Monday, February 4, 2013

Dear Kids,
          Normally I write my weekly letter on Sunday and upload it at Church, but I’ve had bronchitis, so I’m off schedule. It hasn’t been very bad this time around, and I credit the clean air here for that. Now it’s Monday morning and Dad and I are at the Kamas Library. We’re a regular fixture here. We come 2 or 3 times a week to surf the web and pay bills and read the news. When people ask me if we have the internet, I say, "Sure! Practically everywhere we go!"
          Since my plans for Sunday dinner at the cabin have bombed out for the last two weeks, I’ve put it off until February 24. That’s the fourth week, and I’ll be back on schedule then. I hope some of you can make it!
          I have an appointment with Fieldstone Homes tomorrow morning. They’re the builders that might build us a house. Every time I think the deal is off, because I haven’t heard from them in so long, I get a phone call or an email that revives the plan. It’s like a dysfunctional relationship. But I’m still optimistic.
          Dad and I have been trying to get fingerprinted because I want to volunteer to help with the chess club at the high school here. Dad is willing to drive the kids to their tournaments. The problem is, there’s only one lady who does the fingerprinting, and there’s only one machine, and it travels around. So far there hasn’t been a day when all of us are in the same place at the same time. I’ve made countless phone calls. The school district people are all very nice, but actually getting something done is a different story altogether.
          I don’t have any real news. Maybe next week will be more exciting.
          Lots of love, Mom