Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fun in the Sun

We were very blessed to spend some time in Key West over Spring Break.
Although they were having a very "cold" winter it was still a delight to have sunshine and wonderful company!

Lunch our first day there

A walk on Sunset Key

Felicity loved the water!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks as well!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This blog site has gone silent - no postings since March 12. I think I'll liven it up a little. What do you think of Sarah Palin? I have no strong opinions, but I don't think she should be taken seriously. Makes me wonder why I voted for McCain who put her a heartbeat away from the presidency. And I smile when I read something like what appeared in the last Readers Digest about pranks that have been pulled on people, famous or otherwise. During the presidential election a Canadian disc jockey was able to reach her by phone and convince her that he was French president Nicolas Sarcozy. She apparently failed to pick up on any of the hints that the conversation was a joke, even when he said with an exaggerated accent, "From my 'ouse, I can see Belgium."

Friday, March 12, 2010

For those still reading it, I started a new section of dontsaygoodbye. Click on "Read more: after June 22, 1944" and you won't have to scroll to the end of the original post.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Alex and our dog, Hope. Then there is Emma in a Tennessee snow

It has been so long since I posted (though I read this all of the time) I decided to add some recent pictures. I can't wait to see everyone next month!
Hannah ready for a Swing Dance (she's taking lessons and they have a dance every month..BIG BAND music!!)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Had nice visits with Scott on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was here from mid-afternoon until early evening on both days. He had been at a business meeting in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning and another in Columbus Wednesday morning, so the timing was such that he could spend some time here both days. I think the nature of the business in the two cities is interesting. ASTM is, for the first time, getting into the certification of products and people, and the the phase involving people will be part of Scott's responsibility. So he has been talking to organizations that already have certification programs to learn more about how they do it. The one in Pittsburgh, certifies people who rate lubricants. The one in Columbus certifies people who who do non-destructive testing. I find it interesting that both those areas are important to the society and the general public and I never heard of either one. But I understand, for example, that if someone is hired to do non-destructive testing on the steel in a bridge, whoever hired that person would want to know he or she was "certified" to do it. ASTM will be seeking to certify professionals in a wide range of activity, such as evaluation of sites for possible environmental problems caused by previous use etc. I don't think I made all that very clear. but appreciate the opportunity for the visits here.