Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Coastal Get Away

Barb and I spent a few days at the coast last week. The owners of the beach house where we stayed offered us a few nights if we would clean the stove and refrigerator. Now mind you I don't believe these two appliances had been cleaned for many years. The freezer portion was so iced up that it looked like the entry to an igloo and the gunk burned into the stove top and oven were pretty scary. Of course these are early 70's appliances so no frost free refrigerator and self-cleaning oven for us.

While I worked on the stove and refrigerator Barb, the busy little bee whipped through the rest of the kitchen cleaning and cursing whistling while she worked. She also cleaned and dusted everything in the living room as well....even the light fixtures, pictures and cobwebs. I am sorry now that I didn't take a picture of the before and after of these extremely filthy fun chores. But perhaps it is better if you don't see the before.

After cleaning for one morning we had the rest of the time to relax. Kristi and Pat and the kiddos came to visit on Thursday afternoon. They were camping at the coast and it was so good to see them. 



Kristi having too much fun teasing Jordan. That boy is so grown up now. He will soon be 12. I can't believe it.



Lexie and Addie Mae. Sweet little pumpkins always with smiles.


I love this photo of Pat with Jordan. It shows how close they are.


That day ended with a pretty sunset. 

On to the last day. After resting, reading, resting and reading we decided that we would drive to Newport to have lunch. When we were about to cross over into Newport there was a sign posted on the bridge beside a yellow light that said "when flashing bridge may sway". I didn't think too much about it until I saw Barb lift her shirt to flash people in cars. I asked what in the world she was doing and she said "I am just following the instructions on that sign.  It says the bridge will sway".  

I kid about her flashing but the rest is true. We did have a conversation about being stopped by a policeman for flashing people and explaining that we were only following the rules of the road. I think they had better change that sign to say "flashing yellow light" for those of us who are special.

1 comments:

Jill said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I LOOOVE the part about Aunt Barb flashing! Even if it isn't true, it has me giggling and crying here by myself on my couch! Hope I don't short-circuit the keyboard with these tears! Mom, you never cease to crack me up!