This is just a quick post for now to let you know I actually made it all the way home on Thursday. I'm still recovering from a very complaining back and severe sleep deprivation. Both are improving daily, which is a good thing. We have friends that stopped by for a couple of days as they head to New York to meet their new granddaughter and niece. (Welcome Debbie, Johnny, and David!) I'm glad it worked out that way because I think today would have been hard for me to not have had any friends or family around after having been with family so much in the last 3 weeks. We used to have a huge cookout on the 4th and I'm finding holidays are the hardest time to be in a new place.
I'll catch you up in the next day or two with updates on our family and some of the ponderings I had on the VERY long drive back to Baltimore. I added it up last night and in the last 3 weeks, I drove 3,464 miles - give or take a few. No wonder my back hates me! Well, that along with lifting things too heavy for me.
Anyway, have a very happy 4th of July and take a minute to thank God for the freedom we still have in our country. I'm not sure that will always be the case.