Long day today. It was a chore to get out the door to church this morning since I knew I wouldn’t be back home for at least 10 hours. Then when I got to church, no kids showed up for Sunday School (so I guess my lesson for next week is ready early!).
After lunch we went to Grace Presbyterian Village to see Carol who is there for a time of rehab after her hip replacement. We had a bit of a time getting in since we didn’t know we needed a code to open the door. After wandering around in the cold rain, we found an employee who let us in. We brought flowers to Carol, well sorta. We brought her flowers that were given to her by others–we had just taken them home the day she left the hospital. She seems to be doing well and went with us to visit other folks there.
Then we found Evelyn Pike who was celebrating her 100th birthday this very day! That was fun, and we got to see Lars and his beautiful family then too.
Then we headed off to a funeral home in Richardson to attend the visitation for our friend Shirley Collier. Some of you may remember her from our Kimball Free Methodist days or more recently when we visited them in their church in Vermont about 18 months ago. Shirley never recovered from surgery about a year ago. Her funeral will be Tuesday.
The good thing about funerals and visitations is that one gets to see mutual friends that otherwise stay hidden too long.
After that it was a 45 minute drive to Denton to drop Gary off for 4 days of work meetings. We stopped along the way for coffee break, then I drove the hour home and made it just before 7pm. It has been a cold, drizzly day, but the temps have been above freezing. Almost all the ice and snow from last week has melted.