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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's all water under the bridge, er floor.

While David and I were away, the water came out to play.
We came home to a vicious leak in the "craft corner" downstairs.  Water was all over the ceiling and coming down the walls.  It was devastating...
We turned off the AC upstairs, thinking it was the cause of the leak.  We assumed the AC had frozen up and the overflow tray had, well...overflowed.
We started to get ready for bed after a really long day of flights and picking up doggies and kiddos and as David reached under the bathroom sink to get his face wash and other bedtime necessities, he opened the drawer to find his belongings literally FLOATING in water!  The sink had been slowly leaking and had filled his top two drawers with water and as the drawers overflowed, the water trickled out of both sides of our double vanity.
The 100+ year old wooden floors are ruined and buckled and the ceiling downstairs is in need of desperate repair as well. :(  It's been a trying few days, but I truly believe that "this too shall pass". 

Here is a picture of the mess we are currently working to clean up:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Flipping Out" in California!

David and I just got back from visiting California and we had a blast!  It was a business trip for the hubby, but I tagged along for the break! :D  It was fabulous!  The first couple of days, David had to be in the office all day and I spent the hours alone getting terribly lost and shopping WAY too much!

Friday began our true vaca and we took advantage of every minute!  We spent our first day checking in to the most amazing hotel EVER (holla to Mr. C!!) and touring LA with our bestie, Wendy.  Wendy moved to LA last year and I was so excited to get to see her while we were there!

We visited the Griffith Observatory, saw the Hollywood sign, and ate at Casa Vega before heading back to Wendy's apartment to watch a freaky new series (American Horror Story), that I would not suggest to anyone!

Saturday, we went on a little stalking adventure.  The two of us are mildly obsessed with the show, "Flipping Out". More than the show...the cast!  We love us some Jeff, Gage, Jenni, and Zoila!  We decided to do a driveby at Gramercy Place.  For those of you who are not faithful watchers of the show (you should be!), this is a house that the couple just purchased to renovate and start their family in.  After taking a few pictures, I was totally sulking as we walked back to our car. I was disappointed that I had ONLY seen some worker bees and no stars.  I had also noticed a Mercedes in the garage (I have totally seen Jeff and Gage driving said car on the show) and I KNEW this car didn't belong to the workers, who by the way were laughing at my obsession with the house!  As we were walking back, David said (very casually, might I add), "There's Gage."  I quickly retorted with a, "Stop! That's not funny!".  THEN I LOOKED UP AND SAW....GAGE!  I squealed like a little girl and David AND Gage laughed at me!
I MIGHT have also screamed his name, but it all happened so fast. ;)  He started walking back up toward his home and I yelled after him and asked for a picture! LOL  He was super sweet and obliged...
He was super dirty from working on the house, but he still looked gorgeous as ever. ;)  Don't you think?

After we took a few pictures with Gage, we headed to Santa Monica Pier. I had a blast!  That place is right up my alley!  We went on a few rides and, on one ride, I even rode alone because David's weak tummy wouldn't allow it. ;)  Later, he braved it and regretted it...we won't talk about that! LOL

After enjoying the pier for a while, we went to a local seafood place called Gladstones.  We had the most amazing clam bake!  I had never even heard of such a thing.  They brought us a HUGE pot of seafood (with a little sausage and potatoes mixed in).  Doesn't it look yummy??

Since David doesn't like lobster, I made sure it was all taken care of! ;)  We looked really sexy in our bibs! :D

After dinner, we went for a stroll on the beach. It was beautiful.  It has always been a dream of mine to walk a moonlit beach with my love! :D  Dreams come true...

On Sunday, we headed back to Santa Monica to take care of some shopping! :D  We made sure to get a few shots of our shopping experience as well! ;)

On Sunday, we also had the exciting experience of meeting Alyson Hannigan and her beautiful daughter.  We happened to eat at Chipotle at the same time and got to have a nice conversation with her and her playful toddler. :D

We were sad to check out of Mr. C, especially when we were welcomed by a dirty airport hotel, but our flight left EARLY on Monday and we wanted to be close...
We are still exhausted from the hours of sleep we lost on our mini vaca, but we couldn't be more thankful for the time alone we got to share.
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