Monday, November 30, 2009

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

From Vegas........

Good Morning from Vegas,

Well, we survived the night--very restless and not much sleep!

We will keep in touch via Twitter and email from my phone, as we will not have internet after about 6 am here at the hotel. So email or Twitter or text away, and I'll do the same.

Will keep you posted as to where/how we are as soon as we know what's going on today. I'll be calling the other insurance co. as soon as they are open this a.m.

Love to you all, thanks for the hugs! We can feel 'em all the way in Vegas!

What Happens in Vegas------

Well, what happens in Vegas is not always what one has planned! No, we didn't win a big jackpot. Not even close......

We went shopping at a great outlet mall, and then on the way back were in an accident. The good news is that we are both OK, but the bad news is that the truck (DavOd's great red pickup, low miles, perfect condition) is TOTALED! Crapola! Some (dumb) lady pulled out right in front of us from a side street, and David tried to stop, but she ran right into us! I don't think she even looked. Was an awful impact--our airbags deployed and it all scared the daylights out of us both!Anyway, after the police came, gave the other driver a ticket, etc., etc., our poor red truck was towed away, as it is completely undrivable. There we stood-- on the sidewalk, with all our luggage, packages, and gear from the truck piled up. We must have looked like a couple of homeless people, as we were feeling pretty sorry for ourselves about then! Took a cab back to the hotel, and here we are, stranded in Vegas! So NOT the day we had planned!

Spent the entire afternoon on the phone with our insurance agent, filing a claim, etc. We are going to try to get the other ladies' insurance co. to furnish us a car, so we can still drive down to my Mom and Dad's. Or I guess they can just fly us home! If not, Mom and Dad will drive up tomorrow to get us, and we'll fly home from Phoenix.

Sooooo, sorry guys --- no great pictures of the Strip, The Bellagio, or the Faux Eiffel Tower today! (and probably not tommorrow either) We just went downstairs for a bite of dinner, plunked a few more pennies (read: flushed $20.00 away!) in the slots, and are now in our room for the night, we're whupped!

We are feeling a little battered, bruised and tired--but VERY grateful that we are OK, we certainly know that we are very lucky, and it could have been soooo much worse.

Well, on that cheery note (ha!), I'll close. Off to bed for a good night's sleep! Love you all!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We're headed south--off to Vegas for a couple of days, then on to "Cow-Town" (Wickenburg, AZ) to my Mom and Dad's for Thanksgiving.

We got a great deal on a hotel room in Vegas--$20.00 a night! Then---two days later we got a letter in the mail from The Orleans (where we usually stay) for FREE nights! And--they are giving us dining credit$$$, too! Those silly people probably think we are going to gamble away several hundred dollars to make up for our free room--WRONG!! Not Dave and Di--we're really Frugal Fred & Frieda in disguise!

We are taking our new camera, and will be taking lots of pictures. We plan on checking out the conservatory at the Belaggio, the Faux Eiffel Tower, and lots of other Vegas sights. So stay tuned for some pictures!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

That Deb!

Happy Birthday, Dear Deb.

I'll say it again today--where have the years gone??

Oh, I am soooo gonna get killed for this picture--but it's my favorite picture of you! Just couldn't resist.

You are just the bestest friend-- loyal, kind and loving. Thanks for always being there, and loving me just the way I am, many "warts" and all! (Did you watch Mr. Rogers when you were a kid? Did they have that show in Tioga, PA??)

I'll be thinking of you today--all the special, fun and sometimes silly times we have shared, and the many birthdays we have celebrated together over the years. Here's to many, many more!

And--a big Happy Birthday from David, too. We hope you have an absolutely WONDERFUL day!

Lots of love from both of us!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Today is our FAVORITE SON'S birthday! Happy Birthday, dear son.

Where have the years gone?

It seems like just yesterday we brought you home from the hospital. We were so excited and proud that you were our son, and we still are! You have brought so much love and joy into our lives for the past 36 years--thank you for being the wonderful son that you are.

I chose this picture, because it is one of my favorites, and it just seems to capture "you".

It's you--in all your "devilish" sense of fun and humor, but there is always that tender, kind and loving Matt that you keep well hidden. But we know it's there!

We miss you more than we could ever say--

Mom and Dad

PS: Dad just said: Is he really 36?? Are you sure?? He's gone to check my math! Ha! A mother knows these things!