Friday, February 28, 2014

Heading Home

It wasn't in me to drive home last night, after the last few days, but I'm doing so now.  I'm working from home for a bit, leaving the field work to my team while I tackle some stuff involving paper and big words.  It's necessary work, if not particularly fun, but something I can focus on right now. 

My local LEO neighbor, with whom I share a wall and a driveway, will keep good eye on the crash pad, even as he will so miss the bark bark bark "Mom's home!", that lets he and his family know I made it in safe.

But I need to be home, with Partner, even if it will be a long drive with only a box of Barkley things in the back seat of the truck for company.

Backup is good, but I miss the furry kind

Til later, my friends.

25 comments:

  1. Wishing you peace and strength. Stay safe.

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  2. Take your time, Brigid. Peace be with you.

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  3. Brigid- so glad you're getting some time with Partner. Please be good to yourself.

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  4. That silence in the back of the truck on the ride home is really loud.
    Man, that hurts.
    Ouch.
    Rich in NC

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  5. That silence in the back of the truck on the ride home is really loud.
    Man, that hurts.
    Ouch.
    Rich in NC

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  6. Safe trip home and peace when you get there.

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  7. Take your time, we will wait right here.

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  8. Drive safely, and be comforted with memories of Barkley. And also be secure in the knowledge that he was loved - and will be missed - by many, many of us.

    Go with God, my friend.

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  9. I know its been hard, you are a tough cookie, We all will be here when you need us.

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  10. I cannot picture you without Barkley. What Cap'n Jan said in the previous post rings true. It will take time.

    Be strong my sister-in-arms. There are many who will be thinking of you.

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  11. I didn't say anything earlier in the week because you were inundated with condolences, and frankly I take it badly when someone loses a companion, but I wanted to let you know how sorry I am about Barkley.

    I've been through it too many times myself and it never gets easier. It's what we sign up for when we let them into our livers though.

    Luck.

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  12. Yeah, what Cap'n Jan said was absolutely amazing. Also very calming.

    It will be both good to be home and probably another wave of that "to the core emptiness". And yes, we will be hanging close by; and no we can't replace Barkley ever BUT we are good listeners too :)

    Be good to yourself.

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  13. I've arrived home safely, brisket in the oven (I sort of didn't eat much this week and realized I'd better). Thank you all again for your concern and care.

    Partner just sent me a message, he's on his way home. Said "this is a bit pricey but would it cheer you up?"

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/atq/4354402981.html

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  14. Partner has good taste in redheads AND tanks!

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  15. Wishing you comfort in Partner's arms.

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  16. I'm glad to read you made it back home to Partner.

    Every range needs a tracked vehicle, you should pick that one up. If they won't come down from the 40K, ask them to throw in the ammo for the 30-cal.

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  17. Barkley will always have your back. Listen for him in the wind, watch for him in the shadows. He'll be there for you.

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  18. Remember the good, and drive safe...

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  19. I dunno if that would cheer you up but it sure would come in handy with helping to get the anger out, LOL.

    Of course there's the eternal question of where would you put/park it? hehe.

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  20. Having lost an Irish Setter to bone cancer some years ago, you and "Barkley" are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. "Where would you park it?"

    ANYWHERE you want!

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

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  22. I just heard the bad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. I never met Barkley, but I couldn't help but love him after reading your many stories about him, illustrated with your photos of him that really captured his personality.

    He will be missed. sniff

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