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Anne@HeadFullofBooks

How many days a week are you babysitting. It is exhausting but exhilarating.

Doug M

That little guy is sweet and funny, love the vacoom truck! It does seem like you're juggling a lot right now, but I was curious how your son-in-law is doing? Does he like his new home?

Susan

Commuting in highway traffic is never fun. Your big greeting on arrival does make up for the commute. Margaret, you are a quick study and learning all the little boy lingo will come easily. You are making great progress...Excavator to bulldozer! Hopefully you will go unscathed and not get Covid. Think positive.

Arkansas Patti

Sure hope you all do escape the Covid. I also hope the babysitter is recovering OK. That could be a good sign.
That commute doesn't sound too bad. At least it is rural and ironic that it should be a school bus to give you grief.
Little doubt what LG will be when he grows up. It will probably involve big wheels and noise.

Arkansas Patti

Oops, I was thinking current commute was your old rural commute. That will teach me to pay attention.

DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

The kids are paying some decent taxes to have a ritzy vacuum truck like that! Google it: construction equipment is easier than dinosaur names. Your previous 8-minute drive for work sounds breezy. Most of us are taking highways for 16-45 minute drives. A straighter, non-highway alternate route might be on Google maps. After being side-swiped by a semi, I'm nervous around them on highways. Linda in Kansas

Jenni Elyse

I'm different from you. I'd much prefer to drive on freeways as long as there's no traffic. I hate the stop and go of city streets. I'm glad that even though you have a 25-minute commute, you have a cute reason to go. :D

AC

I know abut getting trapped behind school buses. Most will eventually let you by after several stops. But there was one who zoomed so fast between stops that no one could ever pass her.

Joanne Noragon

When my first company built a new plant five miles from me, I was so happy. Sleeping in another fifteen minutes. Best of all, it was like a raise in pay, back when gas got expensive in the seventies. I never told that to my boss, though. He could just keep giving me those annual, pitiful raises.
It's good you're young enough to handle all this stuff with equanimity.

Karen Sullivan

I hope you're enjoying your new "job!" There's nothing better than spending time with children as far as I am concerned. You can only live in the moment when with them because there's no time to be thinking about anything else!

Pixie

We have about a 25 minute commute to work everyday. My husband drives so it's quite relaxing but one in awhile I'll drive. Have fun with the little guy. You'll sleep well:)

Zazzy

Regarding your allium. Or OD's allium. Have you tried digging them up? Based on where they're planted I'm thinking they're likely onions or garlic. Might want to harvest them if they are. They're all in the same family and also include leeks and shallots. The greens may be edible as well.

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