Monday, April 24, 2006
I keep posting messages here to keep the site alive. Let me know if anyone ever reads it.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Easter Weekend. Going toMichigan. Diana, Emma and Nina coming to visit Sunday and Susan coming in Tuesday late afternoon. We're excited. George's recovery on schedule.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
We're going to Mexico this weekend. Flying into Puerto Vallarta Saturday, June 11, taking a cab to San Francisco (also called San Pancho), and staying there until we return Tuesday, June 14. San Pancho is about 30 miles north of PV. Only four days. We were going down to look at property to buy, but have sense been told to be very careful. Prices already seem high, the Mexican tax structure is confusing, and it seems to be easy to not get clear title. So we are going to look but not buy anything.
Hope you all have great weekends.
Sunday, June 05, 2005
I think this blog would be a good place to post travel plans, as long as someone else could not use them to tell when our houses would be home alone and vacant.
We are in North Carolina with Sally, Ron and Marty this weekend for Marty's 89th birthday. Yesterday we went to a Hayward Community Collece festival called Mountain Echo with a lot of great mountain music. The community college is doing an impressive job of teaching basic, technological job skills that this country needs as manual labor jobs decrease and as the world gets more complicated. Things like electronic maintenance, hydraulic maintenance, network management.
Next weekend we go to San Pedro, just north of Puerto Vallarta to look at the town and real estate. We do not plan to buy anything immediately because the prices already are high and it would be tough (although not impossible) for us to finance. But the area sounds attractive.
Bye for now.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
Here's an inteesting insight and comparison to our family. We talked to a friend, Eileen Heisler, at Play Reading tonight. Eileen has been to China on business four times in the last couple of years. She says that family life is affected in strange ways by the rule of one child per family. For example, two sets of parents each have only one child, those children marry, and they can only have one child. So none of the children have brothers or sisters, and the four grandparents combined have only one grandchild.
That's a strange thought coming right after our child-filled and great trip to Vermont.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Here are some good lines from Wallace Stevens'"Credences of Summer" ... that you all might enjoy ...
Now in midsummer come and all fools slaughtered
And spring's infuriations over and a long way
To the first final autumnal inhalations, young broods
Are in the grass, the roses are heavy with a weight
Of fragrance and the mind lays by its trouble.
Sunday, June 06, 2004
Dear Andy, et al,
We are wireless, too, but not networked. One computer isn't even hooked up to a printer so it would be nice if everything were networked. It also would make file sharing easier. The question is: how do you do it? I understand it is easy with Windows XP, but one of our computers is Windows 98. One more thing to spend time doing.
Anyway, Andy, I'm glad yours is working.
Spring has finally hit Chicago. Summer will probably come next week. Meantime, the days are warm and evenings are cool enough for good sleeping. One of the best times of theyear in Chicago! We look forward to seeingyou in Chicago in June.