Literally! The crowd is beginning to go. First my sister Florence Marie, who left Wednesday morning before breakfast and this week it will be our friends the Kinsers. Believe it or not, we were up about 5 a.m. in order to have Florence Marie to the airport no later than 6 Wednesday morning! Her plane left about 7, I think and by just after noon Tucson time, we had word that she had arrived in Omaha. LeRoy has her motor home buttoned up for the season, unless he decides to recarpet the engine cover up front. The RV cover from last year bit the dust after a few monsoons and the solution for this year has yet to be concluded.
It has been really nice having Larry and Mileta next door for a while. Mileta has a large Mary Kay group nationwide and was busy tying up the loose ends the first part of last week, but we were able to drag them out of their RV for a trip to the 4th Avenue Street Fair on Friday. It is a semi-annual event and we always seem to enjoy the spring one more than the fall one, although the weather isn’t usually too different. It seemed to us that there were more unique artists and artisans this year than sometimes, but I talked myself out of making any purchases. We have a lot of travel ahead this spring, so I’m pacing myself in case I find something along the way to Georgia that I just have to have. We did, however, help ourselves to some really good food from one of the food vendors while we were at the street fair.
On Wednesday this week, I finally get to see an ENT about my ears and my hearing (or lack thereof). On the trip here in November, my ears popped at altitude and the right one especially has never been clear since. Getting in to see a doctor here is a much more drawn out process that we have been used to in Kansas. It takes weeks to get an appointment and then a referral and several more weeks to get an appointment with a specialist. The consolation is that I’m seeing Dr. Who! Well, not really the right spelling, but Dr. Hu is our pastor’s ENT and he comes highly recommended. Our travel schedule is pretty much tied to whatever comes next medically. We just know we have to be in Duluth, GA by the morning of May 26 for granddaughter Alma’s high school graduation. All the rest isn’t very clear yet. More on that front after Wednesday’s appointment.