Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Florida Has Been Holding Out On US!!

When I entered to win "A Lemon" from Alyson and Ford at "Imagine, It's Easy If You Try."  I THOUGHT it would be a lemon that we in the Northwest are familiar with, that is less than 2 inches in diameter.  I entered since Chloe likes to eat lemons at the restaurants we sometimes go to, and I thought it would be fun.  I never imagined the MONSTER that would show up in the mail!

I thought, "Eh, we might have a chance."  I soon forgot when the drawing would be and was off visiting a friend when Cora text-messaged me.  Then I was confused by Cora's text message that said I had "Won the Lemon."  I was wracking my brain all the way home.  Then Cora enlightened me.  I thought "Cool!"

Today, after a long day warping shaping young minds, I got home only to find that our dog door had bitten the dust.  Gypsy has steadily been widening in the beam and I think that combined with the extreme velocities they go through that door at, basically weakened it until it finally just broke away from the door in several small pieces.  Leaving a sizable hole for our lovely Washington weather to creep in.

So, I went in to the local hardware store and purchased another.  This is Dog Door #3.  I even measured it.  I brought it home and noted that it seemed slightly smaller than the old one.  I decided to try to smoosh Gypsy through it first...she could get her head and shoulders through it, but not her legs.  CRAP!  I packaged everything up, including Chloe and headed back to the store, explaining to Cora that the size was right but the dog was not.  I went to the store and returned the small one and then discovered the next size up was $20.00 more!  Holy CRAP!  That FAT DOG is getting expensive!

On the way home the second time I realized I had forgotten to stop for the mail today and so stopped.  I left a million dollars in the car (I saw a commercial saying "You wouldn't leave a million dollars in your car, don't leave your children."  I hate that commercial and I WOULD leave a million dollars in my car since the empty water bottles and other garbage would camouflage it quite nicely!).

I got to the box and there was a key, which meant there was something big that wouldn't fit our box!  So I unlocked the large parcel box and discovered a little bit of happiness!  By the weight of it, I thought for sure they had packed it with rocks.  When I got it home and Cora and Chloe and I unwrapped it we were delighted to find not one tiny lemon, but TWO HUGE (as in 5X7 inch monsters!) PONDEROSA LEMONS!!  Did I mention they were HUMONGOUS!!!? Ginormous!  GIANT!  GIGANTIC!  GRANDE!



Alyson and Ford said...

Glad you liked them.... and we had room for one orange off our tree too. Yes, heavy. We could feed a small country with citrus fruit off our trees but alas, the shipping costs are so high - better to donate money!! So now you know what a Ponderosa lemon is! Enjoy!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love this series of shots... especially the fourth one... won't you come share on 'Weekly Top Shot?' We're on Week #16 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: