Chuck is starting (its hard to call your daughter a boys name) a 365 project. It’s a pretty cool project that should start appearing on her blog soon (see above for a link). The problem is the project itself. It is about this green blog of shag carpeting she calls HaroldRoger. If it wasn’t one of the five ugliest things on the planet earth I wouldn’t care – but now we have 100’s of photos on the internet of this green amorphous mass that could be a dinosaur, could be a dragon but frankly just is ugly.
365 days of that creature on the internet may be more than I can handle. We shall see.
Now that we are Maryland folks I suspect I can find a few political topics to cover in the next few blogs. So things may get really interesting or pending your leanings they may get really boring.
We went out for a family walk/dinner last night. Found a wonderful Japanese steakhouse (a family favorite) and then wandered around the RIO area of Gaithersburg (just off I270). There is a custom cupcake shop in the little Rio mall area that was simply amazing. They even had special dog treat cupcakes so Fran was happy.
Fran other than getting the treat has been a little mopey. The boys and Jackie have all moved before (the boys when they were little from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, Jackie (chuck) once in Cincinnati and then to Indianapolis. Fran hasn’t moved before and it is hitting her right now that things are changing. She really is a critical member of our family – so the impact is on everyone. Funny but dogs are great at cheering you up but how do you make a sad dog feel better? Puppy treats didn’t work. I petted her for about a 1/2 hour last night. That hasn’t helped. I am beginning to wonder what we need to do as a pack to make our sad member happy again.
Carpets are delivered at the new house today – so it is time to get rolling! See ya on the flip side (or tomorrow). Barbara is leaving Indiana and heading to Maryland today, maybe that will cheer Fran up