To our very great pleasure, we had back to back visits from 2 of our kids. Kevin left Monday morning, April 3, in his truck and 5th wheel heading back to Colorado. Monday evening, our daughter Rebecca flew in to spend the week with us. The Pepper family is in the midst of 2 very big transitions – military to retired military life, and North Carolina to southeastern Arizona residence. Whew!! Rebecca and husband Paul had looked at their calendars and determined that there was one window of opportunity for her to come to Houston for a visit before he left NC ahead of Rebecca and the kids and headed to AZ to start his new job as a civilian contractor at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista AZ. So she booked a flight to arrive on Monday, April 3, with a return to NC on Friday, April 7. We were excited to see her.
Rebecca’s flight arrived about supper time, so we had a quick evening of visiting before bedtime. Tuesday morning, I had a physical therapy appointment in Sugar Land, about 15 miles south-ish of our RV Park. Rebecca went with me, and she worked on her computer class while I was in PT. After I was finished, we found a really neat little eatery where we had lunch and visited – just us girls .
David had his PT in the afternoon, and we also took care of his pre chemo blood test and his weekly PICC line dressing change while at the hospital. Wednesday was David’s chemo, so Rebecca sat on the patio adjacent to the waiting area and worked on her computer class while I went back with David and took care of the icing of his hands, feet, and mouth during the infusion. The rest of Wednesday was quiet, per our routine, and we hung out around the motor home.
Thursday, we enlisted Rebecca’s assistance to do some pruning of tree branches overhanging our motor home. David carries a big lopper in one of the bays, so he pulled it out. Rebecca climbed up onto the roof, Dad tossed her the loppers, and she went to work.
Thank you, Ladybug, for your hard work. We really appreciated it!
On Thursday, we were also able to go for a walk with Rebecca down to the motor home where our buddies Fred and Jeannie lived with their dogs, Irv and Baby. Rebecca was in need of a dog pet fix, and we wanted our friends to meet our daughter. So it was a good match.
Friday came too soon, and Rebecca was packing her things in preparation for her return flight to North Carolina. Saying goodbye is sometimes hard.