Son Dan is back on the job

It’s been great to have Dan at home again for a part of a week. He and Katie were here for just a few days around Labor Day, and this trip was intended to help with a few projects we didn’t finish then. And that’s what happened.

They have left Bend, Ore., and are planning to settle in the Seattle area, which will make it much easier for us to travel to see them with Alaska Airlines, now with its one daily non-stop flight from Wichita to Seattle.

They have made an offer on a house, which has been accepted and they plan to move in next month.

I made a video call to brother Mark the other day to see if his hair was messy. It wasn’t.

He left his hair brush here after the all-school reunion weekend. I figured he had another one and wouldn’t miss this one. He said he would pick it up at Thanksgiving.

I was surprised to drive home the other afternoon to find that my street was closed from the north and west at the B street intersection with Lincoln. I knew there was going to be street work done on B Street because of the fine arts center construction project.

I meandered around for a while and got home from the south. It will be nice when all of the trucks and traffic is gone when the building is finished. And it too will be great to attend events in the new building.

The last time Dan was here I asked him if he could help me put a little piece of metal back in the spray head of my paint sprayer when I was cleaning it with a bottle brush the last time I used it. I had already spent about three hours trying to put it back in.

So I handed it to him and he hands it back about that fast and asks if that’s what I couldn’t do. Knowledge is power.

This duck walks into a bar and asks the bartender if they have any grapes. The barkeep says, “Get out of here. Of course we don’t have any grapes.”

This goes on for several days and the bartender is really getting irritated with the duck.

It happens again and this time the bartender says, “If you come in here again asking for grapes, I’m going to nail your little webbed feet to the floor.”

So the duck leaves and comes back the next day and asks, “Do you have any nails?” When the answer was no, he asks, “Then, do you have any grapes?”

My new Macbook Pro arrived this week. New isn’t exactly right. It is new to me, but not new. It is a refurbished machine and looks like new and is definitely the best and most powerful machine I have ever had.

I didn’t realize it doesn’t have a super drive in it, so will have to hang a USB DVD/CD drive on it to read that kind of media. Those who make these things make you live with the new features.

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