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Published: August 30th 2020
Since we have left our lake life, we have resumed our wandering from one family’s house to another. We are certainly making up for all the winter months when we don’t see our children for extended periods. We are loving being with all of them....just hope the feeling is mutual.
Before we had to leave the lake cottage, we were thrilled to meet up with our Tropical Palms friends, Jill & Bob. They were staying at a campground fairly close to Keuka Lake. We met at The Switzerland Inn on the Lake for a yummy lunch. It was terrific being with them again. They are so much fun. They have been traveling around New York State this summer. From here, they were heading to Buffalo and then Indiana. Safe travels, dear friends.
More of our families continued to visit us. Ryan and Amber arrived in a boat (one time with 2 boats) with their good friends. Lory stayed over several nights to assist us in the undesirable job of packing our stuff back up and getting it all up the cliff side. Thank God, for the dumbwaiter!! Lulu tried to help but with her limitations (no arms), she could
only supervise. The ducks and seagulls were well fed with some of our leftovers. We were awe-struck to witness the Honey Pot company come and dump our septic tank...as well as the neighbor’ next to us. That was less than refreshing. Phewy. They had to pump all of it way up the cliff side. Thank, God, the pipe didn’t break! Gusher! Yikes! On another day, Alan & Brittany came on the same day as Kim & Jim so it was fun and festive and fresh air smelling. We are so glad we decided to stay at a lake for these 2 weeks. So relaxing and enjoyable with everyone who joined us.
After we left the lake, We settled in nicely at Lory’s house. Our grandson, Al, had his birthday on this day. 29 years old. Oh, where has the time gone? Lory had Jay’s aunt & uncle, Lani & Roger, join us so we could all sing Happy Birthday to Al in chorus. Brittany and Al had a “gender reveal” party. We weren’t able to attend but we got the word quickly. They are having a baby boy on Valentines Day. Sweet! Congratulation! Happy times!
Our next stop had
us taking up residence at our son, Cory’s, house. We have been staying busy here. Cory built up his muscles by moving a huge wood pile and stacking it up for him. I call him Popeye now. I have been sorting a million boxes of his family items that had been moved up from N.C. It’s so much more fun doing others work than my own...why is that? Inquiring minds want to know.
From Cory’s house, we went to Kim & Jim’s house. They took us out to dinner to a wonderful place called The Coal Tower restaurant. It is located on the Erie Canal in Pittsford. We walked along the canal to a magnificent huge barn where we bought scrumptious, homemade ice cream.....oh, to die for! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! SCREAM!!
We have a special event coming up dealing with The Canal but you have to wait for our next blog to hear all about it. I like to keep you in suspense so you’ll be sure to come back to us. Go into your breath-holding mode now. LaLaLaLaLa.
Tim and Conner came over for a visit at the Fabers.
They wanted chicken wings so Cory bought a box of them the size of a suitcase. You want wings? You got wings! They were extremely tasty!
I busied myself by sorting out a small storeroom and some kitchen drawers. You would think I’m “Mrs. Neat”. Yeah, right! That’s so far from the truth. There is something satisfying doing others work but not my own.
A special experience: we took Lulu for a photo shoot at a huge sunflower patch not too far from Kim’s house. The owner plants all these beauties just so folks can come and take pictures. How nice! Lulu was breathless and glowing. She felt her beauty blended in so nicely with the beauty of these golden flowers. I joined her for one snapshot.
Reverse direction. Now we are back at Cory’s house. He has such beautiful sunsets to watch from his place. On the way here, we stopped at our good friends cottage on Canandaigua Lake (another Finger Lake). Mike and Kathie have a gorgeous summer home here. They are such kind and generous friends. It was nice to see them again. They will be heading back to their winter residence in Florida in
a couple months. Safe travels, dear friends.
Seems like this is all for now. Part of our sorting plan at our kids’ homes has been to put items into our daughter, Lory’s, yard sale....next year. She usually has a yearly one but due to COVID....it will be next June, 2021. And with everything we have sent down to her from her siblings, it will be a monster size sale. She always has a really big sale normally.....this next time will be ginormous. Come one, Come all. Lulu is disappointed she can’t contribute anything except for her hair bow. She has no clothes that she’s outgrown or doesn’t wear....you know why.
Keep holding your breath for our next blog. You are going to enjoy where we take you next. See all of you then.
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