Sunday, August 22, 2010
On The Road Again..
I'm currently in the hotel with my feet up and the TV on, 400 miles on my tires in the past two days. No mall for me today - I stopped on my way here to Trader Joes for dinner and something to eat - they have junk food but it's healthier stuff. The ride to LI Sat was great - 3 hours door to door, traffic was so light I whizzed down the Cross Bronx at 80 miles an hour. The memorial service for Bob was perfect, I'm sure between the fire dept and the bag pipes he would've been pleased with his sendoff. I know he was pleased with his granddaughter Amy who put us all to shame - no one could have had a more devoted caretaker, Aunt Karen would have been so proud of her! The luncheon after was nice too, funerals are strange animals in that you get to see everyone - it's true that it's the few times families really get together. I don't think we've all been in the same room since, well, the last funeral or was it Grandpa Carter's 90th? I have to say that despite the crappy summer I've seen more people this year than I have in the past 20 years. After I went to see Richard, we sat in the front yard talking for a couple of hours - we've been friends for so long the conversation seems to always pick up where it left off - even if there are a few months between here and there. Then off to see John and Tom for a little while longer. Back to visit with Mom and Fred - I can pack a lot in 24 hours when need be. I rolled off around 9 this morning - weekend traffic on Sunday afternoon from LI? No thank you! But I got caught on the NJ turnpike as they are doing construction - I could have cartwheeled there faster! So here I am, back in King Of Prussia for 3 more days at the training center, but I'm glad to have the opportunity. I'm not doing anything but watching TV, reading and eating my frozen food tonight so I'll be up and moving tomorrow morning.