let me tell you a little bit about my trip.
the weekend we left, P went to Busan, South Korea for a film festival. around the same time as a typhoon went exactly between where he lives and Busan. https://www.fukuoka-now.com/en/news/typhoon-no-25-kong-rey-heading-towards-kyushu/ he did make it safely to Korea.
we went to at least 1, often 2 parks a day. we walked between 13,000 and 19,000 steps each day. it was 88-93 degrees and humid every day.
K decided to go home for the weekend for Columbus Day. a friend who lives in MA drove him. fri evening he took our car to visit a friend. the battery died. he called us at about 12:30 am to ask what to do. he slept at friend’s house and called AAA in the am. we said, use the van instead if you want to drive anywhere else. the van needed gas. he never pumped gas before. hard to do all this over the phone.
on the return trip to school, his friend’s car died. as in dead, not worth fixing. don’t know details on that, not sure I want to. thank goodness they were in Albany (where the school is), it was daytime, and a friend could pick them up.
several days later P called, also after midnight. he bought a used leather jacket - cheap! but now needed money for food. he and N both use Bank of America, so we were able to transfer him some $$ the next day.
the night we went to the halloween party mr. mbspell and I were out until about 12:30 am. P called at about 2 am. he knew it was late, but was in the Pokemon Center (store) and did I want anything…
we were up between 7-9 every day. so it was exhausting. worried about typhoons, and kids, and cars. 3 nights out of 10 we were woken after midnight.