Traveled to Elmira, NY yesterday for my grandfather’s funeral. Five hours to drive up, two hours in the funeral home, and a five hour drive home. Bonnie insists on riding on my lap, so I waited to change into the black suit until we arrived. Interesting thing about funerals – everyone is so nice. We met a lot of folks that once worked with him and many friends and neighbors. Hank received a Masonic service as well as military honors. One of the few remaining from the Greatest Generation. They don’t make them like that anymore. RIP, Hank.
Looking at another long drive to our southern house tomorrow. We’ve got the van and trailer all loaded up. Planning on a 4 am start. Because of the funeral,we won’t be spending much time down there, but we will at least move more more stuff.
We finally had a decent day today! It wasn’t bone-chilling cold and windy and it wasn’t raining or snowing. For the first time in months, we could see the promise of spring. Let’s face it, winter sucks. Kids love it, people that ski love it, but the rest of us just sit around eating too much and waiting for the weather to clear up enough to get outside and do something. This will be my last spring for a while – they don’t have much of a spring in SW Florida. Of course, that’s because there isn’t much of a winter, either, and that’s fine with me. I’m going to miss the grinding-my-palms-into-my-eye-sockets allergy attacks that last the entire month of May, too. Whatever that nasty pollen is, it also affects Monica. Generic Zyrtec for everyone!!