A quiet weekend planned for us. Yesterday, it reached a high of 70 at Dulles. Right now it’s 25 on it’s way down to 15. Jeremy went biking outside today for the first time since the day after Christmas. On that day, he got a flat and it was bitterly cold and I had to go rescue him. Today, there was no rescuing involved. I worked a few hours today, trying to get some comp time saved up. I’m a little afraid that I’m going to have to work full time as a nurse for a year (this is Plan B. Plan A was part time) so I’m trying to figure it out with the primary job & the secondary job.
Vince had a busy day. He had a scout planning meeting at 8:30 am for their big winter campout and then I picked him up from that to take him to an interview with the scouts for a summer position at one of their local sleep-away camps. We got there early and sat in the car waiting for the appointed time.
I spent the 30 minutes or so in the car waiting with Vince trying to wipe off all the marker he had on his forearms, palms and nails. I started in with some spit on my finger, but Vince recoiled at that but then I remembered that I had Edda’s wipes in her backpack. (You can see some of the green marker on his palm). Edda and I decided that we were going to wait in the car while Vince went in to interview. He was gone for about 20 minutes. When he came back, he was pretty exuberant – they asked him all straightforward questions, the toughest one was – What will you do with a troublemaker? I asked if all the other interviewees had their parents there. He said the waiting room was super awkward and, yes, everyone else had their parents in the room. Whoops. I asked if he asked how much the pay was, I asked if he asked what the scheduling was (days off?). He said he has no idea about any of that and didn’t ask anything, he didn’t care, it was going to be super cool and he’d do it even if they paid him only a dollar.
To celebrate his first real interview, I took him and Edda out to lunch. He wanted sushi/ramen. We went to Maki on the Rockville Pike. We’ve tried coming here before, but the wait was too long. I was not optimistic. But we got seated quickly and it was very, very good. Highly recommended. Vince is so good with Edda, helping me manuver her into and out of the car. Walking her from the car into the restaurant and then helping me get her into her wheelchair.
Jeremy is trying to sous-vide some ribs for Sunday night dinner (which this week is Monday night dinner).