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Water Water Everywhere

I just realized that my last post had to do with two water situations. All of these have to do with water as well. Anyone have a fun water story to share?

When we were in Portugal, occasionally the water would get turned off. This is a picture from the first time the water was turned off while we were there.  

 

I guess we had never gone without water, because we went a wee bit overboard. We filled every single container we had. The next time the water was turned off I think we all showered the night before and then filled up a cup to keep so we could brush our teeth. Amazing how quickly we adapted to that. It was nice to have the water being turned off as an excuse for looking like you just got of bed.

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When I was an AIM assistant we did a photo scavenger hunt one night. These can actually be pretty fun. One of our photos was three people on our team standing in the Tech fountain. Anyone else ever jumped into a fountain just for kicks?!

 

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This picture was taken when I got to go to the Grand Canyon with some great people. I had actually moved to Illinois and was able to come back and go with a group from Lubbock. This trip was so good for me. I needed to be around these people. In following with the water theme … there are two bottles of water in the picture. (I am probably going to be in trouble with Sarah for using this picture … she doesn’t like out dated photos very much.)

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This last picture is not from my AIM time but it is a good water picture. When I taught school in St. Louis this time of year the temperature we would be starting to get pretty high. Our school did not have air conditioning (this is the first place I taught where we cancelled school because the temperature was too high). So, the fire department would help us out during the last week of school by providing our own little water fountain for cooling off. The kids had a ball.

 

 

Your turn … tell me something about water …

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Comments on: "Water Water Everywhere" (11)

  1. You are SO in the dog house! Yikes! I am going to come confiscate all of your old pictures so you’ll replace them with newer, kinder ones!

    When Lisa and I graduated from Tech, we went swimming in the fountain. I have pictures somewhere, but who knows where!

    Last Thursday, Kristen and I were going to get a 5th grade class for playing pranks on her. So we got super soakers, water balloons, silly string, and an air horn. We planned out a full on military style strike! We set up a perimeter around that 5th grade portable with 4 teams of kids led by an adult. Our counselor called them to the library. I was on watch so when they all came out I sounded the air horn and we all charged them. It was like Braveheart! We were yelling and pelting them with water balloons, super soakers, and the silly string. It was a sight to behold. We totally served them! It was the best day I’ve ever had at Parkway. I don’t think our principal was happy, but who cares, really? Fun trumps everything!

    I KNEW THAT PICTURE WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE … BUT IT’S WORTH IT. THAT WAS A GREAT TRIP. I LOVE THE FUN YOU HAVE WITH YOUR STUDENTS. YOU ARE NOT AFRAID TO GET CRAZY. I SEEM TO REMEMBER A FAKE ARM AND A DART GUN THAT ALSO GOT YOU INTO SOME TROUBLE WITH YOUR PRINCIPAL.

  2. Heather said:

    Hey Paige! It has been a little while… sorry! That picture from Portugal totally brought me back. I remember stressing about it and then being like ‘duh’ when it was no big deal.

    Water Story: I had a couple days where I wasn’t able to get in the shower (kids!!) and I was really looking forward to getting in the HOT shower after my workout. That eve we had a kid in the shower who was taking forever and Mike thought it would be funny to turn the hot water off on them to hurry them out. When he turned the hot water knob in the garage (which had not been bothered for the 5 years we had lived here), it snapped off in his hand. Thus shutting of the hot water valve to the house COMPLETELY. I was so mad. I drove to my sister’s and took my shower there. Talk about a practical joke coming back to bite you in the butt. Even though he is very handy, I still give him a hard time when he is messing around with our plumbing.

    Just today while I was on the phone, our son piled up the towels in the tub and filled it up. Wonderful. Thank you.

    Hope all’s well with you! Things going fab around here. Looking forward to summer. Kids get out next week. And then they are all mine until Sept! Woot!

    I WAS KINDA LAUGHING AT YOUR STORIES … I GUESS BECAUSE IT WASN’T HAPPENING TO ME.

    DIDN’T YOU HAVE A FEW SCRAPES IN AIM INVOLVING WATER? I WAS THINKING YOU POURED WATER ON SOMEONE OR IN THEIR BED … I ALSO THOUGHT SOMETHING HAPPENED ONCE THAT YOU NEEDED A SHOWER BUT THE WATER WAS TURNED OFF SO YOU JUMPED IN THE POOL. WERE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY OF THOSE STORIES OR AM I LOSING IT?

