Monday, May 21, 2012

On the Road...Again

 I thought I'd have time to write a good post, but instead I'm packing for yet another road trip. This one will take me to Dallas where I hope to see my nephew and his family before flying home. Why am I going? Youngest son Tommy graduated from college last week; he is going to San Diego and I'm riding along for part of the trip. He'll pick up a friend in Texas to continue the journey with him. So I will probably not be posting much until the end of the week. Here are a few quick updates.

Home news: The gardens are in pretty good shape and Larry will be here to water, etc. He's got company too--our grand-dog Benson is here for a few weeks while his family moves to a new home. I brought plants home from the reunion that will have to wait until I get home again to plant. I picked cherries this morning, enough for a pie, I think, and they're going to have to wait until I get back--maybe a Memorial Day pie? Lumber arrived this morning from 84 Lumber for the floor joists and subfloor for the new log room we'll be building this summer. Larry bought a new banjo last week for his weeklong beginning banjo class at Allegheny Echoes and I got replacement strings for my dulcimer.

Family news: Granddaughter Kate is graduating soon, as is our niece Carmella, and granddaughter Cassie is in LA with her music publishing company--where she met Ted Danson! And she didn't even know who he was. Generation gap for sure. Granddaughter Allison got a scholarship to a private high school for her volleyball, Haley will be working at my sister Judy's stables this summer, and Sarah plans to spend her next college semester in Ecuador. Derek returned home from 2 weeks on the road with his training program for the Army National Guard and was able to stop by Niagara Falls on the way home. I've been busy responding to requests for storytelling for this summer. Grandson Clayton participated in the WV State High School Track Meet this past weekend but I haven't heard yet how that went. So many things are happening in this family, so many good things.

 I'll be back on Friday, I hope, unless I find a way to post while on the road. Meantime have a good week and I'll see you on Friday (which is Larry's birthday, come to think of it!)

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Nance said...

Happy early Birthday to Larry! My memory is old and faulty so better late than never! Sue, travel safe and hurry on home.

Mamabug said...

Wow, what a busy family. Hope you have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to start seeing photos of the new log room this summer.

Rowan said...

Hope you enjoyed your road trip and that Larry had a great birthday.

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