I was beginning to think the storm predicted for last Friday, the first day of October, was going to be another one of the newscasters' non-events, but we got a little rain and wind so it was not a complete disaster. I love storms so I get a bit miffed when we don't get one. Now snowstorms do not fit in my category of what a storm is meant to be. Those can pass right by, or better yet, just snow on the mountains and I would be happy. Snow has to be moved and that is another story altogether.
Ralph took me to Norway for my annual check-up Thursday and, for once, neither of us had any shopping to do so it was a shorter trip than usual. I suspect Chloe would have been happier if we had gone shopping because she usually gets a rawhide treat of some sort.
I was surprised last week by a visit from Elizabeth Putnam who was back in Maine to get her car registered. She is going to college full-time in Massachusetts pursuing advanced theology studies and doesn't get home very often. It was very nice to see her.
Last weekend, Jon and Marcia Smith, from Easton were downstate to visit his brother and wife, Don and Jane Smith, in Jay. Don has been recuperating so well from the surgery to have half his stomach removed that they all were able to go on a day trip to the coast. Then on Saturday, Jon and Marcia came over here and picked me up and we all went to Marcia's aunt, Callie Colby's place and Ralph and Lorene Mills met us there and we had a sort of in-house picnic. It has been a long time since our side of the family gathered around the table in Callie's kitchen for grub and gab. Seemed somewhat like old-times except we have far too many missing but it was nice to have those there that could be. The Smiths returned home Sunday as Jon had to get back to work after having a two-week vacation.