full house

Will and Nancy having lunch on the deck.

Daughter Nancy arrived last week and the house is jumping with all sorts of family activity.

Have you flown anywhere this summer? If you have you know that it is an adventure–the kind with delayed flights, crowded planes and changes of gates and times that require that passengers take nothing for granted.

Will’s flight here was such a mess that Southwest sent him a $100 voucher as an apology.

Which was nice of them.

Nancy’s plane was supposed to arrive in Spokane at 10:55 pm but instead came in at 1:30 am. I was asleep in a nearby hotel when she called, but it was easy to throw on some clothes and run out to get her, as the hotel shuttle driver had gone off duty at 12:30.

But she’s here and it does my heart good to have all of my kids together.


We survived ten days of the Heat Dome, with its 109 degree heat and nights when the air didn’t cool down very much.

We set up camping cots and an air bed downstairs and kept the AC on. I don’t remember if we have ever used the AC overnight, unless it was when we were dealing with smoke from distant forest fires.

We were so happy to have it.

And I am happy to be writing this blog again! My computer issues continue and even though I have been up since 4 am and it is now two and a half hours later, I am still dealing with problems transferring photos while Chrome freezes and iCloud acts like it has never heard of me before.

I will try to do better, but if blogging means getting up at 4 am I don’t think it’s going to be a daily thing.

And so I will hit “publish” and get a second mug of coffee to celebrate.

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