I will be away traveling Monday through Thursday

Saturday, June 05, 2010

It is late and I am tired but I am so "up" that I cannot sleep. I am trying to calm down so I can do that. After I post this I am going to get ready for bed and tap on relaxing and falling asleep.

The day was stressful. We waited all day to learn when the funeral for my uncle will be and did't get a call. We were reluctant to call our cousins as they have their hands full. We had "heard" that the funeral would be Monday or Tuesday. The only way to make a Monday funeral was to leave tomorrow (Sunday) and the flight leaves at 11:30. The longer we waited the more I stresed.

About 8:30 I got a call from my youngest cousin with the news that the viewing is Tuesday evening and the Funeral Wednesday morning. So I got tickets for my sister and I, had a conversation with DH which resulted in a list of things to do tomorrow, called a friend to be DH's contact in case he needs anything (he is still recovering from a broken collar bone) and generally got an idea of what needs to be done. We will need to leave for the airport early on Monday.

We go to church early and I have called a halt to all thoughts of the trip until we get home. Then I will start with my list. I need to rest tomorrow too so I will not be completely exhausted Monday morning.

Our trip will be hectic. We get into Ohio about 2pm, then we need to pick up a rental car and drive 3+hours to see my girlfriend. We will stay nearby Monday night and hopefully see her again Tuesday morning, then we need to drive 2-1/2 hours to get to the viewing which is from 4-8pm. We have no idea how many family members will be there but we may see some people we haven't seen in a while. Then we will be up early Wednesday for the funeral at 10am and hopefully we will get to see more family in the afternoon. Then we either drive an hour and stay near the airport to leave fairly early on Thurs. or we get up early and drive 45 min to the airport. We have to turn in the rental car also.

The good news is both flights are non-stop and only take about 2 hours. We are believing that we will have no delays.

My only remaining Aunt on that side of the family will be 90 next month and is not in good health. I hope she can come because I would really like to see her. She was able to visit my uncle about a month ago so she may be up to the trip which is only a few hours by car. Unfortunately my mother is not going to be able to attend. She is very frail and has fallen frequently and she cannot travel without her doctor's permission. I doubt he will give it and if he does, she needs assistance. She lives 3.5 hours away from us and there was just no way to wait until Monday to see what her doctor says and find a way to get to Ohio with her in time to do all the things we need to do. Also I am not comfortable taking her on a trip. If she falls or gets sick away from home, it would be so difficult to get her back to Florida.

All will work out and be OK. I can do this and I can stay on-track. I don't know how much time I will be here before I leave so I will check in when I get back.
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