Tuesday, February 25, 2014
1. If all goes well I will be home today. Unfortunately, some people I wanted to see are out of the Midwest so they will have to wait for another time. The trip was an unqualified success. Some things I did:
A. Bartonville Asylum for the Incurably Insane
B. Saw eagles along the Mississippi
C. Saw BFE Wataga friends, BFE Aledo friends, BFE Galesburg friends, BFE Burgess friends, BFE North Henderson friends, and others who shall be named at a later date.
D. I weathered he weather.
E. Had my fill of tenderloins to last a while, along with a Jerry's pizza, the Worlds Greatest Pizza.
F. Saw Miss Maddie, Lily and Teddi.
G. Hugged Miss Frump and petted her rear end.
H. Went to my old car club meeting.
I. Applied for a job.
I. Ate at Bill's Crab Shack, Kickstand, Sully's, Brickyard, and Grandview.
J. Picked up my Illinois Millionaire Raffle ticket.
K. Spent a yucky cold day at my house in Henderson putting on downspouts and fixing flashing.
L. Went over to Cameron to see my old painting teacher.
M. Met Addie Mae, Pat's great grandchild.
N. I restocked my supply of Ray's Chili.
O. Laughed till I was crying more than a couple times.
2. Thanks to Mark and Holly, Pat and JC for being hosts and travel companions, respectively. I am in their debt. There is no denying that house guests can lose their appeal after a couple of days, so kudos to Mark and Holly, and Pat for putting up with me. It was my longest stay back and in some ways the best.
3. Thanks to Carol for making a thoughtful gift for Norah.
4. Thanks to Christopher for giving me a really nice deer shed display stand.