How do we know summer has started?
First, our “summer vacation” has traditionally been marked by sending Violet off to camp. And she is off again, for her 3rd year at Sen Lin Hu. She was so excited, though it is hard for Victoria to be without her constant companion (and sparring partner), and hard for us to wonder where she is and what she is doing at any given time.
The other sign is that I was begging my husband to put the air conditioners in. (No, I am not strong enough, nor are my arms long enough.) Here is a photo Victoria took of a hot exhausted bum during our park trip after dropping off Violet.
Eventually Victoria got so hot she had to join the lazy woman on the park bench.
Next stop, happy neighborhood coffee shop for a muffin (her) and iced tea (me).
Really, would you move away from a city with friendly neighborhood coffeeshops and tall, shady trees for a suburban plot with few more square feet of garden space?