Thursday, August 16, 2012


The weather is making you think fall is just around the corner and we are suppose get down to 50 degrees tonight. Weird
We had some excitement today at work. The trash truck caught fire. He had dumped our dumpsters and was compacting it. They heard what sounded like an small explosion and the smoke started rolling big time out of the truck. I looked out my window of my office to see the shop area being filled with smoke. I went to check it out and there was the truck on fire. They used our fire extinguishers and grabbed the hose that we have. They, also called the fire department because we didn't have enough to put it out and we had no idea what was in the trash truck. We were lucky that no one got hurt and they got it so that they could take it to the dump. Hopefully no other problems occurred when they got there. 
I didn't know the guys that I work with could move so fast, but they sure did. 
School has officially started for the kids so you have buses to deal with, I know that I will have to change the time I leave the house to leave me enough time to deal with the buses and still get to work on time. 
Trails West starts tomorrow and they are predicting rain. We don't go because it is not wheel chair friendly. I didn't care for the entertainment this year. On Saturday night, it was Uncle Kracker. It is a three day festival that they have this time every year. You have entertainment, crafts, and food.
Do you think I can celebrate my birthday three days? It is actually Sunday, but we are having hamburgers cooked on the grill tomorrow for lunch at work. We use to cook lunch on the grill a lot during the summer, but we haven't done that for quite a while. I thought it would be good for a change. 
What we will do over the weekend remains to be seen. 
I really appreciate my followers and those of you who leave me such wonderful comments. They mean the world to me right now with everything going on in my life. I love hearing from you. Have a great weekend. 


The French Bear said...

Shirley, Happy Birthday for Sunday, I am soo happy to be blogging again, thank you for trusting in me that I would be back! Your family of boys will give you a delightful spread, I'm sure!!!! They love their Grandma very much......we had a very cold night, but it is supposed to get hot again this weekend. I do wish you the very best as you celebrate your special day!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Shirley, Well thought I missed your birthday but see it's this coming Sunday. I just left you a comment at Cottage Style for a belated birthday, silly me. Happy Birthday for this coming Sunday and the best of everything. Hope your hubby is doing alright, mine not good on the walking, he just cannot walk and that depresses him, of course, thank God for the wheel chair. Wishing you lots of hugs and rainbows on your special day dear friend. Blessings, Lu

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday a little early Shirley. I hope it is a wonderful day with family. :)

Kim said...

Well I hope you enjoy "Birthday Weekend". Myself, I like to celebrate for a whole week!! One day just doesn't seem like enough :)

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Happy Birthday, Shirley! I think three days of celebration is perfect and that you can just relax and enjoy after all that has gone on. This is your time to just celebrate!

bj said...

O, I think EVERYone should celebrate 3 days for their birthday....:))
Know something fun.....MY birthday is on New Year's Eve....:)

Cinderella Moments said...

Happy Birthday sweet Shirley! I hope you get some good gifts! Those are always fun. Have a fantastic, gorgeous day. And make a good wish!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Birthday*´¨)


vicki said...

Shirley-- Happy Birthday sweet friend!! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family!!

Your "excitement" story is pretty good!! Your office staff will be talking about this forca long time!!

We are having some cool nights also-- I can feel that fall is in the air!!


My Vintage Studio said...

Good morning!
Sorry I have been visiting many blogs lately. Life has gotten in the way. :(
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon