Okay, we are about halfway into this sojourn without mom, and it hasn't been too bad except for having to drive all over the area to feed people's pets and chickens. It's a fair amount of work and I am ready to relinquish responsibility to their respective owners. It's also tough because we miss mom for a countless number of reasons, the biggest of which is that we love her and enjoy her company. The logistical help with home and life stuff definitely makes the top ten list.
Life is complicated by the fact that the kids are both taking classes, so I have to get them to school and then bring them home. The pet care stuff adds another dimension but there is light at the end of that tunnel. Meals and cleaning add to the challenge but the kids have become very helpful in this regard.
All in all we're holding it together with scotch tape and band aids, but life is definitely better when mom's around.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Devin Dunatov for the pic.