And then…..

August 6, 2011


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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “And then…..”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I’m glad to see Kathryn is still smiling through all this. Moving is never easy -- but I hope things continue to improve as they head West!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Yikes! Well, maybe they’ve had enough trouble for one trip now and the rest of the move will go smoothly.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Heavens….that sounds like an I Love Lucy episode…except in real life, things like that aren’t funny at the time. And yes, here’s to a fun only trek to California!


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I got 100%. Is that sick? (I took it yesterday morning before I started watching.)


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