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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1926431 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/4/19

Thanks for your enthusiasm for DJ being in your old familiar places!  It is amazing and delightful to me that he is able to experience these things.  When he first texted me a picture of an iconic image of France (either the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe) I responded with...  "You're REALLY there!"  It seems so incredible.  David has visited many places for HP through years in Germany so he is pleased to "show" us around but DJ and I are really excited.  My ancestry in much German and some Scottish so my blood just warms at the thought. 

A friend of David's who had worked for HP about as long as David was often on conference calls with him.  David's work area at home is in our bedroom in a converted armoire he custom fitted with a drop down desk for multiple monitors, a keyboard and small sound panel with microphone so he can just talk normally and not have to wear headphones.  When he put Herbert on speaker phone and finish up their meeting they shared about family and such and I would say "hi" and listen a bit.  It suddenly seemed time to dust or "look for something" in the bedroom!  hahaha  His warm voice and accent just relaxed me so!  I loved hearing and talking to Herbert.  He is not as far south in Germany as we will be but it sure would be fun to visit him there as he has been to CA a few times and I've gotten to go over to the coast with them or out to dinner.  He's so kind!

I'll try to find a little something for you but at least post pics when we get home!  Here is one of DJ when the four Engineering students found the Lego store in Paris early in their day!!!  By the way...  THWg is an acronym (To H*ll With Georgia - University of...) for their many years old school motto (a slogan depicting their feeling about their old school Univ of GA) and the GA Tech mascot is Buzz the Yellowjacket!!!  

Mishii

From: Mishii

9/4/19

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

my last day at the downtown Dallas office should be the last day of February.    

That is no time at all!  Woohoo!

Mishii

From: Mishii

9/4/19

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

Except for Mishii.  She's like a cat .. she'll push you over the edge and then look away, whistling.  :-)

Absolutely not true.  I would watch.  And I can't whistle.

Mishii

From: Mishii

9/4/19

Yeah that looked way too clean.  That was more like perusing through stuff, not organizing.

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

9/4/19

I was thrilled with the fact that they got everything up off the floor.  It's a walk-in closet and I couldn't walk in there.

Carolyn

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/4/19

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

Pfffft!  That's just a tiny load, compared to how I've seen her load that thing up!  Hah!  

! I will have a load when I head to Aunt Margaret's, will send a pic then!!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/4/19

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

but she was under strict orders from Hubby not to bring ANYTHING home. 

He knows that is a hollow threat, I ALWAYS bring something home!  But usually it is to move the items on to someone else.  I have refrained from bringing livestock home, so that is progress!!

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

9/4/19

Mishii said:

Yeah that looked way too clean.  That was more like perusing through stuff, not organizing

We knew you wouldn't be interested, not a challenge for you!  but Carolyn wanted to see her floor!!

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

9/4/19

Judy, I am so very glad that DJ can visit some fascinating places!  He will forever remember these things and places!  I know I hold very precious memories from out travels to Europe.  

Hubby is super excited for his trip to Africa next month!  While he isn’t going for total fun, it will be quite the experience!  He is going with 3 guys from church to help build and develop a seminary school just outside Nairobi.  They will have a bit of fun....along with lots of work.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

9/4/19

bornblesse2 said...

Hubby is super excited for his trip to Africa next month!  While he isn’t going for total fun, it will be quite the experience!  He is going with 3 guys from church to help build and develop a seminary school just outside Nairobi.  They will have a bit of fun....along with lots of work.

I'm so glad to hear DH is smiling more and enjoying retirement so much.  I bet his health issues are much improved too!  You really lived the life and enjoyed your adventures when you went to Europe didn't you.  The people you met and lived among and the foods you enjoyed.  DJ is not so adventurous in the food department but he did find a nearby bakery that makes wonderful sandwiches.  There is a large store described as a "Walmart" kind of store he can purchase a variety of essentials and food.  He reported he procured some soups, PB&J fixings and was delighted to find hot dogs.  Really!?!?  In France?!?  My son...  the picky, non-adventurous eater.  I should look up some simple recipes for things he could make on a 1 or 2 burner stove.  I asked if he found eggs and bacon or even *heaven forbid* carrots.  No answer.  Oh well.  When his system begins to slow etc he'll figure things out.  He's a big boy and completed (and mentors for) the Cooking merit badge in Scouts so I'm not going to fuss!  

 

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