Lyn lives in the hot air balloon capital of the world. There are more balloons registered there than any other place in the world. As a result, if weather conditions allow, you will frequently find a balloon or six in the air on any given day. Mom's house looks over the city and has a good view of any balloons that are up.
Each morning, when Lyn gets up, she heads into the living room to see if any balloons are up. She gives a count and announces it as well. If none are up, there's a comment of disappointment.