I promised an update, and update I will.
had told me he’d gotten me a gift, and that he’d give me a hint about it when he saw me. Thursday night when I got to his house, it had arrived. I had no idea what to expect, and was completely surprised when he gave me a computer! It’s super-fast, and puts my old one to shame. Apparently the monitor arrived over the weekend, while we were in Chicago. It’s very exciting.
Friday, we drove down to Chicago for my cousin’s wedding. We stayed at ‘s and the six of us ( and her husband stayed there too) had dinner together Friday night. The wedding on Saturday was lovely – a bit more formal (the reception especially) than I’d choose for myself, but beautiful nonetheless. It was really good to see all my extended family on ‘s side – it had been a long time. I only have one picture, and it’s not really very good, but and both took pictures of us before we left, so hopefully they’ll send those off to me and I can post those instead. (Saturday there was also an ill-fated incident with ‘s laptop and a cup of coffee, but we think everything will turn out alright in the end. A minorly pricey repair, but thankfully it appears as though it’s just the keyboard that is having problems.)
Sunday we didn’t sleep in much ( and his wife have four Austrian Shepherds who don’t facilitate strangers sleeping), but did have a lazy morning. We met for lunch, and it was really good to see her. It had been since her wedding that we’d seen each other last (2 years ago). We had a nice talk and it was good to catch up in person, rather than on the phone or over email.
Driving back went fine until we hit part of northern Wisconsin. There was some very poorly planned road construction that resulted in an hour-long delay, for a mere 12 miles of road under construction. Booo. So, we didn’t get back to my house until after 11. Very late, and both of us are very sleepy today. But, still managed to stay and install the wireless card in my new computer and check his fantasy football scores, before leaving for his house.
We watched a video today in class on the Scottsboro Trials, which wasn’t terribly interesting, but didn’t put me to sleep either, which is a lot to say considering it was 8:30 am and I was sitting in a dark room after getting to bed quite late the night before. I’m skipping class on Wednesday when we’ll be talking about the video because I have to take minutes at the council meeting. Boo. Oh well. Can’t be helped.
That’s about it. I’m quite bored and trying to come up with my own projects, but getting sidetracked with emailing and blogging.