Monthly Archives: June 2004

Dream Come True

Well, we finally did it. I’ve been wanting to catch a MLB game with Dad for years now, and we haven’t made the connection. Finally we did. We connected with Mom, Dad, and Mercedes on Sunday night at the Ohio border. We had dinner and then took Dad home with us for a week of relaxation and vacation. It was a great week.

Dad and I at Comerica Park

Tuesday night we went to see the Tigers and Indians. Not a barn burner by any stretch in the pennant race, but for us it was. The night was perfect. Sunny, breezy, and warm. But not too warm. The game was pretty even with Detroit winning most of the game. In the bottom of the 9th it was 7-5 D-town. Cleveland hits a 2-run shot to even the game at 7. We go into extra innings and Dimitri Young hit a 2-run homer in the 11th for the win. It was an awesome game and a great time to spend with Dad.


After getting the ad in the paper and prepping the garage, Micki was ready to make some magic by getting rid of our stuff in our annual garage sale.

We got up early Saturday morning to get the stuff out by the street for some quality curb appeal. People came early and often to buy our stuff. Grace even got our her sidewalk chalk to make sure people coming into our driveway knew what was going on.

We sold alot of our stuff. The big winners of the day were my parents. I sold their Beatles collection on vinyl. Couldn’t get the desk or lazyboy sold, but hoping to unload them in the Durocher’s sale next week. It was a really fun day because of the perfect weather, and the relaxation of not doing anything. Cary and Abby Brant came over for a bit, got Dunkin Dougnuts for the girls, and called Dad to coordinate him coming Sunday. After the sale, we cleaned up, and Grace and I detailed out the vehicles.

She was my expert rinser. We had lots of fun listening to classic rock, getting wet, and cleaning the cars. Grace was quite the detailer. She was getting into cleaning and did a great job. We had lots of fun. By the time the day was over, we had done the sale, cleaned the vehicles, mowed the lawn, and cleaned the house. A great fun family day together.


We just got back from a Dad and Daughter Date Night. We just finished a gourmet dinner at Burger King, followed by a movie at the theatre: Garfield. That has to be one of the worst kid movies ever. BORING. But Grace seemed to like it, and we had a good time.

At BK, Grace got the chicken tenders. She decided to try Sweet and Sour sauce. Didn’t like it too much. So she went back to get BBQ and Ranch. She wanted to try BBQ again because it is my favorite. Needless to say, BBQ went right with S&S, and Ranch won out. But I was proud of her for trying something new. She got Spiderman web things for a toy and can’t wait to play with them tomorrow.

We had fun at the movie. Grace was mezmorized by the toy box arm contraption. I call it “Give 50 Cents Away”. She gave it a shot. Surprise. No toy.

Losing money was never this fun

We were running late, so we headed into the theatre to watch the move. Grace is now sitting in the office with a mask on that she made at Girl Scout Camp enjoying a special chocolate sundae I made her. Then it’s off for some extended snuggling and another chapter of Ramona the Pest.

A grainy picture of us in the theatre

We’ve gotta get a good night sleep because tomorrow is our G-Sale. Headed to EBay to find out the values of Mom and Dad’s Beatles Albums and moving some furniture out to the garage. Mick is finally out at a scap in Spring Arbor. She’s got her scrappin room organized, pics put together, and now is ready to rock and roll. Glad for her. As for me, two more signs to make for the sale, and we should be in business. I’m sure there will be pics and a recap soon. As for now, it’s snuggle time. Nighty- Nite!