This morning it was 79° and humid as can be! I went into the computer room to find the room a wreck. Cats, Cats, Cats... I threw them all out and closed their access to the house. I'm tired of picking up eviscerated little bunnies which they determine need killed and eaten when we buy kitten chow and cat feed for them. If they want to remain wild cats killing everything in the yard......off with them. I can't wait to take these little bastard kittens to Animal kind and get the mother fixed. Puddy is going too! We're not making that same mistake we did with Kay-Lee and Callie by waiting too long to have them fixed. They were only six months old when they were caught by that tomcat....the little trollops. Who needs them?
There is blood everywhere in here.....entrails were lying around, papers bloodied and stuff upset. That's it...they're outta here!!!!!
Well, we survived our trip to Freehold, New Jersey to the wedding of our friend's Bonnie and Scott's oldest daughter, Melissa, who married a very nice Italian guy and they seem very well suited for each other and seem truly happy and very in love. It was the wedding gala of the century.....possibly the millennium!!!!
It commenced at the Radisson hotel, where Vick and I checked in at about 3:15, went to our room and changed from our travel clothes into our wedding clothes and made our way to the Emerald Ballroom, where they were to be married. After a beautiful wedding, we went to the crystal Ballroom for cocktail hour. The food was outrageous and the selection unbelievable......There were small serving tables all around the perimeter of the room, offering filet mignon, rib of lamb, Swedish meatballs, rigatoni, tortellini Alfredo, broccoli rabe, fried rice, sesame chicken, clams Oreganata, oysters on the half shell, clams on the half shell, Salmon, lox, cold cuts and more.....
After the cocktail hour, we were directed into the Emerald Ballroom again for the band and dinner. The band started playing a multitude of songs from Sinatra and Darin style to Bon Jovi and current rock and pop hits. Dinner started with a salad, tortellini, a sorbet, and then the main course. After dinner and some dancing, we were treated to what they called the Viennese desert bar, but should have been referred to the Viennese Desert Room! It encompassed the entire Crystal Ballroom....all around the perimeter again...Just as the cocktail hour had! They had Italian pastry cookies, cannoli, a white chocolate fountain with fruits and marshmallows, fruit crepes, baked Alaska, a chocolate fountain with various fruits and marshmallows, fresh mini doughnuts being made, the Wedding cake, fresh made pretzels, candied apples, candied marshmallows and cotton candy. There was a table where sugar waffles were made, there were fresh zeppoles, fried Oreos, fried Twinkies and other goodies as such. There was a table with Gelato, sugar cones, milkshakes and malteds. Then of course, there was a table with various other Italian and Jewish delights unmentioned and forgotten, for the list was far longer and vast than my memory can contain. It was a wedding of unbelievable proportions! Vick and I left the party well after midnight and it was still going. We were glad to return to our room which was only five minutes across town, versus the three hour drive back to Upstate New York which we would have faced had we not taken the room.
The next morning, we enjoyed a full brunch downstairs with the other wedding guests who had stayed over at the hotel, along with Melissa and Greg, the newlyweds....Bonnie and Scott and Greg's parents. After bidding all present the best.... We made our way back to the room, packed and headed for home in the sweltering 101° heat of New Jersey. We also wanted to stop by some old friends in Sayreville, to say hi and chat a bit, but alas....the heat dictated we head home immediately to try our best to cool the barns and animals. We'll have to see Doreen and Scot, Jiri and his family and our friend Lillian another time, when it's not so brutally hot and we can sit and visit without worrying about Vick's parents, the dogs and all the farm animals. I'm sure it was really nasty in the concrete jungles of New York City and Newark for sure, but I must say that we weren't real impressed when we arrived home to find the 97° temperatures lingering here either, so we stayed in the air conditioning as long as we could after changing ice bottles in the bunny cages and making sure all were ok.
Today, we are gonna hang loose in the air conditioning, finishing the bathroom floor and wall, so we can call and have the hot tub delivered as soon as possible. We will venture out into the heat occasionally to check on the animals and change out the ice bottles for the bunnies. Actually, this morning, we will shear the bunnies to help keep them cooler in the mid-day heat. What a toll this heat will reek on everything and everybody until this heat wave is gone by the end of the week.
Yikes....it's now 10:50 PM and it has dawned on me that I failed to post this writing this morning..... Lost in the heat I guess..... We went to the chiropractor for Vick to get an adjustment to her back because she is suffering pains down her arms and her neck is sore...along with her shoulders. Her fingers and wrists hurt too. She has changed to Amoxicillin for the Lyme's because she couldn't tolerate the other antibiotic. I hope she can tolerate this one or we will really have a problem. Now we've finished the floor in the bathroom and set up the saw and cut all the cedar wall boards, which we will install tomorrow. After that, we can call for delivery of the hot tub, but I still have to go to an electrical supply house for a GFCI breaker for the panel downstairs. I already bought the wire, but no one carries the breaker without it being a special order, except a full fledged electrical supply store. Go figure.....