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Big Folk -- The First Weekend [May. 26th, 2009|12:20 pm]
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The first weekend of Kerrville was fun. G and I are home in Austin now so he can go to school. We'll go back to the ranch on Friday afternoon.

Getting G out to the ranch turned out to be a bit complex. It started out fine. G stayed at my neighbor's, went on the field trip and got to the bus station on time. But then it turned out that Greyhound wouldn't take him because he would have to change buses in San Antonio and they won't allow kids his age to do that. So he stayed another night at my neighbor's and I set up for a friend's brother to drive him out on Sunday morning. But the guy's rental car wouldn't start and the car people tried jumping the battery and then insisted on towing it to a mechanic who tried a bunch of stuff before the agency would give in and bring him a new car. So they didn't get going until late Sunday afternoon. But the drive went well and G got settled in just fine.

G's on staff this year. He works a full shift and gets staff shirts and perks. I'm pretty proud. I hope he likes it, but I've promised him tickets if he doesn't, he just has to give it a try. So far, he doesn't hate the work and he really likes the free sodas and smoothies. But he's only worked one shift. Next weekend he'll work two shifts and the weekend after that he'll work every night.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2009-05-26 10:01 pm (UTC)

Complexities

What an adventure! I;m glad he got out there.
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2009-05-27 12:28 am (UTC)
I love that Lucinda Williams song.

And G working, wow. Cool. (Another brilliant comment from your brain-dead friend. :-) )

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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2009-05-31 02:25 pm (UTC)
What a great adventure! (That's what we always used to say when things went wrong on bike trips -- may suck to go through, but made for great stories afterwards!)
You've got a pretty competent kid there.
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[User Picture]From: lkbs_22
2009-06-02 11:39 am (UTC)
Wow, what happened to G running ice for the Moco Folk? How on earth do they survive?

So who all has made it this year? I do miss it, but, surprisingly, Lampeter has very similar characteristics to KFF. I think, Mom and I at least will be making it down next year, after my graduation. Dad may come to, if he doesn't have work. Maggie... probably not. She was never as into it as the rest of us are.

Say hello to everyone!
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-06-02 12:19 pm (UTC)
G still runs ice some of the time, but we'll need a new ice runner soon. I did my part, now it's time for you younger ladies to get to work popping out a few ice runners or we'll be up a creek with no one to carry the ice for us.

I'll be glad to have you and your mom back next year. The literacy level is much lower when you guys aren't around. And it would be so cool if your dad came. I'll keep my fingers crossed for him to make it.
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