2019 Life Logs, Day 245: Gardening and Dinner with the Goldstones
Date: Monday, September 2, 2019
Weather: Sunnier Than Expected; High 80, Low 64 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

The gardening part of my day took much longer than I expected. When I went sailing with Bruce and Jane on Saturday, Jane’s friend Ellen asked if I would like to come dig up some iris she wanted to get rid of. I mentioned this to Karen Baranowski yesterday and she was also interested. We arranged a time with Ellen and headed there late this morning. Digging up the iris was harder than expected, but we did it. I then had to come home and prepare a place to put the new addition. Rearranging things and getting it planted took most of the afternoon and then it was time to head to Heather and Jed’s. I had wanted to have them here for dinner, but since tomorrow is the first day of school and the boys needed to get to bed early, it seemed much more sensible to have dinner there. I bought salmon and calamari and Heather and Jed provided the rest of the dinner. We feasted on food and I got to hear all about their camping trip to the Outer Cape. They had a great time. They did a lot of biking, a lot of playing on beaches, and they found one beach with lots of gray seals. Of course, where there are seals, there are probably sharks, so they didn’t get in the water there. I’m so jealous. I want to see the seals. So I plan to make a day trip to the Outer Cape and hope the seals are there at the same beach.

Tomorrow is the first day of school. Sam has to catch the bus to Lawrence Hall at 7:20 and Jonah catches the bus to Morse Pond at 7:45. Then there is a break of an hour before Ollie needs to leave for East Falmouth Elementary. This is a new schedule for Sam and Jonah, and it will take time for the whole family to adjust to the earlier start times. The biggest adjustment is for Jonah who is usually getting up at about the time he now has to leave. When I left at 7:30 tonight, the boys were ready for bed, so hopefully they will all get a good night’s sleep and tomorrow morning will go smoothly. I’ll be anxious to hear how the first day of school goes.

My heart aches for the people on Grand Bahama Island that have endured Hurricane Dorian sitting right on top of them for almost 24 hours. Hard to imagine what that must feel like, but easy to imagine the total destruction that they will be left with. This hurricane is moving so slowly, but by tomorrow morning it should start to move on and we will have a much clearer idea of what its impact will be on Florida and the southeastern coast of the US. It is expected to head north without making landfall in Florida. This is the best case scenario, but still there will be high winds and storm surge. Let’s hope for the best.

2019 Life Logs, Day 246: Sand in My Shoes on First Day of School
2019 Life Logs, Day 244: First Day of September