Sunday, March 18, 2012

Summer in March

I'm not complaining, but what is going on with this weather?  I'm not sure how long it will last, so I tried to take advantage of Mother Nature's generosity.

Friday --  Taught Calculus outdoors!  It was a little warm in the sun, but it was a nice change of pace.  The exterior walls to the classrooms in my wing are molded concrete, painted, and the closest thing to a chalkboard one can find in the high school.  Well, that's not true, I believe there a few chalkboards still hanging in classrooms.  On the way home from work I spent $3.25 at Dollar Tree on supplies to ensure more outdoor lessons. 

Friday evening -- Dinner on Grandview Drive with Laura: we packed some fruit, a couple of drinks, a sleeve of Thin Mints, and picked up a couple of subs from Jimmy John's.  Dining with the one you love and such a scenic view is a great way to begin the weekend.

 Saturday -- My dad has his own small engine repair shop behind the house and with the upswing in temperatures we're having the lawn mower repair business is also picking up.  Ed needed to be relocated to the pole barn behind the workshop so that the customer's riding lawn mowers could receive maintenance.  Guess who got to "drive" Ed down to the pole barn?  I floored the gas pedal the entire distance, yet Ed never went faster than Dad's riding mower.  Huh.

Sunday -- Laura and I spent the morning in the yard cleaning up after winter.  The patio furniture is out and it's officially grilling season!  Grilled chicken tonight, but I can see brats in the not-so-distant future.

Grill?  Did somebody say "Grill"?


  1. I've sat in that exact spot (picnic table) and had Ming Shee's there a time or two.

    1. Rossevelt(or Eisenhower) delcared Grandview drive the World's Most Beautiful Drive. It is the call letters of WMBD in central Illinois.
      Just thought anyone reading might like that little bit of info.