OMG, today was a gorgeous, warm, sunny day! And I loved it!! Raked up leaves and acorns – the acorns are NOT easy to pick up. Pulled a bunch of weeds. Moved some iris that has been taken over by shrubs. Please, no more snow!
Moffett’s watching basketball and yelling at the TV. Our friends, Jim & Suzanne, Butler grads, are at the game (in nosebleed seats), but we haven’t seen them on the screen yet. Other friends, Russ & Carole, are Michigan State fans. Butler won – wow…
We’re off to Kansas City this week. I’ve only been back once since we moved here to NH. Moffett’s been there a couple of times but, not me. Our move to KC, way back in 1988 was interesting. All I could say was, “Kansas? We’re going to move to Kansas?” The job offer had been made and we went to lunch on a rainy Memorial Day in Richmond to discuss and decide. The kids were in school – a snow make-up day. We talked and ate and talked. Still hadn’t made a final decision but… Got in the car to drive home and… turned on the radio. And this is what came on! I almost drove off the road!
And so, we moved to Kansas City. Actually, we ended up in Overland Park, KS, which I termed “Beaver Cleaver Land of the 90’s.” Ended up in a great neighborhood and the kids went to great schools. Moffett was there for a couple of months before the boys and I got there. Trying to explain Overland Park to people was difficult until one of the high schools hit the national news with a report about BVN’s senior class wanting to purchase a condom machine for the school as the “senior gift.” Then all I had to say was, “Did you hear about the high school and the condom machine? That’s where we’re moving.” No, the school did not get the condoms. Chris was there for his freshman year and then a new high school was opened that he and Kyle both attended.
So, we get to see Kyle & Chris, along with good friends and enjoy being in suburbia (malls!!!) for a few days. We’ll also go to Fayetteville, Arkansas to visit Chris’s place and see what there is to see in Arkansas. I’m still somewhat befuddled as to how I ended up with kids living in Kansas and Arkansas. Oh well.