Day 224, Year 10: On the Road
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Weather: Mostly Sunny and Windy, Temp in the mid-60’s F
Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts

I spent most of my day on the road and Mark spent his day either on the road or in the imaging center at Mass General. Early in the morning, I drove him most of the way to Boston and then dropped him at a T station so he could take the subway in for the last 15 traffic-jammed miles. I then headed back to the Cape. Hyannis is not on the way home, but I diverged and went that way to take the Honda Fit to the service department to have a ‘check tire pressure’ light investigated. It was on when I picked the car up on Wednesday, but I didn’t notice it until I was in the middle of rush hour traffic and not wanting to turn around and go back. Instead I called the salesman and told him I would bring it in today. Mark and I checked the pressure in each of the tires and found the front right tire to be extremely low. We could have just put air in it, but I wanted the Service Department to do that in case there was a bigger problem. Luckily there was no problem and I only had to wait 10 minutes. But while in Hyannis, I went Home Depot to buy some garden plants and to Trader Joe’s to do a shopping spree for Heather. By the time I drove the 45 minutes to Heather’s from Hyannis and unloaded the car, it was time to drive to Woods Hole to pick up Ollie. I spent a couple of hours herding kids in the backyard after school and then Ollie and I headed back to Hyannis to pick Mark up. He was supposed to take a bus from Boston to Falmouth, but everything took longer than expected and he ended up on a bus to Hyannis instead. He was going to take another bus home from there, but it took almost three and a half hours to get just as far as Hyannis. The last bus leaves Hyannis at 6:30 headed to Falmouth and it was 6:45 when his bus rolled in—thus the need to go pick him up. At least we had no traffic on the drive back to Heather’s and we discovered that Ollie is a delightful travel partner.

Heather spent her afternoon in the kitchen washing pounds of pounds of strawberries for tomorrow’s May Fair in Woods Hole. Later in the afternoon, three other parents showed up to help cut up the strawberries. Tomorrow morning we will head in early to help her pack all of the makings for strawberry shortcake into the van and then we will all be spending the day in Woods Hole. Heather will be overseeing the sale of strawberry shortcake and Mark and I will be helping with child care . . . while eating a little strawberry shortcake, of course.

150522 Day 224 Cape Cod, USA–Ollie and Molly