Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Check out this ice!! Even though it was here yesterday you couldn't really see it until the sun came out today. Yes, that's right, the SUN!! Haven't seen it in a long time it seems. When you can't remember the last time, you know it has to be a long time!! The temperature never got out of the 20's today but that sun makes it seem so much warmer!! Today everyone was back to work or school (or travelling like Tyler) except me. After being sick Thursday & Friday, off on the weekend, then Martin Luther King's Birthday, today was what we call a Developmental Day, a day when teacher's have to work, meetings, report cards, etc., but support staff has the day off. Usually I only work when kids are in school which makes sense since I'm an "instructional aide". No one to instruct when the kids aren't there!! I went out around noon to run some errands and the sun on the ice on the trees was really spectacular. These pictures don't do it justice. It's like diamonds on the branches, really something to see. Tyler and Howard got up around 4:30 to get ready for the drive to the airport. Tyler made it there on time and the only wrinkle was that he had to pay an extra $80 for his over sized suitcase. Guess that's not too bad when you consider he's moving everything he has there. He made it to Las Vegas and was waiting for the counter to open for his connecting flight so he could check in.
Guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow to be sure he got there as he won't get there until 1:30 a.m. our time and I'll be long asleep by then, hopefully. I just want to know he made it there ok and got in his apartment, etc. He has a couple days to look around and explore before orientation on Friday and then classes on Monday. Exciting times for both Tyler and Amber. She had no problems with her move or the drive to DC. She's trying to find her way around the City and find the best route to work so she's prepared next week when she starts her new job. The only exciting thing here at home (and it's not very exciting really) is that I better go dig out some more blankets because it sounds like we are going to need them tonight with single digit temps!!

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