2017 Life Logs, Day 247: Happy Labor Day
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
Weather: Warmer with Sun and Wind; High 78, Low 63 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

Happy Labor Day. I spent a day at home and then went to Heather and Jed’s for “the last supper” of summer vacation. School here starts tomorrow, so although the calendar says it is still summer, Labor Day feels like the end of the summer season. The boys don’t want to admit it, but it was obvious tonight that they are excited about the new school year. Sam goes to a new school for fifth grade, Ollie enters kindergarten, and Jonah will be in third grade and won’t have next door neighbor Molly in his class for the first time in his school career. Ollie only has a one-hour introduction to kindergarten tomorrow, but will go full time on Wednesday and Friday, and then full-time five days a week. I’ll be with Ollie tomorrow and Thursday, and then my Camp Oma 2017 duties are ended. It was a fun summer but somehow it seemed shorter than the past few summers. It was cool and rainy at the start and it never really got all that hot. We had a couple of periods of warm, humid weather, but it was never warm enough for me to even consider turning on the AC. So, I’m hoping for a long, warm fall to make up for the summer that has ended too soon.

I talked to Justin this afternoon and he and Jo are doing everything they can to prepare for Hurricane Irma. They live on the west coast of Puerto Rico and at this point it looks like the hurricane will hit the northern part of the island with the west coast getting lots of wind and rain. Justin and Jo now live on a mountain above the ocean, so they are safe from storm surge. But even the tops of mountains have flooding with enough rain. The front of the house is all glass, so they had to go out today to buy wood to cover the glass. The hurricane will hit Puerto Rico sometime late tomorrow or Wednesday and Justin is pretty sure they will lose electricity for more than a couple of days. My thoughts are with Justin, Jo, Ziggy, and Coco, and all the people in the wake of this newest hurricane.

I heard from Sam tonight with a photo of him holding Windbird’s transmission in his hands. He was successful in getting the transmission out and tomorrow he will take it to Mack Boring for the overhaul. Getting it out was no easy task, so I hope putting it back in will be easier. I’m not sure how long the overhaul will take, so I don’t know how long Windbird has to stay in Cape May. Since the weather experts don’t really know what this hurricane is going to do, I’m sure Sam and Dawn, like everyone else on the East Coast of the US, are keeping a close eye on Irma.

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