I’m home again, recuperating after a long trip from Sweden of 28 hours! We –my brother-in-law Ola and I– had to leave Vaggeryd at 2:00 AM to make it to Gothenburg, Landvetter, to check in on Air Berlin. I had an extra bag with me, returning with my birthday present, the knot rug.
A girl with hair colored as Pippi Longstocking, even redder, checked me in. She must have sensed that I had something special in my luggage, so there was no extra charge of $100. A very sweet and helpful Swedish girl wheeled me to the Gate, and then it was just to wait!
It’s wonderful that you can get assistance on the flights. The downside is that you don’t get to stroll in the airports. For me the fun of walking the airports is something in the past. Now you just sit, hour after hour. It’s good to have a book or the computer to work on.
The change of planes in Berlin was something else. They sill don’t have the modern commodities of the “tunnels” from the aircraft to the terminal. They were “busing” us, taking us the “scenic route” as the man I sat by in the plane said. My carry-on was taken away from me; it was too heavy. I forgot to take out my medication so that screwed me up some. I’m recuperating, as I said in the beginning.
A friend asked if I had met all the friends I had hoped to see. The answer is “no” to that. When you don’t have a car to drive and have difficulty with mobility, you have to be thankful for whatever friends you can meet. I wrote down some statistics, kind of amazing.
- 41 family members were at Dad’s birthday party
- 20 friends I met during my stay
- 15 other people, some new friends I made
Not such a bad number, is it?
Visited 8 homes
Highlight? The visit of our friend Marco from Peru.
In Spanish there is an expressions about “finishing with a gold pin.” Let me finish my stories from my trip to Sweden with a “golden pin” — some pictures from a sunrise in the sky as we were flying south.
That was my early morning experience of watching the sun rise above the clouds. Now I’m back on earth, tackling the everyday chores. Wouldn’t it be nice to snuggle up in those clouds?
Today I cut down the dried up marigolds from the summer. Guess how many seeds resulted from the 7 plants I planted in spring? Next time I’ll reveal the results.
See you soon!