arrived safely at college and am having a blast meeting back
up with all my friends. It's great having Rachel here now! We
ate dinner tonight together before heading down to the "Welcome
back Bonanza" on the intramural field.
plane flight out was a quite exciting. We flew out of a thunderstorm
in Minneapolis with the lightning putting on a light show to
both our right and left. It was farther off to the right, which
was the side my window seat was on so I didn't get to see quite
the show of those on the left. The lighting didn't stop though
and you see it going from cloud to cloud almost non-stop as well
as see the flashes from strikes all around. My first thought
when we started to see the flashes was that our jet lights were
really bright to be reflecting that bright and far away - then
I realized that the light was actually coming from the clouds
themselves, not us.
moved into my dorm room, halfway. I've got everything I need
for a couple days here thanks to my cousin Brian who picked me
up from the airport last night - depsite the plane delay in MSP
airport which put us back an hour and a half so we didn't get
in till 2:30am on Friday. Sun Country has great rates though,
probably cause though the only time they fly to LAX is at midnight!
(which is actually a great time to travel cause it's usually
less crowded and street traffic is generally non existant for
those picking you up. Of course, once agian, that's because it's
midnight - when most people are in bed or at least thinking about
being in bed.)
morning I'll be playing ultimate frisbee with my buddies down
on the intramural field before brunch, so it would probably be
a good idea to get some sleep now.
got some fun stories to tell from moving, and once I get my photo
library transferred over to one of my new and much needed 200
gig hard drives (courtesy of my dad) I'm planning on adding many
photos to the photography section (and properly titling the galleries
so pictures of people and rocks aren't listed under the title
sure you update those hosue construction photos Hannah : )
to college Rachel! This update is for you on your first day
in the college dorms. I'm guessing you don't have your computer
set up with internet yet - but when you get this, congratulations!
get to the important matters - the status of Elanore Rose.
Ellie is in fine condition and is currently enjoying a small
pile of Timothy Hay before she retires for tonight. She is
staying in Hannah's bedroom and I do not believe she is quite
aware of just how spoiled she is.
three traveling companions are in fact sleeping outside, although
I believe they do quite enjoy it there in the fresh summer
air, especially as there is not a skeeter in site. Amazing
how simple it is to make your yard skeeter free. You by a bottle
of Mosquito-B-gon attach that bottle to your hose and spray
the lawn. It lasts for weeks.
and I discovered just how well it works when we went mosquito
hunting with our new electric raquet around dusk. Not a skeeter
in site till we opened the front door, and there inside the
stairwell was a skeeter so, in protection of hannah of course,
we took the necessary action and zapped it with our battery
powered electric raquet (recently purchased from the Mall Of
America). Batteries make no difference - that thing really
crisps your bugs well done!
back to Ellie. Here's a couple pictures - one of her mobile
homes new location and one of her proudly greeting the camera
for you from the door to her simple but cozy abode. (She felt
much more comfortable once hannah placed a sheet over her cage.)
a couple shots of the Angora's house in construction. (It has
a nice shade tarp over it now and they have their carriers
in with them. They've been sleeping in them at night and sometimes
during the day. They enjoy redecorating with them (especially
Poppy who get hers pulled right up to her food and water after
she's in it... and Sammy, who likes to lay with his head poking
out so he can look around... and Pippin too, who doesn't always
care whether his is upside down, right side up or somewhere
in between). Of course, they all enjoy sitting on top of them
and seem to find that just as usefull as sitting inside.
busy constructing the bunnies new fort. Dad made sure they
were high off the ground and with the shade tarp and their
carriers turned bunny houses they look like they're in their
own little fortress.
are the happy new tenants!
more shot of cute little Ellie.
say hi to Ellie for you. Hi from us (and Ellie, Poppy, Sammy
and one very messy but very happy Pippin.)
updates on the house construction check - The
Wheeler Family Website. I'll be writing some in my journal
too - soon. But for now I've uploaded plenty of photos of my
family's house construction as well as some of the beautiful
scenery out here in Minnesota at our our wheeler family website