Hi, everyone. Contrary to circumstantial evidence, I remain among the living. Though I’m back home, a dead computer, new Windows 8, a backed up sewer line, and other “opportunities to learn and grow” have dramatically slowed down my quarterly letter writing and various report send-outs to my investment management Clients. So, instead of being done by now, I’m only half-done. And I need to focus my energy there for the next week or so. So, other than this quick resurfacing, I’m likely to go nearly completely incommunicado for the entire period. My apologies once again.
The trip to help my son and his wife relocate from Texas to Illinois went well. Since she is five months pregnant with my twin grandsons, I drove their second car while my son drove the other car with their dog and cat as passengers. There wasn’t any room for a second person in his vehicle, and I’m allergic to cats.
So where did his wife sit?
The poor thing was stuck in the car with me, her Father-in-Law.
FOR THREE DAYS.
I don’t know what she thought of the experience, but I LOVED it.
We had the most amazing, comfortable, relaxed, non-stop, and interesting conversations the entire time.
She is a quite a wonderful and remarkable woman with whom my son has been blessed to be able to share his life. She is a wise woman who sees, appreciates, and loves not only the many wonderful attributes my son possesses, but his quirks and idiosyncrasies too. I’m so happy that they have found each other. They fit together like the 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle the three of us put together in a few hours when we arrived and while waiting for the movers.
My son and his wife relocated because he just got a great new job with his employer and will be leading a group for the first time.
My Beloved flew out during her Spring Break to help us unpack and put away their stuff in their new home.
It was a fun and productive adventure.
Our grandson Thomas is walking and turns one year old next week!
Our daughter just began her new job working at a State Park. She is excited about it.
Our oldest son and his wife invited us to go with them to see Thomas play in the snow for the first time. We’re looking forward to the experience.
OK, that’s enough of a family update, now how ’bout some quotes that resonate with me?
“Grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection.”
–Unknown (Source: Megan at I Stop For Suffering)
“Of course dreams come true. You were one once.”
–“The Universe” (Per Tut.com)
P.S. (“See” you in about a week! I miss you!)