Saturday, May 17, 2008

silly saturdays

This Canadian May long weekend is a scorcher! last May long was a mix of snow/rain/gloom.
In no way am I prepared for this weather. Living on the 4th floor of an apartment complex with no air conditioning...I should have been better prepared. My baby Dex was grumpy indoors, and the only way he fell asleep tonight was with a borrowed fan from a friendly 1st floor neighbor! When the hot sun went down a little, I took my baby to his swing. He loves his swing, and I especially love the tree behind his swing. So we both smile and the heat is now pleasant.
I do need groceries though...something about heat makes me lazy...and somewhat messed in the head. My dinner consisted of Alphagetti...I added toasted mesquite walnuts (gotta have that crunch), Bullseye BBQ sauce (gotta zest things up a tad) and ketchup (can't go wrong with that quality redness). My poor husband...this is the kind of food I pride myself in. Oh well, when we get paid on Tuesday I'll make something a little more complicated!

One thing I'm especially happy about today, my dad brought over a bike for us to use for the summer! TAKE THAT high gas prices!! Now I just need to track down a "chariot" or "baby bike trailer" so I can take Dex on some quality bike rides.
One of my dear friends Jo is always on the go with a new project. She makes chalkboards from scratch for goodness sake! I added this picture of my BENCH so she could get a laugh.

Jo, this is MY project....putting together my child's Noah's Ark inspired park bench! I know I requires a handful of screws and a screwdriver....but ask me if I have those handy? I'm embarrassed to answer. Anyways, hopefully next time you bring your beautiful baby girl by, the bench will be all ready for her to sit on.
Tomorrow, off to Calgary for the long weekend to visit one of my best 76 year old Oma!

Friday, May 16, 2008

behind a paper thin door

wednesday i was getting on the elevator with the stroller 'n Dex after our lovely walk, when I heard loud yelling which caught me off guard . I snooped down the hallway of the apartment complex and stood in front of the door from which the yelling was coming from.
I felt like a snoop, but at the same time, I wanted to make sure no one was getting hurt.
It was a man shouting very loudly at his very quiet and frightened wife. He was yelling and cursing up the ying yang. He was so loud that I wondered why no other neighbors were coming out of their suites and wanting to know what the ruckus was about.
I suddenly heard the woman say in a small timid voice "you're scaring me!", so I took my key, and proceeded to unlock the boiler/laundry room door which was situated directly across from the Yelling Man's suite. I opened and slammed the boiler/laundry room door shut 3 times, very loudly and obnoxiously. My plan worked and right away Yelling Man opened the door of his suite and popped his head out, asking me if I was having a problem with the laundry room door. I told him the only problem I was having was with how loud and rude he was being. I told him that he had woken my baby (wee little bluff) and that living in a building with other people means you have to show respect and not just be YELLING so loud at others! Yelling Man was extremely upset with what I said to him. He told me I have no business talking to him about this, but that I had 2 rights, the first to call the police and the second to call the landlord. (Little does he know I'm a relative of the building owner/manager, so if he would have tried anything I could have him kicked outta there in 2 shakes). He was right about those things and so I didn't put up anymore arguement on my behalf. I was trembling though. He started closing the door of his suite and said "let me show you how to properly close a door" and as I walked away I retorted back "let me show you the proper tone to speak to people with you F*$%-ing LOSER!"

So now I have an enemy within my building. I did not hesitate to call up my trusty landlord and Yelling Man is now getting served with a noise disturbance warning. Plus I realized Yelling Man is the loser who's always smoking weed by our vehicle outside, so he's getting a drug warning too. I hope his poor wife is alright. No one should have to take such verbal abuse!