Finally, after two weeks, I’m on my way home! I have found it difficult to sit on the plane or walk through the airport though thinking about poor Dimitri.
I have been locked in a conference room all day for 2 weeks, so I’m pretty clueless about what is happening here.
Originally Posted by DB
Here's a little good news from COLLEGE: S got back a bunch of PE grades yesterday. All 100%. Hey, a one-credit A is still an A.
S thinks he did well on his Social Psych exam. For those of you with long memories, you may recall that he failed 2 classes in the spring of freshman year due to his mental health issues. This is one of those do-overs. I can't WAIT for that F to be gone.
Hero of the Week = DB’s S.
LAF – Belated PVC’s to your D @ Elon. Hopefully things will continue to improve.
DB – So, does the water heater mess up the weekend? I realize it’s too late, but I vote for North Beach with a side trip to Calvert Cliffs and a beer afterward.
Lilmom – S + job + $ + experience =
Lotsofquests – Adding my congrats to your S on the Denmark program.
Originally Posted by tx5
He posted yesterday on FB that he successfully picked the lock for his roommate's room (roommate had locked himself out), so at least he is learning something at college.
It’s always nice to have a trade on which to fall back. I always tell everyone that if Computer Science hadn’t worked out I’d have probably had to go into “Breaking and Entering.”
Originally Posted by 12rmh18
He's still a "work in progress," - and I'm sure we'll have more "Adventures on Craigslist" - but I'm thrilled that the bratty freshman & risk-seeking sophomore is settling down & turning into a fine young man.
I’m hoping to reach that “fine young man” stage someday. Although, I guess I can forget about the "young" part.
P56 – Congrats to S3 on the learner’s permit. Now he can legally drive you crazy.
Re: the bump, hustle, Macarena, Wobble, etc. – Carry on, you are on your own.
Actually at the Oktoberfest last weekend they had some sort of “World’s Largest Chicken Dance.” Not knowing what a Chicken Dance was, I figured it best that I not try to participate.
Re: Decluttering – It takes me a while to get around to such things. This year I threw away my Windows 98 install disks.
Well, our nest is slightly less empty. I am on the way home to see my new 6 month-old beagle. It was either going to the pound to be “put down” or come to our house… guess which option won? It met DW’s criteria in a dog, “one that needs me.” The tentative name is Atticus Finch (the attorney in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” DW’s favorite book / movie). Most likely he is a permanent fixture, but may be temporary until we find him a home depending on how well he and the cat get along. I do not intend to teach it the Hokey Pokey.
In college news (including unexpected call, in glido’s spirit), someone has replaced D2 with a different person. We received more pictures of her and friends this week. She also called and seemed genuinely happy when I talked to her. She called me one night this week for advice on her Computer Science homework… I’m not sure if I was happier that she had it right or that I could actually do it.
Of course, she was working on her homework at 11:00PM which is about my bedtime, but I was glad to help (you never know about those 11:00PM text messages). She still had more homework for other classes and was saving her law seminar reading for last since that is “fun.”
I did tell her to be sure to read my email about Orlando and get back to me… <chirp> <chirp> <chirp>.