‘Star Wars:Rogue Planet’ – Chapter 16

Well, today was the last day at school for students.  What a day.  I came to school finished up locking up equipment in my room and closed it out for the summer.  In the meantime, Heather headed over to “Monroe Muffler” to have the new tires and exhaust system put on.  She called me early in the morning to tell me that she opted to get the oil change and new wiper blades as they had suggested.  I figured it was about time for both of those things to get done and to save some aggrevation, then it was worth it.  Well, I got a call before our final staff meeting and Heather told me that they told her that they had to do break work on the car and that was why we were going through tires as often as we were.  It explained a lot but it also put us in a bind.  A bill that we thought was going to total $600 now became an $1100 bill that we hadn’t planned on.  AND, Heather managed to talk the guys down from that as they wanted to put on the best breaks there and wanted to replace the brake drums when their wasn’t anything wrong with them.  I got my check and picked up Heather and the kids and the “Monroe Muffler” mechanic told us it would only be another half hour (mind you, the car has been there since 9:30 a.m. already and he was still working on the car.  Talk about labor hours!).  We went home, ate some lunch with the kids and then called the shop.  They STILL weren’t done.  An hour later, they finally finished with the car!  We came home, loaded up quick and headed for Rochester.

Three hours later, the kids were dropped off at grammy and papa’s and Heather and I left to go to “Outback” in Henrietta to meet Josh and Joanne where they were incredible and offered to pay for dinner because of our mishap with the car.  I was led to belive in a conversation earlier in the week that Josh and I would go one direction while Joanne and Heather went in another.  However, we got there and ate (had a small dinner as I was SO in the mood for a Nick’s Garbage Plate) and then Josh and I went one direction, Joanne decided to get her nails done and Heather was kind of left in a lurch.  She went with Josh and I to Millenium and then went to the mall since she had nothing else to do.  I felt bad, but didn’t know what to say to either Josh or Joanne.  Heather’s feelings weren’t really hurt, she just felt left down is all.  Anyway, Josh and I had a great night.  We both bought some Star Wars miniatures and I think it’s safe to say we’re both hooked on the game.  We went to Tahoe’s, got our plates to go and went to Josh’s house and played the game until about 11 p.m. and then we went downstairs and watched “Johnny English” till 2 a.m. and then went to bed.  What a day!

Okay, onto my discussion of Chapter 16 of “Star Wars:Rogue Planet” by Greg Bears…..

Chapter 16:  Zenoma Sekot gave clearance for the ship to land.  The voice on the other end said that the account of their last client was in doubt.  Kwinn said they didn’t garauntee that.  Charza offers to take the client home for free, but the official says it’s not necessary.  Obi-Wan notices that the weather system is perfectly symmetrical.  The landing area is near the pole, cold and almost freezing.  Anakin asks if the seas are salty and Charza says he does not know because the planet’s inhabitants won’t let them scan the planet surface.  As Charza landed the craft, snow was blowing on the ground.  As Anakin and Obi-Wan walked down the ramp, they spotted their heavily clad receptionist.  The woman greeted them and welcomed them to Zenoma Sekot.  She turned and headed for the nearest dome.  Anakin and Obi-Wan shrugged and followed.

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