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Friday, 14 June, 2002

Gloomy, breezy, rainy and cool - quite a change from the 90 degrees and sunny we had just two days ago. I'm hoping that it will clear up for the weekend, but who knows.

I still had some cleaning left to do this morning when I got up. As it happened, the US was playing Poland in their World Cup match at 8:30 p.m. in Korea, which is 7:30 a.m. here, so I watched while I cleaned. Unfortunately the US team played horribly and lost 3-1, although thanks to the way that World Cup elimination goes, they made it into the next round anyway. I decided to put Aunt Bernie and Uncle Bill in my room since the bed is bigger and there is more space to put things, so I changed sheets and made some room in the closet for them and vacuumed. I had just about finished vacuuming when it (the vacuum) gave a poof and the smell of burning motor filled the room. It is toast.

[At least it waited until I was nearly done.]

Got my hair cut this afternoon. I told Adam, my hairdresser, that I wanted the color a little lighter, so he put in a few highlights. I think it turned out well.

I wasn't exactly sure when Aunt Bernie and Uncle Bill would be arriving, so I went home and made a quick dish of chicken and rice in case they're hungry when they get in. Suki and I finished picking up stuff and sorting through the mail until the phone rang around 9:45. They made their way up with their suitcases and we chatted for a while before the long day got the best of them. They're coming from Japan via Oxford, England (and Detroit), so I think their internal clocks are pretty out of whack.

I've rented a car for the weekend, so we can get around. They've been to Philly before, so they don't feel the need to do the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall again. We'll go see THE HOUSE tomorrow, and then play it by ear - maybe the museum or the aquarium.

[Depending on the weather.]

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Quote du jour:

"The good rain, like a bad preacher, does not know when to leave off."

-- Emerson, Journals, 1834

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