    MISS YA HEATHER … THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. I’M GLAD THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR YOU GUYS.

  3. I do have to laugh because Selandra’s contempt for picture taking is so obvious in that picture! It’s like she got caught in the middle of the group and the only way out meant instant death behind her!

    I miss me some Selandra!

    NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT … SHE DOES LOOK A LITTLE LESS THAN EXCITED.

  4. I have the pictures of Sarah and I in the fountain . . . but you will not see it online. I’ll be happy to bring it on Wednesday for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

    MIGHT BE EASIER IF YOU JUST BROUGHT COPIES FOR EVERYONE …

  5. What is this, anyway?! I’ll remember this…Oh, I WILL remember this!

    ARE THEY THAT BAD? NOW I HAVE TO SEE THEM!

  6. Michelle Harris said:

    I totally remember that day! How funny we were, so many funny stories from that time! But my best water story is from you Paige! It ‘s the time you undid the drain in our bathroom to clean our all our hair and water leaked down to the poor lady below! he he he…I love that one!

    Have a wonderful Lord’s day tomorrow! Love you PA-HEEN-A!

    THAT ONE WAS A MESS WASN’T IT! WERE YOU THE ONE THAT WAS HOME WHEN THEY CAME TO CHECK ON IT? I DIDN’T KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO MAKE SURE THE DRAIN WAS ATTACHED CORRECTLY UNTIL THAT INCIDENT … OOPS.

    HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU GUYS.

    LOVE YA, PAHEENA ( I LIKE THAT SPELLING)

  7. Sarah – You’ve come a long way, baby!! It is always better to be able to put your recent pictures as an improvement rather than older ones. Do you know understand what I am saying? DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING!!

    I AGREE BARRY. FOR ME IT IS NOT HARD TO LOOK AT OLD PICTURES AND LAUGH AS LONG AS I THINK THE PRESENT ONES ARE BETTER.

  8. I don’t know why Sarah’s complaining, she looks good in the fountain pics. And I would NEVER do such a thing as make copies for everyone. I do value the quality of my life. They are in a little photo album Sarah sent me when I was living overseas in ’01, and trust me, the shots of me in that little album are far more mortifying than any of Sarah.

    I’M STILL WAITING FOR A PEEK.

  9. Yes, Barry, it is amazing how much better I understand things when they are yelled at me.

    Lisa, you should fear God and keep his commandments…..especially the ones about friends!

    DOES HE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT NOT SHARING PICTURES OF YOUR FRIENDS?

  10. I was just using a little humor from friday!

    APPARENTLY SHE DIDN’T “UNDERSTAND” … YOU PROBABLY NEED TO EXPLAIN IT A LITTLE CLEARER. MAYBE REPEATING IT IN A DEMEANING VOICE WOULD HELP.

  11. Hey, that’s me standing next to you in the fountain at Tech! I don’t know what Sarah is complaining about– I have pigtails, am holding up my joggies, and was, like, 50 pounds heavier! I think the guy next to me is Michael (?)– I don’t remember his last name. But I do remember that night (very, very well), and I was just telling Chad about how, as we got out of the car, I said, “Um, Paige… you know this is illegal, right?” And you looked around and said, “Okay, we’ll do this quick.” I think that may be why the picture is so blurry.

    So, do you have all the pictures from the scavenger hunt still? If so, could you please burn the one we took in the men’s room? (Sorry, I have a freakish memory.) I seem to remember climbing in and out of a dumpster as well, and you sitting in a flowerpot at Wal-Mart. Anyway. Fun times.

    I UNDERSTAND YOUR FREAKISH MEMORY. I USED TO BE THE SAME WAY. NOW I’M LUCKY TO REMEMBER THE MOST RECENT THINGS.

    I’M GLAD YOU RECOGNIZED YOURSELF … AND YES THAT IS MICHAEL. AFTER LOOKING THROUGH A FEW OF THE OTHER PICTURES I DO REMEMBER YOU. I BELIEVE I ONLY WORKED WITH YOUR AIM CLASS FOR 1/2 THE YEAR … BUT I’M NOT POSITIVE.

    ABOUT THE ILLEGAL THING … HMMMM! WELL I DON’T THINK I CAN GET AWAY WITH SAYING THAT MY CONSCIENCE WOULD LEAD ME TO MAKE A BETTER DECISION TODAY. SOME THINGS ARE A LITTLE ILLEGAL AND OTHERS ARE WAY ILLEGAL, RIGHT? 🙂

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