I was on the road all day yesterday - most of it anyway. It seemed like I had been driving the same piece of highway for more than four hours.
The class for water aerobics started yesterday. I had taken Jenna with me. It was just us with the instructor in the pool - which was warm, though the air was not.
The library doesn't open until 12:00 on Mondays, and so we returned home for two hours and Jenna finished her packing.
At 11:30 I received a reminder to please have my girls' belongings to the leaders house sometime today (yesterday) and had planned for that anyway. I told Jenna we would drop her things off and then go to the library.
After I turned onto our former street, Jenna spotted three of her friends playing together and asked if she could leave the car. I told her to go ahead and play with the friends she misses seeing more often than just once a week. She had fun.
I dropped off her bags and was told that she might want a chair. I left Jenna on the street where we used to live and returned for the chair and a blanket and drove back to the leader's house. I took Jenna with me the second time and we headed to the library and she registered for the reading program.
She wanted to stay for story time - though she is really too old for story time. She checked out 8-10 books and I said we should go to the store as story time would not be for another hour.
So I drove from the library to Dollar General - which is not that far of a drive. We browsed a long while purchased Band-Aids, baby wipes, a water gun and some eye drops. Returned to the library and saw some of our neighbors leaving. I asked if they weren't going to stay for story time. I didn't get an answer. As it turned out we didn't stay for story time either. There had been a huge mass of kids and then the children's part of the library had emptied out. What a shame.
Next library activity scheduled was the teen water fight event at 5:00. We had to go to Roseburg at 3:00. I asked Roland if we could please return in time for the library activity that Jenna had been looking forward to now for almost a month.
So we had programmed the GPS to take us to Charter (a cable company I often refer to as Comcast's little brother - both trying to expand - Comcast with Xfinity and Charter with Spectrum) so we could turn in our cable boxes (which we can no longer afford - not that really could in the first place. We NEED the internet, but we don't need cable)
This is what the Comcast building looks like in Salt Lake:
and this is the Charter building in Roseburg:
As long as we were in Roseburg, we decided to pick up a few items that are a bit less costly than in Myrtle Creek. While on the road, the cars were jammed together much like they are in Salt Lake. A horrible accident within a main intersection. Unbelievable. Just like Salt Lake. Second traffic jam we've run into since being in Oregon. Horrible. Horrible.
We did not return to Myrtle Creek until about 5:10. The air was so overcast and seemed to promised rain. The water fight event had been postponed until next week. That is good. Though it doesn't bother Jenna, I was not excited to have her being wet in the chilled air.
This morning I took her to the church and dropped her off. She carried a small bag with a few books (I told her she couldn't take any library books) the baby wipes, sunscreen (although its highly doubtful that she'll need the sunscreen) and a small flashlight.
It wasn't raining when I dropped her off, but I'm certain they'd encountered much moisture on the way to the campground. It rained for about an hour this morning. The sun has made a few appearances, but the air hasn't warmed up at all.
I did not choose to go to water aerobics today. I think the temperature ought to be above 60. It has been in the low 50's. I can live with that. I'd rather have it be 50 than 80 or 90.
I'm told the girls will get rained on when they are at camp. I hope that Jenna has a good time and may open herself up.
There is a saying: "People who don't know me think I'm quiet. Those that do know me wish I was." -