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7 Quick Takes Friday - July 20th



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Okay, so I'm a few days late on my quick takes - hope y'all will cut me some slack as I was away with 9 crazy teens and 1 crazy male chaperon in Pittsburgh at Catholic Heart Work Camp for the week!  We had an amazing time, but there were definitely some great lessons to be learned!  Here we go...

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First, having air conditioning is an extra-ordinary luxury that I should not take advantage of in my 'regular' life.  We stayed at Carrick High School, which like the rest of the schools in the city of Pittsburgh are A/C free.  For two major reasons - it's only really hot a little in May and September during the school year (they had snow the first week of May this year, people - more need for heat) and they are over $40 million in debt...so little money for luxuries, more money for necessities!

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Second, when traveling with a bunch of teens, think twice before letting them write on the inside of your car windows.  If you do let them write, bring some sort of wipe so that they can erase and begin again!  We definitely passed some notes to other drivers - especially my male chaperon when he was following at one second instead of the recommended 4 seconds!  Took care of that one, really quick!

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The HONK PLEASE on the back of the car was another story!  He listened to that one as well, but with more annoyance from me than anything else!

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The Pirates are doing awesome this year!  They are in second place and I was super excited to see them on Friday night - where they won, btw!  We used to go all the time when I was a kid to Three Rivers Stadium and always had a blast.  Joe, my brother, would teach me how to keep score and we'd watch with loving admiration as they lost almost every time.  If they did actually win, it was usually one of the very few of the season!

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A great photo of my group with the city skyline in the back!


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Finally, taking a day or two off this week before the craziness of the Middle School Lock-In on Saturday night!!!  WHAT was I thinking when I scheduled this thing for the weekend after the Mission Trip?!

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