Mako came to visit and brought Maria (Marie) along with him.
Maria was a God-send. It was fun to host her, to have friends visit, and feel that maybe this ISN'T the end of the world and we will see friends again. She jumped into the chaos.She helped unpack boxes, fix dinners, put things away. It was great to have her here for two weeks.
Friends who are willing to visit and WORK, though we did try to play a bit, are a blessing.