I cannot believe I haven't posted since the end of November. Time is flying! We had a wonderful Thankgsiving and Christmas and the New Year began.
I planned my trip to TX to spend time with Dad and Jerry/Barbara at the River. What a great place to relax. Even though Dad was continuing to email daily we all knew he was getting closer to moving to an assisted living center - especially when he ask to move. He wanted to be around more people. So, my focus was checking out ALC's near Sugar Land so Jerry could visit often after work. But, on 6 January Dad drove himself to the ER. Turned out his BP and Blood Sugar was 'out of whack', as they called it so he was admitted to ICU. After a few weeks in the ICU and Nursing Home, things stabilized, we got him moved to a ALC. He and I spent a great afternoon hanging pictures on the wall and decorating his room (he was supervising). He spent less than a week at the ALC before he was back in ICU. God had other plans. On 14 February 2012, he went home to be with the Lord. Thanks to friends and family the details of the next few weeks went smoothly, but somewhat in a blur. The full military funeral was amazing and lots of Dad's friends shared wonderful stories with us. After spending most of Jan and Feb, I returned home 27 February.
|John Porter Richardson 12 August 1923 - 14 February 2012|
We've spent time getting the RV supplies in place and today we will put the finishing touches in it. I've changed the decor from the normal RV fabric to a brighter fabric on the Valances and leather fabric on the dining room chairs. Tonight we leave for our first WEEK long adventure to the 2012 East Coast Rally in Crossville, TN. Our plan is to head out tonight, sleep in the Volvo in a rest area or Flying J, and then tomorrow on the road. Our friends Davena, Henry and her Mom Kitty are at our home in Oak Hill and will join us on the road Saturday and caravan on to Crossville with us. Can't wait to see them. Looking forward to our first RV Adventure!!!!