Friday evening after basketball practice I rushed home to get ready for an evening out. We hired a baby sitter for the night, and went out on a double date with the Moynihans. We had a nice dinner at Iguana (they recently changed the name to Na Costra or something similar). It is a small restaurant located downtown on Božidara Adžije Street. The owner lived many years in Melbourne and the food was excellent. Nadia had her favorite, sticky date pudding, an Aussie delicacy. We sat in a cozy table in the window and it was great. I chose a Serbian wine, a grape variety call Vranac, which was perfect. The restaurant is near the big Kalenić market so we did some shopping after wards. The absolutely best place to buy fruits and vegetables in the city, especially in the winter is the Tomato Company. It is located a block away from the Kalenic market, near a Hleb i Kifle bakery. They have rugula, lettuce, plums, etc. They also take care to present the produce well. Nadia and Janna are shown above in produce heaven.
Saturday we awoke to no electricity in the house and we had flashbacks to our time in Anaco, Venezuela. Goran from the school was all over the problem we got power back in the afternoon. Electrical crews were working on one of the poles near our house and last night we had no street lights near our house. In the afternoon we went grocery shopping for the week. We also watched a movie, “Bed Time Stories” with Adam Sandler. In the evening I was the administrator in charge of the 24 Hour Theater production by our school’s Thespian Society. I really enjoyed the show.
Below we took the wood that my future brother-in-law used with the boys. Owen woke up and wanted to hammer nails, so that is what we did. We built a stand for the shovel, rakes, etc. that I have in the yard. I also shoveled off all of the ice and snow from the side walk. My Dad would have been mortified to see a Kralovec family sidewalk in a slippery condition.