What a relaxing week. Took the whole week off from work in order to rest and recover from the push to get the NCAA Football client ready and off to manufacturing.
We put our new season passes to the Disney water parks to good use, going to Blizzard Beach on Tuesday and then Typhoon Lagoon on Friday. Our verdict: Blizzard Beach is much better. The lazy river takes you around the whole park and you can jump off at a few different points in order to go on various rides. At Typhoon Lagoon, the rides just aren’t as good and aren’t logically grouped together. We rode a “family” tube ride, which sat max 4 so, we had to divide up into 3 and 2 per tube. We then waited in line for 30 minutes for what seemed like a 5 minute (or less) ride. Not worth it. If you have a choice between the two water parks, Blizzard Beach is the one you want.
Fixing our master bath shower progressed a little this week. We had to replace the marble shelves and then order glass for the outside and the door. It should be installed next week. We also fixed the sheetrock in the closet on the opposite wall that we tore up looking for the water leak. Almost done. Jennifer has been busy texturing and repainting the closet wall.
Finally, Father’s Day was on Sunday and we started it out with a trip to The Townhouse for breakfast. This is always my favorite thing to do on any occasion. Besides that, it was a pretty lazy day, not doing much of anything. We ended the day with barbecuing some kabobs on the grill. The marinade we used was excellent and they whole meal was really tasty. Probably the best thing we’ve grilled in a long time.
I started out the week with a couple of days off. My plan for the end of the NCAA Football development cycle was to take three days off once EA Certification had passed us and to take a week off once Microsoft and Sony and passed us. Late last week the former happened and late this week the latter happened. So, I’m taking next week off. It’s much more restful when I know I don’t have to worry about the game. In fact, this is the first time in several weekends where I haven’t had to call someone on the team for one thing or another. It’s nice and peaceful with no e-mails going back and forth.
The week also started out with the demolition of our shower. It has been leaking for quite some time now and we finally settled on a contractor to come in and remove the tile, fix the problem, and put new tile in. It was a lot of work getting the tile and bringing it in, but David’s Tile did an excellent job. It looks great. Our only problem is that he removed the glass and now we are searching for someone to put it back. So, it’s “almost done”.
This week was also Vacation Bible School up at the Methodist church here in Oviedo. The girls attended and this was the first year that Abby wasn’t actually a participant, but a “Junior Counselor”. She watched over a group of kids while they did crafts and other various activities throughout the week. Abby got a complement from one of the mothers who watched how Abby handled one of the rowdy boys in her group. Both Abby and her parents were very proud. She’s growing up too quickly.
Today our youngest daughter, Izzy, has turned six. Can’t believe it has been six years and she’s going to be heading to first grade in a few months. The time has flown by. When asked where she wanted to celebrate her birthday she was quick to say Chuck E. Cheese, even though it’s not our favoriate place in the world.
We made the reservation and sent invitations to everyone in her class. The bad thing about The Cheese is that you pay per person and they will charge you for a minimum of 11 kids. Well, early in the week we only had 3 RSVPs for 4 kids (plus our 3 made 7). So, we canceled the Chuck E. Cheese sponsored party and decided to “go rogue”. We still had the party at Chuck E. Cheese, just none of the perks. Izzy liked it anyway and it probably saved us a ton of money.