We got up to Hughes' today where Sadie was working in her kitchen. She had dirty dishes to wash that required a lot of soap and water that ended up in her sand pile. Her arm strength amazes me the way she can pick up a big pitcher with 3 quarts of water in it and pour it into a dishpan. I think it’s an “in-born” trait of females that they don’t want anyone distracting them when they are working in their kitchen. Ben and Carolyn’s back yard has evolved considerably over the years but has become a very comfortable area for their gardening, playground for Sadie and relaxing area for all concerned. The Hammock has considerable appeal but I haven’t attempted to utilize it.
One of the back yard features is the work train that passes through a tunnel running under the “mountain” at the top of the picture. Sadie is able to operate it and it's just another one of the many things that makes coming to Grandma and Grandpa's house special. It was a beautiful day for all of us; the Lilac are blooming with sunshine and temperatures in the low 70’s. It’s seems that going on a trip like I did recently, helps one realize how enjoyable the very commonplace things and people are that we tend to take for granted here at home. I even enjoyed Kitone practice more last night than usual.