Tomorrow morning I leave for my fifth trip to Williamsburg and Hampton, Virginia in as many months. I’ll be staying with donniemac_33050 and visiting my mom and dad, who now live in a retirement community (my mom in assisted living). My brother has been busy cleaning out my folks’ condominium, which is scheduled to be sold later this month. I’m going up to help him sort through stuff as well as simply spend some time with the folks.
With the sale of the condo, we’re hoping that things will stabilize somewhat with our parents. If that’s so, I probably won’t be back up to Virginia until the December holidays.
Bless Airtran—with the price of gas these days, it is literally as cheap for me to fly as it would be to drive (probably much cheaper actually, given that the last time I drove up I spent almost $500 in car repairs and a speeding ticket). I’ll be flying home on Saturday, in time for a Sunday spent hanging out with gratefulbear and other mystical Christians, before going to the evening’s brigidswell meeting.
Please keep me and donniemac_33050 in your prayers. Even though mom and dad seem to be at peace with the transition, this process is nonetheless pretty emotionally wrenching.