Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Bob's birthday. He and James and the kids made it to Atlanta. Bob wanted to hike up a mountain in North Carolina for his birthday but it was too hot. They took a short hike around a lake instead and saw little tiny toads. I miss them all, especially Bob, more tonight. Neither Lobo nor I slept much last night, both of us missing Bob I think. I hope tonight is more peaceful. Bob did find out today that Anderson High School, the last local option, didn't hire him. Silly Austin schools. They don't know what they are missing. I wish he could live at home and teach here, but I have to trust Menger is the right place for now and work to make our year good. One thing I don't have to work to feel good about is the whole week off at Thanksgiving. We will go birding again for the first half of the week. Last year's trip to see the sand hill cranes was magnificent.