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Summer 2016

We've had a super busy summer.  Not the lounge around lazy days of summer type of summer, but a working, traveling type of summer.

In early June I wrote a quick post about my mom.  She was hospitalized suddenly and the diagnosis was terminal cancer.  This began a summer of driving down to the hospital roughly every other day for about a week, and then weekly drives to a rehab hospital, and then to her home.  Each drive is 2 or more hours each way so I'm spending 4-5 hours in the car just driving one day each week.

In between, we had summer camps and classes.  Almost every day had something scheduled.  On the days we were home we were busy with housework and paperwork.  There is a lot of administrative work in running a small business.

Suddenly it's the middle of August.  And we've done very little as a family.

This past week we took two day trips as a family.  We went to the Flume.  We took the Downeaster to Portland, ME.  We bickered a bit, we hung out as a family, an…