Oh July. I always have a hard time in July. Every. Single. Year. Sometimes it's better to say nothing at all than to complain, so I won't go into details. Those of you who know me well will understand what I mean about July. I swear July is my own personal pocket dimension of misery. Everyone else loves July! I don't know why it's always so hard for me. Being in a new place just made it worse. David's had two full weeks of work travel this month, and we've been missing his help and company lot.
On the positive side, I had these two with me all month, and we are really enjoying our togetherness this summer. They are SUCH good company. They are happy and helpful and easy going and loving and just wonderful. I couldn't ask for better companions.
Let's see. I do have a few updates and photos from July, but I'm ready to get to the end of the month. I think August is going to be a much better month. It's going to be very strange not to go back to school in the middle of August, but we plan to enjoy our extra weeks of summer.
Speaking of school, I did manage to register Tommy for his new middle school. I think he'll be fine there. I'm still waiting on a bunch of emails I've sent to try to sort out the math and band requirements.
The boys and I have been playing Pokemon Go, just like the rest of the geeky segment of the population. It's really fun to be in a city for this, because there are always other people walking around doing the same thing. I'm itching for a cooler day so we can spend a morning on the National Mall catching Pokemon.
Right after we returned from Terry & Amy's house in New Jersey, David had an unfortunate accident at his gym. I'm not sure how it happened, but he woke up the next morning with a lump the size of a small pineapple on his shin, and massive bruising and swelling. It's still not 100% better, but it's finally improving after weeks of discomfort, swelling and ugly bruising. It doesn't help that had to start his work travel about a week after it happened. Poor David. This is what it looked like about a week after it happened.
I finally arranged to have a window cleaner tackle the horribly filthy and spiderweb covered windows, screens and storm windows here at the house. It made such a difference! I don't feel quite so trapped here now. It's amazing what a difference clear windows make, especially on the upper floor. Now, if we can just get the AC to cool the upper floor as much as the downstairs.
We had some house-guests last week. David's sister-in-law Amy brought our nephew Riley to stay with us while David was out of town for work. I think he enjoyed spending some time with the boys. They were good and patient babysitters with their little cousin, and I think I managed to be a decent hostess without David's help.
I think the highlight of the month for me was the continuing parade of friends I've gotten to meet. It's so wonderful how people are going out of their way to find us and spend time with us. I'm really lucky to have such wonderful friends.
Friend Meet #4 - Tracey from Toronto!
Friend Meet #5 - Melissa!
Friend Meet #6 - Rebecca!