Working on my current goal: Enjoy summer.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I've been enjoying the weather. Hot days punctuated with stormy showers, a bit 'o lightnin' and cool nights have made me happy and helps my garden grow. DD2 is with me for a night. She helped me shore up the tomato plants that got pushed over by the latest stormy wind. We saved the plants with minimal damage; there must be 40 pounds of tomatoes!
In return I took her to the mall (1 mile done in no time!) to find her work shoes and we got matching pajamas-pink flamingos on the pants and sparkles on the shirts. Hot pink and navy.
She or her husband help us when they can. It's not as frequent as we would like but they spend some quality time with us. They call this the "Oasis". From SIL2 I get a pool boy and heavy lifter for those projects I've saved and an obsessive cleaner in DD2. It takes almost 2 hours travel by foot, bus and trains (2) for them to get here including my drive to the station to get them.
City living with no car presents some challenges and I like to help when I can. On the infrequent occasions I can leave DH alone for hours I'll take them shopping at the "big box" store, we'll split items and I'll drive the 90 mile round trip to take them home. It's not easy since they are a stone's throw from NYC! Whatever you've heard about the Jersey Turnpike is true. Off peak it's a 2 hour round trip. At peak sometimes it's taken me 4!