Friday, May 27, 2005

Renski Birthday Bash

Renski celebrated his 12th birthday a little early by attending the rather borderline PG-13 movie "The Last Yard" with friends Drew, Brogan, Tommy, and Alex. The thoroughly amped Bingenstein (dog) kept everybody up until 2:30 a.m, which somehow inspired Marcel to blame the dog for his idea to apply Ben-Gay to someone's sleeping face. The dog then kept W up until the time of this post.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Kounselor Kelli kares for starfish!

Kamp Kelli koming up!

As school winds to an end, preparations are being made for Kamp Kelli, which will be womanned by the koolest kounselor around, Kelli Montgomery. It is not really cnown what will be on the program, but it is expekted to be exkiting, with swimmink and video gamink amonk the aktivities.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Freeway Fans Nearly Nail Nichole

As Nichole was driving on the freeway today she noticed a truck in front of her with a large load of electric fans. Using her superb mother-vision, she began visualizing all the horrible things that might happen with the truck. Suddenly something actually did give way on the truck and all the fans came flying off in a flurry on the freeway, littering the lanes with obstacles. Nichole narrowly avoided an accident only thanks to her razor sharp reflexes and the thorough mental rehearsals she had made of various disaster scenarios.
The car immediately in front of her did hit a fan. N pulled over along with an off duty cop and watched and tried to help as the rest of the traffic tried to weave around all the fans. Fortunately nobody was hurt. Unflustered, N recovered to pick up an undamaged fan for the family, where it is now cooling off the Blume household.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Castlewood Park visit

W, in true nerdy fashion, decided to track the movements of the Blume family as they visited Castlewood state park (click on photo to enlarge). The river is the Meramec. Two snakes were sighted at the park along with the "Raiders of the Lost Arc" geocache.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Indianapolis 500 awaits

Thanks to the enterprising N who spotted an ad and bargained for some tickets, W&N are now preparing to embrace yet another mid-western tradition, the Indianapolis 500. W's ears are already ringing in full anticipation of taking on action with a higher decibel level than the beloved nocturnal trundling of trains semi-hourly past his bedroom window, nightly lulling him to sleep with their gentle whistles and lurching radioactive cargo. The plan will be to wake up extremely early and drive for 4 hours to Indianapolis, while Grandpa Mark is left to watch the kids. Then R&M will awake to find themselves parentless, and will proceed to mow the lawn, do the laundry, and take out the trash all on their own.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Mr Blume goes to Washington

Marcel has been shipped to Washington DC as part of a "educational" field trip. I am told to expect him to come back after his two and a half days with approximately two and one half hours of sleep. He got off to a good start on this by having to get up at 4:30 a.m. to go to the airport.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Grandpa Mark Arrives

Grandpa Mark has arrived at the Blume household as of this evening. He arrived with Uncle Rexie, who is going on to South Carolina and leaving Mark here for about 10 days. Mark looks to be in good health, though he reports that he has had higher cholesterol readings recently. Mark and Rexie traveled through Montana where it was snowing and up to Michigan to see long lost relatives before making it to Missouri.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

I had a completely normal weekend. Nothing out of the ordinary at all...

Monday, May 09, 2005

Tenant troubles

Suspense and sleepless nights are back in the Blume family as the latest Oakland tenant has decided to not pay the rent in order to guarantee that they won't get their security deposit back.
After some phone calls, it appears that the rent check is being sent by FedEx, and there is some possibility of having leverage over final walkthrough in June.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Renselaer runs 6:10 mile!

R missed breaking the Steger School mile record by one second. There is some thought of attempting the record a second time.

Walter's favorite photo

Actual albino squirrel sighted in Olney.

WNMR visit Olney Illinois!

Just hanging out in the land of the albino squirrels

Mother's Day Inaugural Post

Welcome to the Blume Sun blog. This is an experiment in providing news of the Missouri branch of the Blume family. It is hoped that Walter can provide news in a more timely manner by providing this service, as it requires simple stream of conciousness updates...