Friday, July 15, 2005

I'm Off

In the head? Quite possibly.

If I don't come back, all those stories about people you meet on the internet must be true.

I'm looking forward to attending a wedding of a young couple who met online, and then a quick visit with my friend Carol. I plan to be back Monday night, Lord willing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


David just told me that the offer he made on the condo in Houston was accepted. After he pays all the closing costs, etc. he's going to be eating rice and beans and drinking Folgers instead of Starbucks. And since we ended up co-signing for him, I think the least he can do is actually move ALL his stuff out of my house and into his, don't you think?

Monday, July 11, 2005


We've heard very briefly from Rachel. The group made it safely to LA last night. This morning they served breakfast at a homeless shelter. Then they were given $5 and told to "go help somebody." I'm anxious to hear more details about that.

David has talked his rich and soft parents into co-signing his mortgage loan so he can get a bigger place at a lower interest rate. So I had to spend part of today pulling together financial papers which we will fax in tomorrow. David's analysis of our kindness: "Yeah, mom, you get half of the liability and none of the asset."

I also went button shopping today at a unique store in our town. When you walk inside, you feel like you've stepped into a 1950s time-warp. They probably had 100,000 buttons to choose from, sorted into little containers by color. I needed two buttons, but couldn't make up my mind, so I bought four pairs while I was at it.

My faithful swimming partner is out of town, so I have to see if one of these boys will go to the pool with me.