Friday, May 23, 2003

Gone to Carolina Archive: First Day of Summer Speech

Twins 27-19  Braves 32-15
5 inches of rain yesterday.  We woke up in the rain and went to bed in the rain.  We've got great drainage on our property and it looks like most of the houses in our neighborhood don't have standing water problems.  So flooding isn't really a concern for us here in our neighborhood. But our county has been under flood warnings and watches for the better part of the last week. Yesterday they postponed the NASCAR races because of the rain. I guess that doesn't happen very often. 
The guys are helping with housework this summer. Yesterday Taylor cleaned the downstairs bathroom and dusted the family room and living room. Nate vacuumed the entire lower floor so I could wash the tile floors.  They were fairly cheerful about helping.  I had my "first day of summer" speech with them Wednesday afternoon...'you help me with my work, I spend more time helping you do what you want to do...yada yada yada.'
How about that Annika Sorenstam? I'm not really a golf fan. But I might have to tune in for a while today.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Gone to Carolina Archive: Sleeping Late

Twins 26-19  Braves 31-15
Comment from yesterday:
From Tony: I agree with Taylor. Tell her she is dumb. It works for me. (Ha, Ha)
Well, summer vacation started yesterday afternoon. I'm glad.  All winter I've been looking forward to summer vacation so I wouldn't have to get up before 6 to get Taylor ready for the bus.
Settled in to bed last night, looking forward to sleeping late this morning.
Woke up at 6:10.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Gone to Carolina Archive: Just Tell Her She's Dumb

Twins 25-19  Braves 31-14
Overheard in the car yesterday:
Nate: "So, you think I should just try to keep blowing her off?"
Ryan: "huh, yeah, but that's not likely to work. She's pretty hard to shake off."
Nate: "Yeah, she'll probably just say something like 'Every relationship has it's ups and downs.'"
Tayor: "Why don't you just tell her she's dumb?"

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Gone to Carolina Archive: Girl Magnet

Twins 25-18  Braves 31-13
Nate's friend Ryan is a girl-magnet.  Looking at him, I can see why. He has this great, dark curly hair. He's tall and skinny like Nate and just exudes confidence.
Nate is getting caught in the web by association.  So far, we are not getting a lot of phone calls from girls. I guess Ryan's family had to tell the girls they could call only once each day and they've put a limit on how long the conversation can go. 
But Ryan's most ardent admirers live in OUR neighborhood.  Ryan does not.  Ryan comes over most weekends for a few hours, and the girls come over here for him.  If he's not here, they will talk to Nate. For quite a while.
It's going to be an interesting summer. I have a feeling I'm going to be sitting at the pool a lot, rolling my eyes over the top of whatever the book of the moment is.  And I'm going to need to find little guys to take to the pool so Taylor isn't ditched.
It'll be fun.

Monday, May 19, 2003

Gone to Carolina Archive: Fixed Or Repaired Daily

This will be short. More of a confession, actually.
I have a FORD parked in my driveway. Yes Dad, I tried to explain to the dealer that I really wasn't sure I could drive a FORD rental, but they didn't have any Chysler rentals left.  I drove the 10 miles home and didn't have to get out and push...not even once.
My trusty Dodge should be back this afternoon.  It's in for it's 60,000 mile service. I can't believe it's already been 60k. I remember when it was just a baby of 13 miles...seems like only yesterday.