We got in on Sunday afternoon. I was pretty tired, but wanted to go get the “kidz” from their camp. After depositing the suitcase and getting my family on the road to their own abode, I drove over to get them. Grover wagged his tail for me. That’s it. Esau (Ms. Stinky) just looked at me with contempt. We got home and Esau went to the basement and Grover went to his dining room table den. I am noticing some separation anxiety, but it’s gonna have to wear off. This morning, Grover and I went out to a park and walked. It was warm and humid, but the walk was good and he was exhausted. Then, I came home to cut the lawn. The grass was so high when I got home from Chicago that the house looked abandoned. Anyway, it looks good now. I needed to get it done before the temps rose. We’re looking at 100 this week. Maybe even today. yay. Now, I need to do laundry. I have no clean clothes.
I had a fabulous vacation. We took the train from St. Louis. It was cool and fun and we weren’t driving. When we got on the train conductor told us we were only doing as far as Dwight, IL. Then, we were going to be bussed to Joliet, IL. The train ride was wonderful. The train pulled into Dwight and we waited……….and, waited………..and, waited for the bus. Now, the Amtrak folk only had 5 hours to plan for the buses. If it hadn’t been such an interesting adventure, I would have been furious, but it was an adventure. We finally got on a bus (only 8 out of about 200 were going to Joliet, everyone else was headed to Chicago). The family was separated, but I got to sit next to Peanut. There were young men who had just been released from prison on the bus. There were families. There were elderly and infirm. It was interesting and enjoyable. We had a very enjoyable stay with some friends of my brother and sister-in-law. Lou and Alice are such lovely people. Then on Thursday morning, we took Metra (Chicago Transit Authority) to the city. Metra is an amazing and efficient public transport service. I so wish we could get that going here.
I’ll leave my story here, for now, because I need to leave you with my soundtrack for the day. In honor of Ozfest coming to Chicago next week, I think. Here is Black Sabbath from 1970.
Have a great Monday, all!!!!!!!!!