Saturday, May 20, 2006

Retirement's not so bad

We've (mostly Richard) been working on getting our rig ready for the road. Our icemaker sprung a leak a week or so ago. It's in the water line to the ice-maker so it's just turned off. Have no idea what it's problem is and how we'll get it fixed. He's having fun running electrical lines and other kinds to hook up a camera to the back of the truck so he can see to hook up to the trailer. We found a portable sink that holds three gallons of water to put in the truck so except for a way to heat or cool it (without running the engine) it's got everything it needs to be a not so mini-motorhome.

Dom is in boy's baseball - first year of player pitch - and they will be in the playoffs beginning the week of Memorial Day. Their current record, with one game to go, is 9/4/1. He hit a double today that ended the game as that put his team 10 pts. ahead of their opponents! Games are called for pts ahead or time or innings - usually time.

Too bad Dayna had to miss her son's great hit. She's on a five state trip this week - TN, KY, IN (Evansville - Donna), IL, and MO - about 1000 miles of driving. We gave her our old GPS program & antenna after we got a new one that works a whole lot better. She's really been glad to have it and is the only auditor with one.

She and Deidra will drive to IL next week to be in a wedding so she'll miss Dom's playoffs, too. She's missed a lot with this job.

My dad fell a couple of weeks ago and cut himself on some glass, requiring 7 stitches in his forehead and 8 in his hand. Dayna was there shortly afterward and said he had a great shiner. This week my parents and Marie all have bronchitis. I was ready to fly out again but Mom's LTC ins. has finally kicked in providing help four days a week. That, coupled with Daddy's three, means someone is there everyday to help them. Hopefully, this will be all they need for awhile.

Our niece Patricia, Greg's oldest, won first place in a state-wide chemistry exam. She just discovered last year that she really likes chemistry but isn't sure what she wants to do with it. She goes to a two-week chemistry camp this summer and could win a spot on the team that goes to Korea to represent the US.


  1. Dianna, thanks for the very newsy update.

    When I was in Alaska this week, I picked up a bunch of brochures and travel guides for you guys. Also some great advice from the residents (Ken's parents) on dealing with mosquitoes. Can't wait for you to experience the beauty and granduer of that spectacular state.

  2. When do you hit the road?
    How old is Patricia; what grade?

  3. Patricia is a sophomore - 17 in November.

    We don't have an exact date. It will depend on Dom's playoffs and the fact that R has an appt. on the 7th of June. Within a few days of the 7th.