I traveled solo down to my parents early this morning. I left the car at their house and traveled with them to my cousin's husband's funeral. While it was a sad occasion, it was wonderful to see relatives that I haven't seen for YEARS. For a funeral, there was much laughter and good conversation.
And even more remarkable- I was able to reconnect with a friend of mine from high school that I haven't seen for 30 years. We both moved off to college and got married and moved again- and all before the days of email and Facebook. Somewhere along the line we lost touch. Eventually, we both moved back to Iowa- unbeknownst to the other. It turns out that she was the pianist at the service. We had a lovely, tearful reunion and tried to catch up on about 30 years in 15 minutes. But, we exchanged phone numbers and emails and hopes to get together sometime sooner rather than later. I can't wait.
Otherwise, (commence random babbling) the weather continues unseasonably warm. V and the children were working on the last large indoor construction project today (replacing some floor joists and rerouting heating ducts) while I was gone. We got eight eggs today from the hens. Mom sent me home with six jars of tomatoes since we are almost out and have been rationing and they still have 20+ jars. It's almost hot in the house (79*F at 9:30 pm). I broke down and turned on the air conditioning in the car on the way home. Tomorrow will be a day to bake sourdough, do laundry, work on baby quilt and enjoy the continuing 80F weather.