Sorry for the gap in recording our whereabouts. We spent the middle of April trying to sneak home to surprise our daughter Heidi for her 40th birthday. Posting on a regular basis was tricky, since we really didn’t want her to know that we were getting close! So, I posted behind our true location by several days or longer.
April 22nd found us hiding in a hallway in a restaurant, waiting to surprise the birthday girl. While she didn’t know we’d be there, I think she’d have been really disappointed if we hadn’t shown up!
The roses I showed in our last blog entry were even prettier with the whole family behind them.
There’s not as much to tell about when we’re sitting still. Doctor’s appointments, blood work and all that routine stuff aren’t unique to fulltimers! We’ve attended some school music programs and while we were very proud of the performers, I know everyone’s grandchildren are the best in the world to their own grandparents, so I won’t brag. It’s been fun to step back into the grandparent role, though, spending time with the kids after school and on weekends. Today we’re filling in while Mom and Dad are working and taking one of the kids to the doctor. Even those things are special, though, since we spend more time away than here.
Kansas is known for spring storms and just the weekend before we arrived, tornadoes struck in a flurry. We’ve been thankful that, even though we’ve had rain, there haven’t been any tornado warnings since we’ve been parked in our building. We do have access to a storm shelter, though. A young couple we’ve known for several years are our neighbors across the street and they’ve offered their basement at any time. We just hope we don’t need it!