Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Parents Visit

My Parents joined us for Courtney's Confirmation. They came 3 Apr and left on the 15th. During their visit we packed a ton of activities into a short period of time. We covered the main attractions: Waikiki, North Shore, Arizona, Punchbowl Cemetery, and a luau. We also moved fr

from our old rundown house to a brand new house. The highlight of the trip was a course courtney's confirmation where she became an adult in the Catholic Church.

Finally a new post

There has been a whirlwind of activity in the Steele house during the last half of March and all of April. In March my grandfather passed away and I flew home for his funeral. Although a funeral is a sad occastion, for someone who lived such a long life, it is also a celebration of his life.
I was very impressed with how well my 92 yr old grandmother was doing. she really seemed to like having all the company. I know she missed Red but she realized that he was in a better place. I enjoyed seeing the family even met a couple of 1st cousins from Alaska that I had never met. We even had time for family game of poker that lasted until 2 am.

Less than a week after I returned, my parents arrived for a great visit. I will post a longer Blog on thier visit and our move to the new house ASAP.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

True Sport Utility Vehicle

The Bx had 24 oz bottles of Sam Adams on sale for $.99 each. So Dad and I bought a case and loaded them all on the Jake. Not only did I get a great deal on beer, I also saved gas.