Saturday, August 30, 2008

Landscaping day

I decided to work in the front yard today after purchasing a few items from Lowe's. We bought a couple of solar hanging lights, an aloe plant, and also a hibiscus plant and a trellis. The hibiscus or "Bunga Raya" is the national flower of Malaysia. Figured that would be a nice touch :-) Hopefully it will survive long enough for me to at least see one flower and discover what color it is!

It was also a busy day pulling weeds that had overgrown through the mulch in other parts of the front yard. We were planning on putting up some mini white picket fences along the border but the ground was more like clay underneath and nothing was going through it! Instead, I discovered some large stones from the empty lot next to the house and I have to say, it looks rather good! I'll be sure to post a pic tomorrow. It was getting really dark when I was finally done walking through the weeds at dawn. I was almost wondering at times if I was going to find a dead body out there!

1 1/2 years into the marriage and Bob finally decided to make a special trip tonight to buy an X-Box. You can almost see that glimmer in this eyes as he walked through the door. Gone are my days of Home & Garden TV...! And hopefully he won't get any crazy ideas about car-jacking and robbing people from playing Grand Theft Auto!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Busy Bee!

I've lost count as to how many boxes I've unpacked now! After day 1, the kitchen is finally in operation. After end of day 2 today, the bedroom is manageable, the living room is much more livable, and the golf room... is non-existant at this moment. The guest room is ready though, so friends and family are welcome! :-)

Bob did his share today as well. He was busy mowing the backyard in 90+F heat! We've yet to start on our veggie garden. My tomato plant is still in its pot.
While doing my 5th load of laundry today (yes...5!!!), the water hose came loose and was spewing soapy water EVERYWHERE! The water was overflowing into the garage as well!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Home Sweet Home in Tulsa, OK!

Finally made the trip back to Tulsa after 2 days/24 hours of driving. I probably saw about 6 cop cars in TN and maybe 4-5 dead armadillos in AR. It sure feels good to be home, although the house is a mess! There are moving boxes everywhere and the furniture is not quite arranged very well in this 1,500 sq ft house. We have so much stuff considering we did moved out of a 4-bed (and 1den) 3-bath home in Houston!

I'm unpacking the kitchen right now. It's taking such a long time :-( Here's a before picture. Look at the mess!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Off to Tulsa, Oklahoma!

It will be a long drive home starting tomorrow. I will drop my friend/caddy Bill back in Richmond, VA so he can catch his flight back to Tampa, FL... and then I will start my journey home. I can't wait to get home! Although, the house will probably still be in boxes since our move a few weeks ago. Can't wait to unload my car either. I've picked up quite a few more items since our last break in NJ :-)
And I can't forget the tomato plant! There's actually a new little baby one growing in the pot. Yesterday, I had Bill cut a couple of big sunflowers from the fields, on the way out from the golf course. Hope to get the seeds growing in the garden too before the cold weather arrives!

Thumb report - Week 9

This week, I've almost lost my nail a few times. The left side of the nail is detached from the thumb and I've caught it several times during my daily chores. Talk about OUCH! I didn't post a picture this week because it is starting to look really nasty. You're welcome, honey :-p

Saturday, August 23, 2008

What the...?!?

10 shots within the span of 5 holes... that's a first in my professional career. I was losing so many golf balls that I had to stop at my car when I made the turn to pick some more up! I lost my golf ball in the hazard 4 out of those 5 holes - leading to two double and two triple bogeys! I was able to par the rest of the way after that (all 11 holes), which was good... but not good enough.
Such a disappointment! It will be a long drive home to Tulsa, OK :-(

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Traveling Tomato Plant

Looks like the time taken for lunch yesterday may have taken a slight toll on my tomato plant. I didn't realize how hot my car was and how my poor plant was suffocating in the car! It was wilting when I took the plant out of the car and into the motel yesterday. It looks a lot better today thankfully. Only 5 more days to go before we finally make our way back to Tulsa!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thumb report - Week 8

2 months have gone by and progress seems so slow! The new nail continues to push the old nail out. And the dried-up blood from under the old nail is breaking off and falling out from between the gap of the old nail and cuticle. So the nail doesn't look as blue-black as it did before.
And don't ask about the band-aid on the index finger!

