Monday, July 21, 2008

Man On The Moon


I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon on Juy 20, 1969. Yesterday made that 39 years ago. It is an amazing feat of ballistics and technology that put him there and I highly recommend getting to know the Space Race if you don't already. It was a wild decade.


Some 19 years ago, I spent the day of July 20 painting a picture. It was from this photo, taken on one of the other moon missions I believe. The astronaut was saluting the flag. It was in acrylic paint. My uncle gave me 50 dollars for it. I also bought a 20 year commemorative coin that year, thanks to the Martial Islands. I could use it as legal tender there...


Yesterday was a pretty good day. We took it easy. Then we went to town, had lunch, did a little shopping, came home and relaxed some more. I SHOULD have mowed the lawn and read my book, but I tried reading and was having difficulty concentrating. I DID manage to BBQ some awesome steaks. I should have made just one steak and cut it up between us. It was a good dinner though.


Today I will be the first one to work. Everyone else who gets there early is gone. Then I get to go finish mowing the elementary and after that I get to trim...yay, I hate the weed whipper. I always wind up getting the stuff all over me and I look like a green yeti by the end of it.


My parents came back from their trip and picked up Max their dog. He was a perfect gentleman the whole time he was here and we enjoyed his company. My dad got a new GPS, this one is color, which now puts his technology a few leaps ahead of mine...but mine works well enough. Now he wants to go Geocaching...hmm, that might be fun.


Cora cleaned the house before she left on Saturday and WOW, does it look good. I think it is interesting. We both clean better when the other is not around. We clean well when we are together, but it just seems if the other is gone it is easier to clean. Weird, I suppose.


Well, I should get off my arse and move it on to work.

2 comments:

Cora said...

I had a great weekend, too. Glad you like the house.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Hope you had a great day...
Thank you for everything...