The kids will be headed back up North on Monday. We have accomplished a good deal , both in terms of visiting and in terms of providing some support that most people their age appreciate.
I got the windshield of the Commander replaced, and got the oil changed in it. My mechanic say it is in good shape. My son has improved considerably in maintaining the vehicle, but I like to "trust but verify."
My wife bought them some new clothes for work. Since I mostly wear work khakis, or walking shorts and a light shirt, I was out of touch with what office wear costs these days. I am not anymore. But we want them to have nice things to wear. They both have their father's innate tendency to try to get a bit more wear out of that shirt or pair of pants or whatever than is really a good idea. My wife helps them with that. I myself can say with pride that up until recently I no longer owned a suit, or a button down shirt, or a tie. I saw it as a sign of my freedom from wage slavery.
I bought my daughter a new cell phone. She was using an old "flip phone" I got her after Conquers the Squirrel chewed her last smart phone up. But she needed a smart phone. She can use it check the weather and to check with her office. And I wanted her to have one.
They are leaving the city they live in now. It's just gone to hell. I think I mentioned that on the fourth of July, the new black residents their complex has been blessed with due to new laws, shot pistols in the air in the complex parking lot and set the dumpsters on fire. Time to leave.
They are going to transfer to one of the other offices their company has. My daughter has been talking about Nashville. I told her she was just jumping from the fire into the frying pan in terms of who she'd have to contend with. There are other offices in Florida, including Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. I virtually begged her to go down there, and promised that the wife and I would come visit if they do. I don't need to be culturally enriched so I'm not going to Nashville.
I should start getting back to my normal routine on Tuesday of this coming week.