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.