It is good to have my youngest home. Her main focus seems to be ridding the attic of her years of 'stuff'. Her highschool things, college, graduate school, I wish that it didn't matter, but she is her own person. A hallmark of our family, I suppose.
She has many people to catch up with so yesterday, while she was out, I drove Tim up on the hill to pick up his truck. It is a new to him truck, and when he took it to be inspected, he was given a list of things to be repaired. He ticked those things off. The last repair was one that required a special tool, so he bought the part and had it installed at the shop. Then it needed to be aligned, and then it was ready to be inspected. There was a last minute snafu when his windshield got broken by something as he was driving down the road. $471 for that, alone.
But now it is picked up and done, and for $4000 all in, he has a very fine truck.
Since I was out in that direction, I headed for the Amish store. They had a two for one deal going on coffee. 28 oz bags were $6.99 for two. 12 oz bags, $3.99 for two. It is a good time to stock up and the vacuum sealed bags toss easily into the freezer for later use. I've got enough coffee to see me through the winter. They also had the Pepperidge Farm bread whole grain 16 seed bread we like at $1 a loaf, which is also great to toss in the freezer up on, being double sealed.
Checking out, I saw something I have never seen before: the Amish girl at the register was heavily made up, with an expertly done 'smokey eye'. Her blush accented her high cheek bones. She looked very nice, but it was an unexpected sight.
I drove home sipping on carrot ginger juice and noticing how quickly the season is changing. Last night Cara brought pizza in for everyone, and later we went to the basketball court across the river to shoot hoops with William.