Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ch Ch Ch Changes

I've you've read this blog before, you know that I've changed the template recently. This one's for you, Mom! My Mom was having trouble with the display of the blog on her ancient Web browser. If this doesn't work, we may have to see about an updated browser, but I don't want to do anything radical.

What I haven't changed in the long time is, well, anything else. There's just been too much going on, some good, some not so good. But it's kept us very busy. But as summer winds down, the children are going back to school (Karen never stopped), and the days get shorter, it seems like a good time to try to revamp the old Web site, to give it a little style, and, most important, to make it easier to update with new stories, pictures, and perhaps (for those with faster connections) some home movies.

Meanwhile, allow me to update a few things:

Me and the Theater
That Darn Plot was a rousing success, so much so that I was invited to appear in a fundraiser for the theater group. On September 21st, The Village Players will present the last act of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite at an invitation-only event. I will play Roy Hubley, father of the bride who has locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to come out or even speak to her frantic parents. I also auditioned for a minor role in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum—and ended up with the lead. Whew!

Karen and School
Karen got an "A" in Algebra this last session! She expects to finish her third Associate's Degree, this on in Interior Design, by next spring.

Thomas and Work and School
Thomas is doing great at Dunkin Donuts, earning himself enough money to pay for Driver's Ed, and buy a new MacBook and iPod. School is going well; in fact, one of Tom's teachers asked to to speak to the Freshman class this year. After a rocky start with high school, Tom is now considered quite the success story.

William and School
William is in kindergarten! He's still very excited about it. He also lost his first tooth while we were on a trip to the Canterbury Shaker VIllage. The tooth fairy left him a Susan B. Anthony dollar!

I don't want you to think that I've left Danny out. No milestones to speak of, but he's doing great and being, well, three.

The House
We haven't sold the house. Still. Sigh!