Thursday, June 6, 2002

The to do list is somewhat shorter after a hard day at it. Only a couple of pages worth of things to go this week.

Today was a day of lasts. It was the last day of pre-school for my son Lukas. He has been going to TenderTracks for the past two years. TenderTracks is a uniquely Californian creation. It's one teacher, six kids and a volkswagen van. They meet every day, and go hike every day rain or shine. Through it, he has learned to carry a backpack, walk everywhere, identify plants and birds, and animals, and rocks, sing songs, and all of the other normal pre-school things. He's sad about leaving it, but happy with his next school.

My eldest daughter Lauren has been hanging out in a burger joint every Thursday afternoon after school, and today was the last early day of school for her. She's off to high school in the fall, and so it was the last corn dog at Tom's. Lots of endings today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

I have the to do list from hell. It is staring me in the face, daring my to get anything done. Well, I already did, so there. Next on the agenda: PAYING BILLS, maybe we should call it paying the WILLIAMS, since they're big now. Too bad I can't just blog them.
It turns-out that blogger is smarter than I thought, and that I gave it too long a pathname to publish this file. Cutting that down resulted in this getting published at long last.

Today has been a day of getting to it and getting things done. The first thing was picking up my parents' old 8mm films from a service bureau. I had 111 reels of film transferred. They are now on 7 tidy miniDV casettes next to my computer. My brother will pull them into his computer, and then we'll edit them...I'll tell you how it goes.
Allrighty then