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Washington, D.C. I love you! BUT, I could never live there, because EVERYTHING is so expensive! How in the world do people make ends (finances) meet over there?!

I've been home since last Saturday, and I took so many wonderful pics! I ran like crazy all over the place, trying to visit as many places of interest as possible. I'll soon be making graphics out of them for the website I've been working on for over a year now. Why has it taken me so long? Because this site will have way over 1,000 pages, and for just about every page, I've made my own special graphics.

I've been so very busy, both at home, and at my job since I returned from Washington.

I found one of my cats splattered on the street a few houses from my own. It was one of my white ones, and I literally had to scrape him/her off the pavement with a shovel. The only part that wasn't run over was the head. It was so sad!

I now have 2 more dogs, which makes a total of 12 dogs!! My brother drove from California to drop them off, because the apartment he's renting won't allow pets. Remember when I told you one of my brother's had lost his home? Well, he's the one. I'll try and show you pics of both Jerry and Oscar as soon as possible.

A horrible thing happened to three of my gumball machines. Let me tell you! A few days before the HORROR happened; I had placed them all on top of my piano so I could take a picture of them. You all know how crazy I am about gumball machines, right?! Well, I had just gone to Sam's to buy some stuff, and when I got home, I asked my brother to bring the stuff in. He did, but he left the front door wide open, and one of my WILD cats got in. When Jerry and Oscar saw him/her, the started barking and running after it. The cat clawed on to my curtains, then jumped on top of my piano, then it jumped off, and three of my gumball machines came crushing to the floor. There were hundreds of gumballs and glass all over the floor. He then jumped on top of the Tiffany lamp Norma had given me as a gift, but I ran and caught it in time! My heart is broken, because I love my gumball machines an awful lot. There was a 4th gumball machine that was the baby of the gumball family. It was about 2 inches tall, including the little stand. How sad!!

I've already taught Jerry and Oscar not to bother Davy and Dolly, my indoor cats, by spanking them with an envelope when they start growling at them.

Oh, and my little Jewely and Panchito get very jealous when I start hugging and kissing Jerry and Oscar, and especially now, that I put them on the sofa to sleep with me. When I go to bed, I'm covered by 4 dogs, and 2 cats!

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Apr. 18th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
It occurred to me that you were, in fact, in time for the Cherry Blossom festival. I've seen them in bloom, too; aren't they just gorgeous?
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
the parade
That's one of the main reasons I choose to go when I did. Oh yes, they are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. I took many pics of the parade, too!

I'll try and post a few pics here soon.
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about DC being so expensive. I love that town but unless I was a crooked lawyer or politician/lobbiest, it is much too expensive for me.
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Beautiful city, but outrageously expensive! I just can't understand how they can afford to live there.
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Welcome home
I am very glad you were there for the Cherry Blossom Festival, I marched in that parade twice while in my High School band and then at the Nixon-Agnew Ignauguration. I do hope you also got over to the Vietnam Memorial and the WWII Memorial. They alone are worth the trip.

I am glad though that you are safe back home. Question though is it possible that you can get replacement domes for the gumball machines? Maybe from the company? I hope the matal bases were not dammaged too badly.

Rest and recover from the jetlag and the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Oh yes Tracy and I got married early so her Mom could be a part of it. She passed within the week after watching our vows in her hospital room.
Apr. 18th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: Welcome home
There were so many pink blossoms. I’m still seeing pink! :o)

I made it a point to go for sure to the Vietnam and WWII Memorial. You'll see the pics very soon.

I threw everything away. All the gumball machines were purchased for just a few bucks at the 2nd hand store I shop at. I'll continue looking out for them so I can replace the ones that were broken.

I am grateful that I didn't lose two of my most favorite; my Scooby-Doo gumball machine, and the one that's for my 4-legged babies little dog bones. It has a big plastic bone as a handle to get the bone treats out. I'll post a pic of all of them, including these two favorites I've mentioned.

I'm so happy that you and Tracy decided to tie the knot! I wish you both all the happiness in the world!

Why was she in the hospital?!
Love you Sweet Pie.
Apr. 18th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome home
Her Mom had Cirrosis of the liver, vericees, and reduced kidney output. I feel she may have had a minor heart attack near he end as well but no autopsy was performed so we will never know.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome home
Poor little thing. But now she's resting peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord!
Apr. 18th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Heh. I don't consider DC to be all that expensive. Of course, I grew up in its suburbs AND I'm comparing it with NYC, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. Expensive cities, all. ;-)
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Things are so much more less expensive here. There's no way I'd make it financially in D.C.! :o)
Apr. 18th, 2009 09:01 am (UTC)

*hugs you tight*

Poor kitty... And poor gumball machines!

Good to see you back, though :D
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
I've lost count as to how many of my cats have been run over by cars, or just never came back home, and I've always known why.

Sending you lots of hugs and love!
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