Sunday, April 23, 2006
Sedona & Lost Uncle Jerome
The plan was to leave at 5:30 this morning. Well ... the take off time got delayed a little bit. Will certainly have to go back soon to Sedona. Agree with Becky, could absolutely do the week without the end. Got a few pictures of kiddos.
Jerome was found, quickly viewed from the car window and wouldn't allow any pictures to be taken. Sorry about that! We are going up again sometime soon to browse and spend time drinking coffee ... with Jerome. Will share pictures when that happens.
Laina (Jari's mom) celebrated 80 years with a nice houseful of people. Was a fun day! Except for one minor detail. (Why is there always an except?) My coffee cup got derailed off the dash during a stop at the gas station. As Murphy's Law would have it (& positive thinking as well), the coffee cup was over half full. The liquid managed to collide all over many things as it made it's gravitational (word??) descent. The most unfortunate place it chose was the Palm Pilot. You see ... it is mounted on the dash (just left of the coffee cup spot) and controls the motor in the truck. Technology these days! Wouldn't have been bad except that the beast it is connected to under the hood was turned on. Once doused with coffee .. the beast under the hood now had a mind of it's own and could not be controlled. Not a good thing from the sounds of it. (What do I know? I cross stitch, bake pulla & pass out pain pills!) If it wasn't ... the motor wouldn't have been getting all this extra boost & traversing mountains wouldn't have been a problem. Apparently. I really don't know about these things. I do know that we had to find an Office Max and go shopping. At the cost of the day ... was the most expensive cup of coffee I've ever not managed to drink!!