My youngest granddaughter, Miss B, (who has CP) has a new ride! Thanks to the generosity of family and friends, and the expertise of Recumbent PDX, in Portland. My Sean said that thing really hauls and that she has crashed once already, from coming in too Hot. She and the bike are fine. She should get many years of good use out of it. Yay, Miss B!
Dad and Ol Ugly are on the road to Ideeho to go Salmon fishing with my brother. Buzz and his wife drove down to pick them up Tuesday. Hopefully, Dad will catch some salmon from Ol Ugly, and have a great Thanksgiving with that part of the family.
I told Dad it might be wise to have the local padre up there bless that damn boat, before they put in, just to be on the safe side.
This is the first time I have not had Dad around other than a day or two in the last three years. Willie and I miss that ol coot already. No one needing this or that or ringing his Donger* for his daily coffee milkshake. It is feeling strange.
*Donger (a cowbell with a handle)
made by this Ideeho nephew.
In other news:
I've renewed my CCW permit for another two years. That means I took the classes, got recertified, got interviewed by the detective, and paid all the outrageous class, city and state fees. I agree with the necessity of vetting, I don't agree with the frequency, or the cost.
My granddaughter Ali has invited me to be part of the party when she picks out her wedding dress this week. I am really looking forward to seeing the girls and taking part.
A cousin and I are going to hit the range for some trap time, as we both have new boomsticks. He has moved back to Cali from Texas to take care of his dad.
I have been in Warrior Granny Yoga, with the other ol ladies, for a while now. And just the other day at the end of a long grueling circuit session, one lady (retired school teacher) laughingly said to me... "you are like the second grader that needs to be seated right next to the teacher, because she never knows what you are going to do next!" I will take that as a compliment to my enthusiasm for life, and coming in Hot...