Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We are slowing down...

Wow - Seems like we really aren't blogging as often as we should. I suppose that is because we are the phone with each other instead. So... I really know nothing. People think I am strange that I washed the basement floor before the Culligan man came yesterday. And speaking of the Culligan man, Jeff reports that he was here for over 1/2 hour with tool box in hand. I am pretty sure the main problem was the fact that we didn't have any salt... Anyhow, I heard it generate last night, but the water was still pretty gross this morning. I am sure that is because we need to use up what is in the water heater/pipes first. I have high hopes for tomorrow. I don't know how Katie can handle having hard water at school - a person can't even work up a lather in the shower! Yucko!

Other than that, I know very little. Sick of snow and cold and rain. Am hoping against hope that the weather is decent for Sunday, so we don't have to worry about water proofing Katie's belongings. Boo!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

College 101

With less than a month left of school, you would think that people would be smarter...but no! Apparently playing football in the dorm is a good idea? But when it hits the sprinkler and sets off the fire alarm and sends gallons of water everywhere, it may not be such a good idea. The "Flood Refugees" are now on the lounge. Sad, but funny...since it's not me.

One thing that I learned this year...it took awhile to realize...is that the toilet paper problem is solved. Since we were always the ones refilling it, we have decided to go in their room when they are gone and take their t.p. to refill. Voila!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Creepy Crawlie

I worked last night at the Community Center. All in all, it was a fairly boring night. One odd thing - a guy that had been in the library ended up moving to the lobby of the Community Center after the library closed. He had three different computers in various states of assembly that he set up on a table and said he was going to be working there for awhile. I have seen this guy once before, and my radar went crazy. I have no idea who he is, but I have that kind of gut feeling that he is dangerous. The last time I saw him, he wanted me to unlock the library because he had left his gloves in there and it was closed. I immediately told him I didn't have a key for the library and could not help him. The real reason I didn't help him out is that I did not feel safe going into the dark library with this person I didn't know. So - last night I was already leery of him, but the Hispanic soccer players were in the gym and I was not alone. That is, until they all left at 9:00 and then this spooky guy was the only person in the building with me. I was creeped out! I made sure I sat at a table with my back to the wall, because for some reason, I could see him coming up behind me with a mouse cord and choking me to death. I had even pre-dialed Jeff's phone number so that all I had to do was hit the Talk button if I felt threatened. (yeah - I know, but at least he could call 911 and tell them where I was; if you dial 911 on a cell phone, you get the nearest State Patrol office, which is in Owatonna). Anyway, he finally packed up his stuff and left, and I made sure to lock the doors right behind him. I don't want to go through that again! I could have called the police to do a walk through, but I figured since he was the only person in the building, it would look pretty obvious. But then again, I have always heard you should trust your gut instinct. Weird...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Is She Gorgeous or What?

I love this photo of Katie. What I think is so funny is that she is trying on her roommates glasses to see if they look good on her. I asked her later if the thickness of the bows impeded her peripheral vision, and she replied that she didn't know because she really couldn't see due to her roommate's prescription. I am assuming that she took the photo, and then put on her own glasses to see what the photo looked like! Funny! Now we have to go shopping for new eyeglasses. I suppose that is OK, because it has become very apparent to me that I need bifocals. Can you spell O-L-D A-G-E?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

It's The Thought That Counts...Yeah Right!

We have had problems all year with our suitemates, who we share our bathroom with. They never clean the bathroom and they are the ones that leave it a mess. Their hair is everywhere and I know that it's not mine because it's not red. Last semester we made a schedule for bathroom cleaning, which did absolutely nothing. I made a sign yesterday telling them to clean the bathroom. Well, I had to use the bathroom and I was mad because they locked the door and never unlocked it. I had to get my key and when I opened the door, I noticed a clean bathroom. Actually, it wasn't and still isn't clean, but I knew they "cleaned" it because the bleach smell is overpowering. It still smells this morning, but to me it smells like urine. Some say it's the thought that counts, but in this case, I don't think so. Problem not solved.