Friday, September 22, 2006

No, I said I wanted an Arby's! September 22, 2006


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We finally went out and bought an RV, god help us! More pictures to follow. It is a 25 foot 2003 Coleman trailer with two slides. On a related note, I have noticed that all of those "you might be a redneck if..." jokes are just not as funny as they used to be.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Back to School September 06

It is that most wonderful time fo the year. And this time, for the first time ever, Sammy goes to Pre-School. All three children are in school for three hours a day three days a week. PJ is in Kindergarden five half days. Anna is school all day. Summer is over. Life is good.

Back to School September 06


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Back to School September 06


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Back to School September 06


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Back to School September 06


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Monday, September 11, 2006

Don't Forget to say Goodye 9.11.2006

As I walked through my dark bedroom this morning, Sam was already awake and had crawled in bed with mom.  I said goodby to Kathleen, and then went over to sam and said goodbye.  Always gotta say goodbye.
 
I went downstairs, and there was a file I needed to email myself at work, so I was delayed by a few minutes.  When I cam back upstairs, Kathleen, Sam, and Anna were all downstairs.  Anna was lying on a couch being grumpy.  I got a cup of coffee and said goodby to Anna, then Sam (again), then Kathleen.   Always gotta say goodbye.
 
As I schlepped my Monday morning baggage out to my car, which included my backpack, my lunch, my gym clothes, my portable DVD player, a planner, a text book, and other junk.  Sam runs out to me by my car.  "Look at this book I got daddy!"  We went to the library yesterday.  Its a about a horse with bad hair. 
 
"That's great Sam!"  I try to sound excited.  Now go inside, daddy has to go to work, okay?"  Always gotta say goodbye.
 
As I am driving down the road to the commuter bus, my cell phone rings.  It is my wife, and she is upset with me.  I forgot to wave at Sam as I drove by the front door of our house.  Sam is very upset by this break in his normal ritualistic lifestyle.  The life of a happy three year old is lived within simple happy patterns.  I talk to Sam on the phone.  "Hello Sam"
 
"Hello Dad."
 
"I am sorry I didn't wave to you."
 
"Yeah."
 
"Are you mad at me?"
 
"Yeah."
 
"Well, I am sorry, but I have to go now, okay Sammy?"
 
"Okay, bye, daddy!"
 
"Bye Sam!"
 
Kathleen stayed on the phone long enough to tell me that Sam was waving goodbye to me into the phone.  I said goodbye and resumed my commute.  Always gotta say goodbye.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sampson 2006 "The rainy weekend"

We came, we camped, we got rained on. That, in a nutshell, was our weekend. We arrived Friday afternoon, and around 11pm or so it started raining. It didn't stop until Sunday morning. Still, it was a good time, and Sampson always seems to signify the end of the summer, and the start of the school year. Happy times!

Sampson 2006


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Mike tries to stay dry...

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Wagner's parking lot - could it be any wetter?

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Sampson 2006

Sampson 2006


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Sampson 2006

Sampson 2006


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Sampson 2006

Sampson 2006


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