Sunday morning 8/3/2014
And what a close it was!
It's a Boy! And he will no doubt be the topic of many family reunions to come.
|Tiny but healthy|
Marya, her sister, and her mom and dad spent all day in the hospital in Tonasket. The 3 pound 12 ounce baby boy was born there sometime in the early evening, and mom and baby did fine with no complications. Dad and baby have been flown to the hospital in Spokane and mama will get there sometime today with family members transporting her and taking good care.
A few of the family took off for home yesterday morning and early afternoon; Susan and I moved to the big house for one more night. It seems that we had all more or less hit the wall, and after breakfast ala Don and Jenny, lazed around most of the day. Also, the weather took a bit of a change -- clouds, some wind and bit of rain with lightning striking the wires across the lake.
Laurent took Diane for a boat ride to assure that she would at least make it into Canada (she had forgotten to bring her passport). Susan and Diane strarted out for a potential rescue mission, but as they got closer they saw that the sea gull that was flapping around helplessly had a broken wing and could not be helped.
|Diane and Susan off on a rescue mission|
To avoid being a complete slug I did take one more ride to my coffee shop, had a tea, wrote a few lines and said farewell.
|Thanks and farewell good friend|
We will pack up today and head west for our next "vacation" in Winthrop and Mazama. The bad news is that there are more fires, so we don't truly know what that will bring to our plans.
p.s. The new tire is great. We did, after much much searching, find a tiny hole with a very small piece of glass that had been causing all the flats. With my stroke of genious to switch front and back tires, the last tire change was much easier.