Sunday, January 6, 2008

does someone else want to be me?

I once heard it said that life is what happen in between all the pictures. Pictures are just snap shots of the happy times

On Friday at the 11th hour we found out that we did not get the house. Great here I am at 6 p.m. on a Friday night and we find out that we did not get the house.

I sat down and cry ed. George just said to me " well lets go get a new house".

Rusty George and I spend Friday night looking for a new house. Then Saturday, Rusty and I got up and started looking again.

We finally found a house! We have signed the lease and today is moving day.

Last night I had to go to San Diego to get Amber. I thought that would be an easy task. Oh no. what the heck was I thinking.

I get down to the airport and I pull into the cell phone parking lot. Then I had to go to the bath room. So I go over to the coast guard station and ask them where the closet restroom is. The lady says to me "Take the second right and past the gazebo and then there is a rest room in the exchange."

So I follow the directions. The coast guard exchange is all of two vending machines and one toilet! I was in shock, but at least they had a toilet.

I get back to the cell phone parking lot and the little monitor says that Ambers had landed. So I head for the terminal. Amber calls me and says " Hi mom I am at lax" What? why are you at lax? That is 4 hours from me.

The weather was so bad in San Diego that the pilot could not land. So they were in L.A. getting fuel. O.K. I head over to Marine Corp recruit depot. I am going to cash a check and chill out for a few hours. Oh no, I can't cash a check there because that window was closed. Great. I am hungry and I have just enough fuel to get home.

Oh wait! There is a huge USO in San Diego. They serve free meals on Friday, and Saturday nights. So I am going to head over there. Then Amber calls me and say's " they are bussing us down to San Diego."

Then a few minutes later Amber calls back and tells me that she got a ride home. O.K. let me get back home. Now keep in mind. I have no money on me, and very little gas. The weather is crappy and raining to beat the band.

I call one of the marines up at Pendleton and ask him if he is at the base. He said yes. So I asked him if I could borrow $20 for gas and some food. He told me to come up.

I get on the 5 and I am heading to Pendleton. Right as I get off at my exit the car starts squeaking. O.K. a belt must be wet.

I get to our friends place and by now I can't turn the wheel. Our friend looks at the car and says you are not going anywhere. You broke a belt on one of the pulleys.

So my friend gives me a ride home.

Now lets recap.

Lost house, found house, lost house, found new house, go to San Diego for a child that is not there, break a belt, have to find a ride home, now we are going to be moving in the rain.

I must say that I am laughing! I have two choice. Laugh or cry. So I am laughing.

I am going to be turning off my alerts. I will be back in a few days.


julydarby said...

That which does not kill us makes us stronger!
Here's to a strength building day for you!

lanurseprn said...

When you are all moved in, take a break and have a nice hot bath and a glass of wine!

lifes2odd said...

Ummm, I have to answer No! I do not want to be you today!! How crazy! I'm sure glad you found a house. See you when the move is done and over with.
Hugs, Martha

nelishianatl said...

Making memories to laugh about years later, but today, no way!  I am so sorry for what you all are going through.  Hang in there and hang on.  You're going to have a better year this year than you've ever had I hope.


hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))Yikes,I am sorry you had a bad day.I am sorry you didnt get the first house and I am sorry that your car broke down and that Amber wasnt at the air port when you had to pick Her up.I hope you have a better day today and cant wait to hear about your new house.

nay0114 said...

Thats exactly what I just told someone else well you either gotta laugh or cry... so just laugh it off. It will all work out. I'm so glad you have so many friends around to help you because I would be on the side of the road. Hope your daughter makes it in safely. Very glad you got a house.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

deshelestraci said...

Oh my stars!  When it rains it pours!!!!!  What a mess.  Glad you got a house though!  See you when you get moved.
Prayers and blessings,

michelleartworx said...

Fate. What is meant to be will be, and sometimes life and ourselves need a bloody great push (or shove, or kick in the bollocks)
Id rather read you are happy, and judging by the beuatiful smile holding your grandbaby, you arexxx

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I'm so glad you got a house, hang in there hon, Hugs Lisa

glensfork4 said...

it all worked out and the way it was supposed to, but we usually don't know that while going thru it, do we? I don't at any rate.

blessings to you.....


plieck30 said...

Bless your little heart. Paula

gehi6 said...

Well, if you can laugh after all that, you have your wonderful sense of humor still intact.  I just had to laugh myself at such a tale of woe.  I swear, you sometimes have all the luck in the world, but I guess it pays not to want anything too bad, just in case.  You will soon be happy in the other house I know because you adapt! Gerry

springangel235 said...

I am so sorry about the house you lost, but happy you found a new one.  That was just not your day on picking up Amber.  There are happier times coming...hope each day has a bright note to it...hugs and love,

kirstiepop13 said...

i am so sorry you lost your house. well anyways i will talk to you later love yah


ukgal36 said...

I'm so behind..are you movd in?? is the car fixed? are you OKAY?
damn girl...