Arrived...

I took a taxi from the airport to my cousin’s.  (Ouch.)  Two of her kids and one son in law were here later as well, and will be around lots.  They are lending me her car, and my assignment for tomorrow is to shop and to make a mushroom-barley soup.  If I drive very carefully so I am never pulled over by the police, all may be well.
My cousin, on the other hand, is not well.  Praying.

This entire trip is an exercise in the unexpected.
I may have to learn to drive cousin's electric-hybrid, license or no.  (Discovered expired; surprise!)
And figure out where to get spring water, because I discovered I can no longer manage the heavy chlorination of Philly tap water.  

Stay tuned.