Sunday, February 27, 2005

Just another day

I ended up renting a van because I wasn't able to use mine. The place that I take it to be fixed said that they had to order a part and I told them I didn't want to be without a vehicle over the weekend so they said we could pick it up what they didn't tell me was that I wouldn't be able to use it. We had to call and have Chino come over after work because we let the ramp down and couldn't get it back up. The part was supposed to be here by last Friday when I never got a call so I guess I'm going to have to rent this one for a little bit longer. The van that I rented is only six months old. I like the ramp a lot better than mine because instead of folding up its slides underneath the vehicle. Also you can unlock the door and let the ramp out before you get to the vehicle.

Friday we went to Happy Hound, a little place in Los Gatos where we used to go have lunch when we were in high school and took Brodie and Tue Tue to Oak Meadow Park to get some exercise. Brodie is starting to get really aggressive around other animals and I need to break that really quickly. There are a lot of dogs at Oak Meadow Park so I figured that would be a good place to get her used to being around dogs without becoming aggressive. I bought her a 10 foot retractable leash so she could run around and play on the grass the little. She did really good until she saw a squirrel. She took off after the squirrel and broke the Halti off of her nose and chase the squirrel up a tree... I decided it was time to go home and try again another day.

I finally found a guy to come to my house and you all the maintenance that has been building up for about two years. I mentioned that I needed somebody to Lisa and she said that her husband did maintenance and might be able to help me out. He came out on Saturday and started of some of the staff and he does a very good job, he seems to be very knowledgeable about just about everything.

Today, Sunday, my mom and I went to see Because of Winn-Dixie and it was a very cute movie.

I'm laying here with my door open listening to the rain outside, I love the way it sounds.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

My old boss

Yesterday we took Brodie to the vet because last time we were there the doctor seemed to think that she might have something wrong with her back and neck, he said that everything looks like it's OK but he sent her x-rays to a specialist.


My Uncle and Aunt came by today with a friend that I haven't seen for a long time, Steve. When I worked at Xicor my boss's name was Elaine, Steve was her husband for a while but they ended up getting divorced. After about 15 years they met and now it looks like they're going to be getting back together, I think that is very cool.

Monday, February 21, 2005

More visitors

I found a couple that will come out to my house once a week and give Brodie a bath, clip her nails, clean her ears and brush her teeth, pretty cool.

On the 11th my friends Char and Lisa came to visit. It never seems to be long enough but we always have a good time. Of course we had to go to Pedro's in Los Gatos for nachos. We really didn't do too much else except to chat and catch up.  Char is coming out this summer with her son Brian.

On Saturday my brother, his wife and kids came and cooked dinner. There was a wedding shower for a family friend and we had a really nice dinner after that.

There was a dog show all this weekend across the street at the fairgrounds that I missed because my van broke down again. I took it in on Thursday to get fixed and they told me they needed to order a part and it would not be here until the end of next week. I told them I did not want to be all weekend without my vehicle but when we went to pick it up we found out after we got it home that we could not use it. When Lulu put down the ramp to clean it out she could not get it back up so we had to call and have the guy from the repair place come out to close the van. I get to wait after all.


Thursday, February 3, 2005

Catching up

It has been a very long time since I have written
anything in here and a lot has happened so I will
try to catch up.

On October 28th Aubry came here for Halloween. She
helped decorate and she passed out candy. She dressed
up as a pirate and Brodie and I dressed up as a

On November 14th we went to the abilities expo Santa
Clara I wanted to go on Friday because I figured there
would be more stuff and fewer people.  We ended up going
on Sunday and everyone was basically packed up and gone.

November 19th I started training new injuries at the hospital
to use the dragon VoiceType program. I was really nervous about
it but once I got there I really enjoyed it.

My brother and his family came down for Thanksfgiving
and we had a huge dinner.

On Dec 4th Rosie took my Mom and I to Vassona Park to see
the Christmas display, it was gorgous.

On Dec. 16th we went to go see Keith Urban and
we didn't have very good seats but for some reason
the seats were we were supposed to be was closed off
and we ended up really close.  It was an awsome concert.

My brother and his family came here for Christmas.
The kids get so excited and I love to watch them
open their gifts.

January was really busy and so much fun.  My brother Dave came down
for about four days, my cousin Kelly and her twin brother Kevin and
my Aunt Bobby were here also.  My Gramps brother is here for two months
and my Mom is staying here with me.