2022 Life Logs, Day 165: Moving a Little Faster
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Weather: Sunny; High 76, Low 59 degrees F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Slowly, slowly, I am coming back to a normal pace of life. Today I was moving a little faster than yesterday and I actually got a lot of gardening done. I went to my monthly book club meeting this morning and after listening to one member talk about her garden, I decided to head home and get to work. I spent way too much time trying to fix a leak in my drip irrigation system. The leak was at the faucet end and what I eventually discovered was that a hose washer was missing from one of the main parts. Once I put in a new washer, things were good, but I had spent almost an hour getting to that point and in the process had to go to the hardware store to get a new pipe wrench to tighten things. I know I once had one, but it was nowhere to be found today. I also spent time online looking for a dinghy for Heather and Jed. Tomorrow I will take Heather to Providence so she can catch the train to New York City for a meeting and I will get a chance to talk with her about dinghies.

When I was in Virginia, I got word that my niece Jennifer who lives in the Charlotte area was having emergency brain surgery. Jennifer is one of my sister Patsy’s two children. Patsy and I are the last of our generation. She is almost 89 and is living near Jennifer in an assisted living facility. She moved there from Nashville last June, but she has never really settled in. Jennifer has been with her almost every day to keep her company, and otherwise she really doesn’t go out of her room. But Jennifer has cancer and last week a brain tumor had to suddenly be removed. Jennifer is doing great, but it will be sometime before she will be able to visit with Patsy again. So I have been spending a lot of time on the phone trying to encourage my sister to at least go to the dining room for lunch and dinner. She has been having food delivered to her room, but that means that she does not get out to meet people. Today was a success. She went to lunch and dinner in the dining room. I am so grateful for small victories.

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