Day 288, Year 11: Another Long Boston Day
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Weather: Great Summer Weather; High in the 80’s F
Location: At Home in The Studio #8, Falmouth, MA

It was yet another long day to Boston and back. But to be fair, we extended the length of the day by driving to Yarmouth (here on the Cape) on the way home to get our Massachusetts driver’s licenses. You can’t get a driver’s license without a utility bill with your name on it, and we finally had that. Or so we thought. We had a letter from the electric company with the new address and both of our names, but the bill for July had only Mark’s name on it. So Mark could get a license, but not me. But we weren’t willing to give up easily. Our bank happened to have a branch across the street and we walked over to see if we could get a bank statement in my name with the new address. Mark had changed the address a couple of weeks ago, but it was not on record. So we struck out there. We went back and Mark got into one of the guest computers to print out the name and address information from the electric company. He added my name and printed out the sheet. The ladies doing the screening still rejected our attempt. But they finally agreed to let us talk to the manager and that worked. Hurray! Now we can drive legally and we can vote in Massachusetts. We wanted the licenses, but we really wanted to make sure we were registered to vote. In this state, you are automatically registered to vote when you get your driver’s license. So we are all set. But between the horrible traffic from Boston to Yarmouth (the worst we have seen this summer) and the time we had to spend getting the driver’s licenses, we arrived home thirteen and a half hours after leaving this morning. Mark’s liver biopsy went smoothly, but that process was long as well. The good news is that he is finished with the testing. Now we just have to wait to see what his oncologist, Dr. Kwak, recommends for his next treatment.

We got a couple of text messages from Puerto Rico today with photos attached. Today was Ziggy’s last day of sailing camp and the picture shows off his new Rincon Sailing shirt and his sunburned face. But sunburn or not, we are especially proud of the youngest sailor in the Handley family.

01 Ziggy in Sailing School T-shirt

01 Ziggy in Sailing School T-shirt

And we also got a photo of Coco in one of the bathing suits we sent her for her birthday. She just turned four, but all of a sudden she looks so grown up. But that beautiful smile hasn’t changed a bit.

01 Coco in Her New Birthday Swimsuit

01 Coco in Her New Birthday Swimsuit

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