Well, it is that time of the year. Summer is in full swing. Barbecues are flaming. The woodchucks are tearing up the backyard, and here come the in-laws. I have come to the conclusion that they are a migratory species, wintering in the warmer climates of Florida, and searching for not-as-sticky environs here in western NY. They're a bit like salmon, coming back to their spawning ground, not to reproduce, not to die, but to see the kids, grandkids, etc.
All this also means that Mrs. N will be happy to see her folks, and we'll get a free dinner out of it one of these nights. My FIL will probably also help out with a project or two here, as he likes that stuff, and the wife has a way of persuading him to help out. They'll stay probably through the beginning of next week, though I still have to maintain my own schedule as far as work, and working on my business is concerned.
All in all, I can't complain. I got lucky as far as in-laws are concerned, and I get along well with them, save when it comes to politics and my FIL. He is very much the conservative, though more in a Libertarian as opposed to a Republican sort of way. I am hardly a full-blown liberal, do have some conservative leanings, but they mostly center around finances as opposed to social issues. He also tends to be something of a conspiracy theorist in some ways. We do get into some pretty heated discussions from time-to-time, with neither of us budging.
Ah well, off to play B&B manager and entertainer for the next few days.