Monday, August 11, 2008

Here's The Big News... Drum Roll Please!

After waiting for 40 years, Howard has finally purchased the "hobby car" of his dreams! Well, not exactly his dreams because he has been coveting a '67 Chevelle for a good long while but they are just too far out of any conceivable price range we have. So I don't want to say Howard is settling, he's just readjusted his dreams. He has been shopping for a Mustang for several months now and finally found this one last week.

It's a 2007 and has had one owner. The poor guy had the car built especially for him and then, as is the sad case with many workers here in Michigan, he was laid off from work. He really hated to part with it and did in fact change his mind once. Howard's patience persevered and he finally talked him into selling last week. We went today to complete the paper work and pick up the car. Howard hasn't stopped smiling since!! I'm happy for him. He deserves it. He's worked hard for many years to support his family and never really asked for anything for himself. It's his turn. He's telling himself (and me) it's an investment!! Riiiiiight!! I say, let's enjoy it!!

At least for another couple months, then it's covered up in the garage until next Spring! Another good reason to move south!

This weekend we were freezing! We were all scratching our heads and asking ourselves where summer had disappeared to! Saturday we went to the picnic and it was basically rained out. I felt so bad for the hostess and host. They had worked so hard and had such nice plans: barbecue, boat rides on the lake, games, etc. Instead we visited inside their basement family room and ate our hot dogs in there. It stopped raining just as everyone was leaving.

Sunday was another chilly day! It rained off and on all day again. We were going to the Los Lonely Boys concert at 8:00 and thankfully the rain stopped by then. I can't remember the last time I actually wore long jeans during the summer! Not only did I wear jeans, I wore a sweatshirt too! The concert was great! The opening act was Los Lobos which I didn't really know that much about. I was mainly going to see Los Lonely Boys.

The crowd really got into Los Lobos though and I think about 1/3 of the people left when they finished performing. That afforded us some better seats as we were able to move up about 10 rows. It was a late night though as the concert didn't end until 11:00 and we didn't get to bed until after midnight!
I will be working 4 days this week at school for the summer reading program. It's only 1/2 day so it shouldn't be too bad. It's just having to get up so early and get going again. I guess it will get me ready for the start of school in a few short weeks! Summer is almost over!
Scott is up north this week with his friends. His friend Brian's family has a lake house and Brian's family invites him up every summer. He says it's his favorite place to spend his vacation. It's so quite around here.

Zoe's just been chillin'. The weather didn't cooperate this past weekend for any "park time" but we went out for a little while today for some Frisbee fun.

Charlie says HI Andy! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

It's going to be a beautiful week here in Michigan. Temps will be in the high 70's!!! Nice!

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