Last Monday when Jerry's dad passed away I immediately started washing laundry to prepare us all to leave for Texas. Then the last minute we decided Jerry just HAD to get down there and the long drive with Stephen would have really slowed him down, so I took him to the airport and put him on a plane. Because of Jerry's job, we never reveal to anyone when I am home alone while he is out of town. It was especially important this week as word got around the prison that Jerry was in Texas. So, I did what my husband and I thought best and I shut off the computer (except for one amazon book order I couldn't resist placing. More on that in a couple of weeks.)
In Texas, Jerry basically hit the ground running. His father ran a rescue horse operation and there is no way that Jerry's mom could handle it, so Jerry spent the week selling off trailers, equipment, etc and finding homes for all the horses. Jerry's father did not want a memorial service so he didn't even take time to grieve. It was just go go go. Well, he ended up selling enough off to pay back our plane ticket, pay the funeral home for costs, and pay for Jerry's trip home. That was a huge blessing!
Jerry came home late Friday. He drove his father's pickup and had a horse trailer full of more tack, etc that we will either keep or sell. (Did you catch that blessing number two? We now have two vehicles. I won't be without a car during the day anymore as long as the truck lasts. It's an old farm truck so we won't expect it to last forever.)
Yesterday my husband had the chance to sit down for the first time in a week. And realize it was his father's birthday. So, yesterday being the first day he could even grieve, it was sort of a hard day.
In a minute we are off to go take a load of stuff to the thrift store.
We are all doing ok. I have a horrible cold...coughed all night...but then those things happen.
Stephen was sick again 3 nights ago with one of his fevers. 101.3. And then diarrhea the next day. But it didn't last six weeks. He's eating today so no worries!
Well, the boys just got back from taking a ride in the truck. (Stephen LOVES the new truck.) They went to get me some soup for my sore throat. Gotta go, but I'll be back to visit you all soon. We get back to 'real' life tomorrow.