Saturday, August 22
One really nice thing I like about staying with Aunt Selma and Uncle Sam is that they let me sleep 'till noon, and when I come inside, lunch is on the table --- what more could I ask for? And when they take their naps (or "lay down and rest" as Aunt Selma prefers to say), I can use the ethernet connection upstairs in the office and work on my blog -- also after they go to sleep around 9:30 pm, I can work in the office . From 12:30-2:30 pm and 4:30-9:30 pm, when we are all awake, we can visit! Works out great!
Aunt Selma is my mom's younger sister. Her husband, Sam, always looked very much like my dad, although they were only brothers-in-law. Here they are meeting Maggie and Juliet.
This is Millie, their coon cat.
This is Maggie and Juliet meeting Millie.
What will happen?
Not much, fortunately. When I brought in the dogs' bed
and put it in the kitchen, Millie immediately thought it was a gift for her. Very comfy, she decided.
Speaking of gifts, when I first came upstairs this morning (I have to go up the stairs from the basement where I can enter the house from the driveway where the Roadtrek is parked), I was carrying a few things that I put on the kitchen table while I got the dogs settled. Returning to the table where Uncle Sam was seated hungrily awaiting lunch, he commented, "These cookies are a little dry." I decided to put the dog biscuits somewhere else after that.
It rained most of the day. I did laundry. When it let up a little in the afternoon, we went into town to do a couple errands. On the way back, Uncle Sam drove by where their bungalow
colony used to be. It has all been torn down and a number of nice houses now stand in the area. I was very impressed when he showed me "Kit Ct.", a street that used to run though the bungalow colony. He had named the street in honor of Aunt Selma, whom he has always called "Kit" (short for "kitten"). I have never known anyone who had a street named after them and made Aunt Selma get out of the car so I could take a picture of her next to her street sign.
This is the view from the upstairs office window that I had this afternoon while working on my blog.
Not bad, eh?