Thursday, May 27, 2010

100 Miles West of Asheville

My parents are coming!

Lou suggested that it might be a good idea to ask them to come here for the first round of Doxorubicin chemo, which starts next Wednesday. I had to think about it for awhile. Do I want to barf on my parents?  But they loved the idea and offered to drive here lickety split. After thinking about it, I realized that having them here will make everything so much easier -- and if ya can't barf on your parents, then who can ya barf on?

(Subsequent research has indicated that there might not be any barfing at all.)

Patsy and Omer left the Phoenix Arizona area on Monday morning and have driven like maniacs to get here.  We didn't expect them till Saturday, but it looks as though they will arrive this evening, or sooner.  We thought that they would take their time, visit some landmarks, sleep late in some motels... but no.

This morning, they said they were 100 miles west of Asheville.

Just a minute ago, Patsy called to update their status: they are now in the same time zone as I am.

  • On Monday night, they slept in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.
  • On Tuesday night, they slept in Van Buren, Arkansas.
  • One Wednesday night, they slept in Harriman, Tennessee.
  • Tonight, they will sleep in Raleigh, North Carolina!

The only sad news is that the ironing board had a bad hinge, and so they are not bringing it to me.  This morning I ironed a little and reassured my current ironing board that she would not be supplanted by some newcomer.


Karen said...

They are here, safe and sound! They got to the house at 3:00PM. They are parked on the street and we just hope that the new car does not get dinged by golf balls.

Patsy is going to call Beau now.

I'd say "let ther fun begin" but now Lou and I have to get back to work for a couple of hours ;^)

Anonymous said...

glad to hear of their safe arrival and that you are in good hands and Lou can get some help too...:) of course while you are at work for a couple of hours Om will build an addition, soup up the electricity and keep the plantings in order, Pat will have coffee and a nice meal all set...any way ...all of you take care and good luck on the next phase...Love, Mrs. S. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Welcome to NC, Patsy & Omer!! There is one change in plans, however, THERE WILL BE NO BARFING. Karen, I know you can keep that PMA strong enough(along with enough drugs) to keep the nausea away. As always, keeping you and your entire family in my T's & P's. Love ya