Tuesday, July 27, 2004

For My Mommy's Birthday

Happy 50th Birthday Mommy!!!

In keeping with the original spirit (and intent) of this journal - A STORY!!!! A dinner story.

One time on vacation, the whole family was sitting at a table in a resturant. Normal Schultz conversation going on I'm sure, though I don't remember and normal Schultz convo is rarely "normal". Daddy turns to me, "You know, you were your mother's birthday present." "But Dad, I was born around your, oh...."

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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Another trip to town...

Hi all... My bike is fixed - hooray! A piece of metal rod, two wooden circles and some thin straps of rubber are holding my front tire on! I was so excited to be back on my bike again after almost a month and then not even 1/2 way here my back tire got a flat - 2 punctures! We (Ba Lenix and I) patched it up and got to town.

I had to take transport in and out of town a few times. I think the cross hanging from the rear-view mirror is a better representation of how that vehicle gets anywhere safely than the gas gauge or speedometer (neither of which move.) First time on the trip out I sat next to a guy with a headwound. Second time on the way in I sat next to an older man and a girl with a skin disease - and all times, sandwiched in the middle of the front of the cab - it's sure better than the flatbed back!

I hope everyone is well. I miss you guys.

Mom that package was awesome!

Tim and I are going to Livingstone this weekend and will be there a bit. The last Monday Emily Day this year and I won't even be in my hut, oh well. Mommy, I'll be thinking of you esp on Tuesday ;)

Our CSC has finished the project proposal and as a back-up it's saved at a new Blog so you can all read it if you want to! cheelo.blogspot.com The budget didn't copy in exactly in form and the action plan isn't there but anyone who wants more details can post there and we'll reply. Mom, can you please save the word part in a Word.doc in case our disc gets ruined and the int goes down - thanks.

I think that's it for today - except for the birthday post I'm doing early.

Thank you to everyone who has sent letters and packages and even just put posts on here. Those things really help when I'm frustrated and keep me going when I'm homesick. I don't know how I'd make it without you guys and the support you send me. Love you all!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2004

For Mommy and Daddy

Happy 25th Anniversary :)

It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."
We go a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that's walking around with me.
And then she asks me, "Do you feel all right?"
And I say, "Yes, I feel wonderful tonight."
I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes.
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize how much I love you.
It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head,
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.
And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight.
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight."

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Thursday, July 1, 2004


This part's for Mommy:
I tried to order my watch battery and the book I wanted (Erica Rosch Field Guide to Sheepshead) and discovered I can't get to the actual shopping cart page on any websites here, grrr... good for you I guess, bad for me.

Anyway, can you make sure you and Katrina are home in the evening on either Sat Aug 14 or 21? - let me know on here which one. You keep saying "such and such is on the same day as such and such" but never tell me dates.

Also, If they're still there, next time you send something can you send my contacts and a bottle of solution. My glasses fog up when I ride at dawn or dusk, which is either coming or going from Monze, and then I can't see anything. And any old pair of loose headphones that are laying around, mine broke. Thanks.

I'm doing well, back at site after my 2 weeks of adventures. Ba Lenix said to let everyone know he really likes dates (the kind you eat) and can't find them here so send some ;)
Guess that's it for today. I miss everyone and love mail!

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