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Archive for March, 2006

Mac Update

Friday, March 31st, 2006

I’ve had the Mac for two months now, and finally I’m close to saying that my old laptop can go away. There have been some things that I expected to be smooth that were difficult and vice-versa. I made a few Mac-related purchases – I had to buy a new printer/scanner/copier/fax because there was no […]

The Rest of the Trip

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

On Wednesday, we left Bradenton for Orlando. On the way, we stopped at Florida Southern University. My father graduated from there, but that’s not the reason we stopped. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the campus and several of the buildings. We’re big fans of his work. When we were dating, John and I used to meet […]

Family Fun in Florida

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Saturday we had a party to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday (which is actually next week, but who’s counting?). My sister-in-law made all the arrangements, which meant we just had to show up and enjoy it. Since it was held at her retirement community, we ate between regularly scheduled meals, so the party started at […]

Getting older

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Last Saturday John gave me my birthday gift (i.e. the trapeze class) so on Sunday I gave him his Christmas present – a shooting class. He was pretty good – hitting the beginner’s bullseye every time on his first round. I had a bit more trouble. When I had LASIK for my middle-aged eyes last […]

It’s a Circus

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

For my birthday (which was in January), John bought be a lesson at Trapeze Arts in Oakland. Today we went for our classes – trapeze for me and trampoline for him. I was the oldest person in the class by probably 15 years, but did OK if I say so myself. Although the actual moves […]

Delightful in Denver

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Last year and this year we planned winter trips to Denver for an appointment with our accountant. We had a little trouble getting here – first our flight was delayed by 2 hours, then 3 hours, then cancelled altogether. We were routed through LA, and that flight was late. Fortunately the airline held our outgoing […]