Saturday, May 2, 2009


This morning was beautiful, even though rain has been predicted, so Mark suggested that we walk to Einstein's Bagels with the dogs, then picnic in the nearby park for our breakfast. We have gotten in the habit of Einstein's on a weekend morning, and it is sheer joy for me. I have decided that a bagel with cream cheese, lox, capers, red onions, and a tomato slice is one of those perfect foods, like a caesar salad. I will definitely give New York thanks and gratitude for the bagels and lox idea! So we headed out, got our food, walked over to Oak Knoll Park which is very close to the house and had a great breakfast in the wonderful weather, watching turtles fight for space on the tree stump to sun for the day. We played with the dogs, made them fetch sticks till they were semi tired, then headed home. When we got to the house, we both looked at each other to see which one of us had the keys, and.....neither of us had them! Luckily, I did have my cell phone, so we called one of Mark's grad students who takes care of the fish for us, and she did have the garage door opener in her purse, but she happened to be in Mississippi. Next call to Mark's lab tech wasn't answered, so we went and sat on the back porch and wondered what the next step would be. I remembered that I had Verizon roadside assistance, so we called them, and twenty minutes later a cheerful locksmith was there to break into my car, which had a garage door opener, and .....problem solved! Needless to say, we are headed to Home Depot this afternoon to have a few spare keys made!

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