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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A memory

Yesterday I was working on the computer to prepare for my Dartmouth email account to migrate to the cloud (yay for clouds, I guess...) and found an elderly email from daughter-in-law Laura...well, actually a report of a phone message from Laura.  She and young Anne had been out driving.  Anne asked if they were on the Freeway.  Laura told her they were on the Freeway.  After a brief pause Anne asked,  "When are we going to be on the Fourway?"  I thought that was really funny then, and I still think that is really funny!  Hooray for angel children and their thought processes.

Another one from last weekend.  Jonathan, Alissa, and children were at our house for dinner, but really so Jonathan could help move heavy stuff and do some electrical wiring.  After their long walk following supper the kids were at the table, newly moved into the new house from the storage shed, and were eating a delicious lime and raspberry dessert their mom had made and brought.

When 4-year-old Caleb finished his dessert...the first one to do so...he turned in his chair and looked at his grandfather and me and said, "Powered up.  Ready to work!" and jumped down from his chair and headed out the back door as fast as he could go.   As you might expect, there were smiles all around.  What a great attitude!  More of us could develop that one...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Day...

Yesterday was a busy day swimming, doing errands in the Upper Valley, doing laundry (AT HOME!!!), getting ready to come to the temple.  I left the house about 2:30 and finally arrived at the motel in Lexington at 7 PM after several stops (library, coop for Kosher salt, Sam's Club, rest stops, etc).  I made up some of Orchid's Cool Tangy Noodles so Jonathan and family could have them while they are here.  they arrived around 8:20 or so.  The children were in good spirits and acted well until bedtime, which was shortly. I was worn down and in bed by 9:45.

This morning breakfast was hectic with many other motel guests, some of whom were pushy-pully types of guests.  If you were courteous, which we tried to be, you waited and waited and waited.  Jonathan has just driven the family in to the Boston Aquarium to drop them off and will then come back to the motel to work from here while they are gone.

With the peace and quiet prevailing, I think now is a great time to shower and get ready for the temple!

Larry Godfrey came to do the remaining excavating and back-filling for the porch.  Yay!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hot Water Showers at last!

Yesterday when Sister Vogel and I got home from the temple, there was Bob with clean clothes on, damp hair, shaved face...on a Friday!!!  That has not happened since May when the hot water heater was removed from the log cabin.  Since then Saturday showers at Jonathan and Alissa's house has been the norm.  I was too tired to shower last night but have a lovely hot more-lengthy-than-usual-for-me shower this morning.  Heavenly.