After about a month staying in Pat and Gina’s mobile home, their daughter, Leslie, arrived with her husband, Mikael, and their two sons, Atticus (4) and Quintus (10 months).
History Lesson: Leslie and Mikael introduced Manijeh and I to each other seven years earlier and have been great friends ever since.
Leslie and the boys were moving from Muskegon, Michigan to escape an increasingly violent neighborhood and an area that had just been opened to fracking. Mikael returned to Michigan to settle their affairs and sell their house. Theirs is an interesting story, but it’s not mine to tell.
With winter approaching and space growing tight, Dianna offered to let us stay with her at the end of the lane. We gladly accepted and moved in at the end of July. Having a bathroom and shower of our own again has been incredible. We feel spoiled now.
Orin runs around and finds everything that needs to be childproofed. He is thorough and efficient, leaving no drawer unrummaged and no freezer door unopened.
The boys had a bumpy time adjusting to each other, but they’ve settled into a comfortable friendship – as comfortable as it can be with such a wide age difference. Their favorite team activity is wrestling on the floor with me. The space has been good, so the boys can get together or have quiet time when they like.