The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often awry. (Robert Burns)
Moving at the end of the school year with the whole summer stretched out before us seemed like such a good idea at the time… not that we really had any say in the timing. Instead, we arrived in our new town to find that we missed pretty much every deadline and audition for things that looked interesting to us. To make it worse, many of the friends we had in the new neighborhood were crazy busy with their own summer plans and local support groups had pretty much shut down for the summer. So when we were gifted with a family pool pass by some wonderful church members as a “welcome to Pittsburgh” gift, we were thrilled. And when we found out there was a (FREE!) swim team that met daily at the pool the kids could walk to in 10 minutes, we were ecstatic.