East St. Louis sent me a letter saying something like we tried to extract a bunch of money from you, but we really weren’t allowed to, so never mind you don’t have to pay it. But let this be a lesson.
Yessir. But first, a victory lap….
School’s finally out for the summer. Amp missed the last week of school for a band trip to New York. I think they’d planned school to be over before the trip, but Mother Nature had other ideas. He took his finals early, but still had work to turn in the day after he arrived home. We all breathed a huge sigh of relief after seeing his report card today. He somehow managed to pass all his classes. Still can’t figure out how the smartest kid in our family has so much trouble in school. We’re hoping the answer comes this summer, and his senior year will be a little less traumatic for everyone.
We’re all packed up and awaiting our departure for Gatlinburg early tomorrow morning. And looking forward to a rip-roaring wild time down the Upper Pigeon River along with some peace and quiet in a cabin in the mountains. We’ll be missing Link (ha! get it? Missing Link?), but we’re hoping to catch up with him sometime this summer.
We kicked off our vacation with the great classic Airplane.
Thank god we’re driving.