Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Adventures with Dad and Marvis

This weekend's visit from Dad and Marvis was also fun. They arrived Saturday night, and we got a chance to talk. I was reminiscing about what it was like when I went to school in England, which prompted me to show them the school scenes from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. You'd think those guys went to school in England or something!

The next morning, we went out to breakfast and then to the Secret City Commemorative Walk, which memorializes the people who came to work at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project. Marvis' dad and mom both worked here, and their names were there on the wall.

Our car's rear tires have had a slow leak for a while, so on Saturday we took it in to get the leak repaired. We also knew that our brakes were hurting, but we didn't quite know how bad off they were. So we took the car in on Sunday to get it repaired. Dad and Marvis dropped us off at the nearby movie theater and we watched the movie The Shaggy Dog while we waited for our car to be repaired. I thought it was a funny move, but I think I enjoyed it more than Jeff did.

Maybe the internet knows the answer to this question -- is it normal for your brand new brakes to squeal? Jeff said maybe they had some dust on them, but could that last for three days?

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