And Starbucks responds by having free coffee today if you bring your travel mug. A small treat in a world of expensive.
In Poppy news, I just got off the phone with Poppy (and Nanny) not long ago. They are waiting for him to be wheeled down for hip surgery - a high risk procedure for an 88 year old with a heart condition and a history of a couple of strokes. The alternative (remaining bed-ridden and on pain meds for the rest of his life), of course, is also untenable. He sounded wore out, but brave-faced, and told me 'I'll be feeling better when you're home the summer.' I wish Newfoundland were closer.