I have really been remiss in keeping up the blog. Blame it on the Clostridium Difficile. Yet, some days I think I am getting better. Some days I don’t. On one of those bad days, I made an appointment with a Gastroenterologist for Wednesday. I’m keeping the appointment even though I’ve had three good days in a row.
Here is a sight I forgot to post when we were at my Sister Barbara’s house in Maryland. She is using nephew Jonathan’s bedroom out as an Air B&B while he is in the Peace Corps in Ghana. This woman from California is a pipe fitter and is working at the nuclear power plant. She is living in her pickup truck but, was staying in an air conditioned room for the hottest days.
Now, on to Wisconsin. I haven’t been taking many pictures, so you know I’m not feeling great. The ones I am taking are not turning out very well either. I have to post something.
Son-in-Love George bought the whole family matching shirts. I’m not sure but, they probably have something to do with motorcycle racing. Or maybe tools; he recently left Harley Davidson and is now working at Milwaukee Tool. They were not posing so no one is looking at the camera.
I don’t know where that blue hair came from. No one in my family has blue hair so it must be from the Moulton side.
As in previous years, the boys come into the motorhome in the morning to wake me up. If I am already awake, I pretend to be asleep. After all the bouncing and squealing is done. They want a biscotti from which they eat off the chocolate. Notice that I have them seated on the “pleather” sofa and not the fabric one.
We had several hot days so Jennifer had the boys cleaning and filling the wading pool. A whole lot more water went into the sky, on the shed, and in the grass than went into the scrubbing and cleaning of the pool. Yes, both boys were soaked. Then, the weather turned cool and they have not been in the pool.
Yesterday, we went to the Discovery Center right on Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. It is a great place for kids. We got a treat. Jennifer’s Zumba teacher works at the aquarium at the Discovery Center and she took us behind the scenes and showed us tanks with baby fish.
Here is a spherical tank filled with tiny sea horses. They were less than an inch tall. There were also several tanks of very tiny clown fish. Owen exclaimed, “Nemo!” Those pictures didn’t turn out so well.
This was an exhibit on hydraulics. It was a life sized back-hoe. There were four or five levers alongside the hoe part where the children could operate the hoe and make it dig mulch. The levers in the cab did nothing but, that didn’t stop Cam from operating them at a furious pace. I could not get him out to let some other children have a turn. Jennifer came and carried him out.
You can see the two red marks by his eye where he fell and hit the rocks at a local eatery. A woman asked him what happened to his face and he said, “A rock did it”.
While Cam worked in the back-hoe, Owen and Jennifer were placing plastic balls over a sphere. I was not close (I used the zoom) and didn’t understand what was going on. Was it air or magnets? Whatever, the balls were floating like magic.
Another discovery was a revolving door which the boys pushed round and round. When some bigger kids came to join in, Andy got Owen and Cam out so they would not end up being pushed around when the big boys pushed faster.
Andy and I didn’t notice that Jennifer and the boys stopped in the gift shop and went to the garage looking for them. Jennifer bought me a present! It is a C-Diff microbe plush toy! The tag says it is over a million times actual size. I’m pretty sure the actual microbes do not have eyes though. The inside of the tag is filled with a description of C-Diff. Cute, but he’s hard for me to love at the moment.