We arrived back this afternoon with just time enough for me to get my truck and go pick up the dog. The light was really fading by the time I pulled into the apartment complex. The trip went well, lots of traffic but no real traffic jams, and I think we were just lucky to avoid them.
In response to a question why I didn't take my camper, the reason is that 4 of my siblings were there, plus 3 of my kids and their children. I wanted to be with everyone else, and enjoyed the gatherings in the evenings. I would have been out of the loop if I had been in a camper. I also had the electricity I needed and didn't have to deal with a generator, as well as having all the water I wanted. Sometimes the occasion calls for some comfort, and I think a funeral is one of those occasions.
The funeral home and gravesite services were beautiful, but of course the stories told in the evenings were some of the best. We had lots to laugh about, and that is a nice way to celebrate someone's life, in my opinion.
I am glad to be back and look forward to my visits to the eye surgeon and the medical doctor this coming week. I'm feeling worse as the days go by, so I may not post as often during the coming week - only when I have something meaningful to say.