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To move heaven and earth...(Cont.)

July 14th, 2009 (02:28 pm)

current location: Sattahip, Thailand
current mood: melancholy
current song: That 70's Show Music

The day I had to fly out of Singapore went by slowly but I used the time to pack. About forty pounds heavier I finally made it off the ship and to the first flight to Narita, Tokyo. Don't really remember much of that flight due to a full night watch. The second flight from Narita was a little interesting because of the little Japanese lady that was sitting next to me. I think I scared her at first because I found out that my pen had busted so I wasn't able to fill out the paper work for going through the airport. I waited an hour before asking if I could borrow her's and was surprised as she immediately stopped using it and tried to give it to me. I'm thinking that she mistook my being peeved at my own pen detonating for just being angry. Cleared that up and after stopping the stewardess a couple times for her after they ignored her when she asked for water I hope she doesn't remember me as the incredible hulk.

Washington had me at forty-two hours with virtually no sleep due to watch and flying freaking me out so much. Finally making it into Montana I kind of stumbled into my family. I knew something was wrong when we didn't go to the hospital. Unfortunately my Grandmother had passed away and the next few days were filled with driving back and forth getting preparations done for the funeral at the end of the week.

Jen was very supportive with me coming home. I was able to meet the new dog and not one but two rabbits. The dog was about six months old Walker Cross and she had received one pet bunny and one feed rabbit. One of the rabbits was pure white and looked like the Cadbury bunny except with a light marking on its back. I joked that it looked like it was working on the transmission of the cars.

The funeral for my Grandmother was packed with my family, Jen's Mother and father and about four hundred people from the town. My grandmother had been a social worker for the town and had touched a lot of people. Afterwards at the reception we had a lot of people share their memories of their time spent with her, it was really touching to hear their stories.


Posted by: Risu (skwerly)
Posted at: July 14th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)

I'm so sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences to you and your family. It's good, at least, that she will be remembered fondly by many people.


Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: July 14th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words. Her work with children, both disabled and regular, made a lot of good memories for the people present at both functions.

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