Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Moving on, in more ways than one

Curious how life sometimes gets in the way of our big plans. Last year we took our first trip with our new trailer early in April. We had big plans for more trips last year and early this year.

Then came April 30, 2009. That was the day Joan's mother had a severe stroke. As the main caretaker for Joan's father, her hospitalization required an immediate change of plans. Joan took a three week leave of absence and went to Buffalo to care for her father and keep tabs on her mother.

Since that time there have been a number of trips to Buffalo, including a sad one in late June and early July when Joan and I began our vigil with Red Uleskey and hospice at the family home. On July 7, 2009, Red died.

In the intervening months there have been a number of trips back and forth to Buffalo. Now, with Joan's mother safely and mostly happily living in a fine Catholic nursing home in Buffalo we are free once again to hit the open road.

So, the housesitter is in, and tomorrow morning we will hit the road for Florida, dragging our not-so-little home behind us for a two week adventure. Our daughter will join us there for a little fun and games.

We're visiting my aunt and uncle, a cousin and a friend of mine from high school. So we pray for smooth roads and low winds. You can follow us at Grandma's Recess blog, as some of you did last year.

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