They say you don't miss something until it's gone. I think we've experienced that this weekend. The water main in front of our condo sprung a leak, which forced the city to turn off all the water to our building until it's fixed. You don't realize all the things you use water for until you have none: washing dishes, putting in contacts, cleaning the table, doing the laundry, taking a shower, brushing teeth, making mac-n-cheese, brewing coffee, rinsing hands after peeling a peach, and on and on. Hopefully they'll get it fixed soon.
On our drive back from TX to NC, we stopped at the Mississippi Welcome Center on I-20. Overlooking the river was a cannon, or more accurately a 42-pound rifled gun from Civil War times (according to the nearby sign). For our kids, the more accurate word is "climbing apparatus."
Kathy (Ann's sister-in-law) took the kids to an indoor playground in Longview, TX. They had converted an old grocery store into a huge version of one of those playgrounds you find at Chik-fil-A or MacDonalds. They had a blast swinging and climbing and running around.