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"Who sails the ships out of Boston..."

Still having Independence day moments, probably because for a change I didn't watch Gettysburg, opting for Wimbeldon and the various RevWar pieces on the History Channel and Discovery. Then, just before bed, "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men" from 1776.

We talked Ro out of going out to her brother's, so we had a family day. Cinnamon rolls for b'fast, then an afternoon with Big John McClane. Die Hard movies are such fun, as long as you suspend anything you know about biomechanics and physics while you're watching. I gotta say, watching a sedan take out a helicopter was a blast. Rowan had never seen a Die Hard in the theatre, so she was surprised at how much laughing there was. How can you not laugh?? John M has some of the best one-liners ever written. It was a great, mindless, 2+ hours of hits, explosions, and bullets. G-Men should not attend (though I must say they came off looking better than Homeland Security did).

Then Walmart where Duchezz and Duke did Pennsic shopping, finally, home to sausages with peppers and onions, taters on the side.

Boy is home on his own today--I hope he doesn't do something dumb and get up on the roof. Home Depot people coming tonight to do a roof estimate. We've had good luck with their subcontractors before, so we're hopeful there won't be an eastern version of the Tonawanda experience.

Tomorrow we head for the Doma where I will not doubt feel useless and the Boy will feel useful. It's a tradeoff I can live with.

For now, frightened, eager little students come to my desk, ask me what they should do, and I'm cheerful and supportive, at least so far.

Mental music:
"...Maryland and Georgia? We agree, sir. North and South Carolina? So do we, sir! And that's how our country had its birthday, a day that everybody cel-eh-braayyts. When 13 or-ig-in-al co-lon-ies became The U-niiii-tehd Staayyts."


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Jul. 5th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Travel safely!
Jul. 5th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)

Oh I'm sure I can find plenty of things for you so you don't feel totally useless. Someone has to help keep the cats from totally freaking out and Alex likes you.

Besides, family time is never useless.

Can't wait to see you.
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