"The Teenager" is visiting her older sister this weekend. Yesterday, I dropped her and a friend off at the bus terminal in a flurry of excitement. I have to admit I did worry a little bit; would they find the right bus in time? I dread to think of the bother if such a disaster as a missed bus were to occur. Since I did not receive a telephone call after the scheduled departure time, I safely assumed that all had gone well.
So I settled down to a peaceful nap.
I was awakened by the telephone. It was the "The Teenager". She wanted to know if her cell phone would work from miles and miles away and so called to see if it would, from the moving bus. Yes, I assured her, it certainly did work.
"Why are you shouting?" she asked.
"Because I can hardly hear you," I said.
My response was met by raucous laughter at the other end of the connection. Having served my purpose, I was allowed to say good-bye.
Today I have been busy researching the genealogy of the Shelley family; that is the family of Percy Bysshe Shelley. His ancestors are well documented; his descendant are not. His family relationships were extremely complex and challenging to sort out. I can see that this will be an ongoing project.
We are planning a camping trip this summer. I have enjoyed camping since I was a teenager. The trick to enjoying a stay in the outdoors is to be well prepared. We have accumulated, over the years, all the necessary equipment.
A few acquisitions would enhance our camping experience. Attila and I made one of our rare excursions to the dreaded shopping mall. Having always slept on single air mattresses or unicell foam pads, this year we are going to rest in style on a queen size air mattress.
While we were in the camping department, we spotted a portable gazebo at a very reasonable price and added it to our shopping cart. This will come in very handy if it rains, as we can place our picnic table beneath it to cook, eat, and just pass the time.
Now we will move on to planning the menu, this is always a lot of fun..
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