Friday we headed to Grandma and Grandpa's. We originally planned to leave very VERY early so we could go horseback riding, but the windy, damp weather squelched that plan. Plan B was to arrive a little later, go to Skiles Orchard and buy cider, then go bowling. But, alas, Skiles had lost their entire apple crop this year (although they had some apple butter -- we bought 2 cases). And Annabeth really didn't feel up to bowling -- extremely tired, and bad headache. So we spent a quiet evening watching My Fair Lady.
The next morning Annabeth was feeling perkier, which was good because the kids were headlining at the festival going on:
Note the lack of wigs -- they decided if they weren't required to wear the wigs they were going to leave them home. They put on a show that lasted about 20-30 minutes, with me talking in between some of the dances, dispensing the wisdom I've picked up from watching dozens of shows plus a little googling about some of the dances. Aunt Elaine, Uncle Mark and Aunt Cindy were also there.
Rick and I headed for Purdue Homecoming after that. The game started out great, with Purdue taking an early lead. After the 1st quarter things started to go downhill. I commented, "It could be worse -- we could be sitting here in the rain watching them lose." After which the temperature dropped and it started raining, But we stayed until the bitter end.
We headed back to Grandma and Grandpa's apartment, with a short break to help a girl with a flat tire -- her dad had bought her a used car the week before, and it didn't have a jack or a usable spare, plus the front passenger-side tire apparently was bad from the beginning (NOTE: if you buy a used car CHECK FOR A SPARE AND A JACK!). Arrived back at the apartment to discover that Thalia had spent the afternoon asleep on the couch. A quick supper, then we took Annabeth (now in good health and bouncing around) swimming, while Thalia stayed with Grandma and Grandpa and was feverish.
Sunday? Home again, with Thalia still sick. Time will tell if we spread the germs throughout Grandma and Grandpa's community.