Thursday, August 13, 2009

This and that

I'm sitting in my office waiting for the rain to stop before driving home. Normally, rain wouldn't stop me from heading out, but the ac on the crapvan has been out this summer (technically, the fan that blows the cool air in my face is not functioning, but it's the same result), so, I hesitate to drive home in the rain. Houston is hot an humid and I know from past experience that my car will fog up and I'll just end up waiting out the storm in a parking lot. So, I'll take advantage of this delay to update here.

I have a week before I move my youngest into her dorm and officially become an 'empty-nester.' I've barely seen Emily in the last couple of weeks due to our widely varying schedules, but we are hoping to work in a partial 'girls day' on Saturday. She has plans for the afternoon, but if we can get going early enough, we can fit in some dorm shopping and lunch before she takes off w/ her friends.

Sometime in the next couple of days, I need to figure out what we can do for Larry's birthday next week. It's coming up fast. I need to email the commune/choir group and see if we can do something one night next week.

I also desperately need to work on the house. It's a shambles. That's what happens when you work 10 to 16 hour days all summer long. I need to wash slipcovers and put stuff away. Cleaning out the fridge would be a good thing too. I keep hoping that once there's just the two of us, this will be better, but I'm not holding my breath.

And choir practice for the year starts tonight. We have had a couple of rehearsals for a concert we are doing in November, but this is the official start of our year. From now on, most Thursday nights will be taken up w/ rehearsals. It will be a later one for me as I have to cantor at the 8:00 am Mass this Sunday.

The sun is shining in, so I will be on my way.

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