Jul 17, 2007

I'm Home!

Well I got home late tonight after a crazy journey today. My flight from DC to Raleigh was delayed over an hour and I almost missed my connecting flight. The worst part was we were informed after we boarded the plane and taxied out to take off that we would not be able to fly due to bad weather and wouldn't find out for an hour when we could take off. I couldn't believe they were going to make us sit out on the tarmac for an hour. But we did. Thank goodness all other flights on the East coast were delayed. My plane landed in Raleigh and I ran, flip flops and all, to the next gate to hear "We are now boarding." I was so happy. I did not want to have to stay in Raleigh for the night. But I didn't have time to get food or go to the bathroom. So I had to wait until I got home after checking in with Super Shuttle and waiting about ten minutes to be the last person dropped off before I could get dinner. I walked into my house at 10:30 p.m. My last meal was lunch with Roger at the Mologne House at 1:00 p.m. If you know me even a little, you know I was about to die going nine and a half hours between meals. Thank goodness I forgot I had a SoyJoy bar and a Kashi TLC bar in my purse and security didn't find it. I was not about to pay $3 for a bag of potato chips or a snack pack on the plane.

I am so glad to be home. I wish Roger was here with me, but we can't always have it our way. Roger and I are already talking about when I will go back. It's easier for me to go visit him than for him to visit me. He actually has to use leave which he doesn't have much. And now that it looks like he's going to be there longer than we originially thought he wants to save up as much leave as possible for Christmas. He meets with his Physical Evaluation Board Liason Office (PEBLO) Wednesday. So that means his process should be starting soon. And hopefully he can make it go faster.

I heard that my grandfather might have been able to be buried on Sunday morning. The funeral happened as scheduled on Saturday afternoon although no one was able to get to the cemetery because of the condition of the roads due to all the flooding. I will make a special trip to the cemetery as soon as possible. I heard lots of pictures were taken of all the family at the funeral and dinner following. So hopefully I will be able to see those soon. I wish I could have been there. It's really sad that the only time we can all get together is at a funeral. Maybe we'll have to change that.

So my dad is doing a lot better. He is still in ICU but he does not have a parasite or bacteria. He is still going to see an infectious disease specialist this Thursday. But I'm glad he's still there getting one on one care. I plan to go to Bryan Thursday and Friday to spend the day with him. Hopefully I don't drive him crazy and make his blood pressure rise too much. I have to give him his birthday present since I missed it on July 14th.

I'm finally off to bed. I need to get some sleep. I'm off to Sea World San Antonio tomorrow with my sister Heather, brother-in-law Jeff, my niece Elizabeth and nephews William and Phillip. Man, I'm going to need Wednesday to recover.

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