My first long stretch up at the lake house! And then in July an even longer stretch, and then end of August another long stretch. I thought you might like a report!
Working remotely has totally changed my relationship with the lake house! Before, I would do this mad dash after work on Friday up for the weekend here and there. Now I am here for looooooooooong stretches. But I have to do work-work 9 hours a day instead of just having fun, boooooo.
Anyway, I drove straight here from my lovely birthday hotel getaway on Wednesday. And I got here before my parents and tried to do stuff to make the house nice for them, including taking down the lights on the trees that block my Mom’s view of the sunset. I got out a little stepladder, braced it against the tree, got to the second step, and the ladder unbalanced and fell over and so did I. Very exciting, lots of dirt on my shirt and bruises on my legs.
I went swimming after that, which was fun, and then my parents arrived and we talked on the screen porch and had chicken salad for dinner.
Yesterday, I worked all day with a break in the middle to jump in the lake (it’s 90 degrees, my theory is to keep my hair always wet. Because Hair is the Air Conditioning of the Brain). And then after work my parents insisted I try the new Kayak, and I fell out of that. Or fell next to it? What do you call it when you are trying to step into the Kayak and miss and land bang into the lake instead?
Best fall of all, I have fallen completely in love with the Ms Marvel series! It’s about second gen issues, and high school, and body image, and gentrification, and worrying about disappointing your parents, and feeling dumb because the guy you have a crush on turns out to be lame. Really, you should ALL read it! And it’s available widely through libraries, both digital (Hoopla! It’s a thing!) and physical copies.