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Saturday, August 01, 2009

wow I haven't blogged in over a month

That's like a personal record for me. Guess you can call it a summer break in blogging. It's not like there wasn't enough to blog about more to the contrary but I just didn't have a chance to actually come on here and write it all down. I guess that means this could be a long post - we'll see.

Mhh where to start its been busy. I had to close down a lot of my sites as studies ended. No more week in Vegas for me. I opened up new sites in WV, OH, NY and PA and I am so excited that there is a ski resort near at least one of them so for the first time since moving to the states I will get to go skiing. I can't tell you how thrilled I am, I already bought some ski pants, I got gloves, sweater and coat to suit the weather already. I am no big fan of snow suetes and I doubt it will get cold enough for it. I already checked out the fees for the lift and ski rentals. I may need to check what it would cost to just buy a pair of skis and take them with me. I need to get my cross country skiis from Germany. Its pathetic I have 2 pair of them over there and none here.
Work keeps my busy and traveling but I am glad - I don't mind the travel and I am glad to have a job with the way the economy is going.

Our guest have come and gone - i hope they enjoyed at least some of their trip. It was definatly an experience. They saw a lot from DC to NYC and the outer banks plus the unplanned ER visit. Of course they went to Busch Gardens - here is my god child with my niece. Those two became fast friends and we realized they are the same age just 3 days apart. From what we heard they liked NYC the best except for my friends dad who liked the beach best. I also took my friend along with me to my weekly sessions with my trainer. She kept up pretty good but ended up in pain for days after since she is a runner and doesn't go to the gyms in the summer over in Germany. She says they are to hot and smelly since none of them have AC. During their vacation I had to head to court for this - remember (the first 2 posts - sorry the blog is private email me if you need an invite)? Well the good news is the judge found the girl credible and didn't believe a word the family said. She didn't get as much as she had asked for but what the family is to pay is near what it would cost to appeal so I hope they'll just pay and this is over with. I was so nervous on the witness stand I know it had nothing to do with me I was just their to bear witness but still facing the judge and lawyers is something I'd rather not do again.

We dropped them off at the airport in DC at the end of their two weeks and had barely a night to get the guest room ready for the next guest. One of the au pairs needed a place to stay till she found a new family. She found a nice one outside of Chicago and I put her on the plane Friday and then left myself on Saturday to meet up with my mom and head to WV. I had to go there for work and she wanted to see a new area of the US.

So that's about it. This is the first weekend I am home in over a month and I am enjoying it. Relaxing, watching, TV reading and of course blogging. The girl from the court case is getting married today so hubby and I will head there in a little while till then I believe I will take a nap.


The Phosgene Kid said...

No offense, but your god-child looks kind of like a horse. On the bright side you can ride her to work and save on gas.

Glad you had a good summer!!!

angel said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful summer!

I am so glad the court case went in favour of the au-pair. I was wondering what happened to all that drama.

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - thanks I'll be sure to tell her ;)

Angel - well i just found out the case is not over after all turns out there will be an appeal. To say I am annoyed does not say enough.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

hej Phos, you have worse manners than me! how can that be?! shocking! we should send you over to the brits and have them work on you for a little while... - or get you married to British missus (that's by the way why my husband escaped from his country...just to end up in my arms... and now he knows what real hell is...! ha!).

But what was it I wanted to say? probaly nothing worth while anyway... mind you my son's friend wants to get him a rusky-mail-order wife (but without a blowing-fuse he said...) -just what I always wanted for a daughter in law...

oh yeah... summer break... same thing here... total action and not much time for blogs and other stuff I should have taken care of.

angel said...

Now that is annoying!

BTW... I have something for you.


The Phosgene Kid said...

Been a real slacker myself... I am on baby watch down in Tucson now, waiting for the arrival of grandchild #2.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Back at it. Cooking for one of my wife's events at her school. Looks as though it'll be a long night.