I keep meaning to post an update but every time I do something bad happens...so I kind of got superstitious about it. I swear, I get a phone call this week I may never do this again! Last I heard, all was well. But the summer and fall has been up and down. To recap: In June we scheduled our vacation for the last week of September/first of October to go visit them. Late June, he calls and says they've been saving money and plan to buy a pickup and they're moving back here in October, so don't bother coming out. Through all this he isn't working mostly due to severe colitis...she actually took him to the ER July 4th weekend, due to so much bleeding and pain, where they do a CT scan and find 1/2 inch kidney stone. So colitis aside, that's where most of his pain is coming from. Then he calls and says they got married. Then he has kidney stone removed. I think he's quit worrying about the Colitus though he still needs a colonoscopy to determine what he has going on there. Then in September they announce they're coming for a weekend visit (Saturday to Monday). We go to Jabber's parent's house so we don't have a 2 hour drive to the airport to pick them up on Saturday morning. They're supposed to have a party at his friend's place for them and then they'll go back Monday morning - Jabber takes off work to take them. As we're about tl leave for the airport, we get a call - they missed their flight and are out two weeks of wife's wages. He's in full-on rage. Apparently idiots drove them to the airport, insisting that they didn't need two hours to get through the terminal and security...He still wasn't working and they had NO money. Jabber's parents mailed them their "wedding gift" which was a check and saved the day there. Oh - he'd been lying to me and they have NO money saved to move on. I still don't know why he did that. Son starts working again. No idea where, probably fast food. But work is work. Meanwhile, Jabber and I took our little trailer and went to Kentucky and had a lovely vacation. It was most tranquil. Last I heard things were fine. Nothing more has been said about coming here. I inquired about the weather after seeing what Colorado was dealing with and he says they're staying warm and dry. At least there's no forest fires in Colorado - at the moment, only snow. Life goes on. As for Jabber and me...we're just doing our usual and counting down the days until we can retire and sell our house and just … exist. I can think of nothing better than pulling our little trailer behind us (eventually a bigger one) and not having any agenda for the day. To seek out places that are quiet and still and just BE.