Sunday, May 9, 2010

It has been 10 Days already

Okay, so I'm falling down on the job. First, I'd say that not much has happened. Then I could say that so much has been going on, I don't know where to start.

One of the urgent things to do here was to get some tile breaks fixed. That has been done. Of course, there is always another one which I decided to ignore. During the week, we also went big time and called in the big boys with huge toys to do more tiling. It is nearly impossible to get a tiler to work when you want them, which is after the ground is frost free and before we want to plant. Well, I solved that problem by telling them, "Okay, we'll put the tile in through the planted field. It is not the best idea, but by being flexible, we can get a tiler to do the job.

We've made a couple of trips to Cedar Rapids (and going again tomorrow). The one tomorrow is back to the dentist, a visit we all universally dislike! Sandy also needs some copies made for the computer rally that we're hosting, starting a week from today.

This coming week we head for Ames, Iowa for our 50th anniversary of our university graduation. It ought to be interesting. An AFROTC classmate has sent an email and we look forward to comparing notes when we get there.

At the end of my freshman year, I worked for 2 or 3 days helping returning alumni move into the dorm for the week that they were there for their 50th reunion. It was an eye-opening experience. The reactions of individuals to see someone that they hadn't visited with in over 50 years was very interesting. It did convince me that I wanted to return to my class reunions in the years to come.

We'll leave the rest of the reunion chatter to next week, when it will be after the reunion. I should also mention that the corn is planted here on the farm and the herbicide sprayed., plus we got a nice rain that evening, so the corn should grown. It is time to plant beans, but it looks like the weather is going to slow down that operation a bit.

Tomorrow is off to Cedar Rapids all day. Tuesday we sort, repack and make ready to travel. Wednesday we hit the road for Ames and we'll be boondocking in the stadium parking lot -- thank goodness for solar.

Have a great week.


1 comment:

  1. I had a similiar experience.

    The week of my college graduation back in 1977, the 50th class reunion was in full swing. Outside one day I saw an old lady confused about where to go. I offered her an arm and an escort to the union. The newspaper that day had been full of the 50th anniversery of Lindbergh solo, non stop flight across the Atlantic. As we slowely walked, I asked this woman about her memories of that day. She described how happy everyone was and how Lindbergh was such a hero.

    Long before I became I tour guide, I had memorized the date of Lindbergh's flight, May 1927. Now I repeat that day several times a week as I describe the Spirit on St. Louis on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space.

    BTW I remember attending your college graduation. We left home VERY early in the morning to get there. While the ceremony was in the morning, it felt like afternoon to my five year old mind. A very long day.