On a personal note we’re still hanging in there in the aftermath of the fire at Las Velas. Chins are up. Smiles are lit. Insurance papers are being pored over. Meetings are taking place. This is going to be the week that makes or breaks us, so to speak, so continued good thoughts and prayers are appreciated as we wade through the insurance process. It’s all new to us, so we’re not sure what to expect.
Posting here will be pretty much back to normal today, as it’s a welcome distraction.
On another personal note, this Christmas the entire family will gather here in Pittsburgh, including Tina Fey from Texas and Ta-Ta from Virginia. All 22 persons. This of course meant the following email from Ta-Ta, the Giant-Breasted Grand Poobah of Planning and Agendas, with the subject line “Plans.”
“Hello my dearies! Hope everyone is doing well today. Wanted to kind of lay out the plans for the week before Christmas. You know how I love plans. :) So this is what I know…please email the group with corrections, additions.”
I thought it was a joke until she went day-by-day detailing what we as a family would be doing that week. Things like girls night out, lunch with friends, Pens game for two of the family members, Steelers game for another two, Syrian family dinner, etc.
I bet she often wakes up from a nightmare, covered in sweat, gasping, “OMG. I just had the worst dream that I flew by the seat of my pants.”
Related, Ta-Ta claims I pick on her. I don’t know where she gets that.
My father responded with the following, where “Dottie” is my mother’s nickname:
Dec 20 – Dad painting woodwork or something that Dottie deems to be unsightly and not suitable for the family to see.
Dec 21 am- Dad repairs leaky gutters because Dottie freaks out when she sees icicles.
Dec 21 pm – Dad touches up earlier paint jobs following Dottie’s inspection with a magnifying glass.
Dec 22 – Dad calls Geek Squad to increase speed of his desktop because Dottie is embarrassed that kids have to wait too long to surf the Internet.
Dec 23 – Dad searches for good divorce lawyer.
Sad part is, he’s totally serious about everything but December 23.
He can’t divorce her. It’s not on Ta-Ta’s agenda.
Also, he’s not kidding about his PC. You click a link and then grow a mustache while you wait for it to load.