Sunday, April 29, 2007

When only a movie cam would have done...

Morgan tonight - I can't get the expression on his face out of my brain - only 18 months old and showing a sense of humor that will probably drive us all crazy...

You really had to be there...
- relaxing in the living room after supper...
- his dad stands up to let Grandad sit in the corner chair...
- and in the blink of an eye...
- Morgan was up in the chair grinning...
- like he was ready to burst...
- unbelievable!!

Seeing that kind of quick thinking - and the fact that he actually understands the concept of one-up on you... well, where did he learn that?

Cause if he thought it up all on his own - is this family gonna be in trouble :)

later man, jan

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Our IQ is 131...

between John and myself - we managed an IQ score of 131... now we don't know why we did it or even what it means... doh.
later man, jan


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Friday, April 27, 2007

Procrastinators Unite - Chapter ???

Well, the kids have found another way for me to not get any work done at home --- have you all registered on Facebook? Where do we order tonight's dinner from? I understand that even though this is fairly new - it already has the nickname of 'crackbook' - sigh...

later man, jan

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

We are sad...April 16 Memorial Website

the following is copied from website Virginia Tech - In Memoriam ...

To honor and remember the victims of Monday's tragedy, the university has created the April 16 Memorial Website so individuals may share condolences, thoughts, and prayers.NOTE: Due to extremely high volume on the memorial website, you may experience slow performance.

Last updated 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17

The Virginia State Police have been coordinating the notification of the victims' next-of-kin with local authorities around the country. At this time, all families have been tentatively notified.
Read a complete investigation update
Classes are canceled for the remainder of the week to allow students to mourn and begin healing. Campus will reopen Wednesday for administrative operations.
Norris Hall has been closed for the remainder of the semester.
Get further details in our special section

jan

Saturday, April 07, 2007

There's snow in them thar hills...

The water line needed much assistance - not frozen but sucking in lots of silt to get trapped in the filter. At least twice daily the guys had to climb the hill to the barrel but there was only one day we missed our showers. We have no shortage of water or propane but it's sure nice to have enough pressure to run the hot on demand. There were no mouse droppings in the cabin - blessings - and thanx to all those wonderful wood choppers in the fall - the fire roared nicely and we had a wonderful week. I did lots of my normal 'creek maintenance' with hoe and rubber boots. I love squilching in the mud up the hill and the kids found beer creek still flowing to the mud flats and the waterfall had dug it's channel deeper than ever. Danielle fell in (so she said) and March 31 saw the first dip in the water. brrr. The Fish family were still in residence when we left for the coast and we will be back early next week for a few more days on the way home.

Our favourite place is still a winter wonderland... I've been waiting a long time to get back here...

later man, jan