Friday, July 14, 2006

It's Friday----- I know, I's been so long since I've posted something here. Things here have been crazy busy. I think we are on a downside for now, so I thought I'd post something for everyone. We lost power last night. Man, do I really hate that. I can live without everything but my fan/air conditioner. I need that so I can sleep at night. So needless to say, I didn't sleep well. Thank goodness it's back on and it's getting cooler in the house. Work is going. This past Sunday we put on an appreciation day for our carriers at this great place on the water. It was really cool, but alot of work. I thought putting on one of our parties here is alot of work. But this went over the top. But well worth it. The carriers have been working so hard out in the field and it was a way for the company to say, thanks. They gave away so many awesom raffle prizes to them. The biggest thing they gave away was a 32" LCD flat screen tv. You know, the ones that you mount on your wall. It was so cool. Not to mention, a computer, laptop, cameras, box seats at O's games and so much other goodies. There were games, face paintings and so much other things going on that day. Just like a little mini carnival without the rides. What a day to remember. And I have you all knew that, right? Other than that, we have been working on our patio getting it ready for the big summer birthday party here. Tricia and I just threw a baby shower here this past weekend for her helper for scouts. That went very well. Nothing like opening your house to a bunch of people that you don't even know. Planning and setting up a party. And this was the day before our big party for work. We were so out of it come the day after. Yesterday I had the pleasure of going down into the city to run through a route to make sure the paper work was ok for the carrier that has it. And let me tell you, it was such an eye opener. I see all of the pics on tv and in the papers of this area, but nothing is more of an eye opener til you go see it in person. So many living in poverty. I would drive on one block and there would only be 3 houses (row homes) that someone lived in and the rest were all boarded up. People hanging out on the street corners, trash every where not to mention all of the broken glass and what nots in the streets. Then you would go over to the next street, and the homes were very well kept. Painted, flowers and the streets were clean. My heart went out for those people. Knowing that they have to live there because either they can't move because of MONEY, or they won't get enough for their houses because of the area. Not to mention that they probably live in fear of someone breaking into their house to get items/money. It's a drug infested area. And from what I'm told, this is not the worst area that I have to do this in. I have been told that our carriers get mugged, robbed, held at gun point/knife, shot at, have to deal with the rats and other things that go bump in the night. So needless to say, I commend all of them that have to deal with this on a daily basis just so our customers get their morning paper to read. So if you haven't tipped you carrier lately, please do. They deserve it. Some of them work in unplorable conditions. And if your paper is like ours, we run 365 days a year. No matter what the weather conditions are. So my big news lately is that I made the PAPER HOUSE PRODUCTIONS design team. This was so cool. And I really didn't think I would, but I did. Thanks PH, I can't wait to start working with everyone on the team... Here are some things that I have made lately. Nothing special, but some things. Not much scrapping/designing going on here in my room, but summer is almost over,. So I see it getting alittle busier the last 4 layouts are for the design team, Crop Addicts that I'm on. What a great place. Not to mention the kits that she has every month. They are awesom. And I so enjoy getting them every month to create things with. Thanks Debbie and Michon. Love the kits. I hope everyone has had a great summer so far. Try to stay cool and safe!!! Hugs from a very muggy Charm City