Saturday, August 16, 2008

What have you been doing this summer?

My summer has been saturated with soccer. Soccer, and getting ready for the wedding of our grandson, Matthew, to his beautiful bride Elenie. By 'getting ready' I mean finishing my Stash Jacket, knitting the shell I wore under the jacket, finishing their wedding quilt and making sure Lucas was dressed appropriately. Oh, there was that pesky packing and traveling, too. And don't forget the airport snafus: late departure from Charlotte and a cancelled flight in Chicago to come back home, and finally a 3-hour delay on the flight we finally did manage to get to Charlotte. All in all, I can't say I'm glad we made the trip at all, but I sure am glad it's behind us.

Lucas was accepted into Lincoln Charter High School for this year. This, after he spent the entire summer in soccer practices for Bandys High School soccer team. He has been going twice a day for awhile and had been getting up at 5:00 a.m. for a week before we knew for sure he would get into LCHS. He had a huge decision to make about his future, and he very carefully weighed all aspects of his decision before finally selecting Lincoln Charter. He'll hopefully spend his 4 high school years there. He begins school on Monday, August 18. Thus, the carpool begins....

If we are able to sell our house on the lake we're hoping to find something in the Denver area that will be closer to his school (and nearly everything else we enjoy doing). Ahhh, to be close to shopping centers, grocery stores, gas stations, doctors offices, hospitals and schools again.... It truly does sound like a dream, it has been so long that we've lived in the boondocks. After listing our house with a popular realtor in the area for 6 months, we've only had 3 showings and none of those were productive. We're pulling our house off the market for now, making a few more improvements, and will list again later.

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