Tuesday, June 05, 2012


Teaser Tuesdays -- 5 June 2012


It has been awhile since I have done a Teaser Tuesday so I figured it was time to participate once more.  This teaser is from Below Stairs by Margaret Powell, page 44.

"I don't know what bell it was.' 'You must be quicker,' she'd say, 'otherwise all hell will be let loose upstairs." But what could you do?  If you were in the middle of something you couldn't drop it straight away.  I was always in trouble over those bells at first, but at last I mastered the art, and nobody shot out quicker than I did when they rang."



Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

The past few days have been spent getting ready for a brief vacation in the town of our births, San Antonio, Texas.  It took about three days for us "old" folks to get our gear together and we traveled very, very light which is a good thing since books were the souvenirs of choice and the suitcases were very, very heavy on the return.

We left our house at 6:30 a.m. for the 1- 1 1/2 hour drive to the airport for a 9:00 a.m. flight.  It took the entire hour and a half because of rain and road construction.  It was amazing how much traffic was out at that early hour but, since it was a work day, I guess it was to be expected.  Departure time was pushed up to 9:50 and even at that we sat on the tarmac for quite a while as there was lightening in the area and they won't let any planes leave if there are thunderstorms within a 10 mile radius so there were a number of planes ahead of us to take off.  So, all in all, we were two hours late for the 45 minute flight!  We were supposed to arrive at 10 a.m. and, instead, got there just in time for lunch which was ok.  It seemed to all work out since the flight home was faster, uninterrupted, and early so it all evened out.

It was a good time in that we visited some places that aren't on our usual itinerary -- more about that later.  The downside was that the Hubs got sick the first night and I felt poorly the second night.   In spite of that, we had a good time but are glad to be home.  I will post photos as soon as I get them off the camera.

I hope everyone had a good weekend and that summer is in full force wherever you might be.