Of course no one was allowed to attend the ceremony but he did send pictures! 💙💙 Very happy to have gotten the text from him with the pictures! 💖
|Jacob is the tall, good looking one.|
|He sent some of these pics later, but they were small and blowing up makes them|
blurry but still better than nothing. :)
|This is the picture we've been waiting for! They're all|
together again! Allissa, Jacob, Lori and Russell..
Now they have a few days together after 7 LONG months! If you remember after Boot Camp we saw him for about 30 minutes as he went from the flight from Chicago to the bus to take him to Pensacola Naval Air Station. That visit was constantly moving as he had to get to the bus. I know they will enjoy their time in Florida and then he'll be home for a bit before he heads off to Italy.
|Love this pic of the 2 of them. They got to Pensacola Wednesday evening and were|
enjoying themselves for a day or two before seeing Jacob!
Really still gets to my heart thinking we have 2 grandsons in the Military. So very proud of them both making the decision to serve our country in these crazy times.💙💙
Now, back to what's been happening here.
Tuesday morning we had an appointment at Custom Trucks to get some side steps put on the new Tundra. I followed Ken in my car as it was going to take a few hours so no point in sitting inside or waiting outside. Turns out they only got 1 set of the steps in so it would only be about an hour. We went to Betsy's Big Kitchen and had a filling breakfast. After killing some time I dropped Ken off back at Custom Trucks.
I headed down the hill to pick up grandson, Aaron. He is with us until his parents come back from Pensacola. Mason wanted to come this time too, but because I couldn't take him back on Friday it didn't happen this time. :( Hopefully soon! Had a nice visit with Russell and saw how the remodel on their bathroom is coming along. Looking really sharp!
Aaron's sophomore year began on Wednesday with the online distance learning. Don't get me started on that one. From 0800 to 1330 other than lunch and a break between classes he's stuck in front of the lap top. When the laughing begins I know he's done with school for the day. He actually seems to be doing ok with it as two of his classes are Football (he's on the team) and then he has PE. He is a good student, so he'll do just fine.
|Aaron's first day of his Sophomore year. Barefoot and casual :)|
|His school room for the week or so..|
|He's so good he can be online with his teacher, play video games, and text on his phone at the same time!|
Just kidding! He was on break at this point! LOL.
Ken took the Can Am to Reno and dropped it off at the dealer. Hopefully we'll hear something soon.
|Another bare foot 1st day of school. Great nephew Owen. These little ones I really feel bad|
for! This should be a really exciting day in his and his parents life. Instead, he gets online
with his teacher 😠😞
During his morning time I followed Ken and the toy hauler out to Johnny's property in Silver Springs. The race was on for Friday! Ken came back with me so he could get the 73 Dodge. He takes that every year so on Friday morning it can be loaded with food, ez ups, ice chests etc.
He left about 1500 and went to the property where he was going to spend 2 nights. The gang was out on a 270 mile ride and got back near to dark.
|I stole this from FB the other day. You can always tell when Russell's on vacation!|
He works for the Sheriff's Department and that facial hair is not allowed! Derek and
Teresa, his new hat! 😃
Our neighbor, Stacey came over late in the day so we sat outside and had Happy Hour together.
This morning I was awake about 0330. Finally, about 0400 I put the coffee on and did a little visiting with our blogging friends. I left here about 0545 and headed out to Silver Springs to see our friends. I had told Aaron he needed to wake himself up this am as I'd be back about 1000. I called him at 0745 and he was awake (I just had to make sure :) It was a great visit with friends we don't see too often. Johnny made delicious croissant sandwiches for everyone. I brought stuff for mimosas (our yearly contribution) us three girls had one and it was delicious.
|Ken sent a few pictures from their spot waiting for vehicles to come through racing.|
Best In the Desert, Vegas to Reno. I was there last year and so much fun!
After breakfast they loaded up, hugs all around and then I was the first to leave. It's less than 30 minutes from home. Aaron was "in class" so i made his sandwiches and then texted him to let him know his brunch was done when he was available.
Made some macaroni salad for tomorrow because you know there will be "Papa Burgers".
Adam called the other day and he and his sweetie, Erin are coming for the night tomorrow. They are on their way to Yellowstone, so he and she wanted to stop here. We're a little out of the way, but he doesn't care. 💙😁 We'll see them around 1300 or so.
Well, that's about it I think. Ken's got my camera so hopefully we'll have some pictures for the next blog of some of the killer stuff that races this race! Have a great evening. Thinking it's about Happy Hour time somewhere!