2018 Life Logs, Day 126—Bright Spots in a Dreary Weather Day
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Weather: Overcast with Rain; High 62, Low 48 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Overcast morning, rainy afternoon. That’s the dreary part. Bright spots . . . assembled IKEA bookcase, brought books up from the basement to fill the bookcases, waxed the floor in the guest bedroom, enjoyed time with Heather and Ollie when they made a short visit so put drawers back in my big tool chest as I just couldn’t figure out how to do that, and talked to Justin, Coco, and Ziggy and got a full report on how things are going for them in Puerto Rico. Despite the dreary weather, it was a good day. Tomorrow morning it is off to the Cape Cod Hospital to wait while Heather has hernia surgery. I will then drive her home and hang out for the afternoon until Jed gets home. And I’ll do this for the next couple of days if needed. Heather’s surgeon has told her that because the tear in the abdominal wall is tiny, he will go in laparoscopically and just take a couple of stitches and that she should recover quickly. Sure hope for Heather’s sake that he is right.

Things in Puerto Rico are moving right along. Justin is settled into his office, electricity and water are more reliable but the electricity coming into their house is not ‘full strength’. Justin thinks the problem might be between the street and their house, but wherever the problem, it is not enough to run the pool pump. Business is tight, but they are making it. Ziggy and Coco now each have their own bedroom. Until yesterday, the slept in twin bunk beds in one room and used the other room as play room. Ziggy was feeling the need for his own space, so they made the move. Justin said Coco misses her big brother, but on the phone she told me she LOVES her new room. Jo’s Soul Food Fridays have become very popular and she has had to hire people to help her. So life is good, but there is already worry about the upcoming hurricane season. The rainy season has started early and the local word is that it is going to be another tough hurricane season. Sure hope the local word is wrong.