Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Afternoon Update

I still have not shampooed my carpet.  Bob's shampooer is such an antique I haven't been able to use it.  So I went to Fred Meyer today, to pick up a few groceries & looked at their machines.  I settled on a smaller, upright Dirt Devil.  They had it on sale, and yesterday I was on their web site and read some reviews on it.  Some people didn't think it was all that great but others raved about it.  The one thing I like is that it's light weight and won't break this old lady's back when I use it. I think if I use it on a regular basis...I will be able to keep my light colored carpet looking acceptable.  But by the time I got it home & got it assembled it was 3:30pm and too late to shampoo.  So I'll wait and do the living room later tonight and then go to bed.  Hopefully it will be dry in the morning. 

While I was at Fred Meyer I just happened to wander by the Starbucks booth they have in their store.  I'd heard about their new "Vivanno" cold drink. Just launched this week, the only one they could make at this time is the chocolate/banana one and I found it to be quite good.  http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/brandnewday/archives/2008/07/starbucks_vivan.html

As I said earlier the planes have been flying again today, practicing their routines.  There's quite a write up in our local paper today and some of thehighlights of this weekend's air show are;  CV-22 Osprey at a cost of $89 million it's a strange looking thing with a crew of four. It can take off vertically and hover like a helicopter.  It can carry 24-32 troops or 10,000 pounds of cargo;   C-17 Globemaster III ...they go over the house every day, transporting troops and cargo &  flying support of both military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (I would love to take a ride in one of these big planes); F-16 Fighting Falcon has a top speed of 1,500 mph and I think that's how fast they are going when they buzz my house.  This plane can fly in all kinds of weather and comes in one-seat and two-seat models; and the Air Force Reserve is going to show off their Jet Car that can hit 400 miles per hour in just 8 seconds. With just a crew of one driver it's mission is for entertainment purposes only.  They say there will be approximately 100 airplanes features this weekend. Today the sky is very overcast, not blue like yesterday...I hope it clears up by 11am Saturday when the flying begins.   My grandson was out again today taking pictures...here's a few shots of The Thunderbirds (notice the cloudy sky). 

14 comments:

domsmom27 said...

Aren't they great.  Makes you proud to be an American.
                                            Marlene

swmpgrly said...

mine need a good shampoo too

jjdolfin9 said...

Fabulous photo's.  They are so fun to watch.
Hugs, Joyce

fasttrack58 said...

Very Cool Planes!!
I grew up with the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels every summer on base....
I think the last air show I saw was in 1987, I was 8months pregnant with son1.....
I miss it.....
Linda :)

robinngabster said...

Those birds sure can make some noise eh?  Every time they go over my house Princess barks at them.  LOL and the other night they were flying and I looked out the window and could see the afterburn behind them...it was cool.

Happy shampooing.

oddb0dkins said...

Great photos. Must be nice having your very own air show.

B. x

lv2trnscrb said...

your grandson takes great pictures!! I see a career here, LOL!

I heard about that new drink at Starbucks!! will have to check it out soon!!

hope the weather is bright and blue tomorrow for the air show!

betty

jeanno43 said...

Great photos of the planes!  Hope the weather stays fine for them.  Enjoying your shampooing lol

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labdancer51 said...

What great shots of the planes Linda, it looks pretty scary up there!

Love Sandra xxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

The shots of the planes are great Linda, your grandson should be proud of them! I hope yopu get the carpets shampooed, sounds too much like hard work to me, I'll stick to the l;amnate floors I think ~ far easier to pick up cat hair from them! We've got  Starbucks just opened near here but everybody's boycotting it as they never got permission to open as a coffee shop. In that road we have over a dozen coffee shops, it's only about 150yds long! There's such a thing as too many coffee shops! I hope the weather stays good for the air show. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

pharmolo said...

Well done getting those shots of the jets, Linda. Shampooing a carpet? Happy memories of that - not.

sangrialel said...

I just love watching  those planes fly!!!  Linda

mleppard06 said...

hi linda, great shots of the planes, i bet it has been really noisy!!
take care mrs t xx

wwfbison said...

Love the pics, he is good at capturing them.  I can't imagine having them buzzing around so much.
Lisa