Sunday, October 21, 2007

Have you missed me?

I'm sitting on the balcony of our condo on our last morning in Branson.  It's pitch-dark outside, but I turned a light on, so I can see the keyboard of my laptop.  We rented this place at the last minute, and the owner told us there was no Internet here.  I'm glad I brought the laptop, because the oldest granddaughter and I have been able to get enough signal from somebody's unsecured router to get on the Internet most of the time... if we were careful where we positioned ourselves.

Not that we've had a lot of time to spend surfing, because we've been a busy crew.

Yesterday we spent a short time touching bases with my long-time Internet friend, Lona, who's also in Branson this weekend.  She's had a lot of serious health issues in the past year or so, and it was good to see her looking and feeling so well; I enjoyed meeting her granddaughter (who was her angel during her recovery time) and her great-granddaughter, who's the same age as our Natalie.  Lona mentioned my calf, Meatloaf, and how attached she's gotten to him.  Others of you have said much the same thing.  So I promised her that when the time comes to butcher him, I shall remain silent about it.  He'll just fade off into the sunset.  All I can tell you is, don't ask, and I won't tell.  He'll disappear shortly after Secret has a calf.

We've had a blast here, and I have pictures to prove it, which I'll share when I get home.  We are to be out of this condo by 10 A.M., so I'll be waking everyone by 8 o'clock and we'll get on the road.



12 comments:

marainey1 said...

I'll be looking forward to those pictures of your trip.  I was wondering why you had not made entries the past few days,  I forgot you were going away. So, yes, you were missed.  Glad you are having such a great time.  'On Ya' - ma

magran42 said...

It's best we don't know about Meatloaf's demise.  Can't wait for the pics of the trip!

madcobug said...

Ys, I missed you. Have a safe trip home. Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Helen

bookncoffee said...

Just the mention of Meatloaf makes me hungry...LOL...even if it's just a calf's name.  Still makes me hungry.  I'll have to put that on the grocery list. YUM.

Hope you all have had a good trip and it's ALWAYS nice to have internet access.  

Sonya

sugarsweet056 said...

Have fun! Will be waiting to see pics. :)
Sugar

gen0507 said...

I'm glad that you have had a great time.  Looking forward to the pics.  I dread not seeing Meatloaf too.  I don't want to know either.

Hollie

csandhollow said...

Have a great time! Meatloaf will taste good!

ryanagi said...

Come to think of it...yes!  It has been rather quiet around here. ;-)

jctopaz55 said...

I have sure missed you too. I cant wait to see your pictures !!Sounds like you all have had a great time. Great that you got to see Lona and meet  her Grandchildren. I am one that doesnt need to know when Meatloaf leaves. I like him and everything is just a pet to me. I would never make a very good farmer except to grow the vegetables. lol lol Take care .

Jctopaz55

helmswondermom said...

Glad to hear you're having a great time in Branson.  Have a safe trip home.
Lori

fowfies said...

Yes, I sure did miss you, but glad you are having a good time. :) See you when you get back!

suzypwr said...

I look forward to the day that we can just get free signals any place at all. Won't that be nice? Glad you had a great trip!

xoxo