2022 Life Logs, Day 215: Hard Day, Fun Evening
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Weather: Hot, Not So Humid; High 92, Low 70 degrees
Location: At Home in The Fairfield Inn, Mooresville, NC

The scurrying around trying to get my sister’s medical and financial affairs in order has been more challenging than I expected. I have moved at the speed of light all day every day to get things done, but even so, I now know I can’t get it all done this week. I will have to return. On the brighter side, I have been able to make a lot of progress. Tomorrow, we meet with the lawyers, but this afternoon Patsy and I met with the close family friend that is going to take over the financial responsibilities. It was almost 6 pm when we finished up and my sister was not sure she still wanted to travel the 30 minutes to our nephew’s house for dinner. I promised her we would only stay an hour, so she agreed to go. She slept all the way there, but once we got there and she started talking to people, she was having a great time and didn’t want to leave. It was a mix of family and neighbors (who neither my sister nor I had ever met), but my sister, who refuses to engage with people in her assisted living facility, had no problem engaging with people she had never met. I can’t figure it out, but I am just glad she had one fun night. It let her set aside the sadness of dealing with the fact that her daughter Jennifer who has cancer is now in hospice home care. I know her thoughts are constantly with Jennifer, but it was such a delight to see her be able to set that aside and just enjoy life for an hour or two.

Back in Falmouth, my wine group met on the beach tonight. I so missed being with them, but I had an interesting wine night that made me feel connected to them. One of my nephew’s neighbors brought three bottles of Napa Valley 2012 Far Niente Oakville cabernet sauvignon . . . not a cheap wine. Beer drinker that I am, I was offered a beer when I arrived. But then I was encouraged to try the wine. Wow! It was REALLY good. Then my nephew’s wife, Marilou, introduced me to her sister-in-law visiting from California. Marilou’s brother and his wife own a ten-acre vineyard in Lodi in the Central Valley, and I got a complete education on Central Valley wines. Wine group friends—I’ll share with you at our next gathering.

For those of you following the sailing adventures of Heather, Jed, and Ollie vicariously as I am, here is today’s update. “Made it to Tenant’s Harbor. A little bit of a late start (working on boat electrical and hot water). No wind to start, nice breeze early afternoon, but some excitement with the engine cutting out made it a bit more stressful an afternoon. However, another beautiful evening in a lovely harbor. Boothbay tomorrow evening.”

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