2018 Life Logs, Day 256—Getting Back to ‘Normal’
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Weather: Partly Sunny; High 72, Low 61 F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Not sure there is anything ‘normal’ about life these days, but today I worked toward that goal. I attended the first general meeting of Newcomers this morning and signed up for the various activities I will engage in this year. I saw Karen and Peter Baranowski and found out that Karen’s Aunt Shirley, who is my neighbor and the women that rents the cottage to me, had some health issues while I was away and spent a few days in the hospital. She and her sister Doris are now at Doris’ home up near Boston and will be there for the next month. I’ll miss them and hope health issues are resolved and that they will be able to return sometime in October.
After the Newcomers meeting, I stopped by Heather and Jed’s to do my laundry. Actually, I just put the dirty laundry in the washer and headed home for lunch and to listen to Heather talking on the radio about hurricanes and climate change. Then after lunch I returned to put my clothes in the dryer. I waited for them to finish and headed back home once again. This time I had a nice phone conversation with Justin. His birthday is tomorrow and I was trying to pin down what he wants most as a gift. It ended up to be a Home Depot gift certificate, so that will be sent electronically tonight. Then I headed to the soccer field where Sam and Jonah had soccer practice. Heather had an evening engagement, so I went to hang out with Ollie which gave Jed the time to help out with soccer. Ollie wanted to run his morphibian at the skate park next to the soccer fields and then we went down to the fields and kicked a soccer ball around. Ollie lost his first tooth today on the playground. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find it, but hopefully the tooth fairy will understand and still work her magic.
It was a good day, but I spent a fair part of it fuming over the President’s denial of the deaths in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria. Hopefully the President’s response to damages caused by Hurricane Florence will be better than his response to Maria last fall. I have much more to say about this, but not tonight. I’m too angry to write about President Trump’s recent statements , , . so hurtful to the people of Puerto Rico who lost family members. His words are shameful.