The 親バカ files has been sparse lately. This post will remedy that.
First, the good news. Yumi’s father’s laptop was found and is being Fedexed.
He lost his laptop during the security check. Since their arrival on the 22nd, I’ve called American Airline’s Lost and Found in Dallas dozens of times trying to get a live person to look for the laptop.
Usually the phone just goes to a recording; a recording that does not return calls… But this morning I got a real, live person who after hearing my story (as told for the fifth time), she said, “Oh, you need to call the general Lost and Found then. We don’t get lost items from that part of the airport.”
Thanks. I do appreciate it, but why didn’t the first Lost and Found person tell me that?!
I called the new number and—presto—the laptop awaketh!
The photo to the top right was taken this morning at a nearby lake (with a fountain). Makoto loved chasing the ducks (who declined photo op
) but it being very cold we decided to leave soon thereafter. Amazingly, no one went for a swim.
The Grandparents from Japan brought Makoto a book on various 乗り物 norimono
(vehicles, trains and other moving machines). It also has built-in sound effects which makes noise. Thanks grandparents. (in the photo he is pressing one of them).
I can hear it now in the other room. He is really hitting the books.
The last photo here was taken with my phone. The phone does alright, but when I aim the camera for a shot, Makoto rushes for the phone. This was the least blurry photo.While at his Floridian Grandparent’s house, Makoto had a leaky diaper. Apparently, by the time the leak was discovered, it had leaked all over his pants and shirt. Having no extra clothes (yes, I was in charge), he borrowed a big person’s T-shirt.The shirt went down to his ankles and the sleeves to his wrist. It was just the right size.It was cute.