The one good thing about Johnny being sick is that everyone feeds us and I don't have to cook!!! Mike is supposed to be back about 1:00PM with the kids. I will take Sophie and Joey to Nana's and bring the guys back leftovers. About 10:00AM, I notice that the house feels unusually warm. I quickly forget about though. Dad drops by with some bacon for Johnny.
When he gets a craving, it is CRAZY! He needs it now. Whatever it is, he has to have it. I think it is the steroids that make him that way. All day yesterday he had cravings. French Fries, pizza, salami. It's weird. But I try and fullfill them for him -- I know what it's like to get insatiable cravings! So in between cleaning the house mom and I are short order cooks. Then out of the blue, he wants bacon. We were on a roll and hoped that he might forget about it. At dinner, he was already planning the next day's meals. Bacon was on the list. So Pops comes by with his order. I thought that was so sweet.
I make his bacon, and he eats all of it, in one sitting. I love to hear him say "that is the best bacon you ever made me!". It is so cute. The not so cute thing is that he uses my BED SHEETS for a napkin! YUCK! But he is sick, so I let it slide. He doesn't have enough energy to go up and down the stairs. He eats most meals in my bed. I now put towels down first and give him plenty of napkins too.
It's 11:00AM and it is 87 degrees in the house. I called our A/C guy, he is super nice and is all too familiar with our unit. I tell him what the problem is and he says he has 3 other emergency calls ahead of me. I decide to play the sympathy card. I tell him of our situation and he says he will see what he can do. Mike comes home to a hot house, and I leave with Joey and Sophie to go to Nana's.
Jason and Rene are there when we arrive. Nana is disappointed that Mike and Johnny can't come. I explain that Johnny is still pretty weak along with his immune system. But the big thing is Mike has to wait for the A/C guy. CJ shows up and we all sit down to pasta. The phone rings, and it's Mike's dad. They just had another earthquake -- but all is well! Everyone talks to him and he promises that he will make it here for a visit this summer. Then the phone rings again and it's Mike. He and Johnny were at the gate! The A/C guy came and went, so Mike took Johnny for a ride. But first they had to make a stop at SurfHouse to say hi and look at some boards.
Mike gets his fill of Nana's cuisine and Johnny chows down on the garlic bread. He is a carb-a-holic! Within about 20 minutes, Johnny is ready to go and the boys take off for home. Our nice cool home! I stick around and chat with Nana until about 7:30 or so. I think we are all asleep by 10:30 -- a new record for us~!