fairly boring lives. It is massively hot up here, or at least it was the past few days. A bit cooler today, but still sunny and beautiful. Of course it is supposed to rain tomorrow in Portland, where I will be for the Rose festival. It ALWAYS rains on me at the Rose Festival. Every single year. Whatever.
Someday I will start uploading pictures again. My adapter for my big camera for some reason makes my desktop computer freeze up, so I can't use it. And the camera card port won't recognize the camera card anymore. So my only option for getting pictures from my laptop or big camera to the desktop is to burn them onto a CD, and that is annoying and takes time and I don't like wasting CDs, so I haven't been doing it. I will break down and start, though. We have a million blank CDs from a sale after Thanksgiving a few years ago. They are not spendy, so I suppose I can waste them. I cannot burn over top of a CD that already has things on it, so they become one-use items.
I would like to put up some pictures from the Cooper Kids Coast Christmas last year. Specifically those of the marvellously wrapped gifts the Amersons brought; just to remind others in the family of what the plan is for this year.....I have a great one of Steve turning Matt on.....
The big excitement in our life lately is the neighbor from across the street who keeps coming over to our house and unscrewing the light bulbs from our garage lights (exterior) and the porch light. Apparently they are too bright. Regular, energy saver bulbs. And if you know the topography of our street, you will recall that the house across the street is probably 40 or 50 horizontal feet away, and the BOTTOM of their house is above the ROOF of my house, since there is such a steep hill there. But my lightbulbs are too bright, and he decided we weren't doing a good enough job remembering to turn the lights off at night (he asked us to, and we were trying to remember to, despite the fact that it is safer having little lights on at night to prevent the rifraff from stealing things from darkened corners, and we WANT to leave them on--as we have for the three and a half years we have lived in this house). So anyway, he has done it a few times, TOLD me after the second time. I yelled at him for like 10 minutes and told him we would call the police if it happened again. I also suggested he purchase a curtain, if these lights are so terribly bright that they disturb his sleep. Mind you, there is a STREETLIGHT about 15 or so vertical feet right above our lights, but he is insistent that our lights are the culprit. I suggested he get a second curtain if he truly needs more light reduction. I have considered giving him the mailer I always get from Bed, Bath and Beyond that is good for $10 off a $50 purchase. Pretty sure they sell curtains. And those eye cover things for spas and foofie ladies. Anyway. You will have to see our lights to truly appreciate it, but drunken college boy had seriously better not come back over to mess with my lights again!!! AND...they are RENTERS. I seriously consider calling the owner (I am sure I can look him up online...we met several times a few years ago when he was living in this house, before he moved. Seemed like a nice, reasonable guy), and letting him know what his renters are up to. If it happens again. Which it probably won't, since our little talk cleared things up.
Anyway. Woohoo, excitement...