2018 Life Logs, Day 135—Great Evening with Friends
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Rain Late; High 69, Low 53 degrees
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Our Newcomers dining-in group met at Bruce and Jane Woodin’s this evening. We spent time catching up on happenings in each other’s lives, feasted on fabulous food, and ended our evening with Terry teaching us how to make origami paper cranes. It was a delightful evening. Thanks to Bruce and Jane for hosting.
The rest of my day was on the busy side. I started out by trading cars with Heather and Jed and then made another trip north to Costco to buy more bags of organic garden soil in their van. I needed to pick up more than I did yesterday and there was no way my car could handle the weight. After picking up the soil, I then rushed home to meet with the home insurance inspector. She was doing her yearly inspection but now that I am living here, she needed to coordinate with me. I then spent the rest of the afternoon getting as many of the fifteen bags of soil out of van as I could, fixing a salad to take to tonight’s dinner, and canning chicken broth. I got one batch done before leaving for dinner, but am listening to the jiggle of the pressure canner as I write this log. The second and final batch is almost done. Jed came over after work and got the last three bags of soil out of the van. To distribute the weight, the Costco helper put them in the middle of the van and I just couldn’t man handle them. Jed placed all the bags where it will be easy for me to fill the raised beds. Thank you, Jed. I will slowly fill the raised beds with the bagged soil over the next couple of days, weather permitting. Rain is in the forecast, but I hope there will be periods of time when I can work outside. But if not, I have plenty of inside jobs to keep me busy.