2020 Life Logs, Day 35: Afternoon with the Goldpebbles
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Weather: Overcast; High 46 degrees, Low 35 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
This morning I finished one book and started reading another. Many of the thoughts from the book I finished, The Overstory, will stay with me for the rest of my life. It changed the way I look at many things, especially trees. “A tree is a passage between earth and sky.” Stop and think about that. And then think about how important it is that we protect trees from mass destruction in the name of progress.
After reading my morning away, I got ready to head to Heather and Jed’s. Today was an Early Release Day for all three boys, so Shadow and I went over for the afternoon. We baked chocolate chip cookies and the boys and Shadow played outside. Then we headed downtown to the public library. Jed drove into town from Woods Hole to pick Sam up and take him to drum lessons. Ollie and Jonah and I stayed at the library and when Jed returned, I took Ollie to tennis lessons. Then Heather met me there. It takes a village. But meeting up with Heather gave me an opportunity to ask her how things are going with her new job. All she could say was busy, busy, busy trying to learn the ins and out of Woods Hole Research Center while it is in the process of redefining the public’s perception of the work they do. And as Chief Communications Officer, it is her job to help spearhead that effort. And while settling into the new job, she and Jed are in the process of buying a new home. They made an offer which was accepted and have made it through the first hurdle, the home inspection. Any of you who have bought a home know there are all kinds of things that could go wrong, but so far, so good. If things work out, they will be closing the end March and moving in immediately following. It is really a busy time in the Goldstone household and will only get busier as they get closer to moving time. But they will be moving into a lovely home in a great neighborhood, so in the end, all of the trouble should be worth it. I’m so glad I decided to postpone my knee surgery until the fall, as now I will be able to help with the move. When I made that decision, I had no idea that Heather and Jed would be moving, and neither did they. They weren’t even looking for a house. Interesting how things happen. And speaking of interesting, it is time for me to take Shadow for his evening walk and settle in to watch The State of the Union address. That should definitely be interesting.