Excited and a little scared
We fly back to Oregon tomorrow – Monday, October 28. As I’ve noted earlier the decision to return home was at once easy – it is home after all – and difficult. It’s time for Mary and Philip to have their complete, fulfilling lives – without the extra leavening we might provide.
The accountrement (can’t use that word very often) of the trip could hardly be better. Jet travel, upgraded aircraft, close in car access, and Katy will be joining us for the trip and a few days after.
Still, I’m a bit scared about the trip. I’m a good flyer – no problem there – never really feared flying. It is the unknown of how my body will react to travel. Best guess is that the trip itself will be uneventful but then it will be a long recovery. We’ll just have to see, and certainly I’m in no mood to delay or cancel. Let’s get there and find out.
Just a quick note on your many offers of support in Ashland. I’ll send out some more information soon that should help match your offers with our requests. We’re all set for the arrival – transportation, groceries, first dinner and the like. And then the real treat will be connecting with as many of you as we can in the days and weeks to come. We’ll have to meter those visits – I’m a huge fan of naps – but they will be nice reunions. Doubly nice.