Sunday, April 14, 2013

On This Date in 1998: Tuesday, April 14

A postscript on a Tuesday morning.
I’m enclosing a series of picture of the boys.

Andy & Eddie on the family room couch shortly before our departure for South Bend.

A series of three pictures showing the boys clowning around minutes before we backed out of the driveway.  (Look at all that snow in the background!)

Eddie, the Lego engineer, entertaining himself at the kitchen table.

The boys mugging for the camera during breakfast.

The Chicago skyline behind the boys, who are squinting to shield their eyes not only from a bright sun but also a very gusty wind.  Chicago was indeed the Windy City on our first day of sightseeing.

Andy and Eddie took most of the aquarium and museum pictures.  The second roll of film, which includes pictures taken at the top of the Hancock building, is still in the camera, five exposures remaining.

I think Chicago made an especially strong impression on Eddie.  His distillation of the skyline is quite impressive, another fine addition to his growing portfolio.  I should ask him to draw a view from the top of the Hancock building – to learn how his mind processed that perspective.

With the election over and the legislature not in session – and a desire to spend more time with her family – JoAnna has vowed to work a 40-hour-a-week schedule for the time being.   Yesterday she worked 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., which means that she picked up the boys at After School, dropped Eddie off at his soccer practice, and prepared supper (leftovers from Easter), while I was able to work a little bit later than usual – until 6:00.  She’s not looking forward to the fall elections- has even talked about resigning her position and finding a less stressful and demanding type of job.  For now, the boys and I are just happy to have Mom back home, to be a family again, to be able to sit four around the table and enjoy a meal together.

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