I wish I knew how to get the little video Alice sent me yesterday into this blog!
Stephen was standing on a large sloping rock near the baseball field where his big brother was playing. He walked down a few steps, threw his hands out, looked up with an impish grin and proclaimed, “I am Superman”. Then he leapt down from the boulder. (But what was funniest was that what he actually said was, “I am SupperMan!”) Alice said he did this over and over!
Yes, here’s a picture of “supperman” himself, about a month ago. With his supper.
In more local news the Bath Police Department has reported a black bear about a mile away from our home. They will not harm the bear, but warn residents to watch their pets while he is in the area. It is pretty rare to have one so close to us here in Bath, or near our cottage at Lake Chautauqua, but it is not impossible.
Life is rather quiet here these days, but things are still happening.
Alice drove to the lake with her two boys to open the cottage (get the water running again, put the screens up on the porch, and clean and put on fresh sheets, etc. All went well with the exception of two pipes bursting when she tried to turn on the upstairs water. We’re really lucky to have a great plumber there who was able to come to the rescue. It’s all fixed now. (At least, the plumbing part is!) Also, it was a fairly inexpensive repair and we think we know how to prevent it from happening again………Let it be so!
The picture above is from our front yard, but to the left you can see the porch screens are not yet up……And the lake is so beautiful!
Also, you can see why the cottage used to be called “Fern Lodge” a name I am trying to revive.
Sometimes that quiet life is the good one! I see my surgeon tomorrow, and next week I HAVE NO APPOINTMENTS WITH DOCTORS! It seems like a miracle and of course, may yet change. But for now, it seems wildly exciting!