Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Summer Dacha

The flight from Moscow was uneventful and as pleasant as a ten-hour trip in Cattle Class can be. The only fly in the ointment was a four-hour delay getting out of Dulles due to a combination of summer thunderstorms and a sick fellow traveller who had to be taken off the plane.

I don't know the details on the passenger, except to say

1. He looked pale and sweaty when he walked off the plane under his own steam, and
2. When Ground Crew Dude was talking to the Flight Attendant about whether the guy's oxygen mask needed to be replaced, GCD said, "Did he puke in it?" and FA replied, "No . . . just sweated a lot." 

But we made it. And so did our bags.

I left a certain amount of stuff for myself here, so it has been a pleasant surprise discovering various items of clothing I forgot I owned.

Today, I went to a Pilates class this morning with Cool SIL. I was a little disappointed at first when I saw it was only 30 minutes. But now I can tell you that 30 minutes was plenty, thank you very much. I'm going to try to do this three times a week.

Got home in time to meet the Roof Guy, who was here to explain to me all about what may be causing the leak in the ceiling of the Big Bedroom. Seems the short answer is "I need a cricket," which is a bit of construction to deflect rainwater from the side of the chimney. Unfortunately, Roof Dude doesn't do this sort of work, but he promised to try to find someone he could refer.

Oh, and according to him, the fireplace is in working order. "I would use it," he said.

That's very good news.

Now the Akron branch of the Tribe is due this afternoon. So I'm off to provision now. More later, I suppose.

5 comments:

Tina in CT said...

Welcome back to the States and enjoy your visits with family.

Here in CT, we still are getting our daily rain but the sun is out right now so off went the A/C and up went the windows.

Still home with the shingles. Ouch

Tina in CT said...

Thanks for your comment on Tamara's blog.

I have the pain in my lower back on the right side on the top of the buttocks. The rash is on the right side where the leg attaches to the body. I am so lucky not to have it on my face as I've heard others have.

When I had it as a teenager, it was on my chest in a line to the center of my back on one side.

I spoke with the doctor's office again yesterday and will follow-up with a call this weekend as I saw that I'll run out of pills on Sunday night.

I tire very easily and sleep late and spent my days/eveings on the couch.

Enjoy your 4th at the summer dacha! The puppy and I'll be on the couch watching the concert from the Mall in Washington, DC, sat night.

Tami said...

Welcome back! Hope you have an awesome visit! :)

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