Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain's Choice for VP

I'm disappointed in McCain's choice for vice president this morning. At first I thought if it couldn't be Romney, it's nice that it is a woman. The more I think of it, I don't think she has the leadership experience, economic experience, or foreign policy experience to be president if McCain dies (something to be considered because of McCain's age). Her only credentials, other than two years as governor of Alaska, is that she is a solid conservative. She can't contribute to solving the economic woes of the country. Romney would have been a solid choice capable of taking over the presidency if necessary. McCain's choice seems to go along with his reputation of being a maverik.

P.S. Suzanne, I just read your email with Glenn Beck's comments; hopefully everything will be fine.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Home Again

Friday July 25th I finished teaching the summer school Computer/Careers class at the high school. I enjoyed teaching the class; if we're not on a mission by next summer, I'll apply to teach again. With summer school over, I guess I’m officially retired.

After summer school, Wes and I headed for Utah. We saw John, Emily, and Matthew. Then we stayed with both Wendy and Marjorie. We love being with the children and the grandchildren. With Wes falling while walking down Wendy’s front steps, we were limited in what we were able to do. Wes feels better now. Before we left Utah, we went up to Idaho Falls for a day and visited with Roberta and Frank.

Our return home was delayed by car trouble. We started home on Sat. Aug. 9th, accompanied by Ashley for an end-of-summer visit. After about 45 minutes of travel, we heard a clunk under the Honda and then the air conditioner quit. We debated on traveling home without air conditioning, but that would not have been good for Ginger. This gave us additional time to enjoy Marjorie’s family.

With the repair of the air conditioner (new compressor and condensor $1500), we came home on Tues. Aug. 12th. The next day we’re driving the Honda and it starts to make noises. We took it in for repairs and had to have the manifold and catalytic converter replaced ($1000).

Ukiah is extremely hot; it's over 100° each day. Ashley doesn’t like the heat. Last night we went over to the coast and ate dinner at the Little River Inn; it’s much cooler over there.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Upcoming Dates

The big date is Cheryl and Jim's wedding on Saturday October 11th in the Los Angeles Temple with a reception that evening at a Los Angeles stake center. On Friday, the night before, there will be a family dinner.

Tentatively there will be an open house for Cheryl and Jim in Ukiah on Saturday October 25th.

For Thanksgiving and Brianne's baptism, Dad and I will be at Suzanne's in Arlington, Texas. We already have our plane reservations.

Christmas will be at home in Ukiah. Cheryl and Jim will be there. This is an open invitation to the family to join us for Christmas.