The Life

We drove away from Cactus Heights, Lt. Stine, ambulance, crime scene tape, all that.

“The hard part is going to be keeping Ray out of this,” Bernie said.

And if he said it, I believed it, a good thing, because I’d been thinking that the hard part for me was trying to remember what was going on with the case, and now I didn’t have to worry about that.

Bernie sighed. “Guess it’s time for us to head for L.A.,” he said. “Not my favorite place, and it’s going to raise Bob’s bill, but what choice do we have?”

I didn’t know. Soon we were on a freeway, driving toward the sun, which was sinking in the sky and getting bigger and redder as it did. Loved seeing that! Bernie switched on the music. Billie Holiday and If You Were Mine, Roy Eldridge on trumpet. That trumpet did things to me, hard to describe. This was the life.


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34 Responses to “The Life”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    3:29 am on September 15th, 2010

    Good Morning! We just read the late posts from last night. So glad Kirby came back. We know who that Situation guy is that Kirby mentioned, but Barb doesn't waste her time on those shows (No Housewives of…..either).

    Wonder what C & B will find in LA.

    Question – Next week Barb wants to show someone her card from Rio, but how do you go back to that post after it is gone? In other words, how can you access an old post?

  2. B.Stover
    3:29 am on September 15th, 2010

    Good Morning Chet, Bernie, Spence, Admin and everyone. I'm glad you're happy Chet (and, or course, you usually are) but I'm wondering why you and Bernie are heading to L.A.

  3. B.Stover
    3:31 am on September 15th, 2010

    Hi Barb. What was the date of the post?

  4. B.Stover
    3:54 am on September 15th, 2010

    Barb: It is the the post of Sept. 12 "Great Country." In "Search" above, type in "treat." Then just click on comments. (You can find previous posts by typing in one of the tags. "Treat" was a tag for that post. I have Chet's site on my Google Reader.)

  5. Barb & Maggie
    3:57 am on September 15th, 2010

    Bee, Where do you type in "Treat"?

  6. Barb & Maggie
    3:58 am on September 15th, 2010

    Bee, Found it, thanks.

  7. macy the min pin
    4:40 am on September 15th, 2010

    Good Morrrning everyone! She left the laptop on all night! I have been looking at all kinds of things that I don't have time to browse during the day. Next project, find out credit cards numbers. So many pretty things and no way to get them. Drat.

    I wish I could go with Bernie and Chet. The only places I get to go are The Toenail Chopper, the vet, and rarely, The Big Orange Box where mom works. That is fun, because lots of people tell me how pretty I am (like I didn't know!). Only bad thing is that Dad sometimes forgets to put a mat in the buggy and it hurts my paws. Usually all I have to do is dance around a little and Dad remembers. I am very persuasive.(I do not know how to use the spelling thingy)

    Back to shopping till Mom comes home. Later.

  8. Staff
    4:41 am on September 15th, 2010

    So is Bernie going back to LA because Stine said they wanted to talk to him? I think that is it.

    Finally a mention of Col. Bob. He has been MIA for months.

    Seems suspicious to me.

    I hope the quilt gets there today. Shelia said it should be on the 15th and that is today.

  9. macy the min pin
    4:43 am on September 15th, 2010

    Yeaaaaaa! Kirby T. Penworthy, I missed you like crazy. Have you seen your eyes on the quilt. Loooove them.

  10. Staff
    4:51 am on September 15th, 2010

    Kirby I didn't see your post last night when I read through the blog, but it is there now!

    Welcome back!


  11. B.Stover
    4:58 am on September 15th, 2010

    Stine is in the Metro PD (according to THAT) but that's not in LA is it? I thought it was wherever Bernie lives.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    5:05 am on September 15th, 2010

    Macy, Did everything get ironed out between your mom and the Big Orange Box?

  13. Riö - The Evil
    5:05 am on September 15th, 2010

    Wha!?… This whole Astrid casing is moving so fast I can’t keep up with it anymore…snort!..Tell me again why they are going to L.A.??…wait!….Could it be to track down Albie’s bodyguard Foster???… smack!

  14. Riö - The Evil
    5:11 am on September 15th, 2010

    Kirby!…Did someone say Kirby came back?…snort!…Where the heck has he been for the past week?…sniff!…I’m glad he came back in time for the arrival of the Quilt!

