Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.
I was tired enough that when I turned over this morning I was able to fall back to sleep until just after 7:00 this morning. I barely had time to start making coffee and Kathy was right behind me in the kitchen. We were both feeling like we were on high alert with everything we now had to do today. As soon as we were done our breakfast I was on the phone with the repair shop that had last worked on the car over a year and a half ago. I explained about attending a funeral this morning and that we needed the car repaired before Christmas day. They were only open until noon today and not tomorrow so I made arrangements to drop off the car keys this morning.
We were out the door by 9:00 and were fortunate that there were no delays in the traffic. We stopped at the repair shop and didn’t even spend a minute giving them the keys. Since the keys had a note attached to them stating the same thing I’d explained on the phone.
We were parked at the Funeral Home by 9:45. Our friends Bill and Vera were already inside and were being mobbed by other people they had not seen in quite some time. After the main service was held in the chapel and the procession made its way to the cemetery it was past noon by the time we headed to the Ciociaro Club for a celebration of life luncheon in honor of Alex. It was nearly 2:00 by the time Kathy and I said our good byes and words of encouragement to Alex’s family.
As soon as we were in the door of the apartment we got into casual clothes before I called the CAA to have the car transported to the repair shop. Mike from A.M/P.M. towing service arrived within a half hour and had the car loaded within five minutes. The evidence of the brake problem was visible in the form of brake fluid on the asphalt of the parking lot. I followed in the truck so I could retrieve the second set of keys after the car was dropped off at the shop. We thought it would be better than having someone breaking in to the car finding the keys and totaling the car because there were no brakes.
I was home less than a half hour when we left for our 5:00 appointment for supper. We were meeting our son Gary and his family for our Christmas dinner at Pizza Hut. They had already been seated for a while by the time we arrived at 4:50. Connor and Haigan were already working away on the puzzles that came on their placemats. Looking around it seemed that many other families were gathering for the same reason we were.
Shortly before 7:00 we left Pizza Hut and went back to our apartment where we exchanged gifts. Both the boys were happy with their clothes and toys that reflected their individual characteristics. Emma loved her gifts that showed she is maturing into a young lady even though Gary didn’t like them because that meant he was losing his little girl. Jen always laughs because she says that Kathy has a way of reading her mind of what she needs. Gary loved his gifts but we all had a good laugh when he mistook the use of one of them. We continued visiting for a while longer until it was time to give hugs and kisses with whispers of love that we’ll see them all again soon.
Tomorrow we’ll be on the run again but hopefully we’ll have time to breath. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
It’s about time.
The World's Great Proverbs
Dog does not eat dog.