Saturday night, I went to the Balloon Festival. I was supposed to be handing out fliers for our upcoming CPR Blowout, a day when we have many many classes in CPR. The person in charge of fire safety and education is a very nice lady in the committee, so she offered to have me taken in and let me hang out at the kid's fire safety house to hand out the fliers. I got a ride with a fire department volunteer, who told me about what the volunteer program was like. I may do that after A goes to college; it sounds like fun. It was so hot when I got there that they had closed down the fire safety house so that they could let people sit in it who had had heat stroke because it was air conditioned. I spent some time wandering around to different booths and handing out fliers. When I got back to take a rest, I noticed that the First Aid tent was very busy. I t was so interesting to see people doing their jobs managing crises so well. I didn't get much handed out that night, but I enjoyed meeting everyone.
Sunday, my sister in law and I talked about finally cleaning up Will's room. I have another sister in law coming to visit, and so this forces my hand. This is a good thing, but very hard. I went out and bought some new bedding for his room, and I was struck by how close to tears I was. I am glad I won't be doing this alone. After A heard about our plans, he asked if he could move into Will's room because it was bigger. Maybe that will help make the transition easier, since there won't really be a Will's room after that. But it will be very sad, just like selling his car was.
Sunday night, I spoke to the youth, telling them about the upcoming Blood pressure screening. They seemed receptive. I am so glad this is really going to happen.
Next week will be a rough one, and I am glad I will have extra family around.
OK, now I'm tired.