And so, I am using the weekend to 'allow my soul to catch up with my body'.
It seems that stresses come in bunches. One stress stem in the bunch is that our water heater decided to start leaking this week. By the time we discovered it and identified the source of the water leakage, the damage had been done to areas of our pergo flooring and sub flooring. The plumber will not be able to replace the water heater until early in the week, so The Professor turned off the hot water and drained the tank. Not having hot water is an inconvenience but not a disaster to us. We lived for the entire decade of the 1980s without hot water, indeed part of the time without running water of any kind (except in the river that flowed past our bush house). So today our laundry was washed in all cold water, and our dishes were washed and rinsed in water heated on the stove. The biggest inconvenience is bathing. But thankfully we have wonderful friends who allowed us to run over to the Blueberry Ranch and use their shower, and chat for a while over a dish of fresh blueberries.
Another stem in the stress bunch is the malfunctioning of my digital camera. The problem is actually the interface between my camera and my laptop since both the laptop and the camera upload work just fine independently of each other. So at this point I can't upload the photos from my camera to my computer and therefore I can't post photos of the Weasley Sweater I knitted for The New Boy. The Professor is also the resident Technical Advisor and Trouble Shooter and he has volunteered to look into the matter for me.
In the matter of number of steps taken this week that I am willing to post--one day I walked nearly 13,500 steps (Wednesday), another day (Thursday) I logged only 3,500 steps but we spent almost an hour in the swimming pool and MamaMia and I had a treading water contest, so that should count for something. Friday we drove down Highway 1 through Malibu and Santa Monica to have dinner with Mike, MamaMia and The Marine in Manhattan Beach and after dinner we drove back home the same way, so other than kindergarten steps, I don't have much to report. Saturday? See first paragraph above.
I don't want you to go away photoless, so here is a sweet picture of Our Boy!
And his Mommy and Auntie
And his Adoring Nana.