Monday, September 30, 2013

On the Road Again

I am on my way to visit Big Bro at Dad's house.  This will be my first visit since the end of his chemo and radiation.  He's still not much more than 150 pounds on a six foot plus frame and is still pretty frail.  But not too frail his little sister can't come annoy him.

Partner in Grime is holding down the fort at the Range with Barkley and will take him to his follow up Vet appointment for his ears, so all will be well.

It's a long trip, 5 hours of flying, a long drive in a rental car and a ride on a ferry to the land of no internet service.  But I'll check in when I can via coffee shop in the big city and there are posts scheduled for those of you who visit regularly.

Cheers!
Brigid


22 comments:

  1. Have a safe trip Brigid. My best to your brother, we're keeping him in our prayers.

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  2. Be safe...the weather hasn't been very cooperative to air travel the last few days out here.

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  3. By the description of your trip, your in God's country aka Alaska??

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  4. Travel safely, friend - and I'm looking forward to the first report on "Big Bro is gaining weight!"

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  5. Wishing you a good visit with Dad and Big Bro. I already know you will make the most of your time there.
    Take care, Brigid.

    Vic303

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  6. Hope you brought your hip waders along, it's sloppy up in the norwet.

    Have a good time, enjoy the visit. We'll still be here when you get back.

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  7. Have a good trip and enjoy the time.

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  8. Safe journey, Brigid. May your visit with Big Bro and your dad be a good one. My best wishes for both.

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  9. Land of no internet service? How can this be in this day and age???

    Be safe, and enjoy your time with your family. :)

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  10. I hope all is well with Big Bro and Dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you and them!

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  11. Thanks Everyone! The internet connection at the coffee shop would NOT let me add pictures so no short new post. (A recipe for our favorite fish and chips from out here is coming up tonight, written before I left).

    It was pretty rainy and bumpy on arrival and a bad semi accident closed one bridge so it took a couple extra hours to get to Dad's but I made it! Big Bro has gained 10 pounds (the feeding tube is out) and he ate a piece of pork roast and half a baked potato with broccoli tossed with lemon and garlic toasted bread crumbs for dinner. Today I will lure him with Marionberry Pie and ice cream and there will be a big supper.

    We stayed up long after Dad went to bed just talking as we always have. If there were no mirrors, our eyes seeing only memory, we could have been sitting up 45 years ago, kids with a flashlight in the fort we made out of a card table and blankets, laughing and plotting tomorrows adventures.

    Yes, no internet, Dad doesn't have it any longer and he doesn't live close to any place that does. Since Bro was at the house I could get up, drive into the city for some supplies at the 24 hour grocery and check in at a coffee place, before driving back before he wakes.

    Talk to you tomorrow!

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  12. Have a safe trip and give your dad and brother our love. Hope you have a wonderful visit. Cook big bro something fantastic and drool worthy!

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  13. Glad you are getting to visit them again. My best to all of you.

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  14. I'm sure that you are already aware that November is here in the Northwest no matter what the calendar says.

    I reached my tipping point this weekend. When people ask if I like it here, I no longer give the requisite evasive answer and simply respond, "No."

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  15. BTW, most McDonalds have very good Internet access, provisioned by my former corporate masters.

    Mrs. Roscoe considers the coffee to be drinkable.

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  16. Good to hear that you arrived safely. Your post didn't come up in my reader until a few minutes ago. I miss Goigle Reader.

    I hope you have a good visit and a safe return.

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  17. Good to hear that you arrived safely. Your post didn't come up in my reader until a few minutes ago. I miss Goigle Reader.

    I hope you have a good visit and a safe return.

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  18. Jennifer - thanks. I wish Bro was up to a trip to his gun range, but he's doing much better than a few weeks ago, it's good to see. His salivory glands are gone and he said his palette went with it. He took one for the team and taste tested this really awful wine someone had brought to a family gathering that we called "World Championship Reisling". We appreciated the warning so we could go get a bottle of Twisted Sister.

    Sherry - thank you. I wish it was closer wherein I could bring Barkley (Dad loves dogs and has a huge yard). But he's doing well and I "talk" to him on the phone at night when I call home. He hears my voice and apparently tries to lick the phone but is much happier after I call, I hear.

    Roscoe - If you don't grow up with this climate it can be hard. I tell people I'm actually blonde but it rusted.

    There's no McDonalds handy. This is my only option without driving into the city even through the internet is slower than a snail and I can't edit or post on my blog or even send an email. When Dad had his stroke and I was out for months, the blog wasn't started yet, I just went to the library a lot.

    HatTrick - glad you are well and happy

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  19. Glad to hear bro is progressing, Blessings B.

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  20. Glad to hear you made it in safely, and that everyone is doing better. Excellent news on Big Bro's weight gain!! Take care, we'll be around and know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. I used Shari's in Seattle when I worked up there this Spring and I learned Lie #1 from the offer and interview process for the job was that I would be able to use the company's Internet connection to download grad school-related email onto my laptop. "BYOD" it wasn't.

    I know you're up there to stock the freezer, though. The Cougar Gold cheese available at the WSUV bookstore makes really tasty Macaroni & Cheese even if a can is a bit of a splurge. And, since the campus is featured in the book, you can pick up a new copy of "Shades of Grey" from the display at the store entrance. :)

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  22. The upside of this climate is that we no longer sweat hurricane season. Storms don't scare me, but insurance bills do.

    When I left Florida at the end of 2010, despite living 200 yards from the highest point in Hillsborough (Tampa) County in a house proven with two direct hits to be safe in a Cat 2 hurricane, my homeowners insurance quote for 2011-12 was brushing up against $4000.

    OTOH, there has to be a medium somewhere.

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