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

My friend/caddy Bill this week suggested that we take a little trip to Williamsburg, VA on Sunday. It was a cute historical town with homes, shops, and buildings reconstructed from the 18th century! Of course, I couldn't pass up a photo op with Thomas Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence.
Yes, honey... the vacation is going very well :-P

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Trunk-slamming Saturday

Another week and another early exit. It's amazing how quickly a swing can change within 24 hours. I don't get it! Am I really getting old???
Well, off to Gettysburg, PA tomorrow. Only 2 more events left for the season! Wow!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

And... we're off!

My tomato plant and I are off to Richmond, VA tomorrow (Monday) morning. It will be about a 9-hour drive. I better start straightening my game out soon. There are only 3 more events left this season...!!!
And oh, I seem to have lost a pair of my cargo shorts. I'm pretty sure I left them on the chair in the room here, but I still can't find them. Really REALLY weird...

Thumb report - Week 7

The new nail is starting to grow out and the old nail continues to be pushed away. It's such a weird feeling to see 2 nails on one thumb! Occassionally, there would be an odd, dull pain.

Kentucky Horse Park

Since missing the cut (again) this week in London, KY... Stephanie and I decided to drive out to Lexington, KY. It was about an hour away to see the Kentucky Horse Park. There is so much ground to cover and so many horses!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Car window

Driving to the golf course this morning, I wound down my window to tell the volunteer at the entrance that I'm a FUTURES Tour player. And then I went on my merry way to the parking lot, except I was distracted by the fact that my window would not wind back up! I attempted to fix it but of no avail. The glass panel had somehow popped off its track and was getting stuck going up within the incorrect rubber seams.
I had to warm up before my tee-time so I decided to wind the window back up as much as I could... and I clamped a white towel in my door to cover my window. It was quite a sight in the parking lot. Too bad I didn't have my camera with me!
When I got done with my round, my first assignment was to find a mechanic in the phone book. Of course, no service centers are open on the weekend. But lucky enough, the title sponsor for the golf tournament this week is Falls Auto Group. The head pro of the club got in touch with the owner of the auto dealership (who is also the owner of the golf course!) and sent one of his mechanics to the golf course! Earl started taking the door apart and 30 minutes later, it was fixed!
Thankfully, it was a sunny day and best of all, the service was FREE! Perhaps I should only wind down my window Mon-Fri. And perhaps I need to think twice about going to a Waffle House for breakfast. The last time I was at one, I slammed my thumb in my car door. And now this...!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cumberland Falls - Corbin, KY

The so-called "Niagara of the South" is only about 20 miles down the street from this week's event in London, KY! The 150-foot-wide waterfalls drops 67 feet. It's the largest fall east of the Rockies and south of the Niagara. Who would have thought!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The traveling tomato plant

It was a long 12-hour drive today from Livingston, NJ to London, KY. And it wasn't easy on my car, which just graduated to 192K miles! 192,109 to be exact! There was a good stretch of the trip where I had to turn off the a/c of my car so it could get enough umphhh to get up the hills of West Virginia and Kentucky!
And I've added a new driving companion for the next 3 weeks. Yup! A tomato plant. The one in Houston isn't doing so well, so I've adopted a new tomato plant from mom-in-law's garden in NJ. First-class seating! :-)
And I'm not sure if there's one wasp or 6 wasps in my car! Everytime I let one out of my window, another comes out from the backseat! One of them flew by me and surprised me. I almost drove off the road!

Thumb report - Week 6

I wasn't going to post a picture since both my sister and Bobby were disgusted by the last thumb picture... and who knows who else! But their decision has been vetoed by Bobby's mom :-)
So here's the pic:The old nail is being pushed out so if you look close enough... there's actually a void empty space where the new nail is trying creep out! NASTY!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Welcome to Tulsa!

Flew into Tulsa yesterday and the quest began almost immediately to look for a house to rent. 3 hours and 6 houses later... we found it! :-) Of course, it had to be the very last house of the day. The house is only about 1,500 sq ft, but should be nice for now. No more big tub in the master bedroom though! Pictures to follow in a month when I finally get back to our new home after my next 3-week road trip.