Traveling makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
I was up at the crack of dawn knowing full well Diane would have her magic coffee pot brewing at 6:00 AM sharp! When I heard the soft “ding” indicating the process had completed, I dashed into the kitchen, grabbing the coffee cup from where I knew I was hiding. Without so much as a drop missing the container, I poured the dark, steamy elixir into the cup, stirred it 17 1/4 times until it was ready, and boom, my heart started again for another day!
Collen was second up this morning, and we sat in the den chatting until we heard Diane come down the hallway. We walked some more, cried some more, and awaiting Pat to make his way into the room.
So, I am sitting there minding my own business when my iPhone gets a hissy-fit going! The security system is going off. It is probably a leaf or bug in front of the lens. No! This time it from the master bedroom. I punched the button and OMG, there is a back shirted person entering the master bedroom through the sliding glass door! Yeah! It works! I thought to myself, “Time to call the cops but wait, that is the phone number of 911?”. I waited for 10 seconds more and there he was, my grandson! I forgot he was coming over to install a firestick on the new TV. Dang, I almost called the cops of my grandson!
My keto diet says no bread, but it was a tradition for Sue and me to share a bagel before hitting the road, so, as with tradition, Colleen and I shared the bagel! We headed out at 9:30 AM and got home before 4:00 PM, stopping several places.
We stopped at a fruit stand and got jalapeno pistachios, did a Wendy’s fly-by for a burger. In all fairness, we left something there for them, do not ask!
Then we stopped at McDonald’s and got a Shamrock Shake in memory of Sue, who loved those every year. In all fairness, we left something there for them, again, do not ask!
Colleen and I talked a lot about growing up and remembering things along the way.
When we got home, Joe called and dropped off four bales of straw for my gardening activities. He and Charlie visited with us for an hour or so before they had to head home for dinner. Charlie likes my garden and he especially liked the computer-controlled lighting I have in the house! He had the lights changing to all sorts of colors!
We crashed at about 10:00 PM, and I watched some TV before lights out.
I can’t get the last moments with Sue out of my mind wondering if there was anything I could have done differently. These feelings of helplessness with dissipate with time. I watched the movie “Midway” and it brought this to mind.