Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Things that don't happen every day, but did, today

(In addition to getting junk mail in my sleep)

  1. Small earthquake during breakfast (really just a tremor).
  2. Weather report calling for 50-60 mph winds in parts of Costa Rica.
  3. Garbage truck picked up garbage at our house, proceeded down street, had accident on one-lane bridge just before main road (out of sight and earshot). Still there 1.5 hours later, requiring roundabout way to school.
  4. Equipped with working scanner and manufacturer's installation disk, I was unable to install new hardware on my computer. Me! Unable!
  5. Phone call from my sister, who has been keeping an eye on ticket prices for her trip down next year, and who suddenly found tickets for 40% less than she expected to have to spend.
  6. Biggest, fattest rainbow EVAR in the sky this afternoon.
  7. Two-car collision on main road, requiring careful maneuvering off shoulder, around accident and back onto road on way to pick up girls from school.
So. What's different about YOUR world today?


lisa November 21, 2006 4:28 PM  

That bit about finding REALLY cheap plane tickets and calling you. That was new.

I made a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, and when it cooled the top split into a smiley face. Scott and I each thought the other did it.

I used the dryer for 3 loads of laundry today, and it was delicious! I usually hang everything and do all the laundry over 2-3 days (we only have hanging room for 2 loads). But I had to do it all today because of our trip to Kentucky.

Scott broke a storm window trying to put it in. Another one bites the dust. At least it wasn't me this time.

I moved a large boom box out of my room because it's bulky and in the way and doesn't work. I haven't gotten rid of it because if I can only find a really long really skinny screwdriver, I MIGHT be able to fix it. No, even longer and skinnier than you're thinking. But I finally got it out of my room.

I ate my Halloween candy down to my last item, which I took out of the bowl, which I washed and put away.

Scott and I fussed gently about the plane tickets, which yielded a nearly $500 savings. Good result.

Scott and I fussed gently about whether to turn the heat on or build a fire. We both got stubborn about it. (You want a fire, we'll build a fire....you want to turn the heat on, we'll turn the heat on...) We ended up with a very warm house--unusual in our world. Good result.

Time to go find something that goes with broccoli for dinner.

Jennifer November 21, 2006 4:49 PM  

Ooh, make cream of broccoli soup. Dad and I thought that sounded so good on our trip to the volcano (it was chilly up there) that we both ordered it in addition to our lunches, even though neither of us was THAT hungry. Then it turned out they didn't have it after all and I ended up making steamed broccoli with dinner that night. Not nearly as satisfying.

Dad November 21, 2006 8:48 PM  

Jealous. That's what I am. TEN TIMES I come to Costa Rica and I NEVER get to experience any kind of earthquate. Now, mind you, I don't want it to be The Big One, or for people to get hurt. But would a teeny tiny tremor hurt too much? So it waits merely four days until I'm out of the country, and then it begins to shake.

As it stands, the only documented* earthquake I've experienced is the simulated one at the Children's Museum in San Jose.


* On my second visit to Costa Rica in 1992, I thought I woke up and felt one, but when I called out to Jennifer to wake her up and ask if it was really a tremor, I couldn't make any sound come out of my mouth, and realized I was dreaming. She checked around the next day and nobody had felt anything.

lisa November 22, 2006 6:40 AM  

I steamed the broccoli and maked baked ziti. It was good, but not as cheesy as I would have liked.

Jennifer November 22, 2006 10:14 AM  

Well, Dad, since you mention it, there was also one on Saturday afternoon. A little stronger than the one yesterday morning. Sorry.

Dad November 22, 2006 6:12 PM  

Well, don't let it happen again, at least until I'm back for a visit.

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