let there be light!

August 14, 2007 at 4:47 pm 2 comments

Last night Terry came home and did something really incredible. HE CHANGED THE MANY LIGHT BULBS THAT HAVE BLOWN ALL OVER OUR HOUSE!!!!  Wooo-hooo! Ya know, it really is the little things, isn’t it? I know what you’re thinking.  But, our ceilings are sooooooooo high that it takes a very long extension ladder to pull off that task. Therefore, we’ve been known to wait until we really, really have to change the bulbs. The light has been out over the toilet in the master bath for MONTHS, I tell you. And changing that one only requires a four foot ladder.  For the first time since spring, all light has been fully restored in Malone Manor.  We usually leave the bathroom light on for our night light. But, we have become so accustomed to the darkness that last night we had to push the door almost shut so it didn’t seem like trying to fall asleep in broad daylight to us! 

Yesterday was Jessye’s first day of high school. It was a good day. Although, she did start off on her first day living out a recurring nightmare I’ve had ever since my own high school days. The nightmare goes: It’s the first day of school, brand new school year, and I don’t have my schedule, and I’m running late. So, I have to find the counselor’s office and go and explain my predicament to a counselor. I am worried all the way to the counselor’s office that the counselor will tell me, “Too bad; you’re irresponsible. Do the best you can.”  But, of course, she gives me my schedule, and I zip off down the hall way looking for the proper classroom, and trying to determine what time it is and what period class I’m supposed to be in at whatever time it is.   

Jessye’s first day wasn’t quite that jerky of a start. She did forget her schedule, but she remembered both who her homeroom teacher is AND where her homeroom teacher’s room was because we’d walked around and checked out where all her classes would be last Thursday night when we came to pick up her schedule with all the other freshmen families. And, she was able to get herself a duplicate schedule…for a dollar. Since schedule pick up night she had been pretty concerned that none of her close buddies were in most of her classes. But, happily she has found someone she knows in each of her classes!  There is one close buddy of hers in her English class. And, apparently your English class determines which lunch period you have, too. So, she’s got a lunch buddy, too. So, all is well. I had her tell me blow by blow about her day yesterday. She has TWO classes in over-flow classrooms (trailers) this year because the school is over crowded this year. I told her that I hope it is NOT an omen that her FAMILY DYNAMICS class is one that’s held in a trailer.  She did not think that was funny at all.  Our school is not very old at all, quite new actually.  But our community is growing so fast that the school system is building schools as fast as they can, and still cannot keep up with the growth of this county. The band director said that the school district lines will probably be drawn differently over the next several years in order to strike some sort of balance between the numbers of pupils per school. Ohhhh mercy. I hope they don’t ship Jessye to some other nearby school, or else…I hope that this won’t mean that her friends get shipped to other schools. Wooo, we’ve been through enough of that kind of adjustment…Jessye has been through enough of that mess.

I went to see my doctor today (Just more on frazzled nerves and increases in Paxil CR.) I won’t bore you with the details. But, we did discover while there that the good Dr. Jenkins is from the same home town as my Daddy. Coulda knocked him over with a feather when we discovered that he knows my aunt as a teacher when he was in high school. He was so in shock that I not only KNEW where his home town is, but that I also have family from there!  So, afterwards I called Terry to tell him about it. I said, “Well, I just got out of my appointment with Greg, and we made a very interesting discovery.”  When I told him Greg and Daddy are from the same home town, he let out the breath he’d obviously been holding, and exclaimed, “Oh good grief! I thought you were gonna say you’re pregnant!”     

…Wow, I guess my news WAS severely anti-climactic after THAT wrong conclusion.

Entry filed under: dream sequences, the daily grind.

ode to Leigh Ann surely not

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John A  |  August 15, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I guess Terry is just hoping for his own little boy!! Oh by the way, I’ve had a bulb out on my front driveway side for about a week now and I think I’m just gonna go out there and change it. If Terry can play handyman, lord knows I surely can!!!!


  • 2. Regina  |  August 15, 2007 at 8:22 am

    I’m glad to hear Jessye’s high school experience is off to a good start. I loved the trailer remark.. that was priceless. Lucinda is getting excited about her senior year… I’m kinda sad, but I know it will be a fun year. Kaleigh loves her teachers but is upset that none of her friends are in her homeroom. Life is tough at that age, but I assured her she would make new friends by the end of the week.
    Other than that, life is good.
    Have a good Wednesday!


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