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Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Latest

Haven't written in a while. Summer is here and we are on the GO! Eric had basketball camp for incoming freshmen at DeSmet last week and loved it. There were 90 kids there - all going to DeSmet and most of them will try out for the team in November. Twelve kids will make the freshman "white team" and 12 will make the "maroon team." The maroon team is the better team, but with all of those kids trying out, I think Eric would be happy to make either! There are a lot of good players, some of whom Eric played against throughout his CYC years. The competition will be tough. Hopefully Eric will grow another 4 inches before November :) He said most of the tall kids want to play point guard so maybe that will help him. He said the coaches know him from previous years at the camp so they were calling him by his name and all the other kids by the numbers on their back, so that's good. Even if he doesn't make it this year, I hope he tries out again next year.

My friend Megan is coming here to visit me from California today. She'll stay for a couple of days and we're just going to hang by the pool, go to Eric's baseball game tonight, maybe go get a massage. It'll be fun. Larry and Jason are at a car auction in Illinois for the weekend so it worked out perfectly.

Next week Larry, Eric and I will be going to Rockbridge (Arkansas), our annual 4th of July trip with friends where we stay in cabins, sit by the river, fish and other than that do absolutely nothing. It's awesome. A week after that we are off to Italy for 10 days and Eric is heading to California. Somewhere in between that time he has baseball camp for incoming freshmen at DeSmet. He informed me that the baseball cleats I bought him two months ago don't fit anymore and he'll need new ones for the camp. He said his toes are starting to poke through the ends. Maybe I could just cut out some holes for his toes. If we could just hang on till next spring!

Larry's dad is slowly healing from his hip fracture. He is still at the rehab hospital, but yesterday Larry was able to take him to his house for a few hours so he could see something other than white walls. He didn't help himself any a few days prior when he tried to get out of the hospital bed at rehab to go to the bathroom when the nurses didn't come fast enough and he FELL! Thankfully he didn't break his other hip nor did he further injure his repaired hip, but Larry chewed him out royally, telling him that his stupidity is going to kill him. Seriously, though, what was he thinking?? Ugghhh.....parents!!! (Tee hee)

Oh, and one more bit of news...I got a new car. The Porsche SUV was starting to have issues and it's a bit COSTLY when things start breaking down on a Porsche. So we traded it in for a Lexus Hybrid SUV. YEP, I've gone green! I love it. We did a 3-year lease so when the battery goes out we can trade it in for something else. With all the driving I do with Eric and his sports, we had to get something that got better gas mileage than the Porsche's 12 mpg. My new car gets 26 or 27 mpg's AND we don't have to put premium gas in it like the other car.

That's all folks...I mean, Dad. :)
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