Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Warm So Cal Weekend

This past weekend, we had the chance to head down south for an Angels/Dodgers game. We saw a couple home runs, shared a giant ice cream sandwich, and managed not to melt under the scorching sun. To my disappointment the Dodgers got beat pretty bad. Tim was pleased with the outcome of the game as he claimed himself an Angels fan for the day. Other highlights of the weekend included hanging out with the Romano family, and spending wedding gift certificates at IKEA and Crate and Barrel. (Two of my favorite places)

Sunday, May 11, 2008


If you ever get the chance to fly in a small plane over California, take it! I had the rare opportunity to go to Sacramento in this little guy. My pilot and coworker Barak was quite the chaffeur. I just wish that it wasn't so hazy. Visibility was limited to 20 miles or so which is not that great when you're in a plane. Debra is glad that i'm back on the ground.
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Room Addition

It's not quite done, but as you can see there is significant progress! Right now I'm working on installing the tub, learning how to sweat copper, and generally getting myself into more trouble than i know how to fix. There are only a *few* tasks remaining and then we will have a fully functional master suite! It's hard to believe that this is one of the bedrooms at 430 Sandercock St. For anyone who's seen the rest of the house this is a real improvement! I used to joke with Debra that the addition would be done just in time for her birthday in June. Now it looks like that might really happen!

Note the matching furniture. This is a really nice feature.
Pictures hanging on the wall make it feel like home.
A rare sight - the closet door closed. And below, a sneak peek into the closet.
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rancho El Chorro

Every year I get to take the 5th grade camping for three days in the spring! This is the first time many of the students have been away to camp and sometimes a first for students to spend a few nights away from their parents! So you can imagine the fun I have. I'm not sure how it happened but I managed to teach the only elementary school grade level with three days of camp in its curriculum.

The two big scary things at camp are the million ticks and infestation of poison oak. Keeping 30 students out of those is the hard part. This year I am proud to announce that I only had to remove three ticks from children! Two in the neck and one on the head. Gross! I just keep telling myself that this has to be good preparation for being a mom someday.

The students got to experience many things like dissecting squids, hiking, rock climbing, campfires, skits, and squeaky bunk beds! I chose the bottom bunk with a student above me who could have won the award for the loudest snorer in the fifth grade. Just my luck.

This was also the first week that Tim and I did not spend together since we have been married. He was away on a business trip to Sacramento. The first night at camp I was able to talk to him on the phone and give him the update on camp life. We discussed how none of the kids had gotten sick yet and everyone was doing so well. Well..... little did I know that when I arrived back to my cabin, I would find throw up spewed all over the deck in front of my door. I had spoken too soon and would have a late night cleaning up throw up and helping a student get home. Thank goodness camp is only about 10 minutes away from San Luis Obispo. In the end, we all survived and all I have to show for it are a few pictures and some poison oak on my ankle. Ouch!