Sunday, December 15, 2002
It’s a beautiful day though we we’re
hoping for rain. The weather people are talking about a storm this week but
I tend to be skeptical. I feel like I did when I was 9 years old living in
Newport Road Island. We’d hear rumors about an upcoming snowstorm and I’d
obsess on the sky, looking for the first flakes and thinking about “snow
days” off from school.
Here we’re hoping for enough rain to get the creek flowing seriously. The
creek is our indicator of what kind of summer we’ll have. A flowing creek
means we can finally relax and water normally through the summer. A dry
creek means water rationing, no garden and the continued desertification of
I’m not really in the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe after I see “It’s a
wonderful Life” for the 10th time I’ll change my tune. Gotta set my Tivo to
start looking for it.
Catherine surprised me the other day by mentioning that she could use a
laptop computer. Gee, in typical “Guy” fashion I was thinking I might get by
with the new stove I bought a few weeks ago. Anyhow, Catherine rarely gives
a clue as to what she’d like so when she does drop a hint, I take her
seriously. Yesterday I rushed into town before the crowds and got her a
Sony laptop. I was able to get in and out before 8 A.M. just as the crowds
we’re beginning to grow.
I have the next two weeks off though I haven’t got anything planned. I was
thinking I’d be doing a lot of town hall work but the other volunteers are
busy with their families so I haven’t been getting any assignments.
I go in for my gallbladder surgery on Jan
The Road Home
(Practicing my b&w photography for the newsletter)
July 24, 1966 Sunday
I haven’t been doing much lately which is
why I haven’t written anything. I took drivers training about two weeks ago
and I got my license. Father doesn’t want me driving yet because we can’t
afford the insurance. Every once in a while I sneak out and do a bit of
I met a guy in drivers training and lately we’ve been hanging around together.
We went to the Del Coronado and passed as some rich nephews of a man we
thought was staying at the hotel. This gave us a chance to go all over the
hotel. We met some girls there and told them we were from England. They were
very impressed and showed us around.
Pat and I haven’t done anything lately. He’s been making models and I’ve
been helping Bill, my new friend, set up a new aquarium.
My newest interest is in Africa. I’ve been studying up and reading books on
it. I wonder what I’ll be interested in next.