Thursday, March 29, 2007

Settling In

Well, we have now moved into "our" house, got the girls enrolled in school, unpacked, and I am now in Texas at a conference.

The house is wonderful. As I said, it is right next door to Mom and Dad. I went fishing with Dad Tuesday afternoon and caught a very nice crappie, along with two or three (too) little black bass. I was right happy to catch that crappie, let me tell you!

The girls absolutely love their new school. It is a rural K-8 about 4 miles north of us, out in the country. Get this: the school provides breakfast AND lunch FOR FREE!!! We had a nice tour of the facilities with the superintendent and was overwhelmed with everyone's friendliness. It was so refreshing. The girls both came home from school so excited and Emily even exclaimed, "I love my life". That was REALLY good to hear, for a change.

I drove down to Keller, TX, yesterday to attend a conference. It was a delightfully uneventful trip. At the same conference is a friend from Africa. It is great to see him again. I am staying with a very nice family. He is an FAA Safety Inspector and she is a school teacher. They have three kids, only one of which is still at home. She is 8. Despite their being so nice, they are Red Raiders. The whole house is Red Raiders. I am sleeping in the son's room, who is currently away at Texas Tech. His whole room is an unholy black and red. It's OK, because I am all prayed up. ;-)

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Susan said...

You have exactly 14 days to pray about your Sooner affiliation before you arrive at yet another Red Raider fan's home (Go Raiders!). Although we have not decked out any room in our home with faithful red and black, we proudly proclaim our allegiance! Welcome to Midland :)

Rick said...

No need to pray!

I'm Sooner born and Sooner bred; and when I die, I'm Sooner dead!

BOOMER SOONER!


(This is gonna be fun!)

Rick said...

By the way, why is Yosimite Sam your school mascot?

Susan said...

Education time...

RAIDER RED is one of the mascots of Texas Tech University. The main mascot is The Masked Rider who rides a live horse. Raider Red is used at events where The Masked Rider is not allowed or would not be appropriate.

Around the 1971 football season, the Southwest Conference created a rule forbidding the bringing of live animal mascots to away games unless the host school permitted it. Since the Masked Rider's horse might be prohibited from attending some games under this rule, Raider Red was created as an alternate mascot. Texas Tech now plays in the Big 12 Conference, but the tradition of having both mascots continues. Raider Red is a Wild West character with an over-sized cowboy hat. He carries two guns which he fires into the air after Texas Tech scores.


Now...really, what is a sooner?