Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Quickie: A last lunch with the ladies from NPW
Today I woke up late, after not getting to sleep until 5 am. And when I awoke, I had a message waiting for me that gave me the choice of the restaurant we'd be going to for lunch. Not caring much, I said that NPWJ should decide and I'd be there around 12:15 or so.
Not having any time to waste, I rushed into the shower, shaved, put my makeup on, got dressed, and was out the door by 11:30. Even with slow traffic, I was at the restaurant on time. But NPWJ wasn't there. She (and her assistant) were running late. About 15 minutes later, all 3 of us were at the restaurant and we proceeded to sit down to eat.
The two ladies presented me with a going away gift, a throw to keep me warm on a cold winter's night. I was thankful for this, and will miss these ladies. There is not that much more I can do for them, and they need something that I can not provide. NPWJ suggested that I contact another volunteer agency to see if they have other opportunities, and I plan to make this call sometime after the New Year.
All too soon, we were done. And I decided to take a long drive to Newburgh and back. On the way, I chatted with the fellow who brokered the insurance policy my brother and I are taking out on the family homestead. Then, I chatted with my brother to let him know what we have to do to get the insurance in force. When I reached Newburgh, I stopped into The Avenue and tried on a pair of boots. No one I knew was on duty, so I looked around and left for home to rest for the remainder of the day.