Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Life goes on

I finally was able to find time to write a blog post. The weekend and Christmas with my daughter's family was wonderful - many presents and fun times. The little boys were precious, but had coughs and sniffles. I unloaded my O-gauge Lionel train set on them and my son-in-law tried valiantly to make the transformer work. This is 1950's vintage stuff, so it was no surprise. Amazingly, there are still Lionel train sets being sold. The highlight was Christmas morning of course - the 3 year old loved his gifts - including a 16-inch two-wheel bike - and my son-in-law had things put together soon after they were opened. We went out in the afternoon and taught the boy to steer and stop his bike and he pedaled it around the block (hills down, then hills up).

On Tuesday, we headed for Monte Rio to visit Linda's brother on the Russian River above San Francisco. We stopped in Petaluma to see my daughter's in-laws and share pictures and stories about the grandkids. Because Linda's brother had house guests from Florida, we stayed in a motel in Guerneville. We had a nice dinner of Christmas leftovers with her brother and enjoyed sharing stories and pictures. It rained all day in the North Bay and we got drenched several times. The hotel has wireless internet, so I was able to access my email last night and today, but I didn't post last night because the in-room spa caused a flood.

We head for home on Thursday and will probably spend the night somewhere between Paso Robles (270 miles) and Carpinteria (430 miles). We'll be home by Friday afternoon and I should be back to regular daily blogging on Saturday.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope my regular readers understand why there hasn't been much action on my blog this past week.

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