Life has been a whirlwind the past couple of weeks. We don't have anything planned for the rest of summer. The stars just aligned to craziness last week. It was all the things.
Celebrated my parents' 50th Anniversary. Did our annual family camp trip. Those were the biggies.
Camp. It's a miracle it stands and we felt very blessed. Even if there was a lot of challenges (from the fire). One smart thing they did was request that campers volunteer, to make up for staffing shortages. DL(16) volunteered and had a blast. & made $165 tax-free for 8 hours of work (in the form of a discount; we transferred the money to his bank account). It takes a certain personality and he would never want to live there all summer. But... He got some taste of the behind the scenes. For him, camp is the highlight of the year, and getting to "work" was just icing on the cake.
We saw a bear at Lake Tahoe. That was exciting.
Oh yeah. The cabins smelled smokey and all of our belongings smelled like ash trays when we got home. We felt so blessed to be able to go to camp this year, but it definitely had its challenges. They are still working to replace burned sewer lines, etc. We saw melted light bulbs off the patio. I really can't wrap my brain around it. Light bulbs melt (at 3000 degrees) but all the structures (and most of the trees) still stand. The fire fighters are miracle workers.
MM(18) starts his summer job tomorrow. This is the job that is randomly in the same parking lot as my work. So he will get to save a bajillion dollars in gas. Both him and his girlfriend have major adjacent jobs this summer, both Tues - Thurs. Is just how it worked out. Anyway, we are carpooling tomorrow.