I didn't get picked for a jury but I came close. I got there and the room was packed. It turns out they try and get all the juries picked on Mondays. I was in the second or third group that was sent to a court room. However, the case was settled before we got in the room so it was back down to the holding pen. The whole process could be described as barely controlled chaos. I brought a book and a number of other people had work they were hoping to do. However, the people running things were constantly making announcements and explaining things. You'd just get into something and they'd have something else to say. We finally made it into a court room without the case being settled on our way up and I was never even called to be questioned. It was interesting to see what kind of questions they asked and people's responses. There was a few that sounded like they were willing to say anything remotely truthful to get out of there. They don't try and seat jury's after noon so I still got in half a days worth of work. The best part was the long explanation of how you should not declare your jury duty pay as jury duty pay on your income taxes. It seems the jury duty pay field on your income taxes is only if you make more than a certain, rather large, amount. I've never heard such a thing before, you have to love government.
It is official. I'm to report for Jury duty tomorrow. Joy. Oh well, someone has to do it and it could certainly be interesting. Hopefully, I will avoid a long case or anything like that.
We went to the wedding reception of one of Melissa's co-workers. It was pretty informal because the bride doesn't seem to like being the center of attention. They had finished the main meal when we got there so we avoided the formalities. However, they had an extensive spread of appetizers. Wraps, meatballs, fruit, tons of desert, etc so there was still plenty to eat. Henry like the meatballs and had a lot of fun watching people dance.
We spent the weekend in Frankenmuth with Melissa's mom, sister, and Nolan. Neither Melissa's mom or sister had been there and I found that a bit surprising. I guess I thought most people around here had been there at least once. We stayed at Zehnder's Splash Village but we were primarily there so Melissa's mom and sister could go through Bronners. We did some other shopping. However, with the kids, we didn't spend a huge amount of time even though we were there overnight. Continue reading "Frankenmuth"
We finally got to a Tiger game. We had been talking about it for a couple of years now but it just didn't work out. We had great seats along the third base line, thirteen rows from the field. Melissa actually ordered the tickets back in April as a surprise for me. The other big part of the weekend was that it was the first time since Henry was born that we didn't have the kids with us. My mom watch them overnight. Previously, no matter where we went we either came back the same day or brought the kids with us. Continue reading "A Perfect Day for a Baseball Game"