Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wrapping up our Indiana time!

Last week our son Brandon flew in to Indianapolis to go to the MotoGP races. He has been going for several years and had a nice long weekend of spending time with friends and colleagues at Purdue. On Monday we drove Mom and Dad in MinnieMee to Indianapolis where we met Brandon and his friend Aaron at TGI Friday's restaurant near the airport. It was so good to see them and we enjoyed spending time with them.

We actually arrived a little early and the restaurant was not yet open, but the guys arrived a few minutes later and we all sat in the motorhome and talked. Later we walked into the restaurant and enjoyed a great lunch. I'm so glad we were able to spend this time, even though it was brief, because Mom and Dad don't get to see the kids as often as we do.

Aaron left and headed back home to Michigan and we took Brandon to the airport. We were able to drive right up to the departure deck since MinnieMee is so small and we dropped him off right in front of the doors. It was great to see you Brandon! Wished you would have had Megan with you!

We have been trying to pick up things over at the condo and get it ready to close up for the winter. Every year we have big plans to do more than we do there, but we are making a dent in it. Trying to de-clutter and remove all but essentials is not an easy task.

We spent one day this week over here at Phaeton Place. We have had a mouse at some point during our absence and I do not like opening drawers and seeing mouse droppings. So we removed everything from the bottom kitchen cabinets and washed everything clean, then cloroxed it. Then we washed all the dishes and put them back in. Ugh. What a job. We bought a couple glue traps just in case the mouse was still around, but nothing has shown up. We have moved Phaeton Place since we noticed the mouse trail, so I think maybe it is somewhere else!

Tomorrow we are headed to Ft. Wayne with Mom, Dad and Nita to sit in on Dad's routine cardiology appointment. It's the yearly check on his aneurysm and we anticipate it will go well. Afterwards Terry and I plan on going to visit a colleague of mine from my teaching days. They live in Ft. Wayne now and are always asking us to come visit.

Next weekend Jocelyn and crew will be here. They are coming up for the week and plan to visit with Mom and Dad so they can see the baby. Mom can't wait to get her hands on her and neither can I! She is such a sweetie. I have to bring some toys up from the basement per Ronan so he can play in the living room.

Not much else is happening. We put MinnieMee in storage later and we will be heading out the middle of September. It will be a busy fall/winter.

Till next time. . .


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