(He is gasping and wheezing and coughing and trying hard to not laugh while I read that part to him)
While he was resting this morning, I had a special lunch date with a young man! Our youngest grandson Clayton, in second grade, had an event at their school today called "Lunch with a Parent". His mom was not able to make it, so I filled in.
While I was waiting in the foyer of the school for the classes to be released, an ambulance pulled up and in walked two paramedics! No worries, no emergency. They were there to have lunch with one of the students. How cute was that?
He was bouncing on past without even expecting to have a parent waiting in the line in the foyer. I reached out and snatched his shirt collar and really gave him a start.
"How did you know I was here, Grandma?"
(Grandma's know everything)
After making our choices at the fresh fruit and salad bar, we entered into the kitchen area to be surprised by the attire of their chef in the school cafeteria! I believe that is a Rat-a-touelle hat?
I had the pleasure of eating a most delicious lunch of some fresh veggies, then some kind of a soybean burger patty thing and stack of semi warm round smile face french fries along with a very sweet gooey chocolate brownie.
With a hug and wave and smile, he was back in line and headed back to his classroom. My... what a handsome lad to have a lunch date with!
Tomorrow it's the fourth graders turn to have a guest, so I will be there for granddaughter Chelsea too. I will have to find out if the middle school is doing the same event and see if I can show up for the oldest grandson Jameson.
It's hard to keep him down and make him rest. Next project he tackled was changing out the wall unit for the fan speed control for our ceiling fan in the she shed. See?
So we bought a different controller for on the wall that has a slide control and we will see if that helps slow things down a little bit.
He got it all hooked up, turned the power back on, and let me try it out. YAY! I am really glad the fan in now fully operational and we can control the spin a lot better. No more helicopter winds!
I painted it white and he was able to put that up there to make it have a more custom installation. He did that a couple weeks ago but I didn't post about it then.
I do like the plain white fan,
and it is up and out of the way
high on the ceiling.
I found another small project to let him help with... we added another row of garland and lights along the top section of the front porch. By using his "tall-ness" he was able to nail up the electrical staples to hold the lights. Otherwise I would have had to drag out a stepladder and go up and down and up and down to do the job.
I hoped these lights will shine down onto my gem studded snowflakes and illuminate the front porch better for Christmas. Now that it's dark out this evening, it looks like that is going to do the trick.
He said it don't matter what it tastes like, because he can't taste anything!!! Such a testament to my cooking?