If you’ve come here for the Saturday Photo Hunt I’m sorry to say that I don’t have anything that really suits the theme of Doors … but if allowed this entry might work as it came through my DOOR early Tuesday morning:
Found: Tuesday morning in our enclosed front porch – one pair of well used running shoes.
Lost: My husbands nice white running shoes that he usually uses for his work as a porter at the hospital.
Priceless: The look on my husbands face when he realized the shoes above were left as a replacement for his stolen shoes.
On Tuesday morning, as I was upstairs getting ready to go and see my family Doctor about my knee that I could still barely put any weight on, my husband came up the the stairs to talk to me.
“Baby, don’t get upset.” he said.
“Upset? About what?” I replied.
“I can’t find my shoes. You know the ones I wear to work?”
He’d worked on Monday and he was tired when he returned. Could he have put his shoes in the back porch? worn them downstairs to the basement when he got home? Nope, he looked everywhere. They were gone.
He proceeded to tell me “Someone must have come into our front porch in the night or early this morning and took my shoes.” Shaking his head at the thought.
“What do you mean someone came in and took your shoes?” I asked.
“Well, you see, they left their old huge dirty ones that they were wearing.” he replied.
I went downstairs to see the shoes, and there inside my front porch were the shoes pictured above. Well worn, very dirty, crushed heel area. Yuck. There were sitting as you see them in front of one of the chairs were have inside the porch. A pile of our other shoes were nearby.
The person, probably a homeless, or perhaps someone that was recently released from the hospital (as in one of the psych patients maybe), must have been wandering around on the street and for some reason decided to enter our enclosed front porch. They tried on all the running shoes that we have out there and left the remains in a pile. It must have seemed like a shoe store to the person. Lucky find for him, unlucky for my husband.
My husband I both wear the same size shoe. He’s a short and I’m tall and somehow we both pretty much have the same sized feet. How rare is that anyway? His feet are wider than mine though, so we don’t trade shoes very often. Actually he’s not really allowed to wear mine as he stretches them out. Besides going back to the whole cross dressing memories that I have of and ex I don’t really want to see Chris wearing my shoes, at least not my heels.
I’m counting this as one more unlucky thing that has happened to us this month. Could have been worse I suppose. Chris has had those shoes for over 6 months and they were starting to wear a little with all the walking he does for work anyway. Besides, if I remember correctly we got them at an manufacture outlet so the price was inexpensive too. Unfortunately he needs new shoes now. Anyone know of any deals in the Toronto area?
Now we are off to Ottawa. One of my Aunts is celebrating her 80th birthday and her family is throwing a surprise party for her. I haven’t been back to Ottawa, my home town, since finishing things up there after my mothers death in 2003. It might be a little bit of an emotional rollercoaster of a weekend.
The drive takes between 4 and 4.5 hours, depending on traffic and how fast we go. Unfortunately, with my knee, which happens to be a tiny bit better but still very sore and extremely swollen, our ride might take longer if it acts up and we end up having to stop a few times so I can stretch my legs.
The party is at 2 pm! It’s 7 a.m. now, so I guess we’d better get started. Oh we’re going through a heat wave here. It’s supposed to be 32 C (89.6 F) but with the humidty it will feel like 40 Celsius (104 F). Did I tell ya we DON’T have air-conditioning in our car? It broke last year and we didn’t fix it, well we tried but it didn’t work. So … it’s going to be a long hot sticky drive. We’ll do the same thing and experience the same conditions sometime tomorrow as we return home.
My Green Thumb Sunday post will be up sometime Sunday afternoon when I return!