Whew, lots o stuff the last 4 days
Well I am finally off nights and got Wednesday thru Sunday off. I am going to be back on days starting tomorrow.
Wednesday I stayed up and worked out.
Thursday, since I was off and Lynn had plenty of vacation , she took off the day to join me. We had an excellent time. It was perfect weather here in Dallas and we went to Northpark Mall after working out in the morning. Lynn shopped and I just enjoyed being out and about that day. We had lunch at McCormick's and Schmidt's. Kind of a swanky seafood restaurant. I had an excellent salmon club with a St.Arnold's amber, while Lynn had white wine with scallops. Their crab bisque is awesome as well. Lynn later bought 4 suits that day for work since her weight loss has caused her older suits to not really fit anymore.
Friday I was able to spend alone but we FINALLY got the GE guy to come out and fix the microwave that has been broken for the last week. Model JVM1631WB002 for those that are interested. It seems that when Sanyo built the magnetron that went into this model, they were not precisely tuned. This means that they will work and heat like they should but regular usage will wear on the part and eventually cause it to fail. A tuned magnetron will not wear as fast and should have lasted at least twice as long as this one. Well its working now. Amazing how much you cant really do without one nowadays.Alex attended his first Mini-camp for peewee flag football later in the evening. He really enjoyed but we are not sure if he is still interested in football as a participant. He seemed to be wavering by the time he got home but he still wants to attend the next one in two weeks. We will see.
Saturday I went to the Leon Brown Trombone Days at University of North Texas. Dr. Brown is a professor emeritus at UNT and they named this little clinic/conference after him. Very cool. Myself and a couple of trombonists from the trombone choir I play with attended. There was a small exhibit area for a trombone manufacturer (Weril, from Brazil), a performing group from Brazil, aptly named the Brazilian Trombone Ensemble, and a local music store showing ensemble and soloist music. The Ensemble was just outstanding and incredible to hear. The day consisted of a warmup and reading session where the complete trombone faculty took part ( http://www.unttrombones.com/faculty/ ) . This was followed by the Ensemble concert. Again, just incredible. We had the opportunity to hear the UNT Trombone Choir as well and I was just blown away. Their lead player was play high Ds and Es above the staff AND doing liptrills with them. Just outstanding ability and tone. Also was able to see a contrabass trombone in action. Very impressive.
Leon Brown Trombone Days Flyer
Had to leave early to see Alex's soccer game later in the afternoon. He played very hard and managed to score a goal on a steal that he took all the way down the field. The team lost but it was really a hardfought game. Coach kept him in the whole game and he was exhausted but he had the stamina to be a contributer until the final whistle.
Sunday we went to see the Texas Rangers play the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rangers managed to win but almost blew a 6 run lead. In the 9th the Rangers put in reliever Fransiiiiccoooo Cooooorrrrrdddeeeerrrooooo, who came into the field to a standing ovation. The game was over in 12 pitches. I marked the game which for me lets me follow it better.
Father and Son at the Ranger Game
So a pretty eventful 4 days, tonight , Sunday I we are just going to take it easy. Later