Lily has arrived in Rio Hato for her vacation. Her paternal grandmother, age 91, is very ill. Her mother, Rufina, is trying to take care of her mother-in-law as well as provide the constant monitoring of Minga’s medications and doctor’s appointments that always falls to her. Rufina has also come down with laryngitis and is on an antibiotic — which makes Lily’s time to relax with us at the beach a real question. She did come for dinner last night though, which we had on the roof deck.