We picked the perfect day to fly home. Since we have the privilege of flying stand-by, we (meaning him ), follow the bookings very closely for days. Flights can appear to have plenty of seats and few stand-bys and then the seats disappear and the stand-bys multiply. It can be a nerve racking process if you have to be somewhere. As parents of the employee, we have a low priority. I really think that management should reconsider that policy. After all, if we had not done such an outstanding job of parenting and paying for all those shoes and cars and tuition, they wouldn't have this outstanding employee..... but, I digress...... We usually buy a refundable ticket on Southwest (the cheaper Senior fares) and then, if we get on the flight, we cancel the SW ticket and bank the funds for another day. It really reduces the stress of flying. Yesterday, there were about 120!!! available seats on the flight from Denver and the next one to Montrose was about half full. We each had our own row! We had planned on staying a few more days but those numbers made it a no brainer to head home earlier.
We got home about 1 pm. A long half day, considering we left CT at 2 am MST. We left in rain and arrived in rain. And snow is expected by the weekend. I need spring, not winter.
We had a delightful time with Andy and Mason. Such a privilege to see them grow and develop their personalities. We arrived a bit under the weather with our respiratory bugs that kept hanging on. Luckily, they are not toddlers and were pretty self sufficient.
They are both extremely bright (aren't all our grandchildren ? ) and I so enjoyed their wit and enthusiasm. Today's kids are so much smarter than we were at that age. Now, if they would eat vegetables, they would be perfect.
We stayed pretty housebound, not wanting to scare anyone with our ugly coughs. Reading and knitting was the activity of the day. I'm late to the game, but just discovered Mary Oliver and her poetry and essays. I bought them in hard copy so I can return again and again to her imagery of nature and the natural.
Lots of activities going on here at the homestead and lots of projects still needing to be done. Little by little...............