Monday, July 30, 2012

Breaking In

The internet has not been my friend for the past few days! Took me 3 hours to download the pictures and by then I was so frustrated I had forgotten what I wanted to write! Didn't matter anyway, since I kept losing my connection. So here it is, a disjointed blog post! I was able to read blogs, but not to post a comment. I felt like I had been cut off from the world!!

 Black-eyed suzies bobbing in the wind, face up looking for that rain.

My lone sunflower. Guess he is too tall to be picked by flower thieves.

This is what the grassy fields are looking like these days. The little rain we had on my birthday was not nearly enough.

Kind of scary looking down there! I put a hose in one of these holes for about five minutes and the water never came up to the surface!

In case you are wondering ..... he who loves his wife gave her a new office chair for her birthday! I mean, he did break my old one, after all. Like the driver's seat in my car, he always has to mess with the setting of the chair and I had it just the way I wanted it. Not too high, not too low. I could tip it back just so and catch 20 winks and those entering were none the wiser.

In his readjusting he broke the hydraulic thingy that will let you adjust the height. I could sit on the very edge and sometimes it would hold, then without warning just drop to the lowest setting. Like a crazed carnival ride every time I sat down. He kept saying he could fix it ......... then I heard something about cutting a 2 X 4 and using it to fix the chair so that it would stay at one height. I told him I liked riding up and down in my chair, as I pictured the 2 X 4 flying up to hit me in the head ..... or worse.

Patrick and Julie, some of my favorite kampers, gave me the frog statuary.

It has a secret drawer for an extra key. I guess it is not a secret anymore. I think I will find an old key that goes to an old vehicle long gone (he who loves to trade cars also loves to keep the keys) and put it in the drawer. That way I can frustrate a would be house breaker.


ellen abbott said...

shades of the drought we had last summer. same deal. big cracks, dry dry dirt. I did the hose thing too.

Joanne Noragon said...

Wow. Some sad looking dirt. Hope this turns around by next summer.

Linda O'Connell said...

I like the way you think.

Val said...

Hope you get your chair issues resolved. My office chair is the best present my husband ever gave me. It is now wearing out. I sat it to death. Maybe Santa will bring me another one.

My son is the one who messes with my chair. I feel your pain. You get it JUST RIGHT, and then the menfolk commence to fiddling. I had it set so I could lean it back in a slow rocker-like movement. Then my boy put the brakes on. I don't know how to unfix my fixed chair, even though he says he's explained it to me a hundred times. My hydraulics still work. But the arms are cracking off, leaving bare metal.

Brian Miller said...

smiles....nice on the new chair....yikes on the cracks....hope they dont widen if you cant hit bottom...pretty flowers though...

Nancy said...

I hate it when my husband adjusts my car seat. Geeze, he even adjusts the steering wheel.

Those cracks are scary.

Venom said...

Frustrate some jackass trying to 'break in' the easy way -- LOVE IT! Do you have cameras in your park?

Come to think of it, even signs claiming you have cameras might keep the flower thievery (and such) in check.

Cameras are a good idea.

SkippyMom said...

How in the heck did I miss your birthday? I am so sorry and BIG 'OL HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! You certainly deserve it.

Nice chair, now keep him away from it.

And what is it with men and keys? We have a gazillion and although I can name what each one goes [went] with - the stuff [homes, apts, cars] are long gone. I think I might make a mosaic for the wall. :)

Hugs to you and prayers for some rain soon!

Mamma has spoken said...

I have those cracks here too :o(
Your black eye Susan's look wonderful. Mine, not so much, mainly because of the drought. As for the chair, I'm surprise he didn't take it to his shed for his own use ;o)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

wow - big cracks! When Amy was little (about 4), she looked down in a yard crack and asked me if the devil could reach up through the crack and get her. lol!

i finally got rid of all of ron's extra keys - four years after he retired! many keys he has no clue what they ever went to.

love your chair. now he has to stay out of it, right?

happy birthday! i think i did catch it but just in case...