I went through my blog archives to see if last August was this dull and rainy and lacking-in-bloggable-events, and lo! Last August was Fun With Bronchitis Month! Yes, technically it was pneumonia, but we didn’t know that until September. So okay, I guess I’m glad that this month is less eventful than it was last year.
DrBob leaves for a week in London on Monday, to set up his office and the flat he’s subletting, get a start on planning lessons, that sort of thing. I will be home alone with two school-aged children who are not in school. At least it’s Volksfest time (that’s like the fair), and I will document it if the rain lets up and light gets good enough because y’all in America? You’ve never seen a fair like this. Now, granted, I lived in Columbus Ohio as a little-un, so the Ohio State Fair is sort of what shaped my idea of what these things should be like. And then, living in Port Townsend, I thought the Jefferson County Fair was “cute” because you could see and do everything in less than two hours.
Our fair? Is more like a corner-fair. You walk down the midway and there’s like four things, you turn a corner, there’s four more things, and that’s it. It’s eensy. It’s like a bonsai-fair. There is one ride that the Sniglet will go on – the thing with the cars and trucks that go around and around for awhile and then stop – though he’s probably too old for that this year. And there’s the bumper cars for Ignatz. This year there seems to be a ferris wheel, big news. I haven’t been yet because it hasn’t stopped raining, but I’ll try to get an inventory.
So anyway, if the weather lets up, we’ll be going every day, but because it’s so small, that will only kill about half an hour a day, and that includes travel time.
Song du jour of the day: (I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea, by Elvis Costello. Except I totally do. I’m trying really hard not to be envious of DrBob, but I am failing spectacularly.