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Archive: August, 2010

August 26, 2010: Toronto

Weather is nice here in Toronto – but from what I hear the weather is nice back home, as well.  Finally.  After 35+ days in a row of 90 degrees and above – I think everyone deserves a break.  Humidity levels are low – that helps.

Everything in Toronto is going well.  Visiting with friends.  Nice to catch up and see some friends that I have not seen in a year or two.


August 17, 2010: HELLLOOOO out there :)

Well – it has been awhile since I have posted.  Been busy.  It has been HOT HOT HOT and dry.  Heat wave – to say the least.  It has been the second hottest summer on record for Paducah, Kentucky.  We have hit 91 degrees and above for 29 days in a row – maybe 30.  Have to check.  Either way – HOT.  Looks like the heat will return later this weekend and into next week.  Not that it isn’t still hot – but at least it isn’t 100 degrees.  Last night actually felt pretty nice.

Have actually managed to unpack everything.  I don’t like to leave things packed.  Just in time to pack again – as we are heading for Toronto next week.  Maybe it will be cooler up there?

I finished my arts class.  YAY – Got an A.  So, I am happy about that.  The next class will be harder.  I can already tell from the syllabus.  Not sure how hard.  We shall see.

After I finish this class then I only have two – yes TWO classes to go.  Both of them will have to be foreign language.  Blah.  I am dreading it.  But, if that is all that stands between me and my bachelors degree (wow I can’t even believe I am saying that) then I think I need to push forward!  Never dreamed a few years ago that I would be finished my bachelors.  🙂  Joey is going to take the class with me.  We are leaning toward French.  We have to take – errr I have to take – two semesters.

Looks like next fall and winter – semesters.  Can’t do it this winter or spring. 

Let’s see what else is new.  The grass isn’t growing.  We have only had 0.16" of rain so far this month.  Dry is an understatement.

The kids are back in school.  I say kids – there are only 2 left in school.  However, Mariah and Dylan are starting college.  So, I guess all four will be back in school shortly.   🙂 

I am counting the days down until fall and winter.  🙂  Already looks like the winter will be active with plenty of storm systems to follow.  We shall see.


August 10, 2010: Dione’s update and heat wave

Holy smokes – it is hot.  We had 103 degrees up here today – heat index yesterday was above 120.  Close to that today.  The heat is awful.  Not sure what else to say about that.  Looks to continue into the weekend. 

Dione sent me "from the journal of Dione’s life" update a few days ago – here you go 🙂 – this is from here file

August 2, 2010

So its been that kind of day again here at KOM…and then what shall appear but the Health Inspector…so in my friendliest voice I say…yea…come on back…then without thinking….I say…oh you must be new…we usually have this old guy that comes in….he looks at me with a look of wonderment…..he says…no I’ve been here the last two times…I say…”No…there is an old guy that usually comes…he takes off his hat and says…no its been me…I then proceed to get the inspection report out from last time and ask him his name…He says its Joel…and then my mouth drops and I look at him knowing…just knowing…that I am not going to pass….I have just called our Health Inspector…not once …but three times…an old guy…..

We got a 99!


August 4, 2010

Well today is as about as hot as I’ve felt it.  I am at the office today working and had to go to the plant to get some mail.  I thought I could do with a Big Mac and some fries.  Who out there has eaten a Big Mac in the car before raise your hand?  Yes, it is very messy and not a pleasant site. 

So I swung into the McDonalds which was exploding with cars in their parking lot.  All I wanted to do was to park get in and get out.  So getting in was ok…getting out another…it took me about 10 minutes just to back out of my parking space and drive off the lot. It made it even worse because my husband won’t get my air conditioner fixed in my car.  It comes out the top but not out the vents so whenever you want to cool off you have to stick your head up on the dashboard and then take a piece of paper and fan the cold air to your face.  Which from the outside probably looks like your some kind of retard but who cares…its 103! 

So I’m heading off late now getting back to work because of the McDonalds parking lot fiasco and I am whirring by cars on the highway.  I take out my Big Mac and decide to eat on the way….saving time when I get back to work.  So I dive into my fries, my Big Mac and drive with my knees and occasionally a finger.  I notice that there is really heavy traffic today in front of the mall.  I’m guessing because school starts tomorrow and parents are shopping…so I whip past cars in the center lane…whip past cars in the slow lane (still eating) and head on down to the office. 

As I get in front of the new Chick-Fil-A I finally look over and what do I see beside me but a hearse.  OMG….I am stuffing a falling apart Big Mac into my face as I can’t exactly step on the gas when the light turns green…because I finally notice the LLLOONNNGGG line of cars with their headlights on behind the hearse and I’m kind of in shock at how many people I zipped past which stuffing my mouth with a Big Mac. 

So I let the hearse go and to make it worse there is a coffin inside with a flag drapped over it.  So after about 5 cars go I figure I better at least past the green light and get into the center lane so I don’t cause a wreck.  I’m sure also the many many cars behind the hearse appreciated me getting over while they looked at me with appreciation or it could have been disgust while they went by. 


August 5, 2010: Shadow Angel project for Head Start

Well, some sad news on the Joppa Head Start Center – it has been sold and they must move.  A trucking company bought the building.  The center will relocate in Metropolis.  It sounds like the kids will be spread out over several centers. 

They made the move over the past few weeks – they were able to take the playground equipment that we donated among other items.  They were also in need of some new computers and we helped them out with that.

Couple of photos that Peggy sent to me

Looks like a lot of paperwork – hopefully the computers make things a bit easier!  I think the other computers
were really get up there in age. 


Monitors look good, as well 🙂


August 2, 2010: Heading home

We have landed back in Sweden – staying the night here and then we will be back home tomorrow night.  🙂  Looking forward to all the hot weather.  lol – NOT!

Has been a great trip.  Lots of fun!