Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I'll be happy to pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today

This past Sunday, Scott and I made the trip upstate to Scott's dad's house (we both call him 'Pop'). We made the trip so that we could celebrate Scott's birthday with Pop. Scott's birthday fell on Labor Day this year so we both had the day off from work. We also decided to take the rest of the week off too so we could spend a couple of days with Pop.

Yesterday(Monday), even though it was Scott's birthday, Pop is the one who racked up all the loot. We set out first thing and headed to a huge electronic/appliance/furniture store. Pop came home with a 52" flat screen HD TV. Good gosh, it's the biggest TV I have ever seen. Oh, and a stand to put it on. And a blue ray disc player. We spent the rest of the day getting it in the van, out of the van, in the house, and set up (had to make a second trip out to get more cables and wires for all the component hook-ups).

After we got it all set up and hooked up, Pop admitted that it was larger than he thought it was going to be and maybe a smaller one would have been enough. But, oh well, he has it now. And, really, he spends a good portion of every day with it, so why not?!

Today (Tuesday) we took a day trip up to Charlotte, NC (more on that later). On the way back to Pop's we detoured on a side trip through the county for a visit with Scott's sister Peggy. I just thought I lived in the middle of nowhere. Gracious me, she lives even further away from anywhere than we do.

The small, two-lane country road to Peggy's was curvy and hilly and long. I was riding in the back seat of the van. At first I was trying to read. I bought The Shack for the trip and had just gotten to the suspenseful part. But trying to read about other-wordly, ethereal, existential things while winding and bumping along was a little more puke provoking than I could handle.

Thank goodness I had my iPod (and my camera).

I think, however, that maybe I waited a little too long to make the transition from reading to listening because I began to hallucinate and see things that weren't really there.

My ear buds...

..looked suspiciously like Olive Oyl's feet...

And I had a strange craving for spinach.

Maybe I waited a little too long to take this vacation.

Well, I guess vacations are supposed to help you escape for a while.

The latter part of the week and the upcoming weekend we have non-refundable reservations at Myrtle Beach. And Hurricane Hanna is headed that way. Oh boy.

Who knows where we will end up, in reality or in my head. Either way, I'm sure it will be a memorable trip!

Honor and enjoy your Creator while you're still young, Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes, Before your vision dims and the world blurs And the winter years keep you close to the fire. Ecclesiastes 12:1-2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sis,

You guys can come here if you have to! It never ceases to amaze me what happens to you. Hey....I finally have an iPod. I'm so excited!