The topic for this weeks Thursday challenge
For as long as I've known Eric, He has been using this
tool. The first time I saw it, I just stared at it in confusion. It's huge
, extremely heavy
and covered in rust
. He pulled it out of the tool box, stuck a drill bit into the front and began cranking the handle.
..did you get that? What IS
"It's a drill, It used to belong to my great grandfather
" Eric lugged it over to the dresser he was creating and began drilling holes with it. It seemed to take a lot of effort and muscle power to achieve the same results as a modern power drill. "He gave it to me when I was a young boy, Everything I've built since then has been with this. I take it with me everywhere and it's the only thing I have left to remind me of my great grandfather. It has really held up over the years. It's sturdy and reliable. Naturally, since it's German-made
It always fascinated me, so it seemed like the perfect subject for this topic. After that photo was taken, Eric placed it in a moving box with the rest of them and duct taped it shut. It's coming with us to America, He wants to hand it down to our child as a keepsake.
Between work and the move, I've been a bundle of stress.
Last night we decided to go out and unwind for a few hours. It was Wednesday night which is Karaoke night at the Irish Pub
. We thought we would go in there one last time...
It was 2 for 1 drinks. So we ordered a blow job, Becks and some Galoise for old time sake. It was a gift
. (she'll know what I mean -- and see? we did exactly what you had asked!
It was such a fun
night, but the realization that it was the last time we'd be doing this
... made me incredibly wistful. It had become a wednesday night ritual and hang-out with our friends. I can still remember the first time
I came to the Irish pub a year and a half ago. It was such a new experience for me that I had written an entire diary entry about it.
There's a man that comes in every
Wednesday night and sings "Can you feel the love tonight
". Every time he gets on stage, his face lights up and he looks so happy. In the beginning his singing was pretty bad, but he has improved after a year of experience. Everyone knows him now and cheers him on. I think it might be the highlight of his entire week, you can tell he loves it so much. Everyone in the audience began singing along with him.
I looked around the room and my eyes filled with tears.
I'm going to miss this.
Okay, I don't want to start feeling sad again. It's time to move on.
There have been a lot of storms lately and the skies have been threatening. I hope I can see some sun soon, It's begin to cause my mood to drop. Constant rain beating on the windows and rumbles of thunder. I watched the water droplets slide down the glass this morning while I had my morning cup of coffee and was filled with a melancholy that was hard to shake. .
I took some photos yesterday on our way to work
Walking through the pathways in the woods was a little darker than usual. I looked up and all the thin naked branches were moving slowly in the slight breeze. The branches look like veins or twisted fingers reaching out...
For some reason I held Eric's hand tighter than usual. I felt scared. Not of the trees, but a deeper fear of the future.
Today we were sitting in the kitchen eating breakfast, Eric said "You realize at this point since we haven't been called in for the final interview yet, we can give up hope
for the Green Card arriving on April 3rd"
"We knew this could take up to 3 months, and it's only been 2"
"I know...I just had so much hope
...nothing is working out like we had planned
"It's going to be okay"I know this.
Really I do. I just wanted to be home for my brother's birthday, I just wanted to see my father before he left for Iraq again.
I feel like we're STUCK. The parking meter has expired. We don't have any more coins to add to buy more time and we can't get the car started. We're just sitting together in the front seat, waiting...
So on April 3rd we're moving out and into a new location in Germany. We can't return to the U.S. just yet.
"Just think of it as another adventure" Eric said taking my hand. "At least we haven't been separated yet"Yet.
We both know he wont be on that plane with me to America. He's going to have to join me later and the way things are going...we don't know when
that will be.I hate this.
Okay, before I log off. Here's some more 3 Bubbles
tech news. Drew from the 3bubbles team sent me an E-mail with some answers to commonly asked questions.Yes,
When this service is launched to the general public it will be FREE.
You will be able to resize it, change the format and add the chat bubble to the side bar of your template
The problems people have been having. (i.e. Not being able to enter the room, being blocked or only seeing an empty box all the time
) is due to an Ad blocker
in your firewall system. He said it would help if people told them the specs of their ad blocker and their browser when they report bugs so that they can fix the problem. They are working on it. Also as time goes on all the bugs will be ironed out. (such as the chatter and spectators numbers being messed up
He is receiving a large number of requests to be a beta-tester right now. But if you'd like this nifty toy on your page. He said to write him an E-mail with your Blog URL and info at email@example.com
He requested that you mention I sent you, so he knows to move you to the top of his list.
That's all the updates for now. This has been a fun week beta-testing 3Bubbles
, I've gotten to know so many of the people reading this and sometimes I laughed so hard during chat conversation I had tears in my eyes! Eric had never been in a chat room before and now he's "lol" ing and using smiley face symbols like a "pro
". Good times. Thank you
everyone for joining in and trying it out. It's amazing how in only one week, so many different bloggers from all over the world connected with eachother. We live in a fascinating time, with technology allowing us to interact with people from all over the globe.
I'll have this up for a few more days, then I'll probably change it into a badge link on my side bar. Time to head to work.