By 6:30 a.m. this morning I had already dropped a container of grapefruit juice, spilled milk on the table and floor, and ran out of shaving cream. Sometimes you just know it’s going to be one of those days. I hope Obama fairs better than I did.

Colleen did a project for one of her cousins where we had to take pictures in Minnesota of this flat paper doll named Stanlietta. Here’s one of the pics we took last week when the temperature got just a bit chilly (this is without the wind chill too!).

It was 13F on my drive in to work today and it felt like a heat wave. No lie – I had my sun roof down in my car the whole way to work – it felt great. Last night we got paged out for a house fire – we pulled all the trucks and went into action…turns out someone was burning their Christmas tree on the side of their house. Busted.

We had a great trip to Indiana last week – it was awesome to see everyone, and to meet baby Sarah. I always enjoy hanging out in the hotel on trips like this and getting a chance to catch up on things. It’s amazing that even though I lived in hotels for a lot of 6 years straight, I still love the feeling of checking in to my room and exploring. On the morning that we checked out, at about 5:30 a.m., I made a few trips to the car by myself. On the first trip I loaded up with a bunch of stuff and as I was getting off of the elevator I heard something crunch on the ground under my foot…but I didn’t think anything of it so I kept walking to the car. I noticed at the car that a bag of chocolate rice krispies was spilling. I looked behind me and saw a trail through the parking lot. I followed this trail of chocolate rice krispies into the hotel, all the way through the lobby, and into the elevator. It was awesome and totally cracked me up! I couldn’t have left a better trail of food if I had tried. The dude working in the lobby seemed happy about the mess because it gave him something to do 🙂

I sent a package to Katherine today – it may take a week to get there. The CD with photos from the trip is enclosed, but here are a few:


I still can’t believe Grandma brought this hat on the trip to wear at the wedding. How embarrassing!!!

I shared this picture as wallpaper with some of my co-workers. There are at least two others at work (besides me) who have this as their desktop on their computer now. It makes me feel at home to see the green shag throughout the office now 🙂

2 Responses to “Indianer”

  1. Grandpa T says:

    Hi David & all,

    Hope by now it’s warmed up a little. I had the day off today and it was in the upper 30s, so I washed both cars. It’s supposed to be cold tomorrow, so hope they dry off before then.

    Your picture of Stanlietta enjoying Minnesota was cute. Is she related to Mr. Bill? Looks like she could be. You can’t see it in the photo, but I hope there is a decimal between the 7 and 4 on your themometer. We had some cold weather, but I don’t think much lower than 5 below. That was cold enough. We enjoyed Minnesota many years ago, but don’t think we would enjoy the extremes as much now. Glad you and your family are able to get out and enjoy Minnesota so much.

    We had a great time in Indiana and glad we could all get together again. Also very thankful all made it there and back safely. We were only a half hour late getting into Manchester. It took a while to find and clean the car off. When we got home it was really nice to see that Dave Kosofsky had cleared our drive of snow. Other than her hearing we were happy to see how well Grandma is getting along. We’ve got a few pictures too that we’ll email to you. Probably not too many that you don’t have, but you can pick out any you like.

    I’m glad you got a picture of mom’s ballon hat. I was afraid she might want to bring it home with us. That would have been a lot of fun on the plane.

    I keep telling mom that as soon as everyone has put in wood floors that carpeting will make a comeback. If enough people use the shag carpeting as their computer wallpaper, maybe that will be the start of the swing from wood to carpeting.

    Thanks again for the news and pictures. We always enjoy them.


    Dad and Grandpa T.

  2. Aunt Katherine says:

    We had a great time in Indiana too! Wish it could have lasted longer. I can’t believe how big the kids are getting. It’s so weird to think that Sarah will be that big before I know it. I got your package. Thanks for all the clothes. I especially love the leopard print dress… that’s going to be so cute! And, the picture cd is great. I’m going to download the pics and then pass it on to mom and dad. I need to get better at taking pictures. You’re so good. Tell everyone ‘hi’ for me. Love, Katherine

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