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Almost Home

Friday, December 30, 2011

We have arrived safely and Dad got the best trip-he flew from Tampa to St. Louis on Delta Airlines and arrived late Tues eve. I think he got the best of this trip north.
We had a long trip up here but thankfully no major hangups with traffic-only one slow down in Nashville. My brother drove the whole way and that was after getting in from overseas Wed afternoon! He got a little sleep on the way back but not a lot. He drove 5 hrs Wed nite and at midnight we called a stop and slept till 6 am in a nice motel just at the Alabama line and we were on our way again before 7 am. We drove steadily all day but didn't arrive until about 8 PM. After checking into our hotel, we had a late dinner, DH just had a salad and I had soup but my brother and his wife were hungry and had steak dinners. She is so tiny and eats more than me - sometimes life is not fair!
We have been up and had our breakfast at the hotel, gotten most things taken care of at the funeral home and been to the bank and again gotten most of what I can do done. Now I have to wait on the death certificate to finish things up there but it all went smoothly. Dad didn't have a lot so settling things up is not going to be too difficult.
We are all back for a little rest before going for a late lunch and back to the funeral home for visitation.
Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers. I haven't had time to read everything but once I get back home will be able to sit and relax and do that.
Know that your support is helping to keep me going thru all this. I still wake up and my first thought is I need to check on dad.
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  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
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    3351 days ago
  • INFLATED
    You are in my prayers too.
    3351 days ago
  • LINOVER
    My prayers are with you during this sad time. I am sorry about the loss of your father.
    3353 days ago
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    emoticon have a safe trip back, I hope you can take your time and that dh is feeling ok.
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  • DOODIE59
    Pat -- I had to chuckle when I read your brother did almost all the driving even though he just got back from overseas a day earlier ... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it:)? You guys have "busy" hardwired into your DNA:)

    I'm glad you're back home and have time to digest all that has happened in the last week. Lots of hugs and well wishes,
    Deirdre
    3354 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    You are in my prayers. HUGS!
    3354 days ago
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