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One More Time

I went down to the Cape to help my parents prepare for the “hurricane”. I knew it wasn’t likely to be a direct hit, but I must admit I was expecting (hoping) for a bit more action than what we got. The rain didn’t start until between 10pm and 11pm. And the highest wind gust anywhere in Massachusetts was 58mph in Hyannis.

We did, however, get nearly 6 inches of rain in just a few hours (until about 3am). I could hear wind whipping through the trees, but when we woke up in the morning, there was barely a twig on the ground. Oh well.

Then, Randy decided to come down to the Cape on Saturday (with our friend, Ben) and we headed up to Provincetown for one last hurrah of the season. For the first time in ages, we didn’t go to a show. Instead, we walked, talked, ate, walked, drank, walked, shopped, walked and went to the beach. All in all, a great weekend. We even bought some more art from the artist we purchased stuff from last year.

On Monday, I wanted to rest. Randy was a bit more ambitious so we compromised: we rode bikes to lunch Zocalo (sp?), a tasty Mexican place in Arlington, then biked to the Capitol Theatre to see Despicable Me in 3D. This was my first 3D movie since Jaws 3-D back in the early 1980’s. Technology has come a long way (no more uncomfortable cardboard-framed┬áred and green glasses).

Oh, but I did involve myself with a little manual labor on Labor Day: laundry. With just three more days until we leave for Helsinki, it’s time to wash those clothes. Unlike the 85 humid degrees we’re expected to get today, Helsinki should be 59-63 degrees…with drizzle nearly every day. Brrrrrr!

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