Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lucky, Lucky!

Some of our friends have labled us the most "un-lucky" people they know. I have a few "Hammond Highlights" that fully support their theory.
All of these happened in the last week and a half:
  • I locked both pairs of keys in the van, so we had to pay 80 bucks for a locksmith.
  • Ray was rear-ended on the way home from work.
  • The air conditioning in our van decided to stop working right when it started getting hot here.
  • I got a flat tire, and while stranded at Firestone, got a call informing me that Marinne was sick and needed to be picked up from school. (Thanks for rescuing us, Mel!)
  • We thought it would be a fun Saturday activity to take the fam to the air show at the air force base, which is about 1 hour away. We drove all the way there, parked in the desert at the "park and ride"and waited in the hot sun to be shuttled over to the base. Hundreds of people were standing in line, waiting for buses that never showed up. Did I mention we payed $10 to park and sweat in the desert for no reason? After a while of that nonsense, we packed up and went to lunch instead. This is my picture from the air show:
All we saw in the AIR was dust!
These are the angry people getting the heck out of there, $10 poorer than when they came.
BUT...
our luck may be changing, because later that day, Ray found a mysterious $10 bill in our back yard! Maybe the heavens took pity on our sorry state and reimbursed us for the parking fee.
AND...
none of the bad stuff really matters because we are lucky enough
to have a baby like this to play with everyday!!!



11 comments:

Suzanne and Davey Maughan said...

oh my heck, Brynlee is so adorable! that is my favorite pic of her! she is getting so big!

RhondaLue said...

She's so cute EM!

We actually have a neighbor that has about as bad a luck as us. We tease that our street is cursed. But then we turn around and will have SUPER luck for a while too...or mixed in with the bad. So we figure we'll be alright. ;)

Smith Family said...

Wow...look at her!! So adorable!! Wish that it "rained" money in our back yard!!

Melinda said...

WHAT A WEEK! Hope your bad luck streak has come to an end. WOW!

Cute Brynlee.

kris said...

What a week! You can always call me too when you get in a bind and need some help :)

Captain and First Officer said...

I'd say you guys had a crazy week! But I am happy we didn't head out to the airshow. Tom really wanted to, but we had the same kind of fiasco when the Thunderbirds were in Goodyear a few years ago. I swore to Tom NEVER AGAIN!

With things so cruddy, they can only get better from here, right? :)

Flwrgirl said...

You are LUCKY to have 4 great kids and a really great family that lives close to you....AND you don't have to cook Sunday dinner hardly ever. That is for sure VERY LUCKY!!!

Karin :)

Dick Smith said...

I agree. You are the unluckiest people alive.

Cheryl said...

fun week! Your right. She is awfully cute!

Lari said...

I think you ARE the luckiest! I have never seen such a beautiful grandma AND a beautiful baby in one picture!

Merilee said...

Yikes! That is an UNLUCKY week, but I must say that Brynlee is absolutely adorable.:)