2017 Life Logs, Day 268: Busy Monday
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Weather: Beautiful Day; High 77, Low 62 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
This was one busy Monday. I started by attending a Newcomers Teacher Group planning session. This group makes once a month ‘field trips’ to a museum or other interesting location and this morning was the planning session for this coming year. It was afternoon by the time I got home for lunch and then it was off to Bruce and Jane Woodin’s to sand, tape off, and varnish Pooh’s brightwork. Bruce joined me for the varnishing and we barely finished in time to head to the public library for a 5 pm simulcast with Atul Gawande. If you don’t know who he is, you need to get a copy of his book, Being Mortal. And before that was over, I had to sneak out to get to Heather and Jed’s to stay with Ollie and Sam while everyone else either went to a scout meeting or a Meet the Teachers night at Sam’s new school. Sam would normally have been going to a scout meeting, but now he has Ollie’s cold. I am sure it will travel around to each of us. I’m just waiting my turn. Then it was home to make some phone calls to people Justin had sent numbers for to tell them that family in Puerto Rico are okay. It was not until this evening that Heather and Jed checked their house phone for messages. Evidently Justin has gotten to someone’s satellite phone on Saturday and called Heather with the “We are okay” message and a list of numbers to call to spread that word to other families. Most of the people had already heard, but two had not and they were so very elated to get the message. One father and one grandmother said it would be their first night of sleep in a week. I wish I had gotten the message earlier, but better late than never.
Tomorrow should be a bit quieter. I would like to get another coat of varnish on Pooh’s brightwork, but that might not happen as tomorrow I start the “colonoscopy cocktail” routine. I have a routine colonoscopy on Wednesday morning, so that is how I will spend that day.