Back in the present, Lyman is in a bummer of a mood. He describes his daily ritual, which begins with work in the mornings, continues with some hang time with Ada and Shelly in the afternoons, and ends with him running a few laps around the courtyard on his crutches.
Lyman actually saw Shelly's husband once during a daily jog. Dude simply smiled, waved, and walked away. Weird.
Lyman tells Shelly about this episode, and she responds with amusement. Shouldn't she be scared of her stalker ex-husband? Regardless, she doesn't think he'll stay around much longer.
The ex does leave, but not before playing one final trick: he orders 24 canaries on Shelly's credit card and delivers them to her parents' house. Because that makes sense.
All this stunt does is make Lyman appreciate his grandmother even more—she'd never get with a shady dude like that.