We are alive but sorting…

My hope to communicate our future plans hit a snag with Easter and finalizing some things so I’ve delayed it a bit. Sorry. It is good news and we will still be in Glasgow and working with Mosaic. I just have some details that need worked through and spending time with family has also taken priority. We are all healthy, looking forward to the kids upcoming 2 week school break, and having a more restful weekend after a busy Easter.

Today brightened my day on the details (1 item resolved, 1 remains) and then on the family from Harrison passed me a note while I was on the phone: “Dad, red car with the tags TV1 XXX (or close to that) is on the pavement.” I went to inspect and find him standing next to a car on the pavement 100metres up the street. Evidently it had just been repaired and dropped off – without the hand brake on or in gear. It rolled back jumped the pavement and went into an iron railing. When we went out and called the police, a neighbour who knows the owner came out saying he was in touch with the owner. The neighbour is a local comedian and then all the other cast from the show he is on (Still Game) came along; the car owner is in the show evidently. I suggested we snap a picture and tease the owner. Perhaps send it into the newspaper? Here is the mock photo of what the car did to my son – it really didn’t hit him remember (but it could have hit someone as it rolled a good 50+metres. As we left a crowd gathered and started snapping photos so we scooted.

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Rain

It often rains in Glasgow and you hear a lot of complaining about it. Yesterday I needed to take a car in for servicing and the annual inspection. Now I know why people complain. We have a car and when we want to keep dry, we take the car. We plan our days around the rain or lack thereof. This morning it has been coming down in buckets and the car is 2 miles away at the shop. I need to take the kids to school, walk the kids to a school activity (they walk in the rain usually), walk to meetings, and then walk to get the car. Carol has just shouted out that it is snowing. Snow is unusual so I shrug my shoulders knowing that it will turn back into rain at a moments notice!

Today I’m thankful for my car and I hope my attitude about rain has been tempered by the snow. I/we need to ‘suck it up’ and just get on with living!

 Random thought for the day, Mike