We are getting used to looking at the calendar on the refrigerator where our grandsons post their work schedules. Nathaniel starts work at the same time every day, but his days off change every week. In addition to having different days off in a week, David also starts at a different time every day. There is no such thing as long-term planning for the summer. When we are alone, we eat our main meal in the middle of the day. That happens occasionally now if David has the day off or is working past the evening dinner hour. This is keeping us flexible. It’s certainly worth it to have them here with us.
Son John $ replaced our back steps last week. I knew he would prefer to stay out of the camera’s focus, so I asked Nathaniel to pose with the work in progress. He gave me a casual pose, followed by an action shot.
He only pretended to walk out, but later he walked down the narrow brace without falling. His feet were on the ground before I could muster a proper gasp.
One day Nathaniel came home exhausted, and David offered to massage his back. Nate was on the floor so that David could use his weight to press down. The brothers are always ready for a bit of fun, and they soon had me in stitches. Nate pretended to be a dog reacting to a belly rub, so every time David got to a certain spot, he flapped his hand as if scratching the air. No day is ever totally serious.