Saturday, March 14, 2009

College Tour

12:09 pm - C and I are watching the old movieNorth to Alaska, withJohn Wayne. It's a nice way to spend a Saturday. Thursday he and I drove down to Morris MN to look at the college. Since its about a seven hour drive down there from Ely, we went the night before and stayed at the Prairie Inn. One of the football coaches took us out to dinner at a pizza joint. The next morning we drove to the school and took the grand tour, we had lunch with the coaches, more meetings. than we drove home. We got home last night about ten. Today we are working on college applications, and just chilling out.

4:35 pm - Just finished another college application with C. We are trying to remember all the extra activities he did in high school and it was a lot harder than I thought. He did a lot of stuff.

10:00 pm - we just finished watching Will Ferrell's take on George Bush. That was a waist of an hour and half, I'll never get back. I really though the show would be funny, but not. I took Map out for a nice walk around town this evening just before dark. It is really warm out here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Clean Up From Snow & College Ap's

11:33 am - I just woke C up so he could watch a dog sled race that he helped out with here in Ely on TV. We've got to clean up from yesterdays snow fall. C might even have to get out his snow blower for the front walk. Big got home from FL last night. I talked to him for about 15 minutes and I'm already feeling depressed about the business. It makes me want to stay out here even more.

5:11 pm - We spent the afternoon working on C's college applications. We made an appointment with the football coach at U of MN for tomorrow night, so we will be driving down tomorrow and spending the night. I've pretty much decided that I'm going to stay out here longer, trying to get all the paper work completed.

8:50 pm - C and I have had a great day, talking about all sort of things, you'd never guess a twenty year old son and his mother would talk about. I really love hanging out with C. Map was going crazy around here until just a little while ago, when she finally crashed on the couch. She has issues with C and I sitting together on couch when we were working on the applications.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ely Snow

Yesterday March 9
11:15 am - It's a gray morning with C still in bed and Map chilling out with me on the couch. I'm thinking about staying out here with C longer. I've got to figure out how to get him into his next college and I don't think I can do it in one week.

Today March 10
11:38 am - The snow has just started and the wind is up, but we are still waiting for the predicted storm to get here. Map and I just got back in from a walk around the block. I had to get her out of the house.

3:53 pm - The snow has finally got here, but so far no real wind to speak of yet. We just ate our dinner. Neither C or I have gotten dressed today. This is my idea of a perfect vacation.

8:44 pm - It is really coming down out there. I love it. I really should take Map and go for a walk around the town, but I don't think I'm going to make it. Right now I thinking about popcorn and a movie.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nice Weekend in MN

12:23 pm - I took Map for a walk around Miner's Lake yesterday, which was great until the heal pain came back last night. I've decided that somehow the stretching I've been doing over the last couple of weeks is helping that pain. So I went back to stretching this morning. Now we'll see. C just got up. He's taking advantage of having me here to take care of the dog.

9:02 pm - C and just finished watchingBig Love I didn't know he was fan of the show. Map has decided tonight that she is going to bond with me. She's been in my lap all evening. Its been a nice weekend, I love hang out with C.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Badly Run Flights

10:12 am - I've got to get going and get my things packed. I've got two hours to clean out my truck, pack, and kill time. Isn't it funny that I can't wait to get out of the house and see C, but I don't really want to go. I love being home when Big is away and I hate leaving Gr, who is already looking sad.

1:41 pm - I'm at the airport in Albany. I've seen it so busy here. i had to park in the over flow's over flow parking lot, and it took me over twenty minutes to get through security. That's crazy for this airport. Now I can just relax, read, and do some writing. [I've developed an idea for telling the Reynolds story.]

5:34 pm - I'm in the air finally. I don't think I've ever seen a worse job done in loading a plane. Then when they got us on the plane, we were told that do to traffic we couldn't take off. So I'm guessing my once plenty of time between flights is now going to be a tight connection.

7:22 pm - I made it to the plane for Duluth with about five minutes to spare. I love how when they open the door of the plane we all push our way out and run up the shoot like cattle.

10:17 - I have found myself in my favorite hotel, with my rental car, and finally relaxed after a long day. I'm eating a pizza, since I didn't get any dinner. Tomorrow I will head up to C's place, tonight and the morning I sleep in.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Tiny Laptop

9:41 am - My laptop definitely went south last night. I've had it for seven years. So I guess I'm going to bite the bullet and buy a new one today. I'm off to Staples to see what I can find.

4:39 pm - So I bought this tiny computer, that weighs in at less than a pound and a half. I knew I wanted something small for traveling in the airport and this is it. Little just let me know that I've got to go to Bellows Falls to pick up his friend Em, so I've got to get some home paper work done tonight.

10:32 pm - I'm still trying to figure everything out on this new computer. Is a little tight and I keep hitting the wrong keys, but I think that will get better. It's going to be a full day tomorrow, so I think I'll call it a night.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow On The Screen

10:05 am - My life has been so dull lately that I couldn't even think of anything to write about. At least today I can report that were getting some snow. Big left yesterday for a week long trip to play golf in Florida with some of the guys. So things are relaxed around here.

3:38 pm - It's still snowing and the wind has kicked up. I got payroll done and few other office things taken care of. Now I wont have to go back to the office until Wednesday.

10:02 pm - Damn my lap top crashed tonight. I guess it's time to buy a new one, I really didn't want to. Worse thing is it ate up my photo of the snow today. On the good side "Saving Grace" is back on tonight. C called so I know he's alright, and Little and I manged a whole evening on the couch together. Life goes on [well maybe not for my computer].