Thursday, September 01, 2005

Guess who's back, back again...

Back home, back to the floors and odd smelling house, back to work, back to long busy days with slow commutes, back to lawns that need mowing and neighbors that need chatting. Kate and I are back after what turned out to be a great vacation. I got to see New york City and ride the Subway. I got to go to the Jersey Shore and ride the roller coaster on the pier. I got to see where Kate grew up and meet the people that still call her Little Katie. I also got a healthy dose of in-laws and in-fighting.

My parents in-law are great. They took care of us from the beginning of the trip by letting us use their car, through week in Jersey by feeding and housing us, through the end. I have come to the point where they are not in-laws but friends that I genuinely enjoy hanging out with. Tom and I golfed on Thursday and Kris and I tanned on Wednesday. The fighting was not with the parents, it was with the kids. I would love to tell you about it but I won't. Suffice to say I am glad to be home where work, home life, and any other problems make sense to me and I can reason how to work them out.

3 comments:

jamie said...

Did the floors change color while you were gone? Doug let his air before he sealed them and they changed colors.

JR said...

They did a little, they are somewheat darker now then when we first sanded them. We will be sealing them tomorrow and Sunday. First coat on Staturday morning and then a sand/scuffing before the second coat on Sunday.

kris said...

the floors look so great, you will all be very impressed,altho not as much as us who have seen the truly horrendous job these guys where up against!!
i have been waiting for the blog about the cat fight! Let's just say that James got a very strong dose of sisters who are very verbal and emotional about each other! he also caught his mother-in-law with a stress related cigarette! (hope Kate doesn't read theses things!) Anyway I was so glad to hear that you aren't,,,rat's I can't think of the word I want here! But you know what I mean,like wounded I guess. kris