After church I sat on the porch reading the Sun. paper. The 2nd Sun. t he weather has been accommodating.
Now I'm watching the Braves at Milwaukee. You know whom I rooting against! The Mets come on at 4:05.
Talked to Denise Johnson today & she sends greetings. She wasn't so negative so maybe things are better for her.
Do you remember Harriet Johnson? (Carlson, her married name.) Anyway they had one son & they kept him close to them. Never learned to drive, etc. Both parents died. Now he has a girlfriend & she is teaching him to drive. There is always hope.
Ryberg's house went up for sale this past week. That makes 4 homes for sale in our area & there could be a 5th if Ed Africa would decide to stay here or go back to Arizona.
Barb is riding her bike & Dale is out in the sun.
Starting the 30th, no tax on clothing in New York, so we'll be going to the Mall one day. Hope I can find something. In church today, Betty Casey said "it's impossible to find a dress." I agree, that's why I wear slacks a lot.
I've been watching the Weather Channel a lot because of the hurricane. Glad I don't live there.
Wed. Last day of Aug!
Yesterday we went to Lakewood to take advantage of N.Y.'s tax free week on clothing. What did I get? NOTHING. It is very hard to shop when you are an old lady! I was looking for a suit. Tried one on at our Bon Ton but I didn't like the fit & the sleeves are too long. Barb said I'll have to try the catalogues we get. We just shopped at Wegman's for groceries. I was very disappointed.
We've been getting rain from Katrina but not in amounts predicted -- 2"-4". Still the grass is getting greener. Dale hasn't had to mow much in July & Aug.
I clean the bathroom today but Barb isn't up yet. My duties are get meals, wash, clean bathroom & my room, change Dale & my sheets, iron (every other week or so), wash kit. floor & dust. Baking isn't a chore -- that's fun. So I have spare time to watch TV & take things easy. I watched a lot of the Weather Channel when Katrina was at its height. What a loss & I feel for all those people. An elderly relative from Biloxi is staying at Lake Chautauqua with Lynn's parents who came for the summer. They have a home in Fla. It must be terrible with no electricity & the humid heat, plus the rest. I wondered if a baby would be born during the storm & this A.M.'s paper showed a newborn & mother in Miss. But it was in yesterday's USA Today which I just read this A.M. When I was home Tues. a good book kept me reading. The last of the 5 library books.
Scott doesn't read & understand what he reads. Too impatient to be still. So he is in a special reading class & that bothers him. Most of the encouragement he gets comes from Barb. Marissa yells at him all the time & Lynn & Bob don't take time to help him in reading. It's all up to Barb.
Fri A.M. Sept. 2
Will bring this to a close as after I get my hair done, we will go to CVS & the Mall. Now I mail letters at the Mall because the mailbox is by the front entrance.
Lar & Kim are fine. School is OK. Kim is able to drive with 3 other teachers. With gas high she is glad this happened. I'm sure they are also.
A beautiful weekend ahead. Sun & not too hot.
Made a pumpkin pie for dessert last nite. Fall is on the way.