Daughter #2 and I have made two overnight drives from here to Michigan (approx. 18 hours each way) -- in six days. And while there, we attended:
*Nephew Adam's wedding (the reason why we went in the first place)
*Funeral visitation for Aunt Arleen (who died early on the morning we arrived)
*Cousin Libby's high school graduation open house (Libby's mom, Joanie, is a much-loved cousin...and Aunt Arleen's youngest daughter)
Talk about a surreal set of experiences.
In between, we stayed with Mom, talked to umpteen cousins, uncles and aunts...and got very little sleep.
More on the trip tomorrow -- but I'm here, and starting to percolate again. Got some much-needed sleep, did some appraisals, and tomorrow, I begin to tackle paperwork again.
Meanwhile, here are some interesting stories:
*The homeless girl who's getting ready to attend Harvard
*A Father's Day post on things learned from Dad (Don't miss the reader comments!)
*Brin has lost her beloved Freeman House, and closed her bakery. She is losing her grandfather at the same time. (See her blog here -- gee, I feel for this woman. I've never met her, but she has become a friend, nonetheless.)
See you tomorrow.