2-14-09 Saturday (STD Day)

Well, if you hadn't noticed, I posted 2 entries from the last couple of days to catch up with the weeks events. You may have 3 entries to read.

Back to Saturday. We hadn't really done much today. It was more about me packing and figuring out what last minute stuff I need. We hadn't eaten any lunch and it was already 3pm. Off to Olive Garden we went for a Valentine's Day meal. I couldn't believe the place was so busy for VD. We only had a half hour wait and it was worth it. After Olive Garden then off to Target for some flight snacks and a couple of other things.

We're in San Diego, the flight leaves from Los Angeles at 11:59pm. We leave San Diego at 8pm and arrive at LAX at about 10:30pm. There's nothing to do for non-ticketed passengers so Jim leaves and heads back to the RV.
The flight was uneventful which was fine by me. It's the first time I've flown overnight.

2-15-09 With the Pacific to Eastern time change, I arrive at 10:30am in Fort Myers. I'm pretty tired; it was difficult to sleep with screaming children. Thanks parents.


I went to the baggage claim as indicated. I waited and waited for my suitcase. The belt stopped, my suitcase wasn't there. Several other people moved on to a different belt and I followed suit. Apparently from the time I checked the info board to the time I got to belt #1, they changed it to belt #3. Bastards.

My Dad and I got to his house and my Mom was very surprised. She was crying, hugging me tightly and shaking. I was teary-eyed too. She's been real sick for a few weeks.... I didn't know it was this bad. A few hours later, she seemed to be better with me just being here. I have that affect; what can I say.


I'm exhausted at 7:30pm, I can barely keep my eyes open so it's time for bed. I skipped a few minor details from today and as I think of them, I'll mention them along the way. Saturday and Sunday run together. It's all weird.

7 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are home. It sounds like your mom really needs you.

    Ha- the card on the roses Jeff sent me said "Happy VD. Not VD VD but Valentine's Day VD." I have to wonder what the person who processed the order was thinking!

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  2. Welcome home Garret. We can't wait to see you. :o)

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  3. I wondered why you weren't posting anything for several days. I sure hope your mom gets better soon!
    Hugs!!!

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  4. Garret, sorry to hear about your family situation.... take care, we wish you and your family well!

    Mark&CraiginPalmSprings

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  5. Garret...you absolutely made the right call and I hope everything is all better soon!!!

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