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Archive for July, 2009

Week recap

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

The visit with my brother and his family was fun, but all too short.  We saw each other mostly in the evenings as I couldn’t easily take time off from the work I so recently started. I offered them use of the car, but they chose to walk or take cabs and busses for sightseeing; […]

Time and Distance

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Today John is starting his new job in Austin, 1300 miles away.  While I’m working I’m waiting for my brother and his family to arrive from New Zealand, a few thousand miles away.  They’ll stay for a few days then head home to Floriday, another few thousand miles away.  I was not able to compete […]

Leaving on a jet plane

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I woke up humming “Leaving on a jet plane” yeaterday. I took John to the airport that morning. Knowing that he was flying on a one way ticket added weight to the trip, even though I’m going to see him in three weeks. There’s a lot happening (pride, family visiting, theater tickets, etc) in that […]


Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The theme for the week was ‘wheels’. A friend from Georgia was visiting for the holiday weekend and he rented a PT Cruiser.  Not my favorite vehicle, but since the other choices are my  two seater and John’s 2 door Accord, he drove.  After a few days of playing tourist (including watching the fireworks on […]