Summer may be winding down, but you can't tell around here.
Friday afternoons are early release days for school kids here in our district, meaning the kids get out an hour and a half early so the teachers can meet and plan and learn. My dreams of grandmotherhood are coming true now, as we picked up the kids from school and they spent the afternoon with us.
We finally got to use that kiddie pool we have had stored in the garage for a long time now. With temps in the mid eighties, it was the perfect way to have fun in the sun.
Yep, I got wet too.
Tad, our tech guy, has scrubbed our computer, and installed Windows 7. Currently Carbonite is re-installing all of our saved documents. It says it has three days to go. So I am using Suzie, my little Acer net book, to publish this post. It's not so efficient, but I think we're communicating now, after she quit on me once. This is a big job for her.
Today Tom and I were off to another Sounders match at the stadium. We ate our hot dogs in the shade on the north entrance steps. Not a bad view for dining.
With the anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow, the flag ceremony has special meaning, and all branches of the armed services were represented in the presentation of the colors.
At the 9th minute, until the eleventh minute, the crowd waved little American flags in commemoration of the anniversary.
The action on the field was fierce, and the 1-2 loss was disappointing, but we stayed to thank our players before heading for the shade, and iced lattes at Starbucks before coming home on the light rail.
Tomorrow we'll be doing laundry and packing up. We're heading for the Oregon Coast Monday for a stay at the little red cabin at Rockaway Beach, and a stop in the valley to see my mom.
Hopefully tomorrow will be another peaceful late summer day, when we can all go about our business of enjoying our freedom.