A family birthday

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Sunday, 12-Jan-14

Uncle Bill’s 60th birthday

  • Get a call from Aunt Irene early, who’s worried about ice and slipping… so instead of canceling everything, I just bring ice melt
  • Head to Lexington and pick my Grandma up, then we start the real part of the drive.  Yes, I had the top down driving to get her.  No, I didn’t leave it down after we left her place.
  • The drive is long, but pleasant.  The car’s GPS directs us cleanly, and we make it there without much trouble
  • Chatting with family, eating cheese and crackers, the usual family gathering things
  • My Aunt arrives, followed by my cousin.  My cousin Emma’s arrival was a surprise to my Uncle, and you should have seen his face when she walked in!  She lives in California, so who knows how they could have kept that trip a secret
  • People start arriving… my Mom and Steve are still not here though
  • My Mom & Steve finally arrive, after being in a full 4-car accident (not 100% sure about the first two cars), where they got stuck under the bumper of a huge SUV ahead of them.  The Civic was rather impressively damaged… but it was still running without any trouble
  • Relax and eat and drink and chat
  • Dinner – tell Mom and Aunt Irene about all of the gossip in my life; explaining everything always helps me focus my own life, I find.  I bet it’s a bit like how teaching someone else actually helps you understand it better
  • Speeches for the birthday!
  • More relaxing and chatting, but it is getting a bit late… Grandma starts to worry about heading home
  • I drive Mom & Steve home, since they’re leaving the Civic to get repaired.  Long drive to Medway, then a short run out to Brookhaven, before I can finally head home myself…

About perfectusvarrus

I am an adventurer. I've been many things in my life; a machinist, a mechanical designer, a training coordinator, a facilities consultant, and a seasonal construction worker. But through it all, I've kept my love of adventure and exploration strong, through rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, exploring, and trying new things. The rush of adventure is intoxicating, and the thrill of discovery and exploring is unbeatable.

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