2018 Life Logs, Day 155—Rainy Monday
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Weather: Rain All Day; High 53, Low 50 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Days really can dissolve right before your very eyes. That happened to me today. The day is over and I never even got to the first thing on my To Do list. That number one thing was to kick back and relax a bit. Didn’t happen. Some things never change! Instead, I went to a chiropractor appointment at 8:30 am, made it to the gym for a class at 9:15, went to the grocery store, and came home. I did take time to take a shower, but then I packed up laundry and headed to Heather’s. I am trying to avoid buying a washer and a dryer, but as today taught me, it takes precious time to do laundry elsewhere. I decided to do sheets and mattress pad and realized that it would take all day to do all of this in Heather’s machine as it would take at least two loads because of the bulk. So, I did one small load of clothes at her house and took the sheets and mattress pad to the laundromat. All the while, the rain kept coming down. After the laundry was done, I headed home to make my weekly soup. I decided to make a double batch so I could take some to Bruce and Jane’s. At the time, we thought Jane was coming home today, but that has been delayed until some of the swelling in her legs comes down. Bruce is home, so in the late afternoon I delivered the soup. He knew I was coming and had the garage door open for me, but he didn’t answer my knock on the door. I figured he was busy, so I put the soup in the refrigerator in the garage and headed home. On the way, I got a call from Bruce. He had been on the phone and just didn’t hear my knock. But in our conversation, it came up that due to Jane’s delay in getting released from the hospital, he will not going on a field trip to the beach with his grandkids on Wednesday. He was going to share his science expertise with other parents and was trying to figure out to send helpful information in his absence. I mentioned that I have a couple of guides from Odiorne Point in New Hampshire about visiting the beaches north of Boston. We discussed various ways of getting the info to him. I was heading to a band and chorus concert at Sam’s school, so Bruce invited me to drop by with the materials on my way home. He promised a glass of wine, so a deal was struck. I drove by home, picked up the materials, and headed to Sam’s concert. The concert was great. Sam plays drums and it was fun to see so many of his soccer team friends in a different role as band and chorus members. And I really enjoyed stopping by to see Bruce on the way home and getting a face-to-face update on how things are going for Jane. It would be wonderful if she gets to come home tomorrow, but at the same time, staying in the hospital until her different issues are under control seems like the prudent choice.