11/23/2021 0 Comments
10/26 A Regular Day
No new snow this morning! It was an early start today with Ben leaving to catch a flight to Key West for a business trip. Shoveling snow yesterday, shoveling sand later today!
The rest of us got up as usual, and got the day started. At home again for school today, so there was schoolwork to be done first. Bob and I are anticipating our departure and making things ready to travel. Now that a lot of the snow is off the trailer, we feel better about no more leaks. The afternoon was warm enough to see some melting. We got any laundry done that was needed, and that should last us until we get back home. We needed propane for the large tanks on the trailer, so we took one of the tanks to the hardware store and got it filled. We need it for our furnace to run! We stopped at the grocery store for some items we'll want during our trip home, and looked in vain to find the Pumpkin Spice Spread that is oh so good on toast! If you see it on your grocery store shelf, please take it home and you can thank me later!
The boys played outside this afternoon, having great fun making slides down the big piles of snow on the corner of the lot. We had tacos for supper (it's Tuesday!) and tucked in Jack and Leo in their beds in the trailer. We lower the dinette table and make a nice bed area there, plus the extension of the couch has worked out well, too. A little tight when all 3 want to sleep in the trailer, but very comfortable if there are just 2. Since Ben's gone, Ian is staying inside with mom to protect her during the night! We have also really, really enjoyed the bedtime stories that Bob makes up. He started these last year, I think, and they have grown into an important ritual. He has made up some characters for each of the kids and himself - Leo Pigeagle, Jack Chimpanzeeduck, Ian Rhinoceroshorse and Elephant Bob. They all live in Grandpaland, and have lots of adventures. Sometimes they have conflicts with the bad guy, Crocodilesnake. Sometimes there is a moral to the story about friendships, family, good sportsmanship, etc. They are interactive stories, Bob asks them for help deciding where they are going to go and what they will do there. This has evolved into the boys starting their own stories, in their own lands. It's great creative thinking! Leo was getting ready to tell a tale about Leoland, he really is very expressive while he is storytelling. This time it was going to be a scary story (Halloween is coming!) and he told me that I might need to cover my eyes so I don't get too scared! Such a sweetheart, looking out for me!
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