Thank you all for your reassuring comments in my last post and for the birthday greetings. I feel very loved and supported.
Our trip to Massachusetts went as well as could be expected. We were exhausted by the early hour travel and the quick turn around, but our actual time there went smoothly. Bill was relieved to see that his mother hadn't lost anymore weight and seemed in better spirits than when he saw her August. I think they finally have her stabilized and hopefully she can continue on like this, still enjoying her house and family, for as long as possible. She has no pain, but she is weak and needs a lot of sleep. We did get out to visit Bill's cousin on Saturday afternoon after a gorgeous drive through the countryside. The leaves were bright orange red and gold and the sky was so blue. New England farm country is beautiful and quaint with all those stone walls and white clapboard houses and red barns.
Eddie managed on his own. He even cooked himself a meal (steak, potato, salad). He said the house felt empty without us.
It's a big day here in Canada. Federal Elections. I'm hoping this will spell the end of Harper. I think it will since I've heard 'anyone but Harper' a lot around here and this has been a Conservative riding since we moved here in 2000. Everyone - even the grocery checkout lady - seems interested in the election. Eddie and his friends have been debating and watching closely, which is a good thing. *fingers crossed for a good outcome*
My uncle died last week. I've been exchanging e-mails with my cousins all week. He was my god father and a modest man with a soft voice and Virginia accent. I'm putting the link of his obituary for my own memories, but you might find it interesting. He had a lot of tragedy in his life, but he kept going. I didn't know that about his service in WWII. http://www.hkfuneralhome.com/en-memorium.php?obit=1778
In happier news, the new Star Wars trailer is supposed to be aired tonight. We're all excited to see the movie this Christmas.