Rainy Saturday in Fairfax

It’s been raining all day in Fairfax.  I’ve been on the road all morning hitting appointments.  Here’s the schedule:

7:15 a.m.  Stop by the law office.  Preparing papers to file next week.  Answering several emails.

8:35 a.m.  Up to Vienna Firehouse for the Volunteers’ annual pancake breakfast.  Greeted by the Volunteers President Howard Springsteen (no relation to Bruce).  Eat pancakes with several local citizens, including Council members Kelleher and Dellinger.  Wave to Mayor Seeman.  Out the door …

9:45 a.m.  Stop at home.  Trying to get the kids dressed.  Sharon is leaving to run errands.

10:30 a.m.  Sharon not home yet.  I’m running late so I put the two youngest in the car and drive out to Annandale.

11:05 a.m.  Arrive late for speech at a Democratic campaign rally at Mason District Park.  Walk up on stage with two kids who are wondering why there’s no playground equipment at “the park.” 

(here’s a link to my speech    http://bluevablog.blogspot.com )

11:45 a.m.  Son Thomas is going stir crazy listening to speeches.  And Saslaw hasn’t even started yet.  I scoop up the kids and roll out.  A few minutes later, we stop at McDonald’s for two Happy Meals.

12:20 p.m.  Arrive at Stafford Park in Fairfax City for its opening ceremony.  This park does have a playground!  Fueled by McNuggets, the kids spill out of the car.

1:00 p.m.  Ceremony is over.  I leave children with Sharon who meets us at Stafford.

1:15 p.m.  Knocking on doors on Garlot Drive in Annandale  Can’t find anyone home.  No matter.  I’m here to see the missing wall from the Beltway construction.  Noise is terrific (not in a good way).  I make some notes and hop back in the car.

2:00 p.m.  Stop home for a sandwich.  Check emails.  Decide to write a post.

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