Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today was Aids Walk 2009. We had a dear friend pass away a couple of years ago from Aids. He was one of the funniest people you could ever meet. Today when we went to get his flag to carry in the Aids Walk and it was nowhere to be found (the Aids Walk Organization stores them and brings them to the Aids Walk every year) and the event leaders felt horrible that they had misplaced his flag. So, we did what Lenny would have done, laughed it off,made them promise to find it for next year and went to breakfast and shared our stories about Lenny with each other.
The rest of my week has been just as eventful as today. I have been working two case loads, and I haven't seemed to have anytime for anything other than work. Finally last night I found some downtime. I rush home thinking to myself I can just put on my PJ's and a good movie and vege out. But no ... I get to the house and the AT&T repairman is there hooking up our new phone lines. He knocks on the door and tells me that he needs to get into our basement so he can finish connecting the phone line to the new part of the house. Of course I'm thinking to myself. He needs in the one part of the house that our ghost hangs out in. I put on my brave Dyke armour and I lead the man down to the basement. He goes about his work down there and I come back upstairs. He is down there for about 10minutes and he comes back upstairs . We he gets to the top of the stairs he starts explaining to me that while he was working he saw someone standing by a rack of clothing and started to talk to them while he worked. Then he said he looked back over at the person he was talking to and they were gone! Great ... so someone other than those related to us or knows us has seen the ghost. Now I know it's real! The phone man leaves and I am now left alone and in the dark. I am so grateful Princess came home early to snuggle with!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Spring is really here. I saw it with my own eyes! Our yard is a mess since we are remodeling. Hopefully not for long because the next phase is adding the wrap around deck with hot tub included! I can't wait to step out the bedroom sliding glass door onto the deck and into the hot tub! Yesterday I was trying to pick up the yard,getting more and more depressed because of the dead looking grass, muddy yard, and just a disarray of building materials everywhere. It was then I spotted one of our tulips peeking through the ugliness,letting me know that there is beauty coming to our home and it won't be long before this season of ugly winter in our life is over.
On the news this week I heard that we soon will be able to travel to Cuba! How exciting! We go to Key West often and I have always looked over the ocean and wondered what it was like over there. I guess I'm a true American and I don't like it when someone,even my own government tells me that I CAN'T go wherever I want! Instead of Thailand next year the Princess and I are considering going to Cuba. Yeah I know what you are thinking, what the hell can be there, but the people are who I want to meet! They have had to deal with the embargo's for all these years and they sure as hell know what to do when there is a hurricane. What an interesting undiscovered culture they have! What a strong people they are!
My brother came to visit this week and we got to spend some time with him. Kim and T met us out at a local drag show which made it that much better.
Softball was rained out today. The first two games of the year. Our teams name is Bro's and Ho's ... and I can't wait to beat the team Barbies!
I'm facing my fear of the basement ... before I head down the stairs I just tell the ghostie I'm on my way down and to stay away from me and he is.
Yes, Spring is really here! I'm getting so excited!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Shortly after the Princess and I moved into our current home 5 years ago I started seeing a shadowy figure in our upstairs loft. It had a male presence and male energy. I would see it up and down the stairs, as well as around the top of the stairs. At the time it was my office so I spent numerous hours up there. It never really scared me at all, it was just something that I learned to deal with. At first it sort of made me uneasy, not because it was there,but because I wasn't sure what I was seeing or what it was. I never said anything to anyone,including the Princess because, number one I knew at the time that Princess didn't believe in ghost, and number two I didn't want anyone to think I had lost my mind.
A few months after we moved in the Princess's oldest daughter mentioned to her that she kept seeing something at the top of the stairs that went into my office. Princess told her that she too had seen something but didn't want to admit to it. Princess then confessed to me what her and her daughter had seen and I told her what I had seen. We all agreed that it was definatly male and none of us were frightend by it.
About two years ago we moved my office to the basement and our bedroom upstairs so we could remodel our home. Princess and I continued to see the shadowy figure, but it had moved to the downstairs ground level of the home and continued to "hang out" upstairs. It moved the blinds and started making some knocking noises over the years. We continued to keep it to ourselves, and just agreed that we would deal with it.
Then one day I was deleteing some videos off the camera and I came across one that Princess had taken and it was just she and I home. On the video we heard a males voice say "No". It freaked us out because we had never heard our Ghost speak. We showed our video to some friends and one of them knew some local ghost hunters that they thought would love to come by the house and check it out. We agreed to let them ... you can find their report here--------> http://www.ghost-investigators.com/investigations/view_inv.php?inv_num=84 and when they left they told us that we would either A, see the ghost more and have more interaction with it or B, not see it anymore. Well, long story short the SAME night the Ghost decided to mess with us some, we were talking to it in the living room and all of a sudden the light above the stove came on, and it's a rocker switch that turns it on and off. Then when we all went running in the kitchen the light went out and the rocker switch has been broken every since. That night Princess and I told the Ghost that it could stay, yeah like we can make it leave, on two conditions. The first one is it can't touch us and the second one is it can't move our shit around. We also told the Ghost that if he wanted to leave that we were sure he would let us know and that we would help him.
After that night we really didn't hear or see much of the Ghost. We keep a diary of when and where we see him, but for a few months nothing.... I think it was because we are remodeling,tearing out walls,moving stairs etc. Now all of a sudden he has moved to the basement and Princess decides to tell me that she has seen him down there. She adds that he is more clear and not as shadowy but more like a mist.
For the life of me, and it gives me the creeps now, I just can't force myself to go down to the basement. It's just something about the Ghost being in the basement that freaks me out. I'm not scared, I just don't want to see him. I have to go to the garage to feed the cats but I will walk all the way around the house and use the outside entrance rather than walk through the basement to get to the garage.
I wonder if I should just go down there and face it or just let it alone. I mean, I'm not terrified of it, I'm just avoiding it. The Ghost Hunters have called and want to come back. I could let them deal with it.
What do you think?
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I'm training a new case worker at my job and this week has found me running up and down the highway from Kansas City to Grandview (to be in her homes) all day. I've been working almost 16 hours a day and racking up the old mileage on the truck like crazy (will make for a nice check at the end of the month - but sure is hard on my ass being in the truck so much).
Last night I finally had a break in my week and had the time to watch TV. I watched a Dateline rerun on serial killers. Have you noticed that when a serial killer is caught that they always interview former next-door-neighbors and the neighbors almost always say "He was so quiet, minded his business, seemed like such a nice young man, never was seen at the local stripper bar ..."? Interesting huh? But then if you have bodies buried in your crawl space it would hardly be a smart move to be an asshole neighbor, banging on drums at 2 AM and being a jerk to everyone would it?! Sometimes, I wonder.
I don't wonder at all about the holiday weekend! I "accidentally" say my Easter Basket that the Easter Bunny dropped off and I can't wait until tomorrow!
Hope you all have a GREAT Easter!