Wednesday - Drove from Alabama to Florida.
Thursday - Drove from Florida to Atlanta with two of her pre-teen granddaughters.
Friday - Drove from Atlanta to upstate New York with the girls, and stayed overnight at my sister TIB's house.
Saturday - Drove two hours to the lake with the following in the car, a four-door Honda sedan:
2. Her two pre-teen granddaughters.
3. Our mother.
4. Our mother's enormous cat, inside its cat carrier which is the size of a baseball field.
5. All of their clothing, etc. for the next six weeks.
When she told me, all I could say was, "God bless you." I have no idea how she does it, but let's just say, when Alabama gets motivated, stuff gets done.
I knew she and the grandkids were going to be spending the summer at the lake (she has her own place a short distance from the family cottage), but I didn't know that she was taking Mom, too. Alabama is, shall we say, a spur-of-the-moment kind of person. With the instincts of a battlefield general. Watching her in motion is nothing short of amazing.
So it looks like I'll be spending some time at the lake with Mom this summer after all. I know, I know, I swore after last summer that I would not do it again this year, but with Alabama there, it should be easier. (Last summer, I was up there with my sister Texas, who would not lift a finger to help if you lit a fire under her ass.)
Third week in July, here I come! Oh boy.