And there were minor complications. They were due to fly in on May 26, but the flight got changed to the 27th. Doesn't seem like much, but it meant that Amanda of course would miss her flight. And Bob had to stay an extra day--usually not a problem but because it was over the Memorial Day weekend his hotel didn't have a room for the next day--in fact, no motel anywhere near had a room for Saturday night, so he had to book at another hotel for the two nights and cancel at the first hotel. Made the call. The person at the hotel said that because Bob had booked through Delta, he had to cancel through Delta. Couldn't do that online. The nice people on the help line couldn't do it. Long story short--two computers going, two phones going, and two hours later I finally found a nice robot that could cancel the room.
Everything was easier after that. Dane was very impressed (and was emailing his friends on his phone) that his Uncle Bob found his way home using a MAP. A folding paper one. It reminded of us when Bob took him out in the truck when he was about seven years old, and he was fascinated that you could roll a window up and down with a crank.
Meanwhile the garden is flourishing. Look back on the entry for the end of March. Two things there--starting the garden, and collecting worm compost. Put the two together and you get this:
We're eating well. Bob makes an amazing ratatouille out of whatever vegetables need eating (with the judicious addition of bacon or chorizo). Yum.
The model conference is this weekend, and I actually finished the 'Loom of the Valkyries" model. I don't expect to win anything--compared with the skill and talent (and practice) that most modelers put into this hobby, my model is a little klutzy. But it has it's own bizarre charm.
I'm especially happy with this dragon head, which is about 1/2" across. And the little hands holding the staff
Notice the wee nasal helm as well as the sword in the mud.
Wonder if the judges will leave me any comments?