|Robin's nest in Grandpa's bird house|
Mike's brother D is still healing from his bicycle accident that he had last week. He had stitches in his hip, has 2 broken bones in his hand, lots of road rash and possibly a broken rib. He missed his grandfather's funeral this past Friday as a result of the accident. Grandpa K was 97 - he lived a long life. His health had been going downhill for several months and he'd been between rehab and hospital several times. He broke his hip in rehab on a Friday night - had surgery to repair it Monday (10 days ago) and did well during surgery. They were planning to send him back to rehab the end of last week. He died on Tuesday. The blessing was that up until just the past couple of weeks his mind was still sharp - he winked goodbye to his dear friend that afternoon.
|Squirrel and that old red plastic bat|
While the weekend and Monday had their share of tears it also had times of laughter and fun. On the way back from TN we were privileged to meet up with one of my very good friends from high school for a meal. There was much laughter and talk there. There was also much talk and laughter during the drive with La. I'm definitely a country girl and my nephew is a city boy.
Things don't look like they will slow down much over the next month. Dad is coming down the end of next week and should be here for about two weeks. Squirrel and I will meet him halfway so he doesn't have to drive the entire way down. A week or so after he leaves J and her family will be in the area for about two weeks. 4H fair will be during that time so we will be busy - even though we don't have boys participating we are at the fairgrounds nearly every day for several hours at least. In addition Squirrel has a summer class he is participating in that runs for 3 weeks in July as well as the two online classes he has to complete. Additionally he is considering trying to make a college visit. Stretch has his job on campus that has entered the busy time as well as messages to prepare. Dipstick is working an average of 30 hours a week with his dad here in the shop at home. He's also got a couple of other temporary jobs to do. I am just mom - trying to keep up with cooking, cleaning and working the garden at a friend's.