  15. B.Stover
    5:26 am on September 15th, 2010

    I just remembered: Foster went to LA. (Now I feel better.)

  16. B.Stover
    5:29 am on September 15th, 2010

    Sorry Rio. I didn't see your comment above before posting my Eureka! moment.

  17. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:31 am on September 15th, 2010

    I think they are definitely on the trail of Foster — he is the key to the whole thing. Bet he has Astrid's suitcase as well! He's one bad dude, but his days are numbered with Chet and Bernie on the job. Orange jump-suit time, here we come.

    Wlecome back Kirby. Don't know if there is time for you to get to Salem this weekend, but you would be a shoo-in to win the best ear competition if you can.

    Rio. Definitely have the bow tie and the mustache ready for the big event.


  18. dawson
    5:48 am on September 15th, 2010

    Kirby, Kirby, Kirby! Happy to hear from you and I agree you would be a shoo-in for the "ears contest".

    Chet: Don't make me miss my flight!

  19. Gus and BooBear
    5:51 am on September 15th, 2010

    Welcome back, Kirby T!! We know about life getting in the way of the blog. That happened to us when Mom and Dad decided to move. For almost two months we were only able to comment sporadically although Mom read Chet's posting daily. She just didn't have time to read all the posts. We almost missed the window of opportunity for a place on the quilt! Hope everything is better for your Mom.

    Rio, the Astros are having a good run right now. That doesn't happen for us too often.

    Chet, it is a GREAT life.

  20. Melanie
    5:57 am on September 15th, 2010

    WAITING!!! I don't like WAITING!!!!

    Wöökie are you wearing the bow tie and mustache for the arrival of the quilt?

    We need a musically theme we can post for the arrival of the quilt. Obviously something with trumpets. Anyone have any ideas?

  21. Melanie
    6:12 am on September 15th, 2010

    trying something . .


  22. Melanie
    6:12 am on September 15th, 2010

    Nope didn't work. On facebook it becomes a heart.

  23. Mollypop
    6:16 am on September 15th, 2010

    Today is the first in a long time that my precious Yankees haven't been dumped on. It's hard to be King of the Hill – all the little people want to knock you down. Tee hee.

    Go Yankees!

  24. Melanie
    6:26 am on September 15th, 2010

    Uh Oh, MollyPop is putting it out there . . .

  25. FattyKitty
    6:50 am on September 15th, 2010

    Egad. The Librarian and I have wasted 45 minutes of precious time she could have been doing laundry or washing dishes or vacuuming reading the posts from the last two days. (Har! That is a joke for the Librarian from me.) Although it was precious time I could have been napping. To catch up:

    1. I do not like slim jims but am not opposed to their own day. I don't want a tuna day. I want tuna every day.

    2. A Princess attitude is more important than hair extensions.

    3. Kirby's ears have the right attitude too.

    4. Wish I were with Dawson eating fish from Haida G– however you spell it.

    5. I read that Sweet Land book too. I love the story about the people making the outhouse tip over heh heh.

  26. Mollypop
    7:06 am on September 15th, 2010

    The Quilt arrived!!!!!

  27. Mollypop
    7:08 am on September 15th, 2010

    He loves it!!!!

  28. Riö - The Evil
    7:15 am on September 15th, 2010

    Molly!…How do you know it arrived?…snort!

  29. B.Stover
    7:16 am on September 15th, 2010

    Mollypop: How do you know?

  30. Melanie
    7:16 am on September 15th, 2010

    Riö, Chet made another post called Special Edition!

  31. Mollypop
    7:17 am on September 15th, 2010

    Rio – Go to – A new post got added.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    7:33 am on September 15th, 2010

    Hmm!…For some reason I cannot post anymore comments on the “Special Edition” page…drat!…Here is what I tried to say over there!…sniff!

    Everybody!…. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!…snort!

  33. Siberian Husky
    10:26 am on September 15th, 2010

    LA—Not my favorite place either Chet, but I hear that In and Out hamburgers are delish.

  34. B.Stover
    10:36 am on September 15th, 2010

    SH: We are posting on the "Special Edition" post.

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