On the rangering front, things are going really well. Our new staffers are really getting the hang of things, their programs are working well, and all is good. (Kinda scary, that....!) My CSI:Madison program is going to be a winner. I enjoy getting the kids' butts out of the seats, too. We "explore" the building and try to figure out why it's there, why it looks the way it does, and why they should care. Here's one of the clues:
On the sewing front, we took my machine up to the repair shop in Bozeman. DD was ready for a trip to the Big City, so we went with some friends up to stock up enjoy a little down time.
|New neighbors at the apartment.|
|One of my new blocks, un-squared up, finished before the machine began losing parts.|
On the home front, DH should be heading this way in about 12 days.... FTD begins his job on Monday, his caregiver Natasha begins on Tuesday. DH says she seems competent and FTD seemed to like her. God, this is weird.......
|What a good looking bunch, Draven, K8, Lil' Ripper, Shannie, and Corbin, last Halloween.|
This week's summer plan is that DH will drive out here by himself (unless someone wants to come with and then fly home), then in mid-August, FTD and my Sis will fly out together, then she'll fly home. FTD will use ranger K's trailer while he's here, then shortly after that, DH and DD will drive back to Ohio so DD can begin year 6 of high school. He's very excited to begin there, so I hope he has a better experience than FTD. Actually, since HS, all of his school experiences have been better. Odd how the kid will lower academic skills does better in school..... And then in late September, nearly when I'm finished here, DD and DH will fly back out and the 4 of us will go on our Grand Southwest Adventure 2012. When DH gets here, we'll get out the ol' maps and make some plans. So much to see and only a month to see it all.
Another thought on rangering.... this summer I'm reading ranger memoires. Most of them are from LE's so far, and after this batch o' books, I'll start working on the interps' stories. Did I ever mention that Rangers are the most likely federal law enforcement officers to be killed or seriously injured on the job? Scary that. I'm glad DH got through all 30 of his years safely.
Hope your summer has started off wonderfully!