Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Boys' Night(s) Out

Amanda leaves tomorrow morning bright & early for Seattle (hi Susan!), and Alastair and I have the house to ourselves for 5 days!

Yes, I'm terrified, but that's beside the point...

We're going back to the State Fair on Friday, during the day, we'll probably take a jaunt to work or to my mom's farm on Thursday, and we're participating in a world-record attempt on Sunday (more on that later). Saturday morning there's a pickup soccer game at Lourdes, and Monday night will be dinner at Legend with my dad.

Action packed, indeed.

My one short stint of down-time will come Sunday night, when Alastair spends the night with Grammy & Pappy, but I envision lots of GT4 on the PlayStation at night, a bit of car-work during nap-times, and general mayhem for the rest of the time.

I'm on a short leash with work, though, with a bunch of projects all coming together (just like every Fall).

Sunday will be the highlight. Last November we packed 76 MINIs and Minis on a ferry from Jamestown to Surry. Amazingly, the ferry was just over half-filled with MINIs, and we can do better. We also had to deal with 45F temps, wind, and driving rain last year, so it was rescheduled a month earlier. The goal is 125 MINIs, followed by lunch at the Virginia Diner (yummy Southern cooking). Alastair's old enough now to appreciate both the ride on the ferry and the sheer number of MINIs, so I'm really looking forward to it.

It's going to be a long day, with the RCM crew heading out of Varina at 8:45am, and the ferry depositing us in Surry at 11:30. We probably won't get home until about 2:30 or 3pm, so hopefully he'll nap in the car. Hopefully.

We're gonna have a good time, though. I've been looking forward to this for a while.

No work 'til Tuesday! W00t!

1 comment:

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