Weekend Ahead

Friday: I was going to read this morning — but that was before I got Skyping with Mary Ann Loewen who is in Bolivia. The Loewens have two new MacBooks and need a bit of help setting things up. After at least an hour on Skype I still had a couple of minutes to read before our 11 o’clock bike ride.

Went to Walgreen’s and picked up a DVD rental (Super 8). When we got home we had lunch and then I really did read for nearly 2 hours. Finished my “Looming Towers” book.

At 3:30 we teed off at Mountain Brook. The warm sunny day had brought out more golfers than usual. That meant the golfing was s-l-o-w. I started off very well, parring hole number 1 and 4. But after hole number 5 I packed it in — Sue was especially frustrated with the group ahead of us and thought she’d ‘encourage’ them by pressuring them on the tee blocks. I walked back to the clubhouse and got a small bucket of balls. Best move of the week! After scattering half the bucket all over the driving range with my #1 driver, I put it back into the bag and worked on my fairway wood. And I shot farther and straighter than ever before. Dave and MaryLou also golfed nine and stopped by on their way off the course. When Sue arrived we hopped into the van and headed to the Firehouse Pub to order a pizza.

At the Firehouse we again met Dave and MaryLou — so we had a beer with them while we waited for our pizza. Back home we had supper and then sat down to watch the Daily Show and Colbert Report. At 8pm we watched our movie — science fiction directed by Stephen Spielberg. Boring! After 10 Sue played a bit of Scrabble on her iPad while I updated my journal.