Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Visit to the George's


Made the drive last night right after school, up to Lake Forest to the George's house. It was a little over 2 hours and well worth it. It's good to see people 'in their nest', to picture what their lives are like. The food was great, playing Wii was fun, and jumping the neighbor's fence to steal guava and limes from the trees was good. Also---Mckenna's math homework has passed my capabilities. Rob helped her out, thank God. She's going to start calling him at work instead of me for homework help. Ina's in the picture hiding.....

7 comments:

Lee said...

Awesome! It is a shame that RBG's place has that severe tilt though...

We have Froggy to call for Math help. Quite a few times the kids would be crying and frustraited, a phone call later, it's easy and they flew through the rest.

flyingvan said...

Well, yeah--the sever tilt you see is in the part they added on. We elected NOT to bring it up, as they spent lots of money. It must be a sore subject in the George household as all the conversation skirted around the issue.

shoo said...

Hey, when you come to my house, you won't have to hop a fence for guavas.

flyingvan said...

Me Mum makes an excellent jam out of guavas. Good for PB&J's, awesome as a ham glaze. We eat LOTS of fruit in our home, and free fruit is the best kind..

prestoffcenter said...

And so stealing fruit tastes like what?

Sharing the stolen fruit makes them accessories.

flyingvan said...

I was hoping RBG would soften my use of the word 'stolen' but I guess he's busy. The neighbor's house is bank owned, vacant, and has fruit rotting on the ground. RBG assured us that the bank would WANT us to take the fruit. Stolen fruit tastes like store-bought, without the little product sticker. After reading Suella's blog, I'm wondering if stolen stollen tastes like stollen?

- Rob said...

Yup, very busy. Demanding project for a customer in Sweden + travel to Finland next week = early morning phone calls, work with my co-workers during the day, get my own work done at night, spend time with the family where possible, try to sleep a little bit.

Regarding free fruit, I absolutely concur with Steve's last comment. The bank is paying a gardener to pickup and throw away the stuff that hits the ground. Steve saved them some time by taking it away before it hit the ground where it makes unsightly marks on the patio. I could even make a case of the bank paying him for helping with the maintenance and value of the property!

The tilt cost us a lot extra. It was difficult to find a contractor to go along with it. However, I have always wanted a kitchen that reminds me of the old Batman TV show.