Friday, June 18, 2010

Whee!

This was a hard shot to get. There's always that beat between pushing the "take the picture" button and the camera actually taking the shot. I have tons of pictures of the moment right after what I wanted to take. This time I got it though. Looking at it now it sure seems like Georgie's got a big one for his body size, doesn't it? That's one hung dog right there. Nutless sure, but hung nonetheless.

I'm so proud of Serge. He had a repairman come out for the refrigerator and was told it'd be $375 to repair (all the gas leaked out and it needs a new evaporator) and though he really, really wanted a new one, he okayed the repair. We have to wait until the beginning of next week though.

For now, we are living out of an ice chest. Each day we "make" a block of ice in the freezer and then put it in the camping cooler. Thrifty as I am, I suggested we just forego a fridge and make ice for the coolers for our milk and whatnot. Isn't that what they did a long time ago? Isn't that why we sometimes call it an icebox? Works just fine. Serge mocked me derisively when I suggested that.

Today is my last day of work for the summer! And it's a cake day too, we are just going out to lunch for the last class. Dim sum too! Then a little paperwork and I'm free free free! I have submitted an application for unemployment though I don't know if I'll be approved. I'm on the fence about it. If I do get it, I'll have to prove that I'm looking for work, but really I just want to take the two and a half months off and enjoy it. We'll see what happens. No fabulous cruises or jaunts to Europe this summer, but I do have a couple things planned. My annual summer visit to California is on, with side trips to San Fran (to see baby brother) and Las Vegas for a couple days. I was sent an invite from the Venetian to stay free in a suite plus $75 in free slot play. They are gonna lose money on me, but they don't know that yet. Then when I get back from there, Serge and I are gonna take a road trip for a few days up to Lac Saint Jean, Charlevoix and Quebec City. Then in August we're going to meet friends for a weekend in Ogunquit Maine, a state I've never visited. So lot's of things going on, I don't see how I can look for a job too : )

Let the summer vacation begin!

17 comments:

Rick said...

Sounds like a fun-filled summer for someone whose not doing a lot of traveling.

Hit me up when you're in Ogunquit - it's a hop, skip and jump from me.

Peter said...

Enjoy your time off, before you know it you're back on the treadmill. *wink*

Anonymous said...

How to handle the employment office people:Never go to a place that may be hiring,call first. Then go and fill out an application. It impresses the hell out of them and lets them know you're trying.
One time they called me in to offer job training only to inform me that there was no money to pay for job training but they were required to offer it to me even though it doesn't exist, huh? Ted

Anonymous, too said...

Sounds like lots of things are looking up! Be sure to play "School's Out" on the stereo or iPod this afternoon.

Mark My Words said...

How dare Serge mock you for such resourcefulness.

I'm all giddy about summer vacations too. H and I have no big travel plans either, just some short road trips here and there.

Nick UK said...

Happy Holidays.

Does having an ad in the paper offering lessons, count as actively looking for work?

Mel said...

Okay, if you're going to be in Ogunquit, then you have to come visit - only about 25 min away. In fact, you'll probably be driving within a few miles of us to get there/head home.

rjjs8878 said...

Sound like a fun filled summer. Enjoy the time off!

dr. mo said...

I can tell you from experience that all you need to do in QC to be "looking for work" is say so on your application. However, I should also tell you that if you go out of town for more than a day or two, you MUST tell them and they will make a deduction from your benefit for the days you are away. If you don't tell them, when they find out (and they will; a friend had a nasty experience on this), they will not only claw it back but fine you and then make it extremely hard to sign on ever again.

Having said that: yay vacay!

Rox said...

Woohoo for Serge coming to his senses! A repair is good news!

"My dog is hung" you are funny! My dog is not hung. In fact, he's a shrinky dink. We are kind of twisted.

GayProf said...

Sigh -- Still no interest in Decaying Midwestern Urban Center?

Yay for repairable fridge.

Blobby said...

Oooh. Vegas.

One of my oldest and bestest friends is moving there in 10 days. I'd have you meet him, but I don't need him telling stories about me.

dirkmancuso said...

Georgie is so adorable.

I'm totally feeling like The Fella and I need to get that dog he's been salivating over...

anne marie in philly said...

what an exciting life you three lead - mine is f-ing dull and boring in comparison! I haz a jealous!

-Tony- said...

Good thing you're heading out so you won't have to "make" a block of ice for your milk for a while! Does your hung pooch get to go too?

Patricia said...

Your summer travel plans sound lovely to me. I've never been to Maine either, but I can only imagine how I'd gorge myself on the seafood. I also want to visit, just so I can pretend to pick up the accent and pahk my cah in the yahd.

Never in a hundred years would I have noticed Georgie's business. I do, however, notice that Indi has taken to hiking her leg at trees once in a while. She has issues.

truthspew said...

Reminds me of the joke about the woman who was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp.

She polished it clean and out pops a genie.

The genie grants the woman one wish and she tells the genie "I want you turn the cat into a handsome young man."

Poof - the cat turns into an absolutely gorgeous young man.

The young man saunters up to the woman, and whispers in her ear "Now aren't you sorry you had me neutered?"