This was a nice productive week. The temperatures are starting to cool, and that's a welcome thing.
I'm still acting like I'm presiding over my P.E.O. chapter as the queen bee is still attending her night class. I'll admit that being thrown upon the throne has helped me get to know everyone better and vice versa. Okay, it's been fun. We're gearing up for our annual Oktoberfest. Yay, let's all be German!
Wolfgang was around yesterday. He bought this old neglected pickup about a month ago. It runs great - apparently these old Toyota 22R engines just go forever - but it's needed some TLC (recall the baldo tires!).
Yesterday's mission was to get it looking better. The paint on the hood and roof were quite faded, so he found this stuff to bring them back to life. I admit to being skeptical at first, but he went for it. A little while later, he came in the house and said, "Mom, you should come look".
Not too shabby, eh? I took a pic after he'd pulled it out of the garage. Ellie Mae looks kinda jealous...
Originally, he was 2nd "in the nation", but apparently a university from Sweden had thrown their hat in the ring which boosted Chaco to "2nd IN THE WORLD" status. Thank you, Sweden!
Anyway, he says the top 50 are supposed to receive some sort of award, but he's just happy with his standing. It's nice recognition for him and for the university's computer science program. I know nothing about hacking and have just told him that, as long as he uses his skilz for good and the Feds don't show up at our house, I'm fine with it.
In other exciting news, I mowed the back yard. With no trampoline. It was good.