Monday, May 21, 2018


If you didn't read my first post you can find it here

At 5:30 am on Wednesday morning I took Mark to the airport to catch a flight to San Francisco where he would get a connection to Minneapolis. Well his flight to SF was delayed two hours because there was fog in SF. So needless to say he didn't make his connection. There were a few options available and he ended up taking a flight to Houston which would connect him to a flight to Minneapolis.

I can't tell you how frustrated he was. He's been flying for many years now and he just can't stand it anymore. He can't wait to retire. He was furious on Wednesday. 

Well wouldn't you know it, the Houston flight was delayed because of mechanical issues and he missed the connecting flight to Minneapolis! The only option left at the time was a flight in the morning. So they gave him food vouchers and a hotel voucher. Unfortunately they couldn't get his luggage to him. So he bought a t-shirt at the airport so he would have something clean for the morning. 

His flight took off on time the next morning and he made it to Minneapolis. He did have to cancel his sales call because he was not going to see a customer without showering or having clean dress clothes on. His hotel on Thursday night would be in Duluth so he just drove there from the airport. He was able to make his Friday sales call and then he was on his way driving to Canada for a week of fishing with his brother. 

On Wednesday when I got home after bowling I heard a funny sounds coming from the box next to our electrical panel on the side of the garage. It was a loud buzzing sound. This box says communications on it. I ended up calling Edison first to see if they had any suggestions. 

Well actually I went to a neighbors house across the street first to see if the husband was home but there was no answer. The electric company said it was most likely the box for the cable company.  So I called Spectrum and they were very helpful. They were sending someone out the next day between 11 and 12 pm. I was so afraid something would catch on fire. 

I had an idea of what it might be but I couldn't open the box. It is screwed on in six places and I'd have to be on a ladder to do it. I didn't want to deal with it and of course these things only happen when Mark is out of town!!

Many years ago, maybe 8, we had a similar noise from that box. It was the phone company who fixed it. We now have cable, internet and phone from the same place. The old phone line had a back up battery in this box. Well when we changed over to Spectrum I guess they didn't do anything with this battery. Honestly I don't think they would have even know what it was for.

In the meantime on Friday morning I had an appointment for Skye. She is itchy again. Well of course when I left for her 9 am appointment there were no noises from that box outside yet it was still buzzing at 11 pm Wednesday night.  Go figure. Anyway Skye's issue was from fleas. She didn't have fleas on her, she wears Advantage II. However Skye is very allergic to flea bites. Mark hasn't kept up with spraying the yard regularly and apparently so got several bites. 

She was put on a new itch medication which we hope will help her through this ruff patch of itching and Mark will have to stay on top of spraying the yard. I think it is funny how you don't know about something and then that very night I saw a commercial for the medication she was put on! 

I feel bad for her because she has been miserable but I'm thankful it wasn't another bacterial infection from grooming because she had been recently cut a few weeks ago. We have used a new place for her last three haircuts since she got infected from Pet Smart.

Anyway when I got home from the vet Spectrum was waiting for me. He was told to be here at 9 am. I told him they told me between 11 & 12. No way I would have said okay because I had the vet appointment. Anyway he hadn't left which was a good thing.

So he opened up the box and it was the back up battery for the old phone service. He was able to unplug it and the battery was hot to the touch and bloated. Thankfully he got it out, it took awhile and then we set it on the brick wall to cool off.

So last week was a hectic week for me. I know there are worse things in the world then my little issues but to me it was stressful. So Skye is definitely better. I didn't even realize how much she wasn't playing with her toys. She is happy again and bringing toys into my office for me to play tug of war with her.

On a happier note I drove out to Adam and Gabby's on Saturday afternoon to celebrate Mother's Day with them. They were in Maui for Mother's Day weekend. I played with Roxy for awhile and we shared a lot of stories about what been going on in our lives.

Gabby is now 20 weeks pregnant and had a great check up at the doctor on Friday.  Little Roxy is getting bigger and so darn cute. Love the way she play at this clumsy time in her life. She is also very laid back but manages to get into a lot of trouble along the way.....

Thanks for listening.
Have a great week!

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