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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Helmet Head

Wow. A month's gone by since I last blogged! Labor Day is gone, the Summer's nearly over. It's all run by in a warm humid blur. Now we'll look forward to cool days and cooler nights. We have a frost warning for tonight, temps going down to 33-36F! Woohoo! Sleep weather! And we've gotten through the second anniversary of Irene. All's well in The Shire. In fact, the Flood Mitigation they'll start doing in two weeks won't displace me again after all. This building will only need floodgates, an outside job. Several other tenants will be moved out to do more extensive work in those apartments, but this is well-planned and they should only be out of their homes for 2-3 days. The whole thing will be over by mid-October.

Today will be marked in my personal history. After 18 years of living in Vermont, my brother Billy is coming to visit. Not a long visit, only til Tuesday, but still. I'm thrilled and excited, the house is full of food ( I have a lasagna setting up in the fridge), and throwing an Open House on Sunday so my closest dozen people can meet him. He called me an hour ago to let me know he was leaving. But he already had his helmet on and couldn't hear me. Typical. He's been riding again since April but this is the first long run he's done in over 30 years. I'm trying to not think too much about it. If all goes well he'll be here at 1ish. I have lunch fixings. Just a couple more things to do and I'm all ready.

It'll be a while before I catch up with my blogging family. Billy's here til Tuesday and I expect to sleep for a day after he leaves. But I will catch up! I feel like I should write an excuse note- "Please excuse Laura from writing, she's been busy living life." You've all been in my thoughts, even if I haven't been around. Summer's over, time to settle back in. There is much going on in the world, but we'll get to that. For now, I just wanted to say "Hey!" and let you know I'll be back.


Munir said...

Have fun. Brothers are awesome.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are well and happy and expecting a visit with your brother. All good things. Hope you have a wonderful time together.

MoonRaven said...

Thanks for updating us--and, really, living is so much better than blogging.

Glad all is going well. Have fun with your brother.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I have been thinking about you, and worrying a little.
I am thrilled to hear so much good news - enjoy your time with Billy. Which I am very sure you will.

Geo. said...

Thanks for this, Austan. I'm not worried any more. Have a happy visit!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Living life is a good thing , Laura. Enjoy your visit with Billy. I am sure you will have some good stories to share with us when you return.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I hope you had a fantabulous visit with your brother!