Friday, August 27, 2010

Summer of Suck

We had a great time at the family dinner and the drive-in. I loved Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. We ended up staying to watch Dinner for Schmucks. We were going to leave, but I convinced Adam that we should stay and give it a chance. I was surprised at how much we ended up liking it. Whoever was responsible for making the commercials for that movie should be fired.

We got home around 1:30 AM. We are taking care of our neighbor's fish and getting their mail all week while they are on vacation. We had left for the dinner right after I finished work so I hadn't had a chance to go over there yet. I went when we got home and walked into a horror show. I won't share what I saw, but it was bad. I had nightmares about it all night.
The water is starting to look murky and let's just say they can't get home soon enough. I am scared to walk in that house again. It's really awkward because we don't know them that well and we have killed at least two fish. Maybe more depending on what I find at 5:30 today.

Anyway, after we dealt with the fish situation yesterday, we finally left for the waterpark. As we drove closer, the sky got darker.

When we got there, it was 68 degrees out and dark skies. We debated on whether it would be worth spending $40 to go in. We decided this was our only chance for the rest of the summer so we would go and make the best of it.

You may recall in my last post I said my favorite part about the waterpark was the deep end of the wave pool. We headed straight there and saw a sign saying: Deep End Closed. Uhm....WHAT? What do you mean closed? It's not like a ride that broke down. Why is it closed? We got in and as we went deeper we saw a rope going across so nobody could go into the deep end. I was pissed. We stood there with some of the most obnoxious unsupervised middle-school aged children for about a half hour and then decided to go to the lazy river. We went around it three times and then went home.

On the way home, I got a tweet sent to my phone that my sister wrote. It said my grandpa was starting hospice care. That was news to me.

We stopped at Best Buy so Adam could use a gift card he got for this birthday. A fire started. Two fire trucks, a couple ambulances, and a bunch of police cars came. I told Adam we needed to go home because clearly some bad luck was following us around.

My mom went to the nursing home and signed DNR paperwork for my grandpa this morning.

I do have to give this summer credit, it continues to find new and interesting ways to suck.

We have our home visit from our social worker tomorrow. Fingers crossed for no disasters.

Is it Fall yet?


  1. Holy cow - who knew fish could be so scary?

    Sorry about your grandfather.

    Here's hoping that you got all the bad mojo out of the way and things will be easy-peasy from here on out...

  2. Oh Lisa, I'm sorry. Although I wouldn't be too hard on yourself in regards to your neighbors fish. Obviously they didn't think clearly enough when considering having others look after their fish. If they can't be courteous enough to clean the tank before they leave - its not your fault, nor is it your responsibility to clean said tank.

    I'm sorry about your Grandpa. (((HUGS)))

    I hope the home visit goes well.

  3. Oh and Scott Pilgrim was awesome!!!

  4. I am so sorry about your grandpa. And yes, Scott Pilgrim was awesome! I hope your end of summer/ fall gets better soon...

  5. Sorry about your Grandpa. :( That stuff never gets easy.

    I think you are due for some good luck! Maybe the fall will be better then you can imagine! :)

  6. No Whammies! No Whammies! No Whammies!!! GO!

    (Thinking of you)

  7. Getting that bad luck out of the way foretells of a great fall.

    Sorry about your grandfather.