Burning apartment


Here’s a dramatic news-style photo of the apartment building fire in our complex in Pennsylvania.  Fortunately, it wasn’t our building, but it wasn’t far from us.  Hit by lightning, as I undoubtedly mentioned at the time.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken in Langhorne, Pennsylvania last July, and part of my famous Event series.

Yes, that was an event, as far as I’m concerned.

Another great day here for us Village People.  We expected our friends from Lardville to visit, but there were running a couple hours late, so LRN4 decided to give them a call.  At that time, she discovered they had called us yesterday to cancel the visit.  They had a sudden death in their extended family and needed to get home.  LRN4 called anyway and had a nice chat with Danelle.  We were sorry to hear of the death, of course, and also sorry we didn’t get to visit in person.  They said they’ve already paid for [amazon asin=B00D5GI080&text=tickets] to [amazon asin=B00AYP6GJK&text=Universal Studios] that expire at the end of this month, so they’ll be here sometime in the next few weeks.  So there’s that.

Otherwise, it was quiet.  We went to a couple stores in the evening to buy more missing ingredients for things we want to cook – it’s tough starting with zero supplies – and more things to drink for LRN4.  She’s still struggling with her taste buds refusing to work properly.  There’s always an unpleasant taste in her mouth and sweet things seem to make it worse.  She can taste and enjoy meat and vegetables, so she’s mostly confining her gustatory activities to that field of operations, but we know of few meat-based beverage choices.  The trouble here is that there’s a recent history of pills not wanting to stay down when taken with water.  Don’t ask me why, but that’s how it is.  She’s been using apple juice for her pill-swallowing duties, but not enjoying it much, so it’s difficult for her to get enough hydration.  So we bought a whole bunch of beverages for her to try, including tomato juice.  Yes, I know tomatoes are a fruit, but they’re as close to a vegetable drink as we could get.

The taste buds are supposed to recover with time.  LRN4 wonders how much time that will be.  Wish I had the answer for her.

We watched one of the movies LRN29 brought over yesterday, called [amazon asin=0783230079&text=Heart and Souls].  One-line review: I wanted to dislike this extremely predictable movie, but couldn’t.  How’s that for a rousing recommendation?

We’ve also been watching the [amazon asin=B000HT3P60&text=Bones] series from the beginning.  We have one more episode to go in the first season, and LRN16 sent us five seasons, I think.  We really like the show, and it’s much better to see it in order (not that it plays in any specific order, like [amazon asin=B0000AQS0F&text=Firefly], but still) and especially without commercial interruption (not that that’s how it was intended to be seen, but still).

My extravagant gift from LRN4 came today, in plenty of time for my birthday!  I can’t wait to open it.  I promise to act surprised.  In fact, I won’t even link to it on Amazon until after I open it.  That’s how surprised I’m going to be.

And that ‘s it for today.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: Taco Bell hoax!

See you tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Burning apartment”

  1. Shannon Says:

    I wouldn’t count on it, Bethel.

  2. Sandy Says:

    Glad you are enjoying the Bones dvd’s. They are one of my favorites! If I think of anything different Shannon could try for a better tasting liquid, I’ll let you know!

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