Hard to believe it’s already October.   And that Little Dude’s birthday is coming up in just 3-1/2 weeks, followed by Princess Nagger’s birthday 13 days later, followed by Thanksgiving 13 days after that,  followed by my birthday 11 days later, and one more blink of an eye and it’s Christmas!

I seriously need this ride called life to slow down a bit so I can catch my breath.  Maybe next year.  Meanwhile, being Basement Dwellers seems to make time speed by too – or maybe it’s because we go for long drives and run multitudes of errands just to get out of the basement for a spell. 

I might need an intervention, though – we make a daily trip to our favorite coffee shack where we’ve become regulars, and they’ve gotten me hooked on a Seahawk’s Mocha with white coffee.  At least once a day I’m totally in heaven.  Just sayin’.

Still waiting to hear about the hubby’s interview – the president said he’d hear either way by last Friday, but the HR person said it’d be by the end of this week.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought the HR person is a little more knowledgeable about hiring dates than a pres.  So as far as I’m concerned, no news is good news.  And I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.

One of the things the hubby is getting acclimated to in this part of the world is it seems the parking spaces are a bit narrower than they are out East. I’m thinking it’s because there are more compacts out here per ratio than the bigger vehicles that seem prominent out there. Or it’s just people need to learn how to park out here. Case in point:


What was funny is there was another van in the opposite space similar to the van that was parked next to the hubby’s car – also parked crooked with their back tire on the line:


Yes, I’m easily amused, why do you ask?

Speaking of being easily amused… Every time I see this stack of cat food, I read it as “Attack Cat!” instead of what it really says:


Wouldn’t that give you pause (or maybe even ‘paws’) if you were to stroll by it in the store?  I think it adds to the brain decipher with the cartoon image of a cat pouncing.

Speaking of giving you pause… They hubby and I were driving and spied this motel sign:


Here, let’s get a little closer so you can spot what we did:


Apparently there’s an ‘e’ in ‘Monthly’ I didn’t know existed.  Did you?  Maybe Monthley Rates are even better than Monthly Rates, you think?

This is the best pumpkin pie I’ve seen yet:


Get it?

Being Basement Dwellers has its perks – a few nights a week my mom does all the cooking.  I think with all of us kids grown and out on our own for so many years, it has some sentimental value for her to cook for more than just she and my dad again.  At least that’s my assumption – she could be wishing and hoping we’ll be moving out soon so she can relax again and not subject herself to so much work.

The non-perk-y mode of being a Basement Dweller is that we are all four in the same space – which makes it near impossible to get anything done on my computer.  That issue is compounded with the whole “now you see it…now you don’t!” aspect of the internet connection. 

Later today I’ll be relocating their wireless router – my dad having it stashed inside his desk is the main cause for the intermittent connection we suffer way down in the basement (ya think?!).  We’ll get it squared away – or I’ll just sneak into his office and move it when he’s not looking so as not to upset the apple cart.  Heh.

That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome – random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.



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And one for my non-wino friends:


I’m also linking up with two stellar ladies, Shawn and Impulsive, the lovely hosts of Talk To Us Tuesday.  Although we might have to start ragging on them, because as of this posting, they haven’t posted anything for six weeks!  Slackers.

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  1. Okay, now I’ve got to know what a Seahawks Mocha with white coffee is! I bet your mom’s loving having you all there. I have to say, I’d be getting pretty crazy all living in the basement there, but it might be worth it to have somebody else do some of the cooking!
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  2. LOL; pumpkin pi! That’s a good one. I also cannot believe it is October… and already eight days in! I did say I needed to make it through October and most of November, money-wise, so if it is going quickly, I guess I can’t complain.
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  3. I could never live in my mother’s basement. That has to be difficult. Hopefully your stealth move of the router will put an end to the internet access issues.
    Fingers crossed that your old house finds the perfect buyer sooner rather than later. Good luck to Hubby on the job too!
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  4. Now, that “Pumpkin Pie” is rather clever, I must say!! 😉

    We were all at my mom’s for dinner on the weekend, and she made a roast beef dinner with all the fixins. When we sat down to eat, she had a huge smile on her face. She said, “I don’t remember the last time I cooked a meal like this!” I think our Moms do enjoy it 🙂

  5. I linked up yesterday, but forgot to read your post which means I didn’t leave a comment. *slap forehead* I think people all over the country, no matter where you are can’t park a car. If there is a space only small enough to squeeze a mini coop in that’s closer to the store, and a SUV driver comes along and wants that spot, then by golly that SUV will occupy it. It doesn’t matter if the driver can get out his/her door or not. In fact, I wonder how some people manage that. That’s why DH will park as far away from the store as possible so our vehicle does not have to be subjected to near misses. However, sometimes we get a surprise when we come back to our car to find another vehicle right beside ours and there are dozens and dozens of spaces open far from ours. Go figure, right?

    I guess the person doing the lettering on the motel sign didn’t have “spellcheck” on. lol Actually spellcheck has made people very lazy, including me. However, I do reference the dictionary several times each day.

    BTW, I love the pumpkin pi display! Someone is very creative. 🙂

    Happy RTT on Wednesday!
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