Today was mostly taken up with two of our granddaughters. Cailin age 11, and Emmie age 8, attend a local Japanese immersion school which is part of the public school system. On Wednesdays, they have early release at 11:40am so when we are in town we pick them up and spend the afternoon with them. Their mom is a school teacher at a nearby school and their Dad, our son Josh, works nights as a cardiac care RN at the local hospital. We pick up the girls and Dad gets to sleep and Mom gets to keep working!!
Just a quick aside here. I talked in one of my other posts about our oldest son, John, and his midlife career change. He went from banker to long haul truck driver. Well, middle son Josh also had a mid-life career change. He went from truck dispatcher to RN! Early in their marriage, Josh worked while his wife went back to school to get her master’s and become established as a teacher. Then, when they were able, Josh went back to school and became a Registered Nurse. John’s wife also went back to school a few years ago to become a CNA . I am very proud of my sons, and their wives. It is Josh’s girls that we had over this afternoon.
The grandgirls had a good time with grandma and Papa today. First we had lunch…
…and I had to take this photo to prove to the parents that it isn’t ALL ice cream and cookies at grandma’s. Of course I didn’t photograph the large servings of mac and cheese which followed.
After lunch we had a few rousing games of BINGO. I put prizes in foil bags and when they won, they got to choose a prize. There were a few “booby” prizes in those bags too. Cailin got a lemon (which she actually thought was great) but Emmie didn’t think much of her prize of little catsup packages. Oh well, they got some other stuff and had fun doing it.
After that, it was Wii music. They even talked me into playing with them. Normally I ‘m not much for video games but we had some fun with the music game.
Soon it was time for us to drop them off at the music teacher’s house and we went out to pick up Therapy from the tire store. We got valve extenders put in today. We were told they could also do a front end alignment but they determined their equipment was not quite big enough for our rig. Lazy Daze recommends having the first alignment at 1500 miles, but I’m not sure why. We certainly have had no problems with Therapy but I guess we will do what we were told and take her to the RV place and get that alignment.
Russ looked out across the the school yard behind our house this afternoon and ran for the camera. He saw that the neighbors on the other side of the school had trees in full bloom and he wanted to get a picture while it was not raining. Then he snapped this picture of Rusty and Poppy between our camellia and our rather sparse forsythia in the side yard. The front has some daffodils blooming now.
And you REALLY know spring is on the way when you start seeing these little devils!
That’s all for now. If anyone has any experience with Pressure Pro or other tire monitoring systems and would like to share your experience, good or bad, we would like to hear it. Thanks.