A recent review of our wonky summer revealed some cool numbers. So, like National Geographic, we will assess the summer by the numbers:
9: nights spent in the tent
4: nights spent in a cabin
2: nights spent in a travel trailer
?: nights spent in hotels
12: the number of swimming pools we jumped in: Cities of Moscow, Wenatchee, Cashmere; hotels in Leavenworth, Wenatchee and Aberdeen; Sol Duc hot springs pools, Sequoia's pool; Lake Chelan Waterslides; 2 kid pools in Wenatchee; inflatable pool at our old house in Pullman (Blue insisted I mention that).
11: beaches we played on: Hobuck, Neah Bay, Kalaloch, Jetti Island, Matt's in Rockport, 3 swimming holes in Wenatchee, 1 swimming hole in Leavenworth, along the Hoh River, Golden Gardens in Seattle with Grandma Lue
12,964: s'mores eaten along the way
12: properly (according to Uncle Matt) cooked s'mores that we ate this summer. This
would be the kind that's golden and melty, not charred yet still firm.
4: classes Blue took: swimming, sports, art in the park, science
1: major move. How could I forget to mention that?
Sounds like a great summer! Whatever the chaos going on as background noise, it looks like a total success when examined this way.
And: surprise of all surprises, Huck had a job interview today! It wasn't even on the calendar this morning, and now some possibility exists. He just started looking for a job again last week. Ah life! A miraculous confusion.
And to those who have been asking me how to start a blog: Go to Blogger.com and follow the three simple steps. It took me 5 minutes. Not including the full year of hemming and hawing.