Eagle brunch

Here’s LRN2 at the Eagle brunch the other Saturday. Congrats again, LRN2! It was a very nice – although quite expensive – breakfast. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam.

The weekend’s over! Pretty decent one. LRN12 had her monthly sleepover with us this weekend – it was fun having her here. She’s still working on sleeping all night long, but she did pretty well. On a very positive note, she has started taking naps! Really! So there’s that.

The other big news is that LRN4, LRN12, and I went to Tracy to look at cars. True to my form, I ended up buying one. We got a 2010 Ford Taurus Limited with almost all the available options. It has automatic headlights, automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, heated and air conditioned front seats, heated back seats, rear window sunshade, blind spot car detection, rear and side backup radar, Sync with navigation system that includes full phone and iPod integration, a big hard drive that rips CDs for you and stores them, a DVD player (front only, so it only plays when you’re parked – not sure how useful that will be, but it’s there!), and voice control for all of them, keyless entry and engine start (you just keep the “key” in your pocket and push the start button), selectable-color interior mood lighting, HID headlights, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Strangely, it has no sunroof. Also no backup camera or all-wheel drive (we didn’t want the latter). Also no SHO, but I probably shouldn’t have spent that kind of money on it anyway.

So we like it a whole lot. And it cost a whole lot, but that’s only money, isn’t it? We haven’t technically gotten the word that LRN4’s old car is totaled, so we don’t technically have the money from it yet, which is a bit of a worry item, but I’m pretty sure it will happen in the next few days. In any case, I don’t think we want to keep that car, even if it’s repaired. It’s just a question of when the money will come in. And how much there will be. And how badly LRN4 will wring my neck if it isn’t totaled. Gulp.

We all think the car looks really cool. Strangely, it’s quite tall and chunky (muscular-looking, to put it a bit better) and has very small windows. So LRN4’s a bit uncomfortable driving it right now. Hopefully, she’ll get comfortable with it very soon. The trunk lid is chest-high!

And the tires are huge.

Anyway, I’m happy with the car (link note: our car look exactly like the one they tested – same color inside and out and same options!) and looking forward to excellent service from it for years to come. At the price, it had better give excellent service for years to come.

Let’s see, what else has been going on? Well . . . it rained. Yesterday and today. It’s supposed to be dry for the next five days. Things have greened up quite nicely over the last couple of months of pretty heavy and regular rain. In fact, the mountains are already starting to go post-green (read: brown). Which is a shame – they look absolutely velvety in the spring. And then ruggedly brown the rest of the year.

Anyway. Had a lot of meetings on Sunday – I was home only for a few hours during the day. Started at 7:00 in the morning and finished at 9:00 in the evening. Great day of rest, no?

Greetings from the train, by the way. I finished my indexing pretty quickly this evening and still had some battery power available, so I thought I might as well blog. I’ve been listening to a couple of podcasts from the church called “Everything Creative.” I may have mentioned it before – I really like it. The original premise was that they would interview an interesting creative person one week and then that person would interview a different creative person the following week, and so on. It seems to have morphed into a single (professional-quality) interviewer, which isn’t a bad thing The original idea seemed to have run its course after a couple of months. Anyway, I heard from the guy who maintains the Tabernacle and Conference Center organs. Along with a bunch of other, smaller organs, a couple of harpsichords, and about 70 pianos. It was especially fascinating to hear about the history of the Tabernacle organ. Or organs, to put it more correctly – they’ve replaced it at least a few times in the past hundred years or so. Anyway, it was really interesting. Now they’re interviewing some Creative Dancers. Interesting in an odd way.

Time to quit. I’ll leave you with this surprising food-related good news: eat more chocolate!

See you tomorrow.

One Response to “Eagle brunch”

  1. Shannon Says:

    LN2 looks as if breakfast didn't agree with him, but I happen to know that he really enjoyed it.

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