Saturday night we went to an MPS fundraising Trivia Night that Vicki and Eric Merrell held in nearby Pevely, MO. Vicki and Eric joined the Board the same year that I did, and have two sons with MPS I, Sean and Cody. The boys have grown up since I've known them! We had a table full of Mark's grad students, lab technician, and spouses, but we were firmly in the middle of the pack at the end of the night. Letters after your name do not equal Trivia knowledge! Trivia Nights are a big thing in STL, I've been invited to several since I've been here, but this was the first one I had attended. While not being a trivia buff, it was a fun night for a great cause! Mark also bid on a HUGE box of fireworks, and then kept outbidding the poor baseball team that wanted them badly. Mark is sure that he was acting in the best interest of the baseball team, to keep them out of danger, but....I'm not sure Mark will act much safer than the typical sixteen year old! Anyway, watch out for a big fireworks party coming up someday soon at Mark's Park!
Here's the MPS crew at Trivia Night
Sunday was spent out at the farm, working on the washed out culvert and getting the new pipe in place. I don't have pictures since I wasn't taking the camera out in the rain, but I promise some in the future. We were wet and tired by the time we got back home!