friday night lights

Friday night in Texas = football.  And I was there for the Funny Grandson’s flag football game.

I flew to Texas on April 1st to see the kids, all four of them.  Will picked me up Thursday evening after two easy flights on Southwest.

Note:  How do you order drinks on Southwest?  Holding up one finger = Coke, two fingers means Diet Coke, three is Seven Up and four is water.  This is so you don’t have to take off your mask to order and therefore we all looked like we were using sign language.


Friday afternoon we ate tacos and watched the new King Kong and Godzilla movie.  I may have dozed off.  And soon it was time to head to the game.

The FG predicted he would score a touchdown because his grandma was there watching.  And on the third play of the game he did!

We screamed and cheered a lot.  Like it was a Super Bowl.

It was cold and windy at the sports park. I borrowed my grandson’s favorite hat.

On Saturday Amber and I hit the grocery store for Easter supplies, then I made meatballs.  The FG and I took a walk around the neighborhood.  Uncle Will started a Nerf gun war.  And we watched basketball (Go Zags!).

Amber bought one of these gorgeous appetizer “boxes” for us.

Easter?  Here’s the party at Amber’s friend’s home.

These kids have been friends since they were born!  And now they’re growing up way too fast.  But they are so much fun to watch.  I even ate dinner at the “kids table” so I could visit with them.

Then it was time to head back to Austin and the condo, where Will and I had to make some decisions about repairing the water damage caused by the upstairs condo.  This happened long before the Big Freeze caused similar damage all over central Texas, but there were some glitches with the insurance company and the plumbers and now here we are trying to get a contractor to give us a bid for the job.

So far we’re not making much progress.

Will and I picked out new flooring, though.  And we’re afraid the cabinets are damaged, which means a bigger remodel than we first thought.

So now we wait for the insurance people to come up with the money.  But, I wonder, if they won’t come to the condo to assess the damage (Covid policy) then how do they know how extensive it is?  And if I can’t even get a contractor to return my phone calls, how do I know how extensive it is?

Things get complicated in the Time of Covid, don’t they?

I will leave you with a photo of a Texas sunset.  What a joy it was to be there!



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6 Responses to friday night lights

  1. Ellie says:

    Way to Go, John! I am so happy he gets to play touch football! Kids need something to look forward to these days, as do adults. Grandchildren are our lifeline to stay present and enjoy the moments we get to be together. What Blessings!

  2. Ruth Gobeille says:

    OMG…that Texas sunset says it all. So glad you had such a joyful visit!

  3. Tom Fitchett says:

    What fun that John could predict his own touchdown and that you could be there to see it happen !

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