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Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

Other family members are Laurie, Lani's beautiful daughter who teaches at elementary levels; her handsome son Alex, aka Alexander the Great; Mary and Bo, a/k/a Mom and Dad, and Bud and Ann, Steve's patient and wonderful parents.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Margarita, please. (posted by Ann)

It's been a long week, and I'm sitting on the train on the way home, using the extra-jiffy wireless network card I just got to blog on the train. Pretty cool, huh? Well, I thought it would be fun, except that I've now been on the train for over an hour and we're only about two miles out of downtown. There are tornadoes further north of us, and they don't want to go into the tornadoes (Good Idea, Mr. Engineer!) so we're sitting. And sitting. I did buy a bottle of water, and I have an apple, so I shouldn't complain. The guy sitting across from me keeps eyeing my water. . .

One of the guys that works for me sent me a couple of pictures today. I had my team out on the boat earlier this summer. This is the view of downtown when we got on the boat to go sailing. There was definitely some fog, but it wasn't too bad.

And this is what happened after we were out on the water a short time - notice what's behind the boat? Nothing, you think? Actually, downtown Chicago was behind the boat. I think the guys were a little nervous, and I even look a little worried in this shot, but never fear I got everyone back to the mooring safe and sound. By the time we got back you couldn't see the seawall from the mooring, it was pretty much fogged in solid. We had a great time anyway, with tons of beer and food and the guys going non-stop with jokes and stories about each other. I think I heard about 50 sheep-shagging jokes that night! The guy at the wheel is the CIO from the UK, and the guy seated next to me manages the finances.

I actually didn't go anywhere this week - no ORD, no LGA, no nothing. I got to see Steve run in another meet yesterday, and he has one tomorrow as well, so I'll post more pictures this weekend. I have the offending sleeve ripped out but now I can't find any size 4 needles, so it's languishing while I do other things.

The train is moving again, thank goodness! My normal hour and 45 minute commute is probably going to be three hours tonight. I could make a fortune if I had margaritas to sell on the train about now.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

Thanks for the reminder on why I am in no hurry to move back to the States. I hated my commute when I lived in Chicago. In Belgium my normal commute is about 15 minutes via car and 25 via public transportation. Life is good =)

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Oh, Kimberly, what a great commute! In three years my son will graduate from high school and then my commuting days are over. I will get a condo downtown that I'll stay in during the week and will have a house for the weekends.

I had a couple of margaritas myself when I finally got home!


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