Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Back in Ohio Again (All the doors I closed one time will open up again)

It's music week around here because . . . well, because I decided it was. No pictures, just lots of interesting musical links. (Facebook readers are advised to go here, for full visual stimulation.)

So, we were able to leave our homes fairly late, in the scheme of things, and fly back to Detroit, where you may recall I left the van. After finding same, we headed off south and east, passing over that new bridge in Toledo, past the town where I got married, then off toward roller coaster heaven. (Which is where roller coasters go when they die, I guess.)

Arrived at the secret location for the youth gathering, and had the second of two consecutive Lutheran middle school events. Again with the pirate theme, again with the Bob Lenz speaker, and again with the great time had by all. It was deja vu all over again, except a lot bigger than the first time.

Met some very interesting people, many of whom will be my new neighbors in just a few months. But no time to stick around being neighborly. because we had to race on over to Jackson, MI for a concert. We were relieved to find out that the MI stand for Michigan and not Mississippi. Not that we've got anything against the Magnolia State, it's just that we would have missed the concert.

Got to Jackson about an hour before the concert, so it was a race to set up. Had a good workout carrying stuff up the ramps, but we were all set up about 15 minutes before the opening chord, so it was no problem. It was a beautiful church, right downtown, and the mosaics were all done by a previous pastor. Wish we'd had time to stick around and get some photos and stuff, but we had to race off right away to make some flights out of Detroit.

I dropped Michael off, parked the van, and we both made our flights home. A simple weekend, came to an end, with nary a hitch. Next weekend, however, will be filled with challenges. But meantime, I've got to go to class. Rock on, people who read blogs.

4 comments:

Bridget Delaney said...

sometimes I don't seem to know you at all and other times, I think I know you too well. This time, it was when I read the word "neighborly" and just knew that you had to have linked to the Mr. Rogers theme song.

Jewels said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend.

Jaimie H said...

Hi guys, really enjoyed the links, especially the Pirates one! That guy is talented! Hey Michael, you could play that- you should! I loved Mr Rodgers as a kid. That brought back some memories, watching the opening song. I sang along. :) Glad y'all had a good weekend. Enjoyed reading the post, as always.

Jaimie H said...

Anxiously awaiting a new post! What have you all been up to lately? :)