Coming Up

It has been a busy week at school while fighting jet-lag.  With the few weeks remaining here in Alabama, we made some tentative plans with our German neighbors (Hans and Allegra with their small children Emma and Valentine) to go to Chattanooga with them this weekend.  The plans are still very early, but might include stopping by Noccalulu Falls and perhaps Little River Canyon State Park along the way.  We’ll see where this goes.

I registered for the national 5K championship last night to give me a little more incentive to get outside running.  This has been difficult to do this week as I have been at school way too early (1:00am – 2:00am) to be out running, and by the time I get home in the afternoon (3:00pm – 4:00pm), it has been way too hot to run (mid 90’s).  I am sure that I will be able to figure something out and get into a new daily routine.

One last thing to note is that we reserved our U-Haul for our move back to Wisconsin.  I got a 26′ truck and a tow for my car, which should be way more space than I could use.  I actually think that I could get by with a 17′ truck, but to be sure, I wanted to get something bigger.  Although there was an option for a 24′ truck, the lady at the sales desk said that the 26′ trucks are much better for driving long distances, so that is what I reserved.  I may have been conned, but I’d rather error on the side of caution.  We will pick up the truck sometime on Thursday, August 6 and should finish loading up the truck at some point the following day (Friday).  Depending how that goes, we will likely head up for Wisconsin late Friday night (August 7) or very early Saturday morning.  That should put us arriving in Wisconsin either in the afternoon or evening on Saturday, August 7.  That’s just 23 days away.  Where did all the time go?


2 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. Linda and Donald Says:

    I think Hans wife’s name is actually Elka or Elke. Pleas check and let me know. Allegra is an allergy medicine.

  2. Aunt Sue Says:

    Hello, welcome back home and welcome back to Wisconsin soon! Today you would think you missed summer completely and went right to fall. With temps only in the 60’s today you for sure need a sweatshirt. Almost football weather, yes football right around the corner. Can’t wait until the 29th of this month as Brett the traitor will make his decision. Shall I wear purple or not??? How about Prince Fielder, home run King. Go BREWERS! Well I did shoot the commercial. (TV talk there). We did it at the Harley Museum and is airing on Channel 12. I have watched faithfully but have only seen Liz, the other girl who was interviewed also. I will keep watching. It seems it runs during the 6:00 news. Well after 4 or 5 or 6 years of talking about new siding it is finally being done. The old stuff is off and the new should be completed next week. Can’t wait for the new look. So in the mean time we live with a hugh dumpster in the driveway and a yard full of ladders and stuff. The guy told us that the south side of the house was so full of woodpecker holes that when it rained the water came in and all the old insulation was wet. It had not done any damage yet to the house but if we had not done something soon we would have had issues. Well yesterday was another day of learing of more layoffs and production cuts. This is the 3rd time going through this, I already know the routine. They are offering an enhanced retirment package first, but must be 55. Drat!! then from there they will decide who still needs to go. A total of 700 hourly and 300 salary. So the final outcome will be annouced the second week of August, so here we go again, wait and see. Have a great weekend and hope it warms up around here. Aunt Sue

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