September was a bit of a blur, neither of us got a lot of sleep and didn’t do too much. On Thursday the 8th I was up even later than ever as Hurricanes Lee and Katia combined to unload on us and water started coming up in the unfinished part of our basement.


The next night was Nina’s first public outing (and concert) as we went to Wolf Trap with Sue to see eddie from ohio, as well as the Jewells and Chris Chin. We used our encore circle tickets so that everyone but me had a nice place to sit during the opening act. A fine show, good times.

Us at efo.

Jill’s sister Robin came down the next weekend. Saturday the 17th we went to the Younce’s housewarming, had a great time, but didn’t stay too long because someone was getting fussy. The next day I went to the Skins game with Dad, got club seats for the first time. A nice win vs. the Cardinals, plus a Ben’s chili dog = nice day.

Nina & Jill

On Friday the 23rd I went over to GMU with Melanie to see Stephen King. First we got to see him at a reception, then he gave a talk, finally he signed books. Very entertaining storyteller.

Me & King

Here’s the talk, the best part being a reading from The Shining sequel, Dr. Sleep:

At Mason: Stephen King from GMU-TV on Vimeo.

Jill’s niece Maddy came down for the weekend so she could keep Sue company on the drive home, and on Saturday we all went out to the Plane Pull at Dulles.

Plane Pull

On Wednesday the 28th we headed over to Jammin’ Java to see Séan McCann (from Great Big Sea). We weren’t able to stay very long, but it was nice to see him in such an intimate venue (and he played “Wandering Ways”).


Jill’s dad and his wife finally got a chance to visit on the last 2 days of the month, so all grandparents got a visit in the first month.