Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

Last minute plane trip home for the weekend thanks to Shrek 3's opening weekend box office. Snagged Friday morning til Tuesday morning red eye. Bren needed the help to get the house a-shambles. Painted the dining room, prepped the cabinwet doors for painting, cleaned and rearranged the office, shampooed the dining room carpet, mulched the front bushes, setup the garage sale and played with the kids. and serviced the wife. both very important. they deserved it. Bonnie and Larry came down to help. VERY much appreciated. The house looks quite formidable to pack. One-room-at-a-time approach better work.

Everything was groovy all weekend. Kids were great. Twins are babbling up a storm. V has got a real pitching arm but needs work on the catching. Natalie still managed to get another goose egg from the "protected" coffee table. Sam knows how to turn up the volume on the radio. Bren needs to check it before the alarm goes off. I guess I have a beef with someplace called iSeatz.com. Bren bought a voucher for me for transport from the house to DFW (at 3:30 AM). Voucher cost $25. Super Shuttle grudgingly accepts voucher for only $18 of the fare because i'm not being picked up from a hotel. No word of error from iSeatz when I confimed the voucher and stated I was at a residence. No mention of extra fees because I wasn't being picked up in front of a lobby. I had to fork over another $14 for the rest of the fare. Total: $39 for a $32 fare.

Parents were in Mexico on vacation. Good for them. Here's a puzzler. They suggested to fly Virginia out to L.A. so they could spend some time with her and drop her off at the new house. When we thought it'd be a better idea to make the trip as a family but they were more than welcome to fly to L.A. to help with the move and spend time with their grandchildren in L.A. ... no, that's ok. Mom tends to picture things as all or nothing. She has declared to forgo any sort of major wedding anniversary plans if I can't be present. Even though Julie and Steve would come up from Austin - that's not good enough. I don't get it. Empty Nest has hit big time.

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