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05/05/2003

Saturday morning I went out to Haymarket to watch the Clanlad's soccer game. I think they won... or tied. I don't know. I really don't pay attention to the score. I'm more interested with physically being there and watching his skills increase. Of course there's some backsliding... like when he's on defense, the ball is at the other end of the field and I look over at him and he's down on both knees "resting". Cause y'know it's soooooo tough for an eight year old to stay up on both feet. *g*

After his game ended we drove up to Reston so I could get my cellphone fixed. It took about 15 minutes and the guy said I should loose as many calls now. Well, I tried it out on the way home -- all the way down the Fairfax Co. Parkway -- and got nothing but "Call Not Completed. Network Busy." *sigh* We also stopped at the grocery store to pick up some dinner fixin's since it was after 4:00 PM. I tried the phone once again.... "Call Not Completed. Network Busy."

Sunday I went and rented a car (a fireengine red Dodge Neon) so I would have something while mine is being repaired. It's a fast little car and while there is plenty of headroom and legroom I don't think I would want to drive a Neon all the time. On the way back I tried my cellphone once again. That's right, still got nothing but the message: "Call Not Completed. Network Busy."

That afternoon I mowed the lawn for a couple hours. (No, I wasn't crawling... that's how long it takes. It's a big-assed yard. Shaddup.) Then I decided to wash my mother's car. The Clanlad and his friend (known as Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer for this tale) decided they would "help" me wash the car. They each washed the equivilent of a car door... then followed the water as it ran down the driveway and into the street.

I don't know what it is about boys and water and dams. I know I used to do it (and ocassionally still do. Shhhh!). For some reason whenever there is water flowing boys simply must build a damn. They got some bricks and spent the next couple hours playing in the water.

This morning when I turned on my cellphone, lo and behold, I got three voicemail notifications! Sadly two of them were from Keltik asking if I was coming over to her house for a BBQ. *sigh* Sorry I missed the festivities, hon, but sometimes life is just one big "Call Not Completed. Network Busy."

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Interesting typo in there "should loose as many calls" in light of the fact you still couldn't get service.

~ Lisa @ 8:57 a.m. EST on 05/06/2003


Not just boys feel the need to build dams, hon. Then again, I was a tree-climbing, rock-skipping, ball-playing tomboy with two brothers and no sisters, and in our neighborhood, the boys outnumbered the girls 3 to 1. It's a bloody miracle I ever wear a dress at all!

~ Darcy @ 10:37 a.m. EST on 05/07/2003


Just popping in to give you a big hug. *big hug* With all the wedding chaos I never seem to get over here very often. This will have to change!

~ Shawna-Marlies etc ... aka Psyche or Bridezilla @ 10:15 a.m. EST on 05/14/2003


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