For the most part, we follow the usual "pink jobs" for me and "Blue jobs" for Bob routine, however, I've tried to learn most of the "Blue jobs" in case I ever needed to do them. Soooooo.....I have been practicing those "Blue jobs" for the last two weeks as Bob has been pretty sick with one of the worst Upper Respiratory "things" we've ever seen. Yes, indeed I've sure had more practice this week! He's been to the MD twice and they finally decided that he needed an antibiotic, but by then he was really sick. He has been sick since the 4th of July! Gee, I'll be glad when he gets back to his normal self! Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy likes our normal routine so much better than our "sick" one!
Norah and Howie departed right after the 4th and the kids went back to Maryland....we enjoyed our time with them tremendously! I drove up to Maryland and spent several fun days with Tiff while Scott was away with his Scout troop at camp (he's a Boy Scout leader).
I've also been playing farmer on the Island here.....several neighbors have tiny gardens with flowers, tomatoes and peppers etc, and while they are away during the week, the plants get quite dry if it doesn't rain. So, I try to keep both the vegetables and the flowers watered a little during the week. This usually requires the filling of my watering can, then a ride on the golf cart, to visit the plots, several times. It is a routine I enjoy, and I have almost abandoned my FarmTown farm while I'm watching all the things growing around us.
Wednesday was spent with Kristy's kids...we went to Panera Bread for lunch and then did some shopping and spent the afternoon together. It was good to see them. Friday, I drove Eric and Trey up to Maryland so that they could spend the weekend with Scott and Tiff. I had planned to stay the weekend also, but Bob was still very sick and I began to have a mild version of his "stuff" so I opted to come back to the river. Scott and Tiff had planned lots of "boy" activities for them....hope they're having fun!
We also had a small tornado come quite close to the Island last Sunday in the midst of the worst thunderstorm we've seen here......lots of trees damaged or downed and trash cans and patio furniture blown everywhere. It was an amazing storm....one which I hope we do not see ever again! We were pretty lucky here on the Island and received no major damage, but there was much damage across the creek at Moraticco and up the river also. Lightning hit two pines trees on our lot...sure hope we don't loose them!
So the days are busy just being here....and trying to get Bob recuperated from his awful bout with this illness. I think he's on the way to recovery, but it has sure been a rough couple of weeks for him.
Hope every one is well and enjoying their summer days!