Daily Archives: August 10, 2006


Thirteen Things that MADE ME SMILE THIS WEEK

  1. Getting enough grants and scholarships to cover most of my tuition!
  2. My son being able to pay for his entire tuition in CASH!
  3. New shoes (definitely new shoes) 😉
  4. "All that & caramel" ice cream (Breyer's) with chocolate topping
  5. A very nice comment from a very nice person (he knows who)
  6. Chocolate beer. Yes. See Tuesday's post.
  7. Weather cool enough to use my quilt on my bed at night
  8. Teaching my son how to drive a car with a manual transmission
  9. Getting my son his first car (thus the need to teach him how to drive a stick)
  10. Knowing that Thursday is my last day of work this week
  11. Knowing that we'll only have 3 students on Thursday!
  12. Having my (birth) kids meet my (class) kids for lunch with the "gang"
  13. Paying for my daughter's tuition (that was something that I hadn't planned on, but it means another semester debt-free for her)

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3. Geggie

4. MInTheGap

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Is it a bad thing to buy your son a car that rolled off the assembly line the same year he did?

Yeah...a 1988 Saab 900. (ok, so Tom was born in 87, but cars are made the year before their model year.

I - YES! ME! I taught my son to drive a stick! (everybody should know how to drive a stick.) I took him to the campus where I work and told him that yes, he would stall. I told him about my learning experience and gave him the basics. And then I just let him drive. Everybody but maintenance goes home at 3:30 so it was quiet and he did really well.

He's a little disappointed because I don't want him to drive it in the city until he's a little more confident with shifting - and it doesn't have a license plate yet - I can't get a copy of the insurance, so I can't get a plate.

But I think he's happy...

So am I.