Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Home for a visit

Today I will be going home to visit, and to work my required shifts at HCH. I'm excited to go home and see everyone again. I worked 4 shifts in a row, and I'm pretty tired, but the excitement of going home will keep me awake while I drive to the airport!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ricky has his surgery

One of the problems about being away from home is not being able to be with family during stressful times. My brother Ricky had gastric bypass surgery today, and although I know he will be fine without me there, I would still like to be there to support him.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Road Trip to Lake Tahoe

I got to show the girls a part of the area where I have been living, we took a road trip to Lake Tahoe after visiting San Francisco. There we got to go to a concert of Flogging Molly, then hit the casino and threw our money away on the slot machines. We had fun, but were pretty tired by the time we arrived home. The next day, I drove them to the airport. It was a good visit.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My girls are coming for a visit!

I'm so excited! Anna and Christina are coming for a visit. They will arive today in San Francisco, Rosana will drive them to the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, where they will join a tour group, while I get a couple of hours sleep after working the night shift. After some sleep, I drove to San Bruno, where I met with Rosana, then we went to pick up the girls and went to have dinner. It was nice to see family again!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lake of the Pines

Today I went to a party to celebrate one of my co-workers recent marriage. Hannah lives in an area called Lake of the Pines, and had an informal post wedding celebration. It was nice to have a social event outside of work. The area was beautiful and the sky was clear of all the smoke that had plagued the area for weeks. I finally met my fellow traveler Wendy there. We had not worked together yet, so it was nice to finally meet her. I had a really good time.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I have a visitor!!!

Rosana came by to visit for a few days. It's nice to have someone to talk to at home. We mostly stayed home, although one day we did take a drive out to Truckee. I enjoyed getting to know this little town, we were in the Downtown area, where there are some cute little shops. We had lunch there and later enjoyed some Ice Cream. It was a good day.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bob's Birthday

Today is Bob's birthday, and the kid's had a party for him at Bobby's house. I wish I could join them. I talked to them before heading off to work, and they all seemed to have a good time, but just as I'm missing them, they are missing me too. I assure them I'll be home soon.

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

I'm homesick, wish I could be at home to celebrate the holiday with my family, I could kill for a barbequed meal right now!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wild Fires

The California Wild Fires are taking a toll on everyone. The sky is so smokey, people are advised to stay indoors. This picture is of the sun taken from my apartment