Saturday 13 squirrel boxes were completed by members of Boy Scout troop 825, under the guidance of my son and his father. The Eagle Scout project is complete and delivered to Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The President of the operation happened to be there as the boys delivered the boxes and she was full of gratitude and gracious in welcoming their participation. One of the volunteers brought out some baby squirrels there for the boys to see.
To reward themselves, my guys went to see the movie, "The Simpsons" Sunday afternoon. Doh!
Today I mailed off our order for the son's Senior pictures. I didn't go hog wild and get the super duper packages. I did order an extra, though. I purchased all his proofs of the different shots taken, (there are 13!) and for the fee they will touch them up and take off the studio's banner across them so they can be framed.
Our son's 18th birthday is Labor Day weekend. Yes, he was my Labor Day baby. Who doesn't appreciate irony? I've been trying to decide where we should go to celebrate this special birthday. We wanted to get out of town and take a break from everyday routine for a couple of days. I chose New Orleans. Hotel reservations have been made, Max has a reserved spot at the boarders place (which is our vet's operation), and now we'll have a nice celebration to look forward to as the end of the summer approaches.
Our son was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was going into third grade, age 7, when we moved to Texas. My husband and I lived there for 12 years and truly enjoyed it. We haven't been back to New Orleans since Katrina. It was always a favorite destination for a long weekend or quick trip to get away. My husband has been throughout the area as he traveled for work and reported back on the devastation he saw so it'll be interesting to see what progress has been made. He hasn't been in the area in about 7 or 8 months now.
We'll act like tourists and hang in the French Quarter where little damage was done and it is up and running. We'll be careful of the increased murder/crime rate. We'll go by and see where the husband lived as a bachelor for 7 years, in the uptown area of town, to see how the area looks now. We never hung in the 9th ward anyway so don't plan to make any big effort to go there. We'll wait and gauge our curiosity level when we get there.
I have a new weekend bag to break in. Good times.