By 7:00am we were having breakfast. Max was his usual cheery self — he slept almost 8 hours in a stretch after going to sleep just before 8 last night. Tim and Alex were busy packing and by 8:00 we were in the van on the way to the airport. The weather at home is supposed to be not so good by the time their plane lands mid-afternoon. (Sara and James are picking them up at the airport.) We got to the Palm Springs airport by 8:30. Of course, Max was fast asleep from the half-hour ride. So we had to say our goodbyes to his parents while he snoozed in his stroller.
When we got back home we did a major cleanup of the place — Sue was doing laundry, I vacuumed, we moved ourselves back into the master bedroom. We were all done and had just finished our sandwiches outside on the patio when our next ‘visitors’ arrived. People interested in renting a place for next winter were coming to inspect the house — we had agreed to this request from the landlord. They were also Canadians, from Vancouver. We showed them around. After that I watched a bit of golf on TV and then at around 3:00 we took a drive down to the Somerset area just south of El Paseo to look at a couple of rent options for us for next month. It’s not a country club, so that sort of appeals to us.
We went to the Palme d’Or theatre to see a movie at 4:00 — “Amour”, the subtitled French film nominated for 5 Oscars including best picture. It was okay. Back at home we had supper and watched 60 Minutes. Got an email from Alex — they’re home, the flight was good, Max was great, the ride home was no problem — everything is fine. Did a bit of reading on the internet and went to bed early.