Sunset on Pensacola Beach

Monday, February 24, 2014

Beep, beep, beep

Saturday night I am trying to go to sleep at midnight and hearing beep, beep, beep.....not continuous.   A few beeps and then it stops for a period of five or ten minutes.   Then the beeps happen again.

       Well, of course your mind goes to the smoke alarms but all batteries were just changed two weeks prior to that evening.  So I looked and listened, listen and looked and came up with nothing.   Time to see if Dad can help - "Dad, I know you have been asleep for 1 1/2 hours but wake up please and help me search for the beep, beep, beep."   He got up with a confused stare on his face but understood the basic problem.   We looked for at least 30 minutes and found nothing.  Finally anything that was electronic was removed from the room.  Quiet.   Ahhhhhh......finally.   Off to bed he went and I was about to get into bed and beep, beep, beep AGAIN.   REALLY!? 
 I look under the bed this time and see a says ATT..........and it is beeping.  Cords are attached to it and I have no idea what it is doing there or why it is beeping.  "Dad, I need you again please."   I said please oh so nicely.  (It is now 1:00am.)   We figure out it is a battery back up for ATT UVERSE but WHY is it beeping? I get my IPAD and research quickly and understand that the beeping can mean a number of things.  What would happen if we unplugged it?  Would we loose our phone, internet, and tv.  We tried unplugging it and lost the phone, tv, and internet.   We unplugged it anyway because sleep is so much more important, especially since it is now 1:25.
I called ATT right away Monday morning and they are sending someone out tomorrow morning.

    Here is my final question:
This is the beeping culprit.  Why would it be put UNDER a bed?  

This brings me to another short story.   My Grandma Ronschke had a great imagination.  One morning my Mom stopped over and she told Mom there was an alien in her house last night.  (The smoke alarm was beeping.)  Mom explained about the smoke alarm.   Can you imagine going all night thinking an alien from another planet is in your house?  Ah......that was my grandmother.

I give french horn lessons to a talented french horn player named Hannah.  She and he Mom gave me tulips the other day.   So made me think of Indiana springtime.  Oh, and Hannah played her solo at the solo and ensemble contest on Saturday and got a first.  Congratulations Hannah!

When we were at Disney World a few weeks ago, we had some problems getting to EPCOT because of the monorail not working and some construction also in the way.   I wrote a short note when I got home - very positive, in hopes that they could help other people in the same situation save time that we lost.  SURPRISE!  A wonderful lady called and offered us tickets to go into the park again - free!!  Thank you Disney World!   So we are returning soon.  The best part is that I will get to see Kathy and Terry Cox and also the Flower and Garden show.   I am excited.

Kacey again will stay at Best Friends kennel at Disney - right on Disney property.  It worked out so well last time that I do not worry about leaving her there again.  She will be minutes away from us and it is Disney World, after all.  They gave her a little report card and she did so well.    I am a proud Ma-ma.

Good things happening!
  1. Mom is feeling so much better.  You can tell just on her face alone that she has more energy.
  2. Dad's cardiology appointment went great!  
  3. We are watching the pool temperature slowly rise.  I am waiting until it hits 75 degrees and then I will be ready to try it.
  4. Ron is no longer traveling to downtown Gary to work.   He occassionally had to go to the Gary bank, sometimes in the middle of the night, and we worried about him.
  5. Dave is great - snow and cold has kept teachers and students out of school many days so they will have make-up days to do.  Hope he can make spring break down here.
  6. I took my Kacey to the vet for a check up and she does have an ear infection but otherwise is very healthy.   Love my Kacey!
  7. I have talked to various family members lately and everyone is doing just fine.  That is always wonderful news to hear.   
Take care all and Spring is coming.......

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's a Beachy Sort of Day

Today was very sunny and close to 70 degrees in the sun so Dad and I decided to walk on the beach for awhile.   People were sunbathing, looking for shells, and walking along the shore but NO ONE was in the water past their knees.  The water temperature is 60 degrees right now.  Much warmer than Lake Michigan but still chilly to the skin.

I think the seagulls were enjoying the sunny day.   Maybe they heard the next couple of days call for rain.

There goes Dad down the beach for a walk.  How far do you think he gets before stopping to talk to someone? 

You can hardly call these waves - so calm and peaceful.  The water is also very clear so if the water was warmer, it would be great to go out a ways looking for shells.

The lifeguard hut seems lonely.   Still a month before the lifeguards return to their duties.   

I love these little footprints on the beach.  What is the saying?  "Leave only your footprints/"  

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I love this picture with the silhouettes of people fishing.   This pier is the longest in the Gulf of Mexico and usually they take the long walk out toward the end to fish but today they were fishing closer to shore and catching quite a bit.

Here comes Dad back from his walk.  Or should I say his talk.   He found someone down from Minnesota to talk to and spent most of his time talking away.  By the way, we are at the Navarre Beach here.

His beach hat.

Look who flew up to us to say good-bye as we left.

What does 31 mean?   That is how long - in months- that we have lived in Gulf Breeze.  So many memories have been made and so many to make.  It has been awhile since I have done a blog post so here are some other bits of news that I can add.

  • Mom has had a very bad cough and cold but after 8 days, she is getting better.  We were getting a little worried about her for awhile there.
  • I have a little sniffle.  Wonder where that came from?
  • The ice storm that hit the panhandle did lots of damage to palms.  It will be interesting to see what comes out of it and which plants will die off.
  • My brother Ron was hit by a hit-and -run driver a couple weeks ago and quite a bit of damage was done to his car but he is not injured.  
  • Getting ready for Solo and Ensemble at Gulf Breeze.   May I say I enjoy it so much more not being one of the directors?!   Lots less stress.   
  • Saw FROZEN.  I love FROZEN.
  • Olympics are in their first week and I so enjoy sitting down and watching them in the evening. TV programming is terrible so the Olympics give us something else to watch.
Enough for now - I think I will take my Kleenex and go to bed.  Take care all!!