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When Tim came

Posted Feb 15, 2006 in Events, Family, Personal.

As part of my brother's job, he sometimes must travel to various distant parts of the globe. As luck would have it, he had to spend a week working in New York City, so he decided to spend a few days visiting me and my family.

Still suffering from the effects of the flu, I picked him up from Newark on Friday evening. We had intended to go to the Auto Show in Philadelphia, but I didn't feel up to walking around an exhibition center so soon after being bed-ridden with the dreaded lurgy. Instead, we found ourselves confined to the house after 18 inches of snow had fallen during the night. Tim demonstrated great prowess with a snow shovel.

Sunday was much better. We spent the early afternoon watching Tottenham Hotspur draw with bottom-of-the-table Sunderland, and then I made him watch the Budweiser Shootout - his first introduction to NASCAR.

For his last complete day, I took him shopping. He bought himself an iPod Nano, a pair of sneakers, and a nice sweater. In the evening, he treated us to a meal at Outback Steakhouse, although I was feeling a little under the weather (presumably still from the flu). I took him back to Newark yesterday, after a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. I do miss my brother very much, and it is always good to see him.

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    I heard it was the heaviest snowfall in 100 years. New York is great in the snow (especially if you have a brother to hang out with). Feel better.

    Posted by Dedicated Linux Server on Mar 01, 2006.