Thursday, November 24, 2011
Catching Up to Thanksgiving
Our drive from San Miguel to Laredo was uneventful except after going though a check point where they had a gamma ray machine thing scanning the cars, we drove through and I was back up to about 70-75 miles an hour when I looked in the rear view mirror and a black military jeep with lights flashing was on my tail. I slowed down and they pulled up beside me and motioned me over. There were four Federales in full battle gear, armor, helmets, guns. One of them spoke a bit of English. While three of them were pounding on the tires and sides of the car, he wanted to see the car permit and my driver's license. He said something about the tires were high ???? don't know what that meant or if the gamma ray scanner had picked up something. At any rate he checked the VIN number and my Driver's license and gave them back to me and said thank you.
We stopped in Austin and picked Carly up. She was glad to see us and has fallen right back into her routine with us. We were a little worried because while she was with Son #3 and family, she was allowed to do things she isn't allowed to do here......like sleep in the bed with them. But the first night we were home, we were getting ready for bed and told her it was time for her to go to bed. She walked right into her crate and slept all night without a yip, whine, or bark.
We are settled back into the Houston routine. Ned has resumed his chemo treatments and is tolerating them pretty well. Today we will be with Ned's sister and family and Son #2. The table will be loaded with all the traditional Thanksgiving food. We will eat too much. Catch up on our talking. But most of all we will be thankful for being together and for all we have.