Sunday, April 05, 2009

RIP its been a very bad week

This is a very bad week for my family.

First my washing machine, after being practically overhauled by the mechanic was pronounced dead and unfix-able. It was only 3 and a half, and new when we got it.

The warrenty people are suppose to give us a call and give us a buy out amount. I hope it's enough for a new washer.


Then my husband comes home and give me a notice he had torn out of the newspaper.

A friend of ours had passed away. Arthur Lewis was fifty and graduated high school a couple of years before I did, in 1977. He left a wife Toni of 26 years, a son and a daughter, both grown. And one grandchild who isn't yet. He worked with the developmentally disabled and troubled youth. And was a long time member of the Church of Christ.

He was an overall good guy.

Some of my memories of Arthur:

I went to church with him and still remember him being tall and thin with an Afro (then). On a youth rally he flirted with all pretty girls he met.

He had a pet lizard that he won at the Madera fair. Back then you could win more than just a gold fish. He would place it on his shirt, give it a tap and it would freeze in place. The girls at school would say, "That's not real is it?" And when it moved they'd scream.

I think he got a kick out of that.

He let it run loose on the walls of his bedroom, where it would find small bugs to eat.

One morning over breakfast his mom leaned forward looking suspiciously at his lizard. Then it moved it's head. He said "[his] mom let out a shriek that about woke the dead."

His Mom, "Get it out, get it out. I don't want no lizards in my house!"

Nothing he said could say appeased her and he had to let it go outside. He said it was his favorite pet.


Speaking of pets:

Sadly we lost one of ours. I thought we'd lose Pookey who has been ill, but she is still with us.

I don't know how it happened but Ji Ji, our one year old kitty passed away.

My hubby went outside to mow the lawn, and by my big pots that I have lined up by the fence Ji Ji lay unmoving.

There was no marks on her and she had shown no symptoms of a cold or disease. The only thing I can think of is maybe she had eaten a rodent that had consumed some poison.

My hubby burried her inbetween the almond trees.

My daughter is in mourning now, and worried about her black and white cat Susu that she can't find.

I told her she'll probably will show up in a day or two.



Ji Ji

One year old

Runt of litter, rescued kitty

Found in cat food bag along side of road with litter mates

Last one left when we adopted her

Small in size with soft fur like a baby rabbit

I will miss you greeting me in the morning,

running down the fence for a pet and a hug.



Lisa Griffin said...
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Lisa Griffin said...

Janice, I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious kitten Ji Ji. I'm a kitty lover myself.
Big hugs.

Kristen Painter said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. I have tears in my eyes. It's just so hard to say goodbye to them!

Maurya said...

I'm so sorry. Losing your friend and losing your kitty that way. How sad. No washer? I hope they call soon!


Adelle Laudan said...

I'm so sorry for your losses this past week. Sending (((warm hugs))) and positive vibes your way.

Gledwood said...

what a crap week you've had~ I'm sorry.
take care Janice

Janice said...

Hi Lisa,

Thank you, she was a real sweet kitty.

Hi Kristen,

Thank you, please don't cry, she went to kitten heaven.

Hi Maurya,

It has been a bad sad week. My hubby called the warranty people their trying to get us a new washer from the people that we bought the old one from.

Hi Adelle,

Thank you, I need all the god vibes I can get.

Hi Gled,

Your right, it was a crappy week. I just hope we have a better one this week.

Take care everyone, and thank you all for posting a comment.