We had one of those increasingly familiar mornings in which Rebecca didn’t play at all. She did help me empty the dishwasher, and she put towels into the dryer as I handed them to her from the washer, and she pushed the basket of dry towels into the living room for me to fold —[...]
Again, my wife went to work early. Our guests, Rebecca, and I all woke up later, but in plenty of time to eat (only Rebecca actually ate breakfast), clean up, and get our guests bags packed.
Morning: grocery shopping, play. Afternoon: checked out some nearby model homes. My wife got a call from her good friend Valentina as we left one model home: she said she’d almost to missed her flight. “To where?” my wife asked. “To come see you guys,” Val replied.
(This blog entry describes the recent visit of our friend Kristen, as well as Rebecca’s baptism, two events that were scheduled to coincide.) Saturday morning (Aug. 20) we awoke with a plan to meet our friend Kristen at Austin’s airport before lunch. However, in the first hitch of the weekend, Jet Blue wasn’t cooperating (not[...]
1) I suppose the biggest news of the past week is that we finally broke our streak of 100-degree days. From July 11 through Aug. 12, we saw 100°F or more every single day. That’s 33 days in a row, and 53 total for the year. Saturday was the big relief day; the high was[...]
A few days ago, I mentioned we were hosting our friend Valentina for a few days. After picking her up from the airport and getting her settled in our house (she slept in Rebecca’s room), we all went to bed relatively early. (My wife had cooked an excellent supper for us.)
Contradicting my last entry, we’re actually doing something interesting besides watching Rebecca grow. Beginning last night, we’re hosting Marline’s friend Valentina for a few days. This is the first time anyone besides my family has come to see us in Killeen.
On the Lampasas River : Sunday afternoon, my wife and I hurried over toward Burnet County (south of Kempner, Texas), to attend a Christmas party thrown by her boss, Amy. Sunset Over the Lampasas River Banks (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
Sorry for the five-day delay in posting to this blog. I haven’t gone that long since the first week we moved here. My excuse: My wife’s been off work for several days. When she’s home, I like to spend time with her, whether it’s on a day-trip, shopping, watching a movie, cooking, talking, or simply[...]
Last night, as a welcome break from packing, moving, calling, paying, etc., my wife and I were treated to a nice dinner in Ada. Our hosts: Richard and Abby Barron. We met at a cozy restaurant on Main Street and spent roughly an hour there, eating and talking. (I can’t spell the name of the[...]