Both the Edinburgh Thompsons, and Samantha and her kids, were always super-nice about including Alden on expeditions with them. In spite of the fact that Ray and I were stuck working, Alden actually got to get out and have some fun.
Here he is at Little Tunk, having gone with the Edinburgh Thompsons.
In order to spend the summer in the place where my family has been coming for generations, I have this funny little part-time job as the librarian in the community's summer library.
And, in fact, not only do I work in a library for the summer months, but, one of the job's side benefits is getting to live in the library.
This is actually a really important side benefit, since we can in no way afford to have a real house of our own around here. And, the house my family still owns is generally bursting at the seams with various people and assorted hangers-on.