Our daughters were here today; one with her husband and children, who did an act of kindness for me - they closed our pool! We had not had time to do it since mr. kenju went into the hospital, and it was getting near the time it must be done. Otherwise, leaves and acorns blow into the pool everyday and the upkeep is very tedious. Plus the water level drops everyday due to evaporation, and I had to add at least 1/2" of water to it everyday. In a drought, we need to avoid that if possible, so I am really glad it is closed for the winter.
Tomorrow, our son and his family are coming for a visit. Seeing all the children is a real boost to mr. kenju's spirits (and mine too). I did tell my son, who always raids the refrigerator, that there is more food here now than there has been in months! That is thanks to my wonderful neighbors, who keep bringing food to us. Yay!