That’s Incredible!

About a month ago I lost my cell phone at Disneyland on the Haunted Mansion ride. I filed a report with lost and found and they informed me that they usually find things lost on rides and that they would mail it back to me if they found it. I asked that rather than mail it could they just call me since I only live 3.5 miles away. They made a note on my form and I went home to wait. I called a few times and didn’t get much response. So a week later I went down to ask if anyone had any news for me. The clerk told me that, not only did they find it, but it was on it’s way back to me in the mail. I guess no one read those notes. Well, okay…so they’d mail it to me. Fine. After 2 weeks of waiting, I decided to call back to find out what the hold-up was. I was sure that the US Postal service was not quite so slow. I asked them to check the address and surprise, no apartment number. *Sigh*

“Okay, so what will happen when it gets returned to you?”

“We’ll try to figure out why it got returned. Then we may send it out again, or we may call you.”

“Okay, thanks.”

In the mean time my husband is telling me how they will never find it, and certainly won’t go to the trouble of mailing it again if they do find it. I asked one of my students, a Disneyland employee to see if she could get in there and look for me. She tried, but no luck. It wasn’t there. So I finally relented and decided to shop for another phone. All the while telling everyone, “You know as soon as I buy a new phone my old one will show up in the mail, I am sure of it!” But we went shopping anyway and as I soon found out, the whole cell phone game is a total scam. The cheesey little phone I had cost $129.00, and it is soooooo nothing special, so obviously anything that would be considered cool was upwards of $200.00! Sheesh!

So last weekend my parents were here visiting and I told them the story of my lost phone. My mom said she would gladly send me her old phone, then I would not have to sell my kidneys to buy a replacement. So thankfully as soon as she got home she dropped it off in the mail. It landed in my mailbox on Thursday afternoon, one month to the day after I lost my phone.

I decided to call Disneyland one last time, before I went to go buy a new SIM card for my recycled phone. I even noted to the clerk who answered, “It’s been a month, so this will probably be the last time I call.” He asked if I had called in about it before and I had to giggle at that one. I filled him in on what I supposed had happened, so he offered to go look through their returned mail. So I sat on hold listening to a variety of Disney standards (including Bibity-bobity-boo). When he returned, he uttered the unthinkable, “Andrea, I’ve got it.”

“You’re kidding!” I said in disbelief.

I asked him to hold it for me and scurried down to the Happiest Place on Earth, where I was finally reunited with my phone! Un-believeable.

And like I said, all I needed to do was get another phone.

Now I have a back-up 🙂

Heat Wave

Well, this weekend I was ready to melt into a little Ong puddle because it was so darn hot. I couldn’t believe the heat. Luckily, it has cooled down considerably. My parents were visiting over the weekend and I had a great time with them as I most always do. However, the timing of their visit and the heat wave seem to coincide perfectly. In fact, it was cooler last night than it has been for the last 4 days… coincidence? Hmmm. My parents might be like warm weather lightning rods… they just draw it to them.

Hot Days

You know, I only have so much time left before my world gets crazy again. So now I am starting to panic. My neat little list of summer goals has not been properly reduced by active accomplishing as I hoped it would. I’ve jumped into the wonderful world of filing which could take me the rest of my natural born life, it seems. We haven’t really filed anything in the last 5 years or so. Eeshk. It’s amazing how much crap you acquire. and now I am sifting through our old files and saying to myself, “I don’t even need this anymore” to a good 40% of the papers I touch. Ah well, what a way to enjoy the heat. If it weren’t so damn hot I’d say let’s have a bon fire.

In other news, Manda came over last night. It was quite enjoyable. We ate and played Monopoly, which I must say, I have never in my life finished a game until last night. Manda was the big winner, but she was very nice when I didn’t have any money to pay her.

Car for Sale

Well, I am trying to sell my car, in order that I might get a new one. I’ve never really liked my car, and our tax man is telling us that it would be good for a write off. So I showed my car to a prospective buyer today and just felt a twinge of sadness. My little car has been good to me and there really is nothing wrong with it. Well, we will see what happens. I guess I have driven it for longer than I have any car yet. and I’ve had… (counting) …5.


I’ve gotten a lot done in the last few days. I always like that feeling. Hopefully, if I stay on top of things, I can wrap up my summer goals before my fall semester begins.

I registered for my classes yesterday. 3 classes, 3 days a week, but I think it’s going to be a fun semester. And since I only have 2 left, that makes it even better. Still need to check that out for sure.

Oh well, time to get back to it.

War of the Worlds

Hubby and I ventured out to the movies last night after yet another long weekend of cleaning things out. (Side note: we’ve gotten so much done and gotten rid of tons of crap. Other crap that we would like to keep has moved into its own home at a local mini-storage. God Bless whoever thought of mini-storage.) So as a little bit of fun amid a lot of work, we went to the movies. War of the Worlds was every bit as intense as everyone said it was. The cinematography was breathtaking, and the doom was well conveyed thoughout the film. As a matter of fact, I felt myself whispering, “No, no, no…” quite a bit.

There were some unanswered tid bits and inconsistencies as far as continuity goes, which really didn’t bother me too much. The really big downer for me was the complete and utter lack of story. The treatment could have read: The aliens show up, they kill us, then die. I found it shocking how very little happened with the characters and the plot. Of course, I didn’t notice that until afterward, so maybe that should be commended. Mr. Speilberg held my attention for 2+ hours without my noticing the lack of plot.

Friday Again? So Soon?

I’m glad. Fridays are great! The term is beginning to wind down, which is good. I like getting to the end of it. I also got an idea of what I will be teaching next term. It looks like video and a lot of it. So that’s good too. It’s tough when you have to switch back and forth between principles.

Workin’ it

Well, hubby and I are getting closer and closer to having our dream office. Well, maybe not dream, but it’s waaaay cool. It all started with our lovely little friends convincing us to buy a couple of desks we had been eyeing. And that was all she wrote. We were resigned to spend the entire weekend cleaning out our junkroom/office. Now that we are almost finished, I cannot believe how much stuff we had packed into that room. We got rid of so much! And we still ended up decideing that we need to get a permanent storage unit. It was tough, but man does it feel nice to have a clean, uncluttered place to work.