Everyone was worried for us, but things worked themselves out. My parents were debating cancelling the mini-reunion but we told them to go ahead with it because she was stable at the time and there really wasn't much anyone could do for her. Besides, the beach house was only an hour away if things changed. Our original plans were to take off from work and spend most of the week down there with the family/dogs. My wife decided to stay with her sister and insisted I go ahead to the gathering without her. I reluctantly agreed but maintained a constant line with her in case I needed to be up there. I did go down for a the weekend but I will admit it wasn't as much fun as I had hoped (felt guilty for not being with her).
I did spend a few days/nights down at the beach house in Galveston. One of those three story jobs on stilts right on the beach. No real agenda. Just sleep, eat, walk the beach, eat some more, take a nap, read a book, play Mexican Train, fly a kite, walk the beach some more, eat again. My brother from Seattle and his wife had flown in a week earlier hoping for some warmer weather but it was chilly and rainy for most of the weekend. The grand kids (my son included) came down for the weekend. Fish fry on Saturday night with plenty of fish and hush puppies and shrimp and beer. The great grand kids showed up for a while and were the center of attention. We flew kites on the beach, collected sea shells, ran the dogs on the beach. Everyone had a good time but I still felt guilty without momma being there to enjoy it with us.
|Grandma rocking a hoodie|
|Grayson enjoying the surf|
And, NO Abby, that is not what you think it is...
|Grayson claimed his spot|
|Trying to ride Claire|
|Hamming it up for the camera|
Can anyone spot the trend in the last three pictures?
Of course, the week had to start out with a little drama (on my part). Was loading up the dogs into the truck on the way down on Friday. I was two miles down the road when I realized I didn't have my cell phone. After a frantic pat down, I turned the land barge around and headed back home. As I drove up to the house, I spotted said phone lying innocently in the driveway. Now, I have dropped Siri a few times without any serious issues but this time was a wee bit more traumatic.
Needless to say, I was a bit dramatic over my response. The phone worked but the screen was completely shot. Had to taker her to the shop for a day to replace the screen. but she is good as new now.