So Mr. Man is starting H.S. this week. Last week he went to school every day at 12:30 and stayed until 8:00 for band camp. He's pretty damn good at band, and was in the March-Off every single night. On Friday, the kids have their parents come at 4:30, they show off their half time show, get a bit of ice cream treat, and go home after a long week of work. Last week it was HOT here in NH. Summer finally showed up the party, just in time for it to be over. I am talking so hot and humid, I only went running on Tuesday. It was bad. So needless to say, by Friday the atmospheric conditions were perfect for a storm. A big storm. With lots of lightning and pouring rains. Ash and I went to the H.S. ( The Boy was already there working) for 4:30, and dashed in amongst the first of the rain. The lightning continued to crack down around us and the rain could be heard throughout the building.
We met The Boy in his office, and went to the auditorium where the band was set up on the stage in chairs. The director announced that in 23 yrs of directing band, they've never done their Friday band show in the building. They've gotten wet before, but this was a little unheard of. The kids started to play.. the lights in part of the auditorium went out. They kept playing. The director went and got the lights taken care off.. and the show continued. During the next song, the power went out. Some of the percussionists had lights on their stands, and the band played on. It was frikken awesome!
After we were getting ready to leave, The Boy announced that he had a present for me in his office. He went in, and came back out with this giant zucchini. Now, we've had a lousy summer. It rained. It rained a LOT. Like the whole month of June, and most of July. Summer sun and heat just showed up the last week or two... so I don't know how on earth anyone managed zucchini's this big.. but there you have it. This weekend it is going to become chocolate chip zucchini bread, and zucchini muffins and lemon zucchini cookies. I can't wait.