Monday, July 07, 2014

The Last Four Days.....

were spent at my daughter and son-in-law's home; dog-sitting, while they trek north with 2 sons and a niece. They toured Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City and today they are in Hershey Park, PA. Our son was staying there too, and we enjoyed having his company, and that of his two beautiful daughters for a night.

We lounged (there was little else to do) and went to the pool and recreation complex  (a veritable Disney World) and enjoyed fabulous weather. The temperatures were in the 85-90 range, but with low, low humidity. (Too bad that didn't last, as today was a sauna/steam bath again.) But while it was low, the screened porch saw a lot of use, and the new wicker couch is the perfect place to read and doze under the gentle breezes from the ceiling fan. (If only the dog next door hadn't barked incessantly. )

I was very pleased to be able to come to the aid of our son; not once, but twice during our stay there. First, he needed to get as quickly as possible, a copy of his passport and driver's license, and email them to his daughter.  That is not usually a hard thing to do, but it was late Saturday, and a holiday weekend to boot. We had to drive back to our townhouse to do it, but my scanner/copier/printer came through like a champ and within 30 minutes, we did what was needed. I shudder to think how long that might have taken had I not had a scanner. 

Last night, our son drove up to the pool area to work out, and when he got back to his car, it wouldn't start. He has one of those automatic keys; it allowed him to open the car, but he couldn't drive it, and had to walk back home.  So, this morning, he went to the nearest dealership in my car, only to find that there is an extended warranty/recall on that problem and it would be repaired at no charge. Lucky guy!! He also found out that there is another recall on his car, having to do with the emissions system. They will repair that as well, and possibly save him some grief at his next auto inspection. The only trouble was that his car needed to be towed to the dealer. Now mama comes to the rescue - thanks to my yearly renewal of the AAA membership in April. I called, the tow truck came and there were no problems with it. Our son has been under a lot of stress lately, and I was very happy to be able to deal with some of his problems in a way that relieved stress for both of us. Thank Heaven for small favors!

We came home mid-afternoon and our grandson, who is staying with us for 6 weeks, was home from his trip to the beach for the long weekend. He helped me get everything off our deck and front stoop, as the power washers are coming tomorrow. I'm sitting in my den with 8 extra chairs and a table that seats 6, cushions, flower pots, umbrella and stand and metal fish and lizard. It is fairly crowded and I cannot wait until we can put it all back onto the deck!!

7 comments:

sage said...

Sounds like you've been helpful to your son.... I've been outside of Savannah (Skidaway Island) were we are moving in August. More to come...

Arkansas Patti said...

Ya done good as a rescuer. You would think since the part was a recall that the dealer would tow the car.
Love your use of AAA. The only times I have had to use it has been for other people. Love that feature.

Miss Dazey said...

Of course, with all of the extra chairs and table in the room, you could throw a party.

Family are the best in the time of need.

Nancy said...



Isn't it the truth? No matter how old your kids are,they are still looking for Mom to come to the rescue....And aren't we happy to do anything that makes their life a little easier?

Gilly said...

I can see you have had a great time being thoroughly motherish and grandmotherish! I too can remember a race up one of the busy motorways round Manchester when my daughter left her passport at home and they were trying to catch the ferry to Sweden!! But that is what we are there for!!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

You were back in the Mom saddle, again, and it's great you could be so helpful to your son, especially during these stress filled times.....
And it sounds like a nice change of pace, too!
We've had terrible Humidity---for here, it used to be a desert----I find it all incredibly debilitating.

Granny Annie said...

There is nothing better for us as parents than to still be needed once in awhile (for other than cash).