When I posted last time I mentioned that DD was moving and we had lots to get done. Well lots happened after that post.
My Mom had been in the hospital with pneumonia, but was back out of the hospital and seemed to be doing better. With a swiftness that has left my head spinning, she got very sick and passed away on August 19th. Luckily we had a couple of days warning so we were all with her during her last days. (Except my poor sister who had gone home to California the week before after being here for 10 months helping Dad). My Dad and I made all the arrangements. My sister flew back here. My daughter delayed her departure. One week ago we had a lovely funeral for my Mom. Two of my cousins sang at the mass, a duet of Amazing Grace and a solo of The Old Rugged Cross. My head knows she is not suffering anymore but my heart is missing her.
The day after the funeral I was up early helping DD pack up her car for the move to California. She would have delayed the trip a bit longer, but she is going with a friend and they both already left their jobs. Her little trunk was packed really tight. The bike rack on that full little trunk with two bikes strapped on. The luggage carrier was strapped on to the top of the car and loaded with space bagged clothes. The back seat was filled from floor to even with the top of the seat. The floor had lots of bottled water and Gatorade to keep them hydrated. Behind the other seat was a bag of food. Cereal, soy milk that does not need a fridge. Some snacks and plastic ware. Also stuffed in a roll of paper towels, a roll of toilet paper and some wet ones.
The seat held a keyboard boxed up, a cooler on top of that with water, juice and string cheese. The duffel's that held the travel clothes, two pillows. That was a lot for her little Chevy Prism to haul across the country.
I am happy to report that they had a good trip. They went hiking in Colorado. More hiking around the rim of the Grand Canyon. They made a short stop in Vegas and walked the strip. Yesterday they were at the beach in sunny California.
I was able to sew a bit last night, so hopefully I will have more to post soon.