Busy Days

Now that Spring is here days are busy with all sorts of activities.
Friday we drove to Wheeling, West VA for the night and then on Saturday drove the last hour to Pittsburgh where we met Calvin and his parents. Calvin cheered his parents on at the start - 7 a.m. and saw them again at the 3 mile mark before falling asleep. We went back to the hotel for breakfast, play time, and another nap before seeing them at mile 25 to give them the last cheer to get them to the end.
This was Rachel’s “come back” marathon - her first since having Calvin 10 months ago! Zach ran with Rachel and their time was 4 hours 31 minutes…only 35 minutes longer than her personal best time.
After the race - checked out, drove to Cincinnati where we spent the night in Mason - drove around the area. Sunday…did a 3 mile walk in out “not new neighborhood”, saw our “almost but not new house”...drove home, did a 25 mile bike ride and enjoyed dinner in the gazebo.
And now…to cut the grass, miscellaneous yard work and laundry.

Susan…the signs I made…the starting line one was rather long…to the tune of Down by the Bay…Down in the Street, where the runners all will meet, back to your room you dare not go, for if you do, your mother will say:  Go out and have fun in the miles you run.
The second sign had a smiling Calvin picture: See my face?...Enjoy the race
The third had a very concerned looking Calvin picture: Are you doing okay?
and the finish line sign said: May I have your banana?

I laminated them so they will probably be used in other races…

Posted by Maureen on 05/08 at 09:34 AM

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I was waiting for your report. Sounds like a good but hectic time. Kara has been here and has helped with cleaning out the last really junky closet. Kat helped me in the yard finishing two more brick pathways. When they are done the bricks are all gone too.

I toured Hoosier Village today and am seriously considering getting on the wait list for both of us. We need to figure out if our longterm care policy will help us pay for some of it. I am thinking in a year we and this house will be ready. Shana will be here in July and Kara may return and they will clear the garage.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/08  at  08:01 PM

Quite a race weekend Maureen… sounds like a big success for everyone!  very clever signs!!

Hard decisions ahead Susan… Although it is better to contemplate and make changes before your hand is forced.  Glad your girls will be of good help!

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