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Boise Trip Part 1 July 5, 2012

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Arrival in Boise, to 70 degree temps, made me glad I’d brought my jacket. Our first stop with the In-Laws was Wingers, for their Original Amazing Sticky Fingers. Oh, how we’d missed that flavor. Unlimited popcorn, salad, drinks, chicken and fries later, we were happily stuffed. We headed to WinCo to buy groceries for the next few days, and then to Rich’s childhood home for an afternoon of hummingbird and squirrel watching. Busily texting, Rich invites over one of his oldest friends, his cousin et al, and another couple of friends while Gale makes dinner. After a dinner of salad, garlic toast, chicken and pasta, we head up to show them some You Tube comedy until guests arrive. A nice evening of chatting ensues until Rich starts nodding off, and people take their leave, promising to see us later in the week.

The 4th begins with a trip to a juice shop for a double shot of wheat grass juice for Rich and and orange juice smoothie for me. Some more time in the back garden, while we discuss plans for the week and movies we want to see, while Rich texts more people and invites over his best friend. We head inside to make salty carmel ice cream, a la Jeni’s cookbook and have a quick lunch. Then we head upstairs to try to hook up the tablet to the old TV, to no avail, there is no HDMI input on any of their devices, so we start watching Luther with computer speakers attached to the tablet until Chris arrives. We finish our episode and then dinner prep while we all catch up on life.

Salad, tater tots and 1lb. hamburgers take a bit longer than planned, so we don’t make it up to the mountain for fireworks. Instead, we head to a parking lot behind the house where we get a front row seat for illegal fireworks directly overhead (not cool), and have to move a few times, ending in the front lawn of a church, in order to see the last half of the Meridian Speedway (legal) fireworks show.

Today, the In-Laws are back to work, and we’re getting ready to head out in search of an internet connection, as they took the router with them. Lunch at Fuddruckerswas alright, though I would not consider my burger to have been cooked medium rare. Finally found WiFi at Moxie Java. Dinner will be pizza, and then meeting a few friends later tonight. The temperatures are still in the 60s at night, 70s morning and evening. We are getting 80s in the afternoons. I brought a jacket, but I wish I’d brought a long sleeved denim shirt. I doubt the shorts are coming out at all.

I’m happy to see the FB updates as folk get power back much earlier than expected. I hope those still without are doing alright. And that everyone had a happy Fourth of July. Coming up, some more busy days, including my Dad’s 65th Birthday on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Dad!!

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Officially Summer June 21, 2012

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Longest day of the year, and official start to summer was yesterday. And the temperatures are certainly agreeing. Lots of high 80s and low 90s around here these days. Occasional drops of rain to cool it down, but far less than is good for us.

My parents had a busy weekend: 39th anniversary, Father’s Day and moving all in three days’ time. But they seem to have survived it (and the down pouring rains) without too much hassle. I look forward to more pictures and actually getting to visit them at some point.

This Saturday is full of overlapping friends’ gatherings. A women’s event, a cookout wedding reception, and my usual night out. Oh, and I have to work all morning. Not sure what all I’m going to make it to. But it should be a fun day.

Less than two weeks until our trip to Boise. We’re pondering watching the fireworks from Bogus. Also, going to Wingers and Fuddruckers are a must. I miss good burgers and Wingers’ sauce. (No, Mike, I’m not getting a veggie burger, that’s what Northstar is for.)

Anyone going to England for the Olympics and have a suitcase I can hitch a ride in? I’ve got a place to stay, I just can’t afford the ticket… 😉  Okay, can’t afford to miss the work either, but hey, who’s counting…

Also still looking for a job at a nonprofit. Not having much luck, or I don’t have the right skill sets they need. No word back from Mongoose. Anyone need a website designed or maintained? 😉