I bought this book last week and finished it today. It was really kinda weird. I couldn't keep up with if Eddie was alive or dead... Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in the toil of his father before him, fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. As the park has changed over the years....so, too has Eddie changed. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness and regret.
Then on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife and learns that Heaven is a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. Was his life a heroic or a devastating failure???? The answer comes from the most unlikely of sources It is as magical and inspirational as a glimplse of Heaven itself.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Here's a shot of the Bristol Motor Speedway. One hundred sixty five thousand people in one spot. We drove down by the race track today to show our grandson what Bristol looks like when it comes to life. Me....I'd rather be on top of the mountain!!!!!
Friday, August 25, 2006
I wish I had made a picture of it.......no I don't either...... When I came downstairs....that's where my computer is..... I stepped off the steps into water!!!!!! My lower level was flooded!!!!! I have a commode that if you don't raise the handle UP when you flush....it keeps running. It is in my son's bathroom....so I think it was HIM who left it running.....but that's beside the point. My lower level was flooded. We have a shop vac, and I got it to going and I called my son. He came back home and helped me suck up the water. You talk about a CLEAN floor....now I have it. I didn't know it was so dirty behind my computer desk. That's one way of getting the cob webs out....being forced to do it LOL. I WILL fix my commode.....I think that is easier than mopping up water..... and who knows...who will be the next one to forget to raise the handle?????!!!!
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
This is the "movie corner" of my bedroom.....I don't like a TV in the bedroom, but Bill does. I still don't have my curtains back on the windows, but I am progressing slowly. The blue carpet has to come up very soon! The statues on top of my dresser came from El Salvador.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I'm painting my bedroom today. It is paneling and I have filled the cracks a while back. My paint is called Dessert Dusk. When I get it finished I will post the after picture. I won't promise how many days (or weeks) that will be. LOL I hope I haven't bite off more than I can chew. I can remember when I used to come in from working eight hours on a job and paint a room.....but not any more. I am definitely in a slower mode these days.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Well, Now you have seen a melted spatula.....Hee...Hee. I think it looks like a work of art!!!! This morning after I made my husbands breakfast, I didn't feel the best in the world, so I went back to bed for a few minutes while he read the paper. Today is his birthday and I am thinking of buying him a new skillet and a new spatula!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
My husband celebrated his seventh birthday today. Here he is sampling his cake with our daughter and our two grandsons. I made pork barbecue, a big salad and of course cake and ice cream. After we ate, my daugher and grandsons and me piled into my bed room for a good little nap. Lisa says there is nothing like laying on your Mom's bed. It takes me back to when she was a little girl. I love it. After that we picked up apples and raided my garden. She went home with a trunk full. It's always good to see them come home.
Friday, August 11, 2006
My Mother-in-law is 94. Her sister lives with her ...she is 87. I go to the grocery store for them...and anywhere else I need to go for them. Well, this morning it was the grocery store. The 87 year old wanted to go with me. Have you ever spent three hours in a grocery store with someone that never goes anywhere? She thought she was shopping in New York City......(Bless her Heart) When we finally finished, I got hold of the cart and pushed it out to my car. Here I go to load the mountain of groceries in my car. She said, "Clara, that doesn't look like all of my groceries". I assured her it was. Well, after I get them all in the house, my husband and I leave. We stopped to eat a hot dog and was sitting there eating and my cell phone rang. It was the 87 year old. She said, "Clara, I don't have my potatoes or my onions. or my butter or my bread". I told her I would go back to the store to see if I could find them. Low and behold, there they sat. The next time I hear her say, "Clara, I don't think I have all of my groceries, I will listen....LOL
Thursday, August 10, 2006
This hornet's nest is in my back yard, but WAY in my back yard. It's not like right at my back door....(Thank Goodness). The only thing you have to be REAL careful when you mow. (Everytime, I pray they are "friendly" hornets.... It is fairly high from the ground in a pear tree. My daughter wants it to go in her classroom when the hornets die down or go away,,,,whatever they do. Her school emblem is "The Hornets".
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Well, I was practicing and didn't really think these pictures would go, but I finally got TWO to go in a row. The next time, I will try three. As you can tell, the 1st picture is our anniversary cake and the second one is my daughter and my brother's daughter. I think they look alike. For some reason, the pictures look blurry. They are clear before I send them to my blog.
Monday, August 07, 2006
I wouldn't tell this to just anybody.....(that's a laugh, since I'm putting it on the internet) This morning, I had to go to the drug store for my Mother-in-law. It must have been to early for me to be functioning properly. I pulled on my clothes and rushed out the door. I thought several people looked at me funny. When I arrived at the drug store, the pharmacist (a lady) said "Mrs M-------, did you know you have your shirt on wrong side out"? I guess that is the reason my Mother-in-law asked me if I had on a new shirt. It probably looked like a different shirt since it was on the wrong side....LOL Oh Well, I guess that was better than rushing out the door without a shirt at all!!!!! I WILL seek help if I ever do that...LOL
Saturday, August 05, 2006
How would you like to stay in this position for a week? This is my friend Carolyn. She had surgery on her right eye for a Macular Hole. She had to stay face down for a week. She even had a funny contrapution to sleep on so that her face would be in the down position. She called the chair Trigger. She has now put Trigger out to pasture and is up walking around and doing great. I am glad!
Friday, August 04, 2006
Don't let anyone ever tell you that a power surge will not SAP your hard drive... I had a power surge protector but it must not have been strong enough. I had to have everything inside my computer rebuilt. "OUCH" But anyway I am back up and running. It feels good!!!!!