Monday, June 21, 2010

When All Else Fails, There's Ice Cream

It's been a hectic Monday. By this morning, we realized our girl, Honey, was not feeling good. She only ate about a quarter of her breakfast, and that was after not eating last night either. Honey is getting older, she's about 11.

We talked it over and decided to take her in to the vet. We dropped her off and they said they would call us in a couple of hours. The vet called and said she wanted to do some x-rays, run some lab work, and see if she could tell what was going on. Fine. She also indicated that all of the testing would add up to about $675.

I gulped and said, "well, uh, okay" because what are you going to do, right? The vet called back and said that mostly the x-rays looked okay, but there was one very small place that she wanted to have the radiologist look at tomorrow. Okay, now I am already getting a really bad feeling over this, but the vet said, "Don't worry too much, because it may be nothing." And of course, you really hope you just spent $675 for nothing!

Still, it is cheaper than flying to Tahiti isn't it? We toss Harry in the wagon and went to pick Honey up. She was very happy to see us, and we took them to the Park for a half hour or so. Then we took them to see the Encinal High School Jet Airplane here in Alameda. Harry and Honey thought that was pretty cool. I thought it was too.

Since we were on kind of a military kick, we drove over the the former Naval Air Station and looked around. (Alex's aircraft carrier, the Carl Vinson, had been stationed at Alameda NAS.)

We showed the kids the hanger where Alex's unit used to work, but they found that kind of boring. So we drove over to look at the USS Hornet. This sight is not in the least boring! Even Honey perked up and wanted to take a closer look.

This carrier has been turned into a museum. I've never been aboard, but Alex and his friends have all taken tours. The Hornet is haunted. That's why I'm not going on it. (Ghosts can follow you home totally and you are never sure until it's too late.)

I made Alex pull over so I could show Harry and Honey the ugliest paint I've ever seen on a house. I hope the people didn't mind me taking this picture. I don't even think they saw me. Tell the truth now, who in their right mind would paint a house "Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly?"

In the photo it looks Pepto Pink, but it's really lavender. Very strange. Pepto pink is a strange color for a house as well.

After the little sightseeing jaunt, we took Harry and Honey home to rest. We went for ice cream without them. It's all good.

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