Sorry I didn't keep you informed yesterday about the Dog Walker's toe...it's been pretty hectic around here! He is healing up nicely although he has been complaining a little about pain. He and Princess are going boating tonight with their young men/young women group, so I hope it's mostly healed.
Lots of excitement getting ready for the trip! There is so much to do. The kids pretty much go right back to school when we get home so we had to be ready for that. Princess and Prima Donna leave for Girls' Camp early in the morning the day after we get back. That means we have to have all that stuff prepared as well as three gifts each for their secret sisters. And Sport is actually missing the first two days of football tryouts because we won't be home. I picked up a couple of mouthpieces at Big 5 so he can be ready to join the boys on the first night of full pads.
I got an awesome phone call today...the Dog Walker has been chosen the Scout of the Year for the state of Utah by the Veterans of the Foreign Wars! They have a little plaque for him and everything. I will show you a picture after the awards presentation next month.
Then, while I was still floating from the excitement, another phone call came in. This one was from Senator Orrin Hatch's office. He promised to forward the Dog Walker's letter to the President tomorrow morning along with a request with his name on it! I was starting to think there was no possibility of getting in to see the President and now I figure we have about a 3% chance. And that's just because it's an election year.
I got Prima Donna's test all set up for Friday so she won't have to worry about taking it when we get back. Remember she is doing a full year of earth science this summer? This is the second quarter test. And Princess is nearly finished with her Gold Award. Just one more dance class and then the little recital on Friday. And of course the paperwork.
this trip! Usually just some stuff in a notebook. But for this trip, I am trying to be totally prepared. This binder has taken me almost a month to get together and I'm still not finished with it. I am down to trying to find places to eat along the way that we can afford. Any suggestions? My sweetie has watched one too many episodes of Diners Drive Inns and Dives...
I don't want to give away too much about our trip because I want you to join me along the way, but I was so excited to buy tickets to an Orioles baseball game at $9 a seat!
And last, but not least, we finally closed on the refi for our house yesterday. That means I can look forward to a roofing project when I get home. Never a dull moment around here!