Our good friends the Peperkorns came on Friday, and it was great to see them.
The last time they came through we were dealing with The Bat Bug Incident of Two Thousand Ten, so it was nice to have them here without the anxiety. 😀
Their life has been in a bit of – I don’t want to say upheaval – but I was just cracking up at the stories Kathryn was telling me. They have been packing up to leave for California, and the weekend before Kathryn had all her awesome children’s opera performances. No stress there. Then they loaded up the car on Monday to leave…. and the van died. Died as in ‘now we have to buy a new car’ kind of died. So, they unpacked the camping beds and slept in the house so they wouldn’t swelter in their camper…..then the house lost electricity. At this point I told Kathryn that their life would make a great t.v. show, titled something like “And then….” or “One more thing….”
(The replacement car is fabulous, by the way! It’s a Chevy Traverse and has seats that not only heated seats but cooled seats!)
She had stories such as this: On the morning of her daughter twice-rescheduled birthday party (due to illness), she made a gorgeous rainbow layer cake, put it in the fridge, and when youngest daughter opened the fridge, the cake fell on the floor. Then it was off to a little out-patient varicose vein surgery before the party. (!) Twenty shots in the legs / zap zap / home for the party. Honestly.
They are awesome people and I wish them a disaster-free journey across the country!