Thursday, September 20, 2007

Guess what? We're moving!

I know what you're thinking.

"Wow! They're moving?! They never move! That's so unlike them!"

But change is good. It breaks up the monotony, helps you see things from a different perspective...

Plus the water turned yellow. When I first started noticing it, I thought the kids weren't flushing properly but then it showed up in the kitchen. And then the front burner on the stove started sparking and getting smoky. I turned off. But when the dryer stopped working...that was it. I said, "I've had it! We're moving."

So, we bought a house. And then the dryer starting working again.

But, by then it was too late. We were committed.

And since we're getting a new house, I thought it would be a good time to start a new blog.

Wanna hear a funny story?

So, I had a blog set up at wordpress using a suggestion I got here. I really liked it. I thought it would be great. Then I mispelled duelling. I mean dueling. Whatever.

Then, I realized if that's the address, that's what people will be typing and it could be confusing. Not only that, since it's a play on words, lots of random people won't get it. My plan was to change the title around until something worked (since the title and address can be different. The address, of course, can not change but the title can change all the time).

So, then I decided to just delete it. It just didn't work. And then I used something that no one here had suggested. So that makes me feel a little bad. But that's what I did.

So, we are moving to a different blog and a different house. Normally I would think that would be a very boring topic to blog about, but then I realized that people might want to read about it just so they can be glad it's not them.

Here is the new blog. Right here. But, wait. Before you go over. Keep in mind we just moved, so there are a few boxes I still need to unpack. I don't even have curtains up. And I can't figure out how to hang pictures in wordpress (they come out gargantuan).

Also. We're moving in one week. Yeah. So, I'll try to post again soon, but don't hold it against me if it takes awhile. I'll try to take pictures though (if I ever figure out how to post them).

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I'm not going to apologize.

Sorry, but I just can't do it.

I'm glad people still read my dead blog though.

Okay, it's not dead. It's just taking a very long nap. (I think I should wake it before supper though, or it'll be up all night. At least that's what happens when Jonafinn does.)

I've enjoyed the break.

But I think I'm ready to start all the anxious nights of laying awake, wondering what I should blog about, staying up late loading pictures and typing commentary.

You know you're ready for a blog when you ponder how you can make eating cold toast sound witty and interesting.

Or, not.

We had an eventful trip from France to Texas to Ohio, with numerous stops in between. (Once to the ER and four to various rental truck places.)

But, actually, I didn't come here to update, although I hope to soon. I came here to see if anyone could help me out.

I'm going to start a new blog (since this one is mostly just because we were in France) and I don't know what to call it. I don't want to use our names, or our children and I definitely don't want to use our location (mostly b/c I don't want to start a new blog every two years). Since I'm the one blogging, it could be about me, although it doesn't have to be.

So, leave a comment with your suggestions or I may just have to delay all the fun house-hunting, mouse-trapping, splashing-in-rain-puddle video blogging updates. Or the 232 reasons why we are definitely not going to buy the house we're renting. Well, maybe not all of them. Just one or two.

(I'm also going to add my current thoughts about titles to the comments section.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

And back again.

Sorry I haven't posted in several weeks.

We've been busy.

Finishing up, packing up, saying good-bye.

Yelling at Neuf.

Remember how I said we were supposed to inform our internet company (and utility companies) in writing that we were moving, three months in advance? Well, we did it three weeks in advance thinking that we were really late. We got shut off a week before we left! Right when we had calls to make and e-mail to stay on top off. So annoying.

But here we sit in a hotel in Lyon with "free" wifi internet. We had to get two rooms, but now we have two TVs! We're watching American shows dubbed in French. And Mr. French understands what they're saying! I guess it was all worth it.

He graduated by the way. Got a diploma and everything.

And now we're going back home.

But check back for an update in a few weeks. I might even retro-post about France. I have a couple thousand pictures I didn't blog about. And think about us tomorrow. Getting up early to sit around in airports, twiddling our thumbs. The boys are totally psyched!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

He insisted...

He was NOT tired.

He did NOT need a nap.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

French Choir

One of the Mr. French's fellow students has a kid's choir that our kids attend. They learn mostly French songs and some silly English songs. They love it. About a month ago they performed at the Nursing Home here in our town. Mr. French took this video. (Va was there, but not in the video because he was out of the line of vision where Mr. F was sitting.)

There he is.
No 'kid's performance' would complete without a picture like this.

(Sorry, it's blurry. Mr. F said he couldn't use the flash.)