Gary’s Visit

Gary arrived on his Harley around 3 as predicted, and reported that traffic was good on 495.

I’d made a deal with Ron that in exchange for his getting the second bedroom cleaned up, I’d take care of everything else: transfer station run, mowing the lawn, shopping, cleaning the bathroom, watering, setting up the air mattress, getting supper on the table: grilled veg burgers, potato and veg salads from Stop & Shop, leftover watermelon/strawberry salad for dessert.

We’re having a terrific visit. Gary has dozens of great stories about his time in the Navy and characters from the past.

He wanted to take us to dinner, but after I mentioned the outdoor shower value, he reinstalled it – without instructions or videos, only with instinct and experience.

I met our neighbor’s mother, Helen, yesterday.