I got up early this morning because the city was supposed to send someone out to talk to us about a problem with the street in front of our house. It's a main street, fairly heavily traveled and for years never caused us problems, other than the usual waiting to pull out of the driveway. A year or so ago, the city did some work on the street, adding some kind of gap joint that was supposed to allow the asphalt to expand in hot weather without the street buckling. Don't know what else they did but afterward, when heavy vehicles pass over certain points our house started to shake. It was minor at first but has become bad enough, when buses and garbage trucks especially pass by, that it can feel like the start of an earthquake. Doesn't seem to matter where in the house we are. I've been in bed and felt the floors shake. Things are beginning to rattle on shelves and we are worried about our foundation. We have made several calls all of which involve getting passed around from one number to a next. Guy never showed up. So I took a long nap and when I went out this afternoon to pick up prescriptions (I've now hit my gap!), I discovered the temperature was only about 80 degrees! Wow - haven't seen that in a long time.
Had step-daughter and 2 of her 3 children over for dinner on Saturday. The "baby" is so exuberant. Larkin is six, has high energy, and is so loving. I had taken a shower before they arrived and was getting dressed when they came in. Heard her ask, But where's Nonna?" When I came down the hall, she ran to me with open arms, calling my name and wrapped me in a big hug. Malachai, who is 11, in contrast didn't look up from the game he was playing on his phone lol.
That's about all the news from here other than BIL came by, figured out why the roof leaked (flange around a vent on roof had rusted out), made temporary fix and will come back when we get supplies to do permanent fix. Love that man! He is so good to us.
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