Friday, July 27, 2012

Things are a bit upside down.

The past week or so has been a bit of a whirlwind.  You know how "they" say that things always happen in threes?  Well, I think I just experienced that.

1.  A little over a week ago my wallet and camera were stolen.  Yuck, what a hassle.  You can imagine all the phone calls and running around that ensured as my entire identity was in that wallet.  A secondary consequence, and albeit much more minor consequence, was I could no longer take pictures.  I can't blog without pictures! 

2.  The electricity went out Tuesday night.  Well, call me pampered if you like, but that was a horrible night's sleep.  My grandfather tells me stories about sleeping on a fire escape in Chicago when he was younger.  I'm not sure how he managed, but another night without AC is not something I'm hoping for anytime soon.

3.  This morning I used my wife's car to jump mine so I could drive to softball practice.  Yes, junior high softball has started already.  Can you believe it?  Anyway, I tried to get the other coach to jump the car after practice so I could then round up a new battery.  Nope, no dice.  Libby (my car) wouldn't take the jump.  Two hours later I was back on the road.  Yuck.

As I said in the title, things have been turned a little bit upside down as of late.  But, that was the third inconvenient thing so now I'm in the clear.  Remember, this is coming from the guy who jumped over the third/first baseline to and from the dugout.  Call me superstitious or silly if you wish, but that's the way I operate.  So, again, I'm in the clear ... well, at least for a while.

I have new credit cards, a new camera, the electricity is working, and my car battery is now the cleanest object under the hood.  Woo-hoo!

How do I celebrate?  Let's turn some more things upside down!

Laura really has an eye for decorating and I like to lend a hand when I can.

 Close up:
Yep, that's a rocking chair hanging from out ceiling in the dining room.  Oh, and it's upside down.  Go figure.  That's what she wanted and that's what she got.

I'm glad things are back to normal.


  1. Interesting. Did she give a reason why?

  2. She said that she thought it would look better upside down. If nothing else, it's less tempting to try to sit in than it would be if it were right side up!

  3. I had a girlfriend once that decided to rearrange my living room one morning. I didn't know this of course, and I nearly went head over heals when I tripped over the end table and couch. I kind of wished she had put everything on the ceiling instead.