Archive for December, 2010
Before Saturday, here’s the previous records recorded by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen:
Financial benefits of homeownership aside (and they do exist, as expensive as home maintenance is)… what I really dreamed of was my entire family gathering for holidays here in Minnesota. In early December of last year, my brother found out he’d been accepted Early Decision at the same college that my sister, mom and I attended. Twenty-eight years after my parents left Minnesota for their new life in Texas, we realized that all three kids would soon be in Minnesota the majority of the year. And even an English major can do the math: flying three kids to Cali is more expensive than flying two parents to Minnesota – especially if the parents have a free place to stay.
Life has a funny way of working out, doesn’t it? I ended up finding a great house (obviously) and my parents came home to Minne for their first Thanksgiving here since 1982. All of this is a long way of saying that, when I arrived home after work on the day before Thanksgiving, I was so excited to see this scene in my living room:
However, tonight I couldn’t resist. Because my parents are the best and surprised me with an awesome birthday/Christmas gift when I got home tonight…