I wish everyday were like today…with lots of people in and out of my house, visiting and having fun.
Eddie Jilka arrived yesterday from Silverton CO a day earlier than expected, but that’s okay. He always comes to see us when he is in Kansas visiting his mother and other relatives. Sometimes he stays overnight, as he did last night, and at times he stays weeks which hasn’t happened for a long time. He lived with us for several summers and ran the swimming pool. This morning we had breakfast at KCs where Ally, Todd and Karen joined us. He would have been disappointed had he not been able to visit with them. As he was nearing his car to return to Salina, I asked if he had everything…his computer, and meds specifically. “Yes, yes, yes”, he said…as if he could forget those things. After he arrived in Salina he realized he didn’t have his computer so he called to say he was heading back to Ellsworth. Alas. He almost counts as two visitors.
Ally was in and out during the time she was mowing my yard and spraying weeds. That’s always very nice. She also made a laundry run for me and hauled my clothes upstairs. I barely get by dragging myself up and down the stairs without the addition of something that needs to be hauled from here to there.
Then, as totally anticipated, Jesse Manning popped in for a couple of hours. It’s always wonderful catching up with him in real person; however, since his parents left Kanopolis that has become more difficult. We stay connected. He’s been a good friend. I was delighted to see him and his new Caddy. It’s an amazing vehicle and he’s an amazing young man.
Drew and dog Sarge passed through this afternoon, returning to Boulder from K.C. To make it easier for all of us to talk with Drew whose time was very limited, his parents brought taco pizza to my house where we partook while quizzing the heck out of him as to what he and his high school buddies did in Kansas over the weekend during Tyler Bailey’s bachelor party. They were sworn to secrecy, he said with a smile. We didn’t expect to learn much, or really want to. We did want to see Drew; he’s always so positive and cheerful. He has a very long drive back to Boulder.
And…to bring a close to the day, Karen misplaced her set of keys. We suspect they are somewhere in Drew’s car heading toward the mountains. Ooops.
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